Where plenty of those minifigures in sets lack arm and leg printing, or settle for existing moulds, The Scarlet Witch, Captain America, Sylvie and company are decked out head to toe in detailed prints, dual-moulded components and brand new elements.
According to the LEGO
Buy atBuy atBuy at Group’s Head of Model Governance Astrid Graabæk, that’s because the company considers its Collectible Minifigures to essentially be tiny works of art
. They’re not part of an impressive and large model – they’re on their own. So we put a lot of focus on giving them this exclusive and unique appeal.”
In other words: there’s more to a boxed LEGO set than just its minifigures, but the bags are literally all about the minifigure inside, so the characters receive 100% of the team’s attention. Makes sense to us – and also explains why 71031 Marvel Studios
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