|LEGO → System → Collectable Minifigures|
Each minifigure was sold individually in opaque polybags and came with a selection of accessories, a special display stand, and a paper checklist. The packaging was intended to make the minifig a person bought random, however, it was quickly noticed that the barcodes on the back could identify the contents. The barcode was thus removed from Series 3 onwards.
LEGO innitially underestimated the demand that these minifigures would create, particularly in America. While stocks were often plentiful in European stores, the minifigures were in extremely limited supply in other territories and shops would often sell out their small allotments within a day. Later series' redressed this issue, but Series 1 remains a highly sought-after item because of these problems. 8683 Minifigures Series 1 has now been discontinued by LEGO.
- This series has the lowest number of female minifigures, with two. Series 2, 3, and 4 each have three, and Series 5 will have four.
- Some Series 1 parts have appeared in LEGO Store build-a-minifigure bins. 
The minifigures included in this collection are:
- A Cheerleader with two pom-poms
- A Caveman with club
- A Circus Clown with horn
- A Spaceman with helmet and laser gun
- A Demolition Dummy with spanner and PA7 70 license plate
- A Tribal Hunter with bow and quiver
- A Ninja with two gold katanas
- A Magician with wand and interchangeable top hat and Hair
- A Super Wrestler with cape
- A Forestman with hat, bow and quiver
- A Robot with robotic right arm.
- A Skater with skateboard
- A Cowboy with hat and two pistols
- A Nurse with syringe and clipboard
- A Zombie with shovel and chicken leg
- A Deep Sea Diver with diving helmet, flippers and air tank