Thanks to The LEGO Group, we’ve been given the opportunity to review the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 Collectable Minifigure series due for official release on February 1, 2019. As well as reviewing, we’re also giving away a full set of the 20 Minifigures. But you’ll have to read all of the review before you get to read about that!
Awesome Remix Emmet
“Yo Emmet! Whatcha listening to?”
“Oh, Everything Is Awesome on your phone!”
The trademark little tuft sticking up at the back Emmet’s hair can’t even be contained by his headphones. But hey, when you’ve got ridiculously overpriced coffee and some great tunes playing, who cares!
There’s something very Rey from The Force Awakens about Lucy’s headgear, which isn’t a bad thing!
It’s no secret that I love the standard grin Minifigure heads. And I love the modern twist on these head prints that LEGO gives us with the Benny Minifigures.
And there’ll be no mixing up tool chests with Ned Flanders with that Classic Space logo printed on it either!
But why the robot arm Benny? Will The LEGO Movie 2 leave us wondering like The Force Awakens did about Threepio’s red arm?
Giraffe Suit Guy
Surely this is a nod to Toys R Us? Whatever the reasoning behind this Minifigure, it’s a wonderful addition to the series.
The plant piece accessory is a great addition too.
Vale Toys R Us.
Crayon Suit Girl
Despite first thinking the Crayon Suit Girl was somewhat lacklustre in the details and printing, I found her a joy to photograph.
Like the series 17 Rocket Suit Boy, there’s something wonderful about this shape when it’s in front of the camera.
Sherry Scratching Post & Scarfield
Sherry Scratching Post has dusted off all the cat hair and changed her cat emblazoned top for an Apocalypseburg armoured outfit.
And Scarfield (clever!) with its studded collar, mohawk, Band-Aids, angry expression and bared fangs is one cat I wouldn’t want to tease with a ball of string!
Watermelon Suit Guy
With a slice of watermelon for the hand, and one for the head, this is another fantastic addition to the other food costume Minifigures. The subtle shadow printing on the watermelon pips is a nice touch.
I can’t wait to see what happens when this Minifigure gets together with the Party Banana Suit Guy. What a tropical adventure that will be!
The Monster Fighter Swamp Monster gets a makeover, complete with chest tattoo, braces and pants!
Wild West Rex
Rex Dangervest gets a little country with his cowboy hat. Did the Wild West have baby dinosaurs? I guess that’s what made it wild.
We’re off to see the Wizard…
Hands down, these four Minifigures were the ones I was most looking forward to.
Dorothy Gale & Toto
Dorothy is movie accurate in her gingham dress and white blouse, blue ribbons in her plaits, and the ruby slippers. I only wish she had a basket for Toto to hide in.
Toto is a reprint of Series 16 Dog Show Winner’s pooch.
Growing up, the Tin Man was my favourite character in the Wizard of Oz. He’s my favourite in The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure series too! His silver colour is a joy to photograph!
And that heart? Oh my!
Certificate of Achievement? Achieving a movie realistic Minifigure no doubt! Scarecrow is another wonderful Minifigure in this series.
Scarecrow’s Certificate of Achievement printed tile has so much potential for whimsical toy photos!
There’s something about the caramel colour of the Cowardly Lion I’m not sure about? I can’t put my finger on it, but maybe it’s that the face seems to blend into all the rest of the same colour?
His bravery medal however, is wonderful!
Golfing President Business
I’ve always liked President Business’ head prints. And this one is no exception, with one side looking like a “I just missed a 2-inch putt for birdie” expression, and the other the grin of someone who made the same putt.
However, it is overshadowed by the wonderfully printed golf outfit. I’ve only ever played two holes of golf in my entire life, but if I could’ve a snazzy green argyle knitted vest to go over a white polo shirt, with matching green argyle socks to tuck my beige plaid pants into, I’m sure you would’ve found me out on the golf course more often.
The golf club is wonderful new addition to the Minifigure accessory collection. Fore!
We’re getting the back back together…
Forget the Spice Girls (less one) reforming, there’s another quartet of pop girls that you’ll want. You’ll really, really want!
Lucy’s flashback must be to the 80s, because her leotard is 80s overload! The gold record for the “Everything Is Awesome” is a great accessory.
I do wish there was more hula for Lula, but the new record is a nice addition.
Oh, the pun names never fail to make me laugh! And how cool is that tape. Remember tapes kids?
Again, I assume the name is a reference to K-Pop. If it is, well played LEGO!
Abe goes steampunk! There’s a lot to like about this Minifigure, from the detailed torso and leg printing to the addition of goggles to Abe’s stovepipe hat.
