Review: 71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19 (Part 1)

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Collectable Minifigures focused principally upon original characters when this popular range was launched during 2010. Licensed series have now become notably prevalent though, hence I think 71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19 appears particularly interesting.

These diverse characters encompass numerous different subjects and feature some outstanding elements, including exclusive animals and accessories. Our review comprises two sections, the first of which focuses upon marvellous minifigures such as the Fox Costume Girl, Video Game Champ and the famed Monkey King.

Box Distribution

Each box contains a total of sixty minifigures which are distributed as follows:

  • 3 - Dog Sitter
  • 3 - Fox Costume Girl
  • 5 - Video Game Champ
  • 3 - Monkey King
  • 3 - Shower Guy
  • 4 - Programmer
  • 4 - Fright Knight
  • 3 - Mountain Biker
  • 5 - Mummy Queen
  • 3 - Fire Fighter
  • 4 - Jungle Explorer
  • 3 - Gardener
  • 4 - Pizza Costume Guy
  • 4 - Bear Costume Guy
  • 5 - Galactic Bounty Hunter
  • 4 - Rugby Player

Minifigures

Dogs have accompanied several Collectable Minifigures and the Dog Sitter seems accordingly fitting, wearing medium azure overalls with a blue cap. This element was introduced during 2018 but features an excellent paw print on this occasion and the overalls are similarly detailed. I am particularly pleased with the dual-moulded arms and legs, both of which appear quite realistic.

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The double-sided head features a standard smile and an unusual disgusted expression, presumably responding to the two reddish brown poo elements that closely resemble an existing ice cream piece. Thankfully, the minifigure also comes with a bright green shovel which has not been produced in this colour before.

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However, the most appealing components are probably the two dogs. One represents a white French Bulldog, succeeding the tan version from Series 17, while the Dachshund is brand new. Its distinctive elongated body and short legs have been captured perfectly and I like the reddish brown coat colour. The stud on its back is interesting too, allowing you to attach accessories if you wish.

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Costumed minifigures remain exceptionally popular and the Fox Costume Girl should continue that trend, especially following her brief appearance in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Her orange attire looks superb and incorporates new headgear, featuring a pointed muzzle and black ears. The white printing seems slightly washed out, unfortunately, but I think the shape of this component is ideal.

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Furthermore, the minifigure includes an intricately textured tail which connects between the torso and legs. Its white tip looks wonderful and I like the matching fur on her chest. The dual-moulded legs are brilliant too, combining orange and black plastic, while the head features two facial expressions. One looks reasonably friendly but the other seems hungry and therefore menacing!

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Her accessories appear equally sinister. The minifigure carries a sack and an exclusive tan chicken, suggesting that her association with foxes goes beyond wearing a costume. The chicken has only previously appeared in dark tan or white so the new version is great, featuring red highlights which represent its wattles and comb.

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The colourful Video Game Champ definitely stands out within Series 19, featuring an extraordinary bright green hair piece with a black headset. This component has already appeared in two Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets but looks splendid here and I like the double-sided head as well. The quizzical and cheerful expressions are both satisfying.

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Moreover, the character wears an outstanding bright light blue shirt which is decorated with Classic Space, Blacktron and M:Tron emblems. I can envisage this torso becoming extremely popular when creating other minifigures and the dark blue legs look good, including an orange key chain that depicts a traditional Space Invader.

71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19

Two accessories are provided with the Video Game Champ and these are both impressive. The new controller features metallic silver analog sticks with a matching directional pad alongside blue and red buttons. The accompanying video game is formed using a printed 2x3 tile which displays the Cyborg from the sixteenth series of Collectable Minifigures.

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Mythological characters have appeared in past Collectable Minifigures series but the Monkey King represents the first foray into Chinese mythology. This figure takes inspiration from Sun Wukong but combines many interpretations of the character, featuring new headgear which forms his pronounced ears and dark orange fur. The red ribbon fixed to this piece was originally designed for Overwatch but looks lovely here.

71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19

Both expressions convey delightful personality and I love this combination of red, dark red and gold which dominates the entire minifigure. The fabric cape seems especially appealing, dividing along its centre to provide space for the tail. This character also features dual-moulded arms and legs while his torso is decorated with ornate metallic gold armour.

