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8909 Team GB Minifigures is a special series of Minifigures released for the London 2012 Olympic Games. It features nine athlete minifigures in Team GB sports gear. They were only released in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Description[edit | edit source]
Like all past series of Minifigures, each box contains sixty packets, all of which are sold in stores separately. The packets are opaque so purchasers do not know which minifigure they have bought, and are primarily white, with a red and blue Team GB design featured. Instead of the usual sixteen unique minifigures in the series, there are only nine, each of them being designs of athletes in Team GB uniforms. Every minifigure in the series has two accessories in common- a white stand with blue printing, featuring the Olympic rings and the Team GB logo, and a gold medal with a red ribbon, a piece which was first seen on the Swimming Champion minifigure from 8831 Minifigures Series 7. These minifigures have been released and are available in stores only in the United Kingdom. Most accessories for the minifigures are present in past series of Minifigures, except in a different colour. There is one piece of a new mould in the series- the combined helmet and hair piece worn by the Horseback Rider, which has since been reused in the Friends theme.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- These are the first licensed minifigures to have yellow skin in some years.
- They were sold in Ireland aswell as Britain.
Press release[edit | edit source]
This is a description taken from LEGO.com. Please do not modify it. OFFICIAL TEAM GB LEGO MINIFIGURES LAUNCHED
To celebrate the London 2012 Games, the number one selling toy in the UK market* is back with an exclusive special edition line of Team GB LEGO Minifigures
With less than 71 days to go until the UK’s biggest sporting event of the century, for the first time in history LEGO has launched a special edition range of Team GB Minifigures. The collectible range will only be available in the UK to commemorate this once in a lifetime event for the nation.
The Team GB LEGO Minifigures spark the sporting imagination, so you can stage your very own Games.
At just £1.99 each, the Team GB LEGO Minifigures will be in stores from 1st July 2012 in John Lewis and other good high street retailers.
There are nine exclusive Team GB LEGO Minifigures in the line-up, including:
Punching his way to the top, this lean machine in blue is ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee for Team GB!
The Stealth Swimmer
Like a fish in the water, the Stealth Swimmer is ready to torpedo through the water into to pole position.
Sprinting to reach the winning line, could this give Team GB a relay team victory?
Taking down her opponent’s one at a time, this mistress of martial arts knocks down anything in her way to grasp that gold medal.
Tactical Tennis Player
First on the court in his gleaming whites, this tennis ace will knock the white socks off of any competition.
Balance and co-ordination is the name of the game for this agile Olympic contender.
Powerlifting his personal best, the crowd looks on as this burley guy weighs up his chances of going for gold.
Riding her way to the last hurdle, this athlete won’t be horsing around when it comes to winning!
Complete with bow in hand, let’s hope this little fella will be on target on the day!
LEGO.com Description[edit | edit source]
This is a description taken from LEGO.com. Please do not modify it. (visit this item's product page) Collect every gold-medal contender in the Team GB LEGO® Minifigures series!
Competition is building for the hot new Team GB LEGO® Olympic Minifigures team! Each of the 9 all-new minifigures includes their own special accessories, display plate, collector’s leaflet and comes in a sealed “mystery” bag, so you never know which minifigure you might get. Which one will you get when you open the mystery bag? Team GB LEGO Minifigures include: Brawny Boxer, The Stealth Swimmer, Relay Runner, Judo Fighter, Tactical Tennis Player, Flexible Gymnast, Wondrous Weightlifter, Horseback Rider and Agile Archer. A must-have for LEGO minifigure collectors!
- Every minifigure comes with accessories and display plate
- Collect all of the 9 mystery minifigures!
- A must-have for LEGO® minifigure collectors
PLEASE NOTE: Only 1 of 9 individual minifigures in each “mystery” bag. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures – and some minifigures may be more difficult to find than others. You may receive 2 or more of the same minifigures – trade with your friends to collect them all! A maximum of 9 minifigures may be ordered per address, per household.
Minifigures Included[edit | edit source]