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Awesome post title.

Could only be improved by addition of "legopolis" joke.
posted by weston at 4:17 PM on October 5, 2015 [11 favorites]


Kicking myself now.
posted by Artw at 4:17 PM on October 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


It must be hard to run with legs that only bend at the hip.
posted by nathan_teske at 4:18 PM on October 5, 2015


Well, that's my daughter's Christmas sorted, then.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 4:24 PM on October 5, 2015 [6 favorites]


I enjoy the fact that the Weeping Angel minifig is and of itself a Weeping Angel in Who mythos. Hopefully it'll terrify some children.
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 4:25 PM on October 5, 2015 [10 favorites]


Let's see how my savings account is...

EXTERMINATE!
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:29 PM on October 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


They got Matt Smith's cheekbones right with just a line on each side - very well done.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 4:29 PM on October 5, 2015


( Before I look, I'm going to guess that it's rather short on women.)
posted by wotsac at 4:32 PM on October 5, 2015


The eyebrows don't look very cross to me.
posted by zooropa at 4:41 PM on October 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I can't believe they excluded the 9th Doctor, as Christopher Eccleston already resembles a minifig with its hair popped off.
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:42 PM on October 5, 2015 [5 favorites]


Continued bitterness that my favorite era was riiiiight before the international merchandising really started getting cranked up to, well, Eleven.
posted by soren_lorensen at 4:49 PM on October 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


LEGO tributes to the Doctor are legion, and most just go with a lightsaber handle topped with a colored bit at the end for the screwdriver. So it does my LEGO geek heart good that the LEGO folks just went and created a new piece for the official set. Wheeee!
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 4:52 PM on October 5, 2015


Yep, that solves a couple of Christmas/Hanukkah problems.
posted by sfred at 4:52 PM on October 5, 2015


How do we know this isn't one of the Celestial Toymaker's tricks?
posted by RonButNotStupid at 4:55 PM on October 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Figured this would be inevitable after the LEGO Dimensions game centers around the Doctor. (Or does it, I merely want to spend ridiculous amounts of money on a game involving Benny and his spaceship, Doctor Who, Batman, etc., etc., etc.)
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 4:59 PM on October 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


The original proposal put together by a guy named Anthony Clark (apparently not the webcomicker) included minifigs for the 10th Doctor and Rose, the 4th Doctor (with removable scarf), a Cyberman and K-9. Also I liked the look of his 12th Doctor fig better (LEGO's making him look even MORE like Pertwee). Still, you've got to know there will be a booming market for add-on minifigs. (let's get the guy who made the Marvel Superheros to work on this!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:21 PM on October 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


http://cox-supergroups.com/ShutUpAndTakeMyMoneyCard.png
posted by w0mbat at 6:39 PM on October 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


( Before I look, I'm going to guess that it's rather short on women.)

No more or less than the actual show. It's Doctor and Companion, plus another Doctor so he can regenerate, plus three monsters of indeterminate gender.

The Clara figure looks like it would double quite nicely as an Amy Pond figure, actually.
posted by brianrobot at 7:10 PM on October 5, 2015


Needs an Amy Pond and a Rory!

12th Doctor's hair looks like he's wearing a 18th century powdered wig.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:38 PM on October 5, 2015


Needs an Amy Pond and a Rory!

You're too late, the Weeping Angel figure already sent them back in time to the 1930s New York playset
posted by brianrobot at 7:51 PM on October 5, 2015 [8 favorites]


At least the villains are of indeterminate gender, and they didn't photoshop Clara out.
posted by wotsac at 8:12 PM on October 5, 2015


Yeah, totally just bought a Wii U so I can buy the Doctor Who pack for Lego Dimensions next month. If I had any money left, I'd be throwing it at this right now. The BBC and Lego are conspiring against my paycheck.
posted by Ruki at 8:27 PM on October 5, 2015


Oh, but that hair, though. I actually thought they were starting with Hartnell when I saw the box.
posted by Ruki at 8:29 PM on October 5, 2015


I want this very badly but I also want my Tom Baker with scarf and K-9.
posted by immlass at 9:27 PM on October 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Will this spawn some special subcult. who'll keep their knowledge in a timey-winey, bricky-wiki sort of way?
posted by Devonian at 11:25 PM on October 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Me to Husband: look! Loooooook!
Him: oh, great xmas present for kid
Me: Um, sure...we could get him one too...
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 11:27 PM on October 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


I just started watching Doctor Who... Just finished season 4. So far my favourite is Donna so I'm sad there aren't more mini-figs of companions...
posted by Pendragon at 1:52 AM on October 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is pretty nice! The Tardis and Daleks in particular looks awesome, some great SNOT* work there.

