There’s nothing I love more than numbered Minifigures series, which is why I’ve been waiting all year to get my hands on and review the highly anticipated LEGO Minifigures Series 19.
Series 19 officially became available on 1 September 2019, and I received a box from LEGO to review, which I couldn’t wait to get into.
Featuring 16 all-new characters to collect, and with LEGO Minifigures fans eagerly awaiting this series, and to see if manages to topple Series 18 as my favourite series of all time.
One of the highlights of Series 19 is that it’s the first ever Collectible LEGO Minifigures Series with equal representation between male and female minifigs.
It only took LEGO 19+ series to get to a 50-50 gender split, but I guess 2019 is better than never, so kudos to LEGO for championing equality!
Here’s a look at the blind bags, featuring Series 19’s Lime Green colour scheme – it’s very very similar to Series 3’s colour theme, but has a bit more of a yellowish tinge to it.
Personally, I’m not a fan and it looks a little garish. We seriously need a purple theme, I wonder why LEGO seems to be recycling colours instead of breaking new ground.
For nearly every Series, I always recommend not wasting time by feeling up countless bags to collect a whole set (unless you really enjoy it) and just purchase a complete set (or box!) online. I usually get mine from Build & Play Australia or Rick James Bricks but if you’re in the US, you can usually get full sets from Amazon.
Here’s the box breakdown of Series 19. Reports are a little hazy, but apparently, the distribution can be a little unreliable as there have been reports of people not getting 3 complete sets in boxes.
3x Dog Sitter
5x Video Game Champ
3x Shower Guy
4x Rugby Player
4x Bear Costume Guy
4x Pizza Costume Guy
5x Galactic Bounty Hunter
3x Monkey King
3x Mountain Biker
3x Fire Fighter
4x Fright Knight
4x Jungle Explorer
5x Mummy Queen
3x Fox Costume Girl
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
Now all the details are out of the way, let’s jump into my review of LEGO Minifigures Series 18!
We start with a great addition to the minifigure lineup, a Dog Sitter, or if I were in charge of naming minifigs – the Pooper Scooper.
The Dog Sitter is dressed for dirty business, with denim overalls, a hat with a paw print on it, and a bright green shovel to clean up after her two dogs – a French Bulldog and an utterly adorable Dachshund.
A LEGO Sausage Dog is super cute, and is probably the best LEGO dog breed yet but the thing we’re all here for is a LEGO poop.
I’m declaring LEGO’s crowning moment of 2019. Never in my years being a fan of LEGO did I ever imagine that they’d produce an actual shit element, but here we are.
Kudos to the bold designers who proposed this idea, and even more commendations should be shared with the Design Leadership team for approving it.
The LEGO poop is 2019’s most incredible element and nothing else comes close.
Oh, and in the photo above, you can also see the Dog Sitter’s alternate face, with a slightly disgusted and less than pleased look.
Oh and the best part? You get 2 poo elements in the blind bag. Absolute win.
Here’s a look at the Dog Sitter’s back print, and her cap, which has her ponytail jutting out the back. I’m really digging this move towards headgear and hats with hair attached to them.
Even though we’re all in awe by the LEGO poop element, I have to say that the two dogs included are really neat.
We get a LEGO French Bulldog and a LEGO Daschund. The French Bulldog has made an appearance before in Series 17’s Connoisseur, but this version has white fur, a grey patch over its right eye and its tongue sticking out.
The LEGO Sausage Dog is arguably the cutest LEGO dog ever produced, and I love how well they captured its defining features such as its long droopy ears, pointed muzzle and body shape.
The presence of the stud on its body is a little strange and slightly out of place and I’m left wondering what LEGO wants us to attach to this sausage dog.
We’re off to a great start with the Dog Sitter – it’s a fun character with a relatable occupation, you get not one but TWO LEGO poops, and the French Bulldog and Daschund combo is just the cutest, and will surely delight all types of dog people.
How To Find One: It’s best to feel for the Dog Sitter’s shovel, with its long thin handle, and flat section at the end. The Dog Sitter’s cap, with its curved brim is also quite easy to feel for.
You may feel tempted to feel for the dogs, but the Daschund is the one that’s easy to identify with the flat sides of the body, and sharp snout, but it’s still much easier to identify the shovel.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
Video Game Champ
The Video Game Champ is a great new addition that reflects contemporary internet culture, with the rise of e-sports athletes, Twitch streamers and Youtube gaming personalities that have become massive celebrities.
