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LEGO Collectible Minifigure Guides - Series 1, 2, and 3

Collectible Minifigure Collection Details
  • Series 1 debuted in Europe May 2010 and the US in June 2010
  • Series 2 debuted in July/August 2010 in Europe and September 2010 in the US
  • Series 3 debuted in the US in November 2010 and Europe in December 2010
  • The figures will be packaged in "blind" bags and capsules in Japan
  • There are 16 characters in each series
  • The recommended price was $1.99 USD per bag, until Series 3 when it changed to $2.99 USD.
  • There are three levels of rarity based on the mix of figures in each case
  • Secondary bar codes on the back of each bag indicate which figure is inside for the first two series. Series 3 does not have the bar codes, but instead has a different coding system based on 'bumps' at the bottom of the packs
  • There had been no printing on the back of these figures until Series 3, when the Gorilla Suit Guy and Mummy debuted with back torso print. Most figures do not include printing on the back as a cost-cutting measure
  • LEGO executives have stated that at least two sets will be released each year as long as they remain popular...or they run out of ideas, whichever comes first.
  • Steve Witt of The LEGO Group announced at BrickFair 2010 that figures have now been designed up through Series 5. To date, the figures through Series 4 have been shown.
  • The LEGO Group has stated that once a series sells out, it will no longer make those figures. Series 1 & 2 are sold out to date.


Collectible Minifigures - Series 1 (#8683)

Series 1 launched in Europe in May 2010 and the US in June 2010. According to TLG this series is sold out and no more will be made.

Commons (5 per case):
Uncommons (4 per case):
Rares (3 per case):

Collectible Minifigures - Series 2 (#8684)

Series 2 debuted in July/August 2010 in Europe and September 2010 in the US. According to TLG this series is sold out and no more will be made.

Commons (5 per case):
Uncommons (4 per case):
Rares (3 per case):

Collectible Minifigures - Series 3 (#8803)

Series 3 debuted in the US in November 2010 and Europe in December 2010.

There are codes that can be used to identify the figures inside, but are not the secondary bar codes used in previous series.

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Commons (5 per case):
Uncommons (4 per case):
 Rare (2 to 3 per case):
* 4 per case in Europe
**Only 2 per case in the US and 3 per case in Europe