The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19 review

The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19 have hit the shelves! Let’s check them out!

Dog Sitter

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
The Dog Sitter

The Dog Sitter is dressed in overalls with a hat with a paw print on it, with her hair flowing from underneath hair. She comes with a double-sided face print, one smiling, the other somewhat disgusted. I assume that’s a reaction to possibly the most exciting addition to this series of Minifigures, the poo!

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Woof!

More exciting than the Minifigure are the two dogs – a white French Bulldog and the brown Dachshund.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Poo!

And even more exciting than both the Minifigure and her dogs is the LEGO poo! Come on, it’s pretty exciting to see poo in LEGO form!

Video Game Champ

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Game on!

I’m not a gamer. But there’s a lot to like about this Minifigure. I love that LEGO have added Classic Space, Blacktron and M-Tron symbols to the print on his shirt. I love the Space Invaders key-chain print on the legs too. But mostly, I love the new ‘Xbox’ style controller. This is surely going to spawn many amazing photos!

Shower Guy

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Rub-A-Dub-Dub

Eww, them cloth skirts/towels. I’m not a fan of them, but I do lke this Minifigure. Sure, he’s simple (there’s a surprise under the towel!) but his expression, shower cap and the little green rubber duck are great additions to any Toy Photographer’s LEGO box!

Rugby Player

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Sport!

How cool is the rugby ball? I don’t play or follow rugby, but I love this accessory!

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Smile!

And the ‘missing teeth’ smile and blackened eye face (yes there’s another side!) makes this one a great addition to the Toy Photographer’s toy box!

Bear Costume Guy

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Have a Beary Good Night!

When I first saw preview images of the Bear Costume Guy I wasn’t prepared for how lurid the colours were! Man, this one needs sunglasses when you open the packet. But, despite the brashness of the colours, the flying heart with a rainbow trail, the pink heart piece and the wonderfully welcomes rainbow printed piece make this addition to the CMF series a winner.

Pizza Costume Guy

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
“Hold the pineapple”

The Watermelon Guy from LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigure Series gets a makeover(new print)! The CMF tradition of a plain green torso under food continues, yet this time we get a cool 1X3 printed tile and some very snazzy leg print. The pizza print in the ‘head wedge’ piece is pretty cool.

Galactic Bounty Hunter

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Hunting

A new print on the LEGO Ant-Man helmet? Yes. Same ‘space gun’? Yes. Another nod to Blacktron with the printing? Yes.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Wanted. Built or Broken!

The ‘Wanted. Built or Broken’ piece that this Minifigure comes with is probably my favourite thing about it.

Monkey King

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Softly, softly…

Monkey hands down my favourite from this series. This one speaks to me on many level. Yes, there’s a Chima vibe, but it’s more the Monkey Magic feel that jumps out.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Catchy monkey!

I absolutely love the different head prints, one cheeky, the other stern. I acn’t wait to all Chima and Ninjago with this one!!

Programmer

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
01001100

OK, I’m not a gamer, but I am a nerd. I love that LEGO use binary in the the torso print on this Minifigure. No prizes for guessing what ‘01001100 01000101 01000111 01001111’ in ASCII is! Very cool LEGO, very cool!

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Woof?

The little robot dog build included with this Minifigure is clever, but I’m more attracted to the white LEGO laptop.

Gardener

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Flamingo gazin’

I don’t know about LEGO’s name for this one. Gardener? If I didn’t know that I’d assume she was a retiree in somewhere warm, and tacky. Tacky in a good way! Who doesn’t love a plastic flamingo? And who doesn’t love purple hair, a floral print top and bright blue leopard-print pants? When I retire, if I’m gardening or not, that’s the look I’m hoping for!

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19

The flamingo is an absolute must have! If only my wife would let me have some plastic ones out the front of our house that weren’t LEGO.

Mountain Biker

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Ride on!

I was confuse by the inclusion of a bike in a CMF release. But I’m gald it made its way in there. The LEGO mountain bikes are ace. Plus, the new helmet piece with the hair out the back is ace too!

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Ouch!

The band-aid print on the elbow is a fantastic touch!

Fire Fighter

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
FIRE!

