The LEGO Movie 2 The Second Part is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 8th, 2019. Abbreviated TLM2, the new computer-animated film is the fourth release in the franchise. It is the sequel to the first LEGO Movie and will build upon the surprising ending. Additional spin-offs from the original movie include LEGO Ninjago and Batman Movies, both released in 2017. As most will know, all previous movies received their very own CMF series and The LEGO Movie 2 will follow suit. In this updated guide, you will find all of the latest rumours for The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures Series. We also predict which characters and accessories will be included in LEGO 71023!
The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures Series (71023)
The set number will be 71023. This number was also published by a number of other outlets.
Will the heroes of Bricksburg save their much loved city from the invaders of outer space? Only time will tell. However, we do feel the trailer gives a lot of clues as to which minifigs may feature in sets and which will feature in the LEGO 71023 series. There’s some really great new molds which would look amazing as part of the new CMF series. Also, the Mad Max style look very cool and will no doubt be well received by fans.
Firstly, the news of a February 2019 release date for The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures Series was first announced by Promobricks. After reading through the LEGO 2018 Christmas catalogue, the German-based LEGO news website noticed an image on page 37 indicating that the next series will be releasing in February. In case you haven’t spotted it, Page 37 above shows the current Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series (71022) with a subtle announcement in the bottom right corner of the page. “Neue Serie ab Februar! Lass dich überraschen” which translates to “New Series from February! Let yourself be surprised!”
LEGO recently teased the first line of sets from the movie for a 2019 release. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that the next Collectible Minifigures Series is The LEGO Movie 2.
UPDATE: Thanks to the Brick Pals team’s research, we can now confirm that TLM2 Minifigures Series is rumoured to be released January 31st, 2019. This also perfectly coincides with the ‘New Series from February’ announcement and the release of the new movie just over a week later.
A look at previous LEGO Movie Minifigures Series’ release dates
As you can see in the table below, the expected release date of February 2019 differs to the release pattern of other LEGO Movie CMFs.
|Movie Title||Movie Release Date||CMF Release Date|
|The LEGO Movie||February 7, 2014||January 1, 2014 (even earlier than this in some US stores)|
|The LEGO Batman Movie||February 10, 2017||January 1, 2017|
|The LEGO Ninjago Movie||September 22, 2017||August 1, 2017|
|The LEGO Movie 2||February 8, 2019||January 31, 2019|
The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures Characters & Accessories
Only a selection of minifigures you see in the movie will be included in the 71023 LEGO Movie 2 Series. Many of them will appear in sets, whereas those with new molds and prints usually have a higher chance of featuring. LEGO normally releases 16 minifigures per movie series. The likelihood is that The LEGO Movie 2 series will also include 16.
Here are some of the minifigures and accessories we feel are likely to feature. We will be keeping this list updated with the help of feedback from the community.
1. Lucy “Wyldstyle”
Firstly, opening the teaser trailer at around 5 seconds we have Lucy “Wyldstyle”, a Master Builder who is Emmet’s girlfriend. With complex molds it’s hard not to imagine this featuring as part of The LEGO Movie 2 CMF. It appears to be a one-piece with the hood connecting to the googles and dual-molded lenses. The colour of the outfit appears to have changed from the original also.
While not part of our CMF prediction and more likely to feature in sets, another interesting thing to note is that Wyldstyle now has printing on her left arm, whereas the original set and CMF versions did not.
There also appears to be a new belt and leg print as shown below.
2. Larry the Barista
Larry the barista looks completely different now and very Mad Max-esque (22 seconds in the trailer). The new coffee shop logo print looks awesome, differing from the old uniform print. The ultra-cool hairpiece, shoulder pads and mouth / neck piece will make this a fan favourite.
In the picture above there appears to be a mallet weapon accessory in his right hand. This is a massive contrast to the coffee cup seen in the original CMF. Just check out the before and after below!
3. Emmet Brickowski
Next, at 25 seconds we have the very positive Emmet, who appears completely unaffected by the events of Taco Tuesday. Emmet is a Master Builder from Bricksburg, construction worker and the new boyfriend of Wyldstyle. The new mold shows Emmet sporting his printed construction outfit with black headphones. The cool new dual-molded headphones attach to the hairpiece.
Along with the new headphones, we also see an awesome phone playlist printed tile accessory. Whether this tile is printed with the ‘Tween Dream Remix’ selected is a mystery. In Emmet’s world everything is still awesome, so in our opinion this minifigure and accessory is a likely contender to feature as part of the LEGO 71023 Minifigures Series.
4. Rex Dangervest
The new character Rex Dangervest is described as a cowboy, archeologist, raptor trainer and space traveller. He was not included in the teaser trailer, so why have we included him in our prediction? The image above is an official LEGO Movie 2 book cover and was originally posted as an Amazon listing.
Interestingly Rex Dangervest looks similar to Emmet. He has a new face and torso print, with an ‘R’ signifying ‘Rex’. We especially like the new hair piece! You may also notice hair sticking up in the same place for Emmet and Rex. Could they be brothers?! What we can infer is that Rex features next to 3 other well-known characters, meaning he’s likely to have a large part to play in the movie. We can definitely see him featuring in The LEGO Movie 2 CMF Series.
Other Minifigures of note:
LEGO have recently upped their marketing material for the new movie via Twitter. Fortunately, we got to see a sneak peak of Batman rocking the post apocalypseburg look. This wasteland Batman minifigure is the best yet and will probably feature in one of the big LEGO Movie 2 sets. The old tires, dirt covered suit, torn cape, Batarang weapon accessory and mean face print make this just plain awesome. It will definitely be one of the most desired minifigures.
LEGO also tweeted a new promotional poster with a much happier looking Batman, which we’ll likely see in a new set.
Everything will be awesome when the highly anticipated LEGO 71023 series releases January 31st. While nothing has been officially confirmed, the teaser trailer offers a glimpse at what may feature. Rex Dangervest also appears likely to feature due to being featured on an official book cover! With some awesome new molds, prints and a very Mad Max style, we’re sure fans can’t wait. The minifigure we’re most looking forward to is Larry the Barista due to the massive contrast to his original CMF version.
Let us know what you think of our predictions in the comments below, did we miss anyone? Loving the Mad Max theme? Who would you like to see in The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures Series?