Lego Disney Minifigures

An image was leaked the other day of a new set of collectable Lego minifigures. They are all based around Disney characters. It is common knowledge that Disney has had a link with Lego for years. So this new series makes perfect sense. I will go through the characters and discuss some others that I think we will see in future series.

Lego Disney Minifigures

The characters in the first series are:

Mickey Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Donald Duck

Daisy Duck

Peter Pan

Captain Hook

Dash

Syndrome

Aladdin

Genie

Buzz

Alien

Stitch

Ursula

Ariel

Maleficent

Alice

Cheshire Cat

I would say this is a great start to a series. We haven’t got all the famous characters out, so they have something to bring out in future lots. I also find it great to see some Pixar characters. I have not seen a single classic Disney film like Aladdin, Snow White, or The Little Mermaid, but I am a massive fan of everything Pixar. If I were to collect these I would probably try and “feel out” the Pixar characters and probably Mickey and Donald, while leaving all the other characters. I was a fan of some of the old Disney cartoons like Recess and Fillmore, so if they decided to bring out some figures from that I would also be interested. I know Stitch is probably a more popular character than those from Recess and certainly more popular than Fillmore, but you can’t blame a guy for dreaming. Who wouldn’t want a minifigure of TJ, Spinelli, Gretchen, Gus, Vince, or Mikey?

recess lego disney minifigures

Lego-Disney-Series-16-Collectible-Minifigure-Series

This image above has circulated a few sites recently. This is supposedly some of the figures we can expect from the new series. Some of them seem plausible as we have seven of the characters confirmed. The look slightly different in the real pictures, but the representation is pretty spot on. I don’t buy this image though. Six figures representing Kim Possible? I don’t think so. A Barbie and Ken figure? Unless Hasbro has done a licensing deal with Lego this is never going to happen. That is why I question the validity of the picture. You can believe, but unless most of the figures get made I won’t be.

In the confirmed image, the different properties featured are varied. We have the classic Disney characters like Mickey and Donald, the old cartoon characters, as well as the modern 3D characters. With some of the characters you can almost guess some other characters that will appear.

As we have Buzz and the Alien we can only assume we will have Woody too, maybe even Jessie. I can’t see them being the same as they appeared in the sets a few years ago. The alien still looks the same, but Buzz has lost his special moulded head and has a normal head with a decal. This is why I think Woody and Jessie would also have a normal head and probably have normal length legs too.

toy story lego disney minifigures

The inclusion of Dash and Syndrome can only mean Helen, Bob, and Violet are to come? I would like to think so. Why would Lego put in the two characters if they didn’t plan on adding the other three characters? I wouldn’t say Syndrome and Dash are the most popular characters. If they do make a figure of the rest of the family I will find it interesting to see how they make the figures portray their special powers. Will Helen and Violet be taller? Will Bob be a bigger figure?

incredibles lego disney minifigures

With it being the first series, it is obvious why they included the favourites of Donald, Mickey, and Minnie. These three characters are Disney personified and are the faces of the company. Putting these main characters in the first series is a good start and hopefully get people in the series. I am slightly bemused by the inclusion of Daisy though. Unless Daisy is more popular in the US than in the UK, I can’t see she has the same kind of pulling power as the other three, but maybe she is there as the “girlfriend” of Donald, like Mickey and Minnie.  These four main characters are good for a start, and it also leaves room for another lot of characters to be the linchpin of the other series. I would like to see Goofy and Pluto in the next series. Characters like Oswald the Unlucky Rabbit, Chip and Dale, and Scrooge McDuck will be some other well-known Disney characters that could be included.

The rest of the characters hint at some more characters we could be seeing. No Lilo with Stitch? No Tinkerbell with Peter Pan? We should be seeing the rest of the characters from the films represented. We will probably see all the Disney Princess represented in future series. I can see Tinkerbell, Lilo, Mad Hatter, Jasmine, and Snow White being made later on to fit in with the characters already here.

