Here's the press release from LEGO HQ. Last week's release was sent out by a different agency, apparently. Note the lack of the 'O' word anywhere in it:
OFFICIAL TEAM GB LEGO MINIFIGURES LAUNCHED
To celebrate the London 2012 Games, the number one selling toy in the UK market* is back with an exclusive special edition line of Team GB LEGO Minifigures.
With less than 71 days to go until the UK’s biggest sporting event of the century, for the first time in history LEGO has launched a special edition range of Team GB Minifigures. The collectible range will only be available in the UK to commemorate this once in a lifetime event for the nation.
The Team GB LEGO Minifigures spark the sporting imagination, so you can stage your very own Games.
At just £1.99 each, the Team GB LEGO Minifigures will be in stores from 1st July 2012 in John Lewis and other good high street retailers.
There are nine exclusive Team GB LEGO Minifigures in the line-up:
- Brawny Boxer Punching his way to the top, this lean machine in blue is ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee for Team GB!
- The Stealth Swimmer Like a fish in the water, the Stealth Swimmer is ready to torpedo through the water into pole position.
- Relay Runner Sprinting to reach the winning line, could this give Team GB a relay team victory?
- Judo Fighter Taking down her opponent’s one at a time, this mistress of martial arts knocks down anything in her way to grasp that gold medal.
- Tactical Tennis Player First on the court in his gleaming whites, this tennis ace will knock the white socks off of any competition.
- Flexible Gymnast Balance and co-ordination is the name of the game for this agile Olympic contender.
- Wondrous Weightlifter Powerlifting his personal best, the crowd looks on as this burley guy weighs up his chances of going for gold.
- Horseback rider Riding her way to the last hurdle, this athlete won’t be horsing around when it comes to winning!
- Agile Archer Complete with bow in hand, let’s hope this little fella will be on target on the day!
Here are pictures of them all on flickr:
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