LEGO collectible minifigures series packaging options 1

I told you a few days ago on the occasion of the announcement of the fifth series of characters to collect from the Super Mario universe (ref. Lego 71410), the days of minifigs delivered in the usual plastic bags are soon over. The manufacturer has already been working for many months on this transition, which should finally take place no earlier than September 2023 and the series of minifigs to collect in bags as we know them will then be delivered in a cardboard box that will no longer allow them to be identified. by handling the packaging.

LEGO does not plan to make life easier for fans: even if the manufacturer willingly admits having noticed over the years that the possibility of identifying the different characters in a series by handling the flexible bag has become a very popular activity. customers, there is no question of adding a code to these rigid packaging or any possibility of identifying their content.

As usual, LEGO declares that it does not rule out reviewing its copy later, but this necessarily implies that sales of minifigs individually or in complete boxes would have to drop significantly for the manufacturer to take into account. take this parameter into account and finally change your mind. Which will probably never happen.

What we do know, however, is that this new packaging will be sealed and not resealable after opening, that its contents will not be accessible without destroying the cardboard, that the boxes containing several series will always be composed of 36 units and that LEGO does not plan to modify the unit retail price of the product, i.e. €3.99.

LEGO could have used the principle of the box already used for the Bandmates of the VIDIYO range, but experience has shown that customers do not hesitate to open the boxes in stores to check the contents and the manufacturer has concluded that we had to imagine a more secure packaging.

I'll spare you all the talk about the need to save the planet that coats this announcement, LEGO obviously highlights the recyclable side of this new packaging and maintains that it is therefore necessary to sacrifice in passing a possibility of identification that simplified the life of many customers but which was in any case not envisaged by LEGO when launching these series of collectible minifigs. It's for the planet, make an effort.

You will find above and below some visuals illustrating the different avenues of reflection envisaged by LEGO around this new packaging with several prototypes. The final version of the packaging should be the one last seen in the gallery below. The possibility of a paper bag was quickly abandoned and the work mainly focused on the need to move from a flexible bag to a rigid container which unfortunately no longer allows you to try to guess the content. The manufacturer even claims that during the test phases with a sample of parents and children, more than 70% of those polled chose the new packaging over the old one. Planet first, take LEGO at its word.

LEGO collectible minifigures series packaging options 2

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The manufacturer had attempted a happening during the online convention LEGO CON 2022 by revealing only three of the 12 characters of the next series of minifigs in collectible bags (71034 Collectible Minifigure Series 23) but he quickly sabotaged the operation by immediately uploading a visual that featured the entire cast. The product sheet has since been updated on the official store with a visual that presents the different characters in costumes that will form this 23rd series of minifigs.

The other interesting detail: this series of minifigs will be delivered in the usual bags which allow manipulation to guess the contents of the packaging and complete a series at a lower cost without having to buy blind. It is known that the eight characters of the fifth LEGO Super Mario series (71410 Character Series Pack #5) will be delivered in a cardboard packaging that will deprive fans of their usual "groping" session, so this will not be the case for this time concerning collectible minifigs.

We will talk again very soon about the upcoming transition to rigid packaging which will make it more difficult for anyone who has become accustomed to the shelves of their favorite toy store, it will take place and I have had the opportunity to learn about it a little more on the occasion of a conference organized by the manufacturer.

new lego sets lego con 2022 debrief

We can always discuss the form about this second edition of LEGO CON which will have lasted a good two hours, but we must admit that the manufacturer has offered many announcements of products which had not yet been unveiled on the channels. usual frequented by all those who want to know more about the sets to come.

This year's "convention" was therefore in fact much more interesting and rhythmic than last year's, it at least managed to surprise us between two recorded or scripted segments more or less interesting for teenage or adult fans than we are. And it's already a feat when you know that the manufacturer is finding it increasingly difficult to plug the leaks of visuals or information that take place long before the official announcement of its products.

The summer will be hot, it already is, with the releases scheduled for August 1st but there is no rush: these new products are announced at a public price which takes into account the announced increase in certain references. There is therefore no risk that their price will increase by surprise in September.

These products, which are all online in the official store, are not the only ones to be launched on August 1: other LEGO Star Wars, Marvel and Super Mario references already unveiled will also be available on this date. The 23rd series of collectible characters is slated for September, the LEGO Avatar lineup for October.

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We now know three of the 12 characters that will make up the next series of collectible bag characters (ref. Lego 71034): a guy disguised as a boat captain and two female characters disguised, one as a reindeer and the other as a robot. The nine other characters who will complete the inventory should be revealed soon.

Availability scheduled for September 1, 2022, €3.99 per bag if LEGO does not increase the unit price of these minifigs by then.


Update : the complete series is revealed by LEGO on the online space dedicated to LEGO CON 2022. We therefore obtain the following 12 characters: Nutcracker (nutcracker), Sugar Fairy (the sugar plum fairy), Green Dragon Costume (the costume of green dragon), Snowman (the snowman), Reindeer Costume (the renno costume), Christmas Elf (the holiday elf), Turkey Costume (the turkey costume), Cardboard Robot (the cardboard robot), Popcorn Costume (the popcorn costume), Wolf Costume (the wolf costume), Ferry Captain (the captain of the ferry) and Knight of the Yellow Castle (the knight of the yellow castle).

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lego 71035 muppets collectible minifigures six pack

For those who are interested, know that LEGO markets the 12 collectible minifigs in bags under The Muppets license (ref. 71033) individually at the public price of 3.99 € but also in packs of six sachets (ref. 71035) at the price of 23.99 €.

Attention, these boxes which contain six characters are filled randomly and there is no possibility to choose their contents nor guarantee to obtain six different minifigs per box.

As usual, the pack is already out of stock on the official online store but Amazon also lists this packaging at a price of €22.41 or €3.74 per bag.

LEGO 71035 The Muppets Set of 6 Minifigures, Limited Edition with Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, for Children and Adult Fans of the Series

LEGO 71035 The Muppets Set of 6 Minifigures, Limited Edition with Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, for Children and Adult Fans of the Series

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