LEGO Hockey Toys

Lego Hockey Toys NHL Dave Delisle 2011 davesgeekyhockey.com

Above: Tim Thomas (left) and Alexander Ovechkin. I chose Thomas because he always appears to be smiling like that.

As you know I love LEGO about as much as I love hockey. Oddly enough, I only have one LEGO item in my possession: a hockey player minifig from a few years back. As you can see, that figure looks more like a football player, with the cage mask and shoulder pads.

LEGO could’ve done better with that minifig. It just needed a simple helmet and clear plastic visor, like LEGOvechkin up there. It would be like a car racer or astronaut helmet sans chin strap. In LEGO’s defense, they probably felt compelled to add accessories, hence the football shoulder pads.

Saying that, I feel a line of minifigs based on NHL players would be awesome. Of all the sports, hockey would translate best to LEGO. Because at a passing glance, a minifig with a helmet and stick is so readily identifiable as a hockey player.

I’m sure you are currently saying something along the lines “What are you rambling on for, Dave? WANT. Gimme gimme gimme!” I would love nothing more than to make these toys a reality for you. While you could probably make a skater easily enough with existing parts, a goalie would require many unique parts:

Lego Hockey Toys NHL Dave Delisle 2011 davesgeekyhockey.com

Unique hand pieces, stick, helmet, and pads. So LEGO or a third party company would have to make these molds.

One thing I should mention, is that actual LEGO NHL minifigs wouldn’t look this detailed. They usually just apply a decal to the front and back of the torso, and that’s it. No wraparound graphics. At least you’d have the team logo on the front, and name/number on the back. Additional decals could be added to the arms and legs.

Also if you check out that goalie stick, I made a bend so the hand can grasp it. An actual NHL goalie did this as well (just 2 bends not 3, looked like this), which was genius because he didn’t have to turn his wrist to hold onto the stick. This was an 80’s/90’s goalie. Anyone recall who?

So how can we get these made? Write a letter to LEGO? The NHL? The NHLPA? I’d say none of the above. I believe the answer is McDonald’s Canada, which has done many promotions with LEGO toys and released numerous NHL collectibles over the years. Sadly they don’t have an e-mail contact but you can call them or send snail-mail. Details here.

Here is hoping these see the light of day eventually.

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Posted on January 8, 2012, in Hockey Collectibles and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. They could be 3d printed. Posting them to thingiverse.com would get the DIY 3d Printer crowd interested. If you like the idea of giving the designs away, at all. Great models BTW.

  2. they are alsome

  3. they are cool think u can send me some

  4. Man can I buy this O.O. !.!

    I am a goalie and I try too make this stuff all the time but it always fails.

  5. Maybe one day there will be one, these guys did baseball and now football. http://www.oyosportstoys.com/

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