The upcoming animated film (and feature length LEGO infomercial) "The LEGO Movie" has sparked lots of interested in the LEGO construction sets movie tie-ins. One of the more popular "The LEGO Movie" tie-in toys so far have been the LEGO Minifigures (minifigs) blind bags that each feature one of 16 characters from "The LEGO Movie."
At $2.99 per blind bag and very little to go on, savvy LEGO fans and collectors have taken to feeling what's inside the bag to determine whether it's a character they want or not. Whether you want to collect "The LEGO Movie" figures as is or plan to customize your own minifigs using these parts, this list will show what to feel for when seeking out that Emmet or Abraham Lincoln for your collection.
A female minifig with blond hair, a red hat, a musket, and a robot head. It's easy to identify her within the blind bag by feeling for the sloped brick piece that is decorated to be her dress in lieu of legs. To further confirm her inside the bag, feel for the stick-shaped musket as she is the only toy in this LEGO Movie minifig line to have anything stick-shaped.
While what role the Wild West drones serve in “The LEGO Movie” will be anyone's guess until the movie is actually out, this minifig makes for an interesting add-on to LEGO Wild West or even “The Lone Ranger” sets. The head can easily be replaced with a human female head if you want to go for a more authentic Wild West LEGO theme.
The antagonist of “The LEGO Movie,” President Business is literally two-faced (an angry face and a less angry face) clad in a business suit and a brick-styled haircut that is unique to feel out if you can push all the other items inside the bag away. His accessory is an Octan mug. In order to not mistake him for Larry the Barista when feeling through blind bags, President Business' cup has a handle that's easy to feel out among its 1x1 cylinder shape.
As one of the largest corporations represented in LEGO, the Octan mug is a unique accessory among the usual LEGO mugs. The brick haircut is another unique stylistic aesthetic among LEGO minifigs.
Hard Hat Emmet
The male protagonist of “The LEGO Movie” is an everyman dressed as an average construction worker with his name on his uniform and two chipper expressions on the sides of his head. Aside from the titular hard hat, you can feel out Emmet by feeling the 1x2 plate that's decorated as an Octan magazine and the absence of handcuffs inside the blind bag.
Aside from Emmet's facial expressions and the Octan magazine, he still is an average construction worker among LEGO City construction workers.
Wild West Wyldstyle
The female protagonist is dressed in Wild West attire featuring a black dress and a black fan. She still keeps that colorful streak amid her black hair. As she her dress is similarly shaped to Calamty Drone's, you can identify Wyldstyle from feeling out the sloped brick that's her dress; her fan; and the absence of the stick-shaped musket.
Befitting a look for the Wild West or a Goth, Wyldstyle makes for an excellent addition to your “The LEGO Movie” collection even if you really don't feel like buying any “The LEGO Movie” sets.
It's the 16th President of the United States in LEGO minifig form. While you can identify him by the 2x2 plate decorated to look like the Gettysburg Address, it's much easier to feel him out by feeling for the stiff stovepipe hat & beard set.
One of the few minifigs based on real people, Abraham Lincoln can add a historic charm to your LEGO theme or collection.
A minifig decorated to look like a crazy cat lady with a stringy long hair, a pink sweater with a cat face, and an orange cat. Feel for the cat to find the cat lady in the blind bag.
With LEGO animals becoming more common, this minifig isn't as special as it used to be. The wig may be useful for creating customized minifigs.
Scribble-Face Bad Cop
It's a helmeted motorcycle cop minifig that's easy to feel out by finding a 1x2 plate decorated as a mobile phone and his handcuffs. The police uniform and stern face are standard LEGO City police minifig fare. But then when you take a look at the other side of this cop's stern face...
He may look like a typical LEGO City cop, but that scribbled on face gives Scribble-Face Bad Cop a creepy vibe. And he makes for a budget T-1000 if you're so inclined.
