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Something interesting I noticed about the Spy minifigure from CMF 16.
Apologies if this is not allowed, but, I felt like this was worth sharing.
Well, not the minifigure itself, but rather, that hose nozzle thing in his left hand. I assume it's meant to represent some sort of weapon, but, to most people, it probably doesn't look like a gun. That included me, until a while back when I stumbled on a real but very obscure gun.
This is the Welrod. The Welrod is a British made pistol from WWII. The weapon has a built in silencer, and is supposedly very quiet gun. Aside from looking like that piece, how does a Lego minifigure tie into this?
Well, because said minifigure is called Spy. The Welrod was meant to be an assassin's pistol with no markings to identify its origin, just in case one fell into the hands of the Germans. It was meant for use against high value targets. It was developed in extreme secrecy.
It may just be sheer coincidence and I'm just overthinking things. While the minifigure itself most likely does not have anything to do with WWII, a spy minifigure with an existing Lego piece that convienently resembles an extremely obscure gun that was basically a spy gun seems a bit too coincidental to me. What do you think?