Friday, 7 November 2014

Warrior Woman – Lego Minifigures (Series 10)

Series 10 was definitely one of my least-favourite in the Minifigures range, but it still had some highlights. One of them was the subject of today’s review – the Warrior Woman. Actually, let’s be upfront about who this really is – it’s Xena, central character of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, the Sam Raimi-created, ancient Greece-inspired series that ruled TV screens all around the world during the mid- to late-90s.

Though the series finished up in 1999 and 2001 respectively, they have never really gone away. Xena in particular (and by extension, Lucy Lawless) still has an incredibly dedicated fanbase, who follow Lucy Lawless’ past and current career intently. As for myself? Strangely, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a complete episode of either Hercules or Xena; I’m actually more familiar with Lucy Lawless from her appearances on The Simpsons, Flight of the Conchords and Parks & Recreation.

Nonetheless, I can recognise her massive influence on popular and geek culture alike, and it’s pretty easy to spot a lookalike. I mean, this minifigure even has Lucy Lawless’ distinctive cheekbones!

However, since for legal purposes she’s not actually Xena (or Lucy Lawless), she doesn’t have a chakram or sword; rather, she is carrying a spear and shield, emblazoned with an eagle-esque bird.
The pieces here are nothing new; the spear and shield have both been seen a number of times, and the hair is the same as Intergalactic Girl, though cast in black. One thing to note is that it’s not dissimilar to Wonder Woman’s hair – minus the tiara. So if you want to make it look like WW has just thrown her tiara, now you have a way to do it.  

At the Lupine Book Club, we only use the very best special effects

I missed this figure on first release, but picked it up on eBay recently. Currently it’s still readily available at a reasonable price, but I’d suggest getting in relatively quick if you’re keen to own her. 

Alongside the Battle Goddess (from series 12) and Wonder Woman, this minifigure adds to a small but steadily growing collection of female Greek badasses. Another great addition to the collection, and highly recommended for all Xena fans. Now we just need a "Gabrielle" to go with this "Xena"...and hopefully a "Hercules" too.  

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