• Which Series of Collectable Minifigures is the best?

    Compiled by Star Wars NutJob 69. Updated 20 January 2013. Contains 18 sets.
    This is all my opinion. I am excluding the Team GB series from this list. I will rate series from best to worst using the following system:

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71000: LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9 - Complete

Pieces
105
Minifigs
16
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Contains 71000-1 71000-2 71000-3 71000-4 71000-5 71000-6 71000-7 71000-8 71000-9 71000-10 71000-11 71000-12 71000-13 71000-14 71000-15 71000-16
Bricklist notes
1st place with 32 points, winning tiebreaker based on Heroic Knight (S9 favourite) vs Minotaur (S6 favourite) vs Viking (S4 favourite)

Excellent = Cyclops, Heroic Knight, Roman Emperor, Policeman, Chicken Suit Guy, Battle Mech, Forest Maiden (21pts)

Good = Fortune Teller, Judge, Alien Avenger, Mr. Good and Evil (8pts)

Average = Hollywood Starlet, Roller Derby Girl, Mermaid (3pts)

Poor = Waiter, Plumber (0pts)
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2219 own this set, 384 want it

8827: LEGO Minifigures Series 6 - Complete

Pieces
115
Minifigs
16
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Contains 8827-6 8827-9 8827-16 8827-1 8827-5 8827-8 8827-2 8827-10 8827-4 8827-7 8827-3 8827-11 8827-12 8827-15 8827-14 8827-13
Bricklist notes
2nd place with 32 points, coming second in tiebreaker based on Minotaur (S6 favourite) vs Heroic Knight (S9 favourite) vs Viking (S4 favourite)

Excellent = Classic Alien, Lady Liberty, Clockwork Robot, Minotaur, Leprechaun, Roman Soldier, Genie (21pts)

Good = Highland Battler, Bandit, Surgeon, Butcher, Mechanic (10pts)

Average = Skater Girl (1pts)

Poor = Sleepyhead, Flamenco Dancer, Intergalactic Girl (0pts)
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2580 own this set, 401 want it

8804: LEGO Minifigures Series 4 - Complete

Pieces
110
Minifigs
16
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Contains 8804-1 8804-10 8804-11 8804-12 8804-13 8804-14 8804-15 8804-16 8804-2 8804-3 8804-4 8804-5 8804-6 8804-7 8804-8 8804-9
Bricklist notes
3rd place with 32 points, losing tiebreaker based on Viking (S4 favourite) vs Heroic Knight (S9 favourite) vs Minotaur (S9 favourite)

Excellent = Kimono Girl, Punk Rocker, Viking, The Monster, Hockey Player, Football Player, Hazmat Guy, Artist (24pts)

Good = Musketeer, Werewolf, Crazy Scientist (6pts)

Average = Lawn Gnome, Street Skater (2pts)

Poor = Surfer Girl, Sailor, Ice Skater (0pts)
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2250 own this set, 386 want it

8805: LEGO Minifigures Series 5 - Complete

Pieces
106
Minifigs
16
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Contains 8805-1 8805-2 8805-3 8805-4 8805-5 8805-6 8805-7 8805-8 8805-9 8805-10 8805-11 8805-12 8805-13 8805-14 8805-15 8805-16
Bricklist notes
4th place with 29 points

Excellent = Gladiator, Royal Guard, Ice Fisherman, Lizard Man, Detective, Boxer (18pts)

Good = Graduate, Lumberjack, Evil Dwarf, Gangster (8pts)

Average = Small Clown, Egyptian Queen, Snowboarder Guy (3pts)

Poor = Cave Woman, Zookeeper, Fitness Instructor (0pts)
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2398 own this set, 348 want it

