Disney LEGO Minifigures Hit the Shelves in May
A month after pictures surfaced on the Internet, LEGO has officially announced a new collection of Disney and Pixar minifigures! Like other minifigs, they will be sold in blind packages for $3.99 each. The new series debuts May 1st in stores, LEGO Store online, and will possibly join the meager selection of LEGO available through DisneyStore.com. If you’re looking for specific figures, eBay is usually a good bet for a couple dollars more.
Let’s take a brief look at the collection. It’s a good mix of classic and newer characters and I like that they paired heroes with a villain or sidekick for the most part. There are also plenty of unique sculpts to make these truly collectible for avid fans. One fact that jumps right out is the inclusion of only one princess, Ariel. Of course, many of them are found in the regular LEGO sets and not rare at all. It’s a great collection and leaves the door open to at least a second or third series.
Official LEGO Press Release:
New LEGO® Minifigures Series Features First-Ever Disney Character Edition
– LEGO Minifigures Collection Features 18 Iconic Disney Characters –
BILLUND, Denmark (March 29, 2016) – The LEGO Group today announced its 18th collection of LEGO® Minifigures starring some of The Walt Disney Company’s most beloved characters inspired by stories from across the entire Disney universe. Eighteen new minifigures bring to life in LEGO form for the first time the playful personalities of some of the most iconic characters from Disney classics such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland to Disney·Pixar favorites like The Incredibles and Toy Story.
“For more than 16 years, fans have been recreating their most beloved Disney stories through LEGO play,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “This year, we’re excited to give them a diverse collection of Disney characters from classic storylines, to never-before-seen LEGO likenesses of Disney icons in order to further the creative play possibilities for Disney and LEGO fans alike.”
This collectible series of LEGO Minifigures will be widely available for purchase in all major toy retailers, as well as at shop.LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores nationwide in May, with a suggested retail price of $3.99 (USD) each.
Disney Animated Classics Characters
From Disney’s collection of timeless animated characters, the LEGO Group introduces minifigure versions of the beloved Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse characters, their temperamental friend Donald Duck, and his leading lady, Daisy Duck. Enthusiasts of 1950s Disney stories will appreciate the inclusion of Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and the evil witch Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. Disney fans will also love minifigure versions of Ariel and Ursula from The Little Mermaid and the beloved Genie and Aladdin from the fictional city of Agrabah featured in Aladdin, plus the ultimate alien friend, Stitch, from Lilo & Stitch.
Disney·Pixar-Inspired Heroes and Villains
Two Disney·Pixar characters never-before-seen in the LEGO world become minifigures – Mr. Incredible and archenemy Syndrome from Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles. Additionally, fans can collect minifigure versions of two icons from the beloved Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story – Buzz Lightyear and the squeak-toy Alien from Pizza Planet.