11/9/10

LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 3: The Pilot


The Pilot is exclusive to set 8803, The Collectible Minifigure Series 3.

Minifigure Parts and Accessories
The Pilot is composed of four main parts: helmet, head, torso, and legs.

The head gear is a dark brown variant of the aviator's helmet with gray goggles.

The head print is new with graying mustache.

The torso and arms are brown with yellow hands. The torso print resembles a leather bomber jacket. There's no printing on the back.

The legs and hips are dark tan with no visible print.

The accessory for this item is a backpack (part 2524) in dark tan. This is a new color for this part.

LEGO.com Bio
“This is just like when I outflew the Red Baron over the Sahara!”

In his day, the Pilot has flown just about everything with wings. Biplanes, triplanes, jetplanes, and seaplanes: he’s piloted them all through every kind of wind and weather, and he’s had all kinds of incredible experiences along the way. He’s discovered long-lost mountaintop civilizations, battled sabotaging gremlins at 20,000 feet, and once he even flew a rocket to Mars to stop an invasion of water-stealing Moon Men.

Yes, the Pilot has led a colorful and exciting life indeed. He’s long-since lost track of how many years he’s been flying, although he definitely gave the Wright brothers some helpful advice at Kitty Hawk in Nineteen-Ought-Three. And if you even think of suggesting retirement, he’ll just chuckle at you with a wink of his eye and a twirl of his elegant moustache, and start the propeller spinning for his next grand flight!

Army Building Potential
The ABP for the figure is moderate - the bomber jacket could be an item sought after in multiples. There's a fair contingent of WWII era fans who could help populate their minifig Air Force.

Feeling It Out
This one is tough. The helmet would be the thing to feel for, but could easily confused for items with other collectible minifigures. The backpack might also be an item to look for.

Bar Codes
Unlike previous series of collectible minifigures, there will be no secondary bar codes to help determine what figure is inside. However, there are a series of 'bumps' on the bottom of the packages that can be used to identify the contents (LEGO Series 3 Collectible Minifigure Codes). These codes were provided courtesy of FBTB.net and Rick Theroux.

The Big Draw
The bomber jacket is the big draw here, as discussed above. The backpack in dark tan may also have appeal.

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