8831: LEGO Minifigures Series 7 - Complete

Pieces
119
Minifigs
16
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Contains 8831-8 8831-11 8831-3 8831-15 8831-16 8831-5 8831-13 8831-6 8831-10 8831-1 8831-9 8831-7 8831-2 8831-12 8831-4 8831-14
Bricklist notes
5th place with 28 points, winning tiebreaker based on Aztec Warrior (S7 favourite) vs Diver (S8 favourite)

Excellent = Aztec Warrior, Ocean King, Bagpiper, Galaxy Patrol, Hippie, Evil Knight (18pts)

Good = Daredevil, Computer Programmer, Rocker Girl (6pts)

Average = Bunny Suit Guy, Tennis Ace, Jungle Boy, Viking Woman (4pts)

Poor = Swimming Champion, Bride, Grandma Visitor (0pts)
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2583 own this set, 414 want it

8833: LEGO Minifigures Series 8 - Complete

Pieces
116
Minifigs
16
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Contains 8833-1 8833-2 8833-3 8833-4 8833-5 8833-6 8833-7 8833-8 8833-9 8833-10 8833-11 8833-12 8833-13 8833-14 8833-15 8833-16
Bricklist notes
6th place with 28 points, losing tiebreaker based on Diver (S8 favourite) vs Aztec Warrior (S7 favourite)

Excellent = Conquistador, Lederhosen Guy, Diver, Santa, Vampire Bat, Actor (18pts)

Good = Evil Robot, American Football Player, Pirate Captain (6pts)

Average = Cowgirl, Fairy, DJ, Alien Villainess (4pts)

Poor = Downhill Skier, Businessman, Red Cheerleader (0pts)
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2153 own this set, 383 want it

8803: LEGO Minifigures Series 3 - Complete

Pieces
110
Minifigs
16
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Contains 8803-14 8803-3 8803-4 8803-2 8803-1 8803-6 8803-5 8803-11 8803-15 8803-9 8803-7 8803-13 8803-8 8803-10 8803-16 8803-12
Bricklist notes
7th place with 27 points, winning tiebreaker based on Elf (S3 favourite) vs Robot (S1 favourite)

Excellent = Tribal Chief, Samurai Warrior, Elf, Gorilla Suit Guy, Rapper (15pts)

Good = Fisherman, Space Villain, Race Car Driver Space Alien, Baseball Player (10pts)

Average = Mummy, Hula Dancer (2pts)

Poor = Pilot, Snowboarder, Sumo Wrestler, Tennis Player (0pts)
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2175 own this set, 390 want it

8683: LEGO Minifigures Series 1 - Complete

Pieces
115
Minifigs
16
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Contains 8683-1 8683-2 8683-3 8683-4 8683-5 8683-6 8683-7 8683-8 8683-9 8683-10 8683-11 8683-12 8683-13 8683-14 8683-15 8683-16
Bricklist notes
8th place with 27 points, losing tiebreaker based on Robot (S1 favourite) vs Elf (S3 favourite)

Excellent = Caveman, Circus Clown, Zombie, Robot, Super Wrestler (15pts)

Good = Tribal Hunter, Spaceman, Forestman, Cowboy (8pts)

Average = Cheerleader, Skater, Magician, Deep Sea Diver (4pts)

Poor= Demolition Dummy, Nurse, Ninja (0pts)
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1824 own this set, 524 want it

8684: LEGO Minifigures Series 2 - Complete

Pieces
115
Minifigs
16
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Contains 8684-1 8684-2 8684-3 8684-4 8684-5 8684-6 8684-7 8684-8 8684-9 8684-10 8684-11 8684-12 8684-13 8684-14 8684-15 8684-16
Bricklist notes
Ninth (and last ATM) place with 24 points

Excellent = Mariachi, Spartan, Vampire, Pharaoh (12pts)

Good = Mime, Weightlifter, Skier, Surfer (8pts)

Average = Witch, Pop Star, Disco Dude, Karate Master (4pts)

Poor = Ringmaster, Traffic Cop, Explorer, Life Guard (0pts)
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2031 own this set, 434 want it