Series 5 Lands in the UK

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We've been getting reliable reports from multiple sources that the Series 5 Collectable minifigs are now available from W.H.Smiths stores in the UK.

They aren't in all stores yet, but we've heard confirmed reports from Hull, Darlington & Telford; expect them to appear in all stores over the next couple of days. As always, phone ahead to check availability before undertaking a long or expensive journey.

The chase is on!

Thanks to Neil, Jas, burakki62, & Omnius for the info.

58 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

The need for a frantic frenetic chase are long over. Many stores still have bundles of series 3 and 4 mini-figures. Series 5 will be on shelves for some time.

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By in United Kingdom,

I wonder if they have any in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

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By in {Unknown country},

I pass a WHSmiths on my way home tonight. I'll pop in and see if I can buy a box!

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By in United States,

I wonder if they finally found a name for the Alaskan ice fisher or Indian fisher :)

1st time in the series that I like each one.

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By in United States,

Agree with Brixton, No rush. My local TRU started to keep ser 4 behind the counter. Now they have like 6 boxes piled up and no takers. Now they are back on the shelf at $3.49, with no takers. and the current BOGO should put them at $2.61, again few buyers.

I think my buying habit is going to change on series 5. Instead of instantly buying a set and seeking duplicates of ones I want more of (in this case, dwarf) I am just going to look for my dups first and get the rest of the set when a BOGO sale hits later.

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By in Poland,

They are also available in Poland. (E.Leclerc super markets.) There is no thanks to me? I gave you the info too... Thanks alot... -_-

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By in Poland,

I still don't have the Musketeer from S4!
With series 5 I will be trying a different approach. I'm going to buy one full box, do the lurking and resell all that I don't want.

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By in United States,

Already?! I just now started getting my Series four! O_O (Sorry about the typo before, LEGO Universe has gotten to me :P)

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By in Canada,

Thats awsome, my sister just went on a trip tp the UK, and before she went I was looking for stores that carried LEGO and I found Smiths, I told her to take a look in the store and I said if you find any Minifigures Series 5 pick em up for me!!!!! But if she doesnt I got a backup, for all you canadians I know a couple of stores you could check out, Turtle Pond Toy Store gets there shipment in on august 20th, Toys R Us , Walmart said august 16th, thats were I found the first boxs of series 4. I just completed Series 4 so I`ll be on the hunt for these, but I Figure that If I buy the whole box I dont have to waste more money on doubles, then with the extras I trade for ones I dont have in Series 1,2,and 3 or sell them. Anyways i cant wait any longer, I NEED THEM!!!!!

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By in Canada,

Only missing the hockey player for series 4... in Canada... imagine that. Havent seen series 4 anywhere for about a month

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By in Canada,

@Pawel Kaminski

I once e-mailed in a news story some time ago and wasn't credited. I haven't bothered since.

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By in Russian Federation,

I have got them all in the Czech Republic yesterday)

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By in United Kingdom,

@Pawel - apologies; I've been away for the last week & am gradually catching up on all the email we've received from brickset members.

@brixton - sorry you feel slighted; we get lots of emails from members every day. We can't possibly credit everyone who sends us the same info ... the news about the 2012 TIE Fighter, for example, we've had something like 20 emails about that & I saw it elsewhere on-line before I got any of the emails ... anyway, I've just searched through over 4000 emails & I can't find any from you, so I can't make amends.

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By in United States,

I wonder if these will be available in the Halloween section at Target this year?

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By in United States,

any news about hitting us besides online pre order? darn, it sounds weird to say, but i hgonestly think im ganna miss the rush, and in result maybe these guys arent going to be as popular as lego had hoped, which sadly to say may result in them being discontinued after series 8. :(

but theres not to many i want from this series as much as the ones i wanted from series 4, all i really want is the dinosaur and the mafia guy, wrestler, the crown, and the axman.

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By in United Kingdom,

Come on WHSmith Eastbourne... I shall have a look tomorrow. I need this after my epic sadness at hearing that the new Lego Star Wars won't be in the Brighton Lego store until mid August!

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By in United Kingdom,

Cardiff apparently had a couple of boxes left earlier this afternoon ...

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By in United Kingdom,

Any news if they are in Blackpool or Birmingham?

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By in United States,

shoot...I just need an artist for S4...better get on that

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By in United Kingdom,

Swindon WH Smith now has Series 5 in stock! After a quick phone call I managed to reserve a completely sealed and unopened box! From the box I was able to get three complete sets! Good luck out there!

