The newest series of collectible LEGO minifigures is now turning up in stores, and the tenth generation of the popular figures features more unique items and characters to excite LEGO fans. LEGO is even raising the stakes this time with a special, rare figure, “Mr. Gold,” that collectors can try to find. Here’s a look at the 16 figures that make up the standard collection for this series.
Librarian – LEGO continues to include some interesting female figures to its collectible series, and this cute librarian will please builders looking to add more women to their LEGO towns. The librarian comes with a coffee mug and a book.
Medusa – The mythical Gorgon is sure to be a highly sought figure, especially because of her unique hair and serpentine lower body. A double-sided face allows Medusa to have a normal mode and a red-eyed petrifying gaze. Fans who try to identify figures by feel before buying will note that Medusa is the bulkiest figure in this series.
Roman Commander – Expanding on the ancient world figures offered in previous series is the Roman commander Equipped with a cloak, helmet, and sword, this Roman soldier is a figure that army builders might want to collect in large numbers.
Warrior Woman – Xena fans will love this bold Amazon heroine, who comes with a spear and round shield. She also fits in well with the ancient or mythical setting of the Medusa and the Roman Commander.
Tomahawk Warrior – Just in time to complement the new Lone Ranger sets is a new Native American figure, this one boasting colorful war paint and a distinctive mohawk hairstyle. As the name implies, the warrior is equipped with a tomahawk. He also features excellent detail on his torso.
Skydiver – The skydiver’s expression reveals both excitement and sheer terror. His only accessories are his helmet and a small backpack parachute (which, sadly, does not open). This is one of the plainest figures in the series 10 collection, and, according to The Brick Blogger, one of the most common.
Bumblebee Girl – The girl in the bumblebee costume continues the theme of quirky figures in funny outfits, with earlier series offering figures in chicken suits, gorilla suits, and bunny suits. She has a very cute face and large wings, and her accessories include a distinctive headpiece with antennae and a honey pot.
Grandpa – Older characters can sometimes be hard to find in a LEGO town, so this balding gent with red suspenders is a welcome addition. The unique headpiece is a new item for LEGO. Grandpa comes ready to enjoy his retirement with a coffee mug and a newspaper, but he’ll also look great chasing pesky kids off of his LEGO lawn.
Paintball Player – Another relatively plain figure in this series is the paintball player, who comes with a paintball gun and a helmet. His paint-splattered outfit also identifies his favorite sport.
Sea Captain – Collectors will definitely be hunting this figure for the unique sea gull that comes with him, but he’s a good-looking figure in his own right, and he’ll fit right in with LEGO seaside towns and boating scenes. The captain also has a pair of binoculars to help him spot ships and storms.
Sad Clown – The black-and-white clown with the tearful frown joins earlier clown characters as another circus or street performer. He comes with a conical hat and a black ruff to complete his outfit, but he has no additional accessories.
Revolutionary Soldier – The big feature on this figure is his period hair, with a powdered wig that ends in a distinctive ponytail. He is otherwise very similar to soldiers who appeared in earlier pirate sets, including the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. He will, however, make a very fine George Washington for patriotic LEGO creations, and army builders might want a whole company of him to fight the British or hostile Native Americans.
Baseball Fielder – This baseball player only plays in the field because his glove is actually attached to his arm. He comes with a baseball cap, and his gray and blue outfit identifies him as a member of the Stackers team. If you have a team of Clutchers from series 3, you can now stage a full game with an opposing team of Stackers. Play ball!
Trendsetter – This female figure has a very Paris Hilton vibe, especially with her oversized sunglasses, chic outfit, and trendy little dog. She also comes with a fancy phone. Her new hairstyle and dog will probably make her a hot commodity with collectors, so be prepared to hunt a long time in order to find her.
Decorator – Does your LEGO house need remodeling? Call this decorator, although it looks like he paints everything baby blue. The figure comes with a cap, paint roller, and bucket.
Motorcycle Mechanic – The bike shop mechanic is a real tough guy, with sunglasses, a mustache, and a flame tattoo. He comes with a red cap and a wrench, but he’ll also make a great bouncer for LEGO night clubs.
In addition to the 16 regular figures you might also be able to find Mr. Gold, who comes in a shiny metallic tuxedo with a diamond-tipped staff. Only 5000 of this figure exist, however, so don’t hold your breath. Mr. Gold will probably turn up on Ebay at incredible prices later on, since even regular figures from retired series can run well over $10 each.
Visit the official LEGO website to learn more about the newest series of minifigures and other products. Other new releases include the Lone Ranger, Iron Man 3, and Man of Steel sets that tie in to this summer’s blockbuster movies. Find out more about the upcoming LEGO Super Heroes video game by watching the video at the top of this article.