The Video Game Champ is a clear homage to popular gaming personality Jacksepticeye, with his bright green hair which was a rather iconic look for him.
The Video Game Champ comes with a great new accessory, a console controller that’s loosely modelled after an Xbox controller.
In this photo, you can also see the arm printing of his shirt, which features symbols from Classic Space, Blacktron 1 and M-Tron, beloved vintage LEGO space themes.
Here’s a look at the Video Game Champ’s unhappy face, which I’m guessing he makes when he’s not doing well in his game, or when he loses subscribers on Twitch.
The Video Game Champ comes with a 2×3 tile, which I guess is meant to represent a video game box of Space Game for the “Play-Box” console. It’s a little big, so maybe its a poster.
Interestingly, the cover of the video game features Series 16’s Cyborg which is a bit of an interesting callback.
There’s a very large cross-section of LEGO fans and Gamers, and this contemporary take on a video game streamer is quite timely, and I’m willing to bet that a lot of gamers will be very happy to have their very own unofficial Jacksepticeye minifigure.
Personally, I really like his bright green hairpiece with the gaming headset attached, as well as his shirt which has the logos of some of my favourite vintage themes.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the Video Game Champ’s 2 x 3 tile, which is quite large and super easy to find, given its flat texture. Just be sure that it’s not the Pizza Costume Guy, which is easy to eliminate thanks to his large suit.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
One thing I love most about the core numbered minifigures series is that the designers get to let loose and come up with fun characters that don’t quite fit into regular sets.
The Shower Guy is one such case, I mean, what’s not to love about a guy who is clearly super passionate about taking showers?
He comes with a white shower cap, a bright blue brush and a green rubber duck, which is a completely new colour variant.
He also has a towel, which is made from a paper skirt piece, which has a repeating rubber duck pattern on it.
LEGO very rarely release naked male torsos, and what I love about this one is the completely average body, with no exaggerated muscles or a six-pack. Finally, my totally average body-type gets some representation in LEGO!
Underneath the Shower Guy’s towel lies a little surprise that I was not expecting…
Shower Guy is wearing undies and there’s a very generous amount of bubbles and foam around his waist area. Amazing.
I also love Shower Guy’s alternate face, with a big grin and blushing cheeks, clearly embarrassed when his towel falls off.
I’m actually very surprised at how cheeky and suggestive this minifigure is, and is a great reminder as to why I love the LEGO Minifigures Series so much.
How To Find One: Try to find Shower Guy’s brush, which has a short thin handle, and a large oval-shaped head with bumpy bristles on one end. You can also feel for the shower cap, which is large and has ridges on it.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
The Rugby Player is a fun addition for sports fans. We’ve had quite a few sports-themed characters over the years, including an entire series dedicated to the German Football Team (soccer, for you Americans and Aussies), but this is the first Rugby Player.
The Rugby Player’s uniform has a large green section on the upper chest, and he also comes with a matching dark green rugby helmet.
Here’s a look at the back printing – I also like that there’s leg printing on it.
The cool thing about the Rugby Player is that he comes with a new Rugby Ball accessory – the design is neat as it has a handle for a minifig to grasp it. Not sure what the Supreme branding is about – maybe someone in the Minifigures design team is a massive hypebeast?
Rugby conjure images of tough as nails men duking it out on a muddy field, and what I like most about this minifig is his alternate face, where the player has been roughed up, sporting a bruised eye, and missing teeth but still with a happy smile.
How To Find One: The Rugby player is fairly hard to feel for as he doesn’t have a lot of easily identifiable elements. Try feeling for the Rugby ball, which has an egg-shape and a handle on one end.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Bear Costume Guy
Care Bear Bear Costume Guy is another fun, zany addition. Built on The LEGO Movie Series’ Panda Suit Guy, the Bear Costume Guy is all about rainbows and love hearts.
He pretty much looks like a unicorn threw up on Panda Suit Guy, with multi-coloured ears, legs and arms.
Here’s a look at the Panda Suit Guy’s face, with a a small sheepish smile. For accessories, I love the rainbow piece! LGBT LEGO fans are going to be delighted with a fully-fledged rainbow (instead of a tile).
Here’s a look at the Bear Costume Guy’s alternate face, which has an ultra-cute tiny smile. Doesn’t he look like the happiest little minifigure ever??
Licensing is tough and expensive, so this is LEGO’s sneaky workaround to “paying homage” to the Care Bears, and as a pop culture fan, I really like what they did with Bear Costume Guy.
