LEGO 71022 Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures Feel Guide [Review]

Whether you’re a veteran picker or new to the hobby, sussing out a new series of Collectible Minifigures while standing in the aisle at a store is always an experience sure to inspire a passion of some kind. Not everyone has the same level of skill when it comes to using their fingers to “see” the contents of the increasingly common blind packs, and the latest series, 71022 Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures has more figures than ever, upping the challenge even more. With 50 percent more characters than most standard series, there are more unique elements and part combos to remember. So we’ve put together a guide to help you know what’s what.

71022 Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures are available now at the LEGO Shop Online for $3.99 each.


As we mentioned in our in-depth review, you won’t get three full sets per case this time around. Although two full csets could fit in a case of 60 with packs to spare, LEGO has followed in the footsteps of Series 18 by including a chase figure, which occurs only once per 60-pack retail case. That’s Percival Graves, Director of Magical Security in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And here’s a breakdown of what you will find in a standard case.

Character QTY Per Case Character QTY Per Case
Percival Graves 1 Dean Thomas 3
Credence Barebone 2 Lord Voldemort 3
Luna Lovegood 2 Dobby 3
Professor Trelawney 2 Cedric Diggory 3
Harry Potter in Pajamas 2 Professor Flitwick 3
Harry Potter in School Robes 3 Mad-Eye Moody 3
Hermione Granger in School Robes 3 Albus Dumbledore 3
Ron Weasley in School Robes 3 Newt Scamander 3
Draco Malfoy in Quidditch Robes 3 Tina Goldstein 3
Neville Longbottom 3 Queenie Goldstein 3
Cho Chang 3 Jacob Kowalski 3

Downloadable Feel Guide Cheat Sheet

Download this handy cheat sheet to keep with you in the store as you seek out your favorite figures. As with our previous guides, we’ve actually already sorted a full case by feel alone, so the guide isn’t based on guesses, but rather on our own direct experience. The elements we call out in the guide aren’t the only way to ID the figures, but we believe they are the easiest for most people.

All but three of the figures in this series carry wands, which makes identifying them with this new element all but impossible. It’s best to treat this element as a torso or minifigure stand, and simply ignore it when you feel it.


Harry Potter in School Robes

Harry Potter is easy to narrow down, but more difficult to positively ID. This is because he shares most of his elements with Cho Chang, including the owl, which is the most distinctive-feeling element in the bag. You’ll need to find Harry’s short hair to confirm.

 


Hermione Granger in School Robes

Crookshanks the cat makes Hermione an easier figure to identify, as the cat is large with a very easy-to-feel tail. Find the curving cat’s tail (and make sure it’s attached to a cat and not a snake) and you’ll know you’ve got Hermione for sure. Hermione’s hair is also unique, but can be difficult to distinguish from a few others such as Luna’s.

 


Ron Weasley in School Robes

Another basic figure except for his pet, Ron Weasley is in the middle for difficulty. Scabbers the rat will positively ID this figure, but feeling the rat can be a bit more difficult. Feel for a bumpy, oblong shape with a flattened bit at one end (the tail) and a pointy bit at the other (the nose).

 


Draco Malfoy in Quidditch Robes

The broom is the longest accessory in the series, so it makes finding Draco a breeze. The broom will be easy to feel through the packaging, but make sure you feel the large broom tip to make sure you haven’t got Mad-Eye’s staff instead. The Snitch will also positively ID this figure, so if you feel a small ball with two wings and a peg, you’ve got the Snitch.


Luna Lovegood

Luna is the only character in this series to carry a large tile, so her 2×3 Quibbler tile will make easy work of IDing her. Make sure you feel the anti-studs on the back to ensure you haven’t got the book cover/suitcase lid that’s about the same size. The satchel element is also unique, but quite difficult to feel through the packaging, and her unique hair is easy to confuse with others.


Neville Longbottom

Neville is loaded with unique elements, but the most obvious two will be the Mandrake stem with its three leaves and long stem, and the pot, which is a bit larger than a minifigure head and much more spherical.

 


Cho Chang

Identical to Harry Potter in School Robes except for the hair, it’s easiest to find the large owl element first, then find the hair to determine between the two characters. Cho’s hair is made of soft rubber and is quite long.


Dean Thomas

Dean Thomas carries two unique elements, the flag and staff. The staff is a simple Bar 4L, better known as a lightsaber blade, and it’s the only short, straight bar in the series. Make sure you feel its entire length to distinguish it from Draco’s broom and Mad-Eye’s staff, which will be longer and have a stopper ring around it. The flag is 2×2 and has prominent clips on one side.


Lord Voldemort

Nagini was always Voldemort’s weakness, and here she makes him another easy character to identify. The snake is very long and made of hard plastic, and the curves will be easy to feel. This should be one of the first elements you feel in this package. If you find the skirt block instead, you can narrow it down to Voldemort, Trelawney, or Dumbledore.


Dobby

Dobby carries a number of distinctive elements, but the head is easiest way to jump straight to a positive ID. The head will feel like it has three spikes on it, one for each ear plus the nose. The sock printed on a 1×2 tile will allow you to narrow this down to Dobby or Credence, or the book back will also positively ID Dobby.


Professor Trelawney

Trelawney’s long hair is a huge element, easily felt where it makes the packaging bulg. It will have a distinct hollow feeling and a bumpy exterior texture. Trelawney also has a skirt element, narrowing this down to Voldemort, Trelawney, or Dumbledore. Both the teacup and saucer are also unique, but can be difficult to determine through the packaging.

