LEGO Minifigures Series 16 – 71013
- Babysitter comes with cute baby minifigure
- Banana Guy…what’s not to like?
- Cute Little Devil…not only cute but also detailed
- Ice Queen has an iridescent cloak lining, tiara, and ice bolts
- Rogue is well-executed with good attention to detail
- Night-vision goggles for spy droop downwards
- Penguin Boy’s skates prevent him from attaching to his display base plate
- Cannot easily attach Dog Show Winner and his dog to base plate simultaneously
- Spooky Boy’s book can only be held awkwardly
Series 16 (71013) of the LEGO collectible minifigure series has arrived with 16 new minifigures. There is a good mix of everyday-life-esque characters like the babysitter and hiker with more zany and fantastical characters like the Ice Queen and Banana Guy.
This review also features a feel guide so you can (successfully) feel out which minifigure is in which blind polybag if you are shopping in a store. Continue reading for image gallery, set overview, and full review. Or click any of the links below to jump directly to images and the review for a particular minifigure.
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|LEGO Minifigures Series 16 – 71013|
|Release Date||July 2016|
|Pieces||Varies by Minifigure|
|Official MSRP (USD)||$3.99 per Minifigure|
|Price Per Piece (MSRP)||Varies by Minifigure|
|Estimated Build Time||Less than 1 minute per Minifigure|
There’s not a whole lot going on with the Arabian Knight minifigure…what you see is what you get.
The minifigure comes with a printed torso featuring a printed shoulder strap (both front and back) and printed dual-color legs. Each of his arms has a printed wide gold bracelet. His face has a stern look. He is completed with a green turban (with detailed creases and lines) and black scimitar.
Feel Guide: This one can be a bit tricky, but feel for the curved scimitar piece first and confirm with the turban headpiece.
The Babysitter is one the regular real-life-ish minifigures in Series 16. While there is nothing in way to zaniness or funny details, her design is well-executed.
The Babysitter minifigure comes with the adorable new baby minifigure, which debuted this summer in the LEGO City Fun in the Park (60134) set. The baby is made entirely of one piece and comes decked out in a blue onesie with an elephant bib on the front. Neither the arms nor legs move.
The Babysitter herself wears a light purple t-shirt that, somewhat inexplicably (aside from cuteness), features a pug wearing glasses on the front. There is a bit of printing on the back to indicate that she is wearing a shirt. Her yellow hairpiece is the same shape as the Zombie Cheerleader’s from last year’s monster minifigures series. In addition to the two molded pigtails, there is small hole in the top to stick a bow (not included). A light blue baby bottle completes this minifigure’s accessories.
Feel Guide: You want to find the baby minifigure (which is one single piece) as well as the babysitter’s large hairpiece with two pigtails.
Banana Suit Guy is one of my favorites from Series 16. He only comes with four pieces—a head, torso, legs, and a banana suit—but put together, it makes for a pretty convincing banana suit.
The banana suit is one piece and fits over the entire minifigure with a cutout for his face. The suit has a brown stem at the top and brown cap at the bottom, just like a real banana. Adding to the realism is the printed blue “Banana!” emblem on the front of the banana, reminiscent of the blue distributors’ stickers on real-life banana peels.
The minifigure himself comes with a plain green shortsleeve t-shirt torso and a smiling face with sunglasses. In a nice subtle touch, the printed arms of Banana Suit Guy’s sunglasses are green like his shirt sleeves.
Feel Guide: This one is pretty easy. Feel for the large banana suit piece.
Cute Little Devil
The cutest minifigure in Series 16, the Cute Little Devil makes for a great addition to a minifigure collection.
The Cute Little Devil comes with short red legs. The only printing on the body is the zipper and pocket outlines on the front of his red sweatshirt. His silly face includes a tongue sticking out from his mouth. For his headpiece, he has got a Magneto-shaped red helmet with two small black devil horns atop.
Accessories help set the Cute Little Devil apart from some from this series. For body accessories, he has a red two-pointy-wing piece that connects at his neck. He also has a silicone devil’s tail piece that hooks between his torso and legs; the tails is bendable and is also reversible…the tail can point up or down.
