LEGO Minifigure Series 4 Frankenstein’s Monster Review (8804)

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One of the running themes within the Collectible LEGO Minifigure series has been the slow but steady expansion of “sub-lines” that are complete genius. Like the fact that all of the Universal Monsters are slowly showing up in different forms like the Vampire and Mummy. And now one more can be added in – the Monster!

“Monster here to help!”

He may look a little alarming, but The Monster just wants to help everybody out. It’s really not his fault that he was constructed with tremendous strength and always ends up accidentally smashing everything around him into lots and lots of little bricks.

Whenever The Monster sees somebody struggling with a heavy load or trying to stack the last piece up on top of a wall, of course he runs right over to lend an enthusiastic helping hand. And no matter how many people may scream and run away, or how many building projects he may accidentally destroy, he always stays just as cheerful and friendly as the day he was first put together!

Not to be confused with Frankenstein’s Monster (who LEGO did release once), it’s pretty obvious who this figure is supposed to be even with LEGO just naming him “The Monster.” Wearing a tattered brown suit over what looks suspiciously like a burlap sack, the Monster look great. The rough stitching is visible around his neck and his jacket it kept on by a single silver button. The rest of the figure’s body is colored by simply the plastic.

The head is pure genius though. It’s a regular LEGO head in sandy green like the Orcs with an extension on top like a hat! The Monster’s regular face is sallow with sunken eyes and heavy lids. The withered lips almost make him look like he’s about to cry. The topper includes his hair and extended cranium and it’s perfect. The black hair and bandages on his oversized forehead are expertly applied and work great. The extra big eyebrows covering his head really make his eyes seem sunken into his skull.

For accessories, the Monster only comes with a display stand which is a shame. A torch would have been a fantastic addition to the figure.

Frankenstein’s Monster is one of those classic creatures that are perfect for existing in the LEGO world. Sure an accessory would have been nice, but this lumbering reanimated amalgam of corpses is wonderfully executed and deserves to be tracked down.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 4 (8804)
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Written by jestergoblin

April 8th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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