Minifigure: #2 of 20 – Disco Alfred
Released: January 1, 2018
This is our second of twenty looks at the next collectable LEGO minifigure series; the second set of figures derived from The LEGO Batman Movie. There are twenty figures in all. We’re going to take a look at each one as we get them.
Again, our second preview of these minifigures is appropriate, as it is the second figure in the series. Alfred Pennyworth, the dutiful butler to Bruce Wayne, and ultimately Batman, also is presented in this blind bag dressed to the nines. He too (along with Harley Quinn and other figures from The Joker Manor (70922) set released in November) is in his white formal party wear, which is featured during the end credits of the movie. Let’s take a closer look at what sets this Alfred apart from the rest.
From the top down, we start with the bald hair piece on top of the minifigure head. It is a part we have gotten from previous Alfred figures, both in Joker Manor (70922) and Batcave Break-in (70909); which is beneficial. The more this part becomes available, the easier and cheaper it will be to create more diverse MOCs and cityscapes populated by older citizens. I don’t know about other figures or other copies of this part, but the one we have for this figure has an incredibly visible seem part way down the hairline at the back of the head. While it is an easily ignored flaw in the design, this is a review. So, there.
The minifigure head, itself, is fantastic with its mirrored glasses and slight smirk. Again, it also lends itself to a more diverse population in your city. The gold print of the lenses is even and pops off of the face better than some of the face printing issues that LEGO has been having as of late; especially in the LEGO Ninjago sets.
Further down, you get a white bowtie element that sits around the neck-stem of the torso. This is an element that we’ve been getting a lot of lately in black. So, a white bowtie is a nice change of pace.
The torso is the star of this figure. The print is a amazing with the gold and the metallic silver specks being tight to the torso. The specks continue down the sleeves against the white arms. And on the back, the print gets to be a little too much with the metallic silver printing. We would prefer a little less in quantity, however, the quality of the printing is tight; rather than running or smudging.
The legs are plain white, as are the hips in that assembly. The red electric guitar appears to be the same that we’ve gotten before in the LEGO Ninjago Collectible Minifigure Series, with Gong & Guitar Rocker (coltlnm-17). The element comes in red with white accents, and what is either a light bluish gray or metallic silver print for the details of the strings and guitar hardware. Again, the print is tight and on point on such a tiny space. The guitar element is perfect to stock up on, if you’re building your own music store, or filling the small unit in your Assembly Square (10255). And the baseplate is the same as with Harley Quinn’s, with the yellow bat symbol print.
In our next look at the minifigures from this series, we’re going to look at Killer Moth, an unpopular member of the Rogue’s Gallery, dating back to the comics in 1951. We’ve gotten him before in the Mighty Micros series of sets and the Batman: Scarecrow Harvest of Fear (76054). So, check back tomorrow for that review.