Finally, the minifigure comes with jack-o’-latern trick-or-treat bucket and a black trident to complete the cute-imp theme.
Feel Guide: Feel for the trident and the jack-o’-lantern pumpkin basket. You may also be able to feel the bendable tail and the short legs.
The Cyborg is the latest addition to LEGO’s space-soldier-themed minifigures. If you’re looking to build out your interstellar army, she makes for a great trooper.
The Cyborg arrives with a plain torso. Her waist is colored to match her deep-sky-blue hair, and her legs feature printed circuitry on both the front and sides. She has a large chest armor piece emblazoned with printed circuitry and ID number on the front and two holders on the back. Her right arm features similar printed circuitry.
The minifigure’s head features a very interesting half regular-minifigure and half-cyborg face. The regular side of her face continues the blue-accent theme with blue eyeliner and a blue lipstick. The cyborg side of her face utilizes blue outlines with yellow-green features for things like her left eye and mouth. The Cyborg’s hairpiece comes in capri (deep-sky-blue) color with silver streak highlights.
The Cyborg comes with one accessory, aside from the armor piece: a circular translucent orange piece fits over the top chamber of her dual-chambered blaster handgun.
Feel Guide: The Cyborg is the only minifigure in this series with a large chest armor piece, which should be a giveaway.
Dog Show Winner
While a bit understated, the Dog Show Winner does come with a nice trophy and cute dog.
The minifigure comes with a plain light-tan legs, a light-blue torso with a suit print on the front, including a #1 blue ribbon badge and a bone-shaped dog biscuit treat in his right suit pocket. There is no printing on the back. His face features a toothy grin, and his head is capped off with a tousled light-blond hairpiece.
No Dog Show Winner would be complete without his dog. The included dog looks to be a white terrier and has printed eyes, nose, and mouth (with tongue sticking out). The dog requires two studs to attach properly to the base plate. Unfortunately, given the size of the dog, this means that the minifigure and the dog cannot both be securely attached to the base plate at the the same time.
The included silver-colored trophy can be gripped either by its base or by either of its handles. It also features a subtle terrier dog emblem on its front.
Feel Guide: This should not be too hard…feel for the large trophy (with handles) and the dog.
If ever there was a LEGO minifigure that looks like Chris Pratt (well, other than the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic Park ones that are actually supposed to be him), it’s the Hiker. And this minifigure is a pretty good LEGO replica of an actual hiker.
The Hiker comes with two faces, both Pratt-esque. The first face is a happy expressive face with open mouth; the second face conveys a look of confusion and befuddlement. The hairpiece hides the second face well. The body has a printed torso (with printed backpack straps) and printed legs with a printed pocket on each leg. The bottom part of the Hiker’s legs are dark brown to simulate boots.
The Hiker comes with three accessories: a compass, a trail map, and a backpack. The compass is a clear 1×1 tile with a compass face printed on the top. The trail map is a 2×2 tile for the “Greeble Trail,” alluding to greebles, which refers to both fine detailing on an object’s surface (to enhance visual aesthetics) and invented objects used in psychology to test object and facial recognition. The former is featured in some LEGO sets. The one-piece backpack attaches to the Hiker below the neck and looks a like a black camping backpack with a blue sleeping bag on top.
Feel Guide: Feel for the backpack and his accessories (the large map and the smaller compass, both square).
The Ice Queen is quite possibly the best minifigure in Series 16. At the very least, she is very detailed with nine pieces plus two cloth cutouts for her cloak.
The minifigure comes with a torso and a wedge-shaped leg piece (with a 2×2 base). Both the torso and legs have printing befitting an ice queen’s regal outfit. She also has blue crown-like printed cuffs on her arms. She has a white coiled hairpiece and a blue translucent tiara that fits into a small hole in the hairpiece.
Her cloak, which consists of two cloth cutouts (one above the next and one below) is white for the outer lining, but features irridescent silver spots on the inner lining.
The Ice Queen is completed with her two ice bolts. The ice bolts are made up of two pieces each: the bolt itself and then a handgrip which attaches to the base of the bolt. There is a slight blue tinge to the lower half of the bolt, although this is more readily visible in photos than to the naked eye.
