Our Top 10 Favourite LEGO Minifigures Of 2021
24th April 2022
At the start of this year we published an article where we looked back on our favourite LEGO sets that were released in 2021. Now the dust has settled a bit more on what was a fantastic year for LEGO we're now compiling a list of our favourite minifigures from 2021.
Last year there were 894 new minifigures released by LEGO from those included in sets to promotional figures and CMF's. We've meticulously and carefully considered each and every one of them and watered them down to our top 10 list. So without further ado let's get into it.
10. DJ Beatbox
Even though the VIDIYO theme hasn't been a great success for LEGO, as they have stated they won't be adding any new products to the theme until 2023, it did give us some great minifigures. We got a lot of unique pieces and molds that we'd not seen before and I'd like to see this carried through to other themes and upcoming sets.
One of my favourites from series 2 of the VIDIYO Bandmates was the DJ Beatbox which has a beatbox as it's head piece and some really nice gold torso and leg pieces.
A lot of LEGO fans probably passed on this minifigure series but if you were able to pick up some of them at a reasonable discount I think you'll be glad you did so in a couple of years.
9. Zombie Captain America
Whenever a new minifigure series comes out and I see the line up there's always a few that stand out to me and are top of my priority list to find when I'm feeling the packets in the supermarket toy aisle. And when the Marvel Studios series was revealed it was the Zombie Captain America that did it for me.
8. Pork Grind
Back in 2020 the Venomosaurus Ambush set we got Spider-Ham, a pretty obscure Marvel character who is basically the animal version of Spiderman but from the Aniverse or Earth-8311 to use it's official name.
Pork Grind is an evil version of Spider-Ham, kind of like what Venom is to Spiderman and last year he appeared in the Spider-Man versus Venom and Iron Venom blister pack. It seems like there is just an endless supply of obscure Marvel characters waiting to find their way into LEGO sets but the wackier and crazier they are the more I want to add them to my collection.
7. Rubeus Hagrid
To mark 20 years of Harry Potter sets, LEGO added golden minifigures to its 2021 wave of Harry Potter sets. There are 9 in total spanning 7 sets which are Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Lord Voldemort, Professor Snape, Professor Quirrell, Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid.
Rubeus Hagrid is my pick of the bunch who, alongside Dumbledore and McGonagall, comes in the Hogwarts Icons Collector's Edition (76391).
If you read our Top 10 LEGO Sets of 2021 article you'll know that The Daily Bugle took the converted top spot partly due to the fantastic array of minifigures that were included. One of those was Daredevil which before then had never been produced in LEGO form making it a must have for all Marvel fans, like myself.
5. Wile E. Coyote
The Looney Tunes collectible minifigure series was the first CMF series of 2021 and definitely the best LEGO produced last year. LEGO did a fantastic job on pretty much all of the characters in that series especially Daffy Duck, Slyvestor, The Tazmanian Devil and Marvin the Martian. But my favourite of the lot was Wile E. Coyote which incidentally was the last one I managed to find.
Also from The Daily Bugle set was Firestar, which like Daredevil had never previously featured in a LEGO set before. The combination of the bright yellow legs and torso against her red hair piece really make this minifigure stand out in any collection. Incidentally it's the first time we are seeing the hair mold in that red colour.
Firestar for those that don't know is actually a mutant from the X-Men universe whose real name is Angelica Jones. She first appeared in the Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 193 comic in May 1985 and her superhuman ability as her name suggests is to be able to generate great heat!
As a child who grew up with Winnie the Pooh I was naturally ecstatic when LEGO selected the Ideas submission to be made into an official set. Tigger was always the character I warmed to the most so it's great to get him in minifigure form. For those reasons putting him on the list is a no-brainer.
2. Slime Singer
Another minifig that came from the LEGO VIDIYO Bandmates series 2 and number 2 on our list is the Slime Singer. Any translucent bright green LEGO pieces are cool in my opinion and this minifigure has a unique head piece mold in that colour. What's not to like?
1. Nearly Headless Nick
When the LEGO Harry Potter Great Hall set was released in 2018 I had to have it just for the Nearly Headless Nick minifigure. The colour scheme and the printing just perfectly capture our favourite Hogwarts ghost. However when the Chamber of Secrets set was revealed in April the NHN from that set trumped this one because it GLOWS IN THE DARK.
I'm not sure what it is about glow in the dark LEGO I love so much, maybe it's the novelty or maybe it's the nostalgia where I'm always reminded of the glow in the dark ghost minifigure you used to get with in the Castle theme sets back in the 90's.
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