GALAXY PATROL (LUIZ)

The LEGO Minifigures (aka Collectable Minifigures) theme was introduced in May 2010. Each ‘series’ in the theme include 16 unique minifigures, sold individually in blind polybags. 112 figures and seven series have been released as of June 2012. Series 8 is scheduled for a late 2012 release along with a set of 9 UK themed Olympic minifigures.

GALAXY PATROL (LUIZ) (COL07)

This figure comes with moulded helmet sans-visor and a one-piece armour suit incorporating chest, back, shoulder and neck protection. The armour, torso and legs are decked out in the somewhat rare, earth-blue. Luiz comes with dark-grey hands and a dual-printed yellow head.

The head, helmet and armour are unique to this figure although Lex Luthor will wear a green version of the suit in an upcoming set. A silver version of the classic space logo makes an appearance on Luiz’s pauldrons. One side of the head has dot-stubble with confident expression and silver scope over the left eye. The reverse shows a serious expression under a printed orange visor and heads-up display.

The torso is printed with layered silver armour plates and silver helmet seal. ‘LUIZ’ is printed on the top-left of the torso. The hips are dark-grey and printed with a silver belt and buckle design. The legs are printed with silver detailing and knee plates. The back is unprinted.

Good

This minifigure is a testament to 30 years of LEGO Space design. The intricate and precise printing has a good level of depth and brings an overall balance to the figure. The face designs are spot-on and give the figure two distinct personalities.

What I really like is that each aspect of the design takes its cues from earlier space figures –  printed headgear from Space Police II, bulky armour from Blacktron II, the logo from Classic Space, the blue and silver colour scheme from Ice Planet 2000, and the intricate printing of UFO.

Definitely a figure to add to your collection. Here’s hoping he gets his own theme some day! Added to the Hall of Minifigures. What do you think?

Bad

No printing on the back.

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PUNK ROCKER

The LEGO ‘Minifigures’ theme aka ‘Collectible Minifigures’ was first released in May 2010. Each series in the theme has 16 minifigures, sold separately in blind polybags. The seventh series is scheduled for a May 2012 release.

This Leto-eque Punk Rocker comes from LEGO Minifigures Series 4 (8804) which was released in 2011 and he came with a black and silver electric guitar.

PUNK ROCKER (COL052)

This guy comes with a rubbery hot pink / magenta mohawk, black-base torso coupled with light blue legs and hips.

The torso has an Ed Hardy style rose and skull design, the hips have a studded black and silver belt, and his ‘jeans’ are held together with a silver chain, some thread and five safety pins. The face shows a confident expression with thick black eyebrows, open mouth and white-pupilled eyes.

Good

This figure has some unique punk-ish style if you are into that sort of thing. The bold colour palette works well and makes this figure stand out. The facial expression is spot on, not to cartoonish but not too serious. The  75-stud belt (yes, I counted them!) is a nice detail. The mohawk is well…pretty awesome. The tattoo-like torso design is also carefully designed.

Bad

No back printing which lets him down a bit, perhaps they could have added some tour dates on the back? 😉

This is a pretty unique figure and hopefully one day we might see him in his own theme! [Added to the Hall of Minifigures]

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CLOCKWORK ROBOT

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)

LEGO Minifigures Clockwork Robot MinifigureThis 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.

Good

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.

Bad

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.

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