I am so honoured to be able to bring you an early review of what is probably one of the most anticipated collectible minifigure series this year – the Looney Tunes Minifigures series!
LEGO take on some of the most iconic and historic animated characters from Warner Bros, and this series is bound to ignite some really fond memories especially for those of us that grew up on Looney Tunes.
The choice to do a Looney Tunes minifigures series is quite an interesting one by LEGO, as these characters aren’t the household names that they used to be, but with a newand rebooted animated series, perhaps it’s time for Bugs Bunny and gang to reclaim the limelight.
LEGO Looney Tunes Minifigures will be officially released on 26 April 2021, but depending on where you live, some stores have already started selling them.
Special thanks to The LEGO Group for sending these minifigures. Mine actually haven’t arrived yet due to some issues, but Andrew fromwas kind enough to lend a spare set so I could get this review out on time.
So fist of all, some good-ish news. After the panic caused by Bandmates that we were going to get Blind Boxes, but Looney Tunes maintains the Blind Bags format, which means that you can still feel them out.
Some good and bad news on the box distribution front. First of all, there will be 12 characters to collect, which seems to be the standard now, and there should be 3 complete sets in each box.
The bad news is that some early reviewers such as Brickset, received boxes that were missing Wile E. Coyote, and thus couldn’t review the entire set in time.
The boxes that made its weay to Australia (to Cheepjokes and) did get 3 complete sets, and according to LEGO, this was an error that only affected a very small batch of minifigures.
That said, like with all blind bag boxes, and the chance that production errors can occur, there seems to be a greater than 0 chance that you might not receive complete sets with each box purhase.
Here’s a look at the charcter checklist and leaflet, and instructions on the reverse side.
Here’s the complete list of characters.
If you click the name of each minifigure, you’ll instantly jump to the corresponding minifigure review! For the “feelers out there”, my reviews also contain a “How To Find One” section with actual tips on how you can best identify the minifigs in their blind bags.
If you’re new to my LEGO Minifigure reviews, I use a 5-point scale review scale to rate each minifig. Here’s what the numbers mean!
5/5 – I love it
4/5 – I really like it
3/5 – I like it
2/5 – I don’t like it
1/5 – I didn’t really like it
0/5 – I hate it
Now all that’s done, let’s jump straight into the LEGO Looney Tunes Minifigures review!
Up first we have the newest Looney Character of all – Lola Bunny, who made her debut in the 1996 classic Space Jam as Bugs Bunny’s love interest.
Let’s call a spade a spade, the animators injected Lola Bunny with a heap of sex appeal, and she’s probably partially responsible for the furry movement, and many confused boys who found themselves attracted to a cartoon bunny.
Lola is incredibly well designed, with her face using the same base as the, with a few new flourishes such as a tuft of blonde hair at the top, and a ponytail sticking out her back.
The printing design on her torso and legs are exceptional, with razor sharp printing and details, even down to the sides of her legs which is always a welcome sign.
As much as I love how crisp her design is, I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get her in a Space Jam Tune Squad costume, given the tie-in to the upcoming sequel starring Lebron James.
Her choice of accessory – an orange sphere is also a little disappointing, as I’d have liked a proper basketball accessory, with lines printed on it for added realism.
Also, Lola Bunny is massive when placed next to the LEGO NBA players. Kobe has no chance of defending against Lola Bunny one on one.
Lola Bunny is one of the standouts from Looney Tunes Minifigures, and we’re off to a great start!
How to find one: Try feeling for Lola’s bunny head, which has a noticeable ponytail sticking out the back. Confirm with the round sphere that’s meant to be her basketball.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Did you know that Bugs Bunny predates World War 2? That’s how old and this animated, wise-cracking bunny is, voiced by the legendaryand making his debut in 1938.
With iconic characters like Bugs, LEGO has one job which is to get his design right, and they’ve done their job here as this is unmistakeably Bugs, with his tall pointy ears, and grey fur.