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By in United Kingdom,

@CapnRex101 - I was in Brighton a few days ago and I was disappointed to see the store calendar too but after talking to one of the staff at the store he told me they already have the new star wars sets in the Brighton Toys R us. That might be worth checking out. But I am going to check all the local stores today hopefully.

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By in {Unknown country},

No joy in Cirencester. As per djs666 above - I tried Swindon yet they had put all boxes out and they were "flying off the shelves" I'm told. Luckily Malmesbury had them in so I'm now a proud owner of a sealed box!

BTW - I notice that as of today all the new Star Wars sets are now available on the John Lewis & Tesco websites!

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By in United Kingdom,

I was very pleasantly surprised when I walked into the Hamilton WHSmiths branch and saw one unopened box plus one that was around 3/4 full. I sadly only had enough for 3 figs, so I managed to feel out the Zookeeper, Cavewoman and a Cleopatra. They were £1.99 each. They're all gorgeous minifigures, and seemed quite good quality. I only had a couple of issues with my figures (black marks on zookeeper's leg, Cavewoman's hip was quite a distinctly different shade of tan from her printing), but they were hardly big problems. Hopefully yours will all be perfect. I think I'll go back soon to get the clown (I want the pie), the fitness instructor (I want the torso and I need that boombox for my comic), the Gangster (I need the violin case for my comic), and possibly the boxer (the beaten up head will come in useful...).

In case anyone wants to know, the way I felt them out was:

Zookeeper - if you shake all the parts to one corner, you should be able to find the banana quite easily. Just feel around a bit, and the shape of it should be quite clear.

Cavewoman - the club was what I found easiest. If you feel a big part, separate it from the rest. Once you've done that, it should be quite easy to tell what it is. If you think you've got it, squeeze around the packet quite hard, and then you may be able to find the rubbery hairpiece.

Cleopatra - feel around for big parts, and the dress slope should be rather easy to find. Just feel to see if it is that part. Then, if you're still unsure, feel for the hairpiece. It's quite a smooth sort of dome, but feel around it to see if there's a square shaped hole at the front.

I hope this helps someone!

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By in United Kingdom,

I looked in WH Smiths in Cheltenham and found nothing but series 4 minifigures.

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By in United Kingdom,

All the WH Smiths in Hull now have stock, Kingswood just got them in today.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've got a box on reserve from John Lewis, which should arrive in a couple of weeks.

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By in {Unknown country},

I've gone through my box of series 5 figs and can confirm you get:

5 x Boxers, Grenadier Guards & Zookeepers.
4 x Cavewomen, Detectives, Dinosaur Suit Men, Fitness Dancers, Lumberjacks & Small Clowns
3 x Ancient Egyptian Women, Dwarfs, Eskimos, Gangsters, Male Snowboarders, Murmillos & Graduates

A lot fairer than the previous series that contained only 2 scientists.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ensign_dave

Thanks for that info, I was going to ask if anyone knew the numbers that each box contains.
5 Guards is very good to hear, I wanted to get a few of those. My eyes will light up every time I see a fresh box!

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By in United Kingdom,

Got 12, two doubles (from what ensign_dave has said I am lucky because the doubles are the Dwarf and Graduates) and the store had one box.

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By in United Kingdom,

Sorry for the double post, but I saw a 2012 LEGO book, like the one for 2011 in WHS. I also got last week the new Brickmaster City and saw the NinjaGo one. E-mailed Huw twice about this, and, back on topic, the figures are identified by dots.

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh deary me, no luck in WHSmith Eastbourne, but they say any day now, so I will have to keep waiting...

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By in United Kingdom,

WH smith Enfield have them, gotz me 5 of them. cant get too many from behind the til. Theres too much chance of d...d...doubles. I can hardly bring myself to say the word!

Clown-feel for the pie and hat

Guard-easy one; feel for the large hat

Snow Boarder-clues in the title, feel for the snow board

Graduate-feel for the hat. (be careful not to damage the fabric neck wear)

Zoo Keeper-feel out that monkey!

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By in United States,

Yay my mum picked up 5 series 5 minifigs for me today!

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By in United Kingdom,

Picked up 6 today from TRU Plymouth - 2 Gladiators, 3 Dwarves, and a Gangster.

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By in United Kingdom,

Bad luck CapnRex101, they had them at my local one. I got seven packs and In them I got: The Grenadier Guard, the Eskimo, the dwarf, the cavegirl, the gladiator and a double of the aerobics teacher. I thinks thats pretty good but my sister got two packs and got Godzilla and the gangster! Lucky.

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By in United Kingdom,

@bodybomb3 - I have been told 3 days in a row now and been told 'they'll be in tomorrow', and where did you go to get them? It sounds like you live quite near to me in Eastbourne, perhaps the WHSmith you went to is quite nearby?

