This month sees the 40th Birthday of our favourite plastic persona, the LEGO® Minifigure. The Series 18 Collectable Minifigures celebrate this occasion with a costume party, and we see some of the best costumes for our figures yet. I am yet to track down the Policeman: a printed modern representation of the policeman that came with set 600, one of the first Town Sets released back in 1978. As part of the ever circling self referential tips to the past ( in a year when too many historical references are barely enough…), the policeman has a printed tile, with the box of set 600 printed on it.
By now, I suspect you have located a ‘feel guide’ to help identify each figure inside its foil bag, and read the opinions of others about this great series.
Every set has its highlights and lowlights. For this series, I have presented an image of every figure that I have, along with the highlight of the figure for me. There will be things you prefer. That’s okay. Who is your favourite?
I love many of the accessories and head pieces included with this series, but my favourite would be the tile that comes with the young boy: it is printed with as small a representation as you could come up with to be a representation of the packet that the series one figures appeared in years ago. Also up there would have to be the balloon animals. As for my favourite figures? it is a toss up for me between the cowboy, the dragon and the two figures dressed up as LEGO Bricks!
What about you? What do you love about this series? Who is your favourite? If you could only choose one element from this series, what would it be? Why not leave your comments below.
Now to see if I can find a policeman.
Until I do,
2 thoughts on “Series 18 Minifigures: Welcome to the Party”
To me the costumes are terrific but you’re right that the accessories steal the show.
Personal favourite figs are the clown, flower pot and of course the brick people.
The accessories that really grabbed my attention are the balloon animals, the minifig packet and the car.
I’m pretty sure it’s a first time we get a medium azure fish also. Always nice to throw something like that
into a moc with water. 🙂
Great read again and will be on the hunt to get you that elusive policeman.. 🙂
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