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Lego Collectible Minifigures

Submitted by on May 20, 2010 – 11:33 pmNo Comment

“Our first three Lego Minifigures were identical. They were nacho libras. You try explaining that to a four-year-old.”

£1.99

Buy online at Argos

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Lego Minifigures

Initial thoughts: In case you never knew this, a Lego Minifigure is the little Lego man (or woman) that comes with Lego sets. The minifigure is always one of the highlights of any new Lego toy for Flea, so when she came home from school to find three packets from the new Lego Minifigure collection on the dining table, she was beyond excited.

I was quite pleased too – it’s always nice to find new toys that you can use as a treat for kids without spending a fortune, and which will fit in with toys we already have in the house – the minfigures are just under £2 – perfect pocket money toys.

We liked: The packages are nice and easy to open, and the price is pretty reasonable considering how long the figures last. Each package contains a single minifigure and there are 16 in total to collect, with a nice, if eclectic,  combination of characters that could be used in different play scenarios – Lego also promises there will be more toys to come in the next few months.

We weren’t keen: It’s par for the course with these sort of “blind box” toys, but we ended up with three of the same figure. It’s impossible to predict, but it turned out to be three Nacho Libres – Mexican wrestlers. Yeah, you try explaining that to a four-year-old. Are these actually aimed at little kids? You can guess how much “nacho libre” meant to Flea.

The cape also didn’t fit properly, so the figure didn’t look like the picture, which led to some parent/child frustration.  Flea also wasn’t sure how to play with a wrestler but in the end decided it was probably a baddie, and put him to work with her pirate figures.

Overall: The Lego minifigures are great quality and very affordable, but even so, I can see this range becoming VERY expensive very quickly if you keep getting duplicates – there are websites available that tell you the bar codes of the different figures if you want to cheat but even having looked at those I know the odds of me remembering what we’re looking for when I’m at the checkout in Tesco are pretty remote. A bit disappointing, for us, despite the quality of the toy itself, which is fine.

[Sally, Who’s the Mummy]

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