LEGO Review Collectible Minifigures Series 6: Skater Girl #8827

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I’m not sure when LEGO signed a deal with Hot Topic, but if this figure is any indication then they did. Or maybe someone is a huge fan of Brik Wars because that emblem sure looks familiar.

“Who cares what anybody thinks? I skate for me!” Some Minifigures skate for fame. Others skate for thrills. But for the Skater Girl, it’s all about having fun! It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about her skating skills as long as she can feel two things: the wind whipping through her streaked hair, and her custom-painted board beneath her feet.

But sometimes the more you try to avoid attention, the more of it you end up getting. Thanks to her carefree attitude, the Skater Girl has gained a huge fandom devoted to discussing all of her latest skateboarding tricks and stunts. But she doesn’t care – they can say whatever they want, and she’ll just keep on doing her own thing her own way!

Skateboarders are quickly becoming a common occurrence in the Collectible Minifigure line. The first one was a generic cool kid, while the second one may or may not be Colin Meloy. But this third one is completely unique take and not just because she’s a girl. Looking like she would be friends with the Punk Rocker, Skater Girl (not to be confused with the Figure Skater Girl) has some of the most impressive paint applications I’ve seen on a LEGO figure in a long time. Her hoodie makes great use of the fuchsia arms with black stripes to add a lot of color – plus any arm printing is still new and exciting to me.

The rest of her outfit looks great with a LEGO style skull wearing a bow on her chest and gray lines to give her some figure. Her half-smirk half-snarl face works well, especially with the fuchsia eye shadow and matching lipstick. Her belt is painted to be studded too giving her one of the most elaborate paint schemes since the Rapper.

While her hairpiece isn’t anything special – it is just the new ponytail piece in black. But a streak of fuchsia runs through it which is a neat touch. Her other main accessory is the skateboard itself. It’s the exact same mold we’ve seen multiple times, but cast in white and detailed with bat wings and another skull. Much like how the LEGO brick started showing up on a lot of LEGO sports figures, I really like how the skull is being used as a logo and hope to see more of it. A display stand is included as well, but is kind of pointless.

Finding this figure is easy since it’s the third skateboard blind bagged figure. If you like skateboards, then you’ll probably like this figure. But now that we’ve gotten three of them, I’m hoping we don’t get any more. But I do really like how unique she looks, it’s about time LEGO released a bad girl figure to be a horrible influence on someone.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 6 (8827)
Classic Alien | Highland Battler | Sleepyhead | Lady Liberty
Bandit | Flamenco Dancer | Clockwork Robot | Minotaur
Leprechaun | Roman Legionary | Surgeon | Skater Girl

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 5 (8805)
Lizard Man | Detective | Small Clown | Fitness Instructor
Evil Dwarf | Boxer | Zookeeper | Royal Guard
Gladiator | Cavewoman | Lumberjack | Ice Fisherman
Egyptian Queen | Graduate | Gangster | Snowboarder Guy

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 4 (8804)
Artist | Street Skater | Hazmat Guy | Frankenstein’s Monster
Soccer Player | Gnome | Surfer Girl | Viking
Hockey Player | Punk Rocker | Crazy Scientist | Sailor
Figure Skater | Musketeer | Kimono Girl | Werewolf

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 3 (8803)
Gorilla Suit Guy | Space Villain | Elf | Sumo Wrestler
Fisherman | Samurai Warrior | Mummy | Hula Dancer
Space Alien | Tennis Player | Rapper | Pilot
Snowboarder | Tribal Chief | Baseball Player | Race Car Driver

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (8684)
The Witch | Pop Star | Karate Master | Spartan Warrior
Pharaoh | Vampire | Surfer | Lifeguard
Mime | Explorer | Skier | Mariachi
Ringmaster | Disco Dude | Weight Lifter | Traffic Cop

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 1 (8683)
Cheerleader | Caveman | Clown | Tribal Hunter
Robot | Zombie | Ninja | Spaceman
Super Wrestler | Forestman | Skater | Nurse
Demolition Dummy | Magician | Cowboy | Deep Sea Diver

Written by jestergoblin

February 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am

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