The waiter is a figure from the series 9 figures which I received whilst opening the silvery coloured plastic bags the figures are distributed from.
The figure itself is made from 7 parts, which includes the figure stand itself. The head features a neutral facial expression with long eye brows and a moustache which splits in the middle, giving the figure a formal look.
He also features a bow tie suit printing with buttons and lines on where the suit itself lies. There is no back printing, although this figure doesn't need any considering he's wearing a suit.
He features a lines hair piece as well as plain black leg pieces as well as a green bottle (which is presumably wine or water) and also includes a tray, which makes him look the part but can't actually stick the bottle on which makes holding it very weak whilst on display.
Overall, quite a nice figure which depicts a waiter figure very well, despite not having many interesting features or being one of the more desired figures in the series and is one good for usage in cafe,restaurant and city settings. One figure I would recommend for the collection.
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Set #71000 Waiter: This is one of the hardest to find from Series 9, there are only 2 in each case and I had to search through quite a large number of them just to find it. Still I'm glad I managed it, but LEGO should have really had more Waiters in the cases instead of more Mr. Good and Evils, personally.
The waiter doesn't have much in the way of unique prints, LEGO City and Town have had waiters before, this is a more modern interpretation of the character. The torso printing is the only printing besides his facial print of course, and it's single-sided. He's got a nice looking white undershirt with black jacket, black tie and black cumberbund.
Accessories include the new bottle piece in a nice transparent green colour, with a logo printed on the front with grapes, definitely a nice piece you'll want to have more of. (Perhaps LEGO will include this print and piece in other sets in the future.) He also has a new tray, a wide oval tray that he can use to bring the wine. His facial print has a nice pencil thin mustache and a sort of put-upon expression. The Computer Programmer's hair is being re-used here, in the exact same black colour, which is a bit unfortunate. Not too bad though.
Overall I'd have to say that this Mini-Figure is one of the better offerings from series 9 and quite sought after from the Collectible Mini-Figures series. Definitely recommend taking the time to track him down, via Bricklink, the feel method or other online sources if necessary.
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The waiter is worth the money. Give him a good tip, everybody, because he brings to your table:
- A classic black tie suit jacket
- A bottle of wine with a label
- White gloved hands (not all that common)
- An educated face with a slightly worried expression; and
- A tray which fits on a hand but is smooth on the top, making it a piece with the sort of profile that hasn't really ever appeared in Lego before.
I didn't realize until I opened my waiter envelope that the tray is oval, rather than round. Or that it's perfectly flat on the top, with a small ridge around the edge. Which means it can fit sideways on a single stud, to augment a castle or a viking ship, or to serve as a picture frame or a mirror, with the right size sticker. I found I had to pose him with the tray in one hand, while the other hand clutched the bottle by its neck, because it doesn't sit very securely on the flat tray. But overall, I was very happy with him, and with the items that accompany him.
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