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The mighty Monkey King wields an equally powerful staff, known as Ruyi Jingu Bang. This weapon is ingeniously constructed using two golden lightsaber handles at either end of a red 3L bar. It therefore compares favourably with traditional depictions of the staff and you could even replace the central bar with longer alternatives, loosely reflecting its ability to change size from the original story.

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LEGO has selected some unusual subjects for Collectable Minifigures during the last nine years and the Shower Guy undoubtedly conforms to that trend. His shower cap was originally produced for the Surgeon but works equally effectively here and I like the double-sided head. The embarrassed face is particularly enjoyable and may prove useful elsewhere.

71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19

Some simple muscle definition adorns either side of the torso and this minifigure wears an attractive towel which is formed using a fabric piece around his waist. The repeating yellow duck pattern looks great and removing the towel reveals some aqua bubbles that are conveniently positioned to protect the Shower Guy's modesty!

71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19

An excellent rubber duck was introduced with 60234 People Pack - Fun Fair. That variant was yellow but this component is bright green and looks superb, featuring a printed beak and eyes. The medium azure brush has previously appeared in the same colour but fulfils an important purpose with this fun Collectable Minifigure.

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Despite appearing relatively bland, the Programmer has the potential to prove popular in my opinion. Her black shirt features the word 'LEGO' written in binary which is brilliant and I like the dual-moulded short sleeves. Similar dual-moulding forms a red jacket tied around her waist, although that has been unusually concealed with dark bluish grey printing across the front. I think this technique looks slightly odd.

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Fortunately, the design seems more effective when viewed from either side. The head looks nice too, featuring dark green glasses beside two smiling expressions, while the hair piece returns from 60234 People Pack - Fun Fair. Its textured detail is exceptional and I am accordingly pleased that this piece should now be more widely available.

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Naturally, the Programmer comes with a laptop which is exclusively found here in white. I imagine the miniature robot can be controlled from that computer, rolling on tracks that are formed using dark blue 1x2 rounded plates. This accessory is constructed around a white Overwatch blaster while the head is decorated with a digital face and looks appropriately adorable in my opinion.

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Fright Knights is among the most notable Castle subthemes and the new Fright Knight Collectable Minifigure makes reference to its predecessors. For instance, the dark colour scheme has remained intact but this minifigure features a pearl dark grey helmet with a striking trans-light blue plume. The same pearl dark grey shade appears on the torso and legs, although those are partially covered by majestic chest armour.

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However, removing the armour reveals some intricate chain mail which covers both sides of the torso. The pearl silver arms and dual-moulded legs look delightful too, including bronze highlights across the knees and feet. Furthermore, the knight features an aqua skin tone, presumably suggesting that this is actually a ghost rather than a living character.

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The brutal Fright Knight is appropriately equipped with an attractive shield. This distinctive design is instantly recognisable as the frightening symbol belonging to Basil the Bat Lord, albeit now featuring studded detail around the edge. The accompanying trans-light blue sword appears equally attractive, complementing the decorative helmet plume. A spare sword is provided as well.

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Sporting characters are remarkably prolific and the Mountain Biker looks fantastic in official images. This helmet certainly resembles the existing lime green accessory, albeit now featuring textured dark brown hair. I appreciate the increasing prevalence of these combined hair and helmet pieces and the double-sided head looks good. Tinted sunglasses are printed on one side while the other appears determined.

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This minifigure wears colourful attire, including a vibrant coral shirt with short sleeves. Both sides are decorated with white tyre tread patterns and the plaster on the cyclist's left arm is an interesting detail. The dual-moulded legs also appear quite realistic. These incorporate knee pads and white stripes are printed along either flank, as demonstrated below.

71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19

60202 People Pack - Outdoor Adventures contains an impressive lime green mountain bike and this minifigure features a blue version. Collectable Minifigures rarely include such substantial accessories and I think it looks marvellous. The broad tyres are particularly appropriate for off-road cycling and the flame yellow orange wheels are unique, contrasting with the blue bicycle frame.

