Lego Team GB minifigs pictures and hands-on

The Olympics are almost upon us and to celebrate Lego has created an exclusive range of Lego minifigs for you to collect to get into the spirit.  

Pocket-lint convinced Lego to send us some ahead of the July release so we could have a play. 

Like the hugely popular limited-edition Lego minifigs already available in the shops, the figures are sealed so you can't see what you are getting, lucky dip style. 

We got a relay runner, a gymnast, a swimmer, a boxer and a women doing judo, but there are nine sports represented in total. 

The full list includes a brawny boxer, a stealth swimmer, relay runner, judo fighter, tactical tennis player, flexible gymnast, wondrous weightlifter, horseback rider and agile archer.

Each figurine has its own accessory such as bow and arrow, boxing gloves and weights.

The Stealth Swimmer

Like a fish in the water, the Stealth Swimmer is ready to torpedo through the water into pole position.

Relay Runner

Sprinting to reach the winning line, could this give Team GB a relay victory?

Judo Fighter

Taking down her opponent’s one at a time, this mistress of martial arts knocks down anything in her way to grasp that gold medal.

The Brawny Boxer

Punching his way to the top, this lean machine in blue is ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee for Team GB!

Flexible Gymnast

Balance and co-ordination is the name of the game for this agile Olympic contender.

The commemorative range will be sold from 1 July for £1.99 each in John Lewis, Argos, Tesco, WH Smith, Smyths and Toys R Us.

The 2012 Olympic Games kick off in London on 27 July, with the Paralympics finishing on 9 September.