3/6/11

LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 4 - Lawn Gnome

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The Lawn Gnome is exclusive to set 8804, LEGO Series 4 Collectible Minifigures.

Parts and Accessories
The Gnome is composed of five main parts - hat, head, beard, torso, and legs.

The hat is a new part in green, not previously available.

The head features a new facial print with white eyebrows and beard. The rest of the facial print is obscured by the beard, which is the same part that came with the Series 3 Fisherman.

The torso and arms are red with yellow hands. The torso print resembles a small red shirt with a black belt and yellow trim. A shirt commonly seen on lawn gnomes across the world. There is no print on the back of the torso.

The legs are the short variety in blue. There is no visible print.

The accessory for this figure is a reddish brown version of the fishing pole that came with the Series 3 Fisherman. This is a new color for this part.

LEGO.com Bio
"I should really get a move on, but it's just so nice here..."

The Lawn Gnome is quite happy to stand perfectly still and watch the world go by. As long as the view stays interesting and the weather isn't too bad, he'll stay in one place for years on end, not budging even an inch no matter what may happen around him.

This may lead you to mistakenly believe that the Lawn Gnome is merely a statue. But the joke's on you if you pick him up and carry him home to your front yard, because if you don't give him something interesting to look at, he'll pack up his fishing pole and pointy green hat and be off on his way!

Army Building Potential
The army building potential for the figure is moderate. I could see a few minifig gardens wanting some Gnomes for decoration.

Feeling It Out
I would try for the fishing pole and hat as they would have a unique feel compared to other parts.

Pre-Identifying Figures
Series 4 will be using the same 'dot code' approach to identifying which figures are inside each pack. The following dot codes were provided by minifigcollector.com who will have a corresponding app for Android smart phones. You can see the entire dot code sheet here.


The Big Draw
The hat is the most unique part of this minifigure, and I would expect this to be the biggest draw. Depending upon the rarity of the figure, the beard and pole could also be desirable, given that the Series 3 Fisherman was one of the most rare figures of that set.

2 comments:

  1. I want that hat. I NEED THAT HAT.

    -Omi

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  2. Hat=Link I think. I do really want this gnome, although there is no reason it should come with a fishing pole...

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