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LEGO minifigures Olympic Team coming!

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 – 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’! 😉


  • 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? 🙂

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  • gid617 May 22, 2012, 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!! 😉

    • admin May 22, 2012, 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! 🙂

      • gid617 May 22, 2012, 3:15 PM

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

  • GoldenWeaponMaster May 22, 2012, 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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  • Jacob May 22, 2012, 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.

    • admin May 22, 2012, 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. 😉

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

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

  • Quad May 25, 2012, 2:27 PM

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

  • lego chronicler May 26, 2012, 7:28 AM

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

    • lego chronicler May 26, 2012, 7:28 AM

      ps. Do they come with medals?

      • admin May 26, 2012, 8:42 AM

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

    • admin May 26, 2012, 8:41 AM

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

  • de521 May 26, 2012, 10:22 PM

    well this seems pretty cool.

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

    those are so COOL

  • Stephanie June 25, 2012, 4:21 PM

    This is a more safe website than most.

  • Stephanie June 25, 2012, 4:22 PM

    This is an ok website

  • wei July 6, 2012, 11:35 PM

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

    • admin July 7, 2012, 11:46 AM

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

  • ntk743 July 31, 2012, 7:17 PM

    New contest on Ninja of Ninjago website!

    Anyone can enter!

  • Tyler123 August 22, 2012, 3:19 AM

    I have them and I’m in NZ!

  • kai dx February 19, 2013, 11:15 AM

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

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