Most collectors haven’t even had a chance to get their hands on the LEGO Minifigures Series 9 lineup that was just fully-revealed and announced earlier this month, and already news has leaked out giving us the lowdown on LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10! Thanks to the official LEGO Parts Database, we now know all 16 figures in LEGO Minifigures Series 10, and have design images for each figure! This set has set number 71001 and is scheduled for spring 2013 (Q2).
Below is the complete list of figures that comprise LEGO Minifigures Series 10, with an image and my comments on each figure.
Sea Captain: The seagull accessory that comes with the Sea Captain may seriously be my favorite part of the entire LEGO Series 10 Minifigures lineup. Seriously–love it. The Sea Captain himself looks like your stereotypical gruff old sea captain, which is fine, but I may need to buy a bunch of this LEGO Series 10 minifigure just to build a seagull army!
Sad Clown: This old time clown minifigure is a lot different than what we’re used to–namely because he’s in monochrome! The black and white sad clown is a new twist on a sub-line we’ve had a few figures of already, and I have to admit that I really like the classic monochrome appearance!
Librarian/Nerd Girl: Supposedly this is a Librarian minifigure, but it sure doesn’t look it to me. I’ve heard others call this figure a Nerd Girl, and that seems more appropriate given that her accessories are chemistry flasks. (Not that scientists aren’t cool–my wife is a science teacher, after all.) I like the flasks a lot with the different colored substances in them, but the LEGO minifigure itself looks odd to me.
While he’s not the most visually-appealing design in the set, this old man minifigure adds some age and wisdom to the lineup! The Grandpa minifigure from LEGO Minifigures Series 10 can serve as a family-builder or fulfill other roles in a LEGO diorama such as a teacher or politician or salesman. I’m certain I can find lots of things for this minifigure to do in my collection.
Bumblebee Girl: The “people wearing animal costumes” sub-line within the LEGO Collectable Minifigures line just gets weirder and weirder. I kind of liked the man in Dinosaur costume from Series 5, but I feel like this is pushing it and is just kinda creepy. The honey pot is pretty cute, however.
Roman Commander: The more soldiers from ancient empires we get, the better! The Roman Commander minifigure will make a worthy supervising officer to all kinds of great Roman soldier minifigures, and is just a nice historical addition to Minifigures Series 10 overall.
There are few things that I love more in the various LEGO Collectible Minifigures series than powerful women soldiers, and this Warrior Woman is another outstanding one. This is one tough mama with a cool axe and hawk-emblazoned shield, and one of my favorite figures in Series 10 for certain.
Decorator: At first I thought this painter minifigure was a pretty dull idea, but then I thought of the amazing displays that could be made with houses made of different-colored bricks meant to represent different stages in the painting process, and this decorator figure shot up my most-wanted list. I think this figure is going to end up being super-fun to modify sets to go with, and the paint bucket and paint roller are brilliant accessories.
Tomahawk Warrior: Another fun and fearsome Native American figure to add to the collection. I adore the tribal face paint on the figure, and I’m curious to see if his spear will actually have deco on its tip. This is on my must-buy list.
Trendsetter: I don’t know whether I love the awesome trendy diva minifigure or the chihuahua more here! What I do know is that this is a really fresh and unique minifigure, and I can only dream of getting a female lawyer in pink suit in a future LEGO Minifigures set to fully recreate the Legally Blonde movies with!
Baseball Fielder: We always need more and more sports team minifigures, and while what I really want is basketball minifigures, I’ll settle for another baseball player. The baseball catcher has a nice neutral-colored uniform and a very desirable catcher’s mitt to field with. I can wait a little longer for LEGO to give basketball some love, I suppose…
Revolution Soldier: Another great historical soldier minifigure that history teachers everywhere should try to army-build for their classrooms. We haven’t quite seen all of him yet (his lower-body either isn’t in the LEGO parts database or hasn’t been identified), but he’s looking very nice from what we can see.
I never thought I’d see the day we’d get an official LEGO Minifigure of a tattooed punk biker with a mohawk, but LEGO Minifigures Series 10 is full of surprises! This is a pretty crazy minifigure and thus appeals to me quite a bit. And hey, I think I may have finally found an appropriate head to kitbash a LEGO Jamie from “Mythbusters” with!
Medusa: Just when I think LEGO has run out of classic monsters to make, they bust out a Medusa minifigure! This is probably the only time that LEGO will ever–ever–get to use the “hair made of snakes” mold that they’ve created for this figure, but it was so worth doing to get this classic Greek myth monster.
Assuming there’s some tiny piece of cloth parachute included, I think the Skydiver could be a very cool minifigure in Series 10. Without it, he looks neat but will always feel incomplete. Nice idea, though, given the hundreds of LEGO airplanes released over the years.
I’ve never played a paintball game in my life, so I never dreamed of a Paintball Guy minifigure. The LEGO paintball gun is fun, and this figure will look interesting in a variety of LEGO City sets.