Review: 71024 Disney Collectable Minifigures Series 2 (Part 1)

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LEGO has produced thirty series of Collectable Minifigures since 2010 and 71012 Disney Collectable Minifigures are probably among the most popular, as one might expect given the incredible selection of famous characters included. The recent announcement of 71024 Disney Collectable Minifigures Series 2 therefore elicited considerable excitement.

The first section of our review focuses upon classic Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck's mischievous nephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie.

Minifigures

Almost a century has passed since Mickey Mouse was introduced and the character has become an icon of Disney animation. This minifigure takes inspiration from his appearance in Steamboat Willie so closely resembles that found in 21317 Steamboat Willie, distinguished only by colour alterations on his hat and legs. The black and white rendition is faithful to the cartoon but an entirely different variant, perhaps sporting the wizarding robes from Fantasia, would have been preferable.

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Nevertheless, I am impressed with this figure. The head looks superb and includes a stylised hat which slots into a pin hole on top, corresponding precisely with the source material. Mickey's torso is plain but his legs are decorated with circular buttons and I like their dual-moulded design, despite the pearl silver and black piece found in the LEGO Ideas set being more visually striking.

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Minnie Mouse was introduced beside Mickey in Steamboat Willie and also shares numerous design features with the minifigure from 21317 Steamboat Willie. Her head is similar to Mickey's but includes printed eyelashes and a smaller hat with a flower on top. Neither character has pupils so they appear somewhat lifeless in my opinion, although that is authentic when compared with the animated film.

Once again, her torso is entirely black while the dual-moulded legs feature bloomers and a pair of printed shoes. The skirt is light bluish grey with white spots so contrasts with the metallic silver element found in the upcoming LEGO Ideas set. Neither design is perfectly accurate in relation to the animation, although a plain white or light bluish grey component might have appeared too simple.

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Both characters include suitable accessories, relating to Steamboat Willie. Mickey carries a light bluish grey ship's wheel while Minnie comes with a white life ring. Neither accessory is particularly interesting but the wheel has only appeared in reddish brown previously and may prove useful elsewhere. Even so, I think a white guitar would have been more enticing.

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Donald Duck became available in the first series of Disney Collectable Minifigures so I am pleased that his uncle, Scrooge McDuck, appears here. He wears a blue frock coat with a lovely red collar, belt and cuffs, matching his design in the original DuckTales television series from 1987. A new tail piece was created for Donald and Daisy and it looks equally appealing on Scrooge, now featuring some blue printing at the front to match his jacket.

Furthermore, the legs are dual-moulded and include printing on almost every available surface! The red spats worn over his feet are particularly impressive and I love his new head, featuring feathered texture around the sides and glasses above the flame yellowish orange beak. A black top hat is connected to the head using a small pin and this is compatible with other minifigures. Scrooge comes with a wooden cane and a printed ten cent piece, representing his Number One Dime which has appeared in numerous comics and television series.View image at flickr
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Donald Duck's nephews were introduced in 1937 and have featured prominently in both incarnations of the DuckTales animated series. Huey wears a red shirt and cap which look perfect and I love the brand new head component. This is shared by all three triplets and conveys their excitable personalities with tremendous accuracy, due primarily to their wide eyes!

The cap is connected to his head with another small pin, corresponding with Mickey, Minnie and Scrooge McDuck's respective headgear. Furthermore, a white tail is attached beneath the torso and the minifigure comes with a pair of dual-moulded short legs, distinguishing his feathered legs from the flame yellowish orange feet.View image at flickr

Huey is accompanied by a lime green Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook. This accessory is particularly associated with Huey in the 2017 animated series but takes inspiration from its original appearance in Donald Duck comics, where it was used by the nephews collectively. The cover features branding for the scouting organisation and a printed 1x2 tile is found inside, showing a compass.View image at flickr

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Dewey appears similar to his brother but wears a blue shirt and cap, reflecting his classic appearance. The same tail and short legs are used here but his accessory is unique. This slingshot was originally designed for Bartman from the second series of The Simpsons Collectable Minifigures and is only otherwise available in 71211 Bart, a LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack so I am pleased to see it return.

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Bright green dominates Louie, the youngest of the three brothers. The absence of printed detail on their torsos is unusual, although the characters' clothing has traditionally appeared plain so they appear fairly accurate without printing. This minifigure carries a light bluish grey torch which is simply constructed but is easily recognisable and spare pieces are included to assemble a second, if you wish.

