LEGO Minifigure Series 4 Musketeer Review (8804)

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LEGO mythology seems to be firmly set in specific time periods, and those periods don’t quite match up to actual eras. So to fill in some odd gaps, LEGO has turned to their collectible minifigures to round out certain eras. So when the pirates may be ravaging the high seas, someone needs to be protecting the land!

“Do you dare to face my blade?”

To the dashing Musketeer, there’s nothing in the world better than a clash of blades with a worthy opponent. Of course, when you’re as good with a sword as he is, worthy opponents are pretty few and far between!

The Musketeer searches the world high and low for skilled adversaries. But alas, every duel ends in quick victory, and then there’s nothing left to do but shake his defeated rival’s hand with a thanks for trying. And then, with a smile, a wink and a bow, the Musketeer departs to seek his next opponent!

Someone at LEGO must be a literary nerd but I still don’t know if this is Athos, Porthos or Aramis but it doesn’t matter because this is one fine swashbuckler! The brand new face has a slight smirk with a triangular goatee and mustache with matching eyebrows. The glint in the eyes ads just enough character to the figure.

The Musketeer’s torso is only painted in the front and gets most of its colors from the plastic. The white sleeves and black gloves help give the illusion of him wearing a blue tabard. The chest is perfectly painted with a brown strap going across the chest and a white-blue Fleur-de-lis painted. Some trim and a white collar are also included.

The black legs have orange triangles painted by the knees to give the impression of boots and it works rather well. To round out the outfit, the Musketeer is wearing a massive black hat pinned up on one side. A single feather is placed near the brim as flair.

Sadly, the Musketeer doesn’t come with a musket. Instead he gets a brand new LEGO sword, a rapier! It looks great but the LEGO-styling on it makes it look more appropriate for fencing than fighting. He also comes with a black display stand.

I lucked out when buying my series 4 minifigures and managed to snag three of them! Just one of them seems lonely, but getting all three of them is a blast. The design is great and works beautifully as that odd in-between-time between LEGO Castles and Pirates.

Written by jestergoblin

April 28th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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