Lego (8683) Minifigures Series 1

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Lego Minifigures Series 1The famous plastic building bricks made by Lego have been the construction material of choice among budding bedroom based developers. However, its the inhabitants of Legoland that have become the most fascinating aspect of the plastic village.

Lego people are known as “Minifigures”; and many sets may have been sold just because of the appeal of the little figure included. There has even been a market for customised Lego figurines, where small, independent firms (not endorsed by Lego) re-paint figures and manufacture their own accessories for their own creations.

With the popularity of little Lego men and women, it’s surprising that the recently launched series of 16 individual minifigures is the first ever officially available in the shops.

Each pack in Series 1 contains one minifigure, a stand and leaflet showing the collection. Many of the figures also come with an accessory.

The figures are sealed in a foil packet, to keep what’s inside as secret as possible until it’s opened. This will leave most, trying to complete a collection, with doubles. These will need to be traded with other collectors.

However, The Toy Detectives have been undertaking an investigation to see if there are any clues as to what might be hidden inside each packet. What gives away the identity of each concealed figure is the smaller of two barcodes printed on the rear of the packaging. On the samples we’ve seen, the barcode also has NO number printed underneath it. Compare it to the chart at the following website: bricks.inof.de – and you’ll be able to identify the contents of the sealed packs without needing to buy and open them.

You’ll also find dealers on Amazon and eBay selling Lego figures individually, useful if you’re finding some items in the collection elusive.

As a toy, Lego Minifigures are simply great fun. The characters are original and most will complement existing Lego sets or be wonderfully, humorously out of place. As a collectible, (whilst a little expensive for what they are) these little kits certainly offer greater value for money over trading cards. However, there has yet to be a compelling and officially endorsed game to be invented, that is base around a motley crew of little Lego men.

The Verdict

MOST WANTED: A fun toy to collect and play with. I’m looking forward to having the zombie marauding around my Lego town.

Minifigures Series 1
By Lego
For ages 3 years and older

Where to Buy Lego Minifigures Series 1

John Lewis £1.95 Visit store's website
The Entertainer £1.99 Visit store's website
Lego Shop UK £1.99 Visit store's website
Toys R Us USA $2.49 Visit store's website
Amazon.com $1.99 Visit store's website

All prices correct at the time of publishing. Please check retailer for latest prices, availability and delivery information.

The 16 Minifigures in Series 1

Features & Contents

  • 1 minifigure
  • 1 accessory
  • 1 stand
  • Instruction leaflet, that also pictures the collection

Product Details & Specifications

Product name: Lego Minifigures Series One
Recommended age: for 3 years and older
Minimum age: 3 years due to small parts and long cord
Battery requirements: n/a
Safety considerations:
Assembly requirements: Simple assembly required
Manufacturer/Supplier: Lego
Manufacturer/Supplier no.: #8683
Barcode (UPC/EAN): Varies worldwide, UK example: 5702014602304
Product dimensions:
Product weight:
Packaging dimensions: 11.5cm x 8.6cm
Packaged item weight:
Country of origin: Made in China

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