You’re not going to believe this, but I woke up last night and found myself face-to-face with what I believe was a pair of alien beings. Even with these short creatures present, the room was eerily silent. I was frozen in fear – wondering if I had been selected for some kind of probe.
Turns out, I was just looking at a propped up LEGO minifig five-pack: Alien Conquest (853301).
While I don’t advocate truly abducting these minifigs, I would say that they should stand out in your collection. Not to mention, it would be awfully interesting to see these alien heads on the body of, say, a fairy tale character. That would REALLY disturb your sleep.
I’ve never been abducted by aliens, I’ve never witnessed a UFO, and I’m pretty sure the ancient astronaut theory is more cogent than half the belief systems on the planet – but these minifigures are a sure thing. I didn’t hesitate to snap up the pack, given that I hadn’t yet acquired an Alien Conquest set. $15 is a good going rate for five fresh LEGO minifigs. Impulse buy? Sure.
As I describe in the video, the LEGO store clerk was friendly enough to gave me a choice before buying this set – but the alternative was less interesting for me. Would you have decided differently? Watch and wonder:
Ultimately, I think I’m coming out of the bin as a minifig maniac. Not to say that LEGO bricks aren’t interesting enough themselves, but there’s just something wonderful about these little guys, gals, or things (if aliens don’t have a gender). Our blue-clad heroes are just a bonus. More than anything, I’m just happy to see LEGO producing minifig sets that collectors can truly enjoy – unlike the new LEGO magnet sets, which are still subject to a bone-headed corporate “solvent” decision.
No need to be green with envy, though – I’m sure there are plenty of Alien Conquest minifig packs to go around. Even if the idea of intelligent life on another planet freaks you out, don’t let that stop you from
abducting adopting a few aliens. If they get hungry, just feed ’em the included lawyer minifig (actually, I don’t know if this minifig is a lawyer – I’m just saying that it looks like he’s ready to sue you).