There’s no better way to celebrate this huge milestone than to throw an enormous party, which may be the theme of LEGO Minifigures Series 18!
LEGO Minifigures Series 18 officially released in April therefore i recognise that review is SUPER late. So sorry about this. Quick life update. I quit my job which paid decently well but was in the end making me miserable.
It was probably one of the better decisions I’ve manufactured in my entire life and I took a brief holiday to reset my head. I also started within my new job recently which includes been pretty hectic but incredibly fun and rewarding.
Long story short, I’m in a far greater head space!
Series 18 marks a go back to form for LEGO’s minifigure series with an eclectic cast of characters in several costumes and party-related outfits. After 2 consecutive qualified Series (Batman Movie Series 2 and Ninjago Movie), that is an enormous breath of oxygen. I’ve also personally liked the core numbered series more then qualified ones, apart from Disney.
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Here’s a glance at the Series 18 blind bags, which will come in a captivating shade of orange and includes a party design, with streamers hanging from the most notable border, in addition to a 40th Minifig Anniversary commemorative badge in the most notable right hand corner.
Each blind bag costs AU$5.99 (US$4 in america and £2.99 and €3.99 respectively). You can get them at your neighborhood toy store, or on LEGO.com and even on Amazon.
For practically every Series, I usually recommend not wasting time by feeling up many bags to gather a complete set (if you don’t enjoy it) and just buy a complete* set online. I usually get mine from Rick James Bricks but if you’re in america, you can usually get full sets from Amazon
Cowboy Costume Guy
We start with Cowbow Costume Guy, a fairly plain character with that said, but one that’s elevated by the most imaginative minifig accessories ever – a miniature wearable LEGO horse!
The horse looks brilliant, and the designers did a fantastic job of nailing the appearance of a genuine LEGO horse that’s shrunk right down to minifig-size.
The printing and information on the horse is excellent and I really like how they were able to incorporate printed hooves and the dimple on its snout.
The horse comprises of two parts – your body which is mounted on the minifig’s neck and the tail goes between your torso and legs.
With the horse off, you can observe the printing on the minifig’s torso, where he includes a Woody-esque cow-print vest and a red bandana across his neck.
Sadly, the horse is manufactured out of rubbery material which isn’t my favourite since it includes a squishy feel to it, and quality control could be iffy with these elements, but my horse specifically had no real issues.
Here’s a glance at the Cowbow’s back printing.
With Series 18, I really believe LEGO included many throwbacks to the 1st LEGO Minifigure Series, and it’s hard never to start to see the homage to Series 1’s Cowboy minifigure. They have even similar taste in sideburns.
The Cowbow Costume Guy is a fantastic commence to Series 18, with a brand new undertake what could’ve been an extremely boring character. The horse accessory was a wonderful surprise with how well it had been executed, and feels truly unique and in the home in a numbered Minifigure Series.
WHERE TO FIND One: The Cowboy Costume Guy is relatively simple to find. The horse comes with an odd condition and feels very squishy. It’s honestly hard to choose, if you have trouble feeling for the horse, you can test feeling for the cowboy hat that includes a wide brim.
LEGO Brick Suit Guy
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the brick, LEGO included 2 Minifigure costumes dressed as the iconic brick. Much less iconic as a 2 x 4 because they had to create do with a 2 x 3 configuration to match how big is the minifigure.
LEGO could’ve easily made the suit a 2×4 however in keeping true to the spirit of the LEGO System, they made a decision to make certain that the costume gets the same dimensions as a 2 x 3 brick in order that it remains appropriate for practically every LEGO piece out there. Yup, those will work studs right there.
I like his super-happy face, which is nice and expressive and just screams “I’m so happy and excited!”
Here’s what the brick suit appears like from the back, where one can start to see the tubes that allows the suit to add itself to studs. The brick suit is exceptionally designed and can arguably become just about the most iconic accessories in the annals of LEGO minifigures.
Of course with the suit being made to put on other blocks, naturally among the first things I did so was to fuse the Brick Boy and Brick Girl together, and yes, it is merely as suggestive since it looks.
The idea of the LEGO Brick Suit Guy is a comparatively simple but effective one. It’s essentially the most iconic costume in this entire series, considering that the character generally is decked out as a LEGO mascot.
The utility of the minifigure & most importantly this costume will go an extended, good way, especially because it’s compatible within the LEGO system.
HOW YOU CAN FIND One: The LEGO Brick Suit guy is relatively simple to identify because of its unique brick shape. It feels as though a rectangular with sharp corners and you could easily find out the studs onto it. The challenge comes from trying to differentiate it from the Brick Suit Girl given that they have the same suit.
The only method to inform them apart is by feeling for his or her hairpieces – the boy includes a toussled hair, which doesn’t have the pointy ponytail bit that the girl’s hair does.
LEGO Brick Suit Girl
The LEGO Brick Suit Girl is practically identical to the Brick Suit Boy, that she’s colour-swapped and includes a blue 2 x 3 brick costume and a red 1 x 1 stud as her accessory.
Just like the Brick Suit Boy, her facial expression is among utmost joy, with a major wide grin that may come in very helpful if you want to depict a minifigure being purely happy.
She’s her hair up in a side ponytail and it’s a significant nice female hairpiece that isn’t particularly common.
Just like the Brick Suit Boy’s costume, the girl’s costume also fits within the LEGO system.
Overall, I see both Brick Suit Boy and Girl as a complementary pair. They should both stick together (heh), and the contrary colour pallette also work particularly well together.
WHERE TO FIND One: Just like the Brick Suit Boy, the girl’s large blocky costume is rather simple to feel for. Differentiate between them by feeling for the girl’s hairpiece,