Vault Review: LEGO Minifigures
Series 11 (+ Decoder)

#11 Scientist
I hate sounding like a broken record, but the Scientist was also another boring figure to me. I prefer my scientists mad, but this one is pretty average. She’s got a white jumpsuit on with a pen and name badge on her breast pocket. I do like the brown ponytail hairpiece, but it’s not new. She does come with two beakers in new colors though, one light blue and one yellow. Decoding Tip: It’s easiest to feel for the beakers and their slim necks that widen out to a large body.
#12 Saxophone Player
The Saxophone Player in the black suit, hat, and sunglasses may not officially be a Blues Brother, but we all know he is. In fact, with his wide face and disheveled yet tight suit jacket, I’m pretty sure he’s supposed to be Joliet Jake. Either way, two of this figure is pretty much mandatory. Decoding Tip: Feel for the brand new saxophone accessory. It’s a bit slippery and tends to get away from you in the package, but it still has a very distinct feel.
#13 Diner Waitress
Although her cream colored suit looks odd against her yellow skin color, the Diner Waitress “Tara” still has a pretty distinct look, especially wither retro styled hair. She comes with the most accessories in the wave: pink skates, a tray, and a glass with “ice cream”to add on top. The waitress is also the only figure in the set to get an alternate face on the back of her head, making one side happy and the other pretty disgruntled. Decoding Tip: There are a lot of accessories to feel around for, but the flat oval tray is your best bet.
#14 Grandma
I think this little Grandma is a bit of a cat lover. Not only does she have cat patterns sewn onto her sweater, but she also comes with a little cat figure to look after. Granny also comes with a large basket/purse (the same one that came with Red Riding Hood), that feels like it should be carrying balls of yarn. Decoding Tip: The cat has a distinct shape that can be hard to identify, so go with the pliable plastic of the large purse.
#15 Constable
I think the Constable takes second place of my favorite figures in this series. He’s a pretty simple figure, but I love his old-style British police uniform and large mustache face. Somehow he can have either a stern or happy look depending on what angle you see that mustache from. Decoding Tip: The Constable comes with a new pointy helmet, but it’s easier to pick out his small rounded baton.
#16 Lady Robot
The original windup robot was a great idea for a minifig, but this Lady version has to be the most disturbing figure out of the entire run. The odd use of makeup to give it more feminine features only makes it more bizarre. And then there’s the strange pink “garments” and weird boob dials. She’s like a robot who’s trying to appear attractive to humans, yet she has no real concept of what that means. Decoding Tip: Feel for the square head or large windup key. But be warned, she’ll kill you in your sleep if you don’t return her affection!

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24 thoughts on “Vault Review: LEGO Minifigures
Series 11 (+ Decoder)

  1. Got the Yeti last week, I’m hoping to find 2 Sax Players as well lets face it……. Its Jake and Elwood.

    It seems like here Constable was most common, I swear I felt that Hat in 7 of the 20 packages I sifted thru looking for Yeti.

    1. Yeah, the Bobbie may be quite common, I got two, one each on separate trips. I don’t mind, goes well with the British Doctor Who brick figures and the Tardis. 🙂

      I think this is a ‘less logistics’ release (sorry to borrow Mattelspeak), note there’s no real major specialized part, like with the Medusa snake body or the Triton fish part. It’s mainly body deco and you can’t feel that.

      The Female Scientist is apparently a Big Deal in some circles.

      Also, Sax Player (swipe a Briefcase full of Blues from another figure 🙂 ) can do double duty as the very needed Agent Coulson figure. Well, too much in the Sideburns department but I think there’s another ‘dark glasses’ head/face without the epic sideburns.

      I need that Yeti. He has to hang around with the Lizard Suit guy. 🙂

      I vote keep doing these things, Vault. You know that. 🙂

      1. Oh, to be able to edit comments!

        I think the Series 2 ‘Highway Patrolman’ head would work GREAT with the Sax Player for an Agent Coulson kitbash figure.

        Just saying. 🙂

        1. Your so not helping, Now I need 5 Jake and Elwood, Coulson (I’m sure I can find flesh colored head and hands), Purple man, and Jigsaw.

  2. Hey I really enjoyed your reviews and pictures. I feel like an idiot “feeling up bags” in stores but I may have to in order to get the figures I want.

  3. Super happy to see these reviews comeback, but can you please go back to the old size on the feel guide? It says you can click on it for a printable version, but that link doesn’t work and when I did get it out to print it, it no longer fits on a page like the old ones did!

  4. It’s actually easier to feel for the Yeti and Gingerbread Man’s heads instead of the accessories. The round head is easy to feel for and the Yeti’s unique dome is big and different feeling so it’s also easier to feel for instead of trying to feel for the smaller accessories. Just and FYI for those LEGO hunters

  5. I’ll never pass up a lego review from IAT. In fact I saw either a series 3 or 3 IAT bump sheet posted at my TRU customer service desk at the time of they were constraining the packs.

  6. I absolutely think you should keep up the Lego reviews! It’s my all-time favorite toyline, and the CMF’s are like an adult Lego fan’s wet dream.

    Your great pictures and reviews make these a must-have, IMO!

  7. lol, so funny reading the comment on the island warrior – 1994 was the time when i stopped with the pirate line (growing the first pubic hair or something) though i thought back then that they were tampo heavy – always liked their dual facepaint
    and the old chieftain mask
    but you’re right!
    still i’m happy that the sculpts are still lasting and all the lego is still so good compatible with the sets from 30 years ago.

  8. On the constable… Looking at the two photos you posted, it’s not the angle you’re seeing the moustache from, it’s that his “angry” eyebrows are hidden in one photo making him look a lot less cranky than the photo where the eyebrows are visible.

    Great job, Vault! You just reminded me that I picked up two packs while at TRU today and forgot about them by the time I got home… Off to see what I got…

  9. I’m not saying this just to say it, but I do enjoy the Lego Minifig writeups! I missed IAT’s coverage, as well as Jester Goblin’s too. To be honest though, I’m done with Lego Minifigs. The last one I collected was Santa Claus. I kind of just stopped caring about them. I think part of me was doing it purely for the thrill of the chase. That got really tiresome though, standing in the middle of a store, feeling up these little bags. I was usually pretty good about picking though, only ever ended up with a few unwanted ones. I still love these minifigures, but I’ll live vicariously through others!

  10. I dog these reviews. I like the feel guide and it’s the best place to get clear view of the accessories.

  11. I love the Minifigure reviews. Personally, I don’t need the Feel Guides. I read them for your pictures and for the commentary. In fact, it was a previous minifigure review that led me to this site!

  12. Do you (anyone) enjoy the “sealed packages”, or would you prefer that the figures are declared on their packaging?

    I collect Playmobil, but grew annoyed with the “Fi?ures” series because my feel-sense was so inaccurate and at $4 / pop it’s a lot to pay for hit and miss.

    On the other hand, I imagine it keeps things fair because it’s harder to identify the rarer figs and buy them all out for ebay re-sale.

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