Minifig series 3 bios added to LEGO.com

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Hula Dancer

Cygnet, the Ugly Duckling tells me the Minifigures microsite at LEGO.com has been updated today with mini-bios of the figs so I've taken the opportunity to add images here, and also update the series 1 and 2 images with those on the bio pages. Hopefully we'll see them in the shop at LEGO.com soon but if you can't wait, there's always eBay...

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By in United States,

Those look like some nice mini-figs!!

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By in United States,

Actually was up on Monday. And like the bios of them.

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By in United States,

where is the gorilla suit guy? Everyone else has a picture but him.

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By in United States,

Who is the Gorilla suit guy? Better not tell him he's not a real gorilla! Priceless.

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By in United States,

The bios are pretty funny, especially the notation on the rapper winning an award for rhyming words with "orange." I wonder if this is a subtle reference to Eminem as he also spoke about the complexities in rhyming the word "orange" in his 60 Minutes interview a few weeks back. :o)

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By in United Kingdom,

The Gorilla (suit) has to be my favourite!

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By in United Kingdom,

I didn't realise that the elf actually has elf ears attached to the hairpiece!

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By in Australia,

Lego Space being my favoured theme I find the Space Villain's bio very interesting, I've always imagined how all the different Lego themes might fit together in the Lego universe, and now I have some good examples to build on with that Insectoid hive fleet and an M-Tron nebula and so on. The Elf has a good one too, it just makes me wish for that Emerald Dragon Cave set to be actually produced.

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By in United Kingdom,

Has anyone actually realised that in the pilot's bio it says he "flew a rocket to Mars to stop an invasion of water-stealing Moon Men." Doesn't that remind anyone of last years doctor who episode in november lol :D

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By in United States,

Just out of curiosity, why have you used the drawn minifigs for the database instead of photos? I was a little surprised to see bendy legs.

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By in United Kingdom,

@legoman98, it does remind of that episode- I stopped collecting the minifigs after series 1 but may get that space villian to match the space man...

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By in Poland,

I love the Gorilla Guy's quote: "Ook!" Sweet :)

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By in Curaçao,

@mattdiss, because LEGO don't release 'proper' photos for them, unfortunately. We did have a partial set for series 1, but I decided to change them for consistency.

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By in United States,

Yay this is great new thank you!

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By in United States,

Hopefully I'll get to Target today.

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By in United States,

Actually, I found the minifigs at a Toys R Us. Didn't have to wait for ebay.

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By in United States,

Just found Series 3 at the TRU in Ft. Collins Colorado. They were $3.99 each, but I still got the buy one get one 50% off. The sad thing is that they are limiting the quantity to 5 per person. Luckily I had my nephew so I got 10 total! I wonder if they will continue to limit the number to five like they did on series 1. I don't remember TRU limiting the quantity on series 2. Any ideas? Was series 3 a larger manufacturing run?

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By in United States,

Does anyone want to trade? I have extra Aliens, Gorilla Guy, Tennis Player, Race Car Driver, Snowboarder, Sumo, Samurai and pilot. I need Hula Girll Rapper, Mummy and fisherman. I found series 3 at Toys R Us. First at 2.99, then 3.99. Total rip off.

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By in United States,

The Space Villain is simply awesome. LEGO made an excellent marketing choice by placing an all-too-familiar "B" on his uniform and referencing classic Space themes in his bio. Now AFOLs will run to the nearest toy store just to buy an army of this guy.

Which means I've got to get out and see if the local Toys R Us has this series yet... after all, I want to nab a Space Villain, an Elf, and a Samurai before everyone else takes them all...

First Rench, now Space Villain... it's almost as though LEGO is building up to a possible return of Blacktron.

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By in United States,

@SJPlego - Space villain / Cyborg is one of the harder to find. it is on par with Hula Girl, Indian Chief seems 3 per box. Fisherman is the hardest bar none (2 per box). I wish Lego would take the rubbish figures like race car driver, or ser 2 Traffic Cop, and make them the ultra rare ones, it would make them at least somewhat desirable.

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By in United States,

I found Series 3 at Meijer selling for $1.99 each. Couldn't pass up buying a box.

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By in United States,

Zip, zero, nada at Target. :(

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By in United States,

Hmm... Lego's making a lot of female minifigures, which I suppose is a good thing, right?

I'm adding quotes to all my Bionicle BrickLists! Check them out! I'm not done yet, though. (I just started on "Bionicles of Light".)

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By in Taiwan,

More female minifigs is definitely a good thing. I want my daughter to stay interested in the hobby. I'd rather be playing Lego with her than playing Barbie.

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By in United States,

@teamj2010 - I can trade for some series 2 minfigures! Just let me see if my parents let me, contact me through e-mail please.

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By in United States,

Has anyone seen them at target?

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By in United States,

I agree with sinfanti. Need more Lego female figures. Would like to see more empowerment roles like programmer, chemist or professor. Seeing as those are difficult to make into stereotype characters that children identify with, they are likely to stick with traditional female icons like bride, dancer and queen. If that's the case then I'd like to see a French Bourgeoisie with a white wig from the 17th century or perhaps Cleopatra or an American pioneer woman with bonnet and baby (print the trophy as a minifig baby!)

