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LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 18 – Brick Suit Girl – (3 of 17)

BRICK SUIT GIRLMinifigure: #03 of 17 – Brick Suit Girl
Released: April 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 6
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What could be better than the Brick Suit Guy? Well, the Brick Suit Girl, of course! LEGO has made vast strides to create a more diverse universe for its customers. They’ve increased production on female minifigures and have been veering away from the yellow complected figures, creating an extraordinary palette of LEGO citizens. This keeps collectors busy, but it also keeps the building and display processes from getting boring. It also aides in being a more equality driven brand and extends the reach to more female customers.

Brick Suit Girl is topped off with an off-center ponytail hair piece in dark img_2068brown. While this is not a new element, this is the first time they’ve produced this element in this color. Previously, the part came in dark orange in the Juniors’ Family House (10686), and in reddish brown in Elves’ The Capture of Sophie Jones (41182) and Breakout from the Goblin King’s Fortress (41188). The minifigure head is yellow, and of course the printing on the face is exclusive as usual. It displays a big toothy smile, with peach print for the lips.

The torso for Brick Suit Girl is the same exact mold as Brick Suit Guy, but obviously it is blue instead of red. Again, the torso is one large piece with a recessed stem for the minifigure head to attach. The arms are attached as normal arms are, however the anti-studs that accept the hips and legs are within the torso element, more so than usual. The front and back act as an actual brick, allowing for building and customization. And the thickness of the torso, img_2067is that of a brick and a plate stacked together, in LEGO math.

The hips and legs are a solid blue and unremarkable, but it looks good against the orange of the modified tile with the four studs across the middle. However, what doesn’t look great is the 1×1 red plate against that orange. The 1×1 plate comes in red, to act as the antithesis to the Brick Suit Guy, primarily in red, carrying a blue 1×1 plate.

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LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 18 – Elephant Suit Girl – (1 of 17)

ELEPHANT SUIT GIRLMinifigure: #01 of 17 – Elephant Suit Girl
Released: April 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 7
Shop: LEGO

LEGO has created a habit of releasing approximately three sets of collectible minifigures in a calendar year. Some of have been linked to a particular product license, such as The Simpsons, or LEGO Batman Movie. They also release entire sets that are seemingly at random. Those minifigures are identified in a numbered series. Series 18 Collectible Minifigures are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the LEGO minifigure. Also, while there have been exceptions, they usually have sixteen minifigures in a series, this one has seventeen.

Elephant Suit Girl is the first in Series 18. There have been a few minifigures released in the past with masked headgear. The Lizard Suit Guy, multiple Chicken Suit Guys, Easter Bunnys, and so on have come to pass. This set of figures is full of masked headgear, and the Elephant Suit Girl is no exception. This mask is dual-molded; light bluish gray with white tusks. It also has white on black printing for the eyes. The dual-sided face on the minifigure head is also exclusive, with a smirking female face and printing for a beauty mark. On the back side she isn’t so img_2061sure of herself. It’s a fantastic screaming face with worry lines printed perfectly between the eyebrows. We think this face could be a great alternative to the Black Canary from LEGO Batman Movie’s second wave of minifigures.

The light bluish gray torso is fairly plain, with a printed white belly. The rear of the torso is unremarkable, however it rests on on a ballerina tutu. We’ve gotten this element in white in Assembly Square (10255), and two collectible minifigures (Ballerina (col15-10), Disco Harley Quinn (coltlbm2-1)) in white. This isn’t the first time we’ve gotten this piece in bright pink. We saw it earlier in the Fairy Batman Collectible Minifigure (coltlbm-3). The tutu img_2062piece slips over the hip mounts for the torso. The hips and legs also come in light bluish gray, with white printing on the tips of the feet; ever so simple white dots represent toes perfectly.

This minifigure comes with a new version of a mouse. It’s dual-molded in medium dark flesh with white on black printing for the eyes, bright pink printing for the nose. And there is a peach molded tail attached at the back, in a softer material that is more flexible and harder to break. That’s not it, though! This series also introduces the first time we see the 3×4 tile, modified with the four studs across the middle in orange.

This is just the beginning of new colors, new printings, and new molds. Keep coming back for more. Feel free to click on all of the buttons that keep you up to date, you know how to do that by now.

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (17 of 20)

General ZodMinifigure: #17 of 20 – General Zod
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 6
Shop: LEGO

There have been two other versions of General Zod released by LEGO. Both of those releases where in celebration of the Man of Steel film (for what it’s worth). While this particular Zod is from The LEGO Batman Movie, the figure is stylized after the Terence Stamp Zod from Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). It’s a very specific character played by a very specific actor. img_1976Therefore, the minifigure should be unmistakable and unforgettable; not like the other two Zod figures. Let’s see how they did!

The black, short, swept back hairpiece is a recoloring of the hair we’ve seen a few times. From The Twelth Doctor with the purple coat (ideas021) in the Ideas Doctor Who set (21304) in light bluish gray to the reddish brown version for Doctor Peter Venkman (gb005a) in the Firehouse Headquarters (75827), we’ve gotten this hairpiece in eleven sets, in three different colors since 2015. Now, in 2018, here it is again this time in black. We love it. We’re for it. We want to see it in more sets.

And one of the best parts is, the hairpiece element is big enough to cover an alternate face. That comes in handy, because General Zod comes with two faces. The primary face has a nice print. It has a good mustache and beard in black and nice muscle structure using the dark flesh printing. The secondary print has more of a disgusted look, but instead of the white on black print for the eyes, there is a white on red print for the eyes. It’s a fantastic option for a minifigure that’s ill or possessed; there have been a few zombies released previously this way.