Undoubtedly steampunk enthusiast will be clambering to get this one!
Unikitty makes a surprising appearance in this series. Didn’t we just see a series of Unikitty?
But hey, when you’re that cute, who cares about details? And you can never have too many Unikittys!
The LEGO Movie 2 CMF Giveaway!
We have a full set of the 20 Minifigures from The LEGO Movie 2 Collectable Minifigure series to giveaway!
All you have to do is share a creative photo with your favourite LEGO Movie Minifigure. It doesn’t have to be from The LEGO Movie 2 wave of Minifigures or sets, it can be from the first movie. If you don’t have any Minifigures from either of the movies, get creative. Make your own movie Minifigure that you’d like to see in The LEGO Movie!
Share your photos on Instagram or MeWe using the tag #tp_LEGOMovie2. You can enter up to 3 photos, and you can submit them until February the 3rd. We will pick our favourite photo after then and announce the winner that week.
If you’re looking for a cool new place to hang out with other toy photographers, check out the Toy Photographers MeWe group!
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Very nice, quick review. The photos were all fantastic!
Cheers mate! Yes, it was a little quick, but I really wanted to get it out as quickly as possible after the box of Minifigs arrived. Maybe I’ll do a more detailed review of some of my favourites now that I’ve more time?!
Great review Brett! The photas has to be new or we could use some posted recently and add the #tag?
Cheers Marco! We’d love to see new photos, but of course ones posted earlier can be entered too.
Abe-ocalypse! Apocalypseburg Address! I need him!
I’ll be entering this one for sure!
I’ve always loved the Abe Minifig, and this steampunked version is a wonderful twist on the original!
Oh I didn’t realize that was Flashback Lucy!!!!! I can’t wait to see what her backstory is! Lovely and exciting review, Brett!
Thank you Leila. The review was a little rushed, less than 48 hours after the box arrived, but I think I captured how ace this series is?!
Great review, Brett! Love them all! Like they say in the movie….EVERTHING IS AWESOME! I love the Wizard of Oz figures plus the Swamp monster. And that casette…!!
Oh, the Wizard of Oz Minifigs are so cool. They are terrific representations of the movie characters. I can’t wait to take some photos of them! Yes, everything is indeed awesome.
Ha, what the great review! I heard the whole time “Ace of Spades” while reading! It’s almost like a verses of the sharp rock and roll song! 🙂
Cheers mate. I’ll definitely take that as a compliment.
And now that you mention it, the rush to get this review did feel like that awesome song! But I ain’t no Lemmy, I’m not that cool! 😀
Awesome set of photos Brett! And I can’t wait to watch the movie after seeing these characters and find out how they developed since the first movie.
Cheers Janan. Yeah, I’m intrigued to find out what’s happened too since the last movie. Benny’s robot arm has me super curious.
Thank you very much for the great, colorful and positive review , Brett! What a cool contest! 🙂
Thanks a bunch Ann. I do wish I had a little more time for this review, but perhaps a more in depth review of some of my favourite characters might still happen?
I love that you made this happen in 48 hours Brett. That’s astounding. And you pics and review have me even more excited for the release. Damn you! 🙂 I love how infectitous your playfulness and toy madness is. Thanks for making me feel less alone. And yes, that Tin Man is everything to me. Tye, too, is thrilled by him. He can’t quite believe “we’ll soon have a silver hat and bow tie, Daddy!” Cheers.
It was a bit of a rush, but I’m happy you liked what I did. And sorry for making you want them all, although I’m sure that would’ve happened without the review?!
Oh, the Tin Man is gorgeous!! Tye will love him. And so will you! 😀
What a fantastic review Brett! I absolutely love the photos! I’m definitely looking forward to this minifigure series 🙂
Thanks Lynn. I had a hoot photographing these Minifigures, and I look forward to taking more of them…now that the pressure to get the post out as quickly as possible is over!
I’m in! I already knew I wanted them but this sealed the deal, Brett! Wantwantwantwantwant…..
I apologize to your wallet!
Excellent review of an excellent minifig series! I was on the fence about several of these, but seeing your photos helped change my mind on a few of them. Can’t wait to see what everyone does with these once they’re released!
Yeah, I was the same with a few, but they’re all wonderful. And they work so good when grouped together, like the Wizard of Oz (no brainer) and the “pop” girls (I’m still bummed my Spice Girls joke has gone unnoticed!).
This series looks pretty awesome. I love the wizard of oz figs especially. Thanks for the detailed review!
The Wizard of Oz Minifigures are wonderful!!