The recent unveiling of the Wizarding World Collectable Minifigures series created a great deal of excitement for many different reasons, perhaps the most notable of which is the new pair of medium-sized legs.
These fill the space between the existing short and standard legs, suiting teenage characters such as the pupils at Hogwarts. Today we are going to take a closer look at the brand new legs, showing how they compare with other elements as well as their range of motion.
The new medium-sized legs are one plate taller than the short variant, modeled by Professor Flitwick, and one plate shorter than the standard legs worn by Cedric Diggory. I think this is a perfect size for a teenage character and am looking forward to seeing how the legs might be used in other themes in the future.
Harry Potter's legs are decorated with some robe details but they are also available in plain black and in blue. The proportions between the feet and the curved 'thighs' look superb, matching the standard legs rather than the shorter ones.
The reverse includes holes to receive two studs along with indentations for a couple more towards the top. Minifigures with medium-sized legs can therefore sit down on a studded surface quite comfortably, just like minifigures with full-length legs.
LEGO chairs were originally designed in 1980 for minifigures of normal height so figures with medium-length legs appear somewhat awkward when seated, as demonstrated in the image below. Nevertheless, this represents a considerable improvement over the short legs which cannot sit down at all.
Furthermore, the articulation is identical to that of the full-length minifigure legs. They are displayed at their forward and backward extremities below, which is absolutely perfect for a sprinting pose.
We will be publishing our full review of the Wizarding World Collectable Minifigures series shortly so keep an eye on the homepage for that.
Which characters would you most like to see with medium-sized legs? Let us know in the comments.