The worm has turned, gentlemen!
— The Soldier
The Lumbricus Lid (pronounced \ˈləm-brə-kəs\) is a promotional cosmetic item for the Soldier. It is a webbed M1 helmet adorned with Worms-style eyebrows and a Worms drawing on the left side. It also replaces the Soldier's default grenades with two "Holy Hand Grenades".
This item was awarded to players who purchased Worms Reloaded on Steam before September 2, 2010.
Performing the Grenade taunt kill with this item equipped plays the "Hallelujah" sound from the Worms series, originally from Handel's Messiah, and displays a unique kill icon ().
The kill icon for the Lumbricus Lid was contributed by Psyke.
- [Undocumented] The Lumbricus Lid was added to the game.
- Fixed the Lumbricus Lid not playing the correct sound during the Equalizer taunt.
- The Lumbricus Lid was given a unique kill icon.
December 15, 2011 Patch #1 (Australian Christmas 2011)
- Added "Grenades" equip region.
- Added the Limited attribute to the Lumbricus Lid.
- Lumbricus is the genus for an earthworm family that mainly resides in European countries.
- The Worm design on the helmet is the "Steal" weapon icon from Worms: Reloaded.
- The mesh on the helmet was based on WWII paratroop or Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion helmets, and allowed the soldiers to put camouflage on their helmet (i.e., leaves, branches, and assorted ferns).
- The Holy Hand Grenades are based on the globus crucigers.
- The Holy Hand Grenade is a reference to the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- Consequently, the grenade is also strikingly similar to the design of the scrapped Heal Grenade.
Announcement on Steam advertising the new item.
Pose from Meet the Soldier, recreated with the Lumbricus Lid and Holy Hand Grenades, featured on the TF2 Official Blog.