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Overall

Disney offers an outstanding selection of classic characters which might have inspired minifigures and this range is impressive, although the continued absence of Goofy and Pluto is disappointing. However, these versions of Mickey and Minnie both look fantastic while the ducks correspond exactly with their animated counterparts and should prove popular among fans of the DuckTales series.

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I hope you have found the first part of this review informative. Let us know by liking this article and share your opinion about the minifigures in the comments below. Part two will be published shortly.

This set was provided for review by The LEGO Group but the review is an expression of my own opinions.

Thanks to Huw for providing the photos in this review.

38 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Your suggestion of a fig of Mickey as the Sorcerer's Apprentice makes all other Mickeys pale in comparison - what a fantastic idea.

Anyway, a great start to the review of this set of CMFs! Really quacked me up.

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By in United States,

Love all the ducks! Especially the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook!

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By in Netherlands,

Not looking forward to trying to feel Dewey and Louie apart, as the triplets and Scrooge are the only ones I want.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've been wanting a Sourcerer Mickey since the Disney Castle.

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By in United Kingdom,

good review. i Love the DuckTales Minifigures.
2003 Cloud City Boba Fett got some competition with Scrooge McDuck
i just need Webby and Launchpad

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By in United States,

I don't normally try to look for CMF figs, but I may have to hunt myself down a Scrooge Mcduck.

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By in United States,

I will have to get all. Is there a name for a disease or disorder where you have to get every single lego set? That’s me.

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By in United States,

I should get a Scrooge McDuck to do a representation of Tuomas Holopainen's concept album about him.

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By in Poland,

so gonna get all the ducks <3

wish we get della one day : D

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By in New Zealand,

Why is Minnie holding a toilet seat...

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By in United States,

Regarding the Mickey and Minnie being the same costumes, I suppose that was a necessity for the new molds in the Steamboat Willie set to be produced at all. That's not to say that these variants are the only way those molds could be featured (conceivably they might have also been able to go with more modern "colorized" versions of the characters in the same outfits), but as cool as a Sorceror's Apprentice Mickey would've been, it probably just wasn't in the cards this time around.

I've seen complaints about the repetition inherent in Huey, Dewey, and Louie, but I can understand why—the three function as a trio and as such it wouldn't make any sense to include any of them if they couldn't offer all three. For people who aren't interested in them, it's a small mercy that they're the least common of the figs in a box (though conversely, it results in fewer than three complete sets of figs for completionists). I'd be curious to see what their hats would look like on several Friends hairpieces—hats with hair can be a challenge to do in Lego without a dedicated mold matching both the hat and hairstyle, so it'd be neat if there were any hairpieces that these hats fit as well as they fit the duck heads.

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By in United States,

@Your future president how about gottahaveittosis?

I kind of like that these Mickey and Minnie variants were included for those unable/unwilling to put out the money for Steamboat Willie. The idea of a sorcerer Mickey is nice though; hopefully that and Goofy are in development. Pluto seems like a harder sell; I have a hard time imagining him translating well to Lego. It would be fun to see more Disney Afternoon characters, and even characters from the current DuckTales.

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By in United States,

All Woo Hoos and no Gwarsh Hyucks this series!

(Now to figure out how I am going to get every single one of these guys... Disney Series 1 and Harry Potter are the only two series I have 100% got. This will be my third then.)

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By in United Kingdom,

Love the Scrooge McDuck and Mickey and Minnie though I wish they were unique in terms of concept, and the three ducks are space wasters but look go enough for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Glad to have another way to get Steamboat Willie Mickey as I won't be getting the set. However, I find it a weird choice to give him the steering wheel as an accessory.

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By in Sweden,

Pluto already has been produced in Lego: He appeared in 2000 in set 4166 and 4167.

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By in United States,

Your future president:
Haha! I'm like that with certain LEGO themes and lines too. Yeah, I have to agree IMO, pretty much every minifig in this series looks excellent! Even as someone who is totally not a die-hard Disney fan this entire series seems like a total must-have!
@SearchlightRG:
Yeah, I believe I might have a slight touch of 'gottahaveittosis' as well!

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By in Australia,

@searchlightrg
Pluto would seem likely as a moulded character like the sets @hallafors showed.

I was thinking like Santa's Little Helper in Simpsons sets/figs would be appropriate too.

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By in United States,

I'm curious to know why Chip and Dale weren't included in this part of the review. They've been around since the 40's, and would seem to fit better with the figures reviewed here than with the other characters in the range.

