Previous packs have contained 15 figures. This one contains one fewer but the price has remained the same: £34.99 in the UK and probably $39.99 when released in the USA.
Nevertheless, it contains some lovely figures and great new parts.
The figures are presented in small vignettes, each one representing a typical activity at a fun fair.
The girl's head is the highlight of this scene. Her tiger print head is excellent, and very appropriate given you usually see loads of kids going round with tiger faces wherever there's face painting going on.
The brush has been used in quite a few sets but is new here with orange paint on the end.
Balloon animal man on stilts
The stilt-walking balloon twisting man has a new torso, new colour hat and a new colour balloon dog piece, which first appeared in CMF 71021 Party Clown last year.
The boy has a new propeller piece on his hat, perhaps in the hope that he can fly up to the man's height.
Duck pond ring toss
A family of three is enjoying throwing hoops over ducks which are mounted on a rotating plate. The hoops (design ID 34585) first appeared in 76100 Royal Talon Fighter Attack, in silver, but the ducks are brand new, and delightful.
The family all have black curly hair; the girl is sporting a brand new bun hair piece.
The duck is very cute!
After he's finished his hot dog the guy on the left with Superman's hair is going to try winning the purple teddy on the firing range.
The targets are on hinged plates so you can actually knock them down with the stud shooter which, incidentally, had the grey piece fitted into it in the factory, which I've not seen before.
The operator has a very cool 'rock band tour' T Shirt, complete with a list of tour dates on the back.
This sassy lady in leather jacket is trying her hand at the high striker, which features some lovely printed tiles which I believe are new in this set.
The mechanism actually works: hitting the red ball hard enough causes the white plate (Plate 1x2 with slide, 32038) to rise and hit the 'bell' which disappointingly, but unsurprisingly, doesn't ring when hit.
Ice cream vendor
In the final vignette, the lady on the left sells a family frozen goodies from an oversized freezer mounted on a tricycle.
The back end of the trike is a new piece which clips both vertically and horizontally onto the freezer at the front.
The set contains 14 minifigs: 5 adult females, 5 adult males and 4 kids. I've indicated below if they have new (or recently introduced) torsos and hair, just going by the numbers of the parts in the inventory at the back of the instructions (new parts this year are in the number range 626xxxx and 627xxxx).
There are four new head prints, including the face-painted tiger, but the pictures in the inventory are too small to tell who they belong to.
From left to right:
- Torsos: new, new, old, old, old
- Hair: new colour, old, new colour, old, old
From left to right:
- Torsos: new, old, new, new, new
- Hair: old, old, new colour, new colour, new colour
From left to right:
- Torso: new, new, old, old
- Hair: new mould, old, old, old with new propeller
The boy second from the left has different coloured arms, which I don't think I've seen before on a City minifigure.
This set is the perfect addition to your Creator Expert Fairground display. The small vignettes are all very well done, and great fun. The minifigs all exude personality and include some great new parts and prints, the girl's hair in particular.
The ducks are cute and the tricycle back end interesting, although I can't see it being particularly useful, unlike the wheelchair that was introduced in the first people pack in 2016.
£35 for such a small set with so few pieces does seem like a lot, but I suppose you are getting 14 varied and versatile minifigs. In any case, it will probably be discounted in due course given it's a regular retail set.
It'll be available at shop.LEGO.com from June 1st and if you're lucky, as I was, you'll find it Smyths Toys in the UK already.