LEGO Minifigure Series 3 Review: Elf (8803)

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I’m still kicking myself for missing out on the 2007 LEGO Castle theme that took the classic medieval imagery and then tossed in plenty of fantasy with dwarves, orcs and the undead. But with the Collectible Minifigure series being about giving different LEGO worlds a second chance, now an emissary of the last kingdom has arrived: the Elves.

“Trespass not in the secret glades of the Elves!”

Hailing from deep within the mystical forests of the Elflands, north of the great Western Kingdom, the Elf is a skilled master of the longbow and a wilderness scout without equal. He can walk over dried leaves and brittle twigs without ever making a sound, leap effortlessly through the tall treetops, and track a troll raiding party for days with no rest.

You may have heard that the Elves are a mysterious and secretive people, but in fact they’ll be happy to tell you all about their musical artistry with the harp and panpipes, their sworn friendship to the beasts of the woods, and their quest to rescue the enchanted Golden Goblet from the cavern of the Emerald Dragon. And then they’ll break out the epic poetry!

The LEGO Elf is clearly heavily influenced by the likes of Tolkien, and that’s perfectly fine by me. Wearing some fantastic emerald plate mail over, the Elf has a perfect forest color motif of greens, brown and bronze. His boots are topped with bronze lining.

Elf’s face is sullen with high cheeks and piercing eyes. I love the fact that his face has no smile. But what makes this figure an elf is the hair piece. Pale blonde hair combed back much like Draco Malfoy’s, there is also the addition of yellow ears. It’s simple, it’s genius and it’s perfectly executed to make him elvish.

For accessories, the Elf comes with a forest green cape, a bow, shield and display stand. The bow is a brand new version that’s nearly as tall as the figure and in the shape of a recurve longbow. The shield features a new crest of a deer. It’s much like the Forestmen of old, only much more menacing. It looks great.

This figure is perfect. Sure, the shield doesn’t make any sense since a figure firing a bow would need both hands, but I’m not saying no to an extra accessory. If he had come with some elongated blade weapon too, it would have put it over the top. Now he just needs a world to call home as the only LEGO elf.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 3 (8803)
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Written by jestergoblin

January 15th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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