LEGO Minifigures Series 6 Intergalactic Girl LEGO, 2012
Day #474: August 28, 2012
Intergalactic Girl Voiced by Amy Poehler in the Movie
LEGO Minifigures Series 6
Item No.: 8827 Manufacturer:LEGO Includes:Helmet, hair, blaster, laser blast, stand Action Feature:n/a Retail:$2.99-$3.99 Availability: February 2012 Other: #13 in a collection of 16
If you loved the old Space line, Intergalactic Girl is probably close to what you pictured when you heard LEGO was doing a new "girl" LEGO line. Why wouldn't you just adapt the existing awesome themes? Well, who knows, but at least LEGO threw us a bone with this blind-bagged figure. LEGO heavily increased the number of women in the line this year, and while not equal to the men-- this is probably not going to happen in a boy's collectible line-- they did do a nice job giving us more singers, dancers, sports players, and yes, sci-fi heroes.
While "Space" as a theme has been dead for a while, we've seen a few mini-revivals with Space Police and UFO Attack in the last few years. The above six figures sort of fit into a "space" sub-theme in the Minifigures line, giving us a teeny-tiny glimpse as to what LEGO astronauts might look like if we kept getting Blacktron figures, aliens, and the inevitable inclusion of the ladies. I'm surprised to see how they decorated her: not only do you get a swell update of the Classic Space symbol, but they gave her tiny details like fairly futuristic-looking silver lipstick.
She includes the same pistol as most of the modern space figures, and includes the same helmet. Unlike those other figures, she has optional blonde hair so you can take off her helmet and see the woman inside, sort of. It's a nice bonus part and ups the figure's piece count slightly, although it's a real shame she doesn't have a home in a current theme. I'd love to see LEGO tackle imaginative space exploring again, as we've been given a tantalizing glimpse into aliens, Blacktron, and robot updates that could make for some thrilling new sets. For us old farts, I mean. It's my understanding that "space" isn't cool for kids unless it's Star Wars-branded.
If you've been picking up space sets, you'll want to get her. Hell, if you're a lapsed fan who got the original Space, Futron, and M-Tron toys as a kid you might want to jump back in just to grab figures like this one. You'll love the visors, but you'll bemoan the lack of the breathing tanks for air which we saw on the original figures. Were LEGO to have included those, the Intergalactic Girl would be a perfect alternate-universe nostalgia trip.
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