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:
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 – 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 – 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? 🙂