Character Building Lego Dalek Sets Let You Have Fun with the Doctor’s Most Enduring Villains
Lego Dalek sets and micro-figures by Character Building let you have fun with one of Doctor Who’s most enduring villains. The Daleks are cyborgs from the planet Skaros who have implanted their mutant bodies into a tank-like mechanical shell. Purged of all emotion except hate, the Daleks lack pity or compassion and are motivated only by the desire to purge the universe of all non-Dalek life.
They were created by Doctor Who creator Terry Nation and were first introduced in December 1963 in the second Doctor Who serial The Daleks. The instant popularity of the Daleks helped turn Doctor Who from a Saturday morning educational program to a national phenomenon. The Daleks have since become so famous that their catchphrases such as “Exterminate!” and “We are the Supreme Beings!” have become part of British popular culture.
They also appeared in two theatrical films, Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 AD (1966) which starred Peter Cushing as the Doctor. The Daleks who appeared in these films also inspired the New Paradigm Daleks that first appeared in the episode Victory of the Daleks.
Character Building has produced two Dalek playsets:
The Dalek Factory is a highly detailed set that includes actual moving parts such as a conveyor belt on which you can put Dalek mini-figures, a swiveling machine arm that can hold Dalek figures and control panels as well as a Dalek parts hopper and a rejected parts bin. It comes with constructible red Dalek Drone and yellow Dalek Scientist figures. Designed for ages six and up, the Dalek Factory set lets you build your own Dalek army to conquer the universe. It is designed for ages five and up.
The Dalek Progenitor set is a highly-detailed replica of the Progenitor device on the Dalek spaceship which the New Paradigm Daleks emerged to disintegrate the “inferior” original models. The highly-detailed set comes with a white Dalek Supreme mini-figure. It is designed for ages six and up.
These Lego Dalek playsets are scaled to work with other Character Building Doctor Who micro-figures, such as the Dalek Army Builder Pack, which comes with five Dalek Drones, as well as the Doctor Who Micro-Figures series which feature figures of blue Dalek Strategist, Dalek Drones and Dalek: the Supreme. Lego Dalek Character Building sets are also designed to be compatible with Lego sets as well as other block-based construction sets.