This past weekend, we went to the LEGO store to participate in the LEGO Club monthly event. That’s when we noticed the LEGO Minifigure Series 16 was released! We weren’t planning on purchasing anything at the store that day, but we walked away with a full set. Thanks to the hubby, he did an awesome job of feeling the bags for us, since I was sitting with the girl helping her out with the monthly mini build. If you’d like to try and get your own full set, we’ve created a build guide for you.
LEGO Minifigures Series 16 Feel Guide
Distinguishing piece: dress
This is the simplest of them all. The dress piece is so big, you really don’t need to look for anything else.
Distinguishing pieces: sword hilt with turban
While the sword should be enough, you could confuse this with the Ice Queen. So, if you find the sword, feel for the hilt AND look for the turban as well.
Distinguishing pieces: banana
Well, I did say the Ice Queen was probably the simplest of them all, but I’m wrong. Banana Guy is definitely the simplest of them all to find. Just look for the large smooth banana piece. Really can’t go wrong here.
Distinguishing pieces: small flat-ish backpack, rope, spy glasses
The backpack is an interesting feel, since it has that small flat neck connector. However, what really tells you the polybag contains the spy is either the rope or the spy glasses. Both are round (spy glasses are roundish with a break in the curve), so they will make an easy find.
Distinguishing pieces: hat, guitar
The hat, my friends, the hat… or the guitar. Either one is clearly distinguishable.
Imp Costume Kid
Distinguishing pieces: short legs, wings, pitchfork
Since there is only one other minifigure with short legs, this already drops you to a 50/50 chance of getting the right one. Next look for the pitchfork or the wings. Both shapely enough through thick polybags to identify.
Distinguishing pieces: map, backpack, compass
That backpack is bulky! Good identifier. The map is flat, but could be confused with the Pirate, so if you find the map, look for the backpack of the 1×1 tile compass piece. No other minifigure in this series has one.
Distinguishing pieces: bow & arrow, quiver
I never found these by the bow & arrow or the quiver, I kept finding them by the headpiece, as it was the only one that had a small opening in it. However, your best bet would be the pieces I mentioned. Finding by headpiece was a bit difficult.
Dog Show Judge
Distinguishing pieces: dog, trophy
The dog is a dead giveaway, as is the trophy!
Distinguishing pieces: spider, book
Not that anyone likes to feel for spiders, but if you don’t notice the spider, he is the only one with a rectangular piece – the book. Easy to find.
Distinguishing pieces: baby, bottle
I didn’t find this one, but Mr. Family Brick assures me the baby bottle and the baby are what you want to look for to get the babysitter.
Distinguishing pieces: sword, map
This is the second minifigure piece that has a 2×2 tile, so if you find that first, make sure you look for the sword as well to make sure you’re not getting a camper.
Distinguishing pieces: pauldrons, gun
The pauldrons (or shoulder pads) are easily distinguishable… but in the event you’re not quite sure, give a feel for the gun, too.
Distinguishing pieces: short legs with penguin head, ice skates
One of two minifigures in this series with short legs, you can also look for the ice skates (super tiny) or the penguin head to confirm.
Distinguishing pieces: long hair, helmet, 1×1 cylinder brick
The long hair is a dead giveaway for the Kickboxer. From there you can also look for the helmet, or a 1×1 cylinder brick used for holding helmet on minifigure plate when not in use. We didn’t know about that last one until we opened the polybag, but since none of the other minifigures have that piece, it’s good to distinguish.
Distinguishing pieces: penguin, camera, hood
The penguin is an easy giveaway, followed by the camera. If you need further confirmation, look for that hood.
My favorites are Ice Queen, Kickboxer and Wildlife Photographer, in that order. We may have to find more of them so I can bring them to work.