Here’s a look at the side of his head, where you can see just how well moulded his ears are, and his back printing which has a small tail tuft.
Like Lola, the base of his head is also built off the Vidiyo characters, and the team that moulded and did the graphic design on Bugs Bunny’s head deserve a medal because they nailed every feature.
I love how detailed and sharp the printing of his mouth it.
I do wish they gave us a more interesting accessory than a carrot, but Bugs Bunny is always seen munching on carrots delivering his signature “What’s up doc?” line, so it does fit his character.
And here’s Bugs Bunny with his massive heart-eyes for Lola Bunny. Bugs is all of us.
We’ve had plenty of LEGO Rabbit throughout the year, and Bugs as the most iconic and famous Bunny of all can now join the crew.
Bugs Bunny is Bugs Bunny, and people who grew up on Looney Tunes cartoons (or Space Jam) are absolutely going to love him.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
How to find one: Feel for Bugs ears, which are long, and sharp, and confirm with the carrot which feels like a short thin club.
Wile E. Coyote
As a kid, Wile E. Coyote was always the butt of the joke, constantly being outsmarted by his nemesis Road Runner, which he can never quite catch, despite resorting to all sorts of tricks, ACME explosives and traps.
As an adult though, I empathise with Wile E. Coyote, and even respect his perseverence and never-give-up attitude.
Like Bugs, this is unmistakeable Wile E. Coyote, and again, the element and graphic designers have outdone themselves with just how well they re-created this obsessive Coyote and translated him into a LEGO minifigure.
The features on his face, such as his crazed, determined eyes, long ears and pointy (and very lenthy!) snout are just perfect, and the printing is pretty good as well.
Looking at this series, it’s just remarkable just how far LEGO moulding technology has come.
Wile E. Coyota does come with a brick-built Anvil, which again, is very fitting to his character, but I can’t quite feel like LEGO missed out on an opportunity to give us an ACME crate, or dynamite.
The lack of an ACME tile, or even some sort of blueprint just feels like a massive missed opportunity to give us a complete Wile E. Coyote package.
How to find one: Feel for Wile E Coyote’s snout, which is really long, and pointy. There are also plenty of small elements which should rattle about in the bag as well.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
I absolutely adore Road Runner as a character, and grew up watching a ton of Looney Tunes on TV as a kid. Who doesn’t love his trademark “meep meep” and how he cleverly evades being captured by Wile E. Coyote?
Howver, I am not a fan of the minifigure even though it does have some of Road Runner’s features, such as his witty face, plume on his head, and the blue chicken wing feathers.
I just don’t think the minifigure form factor works for me, especially the blocky legs as it doesn’t look like the lithe, speedy Road Runner we all know and love.
Even his accessory, which I’m guessing is a bowl of bird feed is not that special.
I do like his plume on his head, and new tail piece which I think are really unique and cool new accessories.
I slapped the plume on a Knight Minifigure and it looks brilliant.
I do like Road Runner’s moulded head, which does look like Road Runner, complete with a smug look on his face, but I do wish that we got a Road Runner with skinnier legs, perhaps as a completely custom mould that uses theas a base.
The translation to a minifigure just doesn’t quite work for me in this capacity.
How to find one: Try feeling for Road Runner’s chicken wings, which are attached to his torso, and feel quite large and bumpy where you expect minifigure hands.
Minifig Rating: 2/5
If you think Road Runner is bad, wait till you see Tweety, the dimunitive little yellow canary that’s constantly harassed by Sylvester.
LEGO have super-sized Tweety into minifigure form, and while I appreciate the enlarged custo-moulded head, a minifigure-sized Tweety just feels so wrong in every way.
This is how small Tweety is supposed to be, and the scale just does not work here.
Here’s a look at the back printing, and her comically-sized mallett.
I did chuckle at how flat they got her face.