Feel Guide: The Ice Queen is the only minifigure in this series to have the wedge-shaped legs piece. You can also feel for the ice bolts and tiara.
The Kickboxer minifigure comes with a lot of nice details.
Her torso comes with front and back printing of a red athletic tank top. Likewise, her legs come with front printing suggesting white athletic shorts and lace-up shoes…the colors from the shorts and shoes continue on to the back of the legs.
The Kickboxer also comes with two faces: the first is a happy resting face and the second in an angrier fighting face. For a headpiece, the Kickboxer has two different choices: hair and a helmet. The hair is long and brown and comes with a ponytail that goes down near her waist. The red boxing helmet can be substituted for the hairpiece and comes with a small black round cylindrical piece so you can keep the helmet mounted to the base plate when not in use.
The most unique feature of this minifigure is her red boxing-gloved fists that replace the usual minifigure’s hands. Like a regular minifigure’s hands, her gloves can be fully rotated 360 degrees.
Feel Guide: You can feel for both her long hairpiece and helmet and confirm with her gloved hands.
Penguin Boy is a cute member of Series 16, although some design flaws do detract enough from his image to keep from being one of the best minifigures in the series.
Penguin Boy comes with a torso with a simple white printed front and plain back. His short legs do feature two orange printed feet at the front. Unlike most minifigures, Penguin Boy comes with two flipper/wings for his arms. It definitely adds to a penguin look but does mean that he can’t hold any traditional LEGO minifigure accessories in his arms (see below).
His face is that of a smiling kid’s. His unique headpiece completes the penguin look by giving him a penguin head. With a cutout below his orange beak to show his face, the penguin headpiece also includes some ridges at the top of the back. Unfortunately, the white in the headpiece is noticeably brighter than the white in the torso, and it detracts from Penguin Boy’s look.
Penguin Boy also comes with two skates that attach to the bottom of his feet. Sadly, his skates prevent him from attaching to his base plate’s studs. Since he has flippers/wings and no hands, he also is not able to hold the skates in his hands. I do wish the LEGO Group offered different base plates for minifigures that do not attach to the regular base plates for minifigures or whose accessories cannot be held or attached easily.
Feel Guide: Try feeling for short legs and the two little skates. Aside from the skates, you should feel very few “sharp” edges.
The Rogue is one of the best minifigures from Series 16 with lots of small details completing his look.
His torso comes with very detailed and multi-colored front and back printing. The front features a hunter’s/archer’s forest outfit with printed details like a silver wolf broach (harkening back to the LEGO Wolfpack logo from the 1990s), shoulder strap (presumably for the quiver), and sash around his waist. The back pulls his outfit together with thick leather laces and with his sashes wrapped around from the front.
The Rogue’s legs also come with great printing on the front, namely a leather belt, leather pouch on his right leg, and his boots. The legs remain dual-colored on the back. His arms and hands continue the trend of great detailing. His right hand is brown to indicate that it is gloved to shoot arrows, while his left arm is dual-colored to suggest a brown leather sleeve over his primarily green outfit.
The minifigure’s head comes with a self-assured face, including a small brown beard and muttonchops. Like any good rogue, he comes with a green mask that is similar to LEGO’s ninja masks, but the shape varies a bit. Finally, the Rogue is equipped with a standard longbow-and-arrow piece along with a quiver that attaches to his neck.
Feel Guide: Accessories give this one away…feel for the bow and the arrow quiver.
Although not one of the more memorable minifgures from this series, the Scallywag Pirate is well-executed.
He comes with a printed front, including a vest and belt. His back also features printing to carry on the vest. His right arm features a black anchor tattoo. His legs include printed shorts with stripes on the front. His head includes a scowling face and printed eyepatch. His headpiece is made to resemble the top of his bald head and also has a red bandana printed onto it.
The Scallywag Pirate includes two accessories: a standard single-bladed gray sword and a 2×2 treasure map tile.
Feel Guide: Without the sword, this would be more difficult. Try feeling for the sword and then feel for the square map and the bandanna/bald head hairpiece.