The black torso is very plain and clean. On the front there’s the deep cut of the neckline with the hem in silver. The light flesh of the chest is printed on top, and that covers the black of the torso quite well. The character’s bracelets are printed on the arms in silver. img_1977On the back is Zod’s emblem, also printed in silver. The hips and legs are also pretty unremarkable; plain black parts with three silver stripes up the length of the hip piece.

As for accessories, the set includes the black 3×4 modified tile with yellow batsymbol printed in relief. Also, you get a printed 2×2 tile in white, made to look like a newspaper; The Gotham Gazette to be exact. The headline reads, “Kneel Before Zod in Polls.” This tile has already started to show up in MOCs, especially those of the newsstand variety.

And that’s it! This concludes our look at The LEGO Batman Collectible Minifigures’ Second Wave. We hope you enjoyed all of the reviews. We hope you found them informative. And we hope you come back soon. We have so much more to bring you. The best way to not miss a thing is to Like our Facebook page!

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (18 of 20)

Doctor PhosphorusMinifigure: #18 of 20 – Doctor Phosphorus
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 6
Shop: LEGO

If you held a LEGO gun to our head and made us pick the least LEGO minifigure type LEGO minifigure out of the series, it’s Doctor Phosphorus, with Clock King rallying as a close second. Even the mermaid Batman has the humanoid styled upper half. Doctor Phosphorus is clearly a skeleton. Even though LEGO has made so many skeletons in the past, with or without skeletal elements, img_1918Doctor Phosphorus just doesn’t seem to quite fit the cartoonish feel of the rest of the line.

The figure doesn’t come with any hairpiece or any other accessory for the head. So, there’s a bare stud on the yellowish green minifigure with skeleton print. It’s a great print too. We look forward to seeing it used for other things. However, so far, the print is exclusive to this figure. It may be a little while before we start seeing Doctor Phosphorus’s head anywhere other than on the rest of his body.

The torso is just about identical front the front as it is to the back. The black printed dots are mirrored so that the figure has that see through look with some floating elements within his body. It’s really well done. And then there’s black printing on the arms, which is a nice touch that we like, as you can tell. We’re sure at some point the charm will wear off and we’ll be like, “Boo! That img_1919print doesn’t go all of the way to the top!” But until that day comes, more print on the arms, please!

The hips and legs assembly is interesting. What appears to be dual molding from the front is, indeed, not at all. The hips are blue. The legs are that yellowish green plastic as the rest of the figure. The shorts on the legs are printed over the yellowish green plastic, with the black printed creases. There’s also some black creasing on the hips. The blue is then printed to give that torn look, which, in retrospect, is why the legs can’t be dual molded. Either way, that printing is well done. And then, the blocky black print of the skeletal parts of Doctor Phosphorus continues, not just on the front of the legs but on the sides as well.

The accessories leave a bit to be desired. Of course there’s the baseplate, but then all you get are the rounded wave elements. This is the element that gets used as flames all of the time, in 203 other sets to be exact. They’re also usually one of the extra pieces in sets that they’re featured in. However, this is the first time they’ve come in this trans-neon green color.

And no, nothing about this minifigure glows in the dark.

Come on back! In a short twelve hours or so, we’ll be posting our twentieth and final look at The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure Second Wave Series. We’ve laughed. We’ve cried. We’ve complained a lot about printing. We’re excited to talk about different things, and we hope you’re excited to come back to more stuff! Feel free to Like us on Facebook and share us with your Friends!

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (15 of 20)

Apache ChiefMinifigure: #15 of 20 – Apache Chief
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 6
Shop: LEGO

Apache Chief is an interesting entry into this wave of collectible minifigures. He’s one of the least interesting to open in the blind bags (feel for the hairpiece if you’re in need to finish your collection), and his figure is probably the most flawed you’ll find.

The long black hair piece with the red headband is new, but we’ve img_1895gotten it two times in a row from collectible minifigures. We also got it with Gong & Guitar Rocker (coltlnm17) from The LEGO Ninjago Movie Collectible Minifigures. As always, it’s nice to get a new piece more often, as it makes it easier and less expensive to collect.

The medium dark flesh minifigure head with the black and dark brown lines to make the firm or grim facial expression is nice to also get. It helps make for a diverse LEGO universe, and the face isn’t specific to the character where you could only use it with Apache Chief. You could easily use this minifigure head elsewhere if you wanted.

This reddish brown torso is far from perfect. The red printing of the belt comes all of the way down to the bottom of the torso. It is as flawless on the back as it is on the front. However, the red collar doesn’t quite make it all of the way to the top. img_1897Also, the print for the chest does not match the tone of the arms at all. The red print of the wrist bands are a nice touch, though.

The reddish brown hips and legs are well done. The print of the skin tone on the legs match that of the chest. And while the print on the hips exist, they don’t go all of the way to the top. They’re just creases though, so they really don’t have to either.

A 1×3 printed tile is included. The print is that of a photobooth strip. In movie, the character appears at the Justice League Anniversary Party. There was no photobooth in the Justice League Anniversary Party set (70919), and perhaps it should have been. But that could be easily made of one’s own creation if need be. And of course, the set comes with the 3×4 modified black tile with the yellow batsymbol print in relief.

Come back to The Big Kids Table later this evening for our look at Doctor Phosphorus! There’s only two more left in the series. We hope to see you then!