It’s Christmas time, and you know what that means: Lego Minifigures Series 3 (#8803)! Just in time to be the perfect stocking stuffers, this 3rd release has a little something for everyone. But this time around it’s going to be a little more difficult to find the specific ones you want.
Like Lego Minifigures Series 1 and 2, Series three adds sixteen more characters and unique elements to your bricked out universe. In this wave the barcodes have been removed from the package, making finding the specific one’s you want a little more difficult. The good news is that Lego has still included a sorting system, it’s just a bit more difficult to decipher than the barcode system. We’ve provided a cheat sheet for this new system at the end of this article, but I’m also going to give you some tips on what to feel for in the bag to make things a little easier.
Unless otherwise noted, the figures below all have new heads, torsos, and legs.
|This old man wiles away his days sitting on the dock, watching the large ships pass as he casts his line. Keeping himself dry and warm in his knit hat and orange overalls, he’s ready to wait all day for the big one. The Fisherman has a brand new beard that’s made out of a soft, rubbery plastic which I bet we’ll see on a Santa Clause someday. He’s also got a new fishing pole with a line you can attach his catch to. Decoding Tip: Feel for the fish or the rope to the fishing pole.|
|The Pilot fearlessly heads into the unknown for adventure. Prepared for anything, he’s got his aviator’s jacket, goggles, and a parachute in case things get dire. But he’s not worried, because when you’ve got a mustache that voluminous, danger flees from its sight. The Pilot makes a perfect addition to the Explorer from Series 2. I can already hear them plotting their next expedition. Decoding Tip: Feel for the parachute and goggles. The goggles will have an indented side, unlike the banana.|
|The Indian Chief is a happy guy with his new large headdress and brown version of the Spartan’s spear. He’s probably happy because this headdress actually has hair in the back and doesn’t make him look bald. Plus he goes perfect with the Tribal Hunter from the first series. Too bad I couldn’t find mine. My Chief will just have to keep himself content by stalking the local cowboys. Decoding Tip: The headdress is very large and easy to feel.|
|The Samurai warrior is a noble fighter from an ancient time. Unlike the cowardly Ninja, the Samurai live by codes of conduct and rules of engagement. Wrapped in a printed ceremonial robe, the Samurai keeps his armor and katana close and in a respected place for when battle is needed. Decoding Tip: Feel for the sword or armor, which can be squished slightly by squeezing.|
|This snowboarding girl races down the mountain with her brand new board. Molded in a dark blue with hot pink and light blue snowflakes printed on it, her board easily matches her outfit and helmet. So watch out skier from series two, because this girls tearing up the powder and leaving anyone behind her stuck in the slush. Decoding Tip: The snowboard is easy to feel with both ends curving upward.|
|The Cyborg is my second favorite figure from this series. Not only has his entire right side been altered with superior technology, but he’s also wearing the Blacktron uniform. That’s right, Blacktron has survived! One of the most feared groups in the galaxy is back with their own new ray guns and enhanced cybernetic warriors. Can the new Space Police handle this techno threat? Decoding Tip: The only unique part to feel for is his robot hand.|
|#7 Sumo Wrestler|
|The Sumo Wrestler may not look much bigger than a normal minifigure, but he still pack a wallop when he’s pushing his opponent off the mat. This is the first time we’ve gotten the fat naked yellow chest piece for a Lego minifigure. Also, you can tell the Sumo Wrestler isn’t happy. It’s probably because he only got a bronze trophy and not the gold one the Karate Master from series two received. Decoding Tip: The trophy is small and a little difficult to feel, but you can also try for the knob on his hairpiece./td>|
|The Mummy makes the newest addition to the group of horror figures in the series. Now the Vampire from series two and the Zombie from series one have someone to talk with. This Mummy is different from a normal mummy though. First, his skin is green. Second, his bandages are ice cream white. I guess even if you’re undead, it doesn’t mean you have to be dirty. The Mummy also comes with his pet scorpion. Or is it the scorpion that killed him? Decoding Tip: Feel for the scorpion.|
|The Elf is my favorite minifigure in this series. The Lego Fantasy series was near perfect with its undead skeletons, evil trolls, and hearty dwarfs, but it was always missing elves. But now these noble forestmen can defend the Kingdom with their brand new longbows and large shields emblazoned with a stag. Plus, an all new hairpiece with pointy ears sets them apart from their human brethren. Decoding Tip: Feel for the longbow’s unique shape.|
|#10 Tennis Player|
|With her skirt and polo shirt, this Tennis Player is ready to kick some brick. She’s got a confident look on her face and you can tell she’s about to literally serve a defeat with her brand new racket. So you’d better get two of her, or she’ll be launching balls at all your other minifigures without remorse until she gets a partner. The look on her face is also great for mixing with other figures on this list for a confident Pilot, Baseball Player, or even Indian Chief. Decoding Tip: Feel for the racket.|