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Lego Minifigures Series 13 - Release Date & Simpsons Characters
Today we are going to be taking a look at Lego Minifigures Series 13. We will give you all the latest news about Series 13 and also the release date, which characters to look our for and also a little bit about bar codes, bump and dot codes. We also have big news about the series relating to The Simpsons. If you are a fan of Lego Minifigures then this page should be just what you are looking for if you are excited about the soon to be released Series 13.
Lego Minifigures have been around for decades, they are the little Lego men that come with builds. A few years back though Lego came up with the idea of selling collectable minifigures separately and so they packaged them away in mystery bags and sold them at $3 a pop. Around five years on and minifigures are as popular as ever. We are now coming up to Series 13 of the little Lego figures, so that’s a vast amount of collectable characters that have been released. Each series has 16 figures and there have been some really interesting ones. So, now we are up to Series 13, what exactly can we expect? Well let’s take a look.
The Simpsons As Lego Minifigures
Well it is probably the worst kept secret in minifigure history but Lego Minifigures Series 13 are going to be based on The Simpsons. The previous series was of course based on the Lego Movie so it’s not that surprising that we have another specific set of characters coming out with this one. Lego have also announced that there will be a new Simpsons theme of sets coming out with the first set having a release date of April 2014. This first set is going to be The Simpsons House and we expect more sets to follow shortly afterwards.
So what can we tell you about Series 13 other than that it’s going to be based on The Simpsons? Well we are not sure about the colour of the mystery bags and the checklists, although yellow may well be a good bet. As for the characters, well this is still open to speculation. I would imagine that there are some dead certs in there such as Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge and Maggie. Other ones that are sure to be included in the list of 16 would be Grandpa, Crusty, Apu, Flanders and Mr Burns. There are so many other characters that could also be included.
So after having a think about it and checking out some forums as to what other people would love to see, here are some other characters that would go down very well in Lego format. Side Show Bob, he would look great with his big hair and big feet. Comic Book Guy, he would be on the larger side you would assume. Itch & Scratchy, these would be two interesting possibilities. Moe, would be a little more plain but still a nice inclusion. Duff Man, although he is a fringe character he would look really good as a minifigure. Bumblebee Man, another lesser known character but still one that would be awesome as a figure. Disco Stu would look good with his big afro. Kang and Kodos the two Martians would be a really fun idea, although again these are two characters that only make rare appearances.
There are so many other names we could throw out there but these are some that we think would translate really well into minifigures. If you have any ideas of your own feel free to add them onto the bottom of the page, who knows, maybe someone from Lego will read this and get some inspiration.
Release Date & Codes For Series 13
So now you know what to expect you probably want to know when to expect the new Series 13 Lego Minifigures. Well the expected release date for these will be May 2014. That fits in with what we have had in previous years. We always get a release in January, May and then September so it’s no surprise the release date for Series 13 will be in May.
People are always keen to find the bump or dot codes for the mystery bags. These are small bumps that are printed on the bottom panel of the packets and they are a code that tells you which figure is contained inside. The only issue with these is that they are very hard to read and can often be wrong, plus people struggle to work out which bumps relate to which character. We tend to put more faith in the feel technique, have a look at all the characters and work out what you should be feeling around inside for. For instance, can you feel for Marge’s hair or maybe Homer’s smooth bald head. This method takes some practice but it is often the best way of working out which minifigure is hidden inside.
With Series 10 of the minifigures, Lego hid a Mr Gold inside 5000 lucky bags. This really increased the popularity of the figures and so people have been asking if they would try something similar to this again. There is currently no news on this for The Simpsons minifigures but that could change. Maybe they will hide some special characters somewhere to try to increase sales once again. On the other hand the main gimmick is more likely to be just the fact that they are Simpsons Lego figures.
So with the upcoming release of Lego Minifigures Series 13 there is sure to be a lot of excitement. This is the first time we have seen a series based entirely on characters that we are already familiar with. The Simpsons has a simply massive fan base and it appeals to children both young and old. Plus there are plenty of adults out there who have grown up watching the Simpsons and still enjoy it now. With that being a factor this new range could sell very well for Lego and be one of the most popular releases yet. When Lego Minifigures Series 13 finally hit the shops people are going to be very excited to get there hands on all these well known Simpsons characters.