Courtesy of The Brick Show, we finally have our very first look at the upcoming LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 characters and box! Series 17, which has a release date of 1 May 2017 sees a return to the regular numbered series and features a colourful cast of awesome new minifigs.
Update: If you’d like to see more, check out my review of LEGO Minifigures Series 17!
Series 17 goes on sale worldwide on 1 May 2017, and will be available at most toy stores that stock LEGO. You can also buy them on LEGO.com via these links below. The price of each Series 17 blind bag has stayed the same as the LEGO Batman Movie series.
- 71018 LEGO Minifigures Series 17 [US] – US$3.99
- 71018 LEGO Minifigures Series 17 [US] – US$3.99 (Amazon)
- 71018 LEGO Minifigures Series 17 [UK] – GBP£2.99
- 71018 LEGO Minifigures Series 17 [AUS] – AU$5.99
- 71018 LEGO Minifigures Series 17 [CAN] – CAD$4.99
We’re back to the usual 16 characters to collect and Series 17 certainly looks like LEGO will have another smash hit on their hands. The one thing that me (and everyone else) is trying to figure out is the mystery minifigure in the top right corner of the character lineup.
He/she is blacked out and is the very same one that was teased in the LEGO Batman Movie Series manual. I really have no idea what this could mean – I doubt it’ll be another Mister Gold-type ultra-rare minifigure situation given, so my best, most educated guess I can give is that it’ll be a tie-in to some other property – possibly Pirates of the Caribbean?
Another guess is that it could be a regional minifigure exclusive (please LEGO, don’t do this) – it currently looks like a Highwayman or some sort of Bandit which is a rather American thing.
I don’t know, we’ll just have to wait and find out more when LEGO releases more information.
We also don’t have official names yet, so I’m gonna make them up:
- Pro Surfer
- Pastry Chef
- Diner Waiter
- Elvish Warrior
- Macho Man
- Dodgy Businessman
- Parisian Man
- Fairy Girl
- Yet another Gladiator
- Corn Suit Guy
- Retro Spaceman
- Jazzercise Fan
- Dwarven Warrior
- Rocket Boy
I’m unbelievably hyped for this Series. Corn Suit Guy will be the obvious star of the set (with his impressive moustache), but I’m actually leaning towards Rocket Boy – his suit and the crudely drawn Classic Space flag is just so endearing.
Other characters that strike my fancy are the Parisian Man with his adorable French Bulldog, the Pastry Chef with the whisk and pie, the female Elvish Warrior, the Retro Spaceman with his awesome laser gun, and the Jazzercise girl.
LEGO Minifigures Series 17 is due out on 1 May worldwide, and I for one cannot wait for this series! I’m not that big a fan of the licensed Series and the core numbered Series have always been my first love.
So yeah, what do you think of the minifigures from Series 17! Let me know in the comments as well as your guesses on what the mystery minifigure will be!