LEGO Disney Minifigures 71012
The Walt Disney empire has charmed and captured the imagination of children and grown upsfor decades – And they still continue to do so up to this day. It’s hard to find a person who did not grow up on Disney films. Perhaps Walt Disney himself never really imagined that his creations would become pop culture icons. From his very first appearance in the animated short Plane Crazy, Mickey Mouse and his pals have since become the main attraction of TV shows, movies, theme parks, clothes, video games, and especially toys – And yes, this includes Disney-themed Lego sets.
Much like Disney, Lego is pretty much an institution when it comes to children’s toys. Lego has spawned video games, two blockbuster films, clothes, and theme parks. We consider Lego and Disney to be contemporaries of each other, since they came out almost during the same period – Lego has actually been in existence since the 1930s. So a partnership between these two companies should be nothing short of amazing – In fact, we’re still wondering why it took so long for Lego and Disney to team up and create these amazing sets and models.
This is the box for the Lego Disney minifigures collection.Unlike most Lego models, it’s not that big of a box. It features a plain blue background, but every single minifigure in this set has been included here: And you can find a whole troop of Disney and Pixar characters, both heroes and villains alike, with even a few supporting characters thrown in.
Below you can see the name of the box – With the Lego logo and the Disney logo. On the upper left corner of the box, you can see the words ’18 to collect’ – We’re guessing this means that this set in particular does not contain all eighteen figures, and you might have to spend a little bit of cash just to find the rest to complete your collection.
The top side of the box carries the same image of the Lego Disney minifigures, but this time, the name and the two Logos can be found on top. The ’18 to collect’ phrase is now positioned to the right. Below the phrase is a tiny blurb with the copyright information for the Lego minifigures series 16, translated into several languages. You can also see the i logo for the Pixar movie The Incredibles.
This is the complete set of the Lego Disney minfigures for the Lego 71012 minifigure series. This particular set of minifigures was released just last year, on May 1st to be exact. A photo was leaked beforehand in March of the same year, and this prompted Lego and Disney to release a joint statement confirming the minifigure set a month later.
The first minifigure we’ll be taking a look at is Stitch, from the Lilo and Stitch films released in 2002. In the film, Stitch is known as Experiment 626. He’s one of the best pieces in the entire Lego Disney minifigure collection, and Lego has managed to capture every inch of Stitch’s looks. Lilo and Stitch tells the story of a young orphaned Hawaiian girl named Lilo, who adopts Stitch as a pet, without knowing that he’s actually an alien sent to Earth to destroy the planet. Stitch remains mischievous, despite befriending Lilo and adapting the ways of life on the planet. In the end, Stitch forms a bond with Lilo and learns plenty of valuable lessons, in particular, the concept of “ohana” (“family” in Hawaiian).
The Stitch minifigure looks absolutely accurate and wonderful, and the printing on his Lego body is completely detailed as well. Lego even managed to print the small tuft of blue fur on his chest, and the huge dark blue patches on his back. However, it would be great if Stitch was given an accessory – Like the laser gun that he uses in the film, or even a toy guitar (There’s an adorable scene in the film where he dresses up like Elvis).
Stitch’s minifigure is known to be highly popular with the Lego Disney minifigure collectors and fans. It does help that he’s one of the more common minifigures in the entire series – There’s usually four of him in every pack or box. If you want to find Stitch and keep him in your collection, try to look for a minifigure with short legs – And of course, you can’t miss his flappy ears.
The second character in the Lego Disney minifigure series is the Alien from Pixar’s Toy Story, released in 1995. The alien isn’t just a singular character – There’s a whole bunch of them in the movie, and they seem to belong in the same universe as Buzz Lightyear, one of the film’s main protagonists.Toy Story has definitely made its mark on the film industry – Not only is it known as Pixar’s first full-length film, it’s also known as the very first computer-animated film to be shown in theaters.
This isn’t the first time that the Toy Story aliens have appeared as a type of minifigure. They were first included in one of the previously-released Toy Story themed sets as an accompaniment to the Buzz Lightyear minifigure. This set was released in 2010, to promote the third film. People were actually surprised to find this minifigure in the roster. But since this minifigure pack also includes a Buzz Lightyear, we think it’s only right to throw in an alien minifigure as well to serve as a companion. The alien sports a different look from its 2010 counterpart – Its pupils are now found in the center of its huge eyes, so they can look straight at you instead of downwards. The printing on its torso also looks much better – Not to mention the shade of purple that they used for the body is now more precise, especially on the belt and collar. Their short legs also come with a pair of boots. The Alien is yet another minifigure in this Lego minifigures series 16 that comes with tiny legs. If you want to check if this figure is included in the pack, look for a tiny character with an antenna. This should be easy to spot if you have purchased the original Toy Story alien figure from 2010.
