The latest batch of blind-bagged characters is the 21st regular series to hit shelves, but the LEGO Group isn’t out of ideas just yet – despite the reduction from 16 to 12 minifigures.
It has had to turn to slightly more obscure source material, though, as with this series’ Paddle Surfer. But even then, maybe it’s just ahead of the curve: the water sport of stand-up paddle boarding has apparently exploded in popularity in recent years, so it’s perhaps not as obscure as it might seem.
Placing the Paddle Surfer on a stretch of ocean would have been pretty basic, so we’ve turned to the LEGO Group’s growing collection of sea creatures to breathe some life into this vignette – along with a loving hat-tip to a classic LEGO theme in our poor undersea pirate captain. Perhaps our favourite detail in this build, though, is the use of trans-blue Super Heroes power blast elements to recreate splashing water above the surface.
I'm long-time LEGO fan who fully emerged from my ‘dark age’ in 2014, after three children and a lot of LEGO building reignited my interest. My first love is Classic Space – they're the first sets I owned – and this passion is reflected in my creations as a recurring theme. You can see my LEGO builds on Flickr, where my handle is justin_m_winn.