As many LEGO® enthusiasts know, the LEGO® Group actually saw its start as a wooden toy company. They are now reaching back to their roots with a new product under the moniker of LEGO® Originals. Consequently, a giant wooden LEGO® Minifigure is on the horizon. Carved from oak, the character remains fully posable. Additionally, plastic hands allow the Minifigure to grasp actual LEGO® builds.
Advertising for this product focuses on creative expression. It is meant to be a blank canvas for you to create on. Personally, I think it looks great as just plain oak. I have actually thought about trying to carve my own version of this more than once. While I do understand the drive to make the hands on this official version out of plastic, I find myself wishing they were oak too. Regardless, this piece is worthy of display in just plain wooden form.
Five times larger than a standard Minifigure and carved from oak.
The wooden Minifigure comes packaged in a “premium gift box”. Additionally, the box contains a 28 page booklet detailing the history of the LEGO® Minifigure. Finally, 28 actual bricks are included to build accessories. Instructions for some accessory ideas are also be in the booklet.
Where this particular announcement loses a little of my interest is the price. Available on November 3, 2019 at the LEGO® Store, this product will cost $154.99 in Canada ($119.99 USD). That is quite a heavy price tag, especially for something that is meant to be a blank canvas. After paying that much for something, I would be afraid of ruining it in an art project.
In any case, this Minifigure will reportedly measure 20 cm (7″) tall, 11 cm (4″) wide, and 8 cm (3″) deep. It is about five times larger than an actual Minifigure. What do you think of this new idea? What, if anything, would you decorate it with? For more LEGO® related news, click here.
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