I hope you’re excited to start 2023 with a brand new LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series with plenty of fun characters to collect!
LEGO Minifigures Series 24 will release on 1 January (February in ANZ), and will feature 12 new characters to collect in LEGO’s long-running series!
Core numbered LEGO Minifigures Series have always been my favourites, and this series has plenty of nostalgia and nods to historic themes which I’m a sucker for.
Special thanks to The LEGO Group for sending these minifigures for review.
Here’s a look at the Series 24 blind bags, which have a “random” minifigure inside. The colour scheme for Series 24 is magenta, which is really vibrant and has never been used before!
Each LEGO Minifigures Series 24 will come in individual (feelable) blind bags, and will be priced at US$4.99 / AU$5.99 / £3.49 / €3.99 / CAD$5.99, and will be available from LEGO.com or most toy retailers.
There are also 6-pack boxes that are available from or LEGO.com (backordered)
LEGO Series 24 Minifigures Box Order and Distribution
The good news is that there are 3 complete sets in each box of Series 24 Minifigures – which is quite typical with the modern era of the 12-character sets. No chase or rare minifigures, and great news if you plan to buy a sealed box, and split the contents with 2 other friends.
For those wondering, here’s the layout and order of my full box that I opened.
Do note that boxes can and may vary, so be sure to feel and confirm for the ones you want, especially as sometimes positions may change in transit etc.
Here’s a look at the character checklist and leaflet, and instructions on the reverse side.
Here’s the complete list of characters, along with their official names.
- Football Referee
- Robot Warrior
- Brown Astronaut and Spacebaby
- Carrot Mascot
- T-Rex Costume Fan
- Rococo Aristocrat
- Rockin’ Horse Rider
- Newspaper Kid
If you click the name of each minifigure, you’ll instantly jump to the corresponding minifigure review! For the “feelers out there”, my reviews also contain a “How To Find One” section with actual tips on how you can best identify the minifigs in their blind bags.
If you’re new to my LEGO Minifigure reviews, I use a 5-point scale review scale to rate each minifig. Here’s what the numbers mean!
5/5 – I love it
4/5 – I really like it
3/5 – I like it
2/5 – I don’t like it
1/5 – I didn’t really like it
0/5 – I hate it
Unfortunately, I took photos of this series while away on holiday, so I don’t have access to my other minifigures for comparison shots, which I hope to add when I get back in late December!
Now all that’s done, let’s jump straight into the LEGO Minifigures Series 24 review!
1. Football Referee
The world is currently football crazy thanks to the just-concluded World Cup, and we kick off LEGO Minifigures Series 24 with a female Football Referee minifigure. LEGO seem to be courting football fans hard, first with a series of Football Stadiums, and recently the Table Football set, so including a referee is a nice complement to all the other football players.
The referee is dressed in a neon yellow jersey, and comes with a football which has the iconic Adidas Telstar-inspired design. She has some nice prints on her torso including a whistle and a pen to jot down the names of players she’s booked.
She comes with a red and yellow card, which are just simple 1×2 tiles. Here, you can also see her side leg printing and a smartwatch on her right wrist.
Here’s the back print, and on her other arm, another smart watch with the match time. Really love her new wig, which has her hair tied in a knot, with some very detailed texture.
The appeal of the Football Referee will largely depend on whether you like football/soccer, but having a female in this role is pretty neat, and should be quite timely given that the Women’s World Cup is next year. LEGO previously supported the female European championship, so maybe they have some other plans for the Female World Cup.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
How to find one: Try feeling for the football (soccer) ball, which is perfectly round!
2. Robot Warrior
Next up, we have the Robot Warrior minifigure, whose sand green colour seems very inspired by the Zaku from Gundam. It has a very anime/mecha inspired design, and I like the bright poppy colours used – the pinks and lime green contrast quite nicely against the sand green.
The Robot Warrior has an absolutely massive blaster, and I love the use of roller skates to give it a unique look. Interestingly, we also get printed tiles for the blaster rifle’s decorations.
Here you can also see the Robot Warrior’s head beneath its helmet, and plenty of arm and side leg printing which I always like to see.
