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    Which Team GB Minifigure(s) are your favorites?

    Brawny Boxer
    4
    44%
    The Stealth Swimmer
    1
    11%
    Relay Runner
    0
    No votes
    Judo Fighter
    0
    No votes
    Tactical Tennis Player
    0
    No votes
    Flexible Gymnast
    1
    11%
    Wondrous Weightlifter
    0
    No votes
    Horseback Rider
    2
    22%
    Agile Archer
    1
    11%
     
    Total votes : 9

    LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby Toys N Bricks » Mon May 21, 2012 6:06 am

    The press release for the upcoming LEGO Team GB Minifigures is now here! 9 minifigures will be available for purchase at £1.99 each. Exclusively available only in the UK market beginning July 1st, 2012.

    LEGO Team GB Minifigures (8909)


    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:

    Brawny Boxer

    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.


    Relay Runner

    Sprinting to reach the winningline, could this give Team GB a relay team victory?


    Judo Fighter

    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.


    Flexible Gymnast

    Balance and co-ordination is the name of the game for this agile Olympic contender.


    Wondrous Weightlifter

    Powerlifting his personal best, the crowd looks on as this burley guy weighs up his chances of going for gold.


    Horseback rider

    Riding her way to the last hurdle, this athlete won't be horsing around when it comes to winning!


    Agile Archer

    Complete with bow in hand, let's hope this little fella will be on target on the day!


    Did you know?

    • *LEGO Minifigures are the top selling toy in the UK (February 2012, NPD)

    • The LEGO Minifigure has been around for more than 30 years

    • 43% of households in the UK with boys have bought LEGO Minifigures at least once

    • If all the LEGO Minifigures in the world got together it would be the most populated country in the world

    • Over 4 billion Minifigures have been produced over the last 30 years



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    Re: LEGO Team GB Minifigures (8909)

    Postby Legobrandon » Mon May 21, 2012 10:25 am

    I'm determined to get all 9 figures. I guess I'll have to trade for them then. :/
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    Re: LEGO Team GB Minifigures (8909)

    Postby echobanzai » Mon May 21, 2012 11:20 am

    the boxer is awesome. but i want the power lifter and archer for customs. the power lifter can be a wrestler to take on the luche libre from series 1.

    i cant believe lego will not make these available outside the uk.

    i am not paying 10 bucks a fig for these, which i am assuming will be the aftermarket price.
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby dilbert12 » Mon May 21, 2012 5:36 pm

    If any one here in US/Canada figures (pun intented) out how to get the figures at a reasonable price let me know. I'm expecting eBay and BrickLink to be to high for my price range.
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby Legobrandon » Mon May 21, 2012 6:17 pm

    Do you think they'll show up on Amazon.fr?
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby Brickbuilder0937 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:13 pm

    When the first images of these figures appeared I thought they were fake because of the less than professional photography. Guess I was wrong. ;-)
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby harry99 » Tue May 22, 2012 4:27 am

    Legobrandon wrote:Do you think they'll show up on Amazon.fr?


    If not on Amazon.fr, I am sure they'll be on Amazon.co.uk - there will be ways to get them at RRP or lower (amazon is usually lower and given that it's shipping internationally, it will be even lower as we don't have to pay VAT!).
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby MrDisco » Tue May 22, 2012 7:28 am

    too bad we can't organize a group buy for these. i'm in canada and would love a set. -_-
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby Legobrandon » Tue May 22, 2012 7:45 am

    harry99 wrote:
    Legobrandon wrote:Do you think they'll show up on Amazon.fr?


    If not on Amazon.fr, I am sure they'll be on Amazon.co.uk - there will be ways to get them at RRP or lower (amazon is usually lower and given that it's shipping internationally, it will be even lower as we don't have to pay VAT!).

    Hopefully. :mrgreen: Then we could set up a Canadian TEAM GB trade group.
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby vynsane » Tue May 22, 2012 9:48 am

    Brickbuilder0937 wrote:When the first images of these figures appeared I thought they were fake because of the less than professional photography. Guess I was wrong. ;-)


    Everyone point and laugh at Brickbuilder0937! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby MakoSlade » Tue May 22, 2012 10:44 am

    vynsane wrote:
    Brickbuilder0937 wrote:When the first images of these figures appeared I thought they were fake because of the less than professional photography. Guess I was wrong. ;-)


    Everyone point and laugh at Brickbuilder0937! :lol: :lol: :lol:


    Oh, that's cruel...LOL
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby atmail35 » Wed May 23, 2012 6:18 am

    I'd love to get these, especially the gymnast as my daughter does gymnastics. I really wish I knew someone in the UK or someone traveling there!
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby Goldmonkey » Sat May 26, 2012 2:46 pm

    Making toys exclusive to a country is a bit silly. Being a collector of Star Wars action figures is a pain when things are exclusive to shops that don't have shops here in the U.K. like Walmart and Target.
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby Legobrandon » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:53 am

    The bases will be printed on these TEAM GB minfigures. Credits to @Grogall for the image.

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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby vynsane » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:46 am

    Interesting, cool to see them in other colors, as well. I still think they should have colored the bases for each series the same as the bags they came in... missed opportunity, there.
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby GuaranteedUnity » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:47 pm

    Goldmonkey wrote:Making toys exclusive to a country is a bit silly. Being a collector of Star Wars action figures is a pain when things are exclusive to shops that don't have shops here in the U.K. like Walmart and Target.

    It's more than a bit silly, but that's corporates for you. :roll:

    As for Walmart, they've owned Asda since '99. If exclusives aren't making it over, there's likely other logistics at play besides having a business presence.
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby CharliesDad » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:26 am

    Right now, they're not showing up on either amazon.fr or amazon.co.uk. :(
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby GuaranteedUnity » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:53 am

    The news release says these will be available at "John Lewis and other good high street retailers" (emphasis mine; high street being somewhat similar to main street in the US, although in this context, probably closer to big-brand stores).

    I haven't seen anything official that confirms, but some threads on lego.com expands the list of retailers to John Lewis, Argos, Tesco, WH Smith, Smyths and Toys R Us -- all shops with a significant B&M presence, which makes sense if the goal is to get these into the hands of Olympic tourists -- walk into any respectable shop, and grab yourself a CMF or three.
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby Lego monsta » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:39 am

    They shud make a minifig in the colors of the country which actually wins a gold medal. It wud b like: GB 2, USA 50 !!! Lol.
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    Re: LEGO 8909 Team GB Minifigures

    Postby jtwhatley » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:37 am

    I ordered the whole set for 40 bucks on ebay! YES! :D
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