LEGO Minifigure Review Series 2: Skier (8684)

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LEGO has had skis for as long as I can really remember when they first debuted in Ice Planet 2002. But looking back, those translucent neon orange skis were a bit too small and kind of odd looking. So finally LEGO has made real LEGO skis.

“I’m going to make it this time!”

The enthusiastic Skier is constantly plunging off cliffs, crashing into trees, and performing accidental loop-the-loops through the air. He can’t help tackling any new downhill challenge that he comes across, even if his attempts don’t always end so well!

What everybody likes about the Skier is that he never, ever gives up. No matter how many times his skiing feats end in wild disaster, he always climbs right back up the mountain, straps on his skis, and tries his luck one more time. After all, the fifteenth time might just be the charm!

This isn’t your average LEGO skier – this guy is clearly ready to race. His outfit is simple, striped blue pants, pale blue arms, bright red gloves and his numbered jersey with 211 on it and a crossed pair of skies. Underneath shows off a bit more of his suits design with pale triangles and a perfectly painted zipper.

Skier’s mouth looks smug, like he’s eying some moguls. His eyes are behind some bright orange sunglasses, a must when you’re on the slopes. His brown eyebrows are barely visible underneath his blue snowcap.

For accessories, the skier comes with brand new gear. He comes with three ski poles (in case you lose one) that are about as high as his waist in white plastic. He also comes with a pair of white skis. The skis are flat on the bottom so they can’t connect to other bricks and each have a single stud for his feet to lock into place with. Along the edge of each side is a subtle bump so when the skis are back to back, the figure can hold them in one hand. The skier also comes with the standard black display base.

There isn’t much to the skier as a figure. He’s kind of plain but would look right at home in the winter scene with the toy shop and bakery. Or he works great as a minion for Mr. Freeze. There I go again, thinking every LEGO figure is a great opponent for Batman.

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

February 18th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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