Oh and on an off topic subject, I have my hands on the new Argos catalogue and it is great, 4 full pages of nothing but Lego!

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By in United Kingdom,

They're in WHSmith in the Arndale Centre in Manchester.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CapnRex101 - I went tot the Worthing ones to get mine, there are two near me so I've been buying from them. The main WH Smiths in the town has, what appeared to be, only one box that was open. Oh and I also got the Argos Catalogue, some great items and I was surprised to learn that the 7877 Naboo Starfighter isn't an exclusive and is available in most retailers!

But back to CapnRex101, when I was visiting the Brighton Lego Store, a staff member told me the new sets were in Toys R us but I'm just going to get mine from the Tesco website because they have a promo code that gives you 20% off all toys.

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By in United Kingdom,

Managed to buy a full box in Thirsk North Yorkshire

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By in United Kingdom,

Cheshire oaks WHSmith has them in their '3 for 2' offer. I got an unopened box for £79.40!

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi all. W H Smiths in Halesowen has series 3, 4 & 5 on display near the till. Picked 5 series 5 at random (my teenage son was giving me his 'your being a geek' face when I started feeling the bags.) Got the cavewoman, dancer, gladiator & 2 boxers. Happy hunting. :-) New argos catalog is out too, with the new summer sets in.......

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By in United Kingdom,

I found them finally, but not in WHSmith, in my local Toymaster, who also had the Naboo Starfighter and many other new Lego sets. I was very disappointed and surprised to discover that the Geonosian Starfighter was not available in Argos, but I have got it now anyway!

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By in United Kingdom,

Deffo in Brum. Got Gladiator, Zookeeper, Gangster, Sherlock, Cleopatra and Grenadier. Pretty much all the ones I was after. Had a limited feel of all- my accuracy is improving with each series.

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By in United Kingdom,

Series 5 available in Toys R Us in Edinburgh, Kinaird Park. Looked like they were selling really quickly though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I found these at toys r us southampton

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By in United Kingdom,

Like CapnRex101, not yet in our Smiths but found in Toymaster in Derby. My wife was kind enough to grab 10 bags from around the box for me. Random selection yielded 3 dancer/ fitness girls, boxer, zoo keeper, gladiator, lumberjack, clown, graduate and cavewoman. Very nice.....

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By in {Unknown country},

They still have series 4 in Legoland Windsor - so behind the times! They did have all the new Star wars summer sets though including the ltd edition hoth base (at a whopping £91!).

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By in United Kingdom,

I found series 5 in Toys R Us in Swansea. There were just 4 figs left in the box!

So I took the box with the 4 figs to the checkout. I was very annoyed that the checkout man said I couldn't have the box :( - as I have all the other boxes all from the same shop.

I'll try again when I go back to TRU in a couple of weeks.

Going to Tesco later to see if I can find more and hopefully a display box too.

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By in United Kingdom,

WHSmiths in Hamilton had another two boxes out today. Two of the boxes were unopened, and the other two seemed messed up but mostly full. Each figure was still £1.99, but unfortunately I only had enough change left from my shopping to buy one :(. I managed to feel out the Aerobics Lady quite quickly, so I bought her. I love her boombox and torso, both of which will be used in my Flickr comic.

I managed to feel her out, first by getting the radio. Feel for a block, then feel at the front for textured bits and at the top for the handle. Then I found the hair, just to be sure.

I hope to be back for more soon!

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By in Canada,

Anybody seen them in Ireland yet? If so what WHSmiths were they at?

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By in United Kingdom,

Friendly staff at Legoland Windsor told me today that they will be putting stock out tonight after closing as their official launch date from lego for series five is August 1st. They had put out a lot of other new summer sets already as they had not been given controlled release dates, but Lego had been specific about Series 5 CMF's. Tesco and Argos may well be following the 'Rules' that WHsmith havent!

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By in United Kingdom,

Have these started to appear in Argos yet, seeing as it is now August?

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By in United Kingdom,

WHSmith in Cheshire Oaks had series 5 minifigs in their "3 for 2" offer at the weekend, (may still be on)!
I got a complete box for £79.40.

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By in Poland,

when 6 ?

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By in United Kingdom,

Hey I went to my local W H smiths store and they had just came in the last hour,I recived

The viking:I called him Eric the brown
The gangster:I called him Tommy,one of the best of the lot
the clown:very cute,I called him Bobo
Cleopatra:nice figure,wont use it much
British guard:I called him Sam,he was easy to feel.
the boxer:I called him Rickey,a nice figure,I LOVE the new face he has got on.

They were still opening the boxes when I brought them :P

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