It’s a clever way to re-purpose an existing mould and more colourful outlandish minifigures are always welcome in my books.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the Bear
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Pizza Costume Guy
The fast-growing food costume minifigures sub-group gains a cheesy friend in the form of Pizza Costume Guy.
The Pizza Guy minifigure cleverly repurposes the wedge piece from Watermelon Guy from The Movie Series 2 series, with highly detailed printing across it.
While I love LEGO, not many things in the world can compare with my love for Pizza, so its an understatement to say this minifigure reigns supreme in this series.
More of a knead than a want, the LEGO Pizza Guy is such a fun addition to the LEGO minifigures lineup no matter how you slice it.
Oh and how good is the fact that he’s in a Pepperoni Pizza costume?
The designers could’ve phoned it in with the minifigure printing and still rake in the dough, but I love that they included a checkerboard print on his pants in the colours of the Italian flag!
The Pizza Costume Guy comes with a 2 x 3 tile that seems to be a a flyer that he’s handing out with the menu of the Pizza Restaurant. A dollar gets you a slice of pizza or what seems to be a Chicken Parma – this deal sounds too good to be true.
Pizza Costume Guy brings the Food Costume Minifigures contingent to 5, and this is quickly shaping up to be one of my favourite sub-groups that aren’t Animal Costume minifigs.
I really, really want a Burger, Grape and/or Carrot minifigure now.
Pizza Guy is one of my favourite minifigures in this series, and it’s safe to say that he’s got a pizza my heart. Okay, I’ll stop with the pizza puns.
How To Find One: Pizza Costume Guy is super easy to feel for since his slice-shaped costume is so large and has such a distinct rigid shape.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
Galactic Bounty Hunter
When Series 19 was revealed, the Galactic Bounty Hunter received tons of hype, mostly because of the Blacktron 1 logo on his chest.
I love the printing on the Ant-Man helmet, which conceals the Bounty Hunter’s identity, and the heavily sci-fi motif across its body.
The amazing printing detail extends to the back as well. I also love how good the Ant-Man helmet looks in black.
Apart from a laser blaster, the Galactic Bounty Hunter comes with a Bounty Poster, which emits a cool vibe thanks to its trans-red colour, and it also cleverly uses the book cover element which makes it easy to grip.
I appreciate the Built or Broken line on the poster – if anyone in Billund is reading this, please extend my compliments to the copywriter.
Who (or more precisely, what) lies under the mask? We get a pale blue-faced alien with red eyes, and some skin peeking out from within the suit.
It’s a really great choice to go with an alien for the Galactic Bounty Hunter – I can imagine it being hired by the Blacktron faction to hunt down their rivals.
This is the second Blacktron 1-themed Collectible Minifigure and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want more.
While space/sci-fi themed bounty hunters aren’t a novel concept, I really like what LEGO did with the Galactic Bounty Hunter with its awesome new helmet, shoulderpads and highly detailed printing across its body.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the “book cover” which is slightly smaller than the 2 x 3 tile, and has a rod-like spine.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
The Monkey King was an awesome inclusion in Series 19 but considering LEGO’s strong courting of the China market, it’s not completely surprising.
Also known as Sun Wukong, the Monkey King is one of China’s best-known mythical heroes, from the epic historical novel Journey to the West.
If you’ve grown up in an East Asian culture like I have, it would’ve been near-impossible for you to not have come across the Monkey King in Hong Kong TV shows or even Japanese anime like Gensomaden Saiyuki and of course Dragon Ball, whose protagonist Son Goku is heavily inspired by Sun Wukong.
Where to begin with the Monkey King? Firstly, the I love the vibrant colours. The red, gold, dark red and orange hues give off a pretty aggressive and powerful vibe.
The Monkey King has to be one of the most detailed minifigures ever printed – his armour printing on his body, including a jade (?) gem in the middle of his chest, and belt are great touches.
Here’s a look at his back printing, which has more of that eye-catching textured armour. He has a tail as well, which you’d expect.
I also really like the cape, which has two long strands, and due to the properties of fabric, it makes Monkey King look so much more dynamic, almost like the wind is billowing.
I also love the red ribbon attached to his hairpiece, which gives him such a bad-ass look.
He also has a slightly more serious face, as opposed to his primary playful/mischievous expression – one that’s more battle appropriate.
