LEGO Minifigure Review Series 3: Space Alien (8803)

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Aliens have only been in the LEGO universe for the last 15 years (unless you count taking weird shaped bricks to replace heads and making your own aliens), but in the last few years LEGO has really been pushing the non-human LEGO figures.

“Take me to your traffic light, foolish Earth cupcakes!”

Nobody knows where the Space Alien came from or how it got here. It just showed up one day with a map of the planet and an Alien-to-Human dictionary, but neither one works very well. The map puts Washington D.C. in the middle of France, and the dictionary lists cows as a type of locomotive…which made things kind of complicated that time when the Space Alien tried to take a train to meet the President.

The Space Alien wants to conquer the planet, but it keeps getting sidetracked by interesting tourist attractions, so it hasn’t really gotten around to the whole taking-over-the-world thing yet. It’s also not sure hat to do with the Earth once it’s been conquered, but it’s pretty sure that whatever it is, it’ll be totally awesome!

The Space Alien is just a different take on the squids that showed up in Space Police III. But once you get past the head, he’s just a regular LEGO figure wearing a hideous purple and gray outfit. With gray arms, lime green hands, purple legs and a dark gray waist, there isn’t much on this figure for paint. His torso is decorated with a utility belt and some kind of harness with tubes. It looks vaguely science fiction-y.

The head is lime green with two bulging black eyes. His bright red tongue comes out of a mouth that looks a lot like a squid’s and the top of his head is painted with three lines for extra detail. The jaw blocks the chest and prevents the head from rotating.

Like always, there standard black display stand is included. The Space Alien also comes with the vintage looking blaster like the Spaceman and Space Villain, only cast in gold. His energy beam is purple.

As a LEGO alien, this is a drastic improvement of what I had when I was a kid. Even the LEGO UFO line doesn’t compare to this squid-faced alien. He looks right at home in an intergalactic battle or under the oceans as an ambassador to Atlantis.

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

February 8th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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