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Overall

Collectable Minifigures have become increasingly detailed since their launch during 2010 and 71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19 demonstrates continued improvement, based upon the first several characters. The proliferation of dual-moulded elements and unique accessories is impressive and an excellent range of subjects appear within the latest series.

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You can read the second part of our review here.

I hope you have found this review informative. Let us know by liking this article and share your opinion of the minifigures in the comments below.

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

47 comments on this article

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By in Ireland,

I love that the Fox Costume Girl's accessories draw strong reference to the riddle :)

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By in Hong Kong,

Really love the Monkey King & the shower guy, especially their expressions XD

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By in United States,

Monkey King needs a cloud... just sayin'.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was pretty lukewarm on Shower Guy but that detailing is fantastic. Gamer Guy is kind of odd, but there’s some nice pieces so I can’t really complain.

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By in United States,

This series looks to be one of the best yet! I need a couple of the dogsitter, the fox girl (for the chicken), and the fright knight (I want to see how he looks on the patronus from the new Harry potter set)!

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By in United Kingdom,

great review love the Monkey King and the fox girl

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By in United States,

I love the Fright Knight! Awesome!

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By in Norway,

@cofaigh I didn't think about that! That's fun :D

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By in United Kingdom,

Definitely a return to form for the minifig series.
As a mountain biker I know which one I’m most excited about...

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By in United States,

Is the bather the first official fully nude figure?

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the fright knight might be a female.

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By in Australia,

The Game Champ's controller seems to be based on a Xbox One controller with shaped grips and colored buttons, but with the PS4 controller's symmetrical analog sticks.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just asking - why has Brickset numbered them differently to the leaflet included in the bag?

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By in United States,

^^I agree that the Fright Knight is likely female. The face is very reminiscent of Lavaria from Nexo Knights. They have the same fangs and eyebrows.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking good but there are a few negatives:

- the white printing on the fox is awful. It looks pink rather than white. They really need to make it more opaque. Look at the print vs the white of the tail.

- the stud on the sausage dog. I know they sometimes put studs and sometimes not on animal backs, but it doesn't look right here. How many sausage dogs carry around stuff on their backs that this was needed?

- the shower guys hips. They should have been yellow. They are printing bubbles anyway to cover up the meat and two veg so why bother with a sling / thong too?

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By in United Kingdom,

@TheOriginalSimonB - The Fright Knight may be female, although I think the facial features seem fairly masculine.

@turboslot - I believe we followed their order in the group image when originally adding this series to the database but I have now rearranged the minifigures according to their order on the leaflet.

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By in United States,

Does anybody know when this will be released to retail stores like Walmart and Target?

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By in Germany,

Guess what the ASCII characters on the T_Shirt of the Programmer means?
4 characters?

Of course ...LEGO!

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By in United Kingdom,

These are fantastic! After 19 series of non-licensed CMFs plus a bunch of additional licensed collections I can't believe that LEGO can keep coming up with new ideas which manage to surprise and delight me.

The accessories are excellent - I'm particularly loving the animals and video game extras.

Nice review Chris, and let's hope that Part 2 introduces some more crackers.

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By in Belgium,

"The mighty Monkey King wields an equally powerful staff"

As seen in the second picture of that minifig :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the Fox Girl's accessories reference the well known riddle of the farmer, fox, sack of grain and chicken:

A farmer has to take a fox, a sack of grain and a chicken across a river by boat. He only has room in the boat for himself and two other items. He can't leave the fox with the chicken as it'll get eaten. Likewise, he can't leave the chicken with the grain. How does he do it ?

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By in United Kingdom,

So we all agree The Programmer looks like Olivia Octavius from Into the Spider-Verse, right?

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By in Switzerland,

Dachshund, Flamingo, Fright Knight, Monkey King, Blacktorn, Dachshund, Mountain Bike, Flamingo, Dachshund, Dachshund, Dachshund.

I cannot conceive how a series could be better (well, besides including a proper downhill mountainbiker - I ride Enduro and DH, but a proper DH bike would just be the second greatest LEGO piece ever - after this Dachshund).

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By in United States,

@Master Wu I believe September 1st is the official release date, but retail stores may get them sooner or later, it’s really hard to say. The actual LEGO stores are the only ones that would reliably have them on release date.