His staff Ruyi Jingu Bang is magical, as you may imagine and is imbued with powers that allow it to lengthen and shorten when doing battle. It’s nothing particularly special, comprised of 2 lightsaber hilts and a red rod, but it goes so well with the rest of the Monkey King’s colour scheme.
If I could improve Monkey King, I’d have included the cloud base from the Unikitty series, as he’s known to fly around on a magical cloud.
Monkey King looks amazing on the cloud, and I cannot picture displaying him in any other way.
The Monkey King is one of the frontrunners of my favourite minifigures of 2019. The minifig design is just inspired, and LEGO clearly pulled out all the stops in getting this one right, from the accessories to the incredible printing detail.
It goes without saying that the Monkey King is top-rated minifigure in Series 19 and no other character even comes close.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the lightsabre hilts or the rod piece. Interestingly, there are two rod pieces in each bag which confused me at first, but look out for two stick pieces and you’ll find Monkey King.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
There have been massive initiatives to get more women involved in STEM and computing, and I really like the message that LEGO is trying to send with the Programmer.
When you hear the word Programmer, most people’s mental image would probably default to a nerdy bespactacled male, but LEGO flips this on its head with a cool female Programmer.
She’s wearing a black t-shirt with binary code that spells out “LEGO”, which I think is a pretty neat and geeky Easter Egg. She has a red cardigan wrapped around her waist.
Yellow LEGO minifigures typically aren’t attributed to a specific race, but her hairstyle which has dreadlocks in a bun I think is meant to be a reference to Black/African American culture, so this I think is a subtle but valuable move to also champion women of colour in tech.
I love the new white laptop included with the programmer – it’s a fresh new colour and is very Apple-like, even if Apple hasn’t released an all-white Macbook in years.
The little programmable robot dog included is a cute little touch that makes the programmer seem more STEM-teacher than Computer Engineer.
The white 1 x 1 brick has a printed digital face on it, and an awkwardly positioned On button. There’s some really nice part usage going on here, with the gun being used for the robot dog’s body, and the handle being used as the tail.
Despite the overall positive message of the Programmer, being objective, she isn’t the most interesting character of this series, but small little details like the LEGO Binary code on her t-shirt, and the cute little robot dog manage to salvage Programmer slightly.
How To Find One: You can try feeling for the 1 x 1 brick, which has a very distinct shape, or you could even try feeling for the pill-shaped plates to confirm.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
The Gardener, or Florida Retiree is a great minifigure, mostly because of the inclusion of a pink LEGO flamingo.
I love how much personality the Gardener exudes – she doesn’t let her age prevent her from having a good time, with her purple floral top, and bright blue leopard-print pants.
Oh and her purple hair, which is pretty rad.
I really appreciate the back print, as well as the side leg printing. Oh, I long for the day LEGO finally get back leg printing up and running for the full 360 experience.
The Gardener as her name suggests, loves spending her days tending to her plants in her garden. She comes with a leaf stalk, and one of the more interesting animals in this series – a pink LEGO flamingo.
It’s meant to be a lawn ornament, but it could totally pass as an actual flamingo.
What was most surprising to me is that the flamingo is made both from hard and rubbery plastic – the body and legs are rigid, whereas the head is soft and rubbery.
It’s a weird combination, and I think I’m in the camp of different types of plastics that are not meant to be mixed.
That said, I really like the Gardener – she has a lot of personality, and more “older” characters are always welcome, and the flamingo is a great new addition.
How To Find One: The Flamingo is quite easy to find, as it has quite an unusual shape, with its long legs, which feel hard, a lumpy body and rubbery neck.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
When photos of Series 19 surfaced, I was most surprised by the Mountain Biker, mostly because I never expected LEGO to throw in an entire bike into a Collectible Minifigures blind bag.
But I’m glad they did, because the Mountain Biker is such a breath of fresh air on the existing minfigure with handheld accessory.
The printing on the mountain biker is one of the most detailed in this series, with a colourful coral lycra top, and blue pants.
In addition to back printing, side leg printing, the biker also has a small band-aid on her left arm.
I also really like the new helmet piece, which has the Biker’s hair streaming out the back.
She has two faces, a determined, almost cocky look on one, and one with very reflective sporty sunglasses on.
The mountain bike is also a really nice addition – it’s a somewhat new accessory, having debuted in lime green in the Outdoors People Pack set. The blue frame with pearl gold wheel spokes make for a great colour combo.
