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LEGO minifigures Olympic Team coming!

by admin on May 22, 2012

in LEGO Minifigures

About a month ago one of our contributors, Nicolas, wrote about the rumored LEGO Minifigures Olympic Team. (Read here: Limited Edition LEGO Minifigures Olympic Team) Remember that? At that time still a lot of people doubted the validity of these LEGO minifigures, but yesterday I got the official press-release from LEGO, confirming the news. Details below:

OFFICIAL TEAM GB LEGO MINIFIGURES LAUNCHED

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympic 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 Olympic 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 (you can click on minifig pictures for a larger view):

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – 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! (A great match for the collectible minifig boxer!)

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – The Stealth Swimmer: Like a fish in the water, the Stealth Swimmer is ready to torpedo through the water into pole position. (That wet torso will be very useful as a sweaty alternative!)

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – Relay Runner: Sprinting to reach the winning line, could this give Team GB a relay team victory? (Nice minifigure, and that hair-piece always comes handy!)

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – 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.

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – Tactical Tennis Player: First on the court in his gleaming whites, this tennis ace will knock the white socks off of any competition.

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – Flexible Gymnast: Balance and co-ordination is the name of the game for this agile Olympic contender. (I don’t think a minifig can actually grab a stud like that, but what do I know?)

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – Wondrous Weightlifter: Powerlifting his personal best, the crowd looks on as this burley guy weighs up his chances of going for gold.

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – Horseback Rider: Riding her way to the last hurdle, this athlete won’t be horsing around when it comes to winning! (Note the nice hair/helmet combo!)

Olympic LEGO Minifigure – Agile Archer: Complete with bow in hand, let’s hope this little fella will be on target on the day! (Superman’s hair in brown! Nice! Also, the face is going to be great for LEGO castle archers!)

The Team GB LEGO Minifigures will be in available from July 2012 in the following stores: Argos, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Hamleys, WH Smith, John Lewis, Smyths, and Toys’R’Us. Happy huntin’! 😉

💡 DID YOU KNOW?

  • LEGO Minifigures are the top selling toy in the UK (February 2012, NPD)
  • The LEGO Minifigure has been around for more than 30 years
  • 43% of households in the UK with boys have bought LEGO Minifigures at least once
  • If all the LEGO Minifigures in the world got together it would be the most populated country in the world
  • Over 4 billion Minifigures have been produced over the last 30 years

I really hope to be able to get at least the boxer from this special line-up of LEGO minifigures. My red boxer from the collectible minifig series really needs to fight someone. Hopefully they will be available on BrickLink. What do you think? Are you planning to get the Olympic minifigs? 🙂

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

gid617 May 22, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I didn’t know Lego minifigs were so popular in the UK! How much is 2 pounds? – in dollars, of course. And I agree, another boxer would be great. I also love all the boy hairs – I only have 3 or four! Probably my favorite is the Archer, but the Boxer is also very cool. And I don’t think that a minifig can hold on to a stud like tht either! I’m also the first to comment!! 😉

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admin May 22, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Two pounds is a bit over $3.00. Like $3.15 right now. I use http://www.xe.com for currency conversion. It is a great and quick tool! Actually, a lot of the members here are from the UK. Yeah, LEGO is very popular there! 🙂

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gid617 May 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

OK. So its not any cheaper than the other series.

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GoldenWeaponMaster May 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM

yes! only for U.K. sorry rest of world but finally, it is exclusive to my country!!! woohoo, i am so happy and will try to get all of these!

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) May 22, 2012 at 2:37 PM

ha thats AWESOME! :mrgreen:

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admin May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I’m so jealous! But anyway, we got the MBA kits you guys don’t have, so there… :mrgreen:
I know I sound like a four year old, but only because I’m burning with envy. 😈

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Micho May 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Get a couple of extra sets… can you imagine the resale value in 4 more years??? WINNING!!!!!

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admin May 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Micho, nice! Yes, castle sets are perennial favorites! 😀

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NINJA...GO! May 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jacob May 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I agree with you, the boxer is needed to have an opponent for the other boxer. I would buy all of them, but they are not available in the United States, and I don’t know if I really want to pay more money for them on bricklink (I’ll see how much they go for before I say no). Personally, I want them for parts, (new head prints, hair colors, and some nice torsos and legs) but I know they will be worth more if they are kept together.

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admin May 22, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Jacob, yeah, that’s what I’m waiting for too; BrickLink / eBay prices. I will definitely get the boxer, the rest only if the price is right. You do make a good point about keeping these together. Limited quantity and location items like these can really go up in price. 😉

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Tydroid Ninja of NINJAGONESS May 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I might buy some off the internet with my 200+ Birthday money >:D

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Quad May 25, 2012 at 2:27 PM

These minifigs look great, especially nice that they made a match for the series 5 boxer. 🙂

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lego chronicler May 26, 2012 at 7:28 AM

The archer and the boxer are definitely winners, I also like the horseback riders helmet!

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lego chronicler May 26, 2012 at 7:28 AM

ps. Do they come with medals?

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admin May 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Chronicler, yes, they all come with medals. I should have mentioned that. 😉

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admin May 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Chronicler, that horseback-rider helmet is also going to be in the new Friends sets. 😉

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de521 May 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM

well this seems pretty cool.

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NRG JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING June 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

those are so COOL

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Stephanie June 25, 2012 at 4:21 PM

This is a more safe website than most.

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Stephanie June 25, 2012 at 4:22 PM

This is an ok website

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wei July 6, 2012 at 11:35 PM

On EBay, over $62 for these 9 minifigures shipped to US by UK seller.
That’s over 6 dollars for each.

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admin July 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Wei, you can get them on BrickLink or BrickSet for cheaper. 😉

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wei July 7, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Do you know which store has them cheaper? I cannot use the search engine. You have a name?

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admin July 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Wei, I would suggest you look at the Brickset Marketplace for announcements: http://www.bricksetforum.com/categories/marketplace

I also checked on BrickLink for you, but it seems that sellers got smart and raised their prices to match eBay prices. Last time I checked BrickLink prices were hovering at or below $4, now it is more like $6, as you have mentioned. Anyhow, here are the listings on BrickLink: http://www.bricksetforum.com/categories/marketplace

Also, I would check the BrickLink Forum for bulk GB minifig offers: http://www.bricklink.com/messageList.asp?overTP=Y&q=gb&qS=Y&qM=Y&msgID=&uName=&ID=&status=&v=c&max=50

You can also write a request on both BrickLink and BrickSet and hopefully someone will be kind enough to give you a decent price. 😉

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wei July 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Thanks! 😀

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ntk743 July 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM

New contest on Ninja of Ninjago website!

Anyone can enter!

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Tyler123 August 22, 2012 at 3:19 AM

I have them and I’m in NZ!

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kai dx February 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

did anyone notice but the relay runners hair is simeler to kai

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