 


Cedric Diggory

The easiest character in the series to ID, the huge trophy is an instant giveaway for Cedric. It will be the predominant shape in the package, and its outline is easily felt.

 


Professor Flitwick

Flitwick’s bullhorn is the quickest way to ID this diminutive character. The bullhorn has a smooth conical shape and a prominent bar sticking off one side. Flitwick’s bowtie and hair are also unique but difficult to ID.


Mad-Eye Moody

With nine elements in the package, Mad-Eye can be difficult to get a good read on. However, find the six-stud-long staff, carefully feeling for the stopper ring, and you’ll have a quick positive ID. Alternatively, find the potion bottle (formerly a maraca), which feels a lot like a Snitch without wings–aka a ball and bar connected together. If you’re particularly lucky, you’ll find two hair pieces, which means you’ve either got Mad-Eye or Percival Graves.


Harry Potter in Pajamas

A very difficult figure to ID, Harry has few distinguishing elements. The hair is unique but very similar to many other characters. Find both the hair and the immobile short legs to confirm this character for certain.


Albus Dumbledore

The large 3×3 dish that serves as the Pensieve makes for an instant ID, and its outline is easily felt through the packaging. Dumbledore is one of three characters to have a skirt block, along with Voldemort and Trelawney. Voldemort’s hair and beard are also unique, but it will be much easier to find the dish.


Newt Scamander

Fittingly, Newt shares a suitcase element with Jacob. The suitcase lid isn’t a great way to ID, but the suitcase bottom with its open boxy feel should be felt easily. Then find the Niffler to ensure you’ve got Newt and not Jacob.


Tina Goldstein

Tina Goldstein is carrying a hotdog, which is made up of two unique elements, both of which can be used to ID her. The hot dog sausage will be the quicker of the two, as it’s a small bent rod. The bun is a bit more amorphous, but the prominent anti-stud on the bottom and the groove along the top should help give it away. Tina’s hair is also unique, but the shape doesn’t lend well to feeling through the packaging.


Jacob Kowalski

Like Newt, Jacob carries a suitcase that’s very distinct. Findin the boxy suitcase bottom will instantly narrow down your options to just those two. Jacob, however, also comes with two 1×1 round tiles, which are the only part like that in this series, so finding them first can shortcut you to a positive ID.


Queenie Goldstein

Queenie carries a large strudel that’s nearly four studs long. The strudel has ridges along the top and a hollow underside except for a single central anti-stud. Finding this large piece makes a positive ID. Like many other characters, Queenie’s hair is unique but difficult to feel.


Credence Barebone

Find the 1×2 tile to narrow the figure down to Dobby or Credence, then determine if there’s bendable legs, a normal minifigure head, or a hairpiece to positively ID Credence.


Percival Graves

In addition to his rarity, Graves is also difficult to ID even when you are holding him. The key giveaway here will be two hairpieces in the package, a trait only shared with Mad-Eye Moody. Moody, however, also has a staff and potion, so you’ll have to ensure those are absent to ID Graves for certain.


So there you have it. Good luck to all those who will be feeling their way through a full case, and even better luck to those standing in stores searching for a full set.

71022 Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures are available now at the LEGO Shop Online  for $3.99 each.


Check out our other reviews of the 2018 Wizarding World sets:
LEGO Harry Potter 71022 Collectible Minifigures
LEGO Harry Potter 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall

LEGO Harry Potter 75956 Quidditch Match
LEGO Harry Potter BrickHeadz 41615 Harry Potter & Hedwig
LEGO Harry Potter BrickHeadz: 41616 Hermione Granger / 41621 Ron Weasley & Albus Dumbledore


The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

12 comments on “LEGO 71022 Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures Feel Guide [Review]

  1. Brian H.

    Picked up a full box from Target and sat down to ID. To my surprise Perceval was #1. Quest completed! Thanks for the guide I plan to use it later in the day.

  2. DougH2004

    I picked up 30 bags at Target suing this guide. I guess I am not very good at it since I only hit with 16.

  3. Brian H.

    Dough2004 -don’t feel bad this batch is harder to id

    Mrlego – 3.99 * 60 so about 240. I will be returning once I feel out a set. No shame in that.

  4. Mr. Thrawn

    Found Harry, Ron, Hermione, Voldemort, Luna, Neville, Newt, Flitwick, Dobby, Dumbledore, Mad Eye, and Graves today. Felt through a whole case that we opened, and got all we wanted except PJs Harry, who we’ll try to find soon.

  5. Grace

    Small error: “Voldemort’s hair and beard are also unique, but it will be much easier to find the dish” – should be Dumbledore!
    Great guide, though.

  6. TB

    Went to Target today and they didn’t have any out. I asked for help and the guy brought out a brand new case just for me. He let me feel my way through it. It took me 41 figures to finally come across Percival. Got him and eight others, then he took the box back to the stock room as he wasn’t supposed to put it out yet. Is there a system to how they are packaged in the box? If so, Percival was front and center in this one. I foolishly thought he’d be hidden. Oh well, found a lot of others I was missing this way. Only four to go!

  7. Michael

    Thanks, excellent guide! My wife and I finally found them all, with only 2 duplicates. Wasn’t able to testtbox theory, they were all randomly placed in checkout lanes.

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