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By in United States,

^Maybe the Capn is a big Duck Tales fan and wanted to review those first. The others will get their turn.

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By in United States,

I'm assuming we'll do three runs of six figures for this review series? I'd also expect it to go at least somewhat chronologically (I believe their displayed in official images like that anyway.)

@Lyichir Agreed on the Ducklings. Just one would feel so lonely without his brothers!

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By in United States,

@boneheadhh1

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. But as this part of the review focused on "classic Disney characters" I was just wondering why Chip and Dale didn't make the cut.

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By in United States,

I want Pluto. But they haven't made him yet :(

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By in United States,

@Badgeroo I’d imagine you’re right; seems like it would be a pretty obvious item in a collectible series.

@MataNui2009 that was my thought. I was figuring one set would be the remaining traditional animation figures, while the stop motion and CGI figs would make up the other.

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By in United States,

I grew up in France, reading translated versions of Carl Barks' "Uncle Scrooge" comics, so I am rather fond of the original Duck Tales TV show. Disney is big on localizing everything, so Uncle Scrooge was named Oncle Picsou in French. This is because the French don't really read Charles Dickens and have no idea who Scrooge is. Picsou is a punny name meaning "money-grabber".
The Junior Woodchucks are called the Castors Joyeux, which means Happy Beavers. :)

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By in Netherlands,

Its laughable how these Steamboat Willie figures are more faithfull to the short than the sets' figures, another reason not to buy that ridiculously priced set!

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By in United Kingdom,

A more unique Mickey would be nice, but for those of us (like me) who won't be spending £80 on the Steamboat Willie set, having these classic Mickey and Minnie figures is brilliant!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Lyichir Regarding the Mickey and Minnie being the same costumes, I suppose that was a necessity for the new molds in the Steamboat Willie set to be produced at all.
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I don't think this is quite right. It has been confirmed that this Mickey and Minnie were designed before they knew about the Steamboat Willie set, so it appears the Ideas set is copying these figures and reusing the CMF parts, not the other way around.

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By in United Kingdom,

Does brickset (or anywhere else) have a picture of the hats separately? Interested to see how they might be used elsewhere, if at all possible.

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By in United States,

Dang these torsos look mega exclusive. They are bound to go up in price later on.

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By in United States,

@CCC: That doesn't invalidate my point; the fact that the headgear in question was available via the already-designed Classic Mickey and Minnie CMFs is the only way it could be included in the Steamboat Willie set. So if they had opted for different costumes with different headgear in this CMF series, then those variants in the Steamboat Willie set would have had to go without the newly molded headgear as well.

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By in United States,

Louie seems a little lacking in accessories. Everything else is great though.

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By in United States,

Are the small pins for the hats compatible with the pins used by the Friends figures? It would be funny to put some of these new hats on the Friend dolls instead of the bows.

Man...now I want to make a hat shop modular...

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By in Germany,

Still a bit sceptical about the proportions of Scrooge's tophat, but otherwise that one is a must have :)

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By in Poland,

Cool fact: Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook is based not on a TV Series - it's based on one seen in DON ROSA COMICS!

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By in United States,

@Profbrick489:
Webby should be easy now with the triplets being on the horizon. Assuming the hats attach with a hat pin, that means you can swap it for a Friends/Minnie bow. Use a CMF Minnie torso, CMF Daisy arms, the duck tail, and white short legs, and you're golden. All stock parts, requiring three Disney CMFs and Dimensions Gizmo legs, and it'll look like they released one more minifig from the original Ducktales.

@SpaceCadet:
Because they were in the second row? Just a theory...

@CCC:
I gotta agree with Lyichir, here. When people wondered how they got new hats in Steamboat Willie, they hinted that sometimes there can be exceptions even though we've been told all this time that the Ideas team is forbidden from making new molds (presumably they couldn't even recut the original space arm mold for the Exo-Suit, which is why they're so loose). Then we find out the same two minifigs are also in the CMF line, and it suddenly makes sense. The CMF versions came first, and got the hats made. That may have even been critical to getting the Ideas proposal approved, as faking those hats would be pretty much impossible when you're limited to the hat pin connection.

@lordofdragonss:
But the four ducks are based on their original Ducktales appearance, as they wore very different outfits in the comics, and more individual outfits for the triplets in the new Ducktales series.

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By in Hungary,

Ducks are a must.

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