The LEGO ‘Minifigures’ theme aka ‘Collectible Minifigures’ were first released in May 2010. Each series in the theme has 16 minifigures, each sold individually in blind polybags. The seventh series is scheduled for a May 2012 release.
Released January 2012, Clockwork Robot hails from LEGO Minifigures Series 6 (8827) and is the second Robot minifig in the Minifigures theme. He (?) is the latest in a long line of robot / droid figs, beginning (I think!) with
Blacktron Droid sp078 (released 1987) see comment below (thanks thebrickmaker!) I got this particular wind-up dude from a ‘Gashapon’ machine in Akihabara, Tokyo while on holidays so he has a special robotty significance for me.
CLOCKWORK ROBOT (COL087)
This figure has a light-grey-base legs, head and torso with light-blue hips and red hands. He comes with a moulded rectangular head with moulded ‘ears’ and ‘eyes’ and an open stud on top. He has a medium-grey wind-up key that is detachable from the torso via a shoulder bracket and stud.
The printing on this figure includes the expected buttons and dials in red, yellow, light-blue, grey and silver, along with silver rivet, spring and belt details.
The squarish head matches the boxy nature of the standard minifigure well. The silver details on the feet, legs and belt are nice. The ‘wind-up’ addition is great and reminds me of those USSR style wind-up tin robots.
This is a very ‘cartoony’ robot which is OK but I prefer more traditional ones like as Andy. Some silver detailing on the head would be cool. The red hands detract from the overall look.