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Lego Minifigures Series 8
Evil Alien Queen
1 1/2 Inch scale
By: Lego
$2.99

You may recall that I mentioned that I recently hit the jackpot as it were, with the Lego Minifigures Series 8 collection. I bought three figures and managed to get the three that I wanted. That’s probably pretty rare, but of course I fond them all by mashing around on the package so it’s not like I was that lucky. None the less, the Alien figure was amongst those scores. Lego had a whole series a while back called Alien Conquest, which featured a ton of similar designs. I always wanted to buy some, but never did for one reason or another.

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Oddly enough, I ended up seeing that series on clearance, but I never did bite the bullet. Oh well. At least I got this little Alien figure. So how does she stack up?!

Packaging:
These come in blind bag packages. Nothing fancy. Use your fingers to find the ones that you want, or go stealth and look for bump codes.

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It’s not super easy to feel around and figure out who is who, but you can generally be pretty close.

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Inside is a little sheet giving you a checklist rundown of who’s in the series.

Sculpt/Paint:
As it comes to sculpting, the Alien has more than most Legos. In fact I wasn’t sure I had the Alien because when I felt his “feet” I couldn’t quite place what they were. She uses a brick for her feet, which immediately helps her to stand out in the ol’ Lego collection.

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Piecing her together was pretty easy, but I was surprised that she had a real Lego head under his Alien dome. Would have just have been as easy to make a Lego Alien head I’d think, but it’s two pieces for some reason.

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This gives you a pretty neat pink head. Maybe I’m crazy, but I quite like this. I wasn’t inspired enough to turn it into a custom or anything, but it seems like it could be.

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The cape is made out of some sort of fabric paper. It’s more paper than fabric and a bit of a trick to get on. It works well enough though and again helps her stand out. I also dig that she has a translucent brain.

Articulation:
She actually has different articulation, but it’s not improved. It’s WORSE!

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Thanks to his little brick legs, she doesn’t have any leg articulation. I guess I can’t penalize it too much, since this is a design choice. Still, less articulation is bad, mmmkay?! On the plus side, the brick makes her taller than most Legos.

Accessories:
As with most the figures in this set, she comes with a small weapon.

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She gets a ray gun. In fact it’s the exact same ray gun that came with the Robot figure. It’s cast in a lighter gray this time and instead of a long translucent beam, it gets a little “button” that’s translucent. Fair enough.

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You also get a plain black Lego brick stand. Same as it ever was.

Value:
I never did take a chance on the Alien Conquest figures because even at clearance prices, they were fairly expensive and I don’t really have much time to do brick building. The King of Legos I am not. Still at $3, this was a nice little foray into that realm.

Score Recap:
Packaging – 2
Sculpt/Paint – 8
Articulation – 4
Accessories – 6
Value – 9
Overall: 7

These are nice little figures. I think Series 8 had some of the more creative options of the last few sets. It’s definitely able to appeal to someone like me who might pass on a clown Lego but would buy a robot or an alien. Spoiler alert on a future Lego review…

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And if you don’t like his brick legs, you can always rip off some spare legs from a regular Lego man and give her that added articulation. Leaving the room open for some serious custom possibilities. That’s not a BAD thing, that’s…a GOOD thing! Right DDP?

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