LEGO made a really weird decision here – this slot should’ve been given to Granny, and Granny should’ve come with a small custom-moulded bird accessory for Tweety. This giant monstrosity just doesn’t work for me.
How to find one: The 2 x 2 round bricks are super easy to feel for and should give away Tweety almost instantly.
Minifig Rating: 1/5
Sylvester, like Bugs and Wile E. Coyote is another spot-on translation to minifigure form. His black and white colours are present, and his features have been replicated incredibly well on his head, and I love how prominent his bright red nose is.
The white printing on his belly is a little faint, which is what tends to happen when you print light colours on a dark background, which isn’t perfect, but not that visible. I do also like his white feet and claws printed on his legs.
Here’s the back, which is plain, although he has a nice white-tipped tail.
Sylvester’s head printing is great, and I especially enjoyed just how well they captured his goofy expression here.
If only they had included Granny so he has some company.
How to find one: Try feeling for his baseball bat, which will feel long, and has a small groovy handle at the base. It will feel much thicker than a regular LEGO rod piece.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
LEGO have yet again knocked it out of the park with Daffy Duck’s design. Fun fact, Daffy actually predates Bugs Bunny by a year, debuting in 1937 which is just insane to think about that he’s so close to being a hundred years old.
Once again, LEGO have outdone themselves in the moulding and sculpting department, and I was really surprised to see that they even managed to incorporate his nostrils on his massive orange bill.
The printing is super sharp, and there are even small tufts of feathers printed on his torso. Not to mention the perfect Rabbit Season sign, although it would’ve been great if we had a Duck Season one as well on the reverse side, but maybe they’re keeping that for Series 2 and Elmer Fudd.
Here’s a look at Daffy’s back and tail, which comes in black for the first time.
Like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck is such a historic and iconic animated character, and LEGO absolutely delivered on the design here.
How to find one:
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Speedy Gonzales is also known as the Fastest Mouse in Mexico, and is a heroic favourite of mine. Making his debut in 1953, Speedy is known for his bright red Sombrero, and high-speec antics and has gone through quite the journey in recent times.
Warner Bros were concerned about the potentially negative ethnic stereotypes that Speedy supposedly gave off, and actually deleted all shows and clips, but because of, they eventually reversed the decision and Speedy is back in the limelight, and will show up in Space Jam, unlike Pepe Le Pew who got cut because of uh, consent and rape-ish undertones.
That said, I really love what they did with Speedy, and the moulding of his head to the sombrero is great, and I also really like this new whippy tail that he has.
That said, the highlight for me and what is bound to make Speedy Gonzales a really popular character is the cheese slopes, which have printed cheese slopes on them.
You get 4 of them in each bag which is awesome, and frankly, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for LEGO to give us these Cheese Cheese Slopes.
They’re my favourite new accessory introduced in this series, and I can see LEGO fans going nuts for them.
How to find one: Try feeling for Speedy’s large hat, which has a very wide brim that’s sunken in. You can also feel for the plethora of cheese slopes but be careful not to confuse it with Wile E Coyote.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
The Tasmanian Devil is actually based on a real animal that’s literally called the, so that just shows you how imaginative the animators were when naming him.
LEGO have done an exceptional job here again with the printing and moulding, capturing the Tasmanian Devil’s massive mouth lined with sharp teeth.
His head is a massive piece that goes over his shoulders, and he also comes with a pie and drumstick.
For added realism, LEGO also included this cool new printed spinner – it has a rounded bottom tile, and when you attach Tasmanian Devil to it, you can try to simulate him spinning about at rapid speed.
It’s always great to see Aussie representation in LEGO sets, and the Tasmanian Devil should be another favourite down Under. Here’s a throwback to the massive model from Brickvention 2020.
How to find one: Find the spinner tile, which is large, round and flat.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Marvin the Martian
Marvin the Martian is hands down my favourite minifigure in this series, and LEGO have done an exceptional job translating him to minifigure form.
