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Skeleton Yorick[1] is a Castle and Pirates minifigure. He is based on the physical skeleton minifigure introduced in 2013, although he canonically makes his debut as a specific character in LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed in 2020.

Description

Yorick is a generic skeleton, depicted with the 2013 redesign with vertical Skulkin arms. In LEGO Legacy, when he uses his abilities, he dresses up as a medieval king and a pirate. As a king, he features the crown, beard, and cape of the Classic King. As a pirate, he wears a black bicorne with a Jolly Roger pattern and a red feather plume; has an orange Beard For Mage; and swaps out his right leg for a pegleg, represented with a brown Stick Ø 3.2 W. Holder. During his victory animation, he also carries around a black top hat, similar to the Forbidden Skeleton.

Background

Yorick trained at the Ghoul-liard School of the Arts to become a thespian actor, able to perform any role required of him. He is eager to help, even if he is not particularly strong or smart.

In LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, Yorick is an Explorer/Builder support unit with the abilities "Take a Break", "Bone to Pick", "Jolly Bones", and "Role Player". He is notable for being both an Explorer and a Builder, as well as being classified in both the Castle and Pirates themes, allowing him to partake in a wide variety of teams.

Notes

  • Yorick is presumably named after the deceased court jester from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, famed for the scene of Prince Hamlet holding Yorick's skull.
  • The 2013 skeleton minifigure has appeared in many sets of different themes, including licensed themes such as Star Wars and Marvel; however, none of them have been explicitly identified as Yorick himself. With Yorick being classified as a Pirates minifigure, he is likely to be the skeleton in 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay, 31109 Pirate Ship, and/or 31084 Pirate Roller Coaster; and being classified as a Castle minifigure, he may also be the skeleton later appearing in 31120 Medieval Castle. Yorick's role in LEGO Legacy may be representative of LEGO skeletons in general regardless of theme or story context, with his trivia referencing the first skeleton minifigures (including Skully) that simultaneously debuted in Royal Knights and Pirates sets in 1995.

Appearances

Note: Because Skeleton Yorick uses the generic skeleton minifigure, it is uncertain which (if any) of the following sets feature Yorick specifically. Therefore, this article only lists Pirates and Castle-themed sets featuring the 2013 skeleton.

Video Game Appearances

LEGO Description

LEGO.com-icon-yellow.png This is a description taken from LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. Do not modify it.

A calcium-fortified support unit who is always down to lend a hand. (Literally!) Just don't expect him to be the brains or muscle of your team.

Trivia
There are no small parts, only small monsters. Classically trained at Ghoul-liard School of the Arts, Yorick is a master thespian, and the perfect character actor. He dives deep into any role he’s given. A Spooky Skeleton? Prepare to be spooked! A Goofy Skeleton? Prepare to be goofed! No matter the role, Yorick gives it his all.

Not Alive Since 1995
Debuted in 1995 and was redesigned in 2013.

Havin' a Ball
Originally used ball-and-socket joints for all his limbs.


References

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