Overnight we got a few gifts from LEGO, in the form of a trailer and a huge stack of new sets for The LEGO Movie 2. The movie is set to release on February 6th 2019 for the rest of the world, but for us Aussies, we have to wait until March 28th. Warner Bros – did you not learn your lesson last time? I mean, c’mon. Why do we have to wait? It’s just daft!
Anyway, the trailer looks great, and the movie is set to be a brilliant one, but the sets are what everyone is interested in. All of the sets are already listed on The LEGO Shop Online in Australia, so we have some prices ready to go. The sets range from standard sets to DUPLO, Juniors, a Space themed people pack, and some brick boxes. It’s a massive assortment. All the sets will be available on December 26th, 2018. So, here we go – in number order! Thanks very much to the LEGO AFOL Engagement Team for providing the descriptions. I’ve also added a few comments of my own.
Introduce toddlers to the color and creativity of THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ with this fun preschool building set. Little fans of Emmet and Lucy will love helping them defend against the easy-to-build alien invaders! Then mix all the bright and chunky DUPLO bricks up so young children can create more aliens of their own, developing imagination and fine motor skills on their journey to becoming the next master builder! Includes 2 LEGO DUPLO figures: Emmet and Lucy, plus 4 buildable alien invaders.
BB: Emmet and Lucy in DUPLO form! Super cute.
Kids can make their own movies with this versatile building set, featuring a movie stage, camera stand for a smartphone device and plenty of cool action props! The stage features a frame with sliding, adjustable arms at the top to hold and animate props, characters and accessory elements, a double-sided backdrop with alternative scenes, plus a platform with built-in sliders to move characters around. Young film makers can attach the camera stand to any of the 3 special points on the stage for different angles and camera panning movements. This THE LEGO MOVIE 2 set also comes with action props like Emmet’s Escape Buggy and Rex’s Rexplorer, 3 minifigures, a minidoll figure, 4 brick-built figures and a raptor figure for creative play.
BB: These have come out before, for the latest two movies. It’s good to see this one gets a go as well. I’ve never played with these, but I’d be keen to hear what they’re like if you have!
Specially designed for younger builders ages 4 and up, this playset lets kids use the tools to fix Benny’s Spaceship and Emmet’s Escape Buggy. Kids can “pump gas” into the vehicles and launch them into orbit, then use the spaceship’s buggy to explore new planets! Includes Emmet and Benny minifigures.
BB: Seeing those Classic Space colours makes me happy.
Builders can pretend to enjoy a drink and a snack with this fun building set featuring 3 buildable LEGO MOVIE 2 figures—Unikitty, Ice Cream Cone and Chocolate Bar—plus a tea trolley with teapot, coffee cup and cake accessory elements designed to inspire creative play.
BB: I love the look of this set! It’s great to see the gold ingots in a new colour, used in the chocolate, and that ice cream cone!
Kids can raise their master-building ability to another level with Emmet’s Thricycle! This awesome building set features a minifigure seat, 3 vertically stacked rubber tires and foldout stabilizers. It includes a fuel station, with a buildable gas pump, catapult function and parking spot for the Thricycle, plus THE LEGO MOVIE 2 characters—an Emmet minifigure and a brick-built alien invader with a chomping mouth and rotating cyclops eye. Includes Emmet minifigure and buildable Alien Invader.
BB: This one is just plain weird. I wonder if it can stand up by itself?
Join Lucy and meet the shape-shifting Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi for the first time with this fun building set that features a brick-built Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi in horse form with a rotating platform, plus 5 interchangeable face expression decorations for rebuilding the shape-shifting queen into pile-of-bricks form.
Set also includes a buildable Banarnar character, Sweet Mayhem and Susan minidolls, and a Lucy minifigure.
BB: The name of this character is LEGO personified! I love Banarnar, and for once, Sweet Mayhem is a minidoll I actually want to have in my collection. I also like the look of the crown.
Kids can build and rebuild THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ shape-shifting star Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi in 15 different forms with this open-ended creative building box! This set has instructions to build each version of the shape-shifting queen, from a grumpy volcano to a happy butterfly or colorful rocket, and also includes inspirational ideas for young master builders to create their own shapes.
BB: There are some beautiful colours in this set. For a pure parts pack, this will be a must. The faces are also excellent, and more crowns!
Kids can display their master building versatility when they rebuild the 3-in-1 offroader and Recon Rex-o-saurus into the Rex-o-saurus Quad or Execu-Rex-o-saurus. The offroader seats 2 minifigures and has a rotating rear turret with 2 stud shooters, while the Recon Rex-o-saurus features snapping jaws, posable legs, 2 stud shooters and a buildable removable gun (non-shooting) that can also be used as a minifigure weapon. Includes Rex Dangervest and Emmet minifigures and a buildable Plantimal character.
BB: Is that a new shade of blue? I think it might be! Also, it’s amazing to see dinosaurs in sets aside from Jurassic World sets. Given that Rex is also voiced by Chris Pratt, it’s a cheeky and not so subtle nod to his role in Jurrasic World. This one is exciting.