This leaves me to question what characters I think they should do. I think having a couple of Princesses in each series will really draw people in. Lego have already made the princesses in the Friends style. I also think a good spread of Pixar characters will see them right. They will probably continue with characters from old films too, like Dumbo, Pinocchio, and Winnie the Pooh.

Now onto the characters that I want to see.

As I have mentioned I would love to see some Recess characters. If they have done Lilo and Stitch they obviously don’t mind taking characters from Disney Toons.

I love the Pixar films so including a few main characters from every film would be great. I don’t think they will try to do any Cars or Finding Nemo characters, but I think they could mould some heads for Bugs Life, Monsters Inc, and Ratatouille characters.  If they could pull off some great likenesses of these characters I will be more than happy.

Now I like Pixar, but I also like some of the original Disney 3D films. Some figures representing this side of Disney would also be cool. I would love to see some Chicken Little, Wreck It Ralph, and Big Hero Six characters.

big hero six lego disney minifigures
What they could look like.

I love Phineas and Ferb too. So some figures of them would be nice. I do know Lego planned to use the two in a Lego game before so you never know!

lego phineas and ferb disney minifigures
Lego Phineas and Ferb Board Game

This has also got me thinking. Will Disney be taking any characters from Live action properties? Will we be seeing High School Musical, Suite Life, or National Treasure characters? I doubt it. What about Muppets?

muppets lego disney minifigures

I am excited about this development, and will certainly be buying some of the bags. I hope they include some great characters and both sides, Lego and Disney, do well enough from it that they carry it on until almost every Disney character has been done!

 

 

 

lego feature

Lego Week is Cool when its on BB! We all love the interlocking brick toy! As always the schedule:

Tuesday: A look at the new Disney minifigure series

Wednesday: Lego Sets that are worth a fortune

Thursday: A look at a Lego project I am involved in

Friday: My favourite Lego sets

These are subject to change!

The Culture Clash this week is between three things instead of two!

We have the classic Lego themes battling it out!

Space vs Pirates vs Castle!

lego castle pirate space theme culture clash

lego miniature SNES

After being inspired by this guy’s amazingly cool miniature Lego NES, I decided to try my hand at a miniature SNES.

NES

This is what it ended up looking like.

Lego SNES

If you would like to create this SNES you can follow the instructions below.

Lego SNES Instructions

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Since I have been playing Minecraft since Beta 1.4 or something like that, I have come to know the game pretty well. So for this week’s suggestion Sunday I think I will suggest some games that people who play Minecraft will enjoy. This list won’t be full of Minecraft clones. but games I feel take some of the best features of Minecraft and run with it.

Minecraft Skins
Selection of Minecraft Characters

Little Alchemy

This takes the crafting side of Minecraft to a new level. You start with the 4 elements: fire, wind, earth ,and water. With these four elements you can make 550 items ranging from villages to tyrannosaurus-rex by combining two items together to create a new item. You simply drag and drop one item onto another to combine them together. You can only combine the two items at a time, but once you have created that item you can find it again in the menu to the right. An item that is underlined can’t be combined any more and is the most complete element it can be. Each item combination works logically for example water and lava go together to form obsidian much like in Minecraft. I think any fan of Minecraft will enjoy discovering what each item does and how to create new elements. You can play the game here. Or if you need help this website will give you a random combination as a hint.

Little Alchemy
550 Items to Make

Gnomoria

Aesthetically, this game is similar to Minecraft; the world is pixelated and has singe isometric blocks that build mountains and scenery. The main point of Gnomoria is to guide your gnomes to create different items that will help them build their world. You direct the gnomes to do different tasks like mining, woodwork, or defence. You have to build up your town using the different materials that you gnomes collect. You can also set up defences around your town to avoid a battle with goblins, by training your gnomes to fight in the army. The better your town is the more gnomes you will get join you. You can buy the game here. Rather than drone on, it would be better if you check out this video.