They got every detail right from his bright green roman helmet, complete with a yellow “broom plume”, to his lime gree blaster and even his skirt.
Here’s a look at his head beneath hs helmet.
Marvin is such an adorable character (with intergalactic conquering aspirations) and I really enjoyed watching him as a kid – so he holds a very special place in my heart and ticks all the right nostalgia boxes for me.
How to find one: Feel for Marvin’s Helmet which is large, round and has space for his head. The plume/brush is attached to it, so it’ll feel quite distinctive.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
I watched a lot of Looney Tunes as a kid, but I cannot for the life of me remember Petunia Pig, and she’s such an odd inclusion in this set. She’s Porky Pig’s love interest, but I just feel zero connection towards her, and am quite befuddled about her as a character.
Her head is moulded really nicely, but oh boy is that some nightmare fuel material. I do like her pigtails, and just how detailed they got her snout, but I don’t know, I am really not feeling her.
The only positives I can think of are the inclusion of her medium legs, which have cute lacy underwear printed on them (and hooves!) as well as her yellow shirt, which could be repurposed to create a Christopher Robin minifigure.
The character is well designed, and you get some really interesting parts like her skirt, but I just can’t quite relate to her and would’ve much rather her slot be filled by Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam or even Granny.
How to find one: Feel for her skirt piece, which is hard and rigid, with grooves and curves to it.
Minifig Rating: 2/5
Last but not least, we have Porky Pig, the shy dimunitive cute little pig with the trademark Looney Tunes “That’s all Folks” sign-off as a printed tile.
Porky Pig I get, mostly because I especially have fond memories of his character in Space Jam, and I think the minifigure is designed pretty well, save for some colour inaccuracies.
The printing and moulding on his head is brilliant, but sadly, the pink on his torso and back are a little faded, and don’t quite match the shade of his head and legs.
That said, Porky Pig is pretty neat, and has been a long-standing character that predates Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, so he fits right into this series.
How to find one: Feel for the 2 x 3 tile which is the only one of its type, and should be pretty easy to feel for.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Final Thoughts: So I enjoyed the Looney Tunes minifigures series a lot more than I thought I would, mostly because I loved the nostalgic feelings evoked by these minifigures.
I spent large chunks of my childhood watching Looney Tunes cartoons, and the earliest movie I can remembe watching in the cinema was The Lion King and Space Jam, and Space Jam is a childhood favourite of mine, so these characters clearly resonate with me.
As we’ve seen with the likes of, LEGO have also upped the ante with their moulding capabilities, and I was thoroughly impressed by just how well they managed to design the heads of each Looney Tunes character.
Each character had unique moulds, and the printing was laser sharp, and I appreciate the lengths LEGO has gone to capture the appearances of these iconic characters.
With these expensive new moulds though comes a compromise in the accessories department, and I would’ve liked more unique and referential accessories – the lack of anything ACME with Wile E Coyote, and the stock standard elements included were disappointing, although the Rabbit Season and Cheese Cheese Slopes did make up for the lack of interesting accessories.
If you enjoy a good old dose of nostalgia, and grew up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Road Runner, you’ll really enjoy this series and collecting them all.
I do wish we had some sort of Space Jam Tie in, and with only 12 characters, it does beg for a Series 2 which will include some of the more notable missing characters such as Granny, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam, all of whom have very prominent roles in the Tune Squad in Space Jam.
Her’es hoping they include a Lebron minifigure too.
Here are my top 5:
- Marvin the Martian
- Speedy Gonzales
- Daffy Duck
- Bugs bunny
- Wile E. Coyote
Highly recommend the Looney Tunes minifigures series, and they look great if you do collect all of them.
Overall Rating: 4/5 ★★★★✰
That’s my thoughts on the LEGO Looney Tunes Minifigures!
What do you think of LEGO Looney Tunes? Let me know which characters you’re most looking forward to in the comments!
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