5005251 Penguin Winter Hut became available towards the end of 2018 and we are celebrating World Penguin Day by publishing a review! This fun minifigure is based upon the Penguin Boy from Series 16 of the Collectable Minifigures so should prove quite impressive, especially given the inclusion of some printed skis.
Take a closer look after the break...
The new Penguin Suit Girl shares numerous aspects of its design with the Penguin Boy, featuring the same headgear which looks great. I love the orange beak and the beady eyes along with the feathered texture on top. Furthermore, the white area of this mask lines up neatly with the printed torso, although that is partially covered by a scarf that continues onto the back of the minifigure.
A pattern consisting of fish and snowflakes decorates this scarf which seems suitable for the character. Her flippers are look fantastic while the feet are decorated with orange highlights, again corresponding with the Penguin Boy. However, this head is exclusive and includes some freckles alongside a smiling expression. The design is comparatively simple but new printed designs are always welcome.
This minifigure wears a pair of magenta skis which have appeared on two earlier occasions, although they now include an excellent snowflake design. LEGO has not printed this component before so I am surprised and pleased that they decided to do so here. As usual, the skis are designed so they can be placed together and held in a minifigure's hand but the Penguin Girl has no hands to grip them!
LEGO has produced several promotional minifigures which incorporate elements introduced within the Collectable Minifigures theme and 5005251 Penguin Winter Hut is among my favourites. It does seem similar to the Penguin Boy, although it would be difficult to adjust the design too much without moving away from the fundamental features of a penguin. The magenta skis are a welcome addition as well.
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