LEGO Minifigure Series 3 Review: Gorilla Suit Guy (8803)

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LEGO is exceptionally witty sometimes. Combine with the fact that they have exceptional customer service and some of the highest quality toys in the market; it’s hard for me to not adore them completely. So when series 3 of the Collectible Minifigures was unveiled, I was excited to finally get a gorilla to hang out with my monkey but I got more than I bargained for.

“Ook!”

The Gorilla Suit Guy is a mystery. Who is he? Why is he wearing that suit? Does he think he’s an actual gorilla, or did he get lost on his way to a costume party? He certainly acts like the real thing, or at least like someone who’s watched a lot of old movies and TV shows and thinks that’s how a gorilla should act. And he sure is wild about bananas.

The Gorilla Suit Guy could turn up anywhere. In the park, at the beach, hanging out in a store window or jumping up and down on a trampoline, he tends to pop up in the most surprising and unlikely of places. And while he may not be a real gorilla, somehow no one ever wants to be the one to tell him that!

But he isn’t a gorilla – he’s just a guy in a suit! In some of the best design work I’ve seen on a LEGO figure in years, the Gorilla Suit Guy is fantastic. His arms and legs are plain black with gray hands. His chest shows off some gray fur. But the mask is incredible, because it lines up with the minifigure’s eyes!

But the real fun comes from the fact that on the figure’s back, a zipper is painted on. And when you remove the figure’s helmet, a confused and sweaty human head is shown! It’s genius. He can be some confused mascot, or just a regular gorilla-man.

For accessories, Gorilla Suit Guy comes with a giant yellow banana and the black display stand.

On one hand, there isn’t much to this figure. He’s pretty much just a standard LEGO figure with a gorilla-shaped mask on. But the fact that figure shows off as a guy sweating from wearing a heavy suit is absolute genius. Sure, when looking at him directly from behind, he looks like a guy in a suit. But getting this gorilla mask means it can be put over any LEGO figure’s head and suddenly you’ve got some weird gorilla problems.

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

Written by jestergoblin

December 31st, 2010 at 12:00 am

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