Release Year: 2015
Wall-E was Pixar’s standout success story in 2008, where it was loved by fans of all ages, all over the world. A beautiful animation about an adorable little robot. Being able to construct a Wall-E of my own, complete with it’s own touch of adorableness was a must. This set is beautifully put together, with som extremely clever build techniques, a nice variety of parts, and not a sticker in sight!
The creator, Angus Maclane, worked on the film itself, so had intimate knowledge of the character. He’s also a brilliant LEGO builder, so hand in hand, these two skill sets were bound to result in awesomeness.
Nothing new when it comes to moulds in this set, but there are loads of parts on a new colour – Bright Light Orange. It’s certainly bright! There are some nice printed tiles – great to see these over dreaded sticker sheet. There are the nice new tracks that were released earlier in 2015, and a plant as well. All in all, pretty good inclusions.
This set has a fair bit of movement in it. Obviously there’s the caterpillar tracks, which roll around quite nicely. The arms move forward and back, with some friction caused by a rubberised axle connector, and the hands can open up and rotate, and have the ability to hold the plant as well. The front opens up, the neck moves, and the eyes have that characteristic pivot in the centre. It’s probably not a set for playing as much as display, but there are so many different ways to position him, it’s a really fun set to get your hands on.
Design / Appearance: 10
This set is still available, so do yourself a favour and go and get it! It’s decently priced, has some nice new colours, and is a must for your collection. Second hand markets will see you spending a little more on a BNIB set, but just go straight to the source and save a bit of money while you can. This set is sure to skyrocket when it retires.
Next week I’m staying with the LEGO Ideas theme and moving on to 21302: The Big Bang Theory. After that, I’ll be heading back into the bulk lot of sets to see what else I uncovered.
Do you have 21303? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments!