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LEGO Team GB Minifigures Discussion

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Hello. Does anybody know where can I get these figures if I live in the U.S.? Any trusted site where I can get them at a reasonable price? Thnaks! :wink:

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From TLG:

OFFICIAL TEAM GB LEGO MINIFIGURES LAUNCHED

To celebrate the London 2012 Games, the number one selling toy in the UK market* is back with an exclusive special edition line of Team GB LEGO Minifigures

With less than 71 days to go until the UK’s biggest sporting event of the century, for the first time in history LEGO has launched a special edition range of Team GB Minifigures. The collectible range will only be available in the UK to commemorate this once in a lifetime event for the nation.

The Team GB LEGO Minifigures spark the sporting imagination, so you can stage your very own Games.

At just £1.99 each, the Team GB LEGO Minifigures will be in stores from 1st July 2012 in John Lewis and other good high street retailers.

There are nine exclusive Team GB LEGO Minifigures in the line-up, including:

Brawny Boxer

Punching his way to the top, this lean machine in blue is ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee for Team GB!

The Stealth Swimmer

Like a fish in the water, the Stealth Swimmer is ready to torpedo through the water into to pole position.

Relay Runner

Sprinting to reach the winning line, could this give Team GB a relay team victory?

Judo Fighter

Taking down her opponent’s one at a time, this mistress of martial arts knocks down anything in her way to grasp that gold medal.

Tactical Tennis Player

First on the court in his gleaming whites, this tennis ace will knock the white socks off of any competition.

Flexible Gymnast

Balance and co-ordination is the name of the game for this agile Olympic contender.

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I observe from the pictures that several of these mini-figs have posed legs, is this the dawning of a new leg design to permit more positions or is it just artistic licence in the photographs?

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I observe from the pictures that several of these mini-figs have posed legs, is this the dawning of a new leg design to permit more positions or is it just artistic licence in the photographs?

No. This kind of artistic renderings have been around since CMFS1.

There is no indication in the press release, but I think that we can all safely assume that they will be sold in blind packaging.

Edited by johnnyvgoode

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One question, are these going to be in mystery packets like CMF? Or will they be in packets showing which you get? I have relatives in the UK and I don't think they could feel for them. If you know the answer please tell me. Thank! :wink:

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One question, are these going to be in mystery packets like CMF? Or will they be in packets showing which you get? I have relatives in the UK and I don't think they could feel for them. If you know the answer please tell me. Thank! :wink:

Precisely what I had been wondering about, but I think that by the initial pic (that showed the bags) we can assume that they will be in blind packages too.

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Precisely what I had been wondering about, but I think that by the initial pic (that showed the bags) we can assume that they will be in blind packages too.

Oh yes I went back and noticed that, thanks for helping!

That's too bad, but I do believe I am going to the UK this year! :laugh:

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Should this series give me hope that Lego could offer more series centered around a specific theme? This may exclude the possibility of a series based around a licensed property due to licensing costs and conflicts with action figure manufacturers.

Though I don't know how much of this would just be speculation/wishful thinking without any hints straight from Lego.

Edited by Fighter of Frizzies

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Oh yes I went back and noticed that, thanks for helping!

That's too bad, but I do believe I am going to the UK this year! :laugh:

You're welcome! And you're lucky... I'm not sure if I'll get these figs. If I do get them, however, it would be to get a wider variety of sports figs in my collection.

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they are very nice, but a bit stupid that LEGO only releases them for the UK. I should do some swimming training in the summer vacation ;)

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These are amazing looking! My favorite is the swimmer. He could easily have been just another bare-chested minifig like the Surfer, but the water droplets beading up on his skin differentiate him just enough to make him quite unique!

I'd love to get these, but being in the U.S. it'll be difficult. I'll have to see what they go for on the aftermarket, and if they turn out to be too expensive I may not be able to get a full set. Which is a pity, because they all look great.

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These are cool...but yellow heads and hands, why?!?! :wacko:

- D

Because they're not based on real people.

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Does anyone know how many figs will be in a case? Will it be 60 like the regular CMF or smaller since there are less unique figs?

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These are cool...but yellow heads and hands, why?!?! :wacko:

- D

Lego has not switched to flesh figs in general, and I personally hope they don't. Yellow is one of the things that makes the minifig unique.

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These are cool...but yellow heads and hands, why?!?! :wacko:

- D

So long as they aren't specific people, TLG should keep their figs the iconic yellow. Not that it bothers me, since I don't intend to get any of these, I'm just not a sports person.

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I just wish they could just sell this as one complete set, to tourists who are there and visiting the games...

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Would be nice to get a few other teams...so everyone could enjoy Olympic figures and exchange them :D

Otherwise they are very cool and I wish i could pop over to England to buy some!

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Wishes and dreams my friends. I am ecstatic that TLG is testing the market with the London Olympics. I imagine that these Minifigs will sell well and fast. I was at the Vancouver games 4 years ago and Olympic memorabilia and collectors are a fascinating culture.

It is difficult to make other countries, as Olympic minifigs, to satisfy everyone. Some country will obviously be left out simply due to demand. It was smart to make Team GB as the host country would have the most rabid fandom. I have spent many summers in Vancouver visiting my relatives and my wife is from Vancouver. So when we went to Vancouver, during the Games, we got caught up in the excitement and wanted some souvenirs to remember the occasion. We got these official CANADA Team jackets that were all the rage. As well as these popular red mittens that have a white maple leaf on them. Every store was sold out of them but would get replenished quite frequently. You had to get lucky to find your size. I foresee these selling very well since they are so inexpensive. There is subset of Olympic fans that are serious collectors. It has to do with the Olympic Pins. Some are extreme completists. They strive to have a complete collection of all the pins made for the olympics. I dont think it is a stretch to think that some of that mentality will go toward the Lego Olympic Minifigs

Anyway we should be glad that TLG has bothered trying something like this. I think it is all due to the massive success that came from the CMF series.

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Wishes and dreams my friends. I am ecstatic that TLG is testing the market with the London Olympics. I imagine that these Minifigs will sell well and fast. I was at the Vancouver games 4 years ago and Olympic memorabilia and collectors are a fascinating culture.

It is difficult to make other countries, as Olympic minifigs, to satisfy everyone. Some country will obviously be left out simply due to demand. It was smart to make Team GB as the host country would have the most rabid fandom. I have spent many summers in Vancouver visiting my relatives and my wife is from Vancouver. So when we went to Vancouver, during the Games, we got caught up in the excitement and wanted some souvenirs to remember the occasion. We got these official CANADA Team jackets that were all the rage. As well as these popular red mittens that have a white maple leaf on them. Every store was sold out of them but would get replenished quite frequently. You had to get lucky to find your size. I foresee these selling very well since they are so inexpensive. There is subset of Olympic fans that are serious collectors. It has to do with the Olympic Pins. Some are extreme completists. They strive to have a complete collection of all the pins made for the olympics. I dont think it is a stretch to think that some of that mentality will go toward the Lego Olympic Minifigs

Anyway we should be glad that TLG has bothered trying something like this. I think it is all due to the massive success that came from the CMF series.

I wished they manufactured exclusive Vancouver 2010 Olympic CMF's. I live 5 mins away from the Olympic Oval. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me and the city of Vancouver. I still regret not buying a pair of those mittens, I just did not want to dig through a whole pile of them at The Bay with a whole group of people just to find a pair that fit me.

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I wished they manufactured exclusive Vancouver 2010 Olympic CMF's. I live 5 mins away from the Olympic Oval. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me and the city of Vancouver. I still regret not buying a pair of those mittens, I just did not want to dig through a whole pile of them at The Bay with a whole group of people just to find a pair that fit me.

LEGO doesn't care about Canadians. (see Canadian prices for details)

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So LEGO no ''US'' Olimpic Team. LEGO failed me when I read ''UK exulsive'' :hmpf_bad:

Think about that for a second. It's a terrible idea, and Lego will probably don't make their money back.

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I wished they manufactured exclusive Vancouver 2010 Olympic CMF's. I live 5 mins away from the Olympic Oval. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me and the city of Vancouver. I still regret not buying a pair of those mittens, I just did not want to dig through a whole pile of them at The Bay with a whole group of people just to find a pair that fit me.

Yeah it was fun. But not waiting for an hour and a half to get into the Bay downtown. That was the mother ship store for Olympic merchandise. We found the mittens at a Zellers in Richmond, where her mom lives now.

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