Release Year: 2015
The parts in this set are very bright, vivid colours that look great. When I opened the bags, the colours just spilled out! The set introduced two parts in new colours – the round 1×1 tile in medium nougat, and the 1×3 brick with bow and no studs in dark green. You get three and four each respectively, so it’s not bad. The 1×1 tile is still only available in this set, while the other is in another three. Many of the other parts appear in very few sets, so it’s a good set to grab, and if you can, to get an extra one. There are hinges, slope plates, bow plates, and plenty more.
While I only built the parrot, the build was really good. You first start off with the fly, which is very cute!
Ok, let’s take a look at how it rates.
There are a fair few elements in here that are not in many other sets. While there aren’t too many that this set introduces, the colours in the set as a whole are really great.
The pooping mechanism is hilarious and very clever, but it’s really only funny a few times. The wings are able to be positioned in a number of different ways, as well as the feet, and the frog has some mobility also, but I’ve got the feeling the parrot is a bit of a one trick pony. It’s good though, that the other models are available, as well as a whole stack of other community created ones. I reckon kids will love it, so it gets a high score.
This is for the parrot at least. There are plenty of good SNOT techniques here, and the hinges add a little extra. Plus the extra models, it gets a nice score.
Design / Appearance: 9
I’m really impressed with the design. It looks great, and is full of vibrant colour. The back of the parrot is a little unimpressive, but there’s really not much that could be done I guess. The wings are brilliant, and it looks like the real world counterpart.
Value for Money / Collectibility: 9
The value for money here is pretty good. It’s cheap per element, currently at around .10c new, and this is increasing in it’s used value. It’s increased in value over the last month, and will be interesting to see where this goes in a few month’s time. As far as being part of a collection, it’s the only pooping bird that LEGO has done, and it’s part of the highly sought after brick built animals collection, so it’s definitely worth getting.