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This minifigure has only appeared in video game(s)
Although this article is about an official minifigure, it never existed in physical form or appeared in any official LEGO sets.

Brickster-Bots[1], alternatively written as Bricksterbots,[2] are recurring enemies from the LEGO Island series.

Description

Brickster-Bots tend to vary in appearance between different games, but they consistently have a grey cube-shaped head, grey hands, and a white torso with prisoner stripes and the number "23768" (matching that of the Brickster). Depending on the game, their arms may be white or grey, and their legs may be grey or black.

In the PC version of LEGO Island 2, certain Brickster-Bots have differently-colored heads, being red, blue, yellow, or green. In the PS1 version, the color variations have the colors on their shirts rather than their heads.

In LEGO Island 2 and in Soccer Mania cutscenes, Brickster-Bots had 1x1 plates attached to their feet, which appear to be embedded rocket boosters allowing them to fly. In Island Xtreme Stunts and the box art for Soccer Mania, the 1x1 plates were removed from the design, though they still have boosters in their feet.

In LEGO Island 2 and Soccer Mania, Brickster-Bots have hands that are closer to hexagonal shapes to emphasize their robotic appearance, while normal minifigures have round hands in those games.

Background

The Brickster-Bots are the robotic henchmen of the Brickster, originating from Ogel Island.

The Brickster-Bots originally appeared in the video game LEGO Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge, acting as common recurring enemies on the stages on LEGO Island. They can be stunned by throwing pizzas at them or hitting them with a double pizza splat, and their heads are then collected by Pepper when he gets close to them, though visually the Brickster-Bots appear to just vanish. The differently-colored Brickster-Bots must be tracked down and defeated in order to progress, while the normal grey-headed Brickster-Bots are merely optional.

In the Game Boy Color version of LEGO Island 2, Pepper shoots pizzas at them from a handheld Pizza Chukka. Initially this simply stuns the Brickster-Bots briefly, but an upgraded Pizza Chukka given to Pepper by a Forestman on Castle Island makes their heads explode, causing them to collapse into a pile of pieces.

The Brickster-Bots also appeared in Island Xtreme Stunts, where they mostly caused mischief around the island and aided in filming the movie Xtreme Stunts. They live at the construction site and have stolen wheels from Nubby Stevens, blown off Papa Brickolini's hat, and push you away. Throwing pizzas at them stuns them, while landing a double pizza splat on them while they aren't stunned defeats them completely.

Six Bricksterbots also appeared in the video game Soccer Mania, as the penultimate team to face off, as they stand between the player's team and the Brickster's personal Intergalactic team. These Bricksterbots are simply named Bricksterbot 1, Bricksterbot 2, Bricksterbot 3, Bricksterbot 4, Bricksterbot 5, and Bricksterbot 6, and they are all identical in appearance, although they have differing stats (with Bricksterbot 1 being the goalkeeper). They all have perfect stats (272/272) in speed, and most of them also have perfect shooting and/or passing.[3]

Notes

  • Brickster-Bots have different names in different language options of LEGO Island 2; due to being named after the Brickster, their names are often altered in order to match his respective name in that language. The Brickster-Bot is called Cool-Bot in Danish, Stein-Boter (Brick-Bot) in German, Robrique (Robrick) in French, Briccobot (a portmanteau of rascal and robot) in Italian, and Blokbotten (Blockbones) in Dutch.
  • Brickster-Bots were more complex in their conceptual stages than they were in the final version of Brickster's Revenge. Originally, they were going to hold islanders (including Darren, the DJ, and Dr. Clickitt) hostage and Pepper would have to defeat the Brickster-Bots to rescue the hostages. Pepper was going to have more phrases to utter while hitting or missing the Brickster-Bots, suggesting that combat was probably going to be more complicated; the Infomaniac would have told Pepper to click on a Brickster-Bot’s head after he rescued Dr. Clickitt. An unimplemented conversation between the DJ and Pepper revealed that the initial plan regarding the music idea was to use the radio to lure the Brickster-Bots to the police station, and Pepper would have to continually pick up batteries to keep the radio charged. Capturing the red-headed Brickster-Bot would have also provided the phase-adjusted power supply for the Infomaniac's mainframe. Defeating another Brickster-Bot would have supplied the Infomaniac with the materials that he needed to design a holo projector booster (for telecommunicating with Pepper). Another Brickster-Bot would have detected Constructopedia pages at any distance, and another would have had the ability to detect and track Pepper’s presence.[4]

Appearances

  • LEGO Island Comic Adventures

Video Game Appearances

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