Here’s a look at the back print.
The helmet is really cool, and is a brand new mould, with plenty of cool wings and spokes. A really cool feature is that there’s an exhaust vent at the back! You can almost detach the Robot Warrior’s head and helmet, and it kinda functions as a plane or jet.
We’ve gotten quite a few mecha inspired minifigures, and this is a really fresh new addition with one of the most interesting helmets I’ve seen in a while. I didn’t quite rate it when I first saw photos, but now that I’ve had it in hand, the Robot Warrior has grown on me quite a bit.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
How to find one: Try feeling for the Robot Warrior’s helmet, which has sharp spokes pointing outwards. You can also feel for the 1×1 flat tiles to confirm.
3. Brown Astronaut and Space Baby
What an incredible time we live in where LEGO sees fit to debut a brand new Classic Space Astronaut colour in a Collectible Minifigure Series AND include a Spacebaby as well.
Classic Space fans can now welcome Brown into the rainbow spectrum of official Classic Space colours, and I really appreciate that this is a no frills Classic Space Astronaut. No need to mash minifigure parts from different sets – this is a straight brown colour, gleaming moon, airtanks and all.
That said, the new Classic Spac colour variant is outclassed by this adorable Spacebaby, AKA Baby Benny. It’s just the cutest thing ever!
Baby Benny builds upon the LEGO Minifigure baby as a base, but I was totally surprised to discover that it also has airtanks! How adorable is that??
I also was surprised that it wasn’t one singular mould, and that LEGO fused a Classic Space helmet and airtanks on the baby’s head.
Prepare to fall in love with Baby Benny!
It’s also super cute that the Brown Astronaut comes with a Space Baby monitor. It has a printed 2×1 tile where you can see the Spacebaby sleeping, alongside Classic Space design buttons.
Brown is definitely an interesting colour choice for a new Classic Space colour, and it seems like maybe Brown Astronauts are in charge of nannying or babysitting? It’s much better than sanitation!
How mesmerising! A new Classic Space Astronaut colour is grounds for a 5/5, but the addition of Baby Benny just sends this one straight into the stratosphere. Expect this minifigure to be one of the most sought-after in Series 24.
How to find one: Try feeling for the Astronaut’s airtanks, which have the neck ring that juts out. You can also try feeling for the round helmet, as there aren’t any other conventional-shaped helmets in this series.
Minifig Rating: 6/5
4. Carrot Mascot
It seems crazy that it’s taken LEGO this long to give us a Carrot Costume minifigure but here we finally are. For fans of costumed minifigures, the Carrot Mascot is great, and is yet another veggie-themed costume to add to your collection.
He come with a printed Farmer’s Market sign which is cute, but the main draw is undoubtedly the Carrot Costume.
The Carrot Costume is made out of an interesting blend of materials – I was very surprised to discover that the leaves are made out of softer, flexible plastic, which is fused into the hard material for the carrot.
Here’s a look at the Carrot Mascot’s torso printing, as well as dual-sided head. Great news for gingers and those with red hair looking for minifigures that match their appearance.
Oh, and he also comes with an orange wig which is a nice bonus, if you don’t want to display him with the Carrot Costume.
Great to see the collection of Fruit and Vegetable-themed Costumes expand further. We definitely need grapes, broccoli or a potato next!
How to find one: Feel for the Carrot Costume, which is large and rigid, with flexible bendy leaves attached to the top.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Fans of Vintage and Classic Castle fanctions are in for a treat with Series 24’s Falconer, which features yet another (and very welcome) Black Falcon character.
The Falconer sports a brand new torso with the Black Falcon coat of arms, and also some really nice detailed leg printing. She come with a dark tan bow, and most interestingly, an actual Black Falcon!
I was very surprised to discover that the Falcon is made out of rigid plastic. When I first saw photos, I was totally expecting the softer rubbery material like those used for LEGO Seagulls, but nope – this is a proper moulded element!
Here’s a look at the new-ish designed fabric cape, which drapes across the minifigure shoulders so much better.
And here’s a look at the Falconer’s back printing and alternate face.