“To infinity… And beyond!”
Buzz Lightyear is one of the two protagonists in Toy Story, the other being the cowboy, Sherriff Woody. In the first Toy Story films, Buzz (voiced by actor Tim Allen) is a newcomer in Andy Davis’ collection of toys. He quickly becomes the favorite, causing Woody to feel some sort of animosity towards him. In the end, though, the two toys settle their differences and form a friendship.
Buzz is a space ranger working for the fictional Star Command. He protects the Earth from the evil Lord Zurg. Much like the aliens, this marks Buzz’s second appearance in a Lego set, as he also appeared in the 2010 release. His previous incarnation was given plenty of detail, and there’s actually a good reason why this is so – Not only is Buzz one of the lead characters in the Toy Story franchise, he’s also a hit with young children. This particular version of Buzz now has a standard minifigure head, and this is vastly different from the molded one that he got in the 2010 version.
There have been mixed reviews regarding the 2016 version of Buzz’s minifigure. Some people think that the old head’s mold was much more accurate in detail, but a lot of people like the newer head as well, since he now resembles a standard minifigure. His new head also provides a legitimate reason for people to get the latest version of his minifigure, not to mention the uniformity, since all of the characters in the Lego sets 2016 get the standard minifigure head.
But worry not – Those who aren’t comfortable with Buzz’s new head can just trade it with the previous version, which now comes with an updated design. Not only is the Buzz Lightyear minifigure popular with kids, he’s also a hit with minifigure collectors too. The 2016 version is a huge upgrade as compared to his 2010 incarnation. And not only that, the printing on his body is excellent as well.
The fourth minifigure in the series is the titular character from the 1992 animated film, Aladdin. Aladdin has been referred to in the films as a ‘street rat’, since he steals from Agrabah merchants to survive.
Much like Buzz Lightyear, Aladdin is another one of the set’s most anticipated characters – And needless to say, he lives up to fans’ expectations. He is rightfully given a tanned skintone, as well as a mischevious expression on his face, making him stay true to his character. Aladdin also wears a nicely detailed dark hairpiece, complimented by a signature red fez hat. The printing on his legs and torso look amazing too.
Of course the Aladdin minifigure won’t be complete without the movie’s main accessory – The genie’s golden lamp. The lamp is one of the most recognizable elements of the film, so this accessory truly fits – Especially since Aladdin shares the Lego bag with several other characters. An Abu minifigure would’ve been great as well.
If you want to find Aladdin in your bag of minifigures, you have to look very carefully, as the Genie minifigure also carries a lamp with him and cannot be used as an indicator that you have found the character you’re searching for.
The Genie is known to be one of the most iconic Disney characters, thanks to his wacky, hilarious personality. It also helps that he was voiced by the late great comedian, Robin Williams. But despite his popularity, not much thought has been placed into his own minifigure.
Firstly, the Genie’s ears are attached to his headpiece. This is actually a nice touch, but Lego should’ve printed the eyebrows on the headpiece too, instead of the figure’s head. But apart from that, the rest of the prints on his body is quite alright.
One more thing that we have noticed is that both Genie and Aladdin are equipped with the magical lamp – A lot of fans have actually complained about this small detail, since only one character is supposed to own the lamp. As we have mentioned earlier, Aladdin should’ve been given an Abu minifigure, and Genie should’ve kept the lamp.
Maleficent is the main villain of the animated film Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty is one of Disney’s very first animated films, released in 1959. Maleficent was also the titular character of a live-action film released in 2014, in which the entire Sleeping Beauty story was told from her point of view.
If we can describe the Maleficent minifigure in one word – It’s magnificent! Almost everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty: When Princess Aurora’s parents don’t invite Maleficent to their daughter’s christening, the “Mistress of All Evil” arrives at the event herself, and curses the newborn princess to die on her sixteenth birthday.
Maleficent’s look is truly iconic. She’s got on her horned helmet, and is equipped with a crystal staff that’s supposed to represent her scepter. We also loved the design on her torso and legs, as well as her long, flowing cape.
Disney’s take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has always been well-received among Disney fans and fans of the story alike. In this particular set, two characters have been thrown in – Alice herself, and the Cheshire Cat. Let’s take a look at the Alice minifigure first. In the 1951 film, Alice is a polite young girl who is constantly lost in her daydreams. One day, her daydreams come to life when she ends up in a place called Wonderland.
The Alice minifigure wears a lovely blue and white dress, which goes all the way down to her legs. Her hairpiece is a long sheath of blonde hair, with a cute black headband. She comes with two accessories – The ‘eat me’ cookie and ‘drink me’ bottle, as seen in the film.
The Cheshire Cat is one of the many kooky characters that Alice encounters when she arrives at Wonderland. It has been said that you can still see the Cheshire Cat’s trademark wide grin even after he disappears. In the animated film, he’s very playful, mischievous, and likes to get Alice into trouble.