This is one of the best-value minifigures in this series – the inclusion of the new blue mountain bike plus a highly detailed minifigure makes for an all-around great package.
I also like that LEGO intentionally made what is traditionally a “male-dominated” hobby and used a female minifigure instead, to highlight a very strong “girls can do everything that guys can do” message.
How To Find One: The Mountain Biker is the character to find, the mountain bike frame is large and has distinct shape, making it super easy to feel for. It feels like the most out-of-place accessory in this, so if you come across a large object, chances are its the frame.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Subverting gender expectations isn’t solely the domain of the Mountain Biker – the Fire Fighter also features a woman doing what is traditionally viewed as a “men’s job”.
Fire Fighter minifigs have a long and storied history with LEGO, and this is probably one of the most-detailed versions yet – I like the hi-vis vest, and plenty of side leg and arm prints.
Her Fire Fighter helmet also has blond hair fused to it, which is a really neat new headpiece.
Her accessory, while fitting her role is a little boring – it’s a megaphone with the City Fire Fighter emblem printed on it.
She also comes with a “yelling” face, which goes well with the megaphone.
I’m not a fan of the Fire Fighter, and it feels like a complete waste of a slot.
Fire Fighters are ubiquitous in LEGO City, and the LEGO Minifigures Series has always been an outlet for LEGO to release unique character that they’d otherwise struggle to include in core retail sets.
If they had added in a new Dalmatian, or cool new hose accessory, I could be convinced otherwise, but the Fire Fighter is the de facto dud of Series 19.
How To Find One: Try feeling for her megaphone, which has a conical shape.
Minifig Rating: 1/5
It’s about damn time LEGO acknowledges the Fright Knights theme, one of my personal favourite sub-themes from the Golden Age of LEGO Castle.
The Fright Knight, as his name suggests is a spectral ghost knight, and I love spooky elements such as his trans-blue broadsword and plume on his helmet.
Geared in full armour and wielding a large kite-shield with the Fright Knights emblem, this minifig is a great nod to the Fright Knights theme which introduced more fantastical, almost gothic themes to the early 90s LEGO Castle such as witches, Bat-Lords and black dragons.
I love the printing on his armour, especially the hits of copper trim, which makes the Fright Knight look an extra bit awesome.
Unmasked, the Fright Knight has a ghastly pale blue face, a large sinister smile and bright white eyes. Don’t know about you, but I get serious White Walker vibes from him.
Oh, and if you thought printed breastplate was cool, I’m really impressed with the detailed chain-link armour underneath.
LEGO really didn’t need to do this as it’ll be concealed most of the time, but I love that they did as it looks so much more complete.
My favourite thing about the Fright Knight is his translucent broadsword, which I believe is the first time it’s ever been made in a translucent colour.
You also get a spare, which was an amazing surprise.
As a fan of the Fright Knights theme, I was blown away with the attention to detail given to this minifigure, making this one of my personal favourites from Series 19.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the Fright Knight’s sword(s), or even his breastplate armour piece. The breastplate armour piece is easy to feel for as you can squeeze the front and back, which flexes slightly.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
The Jungle Explorer, aka Johnny Thunder 2019 is the perfect minifigure for the nostalgia-loving LEGO fan.
He officially doesn’t have the Johnny Thunder moniker but this is clearly Johnny born-again, evident by his wide-brimmed fedora, red scarf and camel-coloured field jacket. Oh and who could forget his glorious moustache?
He has highly detailed printing on his body, with a rope strung across his chest, and black cargo pants with satchel pockets on his pants.
He also comes with a large rucksack, complete with a rolled up sleeping bag for his jungle adventures.
We get a brand new animal with Johnny Thunder – a LEGO Chameleon. While LEGO chameleons have existed before, this is a brand new, less-cartoony mould and makes for the perfect companion for Johnny.
Oh, and he also comes with a LEGO magnifying glass. I always enjoy getting this accessory, and have always been fascinated by it as a kid, as it’s an actual working magnifying glass.
Here’s a look at the Jungle Explorer’s back printing.
Johnny Thunder and the Adventurers theme might be ancient history, but I really love the use of a Series 19 slot to give us an updated Johnny Thunder for 2019.
Like the Fright Knight, and to a lesser extent Galactic Bounty Hunter, I’m really loving this trend of homages and callbacks to some of LEGO’s most beloved vintage themes.
