It’s time for Series 8 of the Lego Collectable Minifigs!
As ever I’ve yet to find a decent source for a cheat sheet so I’ve had to make up my own. The lot numbers really complicated things last time around so I’m going to take a different approach this time. As I find them I’ll post them up but there isn’t going to be a huge one off list like the last few series. Obviously I’ll edit and update this post with the details as and when I get them created.
So on to the feel guide…
- Cowgirl – The lasso is easy enough to find in the packets although if you do manage to miss it the curve and size of the hat is also relatively easy enough to ID.
- DJ – Your looking for the record and sleeve in this packet. Find both and your sorted.
- Vampire Bat – The ears are the big giveaway here although the arms give a definite ID with their obvious wings.
- Diver – The helmet is huge and the only thing you might confuse it with is the robot head but the robots antenna are easy to find.
- Pirate Captain – The hat and peg leg make this one very easy to identify in the packet.
- Downhill Skier – The skis. If you miss these then give up and go back to buying blind.
- Santa – The sack and the beard piece were the easiest to find for me.
- Actor – Two heads and the neck ruff are what your looking for here.
- Business Man – The bowler hat and the tile newspaper are easy to ID though if you find the tile first you might mistake it for the DJ.
- Football Player – I always thought it would be the helmet that I’d be looking for but it was actually the trophy that I found the easiest to find.
- Red Cheerleader – Your looking for the pom-poms and the hair piece confirms it.
- Alien Villainess - The big funky head and the gun are really easy to find as is the skirt piece.
- Conquistador – The helmet and sword can be found very quickly although the breastplate does stand out. Make sure it has a small v in the bottom of one side so as not to confuse it with the American Football Player.
- Evil Robot – As with the alien the gun stands out but the head/helmet is big enough to stand out as a lump in the packet that you see without even having to feel for it. Double check for the antenna and your sorted.
- Lederhosen Guy – The hat and pretzel are relatively small pieces but if you find them they are very easy to ID.
- Fairy – The wings really stand out in the packet but if you should miss them completely the wand is easy to ID as well.
The other way is to use the bump/dot codes on the packs to identify what is inside as I mentioned earlier. When you look at the back of the packet and hold it at the right angle you will see a couple of dots pressed into the seal along the bottom of the packet. It’s possible that these may also be flipped horizontally as with previous series but I’ve yet to see any myself.
Things have got a little more complicated since series 6 came out and you now have to take lot numbers into consideration. In series 6 those in charge at LEGO decided to start changing the dot codes every so often. They didn’t always do this though so with some lot codes the dots are the still same. As is always the case if you pick up a packet and want to contribute then send my a photo of the rear side of the packet with the dots highlighted and the lot code visible and we’ll see if we can make this a little more user friendly than last time!