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By in Taiwan,

Hey gang, a question on the S3 crib sheet for the dots. Some are shown as white dots and some are dark dots? What is that supposed to mean? Are these coming from different sources and combined here? The elf should be the easiest to spot because it's the only one with 7 dots. I haven't actually seen any S3 figs here in TW yet. Maybe the answer will be obvious when I finally get my hands on them. Thanx.

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By in United States,

@sinfanti - I think the lighter colored dots on the sheet correspond to lighter impressions on the plastic. It's a bit tricky to ID the figs just by the dots. I use the dots mostly for confirmation of what I feel in the bag.

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By in United Kingdom,

Huw, are the S1 proper photos still there as additional images? If not please can you put them back?

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By in United Kingdom,

The part i most like of their bios is around 1/3 of them are related to tv episodes or movies and then another third are related to game, then the rest link in with original lego themes :D

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By in United States,

@sinfanti - Please note that we don't yet know if the North American Series 3 "dimple patterns" will be the same for the Rest of the World. But as jwsmart noted, the white circles represent those dimples that are much more faint. I've browsed S3 figures 4x and am still having difficulty identifying certain ones...

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By in United States,

Baseball Player - very easy to read; look for the 2 very close angled up/forward dots on the left / feel the bat
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Mummy - very easy to read; look for the 2 very close parallel dots on the left / fell the scorpion
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Alien - very easy to read; look for the 2 somewhat close parallel dots on the left / feel the alien head
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Gorilla Suit Guy- pretty easy to read; look for the "glob - paw print" shape on the left / feel the banana
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Snowboarder - mixes up with Sumo; the left dots are angled more vertically / feel the board
Sumo - mixes up with Snowboarder; the left dots are angled more horizontally / feel the trophy
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Elf - mixes up with Samurai; look for the "arrow-like" shape on the left / feel the shield or bow
Samurai - mixes up with Elf; look for the "checkmark-like" shape on the left / feel the sword
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Hula - mixes up with Rapper and Cyborg; look at both left and right dots closely / feel the maracas
Rapper - mixes up with Hula and Cyborg; look at both left and right dots closely / feel the boombox
Cyborg - mixes up with Rapper and Hula; look at both left and right dots closely / feel the peg leg
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Pilot - mixes up with Tennis Player and Racecar Driver; look at both left and right dots closely / feel the backpack
Tennis Player - mixes up with Pilot and Racecar Driver; look at both left and right dots closely / feel the racket
Racecar Driver - mixes up with Pilot and Tennis player; look at both left and right dots closely / no good feel method
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Chief - difficult to read; look for cluster of dots on the right / feel the headdress
Fisherman - very difficult to read / feel the lure on the end of the

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By in United States,

@voypro - S2 cop is awesome! :o)

@copperwonder96 - my wife and I used to argue about the S1 minifigures. I'd ask her to hand me the nurse and she'd say, "The Doctor?"

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By in United States,

@yellowcastle - I've had good luck identifying the Racecar Driver by feeling for both pieces of headgear.

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By in United States,

@jwsmart - My rule of thumb has always been to find that one discernible accessory. Unfortunately, the Racecar Driver has very similar accessories to both the Cyborg and Snowboarder. Oh, what fun. :o)

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By in United States,

@yellowcastle RE: Fisherman

I have an important observation of an omission/error on your cheat sheet. The Fisherman. First off he seems the hardest fig to determine by the dots. But, I just got two fisherman today at my TRU with very clear dots. You have 3 dots on your sheet, but as I read from left to right, there are at least 4.

The first dot is place correctly on your sheet. but on mine it is cluster of maybe 3 (picture this-> '; two dots on right of the cluster are more merged, a bit like the Elf) so the whole thing looks more like cluster than one dot.

The second and last dot are exactly as shown your example sheet.

BUT there is a 3rd dot which is placed directly under the B in the embedded number 537B0. Giving the 2 dots on the right a very similar arrangement as the Elf. Infact, on the Fisherman if you move the 2nd dot over to the left and up a bit....you got the Elf pattern.

Granted the two fisherman i picked up today had very easy dots to read, but my read on them is correct. I will try to post photos.

Of course, the easiest way for me to find the fisherman is that it the packages is one of the thinnest. then I feel for the string. Fisherman is the only one with a string.

Anyone else seen this on their fisherman?

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By in United States,

@voypro - I believe I picked up another Fisherman last night. I'll take a peek this weekend to confirm what you're seeing. I can definitely tell you that the my initial packets did not look anywhere near as clear as yours. Doh! Based on your pictures, the Elf and Fisherman may end up appearing very similar. And maybe it's just me, but I had no luck looking for the fishing line or fish but was successful twice finding the lure on the end of the line. :o)

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By in United States,

I have 3 Tribal Chiefs, 2 Pilots, 1 Racecar Driver and 1 Sumo Wrestler to trade. I need the Samurai Warrior, can anyone help out?

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By in United States,

I found them at Evansville, IN TRU for the first time today. I found that some of the packages were relatively hard to read, due partly to some faint dots and some handling. I ended up buying 5 based solely on the dot patterns, and had a 60% percent success rate in predicting them:

Thought it was: Pilot Got: Pilot
Thought it was: Tribal Chief Got: Tribal Chief
Thought it was: Baseball Player Got: Baseball Player
Thought it was: Race Car Driver Got: Elf
Thought it was: Gorilla Got: Another pilot

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By in Taiwan,

Thanks Yellowcastle. I guess we'll see pretty soon if the rest of world gets different dots similar to how TLG did the barcodes.

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