Wednesday, October 2, 2013
31 Days of Toy Terror: Scarecrow from Lego Minifigures Series 11
Size- 1 5/8th inches tall
Articulation- swivel hips, swivel shoulders, swivel wrists, swivel neck.
Accessories- Pitchfork, hat, crow, stand, and a Minifigures Series 11 checklist
First thing's first: remember that when it comes down to it, this is a basic Lego minifigure. Our scarecrow here is made up of the same legs, torso, and cylindrical head of nearly every other Lego minifigure you've ever seen or owned. That's not a bad thing, though, as it means he fits in perfectly with the rest of his Lego kinfolk. What really differentiates him from the pack are his incredibly impressive paint job and his accessories.
The accessories complete our scarecrow, although they also imply that he might not be doing a very good job. He comes with a pitchfork that can easily be held in both hands. It's a piece that I've seen before, but one that's perfectly suited for this agrarian themed minifigure. The accessories that seem to be brand new to this guy are his hat and the crow that sits on his hat. The hat looks like a floppy brown hat with a band around it and another little patch stamped on. If Lego repainted it, it could really make a good gardening hat or a women's Easter bonnet. It has a little hole on top which the crow can easily plug into. It's a neat, simple little crow sculpt, although I wish there was a way for the crow to stand on standard Lego studs. He's an unusual Lego piece, more akin to the feathers and such from Lego pirates and knights.
The little Lego minifigures are always fun, and this guy is certainly one of my favorites from recent sets. He's not only well constructed and designed, but he fills a great hole in many Lego displays. Scarecrows are a natural addition to any farm or Halloween scene, so it's nice to be able to get one of these guys at a very reasonable price. I know that if I run across anymore, I'll certainly rush to pick them up, as having a few of these guys in my haunted Lego world would just look fantastic!
Confirmed: Great and a 1/2