LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71017 Series 17 Feel Guide (Batman Movie)

What is LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17?

LEGO introduced the LEGO Collectible Minifigures in May 2010. They are sold in polybags, preventing buyers from identifying the minifigures.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 is part of LEGO set 71017. It contains 20 minifigures from the LEGO Batman The Movie. The official release date of LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 is January 17.

How do I identify the contents of LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17?

The first two series of the LEGO collectible minifigures (Series 1 and 2) have unique barcodes on the polybags which makes identifying the minifigures possible.

Other series also unique bump codes which may be able to used to identify the minifigures.

There has been no indication that the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 will have the unique barcodes or the bump codes. That leaves us to the old proven technique to identify the contents of the blind polybags, which is the feel technique.

What is the Feel Technique for LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17?

You basically feel out each polybag to look for some unique LEGO pieces that a minifigure has. It requires some time and patience but it is pretty much a well proven technique that can help you collect all LEGO Batman The Movie minifigures from Series 17 without any duplicates!

So, how do I feel LEGO Batman The Movie Series 17 polybags?

Here is the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 How To Feel Guide :

Arkham Asylum Joker

First, look for the hair piece and then find the handcuff. There is another minifigure in LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 17 that comes with a handcuff, which is Barbara Gordon. She comes with a 1×1 piece and a round tile. If you don’t find those pieces, you can be sure that you found Joker!

Barbara Gordon

Look for the hat and the handcuff. The 1×1 tile and the round piece are some of the smallest LEGO pieces and that should make Barbara Gordon easy to be identified.


Calculator has a huge armor which is actually the biggest piece in LEGO series 17. Another distinctive element of this minifigure is the helmet.


Find the claws and you will find Catman in LEGO Series 17!

Clan of the Cave Batman

The big club makes this Clan of the Cave Batman one of the easiest minifigure in Series 17 to be identified.

Commisioner Gordon

Dick Grayson

Look for the 1×1 round piece that makes the bottom part of Dick Grayson’s spray can. Unfortunately, the piece is very similar to Eraser’s head. So, we need to do process of elimination. Make sure that you don’t find the 2×2 tile that Eraser has.


Find the 2×2 tile AND the unique round piece that makes the head.

Fairy Batman

Find the wing.

Glam Metal Batman

The unique shape of Glam Metal Batman should be able to help you to find this minifigure through the polybag.

King Tut

Look for the snakes and the long staff.

Lobster-Lovin’ Batman

Look for the plate and the lobster. Absolutely love this minfigure!

March Harriet

Find head piece with the bunny ears.


The hair piece is unique. If you are having trouble finding it, look for the two uniquely shaped guns.

Nurse Harley Quinn

A lot of the LEGO Batman Movie enthusiasts will probably look for this minifigure. The easiest way to find her is to look for the 2×2 tile, which will narrow down the possibilities to three minifigures. Harley Quinn has the unique hair piece. Look for it!


This minifigure has a huge orca-shaped piece.

Pink Power Batgirl

Look for the skirt and the batarang. Despite Series 17 is all about LEGO Batman characters, Pink Power Batgirl is the only minifigure that comes with the iconic weapon.

Red Hood

Find the hood.

Vacation Batman

Vacation Batman has a distinctive rubber ducky. The flippers should also help you find him.

Zodiac Master

Look for the fish and the crab.


How to Make Money from Selling LEGO

1. Discontinued LEGO sets

LEGO set’s value tend to increases over time. The value usually spikes up after it gets discontinued.

An example would be the LEGO City 4439 – Heavy-Lift Helicopter. This set was introduced in 2012 (MSRP: $49.99) and got discontinued in 2014. The latest market value for this set is $60 (January 2015) and is trending up.
Another example is the LEGO DC Super Heroes 6860 – The Batcave (MSRP: $69.99). The price is climbing up on eBay. Latest market value (January 2015) is $84.

The tricky part is to know when a set will be retired.

Retailers like Walmart, ToysRUs and Target often give deep discount on LEGO sets that are about to be discontinued. Watch out for those LEGO clearance.
The official LEGO website also has a section that list the LEGO sets that are retiring soon (

2. Seasonal Sets

Christmas time is not only the best time to buy LEGO sets because of the typical annual holiday sales, it’s only the best time to collect those seasonal sets.

The popular 2014 LEGO 10245 Santa’s Workshop (MSRP: $69.99) was one of the top sellers during the 2014 holiday season. It was sold as high as $160.

Valentine's Day Dinner

The seasonal sets values tend to go down after its season is over and will come back up in the following year.

The LEGO 40120 – Valentine’s Day Dinner (MSRP: $9.99) is currently selling at $17 price range.

3. UCS Sets

LEGO 10179 - Ultimate Collector's Millenium Falcon
The Ultimate Collector Series is a safe LEGO investment bet. The classic example for it is obviously the massive LEGO 10179 – Ultimate Collector’s Millenium Falcon. This set was released in 2007 with an MSRP of $499.99. Its market value now is $3,200 which is basically over +500% investment gain.

The downside of these UCS sets are their high MSRPs.

4. Modular Building Sets

LEGO 10182 Cafe Corner
The popular LEGO modular sets are proven against the test of time. Their values are almost guaranteed to multiply over time. LEGO 10182 Cafe Corner, which is the first LEGO modular building set, is currently selling at $1,500 on ebay (+930%).

5. Star Wars Sets

Star Wars sets are usually hit and miss. Keep an eye on large sets because they typically are more valuable over time, especially those iconic ships like LEGO 10143 – Death Star II or LEGO 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer.

Some of the Star Wars sets also have cool and unique mini figures. These mini figures can be sold separately on eBay.

5. DC Super Heroes and Marvel Sets

DC Super Heroes and Marvel Sets have cool and collectible mini figures. These mini figures can worth a lot of money especially when you have a complete set, such as Avengers (Hawkeye, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow and Nick Fury) or Guardians of the Galaxy (Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Gamora and Drex). Avoid those sets with generic vehicles or buildings that won’t have any values without the mini figures.

Check out the BrickInvesting Most Valuable LEGO Sets page for a complete list of most valuable LEGO sets of all time.