LEGO Minifigure Series 2 Disco Dude Review (8684)

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My freshman year of high school, my older brother bet me $100 to grow my hair out into an afro. And six months later, I successfully had a six inch long afro that, in retrospect, is still equally awesome and hilarious. So LEGO making a figure with an afro is far more entertaining to me then it should be.

“Hey, everybody! Let’s Disco!”

The Disco Dude has traveled back in time to relive the days of disco dancing, bell-bottom pants and the very first LEGO Space sets. He can’t help but love it! Whenever he hears a disco beat and sees the big disco ball lights start flashing, he gets caught up in the music and just can’t stop dancing.

And what’s more, it’s his love of disco is contagious! Wherever the Disco Dude starts dancing, everybody around him can’t help but join in on the fun. Pretty soon, it’s all one big ‘70s disco dance party!

The Disco Dude is as close as LEGO could get to making Disco Stu without getting sued by 20th Century Fox. Wearing white leisure suit with an unbuttoned bright purple shirt underneath, Disco Dude looks great. His white vest has gold buttons and purple trim to match his shirt, while his hairy chest is revealed along with a massive golden necklace.

Besides the paint on the front of his chest, Disco Dude just has regular LEGO pieces for his arms, hands and legs. His face is sporting a giant, toothy grin that looks very well rehearsed, while his eyes are hidden behind giant purple and silver aviators.

Sadly, LEGO didn’t come up with a way to make a LEGO disco ball, but Disco Dude comes with plenty. His hair piece is the same as the Clown’s, but done in black for an afro. He’s got the same microphone as the Pop Star too. A 2×2 flat, navy tile is included with the name “Brick Fever” painted on it for a record album sleeve that works great. He also comes with the black display stand.

Part of me wants more LEGO figures that are specific to a certain time but another part of me just likes having a LEGO disco guy in the middle of my modern LEGO cities. He’s a fun figure, but I don’t see how kids are going to enjoy him as much as adults.

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

Written by jestergoblin

March 13th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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