After some pretty substantial leaks, we’ve finally got the official details of 70840: Welcome to Apocalypseburg!.
Available from Wednesday 16th January for VIP Early Access, this monster set weighs in at 3,178 pieces, and will set you back US $299.99 / DE €299.99 / UK £279.99 / AU $499.99. For everyone else, this will be available from February 1st. At that piece count, it means it’s the biggest set produced from both LEGO Movie set themes. Second place goes to 70810 Metalbeard’s Sea Cow from the first movie’s theme in 2014.
There is a monumental amount of detail, but the big drawcard for me, and a lot of people, is the section of the Statue of Liberty. All that Sand Green!
There’s an immense amount of detail in the head especially, and the flame looks perfect. The first time I saw this set, I wondered if anyone was going to attempt to complete the rest of the statue at this scale! Could it be done? Maybe…
This is a big set. At over 52cm high, 49cm wide and 33cm deep, it’s a set that will dwarf the modulars. The tallest modular I have to measure against is the Palace Cinema, and that only measures up at around 36cm high. This set is massive! To be honest, I’m looking around my LEGO room now and I’m going to need to get some more shelving!
There’s 12 brand new minifigures, including Emmet, Lucy, an epic looking Batman, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern (wow!), “Where are my pants?” Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave (formerly Surfer Dave), Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse. They’ve all got a very Mad Max vibe, and they look superb. There are some very surprising additions there, but I’m so glad they’re in! Green Lantern and Harley Quinn could be in every set and I wouldn’t care.
There’s look out platforms, a giant ladder, chains, a coffee shop called Coffee Unchained, and so, so much more. All of the compartments at the front can be removed, as they’re built modular-style. I like the slight angle it’s got at the base as well. It makes it a little more special.
There’s also loads more at the back of the build.
There’s a truck engine shaped spa, complete with hot tub and shower. I like the soap and bubbles inclusion, and the little yellow rubber ducky (frog)!
There is also a police station for Scribble Cop, with a jail cell and kickable chair function (just like the first movie).
I’m not sure that sausage in a roll is going to taste all that good. It might hurt!
I am so impressed with Batman’s suit. The tyres look excellent, and there’s the little basketball ring made of barbed wire too. There’s so much in this set.
It’s also good to get a new colour for the welding mask. The welding units been around, but I’ve not managed to pick any up since CMF Series 11’s Welder. The shop looks small, but very cool.
The stickered elements (I’m not expecting these to be printed) look excellent, with some very clever references to other well known characters.
It’s also great to see another gym! The boxing bag uses a similar build style to the Downtown Diner’s gym, although I’m not sure about those spikes – they look painful!
I love the little kombi seen to the right of Coffee Unchained. It’s instantly identifiable!
I really like this little sign. The end tiles look fantastic. The designers have really put the effort into the little details in this set. With so many small elements though, it will probably take ages to build!
The full press release is below, and you can definitely expect a review on this set here.
That’s it! What do you think? Will you be picking up a copy of this behemoth of a set when it’s released?
70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!
Ages 16+. 3,178 pieces
US $299.99 – CA $399.99 – DE €299.99 – UK £279.99 – FR €299.99 – DK 2,499DKK – AU $499.99
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Build and role-play with this huge THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ Apocalypseburg model!
Enjoy an epic 360-degree play experience—and prepare for an alien invasion—with THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! construction toy. An advanced building set, it has over 3,000 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders. This THE LEGO MOVIE 2 set features a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 minifigures to role-play and reimagine your favorite scenes from the blockbuster film.
– This creative toy includes 12 new-for-January-2019 THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ minifigures: Emmet, Lucy, Batman™, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn™, Green Lantern™, ’Where are my pants?’ Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse, plus a rat figure.
This huge Apocalypseburg construction toy has removable modules for easy play and features a section of the Statue of Liberty, café, Scribble Cop’s office, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and more!
– The Statue of Liberty section of this THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ playset features a buildable torch, opening Lady Liberty head with a chill-out room including a buildable telescope, and 3 lookout platforms.
– The Coffee Unchained café features a service counter, cash register, buildable coffee machine with 2 coffee pumps, table and seat, and an outdoor table with a parasol and 2 seats.
– Scribble Cop’s office features an opening jail door and chair-kicking function.
– Armory features a mannequin, goggles, 3 minifigure helmet elements and 2 buildable weapons.
– Barber’s/tattoo parlor features a barber’s chair, buildable tattoo machine and hair-cutting tool elements.
– Lucy’s hideout features a buildable bed with a secret compartment containing various fun elements including a love letter from Batman™. The room also features weapon storage and assorted elements including new-for-January-2019 barbed wire.
– The removable roof of Lucy’s hideout has a buildable seat, engine truck front and water tower.
– Fuse’s rooftop workshop features a buildable tool chest with a buildable fire extinguisher.
– Rooftop diner features a buildable V8 engine deep-fat fryer, table, oven, ketchup and mustard dispensers, plus frying pan and food elements.
– Train-carriage-shaped gym features a buildable punching bag with alien invader decoration and a weightlifting bench.
– Truck-shaped spa features a buildable hot tub and shower.
– This THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ toy building set also includes Chainsaw Dave’s surfboard rack with 2 surfboards, lookout area with a buildable telescope, an opening sewer and various ladders.
– Weapons for THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ characters include Lucy’s crossbow.
– Accessory elements include Emmet’s 2 coffee mugs, Lucy’s quiver, plus 6 new-for-January-2019 Skeletron head elements (1 as a basketball; 1 on a signpost; 1 as engine decoration; 2 as hair mannequins; and 1 on the armory mannequin).
– Recreate fun-packed scenes from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ with this awesome Statue of Liberty toy.
– This new-for-January-2019 toy measures over 20” (52cm) high, 19” (49cm) wide and 12” (33cm) deep.