• Roman Commander

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    No, my good sir... I think YOU should step aside and let ME pass...

    Written by (AFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in Sweden,

    So series 10 has hit Sweden too. It looks like a very cool and varied series and LEGO seems to try their best to step it up for each series. I honestly think there's something for every taste and liking with series 10. I like the historic/mythological figures from each series and was pleasantly surprised to get the Roman Commander while doing some random shopping today.

    If you like the historic figures and if you have a couple of the Roman Soldier already, you can't afford to miss out on the commander. This is truly a stunning figure that you can use to re-enact Ancient MOCs, play or perhaps in a Lego City museum?

    The figure.

    Head: This guy comes with a stern one-sided face, eye-brows that "spell" d-e-c-i-s-i-o-n and he also has a week-long stubbly beard. This is someone that you don't mess around with and clearly needs to seek up a barber and a bath-tub.


    Torso: It is only printed at the front, but it is sufficient enough. Instead of the Roman Soldier's grey colour scheme they have used a darker grey, dotted with brown and bronze-coloured details. There's a small wolfs head at the top (homage to the founders of Rome and their legacy with the wolf) which I think is cool.


    Legs: They continue in the same colour-scheme as the torso (brown-bronze), giving the impression of leather armour. You can also see a darker red tunic underneath. The "feet" have sandals, represented by a thin line.

    Accessories: Being a commander (Centurion), this guy is distinguished from ordinary army men by his plumed helmet. That too is a more darker grey. The red plume is removable (unlike that of the Spartan Warrior's helmet) and is a new piece, I imagine. You also get a Roman short sword (gladius) and a red cloak.

    I am very impressed with this plastic guy. You should really try to get your hands on at least one if you are at all into history or cool Ancient warriors/mythology.

    Pros:

    • Historic figure.
    • Great, I really mean great detailing.
    • Centurion helmet!

    Cons:

    • None (unless you want yet another item, but who can be bricky, I mean picky?)

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    The General

    Written by (AFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in Canada,

    Set #71001 Roman Commander: At last the armies of Rome in LEGO have a commander.

    The Roman Commander Mini-Figure is one that a lot of fans of the Collectible Mini-Figures seem to have wanted since the Legionaire was first introduced. LEGO has not dissapointed the fans this time, they've given us a brilliant printed Mini-Fig to put next to the armies of Legionaires you've picked up. Provided you've managed to of course. The torso is only single-sided, but it has great detail work on the abdomen, the armor and the small wolf head shaped necklace.

    The legs have some printing as well, showing his armor and some strips on his feet meant to represent sandal straps. Accessory-wise he includes the Roman helmet, a sword and a new attachement to represent his status as the commander, this is the piece that can trip you up during the feel method if you're looking for any of the 1x2 tile pieces other Mini-Figures might have. He also comes with a nice dark red cape, a very nice piece and excellent for MOCing custom figures.

    Overall I'd say this is one of the better offerings from Series 10, it complements many other Mini-Figures from past series, especially the Legionaire and the Roman Emperor. Definitely recommended.

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