If the weird and wonderful tie-in sets for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part were not quite enough for fans, then the LEGO Group is also releasing a wave of twenty Collectible Minifigures on February 1. The first LEGO Movie had its own very popular Collectible Minifigure series, but those characters pale in comparison to the even stranger and more varied bunch included this rime around. Brick Fanatics is picking out the ten most awesomely insane of these new designs…
Crayon Girl encapsulates artistic expression and imaginative creativity. Crayons are most children’s introduction to drawing and colouring, perfectly captured by the self-portrait tile the minifigure is holding. The crayon-suit itself looks just like the real thing, and Crayon Girl could easily second as a mascot for Crayola.
The Wizard of Oz is such a classic film that is adored by many fans, so to see most of the characters make to minifigures status is wonderful. The Tin Man’s unique head-piece expertly re-creates his funnel top head, whilst his brand-new “heart” just adds extra authenticity.
It turns out Emmet and Vitruvius were right – Lucy was a DJ under the pseudonym Wyldstyle. The bright neon colours and disco vibes of her outfit certainly look like a flashback to the 1970s, plus does her record mean that Lucy originally performed “Everything is Awesome”?
What minifigure series would be complete without an animal suit guy or gal? Giraffe Guy is definitely one of the best, and would look at home (literally) in any zoo build. There is amazing anatomical accuracy in the headpiece, including even the ossicones – which most people would probably just refer to as “horns”.
Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield
Introduced as Emmet’s crazy cat-lady neighbour, Sherry has clearly adapted to Apocalypseburg life quite well. She is simply suited up in super detailed cat-armour and become the spiritual grandmother of Catwoman. Scarfield’s new mould with a Mohican and studded collar is a must-have – even if it has no other use than looking cool.
It is possible that Lucy may have been part of a band, with two more musicians included in the line-up. Kitty Pop comes with a newly moulded electric guitar that looks absolutely amazing, and her entire outfit has cute cat motifs – like the subtle printing of pink leopard spots.
Fruit is a very popular suit for minifigures (maybe a secret message from the LEGO Group about healthy eating), although Banana Man can step aside as Watermelon Dude is so much cooler. He is actually one of the simpler characters in the range but benefits from less printing and more focus on his ostentatious headpiece.
Dorothy is probably the best of The Wizard of Oz minifigures, with her sparkling ruby shoes, unique pigtail hair-piece, chequered-pinafore and the miniature version of Toto is just the icing on an already wonderful cake. Expect to see plenty of yellow-brick-road inspired builds in the near future…
Post-apocalyptic Abraham Lincoln – who would have thought those words would ever combine? The minifigure skulls printed on his suit look very menacing, and the goggles-plus-hat combination just screams steampunk. It is clear that the character has undergone quite a big personality change since The LEGO Movie.
If this character doesn’t have you singing “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow, then nothing else will. Lula would be a perfect addition to any Hawaiian beach party build, whilst her unique whipped-up hairdo is strangely reminiscent of a Twister ice lolly.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Collectible Minifigure Series has something for everyone, and is one of those series where every minifigure is appealing – but for those narrowing it down, the ten above are the must-haves. All of those new parts should make it a little easier for fans to feel for each character once they hit shelves on February 1.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will be released on February 8, 2019.
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