LEGO announces commemorative British Olympic Team Minifigs

by James

This is kinda puzzling. LEGO has announced an official collection of Minifigs representing the 2012 Great Britain Olympic Team. OK, I get it, that since the Olympics are being hosted in London for 2012, that it kinda makes sense. But then again, where’s the love for the Danes? And why not an international set? But we get the Brits in all their Olympic Glory. OK, I’ll buy it. Let’s take a closer look ….

The set features nine different minifigs including the Brawny Boxer – who punches his way to gold, The Stealth Swimmer – a torpedo in the water, Relay Runner – breaking the tape and giving Team GB the victory, Judo Fighter – taking them on one country at a time, Tactical Tennis Player – an Ace in any tournament, Flexible Gymnast – who’s balance and coordination will give her the gold, Wondrous Weightlifter – pushing his way to the top, Horseback rider – when it comes to winning gold, this equestrian isn’t horsing around, and the Agile Archer – hitting bulls eyes and winning medals.

We haven’t seen British athletes this fun since Eddie the Eagle! Set 8909 Team GB LEGO Minifigures will be available starting July 1, 2012, just before the games of the 30th Olympiad, and will sell for around $3.99 each (£1.99 in the UK).

Hat Tip – FBTB

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