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Collectible Minifigures Series 1: The Demolition Dummy


Minifigure Parts and Accessories
The Demolition Dummy is made of three parts: head, torso, and legs all with crash test print. There are two accessories, likely to make up for the fewer minifigure parts. The first is part 4006, a spanner, and part 3069, a 1x2 printed tile made to look like a license plate. As always, the figure will come with the new minifigure stand.


Army Building Potential

The "army building potential" or "ABP" for this figure is low.

Feeling It Out
This figure will be difficult to identify through the polybag, in other words, hard to avoid.

Bar Codes
The following are the secondary bar codes that can be found on the back of each bag which indicates the figure inside. The bar code on the left is valid for the EU while the bar code on the right is valid for the US. These bar codes come courtesy of Brickset.com where a single pdf containing all bar codes can be found.


FBTB.net Poll Standings
According to the poll currently on the FBTB.net forums, The Dummy is not faring well in the votes. As always, those who frequent AFOL forums may not be representative of the broader market.

I don't see this figure being much sought after, except to fill out a collection of all 16 minifigures.

I've got to believe there's a story behind this figure. If anyone has some "behind-the-scenes" information on how this made it into the collection, please let us know. I would hate to see which potential minifigures lost out to this one!

Official LEGO.com Bio  
“Disassemble! Demolish! Deconstruct!”

The Demolition Dummy exists to take things apart. He is compelled to disassemble everything that he comes across into its component parts, leaving piles of pieces behind wherever he goes. Although he doesn’t seem to be very bright or creative, he is extremely persistent, and it’s difficult to stop him once he starts trying to deconstruct something. No matter what anyone else does, he always seems to find a way to accomplish his task.

Having the Demolition Dummy and the Robot in the same place together is like watching a perpetual motion machine – one constantly builds while the other un-builds, over and over again. No one really knows what motivates the Demolition Dummy to take everything he sees apart, but he certainly seems happy about it when he’s done…until he spots the next thing to disassemble, and then off he goes!



(Pictures from FBTB.net, Eurobricks, and Brickset)

3 comments:

  1. Hey i really like the crash test dummy it rocks .I really want one

    p.s.i love the idea

    from Ian

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  2. I don't think you're alone on this one Ian.

    When I first wrote this preview in March, the dummy was not received very well, and I didn't see the appeal. Now it seems that this is a widely sought after figure.

    I still really don't see it myself, but maybe he's so bad he's good. :)

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  3. what a fantastic idea, where can i buy one?

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