Some of the retailers in the United States have started selling the LEGO The Muppets Collectible Minifigure Series (71033) so I figured that I would do a quick feel guide for those already on the hunt.
While the moulded heads are all unique, it might be a tad hard to describe each one as they do share some similar features so I’ll be focusing on the accessories that accompany them.
He is the only one with a minifigure hairpiece so feel for that. There is also his musical sheet which is actually the front cover of the new book element. It should feel like a tile with a ridge along one side.
He and the Swedish Chef are the only characters with a minifigure headpiece. Rowlf also comes with a 1×2 T-Shape arch element.
His unique accessory is the Erlenmeyer flask which should feel conical in the packet. His moulded head should feel round and smooth, like a grape.
He also has medium length legs so if you can confirm him with that.
The walkie-talkie accessory is unique to him so feel for the long antenna. He also comes with a 1×2 tile that attaches to the front of the walkie- talkie. His moulded head should feel long and cylindrical.
The chicken figure will feel like a round brick with two nubs on either end. His moulded head is quite identifiable by his hooked nose so feel for that. He also has medium length legs.
The banjo accessory makes its debut here and should feel like a 2×2 round tile with a bar attached to it. Kermit also comes with a 1×2 macaroni printed rainbow tile.
The only identifiable accessory is her 2×3 printed tile. Her moulded head is the only character that has two pointy ears sticking out so feel for that to confirm.
His unique accessory is the banana element which should feel like a curved tube with tapered ends. He also has a brick-built microphone stand which consists of an easily identifiable 4L bar, 2×2 inverted dish, a clip and the microphone.
Animal is the only one with drumsticks which are actually the wands from LEGO Harry Potter. He also has a brick built drum set that consists of a 2×2 round brick, 2×2 round tile, 2×2 dish and a 2×2 round plate and a 3L bar.
He is the only character with a 2×2 printed tile but Miss Piggy has a 2×3 tile so take your time to feel for the correct element. His character also comes with a tea cup and saucer element. He too has medium length legs.
The laptop is actually the current book element which comes in three parts. The book cover, the 1×2 tile and the base of the book. Look the back cover which should feel like a flat tile with raised edges.
His moulded head is the most identifiable with his toque blanche. If you need further confirmation, feel for the two whisk cooking accessory as well as the minifigure headpiece and leaf element for the talking apple.
Her unique accessory is her bass guitar which should feel flat on one end with a long stem protruding at the other. Not to be confused for Kermits banjo so watch out for that.
I seriously love all these figures as I grew up watching the Muppet Show and this is the right dose of nostalgia for me. The price point it not too high (SGD$6.50 per packet) and there a lot of characters to choose from.
I did feel that the chicken animal accessory should have gone to the Swedish Chef and that Gonzo should have got a saxaphone element instead.
Either way, I can’t wait to get these and hopefully we will get a series two soon!