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By in United Kingdom,

Would love a few of the Xbox controllers and the green duck..

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By in United States,

I love the dachshund back-stud and can't wait to sub them in for huskies on the dogsled team from 60036 Arctic Base Camp.

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By in United States,

Overall I really like this new series, very refreshing to get back to normal after all the "Special" series. Great review, can't wait for part 2!

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By in Norway,

Awesome figures and accessories. But I really hope they'll stop at series 20. I REALLY have no more room for any more, inkluded all the licenced ones. :)

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By in Australia,

I love that the Shower Guy actually is naked, under the towel, just with bubbles as opposed to coloured hips representing some clothing.

Also, the armour for the Fright Knight ... am I the only person thinking Hordak?

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By in United Kingdom,

I like that they printed Monkey's headband.
Now, does anyone know the appropriate chant, just in case

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By in United States,

@CapnRex101, that's really interesting - I thought the Fright Knight's facial features looked clearly feminine! Perhaps his/her face is one of those dual pictures like where you either see a pair of heads or a vase!

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By in United States,

The stud on the dachshund is begging to be used for the recent hot dog bun piece with a hot dog in it!

These all look awesome... I’ve passed on many recent waves but I want most of these, especially the fox suit girl and shower guy!

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By in United States,

I am actually tempted to buy one whole box.

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By in Australia,

When I saw the reveal the first thing I thought about the fox costume girl was the fox, chicken and grain riddle with the river

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By in Australia,

Picked up my S19 today from a Big W here in Australia. So many awesome figs and pieces although I dont know about the rugby player wearing headgear, I dont see that when I see rugby on the TV or whatever... (of course it could be like boxing where the pros wear no protection but the amateurs and Olympic athletes and such wear the headgear like the various boxer CMFs wear)

So many parts in this series that can fit right into a City layout (which is what I tend to build these days)

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By in United States,

The Fright Knight comes with two swords I believe (One as an extra). If you get multiple you can outfit them different ways (Helmet or not, Chest Armor or not, One or Two swords) which is always great for variety in an army.

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By in United States,

I wish they would have made the mountain girl common instead of rare as that bike will be easy to pick out of a box, making it harder for those trying to find a complete set in a store

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By in Poland,

This series has such drop in quality is not funny anymore.
Even you got two bad faceprints.

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By in United States,

@LegoAthos:
Excluding non-humans?

@TheOriginalSimonB:
Females usually have curves blocked out at the waist.

@CCC:
Because eventually some kid is going to end up with a Shower Guy whose paint is worn off, and then it's just a naked minifig. This way he's still wearing the thong.

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By in United States,

when will their be a series 20. and lego make more food people plz

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By in United States,

@lego lover2008:
Probably either the 2nd or 3rd release next year. 2016 is the last year to see two numbered waves (15, 16, and Disney1). 2017 was TLBM1, 17, and TLNM. 2018 was TLBM2, 18, and Harry Potter. 2019 was TLM2, Disney2, and 19. While I've only seen one mention of a rumor regarding what one of the licensed waves may be next year, for the time being I expect we'll keep seeing two license tie-ins paired with a numbered series each year for the foreseeable future.

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By in United Kingdom,

On the programmers robot I always saw the ‘tracks’ as arm thingys and it got around by hovering:P

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By in Canada,

I bought an entire case, and it had a (maybe terrific?) error.

I only got 2x Programmers and 2x Jungle Explorers, but have 6x Fright Knights and 5x Pizza Suit Guys instead.

I'm more than ecstatic about the Fright Knights, the armor is wonderfully detailed. I am a little disappointed in the missing Jungle Explorer as the Pizza Suits are way more limited in use.

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By in United Kingdom,

Finally finished the series yesterday! One of the best CMF’s we’ve had in ages!

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By in United States,

I had to do a double take on that reverse shot of the Monkey King .

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By in United States,

The animal accessories in most of these are pure gold. After this series retires, I hope they end up in accessory packs, sets, and minifigure build stations. Kids need more pets for their minis

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By in United States,

I hope the resemblance to Jacksepticeye was intentional with the Video Game Champ. That green wavy hair is amazing.

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