February 20, 2003

LEGO is getting into the sports collectible business with tiny interlocking NBA pros. See what your favorite players would look like with jug-shaped heads and missing noses. The injection-molded hair on Dirk Nowitzki and stubbly beard on Predrag Stojakovic are particularly flattering. (Via The Shifted Librarian)

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:15 AM - 10 comments

Man, the Nowitzki one is horrible. How come he's the only one that got the helmet treatment? I wonder if it's removable and you could slap it on, say, Vince Carter.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:29 AM on February 20, 2003

I am curious why Nowitzki got his hair deal, and Nash did not. Ah well...

posted by bcb2k2 at 09:46 AM on February 20, 2003

Jesus - as if Dirk wasn't ugly enough in real life. That doll looks more like Don Nelson

posted by vito90 at 10:34 AM on February 20, 2003

This is hilarious! I particularly enjoyed Chris Webber's figurine, as they captured his utter fatheadedness. One question, though when will Lego be sued by Otto Pilot, the blow-up doll from "Airplane!" These little fellas all bear a striking resemblance to him. Also, on my Christmas wish list right now the Lego NBA All-Stars Gold Club arena! Teach your children how Michael and the big-time stars spend their down time! Extra feature: Patrick Ewing's doll comes with his own big peg to seat dancers!

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:58 AM on February 20, 2003

wfrazerjr - you are in the hizzouse

posted by vito90 at 11:17 AM on February 20, 2003

Thanks, vito! I have no idea what you just said. Does that have anything to do with me being the bomb? Oh well ... word to your aunt!

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:52 PM on February 20, 2003

Great links. I now have gifts for all of my nieces and nephews for all of their birthdays this year!

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:02 PM on February 20, 2003

Where's the soccer version? They already have the table soccer set. (And these excellent beat the goalie -- with hilarious big goalie hands -- and precision shooting sets as well.) Why not personalize the players? You know it's gonna be good!

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:18 PM on February 20, 2003

It's funny that it says "Jason Kidd," but it's clearly TJ. Antoine Walker's figure is perfectly to scale except for the bump on the top.

posted by yerfatma at 04:22 PM on February 20, 2003

Memo to LEGO: Go back to blocks and stay there!!

posted by The Crossjammer at 11:55 PM on February 20, 2003

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