3/25/10

Collectible Minifigures Series 1: The Robot


(Cue Daft Punk - Robot Rock) Robot...Human...Robot...Human...Robot, Robot, ROBOT! (Ahem) I mean, lets initialize and zero in on today's featured minifigure "The Robot"...

Minifigure Parts
The Robot is composed of four parts, a robot headpiece that fits over a standard minifigure head (not unlike Star Wars clone/storm troopers helmets), a torso with machine print and claw arm, and legs with rivet print. The head features some crazy, red eyes and maniacal grin. The torso has been featured on many of the villains from the recent LEGO Agents line.

Accessories
Likely due to the size of the helmet, this is the only 'accessory-like' item with this figure. No doubt to keep costs in line. Of course, the figure includes the new minifigure stand.

Army Building Potential LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 1 Robot
The "army building potential" or "ABP" for this figure is moderate to high. Many of the individual components of this figure could be used in a wide assortment of ways in custom figures or MOCs. The claw could easily be changed out with various items, again not unlike the Agents line where several villains were simple mods of the claw arm.

Feeling It Out
This figure should be easy to detect through the polybag, mainly by looking for the helmet. The Cheerleader's pom-poms might be close in size, but there one should be able to feel two elements, while the helmet is only one.

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.


The Big Draw
I would say across the board this figure has a lot to like. The legs may least desirable component of the bunch.

FBTB.net Poll Standings
According to the poll currently on the FBTB.net forums, The Robot is on par with The Cheerleader and The Caveman.

Official LEGO.com Bio  
“Not building does not compute!”

With his powerful metal body and mighty claws, the Robot may look tough, but what he really loves to do is build, build, build! Constantly clanking, beeping, whirring and sending out jets of steam, he works tirelessly day and night, searching out spare bricks wherever he can find them and stacking them together to create the biggest, tallest and most incredible structures that you can possibly imagine. In fact, he loves constructing things so much that sometimes he forgets to recharge his circuits and freezes in place, right in the middle of building.

He’s slow to react to things that he doesn’t expect, and prone to occasional short-circuits, with a tendency to walk right into holes, spin around suddenly in place or crash through walls without even noticing. He also has a bad habit of “finding” bricks in other people’s creations and marching off with them, right over or through any obstacles in his way, but don’t blame the Robot – it’s just his programming!



(Pictures from FBTB.net and Brickset)

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