The Serenader has extensive printing and arrives with a new LEGO acoustic guitar.
The Serenader’s torso has detailed printing on the front to suggest an embroidered suit and red knotted handerkerchief. Sadly, the printing does not continue to his back. His legs are plain black on the front and side but do have a printed silver motif, reminiscent of ornate embroidery, on the sides.
His face is made up of a toothy smile that is mostly obscured by his moustache piece that hooks into his neck. His sombrero had a nice silver motif printed all along the brim, identical to the motif on his legs.
Finally, the Serenader comes with a unique brown acoustic guitar with printing for the strings. The guitar can be held by its neck or by a grip on its interior.
Feel Guide: The sombrero and guitar make this one pretty easy to feel.
The Spooky Boy appears to combine the look of a vampire with some emo fashion tendencies. He comes with an oversized Spooky Tales book and a black pet spider.
The Spooky Tales book can be opened and closed. While it is technically possible for Spooky Boy to hold the book with one hand when the book is opened, the book is a bit too large for the minifigure. The book must be held, since it does not have any way to attach to the base plate. The spider can be attached to the base plate or can be hooked on top of Spooky Boy’s hand.
Spooky Boy’s torso and legs come with front printing…he wears a t-shirt with a LEGO skull head on the front, and his shirt sleeves also have decorative black bars. In addition, he has a chain belt as well as an actual chain on his left leg. The fronts of his feet have gray printing to suggest the front of his boots.
The minifigure is completed with a white head and mournful expression (and fang) topped by a black hairpiece.
Feel Guide: Try feeling for the spider and the large book.
The Spy is a suave agent, equipped with the all the accoutrements you would expect. The ‘A’ logo on his chest and his official biography on the LEGO website suggest he may have something to do with the Alpha Team.
The minifigure’s torso comes with a detailed printed front suggesting various espionage and special forces equipment, along with his ‘A’ logo superimposed over a wireframe globe. Each of his legs feature printed pockets and printing on the lower part of his legs suggests elite tactical boots. He wears a printed high-tech watch on his left arm.
His head provides a face of self-assured confidence and a microphone headset on the right side of his head. His brown hairpiece has two indentations to hook up his black night-vision goggles. The one major drawback to the Spy is that his night-vision goggles do not sit level with his eyes. After attaching the goggles to his hairpiece, the goggles will start drooping downwards within 30 minutes. It does not matter if you attach the googles right-side up or upside down…they still droop after a few minutes.
The spy comes with three other accessories. He carries a coil of rope (with hand grip), a black handgun, and a backpack or parachute that hooks into his neck that he can wear on his back.
Feel Guide: The circular one-molded-piece rope is probably the easiest piece to feel for the Spy. You can also try confirming by feeling for the gun and night-vision goggles.
The Wildlife Photographer completes Series 16. Like the Hiker and Kickboxer, she also comes with two different faces.
This minifigure’s torso and legs are both dual-colored: she’s blue at the top of her body (parka) and at the bottom of her body (boots). Her front features four printed pockets and her back features some good printing for her parka’s seems. Her hands are blue, suggesting blue gloves.
Above the neck, the Wildlife Photographer has two faces: a smiling face with cold-weather goggles, and a second winking face to mimic when she’s got her camera up to her face to take photographs. Her parka hood is in a lighter blue with white trim around the face opening.
For accessories, this minifigure comes with an adorable penguin that needs one stud to stay attached to the base plate. The peguin has printed eyes and orange beak and feet along with a non-printed white belly. As a photographer, the Wildlife Photographer, of course, comes with a camera which has a circular black piece that attaches to the front of the camera and serves as a lens.
Feel Guide: Feel for the small penguin and for the camera (which also has a separate circular lens piece).
You can buy a complete set of all Series 16 minifigures from third-party sellers on Amazon.com for about $100 to $115, including shipping. You can also buy individual randomly-selected minifigures from the LEGO Shop for $3.99 each (although inventory can often be sold out). If you are looking to acquire a particular specific minifigure from Series 16, Amazon.com is likely your best option.