(*Studs Not On Top, a more advanced building technique used to mount Lego pieces sideways)
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:24 AM on October 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Really? Donna? The most loathsome companion since Adric?
posted by salmacis at 4:10 AM on October 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


Really? Donna? The most loathsome companion since Adric?

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

(Donna is my fave, followed by Turlough, because even as a kid I really enjoyed the idea of a fairly amoral companion, plus in retrospect it's clear that somebody really wanted to get Johnny Rotten in a TARDIS)
posted by Shepherd at 4:27 AM on October 6, 2015 [8 favorites]


The Clara figure looks like it would double quite nicely as an Amy Pond figure, actually.

That was my exact thought - why does Clara have reddish/brown hair rather than black hair?
posted by jbickers at 5:29 AM on October 6, 2015


I thought Clara's hair was brown?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:41 AM on October 6, 2015


Luckily I probably have enough bits to put together Ninth Doctor and Rose figures already. Seventh Doctor and Ace will be trickier, which is a shame as Lego Daleks are just right for blowing up with nitro-9.
posted by permafrost at 5:43 AM on October 6, 2015


Donna was ace. Best companion since Leela.
posted by alasdair at 6:06 AM on October 6, 2015


I didn't expect it would have all of the features that the one submitted originally did and they did a nice job with the mix I think. I'll have to make my own Rose minifig but since her Doctor isn't there it makes sense that she's not. It makes no sense that Amy and Rory are missing though. I miss them. River, not so much.

I was 2 years ahead of the game with the set my son made me which still sits on my desk at work. I prefer mine for sentimental reasons, but I'm sure we'll be getting at least one of the official sets. My son probably wants his Harry Potter parts back sometime anyway.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 7:13 AM on October 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Really? Donna? The most loathsome companion since Adric?

YOU TAKE THAT BACK! SONIC SCREWDRIVERS AT DAWN!

At any rate, I know what I'm going to be using my VIP points for in a few weeks (since they completely screwed over the Holiday Set fans)
posted by Lucinda at 7:15 AM on October 6, 2015


Really? Donna? The most loathsome companion since Adric?

OI, SHUT IT!!!!
posted by Pendragon at 7:24 AM on October 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


This would have been a fun one.

Fingers crossed someone at Lego or the BBC puts two and two together and realizes they can do a whole series of these.
posted by Artw at 7:27 AM on October 6, 2015


Artw: "Fingers crossed someone at Lego or the BBC puts two and two together and realizes they can do a whole series of these."

You realize you are talking about two of the most we-can-do-a-whole-series-of-these-iest organizations in the Universe, don't you?
posted by Rock Steady at 7:39 AM on October 6, 2015 [4 favorites]


BBC has kind of an odd relationship with things that work and make money.
posted by Artw at 7:42 AM on October 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


How does this compare to the other Doctor Who brick building sets already out there?
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:14 AM on October 6, 2015


Nobody cares about Megabloks or whatevs.
posted by Artw at 8:39 AM on October 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


How does this compare to the other Doctor Who brick building sets already out there?


These ones probably stay stuck together better, and have a cleaner and higher quality fit in general.
posted by OwlBoy at 10:54 AM on October 6, 2015


All the various Doctors exist in the new Lego Dimensions video game (The Doctor apparently flips between them in sequence every time he gets killed, which is a fun touch), which implies to me that Lego has secured image rights for all of them at least in some circumstances... I would be surprised if there don't end up being at least two or three more sets, with a couple different Doctors in each one.
posted by rifflesby at 5:40 PM on October 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Devonian: Will this spawn some special subcult. who'll keep their knowledge in a timey-winey, bricky-wiki sort of way?

People already keep (some) knowledge in a bricky-wiki.

Also, Donna may have been great but someone else was already Ace.
posted by traveler_ at 7:48 PM on October 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


It doesn't matter which Who characters you think are best.

What matters is that you are told that they're the wrong ones.
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 2:56 AM on October 7, 2015 [3 favorites]


Video

(Is this canon?)
posted by Artw at 9:47 AM on October 7, 2015


I'll be putting together a little army of weeping angels and moving them around when no one else is looking...
posted by duffell at 11:41 AM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wait, that's weird. That's not where I moved that one.
posted by duffell at 12:47 PM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


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