Thanks to Robert8 on Eurobricks, we now have a much better look at the upcoming LEGO Minifigures Series 17. Series 17 takes us back to the classic configuration of 16 unique characters to collect!
We also have the official names of the characters:
Update: Thanks to Brickset, we now have the box breakdown of LEGO Minifigures Series 17! The distribution ratio is pretty decent, with the expected 3 complete sets per box.
- Secret Character (Highwayman) x 5
- Corn Cob Guy x 5
- Circus Strong Man x 5
- Hot Dog Man x 4
- Retro Spaceman x 4
- Roman Gladiator x 4
- Connoisseur x 4
- Yuppie x 4
- Battle Dwarf x 4
- Elf Girl x 3
- Butterfly Girl x 3
- Veterinarian x 3
- Dance Instructor x 3
- Gourmet Chef x 3
- Rocket Boy x 3
- Professional Surfer x 3
The ratio of minifigures are great, and fans of Costumed Minifigures will no doubt be very happy with the 5 Corn Cob Guys per box. I can definitely see Rocket Boy and Butterfly Girl as well Corn Cob Guy being the most coveted minifigures of the series!
Curiously enough, LEGO are still keeping the identity of one of the characters, who many speculate to be a Highwayman a secret! It’s certainly an interesting strategy by LEGO, but if you look at the silhouette above, it’s quite clear that he comes with a tricorn hat, a cape and two flintlock pistols. Or it could be a she!
The photos above also give us a bit of a better view of the accessories included. Kinda disappointing that the Gladiator (who is based on a Retarius) doesn’t come with a net.
You can also see a lot more printing detail such as the Sausage Man’s (weird name) printed legs, and a closer look at the accessories such as his tray, as well as Rocket Boy’s uber cool Rocket Suit.
LEGO Minifigures Series 17 is set for 1 May 2017 release date. I absolutely cannot wait for this Series as it looks to be yet another solid addition to the LEGO Minifigures theme, if not the best one yet.
Can’t wait to get my hands on these! I hope you guys are as excited for them as I am!