The Lego Mini Figure Collection has been a great series for collectors; some of the characters are completely unique while others are closely associated with other Lego themes. They are sold in a blind-pack format so you have no idea what you are getting until you open it. Earlier sets had a small code on them that was cracked by several websites. Lego changed the packaging format several times and altered the bar code to prevent cherry picking. The average selling price per pack is $2.99 however you can find them for less if you are willing to shop around. The sixth series is still considered ‘new’ since it was released this year; price drops usually happen when two more series are added to the theme.
Classic Alien: If you are a fan of any of the space themed Lego series then you are going to like the design of this figure. The pale skin and space gun are just a couple of perks to it and it can be added to just about any theme as an extra alien or as a rogue scout. The non-typical head and the shape of the eyes give it a true alien them but those two aspects help give it an older sci-fi appeal.
Sleepyhead: This was one of my favorites from the series because of the small bear that comes with it. This is a great accessory piece that has tons of uses. It is a plastic piece, it is not a furry plushie. He has a dual sided face peg so you display him with one of two facial expressions. As an added perk, the bear is flat-bottom so you can stand him up or have him clipped in to the mini figure hand.
Lady Liberty: No Lego collector is going to want to miss out on getting this beautifully done figure. The stenciled on the torso carries over to the block-bottom base piece and the crown accent on her head is simply amazing. The coloring is perfect and the accents used on her face completely compliment her. She comes packaged with a tablet element and a torch.
Clockwork Robot: When I heard that there was going to be a wind-up styled robot in the series I had high hopes that it would be something that I would want to get multiples of to use in space themed scenes. This one is a little too commercial looking for my taste but there are a lot of people that like the look of it. The block head is a nice touch and gives it a unique appearance.
Mechanic: Looking to add to your Lego Speed Racer theme but not sure where to look? This figure is a nicely done grease monkey right down to the uniform, hair piece and oil smudges on his face. The wrench is a little out of scale but the red toolbox is a nice find. You do have to be close up on it to see the rest of the oil and grease marks on him but they do give him a nice look. You can swap the face peg and hair piece to convert this to a female figure.
Minotaur: Just when you think that the designers can’t come up with something new, they throw something like the Minotaur at you. Done in a nice chocolate brown, the head piece is something that you simply have to see in person to be able to appreciate. No matter which angle you see this from, it is amazing. I am not too impressed with the hatchet that comes with it but the character more than makes up for it.
Leprechaun: Lego has finally managed to capture a leprechaun! This one has smaller than normal legs so it stands out from the others because of its short stature. The torso detailing is nice and the overall green used along with the small shamrock on the torso make this a great figure for St. Patrick’s Day or whenever you need a little extra luck.
Genie: One of the most stunning figures in the sixth series, the genie is simply jaw-dropping for so many reasons. The color used for the body is perfect and works flawlessly with the purple turban but it’s the gold accents on the hand piece, waist and the genie lamp that make this an astounding figure. While there aren’t many uses for it with the scenes I am currently working in, I am hoping to get three or four more of these when I do a case purchase. The lamp could have used a little detailing but I’m willing to overlook it because of the genie design.
Roman Soldier: There have been a couple of Roman themed characters in other installments of the series so this was not a big shock to see in the sixth wave. The shield and the pike are impressive pieces and they make it a little easier to ‘feel out’ the bags to see which character you are getting. This would make for a nice figure to get multiples of it you are working a Roman scene and need more guards.
Surgeon: Lego Hospital lovers rejoice, this surgeon can easily be converted to a nurse or another member of hospital staff by changing the face peg. The syringe is a little oversized and out of scale but the x-ray element tile is a nice find. I have yet to see these surface on reseller websites but when they do I intend on getting a ton of theme. Great color and the hair covering piece is unique.
Skater Girl: This was one of the most in-demand characters when the series was released. The colors use for her clothing, right down to the smiling skeleton on her torso, combined with the striped sleeves and cool girlie skateboard made this a hot item. I have only been able to get two of them so far but I am hoping that when they hit the close-out sale section for two dollars and I get a case I will be able to get a couple more of them.
Intergalactic Girl: Chicks in space, it’s no longer a dream. Even though she is clad in a lot of pink, you are not going to want to mess with her. She is armed with a monster sized ray gun and a pink helmet with accented colored visor. She has a modified Lego Space logo on her torso but it isn’t something that is going to prevent you from using the character with other Space themes. I’m still not sure about the lipstick, I think she would have looked better with frosted pink.
Butcher: One of the cooler non-typical characters in the series, he makes a great addition to any Lego City scene but he is completely ready for a zombie apocalypse thanks to the meat cleaver. The Flintstone sized piece of meat is also a rare find, a little too large to use with some of the Lego City grills but a great accessory to use with the zombie character that was released with the first series of the Lego Mini Figure Collection (Lego 8683). That figure came with a chicken / turkey leg so this piece looks a little better with the undead figure.
Flamenco Dancer: Another great looking female character in the series, her block base bottom gives her a lot of stability and allows for the pattern to appear as seamless. She has a nice face peg and even though she is done in classic yellow it doesn’t clash with the red of her beautifully accented dress. The fan is a really nice accessory piece too, tons of uses for it with other figures.
Highland Battler: A very nicely done warrior that comes with a shield and sword; he is done in classic yellow but that isn’t a problem. He has a typical peg head with nice facial detailing and the stenciled imagery on the torso and legs give him great look. The design on the shield is basic but the brown color of it matches up to the brown on this clothing.
Bandit: Wild West lovers are going to want to get multiples of the Bandit for a couple of reasons. The weapons, bandana and hat are great accessories but it’s the body stenciling that really makes him look sweet in a scene. Some people have said that they’ve gotten two pistols; others have said that they only got one. My packs contained two each but if you are running short on them you can purchase them from resellers for about .25 cents.