"I'm the one that everyone calls 'nerd.' That's OK, I don't mind the little turds. They don't know what I'm like anyway." - Blast Off Country Style, "Where The Geeks Are"
The LEGO Librarian is another half to the coin that was introduced with the Computer Programmer in series 7 last year. As the kind of person who was called "nerd" as a kid, I take issue to these things as they're more or less a critique on how I'm fairly sure the rest of the world views me, and the Librarian is the female half of that equation. (Also, Mrs. 16bit is a librarian.)
The figure gets most of the stereotypes right - long brown hair, glasses, and a mug that says "Shhh!" on it. The sleeveless sweater vest, long sleeve shirt, and skirt seem more fashion-forward than other figures in this line, but I don't know much about fashion. I find clothes in free piles and giveaways at conventions. As such, this figure definitely has a good look about her and while the figure itself doesn't scream "librarian," the figure does have a strong air of authenticity because she has the right accessories. A book opens with the title "Oranges and Peaches" on the cover which, well, maybe it's funny to Danish people. I don't know it turns out is a joke - a play on Origin of the Species. It's hollow and opens, so you might be able to put something very small inside it. The aforementioned mug is, of course, the selling point - with no quote balloons included just yet, as "Shhh!" is pretty much what popular culture has deemed the librarian catchphrase.
Series 10 is fairly loaded with decent stuff, including the librarian's mortal enemy, the "trendsetter." (Or "Los Angeles resident" or "reality television personality" or what have you.) If you're building a LEGO town, a Librarian is essential just because she looks like a normal human adult, as opposed to "girl in bee suit" or "not Xena for legal purposes." What I'd really like to know, though, is how come this kind of figure hasn't wormed its way into the pink box girl line LEGO Friends just yet. Given the chance, I'd probably buy another Librarian or two for use as a) gifts or b) spare parts to customize other lady figures. That's probably reason enough for you to want to consider buying one.
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