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Vault Review: LEGO Minifigures
Series 6 (+ Decoder)

#11 Surgeon
The Surgeon is a plain looking character, but accurate for what she is. Her clothing pieces are the classic blue scrubs with printed wrinkles. Her face has a surgical mask on, and she has a new hairnet like piece for a hat. She comes with a needle, but I don’t know why. Wouldn’t a scalpel be more accurate? She also has a translucent tile of an X-Ray that shows a broken rib bone on a LEGO skeleton. A very nice touch. Decoding Tip: Feel for the needle or her flat X-ray piece.
#12 Skater Girl
The Skater Girl has an interesting look. There’s a cocky smile on her face and a purple streak in her hair that shows you she’s a bit dangerous. Her shirt and her skateboard are both decorated with a LEGO skull wearing a pink bow. Unfortunately my girl’s skateboard is with my Leprechaun’s pot, so I can’t show it at the moment. Decoding Tip: Feel for the large skateboard.
#13 Intergalactic Girl
The Intergalactic Girl has an interesting pink female twist on the new minifigure space suit. This gives me a feeling that she’s a bold adventurer that still likes girly things. She’s got a self-assured smile on her face, similar to her male counterpart, but hers is pulled off with a splash of silver lipstick. The Space Girl comes with a ray gun and a blue beam. She also has a blonde hair piece for when you want her to take the helmet off. Decoding Tip: Feel for the large round helmet or its curved face shield.
#14 Butcher
Like the Robot, the Butcher reminds me of someone who stepped out of the 1950s. I love his new paper hat, meat cleaver, and the large T-bone steak. He’s also got this great happy look on his face like he doesn’t have a care in the world besides chopping meat. Decoding Tip: Feel for the unique shape of the meat cleaver or T-bone steak.
#15 Mechanic
This LEGO Mechanic also feels like another character from the 50’s, or maybe someone from the movie Grease. He’s got a great new hair piece that has a rockabilly poof and duck tails in the back. He comes with classic LEGO wrench, but a new toolbox. I was a bit disappointed that the toolbox doesn’t open though. Decoding Tip: Feel for the wrench or the rectangular toolbox.
#16 Genie
This Genie looks an awful lot like a certain Disney character. It probably doesn’t help that he’s a vibrant blue color, but it looks really good on him. I love his curly ghostlike “legs”, and the fact that they plug perfectly into the lamp is just fantastic. This Genie is definitely one of my favorites. I wonder if we’ll get a wicked Red Genie in the future? Decoding Tip: Feel for his curvy lower body or the lamp, which has two handle-like sides.

Click for Printable Version

This decoder is for Batch #443B1

There are a couple of bags we had a difficult time deciphering, and we noted them on the decoder.

If you save this decoder and print it from a picture viewing program “as is” (no enlarging/scaling to fit) it should print to scale with the packages to let you compare between the decoder and the packages easier. Unlike our previous decoders, this one is two pages instead of one.

The LEGO Group has made things a bit difficult with their randomizing the dot patterns, so we thought we’d try something a little different and add a Feel Guide to the cheat sheet. With Manekochan’s help we’ve placed silhouettes of the accessories next to their figures bump decoder. The silhouettes are roughly 1:1 scale with the accessories so you can compare sizes with what you’re feeling in the bag. We didn’t list all the accessories, but the ones we thought would be most helpful in deciphering the figure you want.

With LEGO taking more extreme measures to ensure that we can’t decode the packages, we will have to rely more and more on deciphering them through feel. So let us know how this new method works out for you.

-Vault

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10 comments to Vault Review: LEGO Minifigures
Series 6 (+ Decoder)

  • Yay! Series Six!

    I finally got to ‘bite’ on Series Five, that wave seemed to be out in mass quantities, and I’ve been darn lucky, just random feeling the packs has resulted in 8 of the 16 with no duplicates, and I’m VERY full of myself for having scored a ‘guy in lizard suit’!

    I think I need that Lady Liberty… 🙂

    Sure wish Lego would re-issue the other series. bah.

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  • manekochan

    Looking at them, the butcher would also make a good scottsman with a body-swap. Check out those side-burns…

  • orionpax636

    I’m continually amazed about how much personality can be conveyed by something with 5 points of articulation, minimal paint, and minimal sculpted detail.

    Of course, it also helps to have creativity like Vault’s. I’m still laughing at the Minotaur “map” pic as I type this.

  • BigHobbit

    The Minotaur trying to figure out the maze is one of the funniest images I’ve seen in some time. 😀

  • I’ve been looking forward to this review since the time the minifigures first started showing up. I’m really happy with this series, I think there was a pretty good amount of diversity in choices. So far I’ve only been cherry picking this line, but I’ve got 9 out of the 16, which is the most I’ve bought out of any other series.

    I’ve got to say that I had a pretty hard time trying to determine each figure. Even feeling for unique parts wasn’t a big help. I wonder if they’re making the packaging just a little thicker. After feeling a few baggies my fingers started to get sore. The figures that gave me the biggest trouble were the Statue of Liberty, the Genie, and the Leprechaun. With Lady Liberty I did not realize she also had the sloped brick for her dress, so I kept thinking it was the dancer. The Genie’s lower half is pretty hard to feel, and with the turban I wasn’t sure if it was the pot of gold or if it was hair. Also with the turban, the feather & gem piece isn’t attached, so don’t let that fool you. The lamp is what was a dead giveaway though. Finally the Leprechaun I kept feeling for the pot of gold, but the mini-legs was finally what led me to my gold.

    Its kind of hard to choose my favorites because they’re all really clever. I think I’d have to go with the robot first and foremost. I really like the Classic Space Alien too. I’ve also picked up the Leprechaun, Sleepyhead, the Genie, the Bandito, the Butcher, the Mechanic, and Lady Liberty.

  • JediCreeper

    Lady Liberty has a flame colored flame because that is how the statue’s looks… well.. sort of.. see, originally, it was a translucent flame with a lamp inside (remember, she was the beacon of welcome to the immigrants) when she was refurbished in ’86, the flame became a solid bronze that reflect the light shone onto it… so the minifigure is accurate.

    this is the first wave I didn’t get all of… however, it also has some of my absolute favorites so far… lady liberty, the genie, the grey, sleepy kid… just an awesome bunch

  • And score! Flamingo Dancer, Sleepyhead and Intergalactic Girl!

    Man, I REALLY wish earlier waves were available as now I need an Intergalactic Guy!

  • Magneto76

    I managed to feel my way into picking up Lady Liberty and the Genie 🙂 I’m very happy I was right on with the shapes. Liberty’s crown was the dead giveaway for me. I still want the Classic Alien and Leprechaun.