It goes without saying, if you’re a fan of the Black Falcons faction (why wouldn’t you be), you’re definitely going to want to hunt down a few Falconers to add to your Black Falcon army.
Superb minifigure, and love the brand new Falcon animal introduced here. I hope it’s not the last we see of this Falcon!
How to find one: Feel for the Falcon, which has large flat, outstretched wings, and a singular stud protruding from the body that act as its legs. Alternatively, try feeling for the Falconer’s hair, which has a unique long shape.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
6. T-Rex Costume Fan
In a first, LEGO Minifigures Series 24 doesn’t include an animal costumed minifigure BUT introduces the first (I hope of many) Dinosaur Costumes! We start off with the T-Rex Costume Fan, who is dressed as a LEGO Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The design is really cool, and I like the subtle printing on his torso and legs.
The T-Rex helmet accurately mimics the LEGO T-Rex for that added touch of realism.
Here’s a comparison wit h a full-sized LEGO T-Rex.
The minifigure also comes with a printed tail, which is really nice how well-aligned the printing is with the stripes on the body, extending naturally to the tail. In fact, you should get an extra tail as well which is a nice bonus.
Unfortunately, the T-Rex Costume fan doesn’t have any accessories – they really should’ve included some meat or at least a bone. That said, I hope this is the beginning of more dino-themed LEGO minifigure costumes!
How to find one: The T-Rex is pretty hard as there aren’t a lot of easy-to-feel for accessories. The tail is probably your best bet as it’s quite thin, and has that rubbery, flexible feel to it.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
The retro LEGO theme love continues with the Orc, which is set to be a really sought-after army builder, especially for fans of LEGO’s Fantasy-era Castle.
The Orc design is superb, with a tattered cape, a large jagged sword, and a brand new orc jaw which slots in between the head and torso.
There are plenty of interesting accessories – the ponytail is somewhat rare, and the torn cape is also a nice inclusion with its vibrant red colour scheme. The orc’s jaw is made out of rubbery plastic, but looks fantastic when on a minifigure.
Here’s a look at the Orc’s face without his jaw accesosry, arm printing and back printing which are here and accounted for.
Fantasy-era Castle fans will surely recognise this shield design, from LEGO Castle’s very underrated Fantasy Era.
How to find one: Try feeling for the shield piece, which feels flat, and has an almost-oval shape, with a handle that sticks out the back.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Here’s a look at the Conservationist, an unmistakably Australian homage to the late Steve Irwin, or his son Robert Irwin who has also followed in his father’s footsteps as a conservationist and advocate for our natural world.
The Conservationist has plenty of interesting things – I like his pants and boots, which has pockets and a belt printed on.
The highlight of this minifigure is of course the LEGO Koala. After 90 years, we finally get an actual minifigure-scale Koala, something that will excite every single LEGO fan Down Under.
It’s got a sprig of eucalyptus to grab on, and is hands down one of the cutest LEGO animals ever introduced.
Look at how cute he is with his arms stretched out! He can grasp on rods or sticks.
Here’s a look at the Conservationist’s back printing, which has the LEGO City Animal Rescue logo on it – I guess he works rescuing animals in LEGO City!
2023 is shaping to be a fantastic year for Australian LEGO fans, as we’re finally on the map in more ways than one. The Conservationist minifigure is definitey going to be very sought after Down Under, and you almost need to get him with the Australia Postcard set.
How to find one: The Koala is pretty hard to find as he’s easily confused with the Spacebaby/Baby Benny. Try feeling for the leaves, which are short, and have a pronged rod, or the Conservationists, cap which has hair on it and should feel bumpy.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Fans of handmade ceramics are in for a treat with the LEGO Potter minifigure, a really interesting minifigure which has one of the best designs in this series. But it’s super subtle! The Potter comes with a spinning pottery wheel that she can use to shape her cups or bowls.
I really love the tiny details on the Potter, such as her brown hands covered in clay, which match the bowl and the glass. The clay smears on her apron, as well as her clay covered tools are also a really nice touch.
