It is Minifigure Monday! Okay, I have been rather remiss in my Minifigure Monday duties for the last few… months. Luckily, that is all about the change. I have a whole slew of Monday posts coming up. It all starts today with a review and some Minifigure photography! Additionally, this week is Harry Potter week. Several Wizarding World goodies have been in my pile of shame for a while now. This week, they are all coming out, starting with a look at wave two of the Harry Potter collectible Minifigures!
To begin with, the series contains 16 characters. Five of them are not available in sets. However, five out of 16 is only 31%. While many characters have unique looks, I would like to see more actually unique characters. The characters in this series include:
- Harry Potter
- Hermione Granger
- Ron Weasley
- Ginny Weasley
- Fred Weasley
- George Weasley
- Luna Lovegood
- Moaning Myrtle (character not in sets)
- Griphook (character not in sets)
- Albus Dumbledore
- Professor Sprout
- Neville Longbottom
- Kingsley Shacklebolt (character not in sets)
- Bellatrix Lestrange
- Lily Potter (character not in sets)
- James Potter (character not in sets)
This series features five never before seen characters.
This Minifigure series features several great characters. However, the true highlight is the accessories. Top among those is the little butterbeer mugs. Both Hermione and Ron come with one. The temptation to buy a few more is real. Additionally, the great briefcase from series one returns. It uses a book cover over a new case piece that fits a couple of 1×1 tiles. It comes with one of the Weasley twins. The series has several books too. One of the books features a new cover. It is the Monster Book of Monsters. Finally, the wave comes with a molded version of the phoenix, Fawkes. This is a great piece for any fantasy MOC builder, and a marked improvement over the brick-built version from the Hogwarts Great Hall set.
Another interesting aspect of this Minifigure series is that many characters have printed shoes. It is different. The printing goes around the front and one side, but not the top, back, or inside. Printed shoes is an interesting direction for sure. However, I think it is a little premature. Shoes will work better if the LEGO® Group could figure out tri-molded legs. Or even just dual molded with one color from the ankle down.
Printed shoes are an interesting development in this series of Minifigures.
Each character in the second wave of Harry Potter collectible Minifigures costs $4.99 in Canada. That is $1 more than characters from the first wave. However, all Minifigure series have seen a similar price hike since the early days. Otherwise, twelve characters feature all the standard parts and moveable legs. Griphook has stumpy, unmoving legs, while Dumbledore, Sprout, and Lestrange have robes. Additionally, most characters have double-sided faces (except Shacklebolt and Griphook). All of them have front and back torso printing, and all except Griphook have leg printing. I also like Myrtle’s new hair piece. I hope to see that in actual sets in the future. For the most part, these are intricately detailed characters with loads of accessories.
Overall, I enjoyed the second wave of Harry Potter collectible Minifigures more than the first. I did not even collect the entire first wave. The highlight of the second wave for me is the butterbeer mugs. Additionally, my favorite Minifigure from the series is Myrtle. She is unique and well designed. What was your favorite aspect? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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