His minifigure has him standing upright. His entire body is covered in pink stripes, with a giant furry tail. Like Stitch, he’s got a molded head, showcasing his grin, and those huge yellow eyes.
Released in 1953, Disney’s Peter Pantells the story of a young boy who never grows up. In turn, the film was based on a play by JM Barrie, first debuted in 1904. The titular character, Peter Pan, takes three ordinary children on a trip to a magical place called Neverland where they have plenty of adventures.
Peter Pan is yet another one of the more popular minifigures in the set. Lego manages to capture the look of the character quite well, which includes his green outfit, brown hairpiece with the green hat, and jolly facial expression. A lot of fans have actually pointed out that if Lego were to make a set based after the popular video game The Legend of Zelda, they can base Link’s hat off Peter’s hat.
Peter comes with two small daggers, which he uses to fight his rival, Captain Hook.
Another villain featured in this Lego minifigure series is Captain Hook, the main villain of Peter Pan. He is an evil pirate, who travels around Neverland’s waters in his ship, The Jolly Roger. Captain Hook got his name after his hand was bitten off by a crocodile and was replaced with a huge silver hook.
The details on his jacket are printed nicely. His hairpiece is highly elaborate too, with plenty of volume. His hat is also nicely detailed, with a giant plume piece. He even comes with his own sword.
Ursula is the third villain to be included in the Lego Disney minifigure set. She is the main antagonist of the 1989 animated classic, The Little Mermaid. Ursula has a very cunning personality, managing to trick the main character Ariel into giving up her voice for a pair of legs, so she can become human. Ariel is then given three days to win the heart of Prince Eric. But little does Ariel know that Ursula has a secret plan to overthrow her father, King Triton, from the throne so she can rule over the undersea kingdom.
Ursula’s minifigure is perhaps one of the most detailed ones in the entire collection. She is comprised of a huge tentacle body piece, with a molded chest area and stomach. The torso easily slips right into the body piece. There’s also a wonderfully detailed hairpiece on her head with gray shades on the side of it. She carries King Triton’s trident as an accessory.
Ariel is one of the most talked-about minifigures in this whole series. She is The Little Mermaid’s main protagonist, and is one of King Triton’s six daughters. Some of you might also notice that Ariel is the only Disney princess to be included in the series. She looks pretty similar to her own animated counterpart, starting from her green mermaid tail, to her voluminous red hair, to her clamshell bra.
A lot of people have complained that the minifigure should’ve been accompanied by her two animal sidekicks, Flounder the fish and Sebastian the crab. The accessories that she carries don’t suit her personality in the film.
Mr. Incredible is one of the main characters in Pixar’s 2004 movie, The Incredibles. The film tells the story of a family of superheroes who live quietly in the suburbs, trying to maintain a normal life after a decree has been passed in their hometown that bans the usage of superpowers. But when a new villain named Syndrome creates chaos in the city, Mr. Incredible, along with the rest of his family, springs back into action and try to stop him in his tracks.
Mr. Incredible’s main power is supposed to be super-strength, but unfortunately, his minifigure doesn’t really show that – Although he does have muscles printed on his arms. The details on his head, torso, and legs are still accurate, however. His accessory is a propaganda poster of himself in his younger years as a crimefighter.
Now we move on to the main Disney characters, starting with Daisy Duck. Both Daisy and Donald share a brand new duck tail piece, which only comes with these two figures. She’s wearing a lovely purple hairbow which you can attach in the holes on her head. The same hole can be found on Minnie Mouse’s head.
Minnie Mouse is seen here wearing her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse outfit. It has been confirmed that a red version of her outfit will be used in the upcoming 71049 Cinderella Castle set. Minnie uses the same skirt piece which was also seen on the Alice minifigure. The bow on her head is made from the same mold as Daisy’s bow, albeit shown in a different color.
Donald Duck is known to be one of the most popular Disney characters out there, and is pretty much a pop-culture icon. He has appeared in plenty of comic books and films – Even more so than Mickey Mouse! In animation, Donald is most often joined by Daisy, his Uncle Scrooge, and his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
Plenty of detail has been given to Donald’s minifigure, from his signature blue sailor suit, to his hat, to his fluffy tail. Definitely the most accurate minifigure in the entire collection.
Of course, a Disney minifigure collection cannot be complete without the face of the company itself – Mickey Mouse. First appearing in the 1920s short Plane Crazy, Mickey is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters on the planet. His appearance in the series was definitely a given.
When it comes to his minifigure, Mickey has been given a molded head (We feel like giving him a minifigure head would be a crime), red shorts, and yellow shoes. His shorts should’ve gone up to his armpits, instead of remaining on his legs. The buttons on his shorts should’ve been placed on his torso too.