The other minifig in this “The LEGO Movie” blind bag series that's based on a real person. He's currently the most difficult minifig to find for this Examiner at the time of writing partially because all other attempts to identify him through feeling out his 2x2 plate accessory (his script) have resulting in finding out that the plate is really the Gettysburg Address or a clipboard upon further feeling of the bag. The sure way to feel him out is to find the 2x2 plate AND his pen accessory.
Like Abraham Lincoln, William Shakespeare is one of the few minifigs based on real people and can add a historic charm to your LEGO theme or collection.
Gail the Construction Worker
It's a typical LEGO construction worker in blue jeans, orange vest, and a hard hat. But now this construction worker is a girl—not that it really matters in today's gender equality. The best way to verify Gail inside the blind bag is to feel out the jackhammer accessory as its unique shape cannot be mistaken for anything else.
While the jackhammer is unique to feel out, the jackhammer itself is common among LEGO city sets as well as construction workers. The ponytail is a nice change of pace in LEGO hair for females, but the fact that it's mounted to the hard hat pretty much typecasts the minifig wearing it to construction work.
Larry the Barista
Resembling a local coffee shop employee or an undiscovered actor at his day job, this minifig is rather unimpressive with his coffee brown uniform and brown hair. The highlight of this minifig and best way to feel him out from the blind bag is his coffee cup accessory molded off a 1x1 cylinder. The top of the coffee cup is highly detailed as it resembles a typical lid of a disposable coffee cup.
If you do plan on building a LEGO coffee shop, adding Larry's coffee cups will be a nice detail. And you can even have a few Larry minifigs as employees.
A female minifig in a yellow top and hair shaped in a brown bun. And she's a robot. As one of the three minifigs with a 2x2 plate for an accessory (hers is decorated as a clipboard with plans for “Taco Tuesday”), she can be easily mistaken for Abraham Lincoln or William Shakespeare when casually feeling through a blind bag. The best way to identify her inside the blind bag is by not being able to feel Lincoln's stovepipe hat as well as an absence of Shakespeare's pen.
As is, it's hard for Velma to fit anywhere outside of “The LEGO Movie” sets. Replacing her head with a human female makes her a rather retro addition to any LEGO City theme.
Taco Tuesday Guy
A similar design to Maraca Man of Series 2 of the LEGO minifig blind bag, Taco Tuesday Guy features a sombrero (its pointy shape makes it easy to feel out), a poncho, and a large saucer that holds two tacos (yellow 1x1 tiles).
Looking like a walking Mexican stereotype aside, Taco Tuesday makes for a colorful addition to a LEGO City or Wild West LEGO theme.
“Where are my Pants?” Guy
Star of the TV show of the same name in “The LEGO Movie,” Where are my Pants?” Guy is clad in a Hawaiian shirt, a black pompadour, and yellow pants-less legs. A white pair of pants (aka, another set of legs) serves as his accessory and finding a blind bag with two sets of legs is the best way to find this guy.
If you have minifigs missing legs, getting a few “Where are my Pants” Guys will help provide replacement legs—if you don't mind them all wearing white pants. Or going pants-less.
Clad in fur pelts and a coonskin cap, this minifig could pass for Davy Crockett if it weren't for his robot head. The easiest way to feel him out in a blind bag is to feel out the triangular dynamite.
Like Calamity Drone, Wiley Fusebot would make an excellent edition to a Wild West LEGO theme if given a more human head. Or you can buy multiple Fusebots if you want to stock up on LEGO dynamite and revolvers.
It's a man in a panda costume and the obligatory anthropomorphic animal minifigs typically included in a LEGO minifig blind bag set. It's easy to feel him out either by the giant panda mask covering his head or the tiny panda figurine that is his accessory.
The panda figurine is a cute accessory and it's hard to resist the charm of panda, making Panda Guy easily appealing.
Marsha, Queen of the Mermaids
It's a recolored version of the Mermaid from the Series 9 LEGO minifig blind bag. But instead of a starfish, she has a clam and a gem for accessories that are easy to feel out. Or you could just feel out the giant bulge inside the blind bag shaped like a mermaid tail.
Marsha makes for a decorative addition as a statue for any LEGO City building or as a character in a fantasy setting.