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Can you identify this 3x4 black plate with studs only going down the middle?

You should be able to find this piece by looking up any of the collectible minifigures on Bricklink and looking at the set inventory. This piece is the Tile, Modified 3 x 4 with 4 Studs in Center (...
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How many mystery collectiable minifig bags to buy to get them all?

16 Bags I know the question was phrased as a sort of math problem, but most LEGO fans solve it as a sort of LEGO problem. The bags are opaque, so you cannot see what's in the bags, but almost ...
5 votes
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How many mystery collectiable minifig bags to buy to get them all?

55 Bags If the distribution is assumed to be completely random (not necessarily true), and of a large enough group to make your purchases not effect the total probability (likely) then this is an ...
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4 votes
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How can you pin the Penguin Suit Guy down?

I was really stumped on this when I posted the question because there didn't seem to be any place to attach to. But then I realized the neck could be a starting place. I tried some things with ...
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How can you pin the Penguin Suit Guy down?

For any CMF's with skates, I put the figure on the stand with no footwear, and attach the footwear to the holes behind their legs. That way their accessories are there, and stuck to the figure, but ...
3 votes

How many polypags would I need to get to have good odds of getting all in the series?

It's known as the "Coupon collector's problem". To get all 12 you would on average need to buy 38. Buying a whole box (or finding someone who did and buying a set from them) seems like a much more ...
2 votes

LEGO minifig authenticity

Some of the minifig parts that are officially made in China (often including the Collectable Minifigures) don't have the copyright/logo stamp on the inside toe - I noted that in a comment to my answer ...
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Is there a standard distribution of minifigs when you purchase an entire case?

Every box contains the same distribtion of minifigs. For example see this review on www.eurobricks.com of series 13 has the same distribution as my box. (links to his other CMF reviews are on the ...
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How many polypags would I need to get to have good odds of getting all in the series?

If you are on good terms with your lego store, you could buy an unopened box with 60 bags which will guarantee you to have 5 of each. You shouldn't have much difficulty selling the other series, even ...
1 vote

How can you pin the Penguin Suit Guy down?

Spring-boarding off your nice work-around, I would suggest a further aesthetic tweak with the symmetrical re-positioning of the support shaft, and as a bonus, eliminating the 88646 tile all together, ...
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What are the common quality issues seen in collectible minifigs?

I own a lego movie 2 minifig (flashback lucy) and the head piece is much harder to turn then usual, but that might just be because it's brand new.
1 vote

What is the difference between the plastic used in mainstream minifigs and the plastic used to make the popular collectable series of minifigs?

On thebrickblogger.com (February 9, 2017) there was a call to report issues with minifigures. Reading the answers I get the impression that issues with clutch-power, cracks and other problems are ...
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LEGO Minifigures Series 14 Female Ghosts!

I checked all of mine, and they the same smaller mark as well.
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Is there a free ImageSet of the Minifigure Series?

I don't think that such a set exist. The most complete database are the ones indicated by Guilherme Branco Stracini, BrickLink and BrickSet, but both of them tell in their footer that the content is ...
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