LEGO Review Collectible Minifigures Series 6: Surgeon #8827

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The LEGO City line has always been one of the most successful LEGO themes. The classic tropes of cops, robbers, firemen and hospitals though alludes to some twisted socialist world where all citizens of the LEGO City are employed by the government. Or is crime so rampant in the LEGO City that they actually need that many people working in these careers? Where are all the artists, bakers and legitimate businessmen?

Some say laughter is the best medicine, but I say MEDICINE is the best medicine. Nothing distracts the ever-serious Surgeon when she’s performing an important operation. She works with a level head and a steady hand despite any rock monster rumblings, dinosaur attacks or invasions by brain-sucking aliens that may be going on around her.

Then again, it’s no surprise when you see who her patients are. Without the Surgeon’s pioneering work, modern medicine wouldn’t know how to mend a rock monster’s lava gland, perform a tonsillectomy on a Triceratops, or stuff all of that brainpower back where it belongs. It all may seem a bit unusual, but to the Surgeon, a patient is a patient no matter the circumstances!

The LEGO Surgeon seems like an odd figure to get released in the Collectible Minifigure line since LEGO has a long history of releasing hospital-themed sets and she would have fit right in. But even though she could appear almost anywhere, she is a unique looking figure. Dressed in aqua scrubs, the Surgeon makes the most with a few minor paint applications. Her torso is given a few small details like creases, her white undershirt and some minor shading to give her a more feminine shape.

The head is new and shows a female face wearing a facemask. The design looks great, but the elongated eyelashes seem a touch out of place – would a surgeon put on that much mascara?

The accessories are where the figure really excels. A shower-cap like hat piece is included that looks great (and can double as a LEGO shower cap with ease for your perverted Santa Claus). Her syringe is the same as the Nurse’s and seems a touch odd – a new piece like a scalpel would have made more sense. The final piece is a 2×2 translucent teal tile that is painted with a LEGO skeleton torso. This is a great way to make an x-ray piece, but what I really love is that the x-ray is to LEGO scale and perfectly matches an actual LEGO skeleton! A display stand is also included.

When trying to find the Surgeon blind, feel for the 2×2 tile or her shower cap. The Surgeon is a great figure. If your LEGO battles were anything like the ones I had as a kid, there were plenty of casualties. A surgeon can quickly mend people. Or maybe you’re assembling a team of D-list super villains to battle Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Either way, the Surgeon is a fine addition to the LEGO City.

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

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 15th, 2012 at 12:00 am

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