LEGO Minifigure Series 4 Street Skater Review (8804)

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Skateboarding seems to be one of those things that is always kind of popular. The Ninja Turtles did it and it was cool, so did Bart Simpson. Then Tony Hawk came and made it all legitimate and now LEGO thinks we need another skateboarding figure already!

“This is the perfect spot for an awesome new stunt!”

To the Street Skater, the whole city is one big skate park. No matter where in town he may be, everything around him looks like just the right location for his next mind-blowing skateboarding stunt.

People all over the city are used to seeing the Street Skater rolling up and down stairs, along railings, through fountains and even across the branches of the city park’s trees. He’s such a familiar sight that the streets just wouldn’t be the same without him and his famous skateboard!

Technically named “Street Skater” just to set him apart from the Skater in series 1, but there isn’t much setting them apart besides a hat and different colors. The figure is surprisingly modern wearing tan khakis, a light gray hoody and a navy t-shirt. The torso looks exceptional with the orange trim on the hoody, even including it on the back and the hood is painted there!

The face reminds me of a LEGO-ized version of the lead singers of the Decemberists, Colin Meloy. The welcoming smile, the thick rimmed glasses and the slightly raised eye brown all give a lot of expression to the figure.

For accessories the Street Skater comes with the standard black display stand, a hat and a skateboard. The hat is identical to the one the Skier came with, but in dark gray with a LEGO brick painted on it like a couple other figures have had. When it LEGO going to start actually making these clothing items? I would so buy them.

The skateboard is black with white wheels, but is identical in design to the other boards I’ve seen. To set it apart, two decals have been painted on. One shows a city with spot lights wrapped in vines while the other is a winged LEGO brick. They’re nice touches.

As a minifigure, he isn’t terribly exciting but the overall look of him is fantastic. The modern attire, the realistic glasses – it all works so well. He’s one of the best civilian LEGO figures ever released.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 4 (8804)
Artist | Street Skater | Hazmat Guy | Frankenstein’s Monster
Soccer Player | Gnome | Surfer Girl | Viking
Hockey Player | Punk Rocker | Crazy Scientist | Sailor
Figure Skater | Musketeer | Kimono Girl | Werewolf

Written by jestergoblin

April 4th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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