OK, here’s where I get grumpy about the gender ratio of every CMF release. Yes, it happens every time. But this Minifigure really annoys me. Her helmet with hair is a new headpiece. Despite it being limiting for Toy Photography, due its context, it’s a great new addition. But why do we need a fire fighter helmet with long blonde hair? Is it just to tick off another female inclusion in a series? And if so, why don’t we include more?

Fright Knight

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Night of the Fright Knight

A great inclusion in the series 19 set. A perfect modern nod to the Fright Knights series from the late 90s with the emblem emblazoned on the shield. The pale blue face under the grey helmet contrasts wonderfully, and does all the trans blue sword and plume.

Jungle Explorer

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Explorin’

Johnny Thunder 2.0. I appreciate the subtle nod to the past, but with the emotive expression on current Minifigure head prints, this one misses the mark in CMF release IMO. Sure, there’s a lot to like about the torso print, but that feels wedged between blasts from the past between the head, fedora and legs.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
What chameleon?

However, before I’ve turned you off this addition to the CMF range, check out the chameleon! How freaking cute is it?! A must have animal accessory.

Mummy Queen

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Are you my Mummy?

I’m a suck for all the ‘ancient Egyptian’ Minifigure. And this one is no exception. I love the ‘zombie-esque’ print, as well as the torso and leg print.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Are you my Queen?

The one packet I opened, the reverse ‘queen’ head print was a little off. If the others in the box aren’t ‘off’, this golden Egyptian face under mummy bandages is ace too!

Fox Costume Girl

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19
Outfoxed!

This one I was looking forward to, and she didn’t disappoint. I love the fox costume. Yes, it’s simple, but it’s a great addition to the ‘animal’ costume gang. I can’t wait for her to catch up with the chicken suit guy.

Conclusion

OK, I might’ve come across as negative about some of the inclusions in this series on Collectible Minifigures, but maybe I’m just being super critical? TBH, this series didn’t excite me when I first saw images online, but once I began fondling packets (I think that’s one of my favourite things about a new series!) and opening them, I got more excited. There’s a lot to love about this series on Minifigures from Toy Photographer’s perspective. And now that I’ve rushed to the review done, I look forward to getting to know them all better and see where they lead me.

Do you have a favourite LEGO Collectible Minifigure from Series 19? Tell us in the comments!

– Brett

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8 Comments

  1. Joshua T Kittleson

    I totally agree with you about the Monkey King, he is definitely my favourite, so much so that if he got his own series of LEGO sets of be a very happy camper.
    Although I have not found him yet, the other one at the top of my list is Johnny 2. I loved those sets as a kid and am happy to have a rendition of him.

    Also, how are the water tanks?

  2. Awesome review and photos Brett. My favorite is definitely the programmer. I was excited when I first saw the high res photos of her with that t-shirt πŸ™‚ Wouldn’t it be cool if LEGO made that t-shirt for us humans too? I’d definitely buy and wear one πŸ™‚

    Lynn

  3. These shots are fantastic, Brett. I love how you combined the nature of the character with its surroundings in several of the shots (notably the shower dude with the soap bubbles! and the olives and cheese with the pizza guy!). Not sure if I have a “favorite” but if money talks, then the ones that I found attractive enough to purchase were:

    – The jungle explorer (for the chameleon, primarily, but also the cool backpack)
    – The shower guy (the towel and shower cap are especially useful in my LEGO treehouse bathroom)
    – The gamer (because LEGO finally made a cool game controller!)
    – The galactic bounty hunter (because of the holographic bounty readout–so fun!)

    I admit, I didn’t take any chances on “feeling for” the ones I wanted. I just bought them straight off Firestartoys.com.

    • brett_wilson

      I tried to match the Minifigures with their surroundings. But, as with all the CMF reviews it’s always a rush to get them photographed as quickly as I can. If the weather cooperated and I had more time there are a few I’d have photographed differently.
      You didn’t fondle? That’s a big part of the fun! Yes, I had a box form LEGO, but I still managed to fondle the full set without opening any doubles. All the more sealed Minifigures to give out at the Melbourne Toy Photographers Meetup!!

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