She also comes with a really interesting new headpiece, which is a scarf tied at the front. It could also pass as a turban that’s common on the Indian subcontinent and with Sikhs, and I’m really hoping we see a plain one get released in sets this year.
And of course you can re-create THAT scene from everyone’s favourite Potter/Paranormal/Romantic movie – Ghost.
How to find one: Try feeling for the round 2×2 plates, which have a stud on them, or the cone-shaped piece that make up the Potter Wheel. The two bowls should also be easy to feel for as they have a very noticeable indent in them.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
10. Rococo Aristocrat
LEGO goes baroque with the Rococo Aristocrat, a dramatic and visually interesting take on the French Rococo style. The Aristocrat’s design is amazing with her powered wig, and heavily powdered makeup, and super ornate dress.
The Victorian-era wired skirt also makes a return, trying the Rococo Aristocrat’s look together.
Here’s a look at the supremely THICC skirt piece, which we last saw with Series 15’s Queen.
The Rococo Aristocrat also has a dual-sided head, and detailed back printing, showing that no expense was spared with the design and concept of this minifigure.
Oh and the all-white Chihuahua, which is new in this colour is also a welcome addition.
Here’s a comparison with Series 15’s Queen, all the way back from 2016. It’s been so long, that I was surprised to see the large skirt piece make a return as I just assumed that the mould had been retired.
The Rococo Aristocrat is one of the most standout minifigures in this series, with sensational design and near-perfect execution.
How to find one: You won’t miss the Aristocrat’s massive skirt piece, making her the easiest minifig to feel for in Series 24.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
11. Rockin’ Horse Rider
The second last minifigure in Series 24 is the Rockin’ Horse Rider, a sweet and cute little girl riding a rocking horse.
The little girl is nothing to shout about – she does have a very cute Rainbow Unicorn torso that I know my daughter will go nuts about.
The main draw is the new LEGO Rocking Horse element. At first glance, it doesn’t really look like LEGO, as other than a place to slot in between legs, there aren’t really any handles or surfaces to hold on to.
At the bottom though, is a singular anti-stud, the only contact point to LEGO System. Very interesting choice of accessory, but hey. at least it rocks well!
How to find one: Feel for the rocking horse, which is quite large, and has a curved base, and narrow, thin sides.
Minifig Rating: 2/5
12. Newspaper Kid
Last but not least is the Newspaper Kid, from an era where young boys had to slave away at work to earn a living. The Newspaper Kid comes with a slingshot – actually you get 2 in the bag which is a nice surprise, a messenger bag, and today’s paper that he’s trying to hawk.
I really like his torso’s design, with the suspenders and rolled up sleeves. His hat is also new, and is a really fun new minifigure accessory that I hope to see more of.
Here’s a look at today’s paper, which has the LEGO Police minifigure on the front page.
How to find one: Feel for the newspaper tile, the only smooth 2×2 tile in this series.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Final Thoughts: LEGO Minifigures Series 24 promises to kick 2023 off to a great start, especially for fans of the Classics. It feels like LEGO really stepped up a notch here with Series 24, with some absolute highlights like the Brown Astronaut, Falconer, Rococo Aristocrat, and costumed staples like the Carrot and T-Rex.
I personally love the homages and references to historical themes, let alone using this series to officially launch a new Classic Space Astronaut colour, which is incredibly exciting for Space fans.
It seems like LEGO are definitely encouraging you to army build, whether it be the Orc, Falconer, T-Rex or Brown Astronaut, or Spacebabies. How cool would a Spacebaby army look like?
There are some forgettable characters like the Rockin’ Horse Rider, and Newspaper Kid, although the latter has a really nice hat.
I can’t quite call Series 24 the best series ever, but this is a really solid one with plenty of variety which I appreciate.
Here are my top 5 from Series 24
- Brown Astronaut and Spacebaby
- Rococo Artistocrat
- T-Rex Costume
Definitely something for everyone, even if you don’t collect complete sets, I’m sure that there’ one or two here that will absolutely appeal to you.
Overall Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
What do you think of the LEGO Minifigures series 24? Let me know what your favourite characters are in the comments!
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