Gnomoria
A Roof Over Your Gnome’s Heads

 Lego Worlds

Without much fanfare, Lego World launched earlier this year on Steam. It has been billed Lego Minecraft, but personally I think it goes further than that. While Minecraft has blocks, Lego Worlds has bricks. These bricks are exact representations of their real life counterparts and give much more variety in building compared to the standard blocks in Minecraft. Both games have interesting mobs; Minecraft has endermen, creepers, and silverfish and Lego Worlds has polar bears, eagles, and camels. Lego Worlds have vast expansive worlds to explore with many different biome much like Minecraft. The one thing I think Lego Worlds has beaten Minecraft on is the building. Lego is a building toy so creating it in a game gives people endless opportunities. To be able to build a great castle and then walk around it is fantastic for any fan of Lego. As much I love Minecraft I hope Lego Worlds does just as well, and I am sure with the popularity of Lego it will be successful. You can buy this game on Steam here.

Lego Worlds Mining Machine
Mining Machine
LEGO Worlds Mushroom Biome
Mushroom Biome
Green Loontern

For any ardent Lego fan, the popular Lego video games are still a valuable part of the hobby. If you have recently been watching the gaming scene you will no doubt have heard of the new Lego Dimensions. This game takes the ideas from Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Amiibo and makes them into Lego. The new game features many well known franchises including Back to the Future, The Simpsons, and Scooby Doo in new scenarios, while also appearing with stalwart Lego game characters like Gandolf, Batman, and Wyldstyle. With these new additions to the game it has had me thinking… Will Lego Looney Tunes be coming out?

Lego DImensions
New Lego Dimensions

Bare with me, I actually have some interesting evidence that should hopefully support this theory.

1. Lego Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo is perhaps the most well known cartoon from Warner Brothers, maybe only equaled by the Looney Tunes. It was announced at the London Toy Fair that the UK would be seeing Lego Scooby Doo sets based around the mystery solving gang. The characters, Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma are instantly recognisable as minifigures, and fit the brick incredibly well. The sets also feature a cast of lesser known character who pose as the villains from the original series. Although the original series started in 1969 it has been revamped and updated for more modern audiences making it still recognisable to children today. As Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes are so closely linked with the founding of early television animation it seems like the next Warner Brother’s franchise to be used by Lego could the zany crew created by Chuck Jones.

Lego Scooby Doo
Shaggy, Scooby , and Fred with the Mystery Machine

2. New Bugs Bunny Show

My second reason is the fact that Warner Brothers have announced a new Bugs Bunny animated series titled “Wabbit.” This show was announced in 2014 by Cartoon Network. Personally, I can’t think of a better time to release some Looney Tunes Lego! If a particular character is back on screens why not release toys to go with it? Bugs Bunny is one of most recognisable characters anyway, but releasing a new range after a new show will be mutually beneficial for both parties; Lego will sell more toys and Warner Brothers will get more viewers.

Wabbit Bugs Bunny
Poster for Wabbit – The New Bugs Bunny Vehicle

3. Lego Daffy Duck in Lego Batman 3

My last reason is probably the most conclusive in my eyes. In the latest itineration of the popular Lego Batman game series, it featured a very recognisable face – Daffy Duck. Because the game was licensed by Warner Brothers they thought it would be good to add in one their favourite characters. As it was a super hero game, Daffy Duck appeared in his Green Loontern form referencing an episode of Duck Dodgers where he accidentally mixes up his laundry with Hal from the Green Lanterns. In the game he his voiced by one of his regular voice actors, and still has the annoying charm that we have all learned to love. I think this is the best proof of Lego Looney Tunes because the Lego team actually created a virtual Daffy Duck in Lego form so if they went into physical sets they would already have the character model. Lego Looney Tunes must be on the radar of the Lego staff giving me hope for the next year of releases.

Daffy Duck in Lego Batman 3
Daffy Duck as the Green Loontern

If they were to create these sets, I can see them releasing them in 2016 around a year after the Scooby Doo sets will have come out. My speculations could be completely off in which case I apologise for exciting you, but if it does turn out to be real remember – you heard it here first!

Lego Looney Tunes
The Closest We Have to Lego Looney Tunes