How To Find One: The Jungle Explorer’s hat is the easiest object to identify, thanks to its wide brim. You can also feel for his backpack, which is a rigid, square shaped piece with a prominent neck bracket jutting out at an acute angle.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Next up, we have the Mummy Queen which features particularly elaborate printing. She is adorned with beautiful jewellery, including a scarab necklace, and a gorgeous teal Egyptian headdress.
Her golden face is typical of Egyptian mummification customs where a golden face would be painted on the sarcophagus to preserve the mummy’s look in the afterlife.
The printing is remarkably sharp, and she also has highly detailed arm, side leg and back printing with the wrap.
As an accessory, she comes with a pearl gold scorpion, which isn’t the most exciting.
I love that LEGO also included a zombie alternate face for the Mummy Queen, enabling you to switch to a reanimated version if you’d like to.
There’s now a pretty large sub-group of Egyptian-themed minifigures, and yes, I also realised that I had forgotten to include the Egyptian Warrior in this.
It’s nice that Series 3’s Mummy now has a female friend to accompany him in the afterlife.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the Mummy Queen’s headpiece, which is quite large and feels like a large hairpiece, with no texture. Alternatively, you could also feel for the scorpion, which has a prominent tail.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Fox Costume Girl
Last but certainly not least is the Fox Costume Girl, the newest entrant into the Animal Costume Minifigures sub-group.
Teased very prominently in the LEGO Movie 2, I’m really glad to get my hands on her as I’m a massive fan of animal costume minifigs.
The Fox Costume Girl’s bright orange fox costume is amazing, and I love how detailed her headpiece is, and the printing is pretty decent.
She also comes with a tail as you can see from behind, to complete the package.
For accessories, she comes with a tan LEGO chicken which is a brand new colour. I really hope we see much more of this tan chicken element as I’m a big fan of the natural colour scheme.
She also comes with a brown sack, which I assume she uses to steal chickens with.
Alluding to the mischievous and sly personalities of foxes, she also comes with a hilarious alternate face which sees her hungrily licking her lips, complete with a sly smile.
The combination of the Fox, chicken and sack could allude to two things, first being the obvious “Fox in the henhouse” idiom which is a saying that refers to someone with bad intentions.
The second could be a nod to the Farmer, Fox, Chicken and Grain riddle. Personally, I think the idiom has stronger legs, but as you can see, it’s quite open to interpretation ?
Any time a new Animal Costume Minifigure is introduced is an occasion to celebrate. Here’s a shot of all Animal Costume Minifigures as of 2019, bringing the total up to 18 different animal characters.
We now have more characters for their own Series!
It goes without saying that I’m a big fan of the Fox Costume Girl, and am very happy to finally get my hands on her.
How To Find One: The Fox Costume Girl’s tail is easy to find, thanks to its rubbery texture, but you can also feel for her headgear, which has two pointy ears.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
LEGO have done a remarkable job again with LEGO Series 19, and this is an easy Top 3 or Top 5 series for me personally.
Firstly, I love the symbolic gesture of 50-50 male/female representation with Series 19. The Fright Knight and Galactic Bounty Hunter are genderless to me, although if you wanted to be super specific, I would consider the Galactic Bounty Hunter having rather feminine features.
I love the diversity with this series, and it’s a much more playful series with some of the funnest characters such as the Dog Sitter, Pizza Costume Guy, and Care Bear.
There’s something for everyone, from Classic Space nuts, to LEGO Castle Fans, to die-hard Johnny Thunder enthusiasts, and even Carebear followers, and of course collectors of Animal Suit Minifigures.
LEGO did a really great job with the amazing printing on most minifigures, and for the great spread of accessories.
This Series also wins the prize for most new animals included, with a flamingo, chameleon, french bulldog, sausage dog, tan chicken, scorpion – I really don’t recall ever seeing so many animals in one series.
I usually try and pick a Top 5, and this one was quite easy:
- Monkey King
- Pizza Costume Guy
- Fox Costume Girl
- Fright Knight
- Dog Sitter
Special mentions include the Galactic Bounty Hunter, Shower Guy, Mountain Biker and Mummy Queen.
All up, I’m really happy with this series. Despite a few misses like the Programmer and Fire Fighter, I really enjoyed just how much fun the designers seem to be having with the characters and elements introduced.
Will this knock off Series 18 as my favourite minifigure series of all time? It comes close, but it didn’t have enough to knock it off its perch!
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed reading my review and I’d love to know what your favourite characters are from Series 19. Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Special thanks to LEGO for sending a box for review.