Kids can ride into battle against the alien invader with this building set. Ultrakatty features a minifigure cockpit, a posable head which can be rebuilt for 3 different facial expressions, and a posable tail and legs. This awesome building toy includes Lucy and Emmet minifigures, plus a brick-built alien invader with a chomping mouth and rotating eye, to recreate action-packed scenes from the film.
BB: A big mean version of UniKitty? Yes please! It looks super poseable, and the three faces are a great addition.
Kids can board the Pop-Up Party Bus and party on with Chad, Amber and Zebe. This fun building set features an opening cockpit for the Zebe figure, opening roof and sides for easy play, foldout loudspeakers, a LEGO light brick to light up the rotating dancefloor and a flip-up disco ball with translucent colored elements. Includes Unikitty, Chad and Amber minidolls and a brick-built Zebefigure.
BB: This is another intriguing one. I like the pinstriping on the side of the bus, and the shape looks brilliant. I also love the minidoll afro!
Kids can escape danger by building Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy, featuring seats for 2 minifigures, opening doors and hood, foldout arrow gun (non-shooting) and suspension. This fun-packed construction toy also includes a buildable base with an explode function, 3 minifigures and 3 buildable figures—MetalBeard, Star and Heart—with cool weapons and accessory elements.
BB: This vehicle looks incredible! I’m loving everything about this. It’s like something out of Mad Max! This is a definite pick-up for me.
Kids can help Emmet and Lucy evade capture by Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship, featuring an opening cockpit for a minidoll or minifigure, retractable landing gear, disc shooter, a roll of stickers and an opening prison cell. This fun construction toy includes 2 minifigures, a minidoll figure and buildable Star and Heart toy figures to role-play action from the film.
BB: The price on this one surprises me. It’s got less parts, but costs a good deal more than that incredible 4×4. Yes, it looks interesting, but for that price? I don’t understand. I’ll have to check it out when it’s released.
This 2-in-1 building set features Emmet’s home which can be rebuilt into a rocket. The house toy opens out for easy interior play and has a detailed living room/kitchen and attic. Remove the roof and use parts from the water tower and barricade to create a rocket with spring-loaded shooters and adjustable engines. Includes Emmet, Lucy, and Rex Dangervest minifigures, plus buildable Planty and Warrior Kitty characters.
BB: This is another surprise for me. It’s Creator-esque, but themed, plus it can be rebuilt as a rocket! Yet another excellent example of the genius of The LEGO Movie franchise.
Open a world of master building adventures with this versatile builder box, featuring 3 buildable models—Emmet’s digger vehicle, house and construction mech. The digger has an adjustable front bucket to lift rubble elements, the mini-build house features an opening door and the rotating construction mech has a minifigure cockpit, 4 posable arms and 2 demolition balls. Includes an Emmet minifigure and a brick-built alien invader for endless role-play fun.
Give your young master builder hours of fun with this versatile builder box! This creative toy features 3 buildable models—Lucy’s motorcycle with a ramp, a rotating dance stage and the Unikitty spa with spa bath and washstand. Includes a Lucy minifigure and a brick-built Unikitty figure for endless role-play fun.
Builders can power into battle against Sweet Mayhem and Star with this fun set that features a built-in MetalBeard minifigure head, rotating turret with adjustable shooting cannons, adjustable shark shooter with snapping jaws, crow’s nest and flag and a huge front wheel. Includes an Apocalypse-borg Benny minifigure and a Sweet Mayhem minidoll figure with cool weapons and accessories, plus a brick-built Star figure to recreate action-packed adventures from the film.
BB: Another cool looking Metalbeard set! This looks excellent, and another definite buy for me. There’s that crazy Metalbeard flair all over it, and that big front tyre to top it all off.
Kids can team up with Rex, Emmet and the raptors against the Plantimals with this building set. The Rexplorer features 2 opening cockpits, spring-loaded and stud shooters, rotating engines, an opening rear compartment for interior play, and a removable speeder. Features 2 raptor figures with a brick-built mountable stud shooter and raptor skateboard, plus 2 brick-built Plantimals (including one with a trap function). Includes Rex Dangervest and Emmet minifigures.
BB: The big set of the theme. It looks brilliant, and very futuristic, plus there’s two raptors included! Another must have.
Builders can scuttle into action against Star with this action-packed Batman playset featuring the famous pirate MetalBeard in crabmech form, with a built-in LEGO MetalBeard minifigure head, opening treasure chest with MetalBeard’s internal organ elements, flip-down crow’s nest with a flag and posable legs, plus a Batman throne with an adjustable ‘You’re Welcome’ sign. Includes 2 minifigures, a brick-built Star figure, and weapons and accessories.
BB: Another of the more odd varieties, but I like it. Those big black wings are sweet!
Kids can join forces with Benny’s Space Squad for fun adventures in outer space. This action-packed building set features a spaceship toy with a minifigure seat and a lunar buggy with 2 minifigure seats. Role-play scenes from THE LEGO MOVIE 2 with this space toy for kids including 4 LEGO astronaut minifigures with assorted accessories.
BB: Lastly, there’s this. Wow, this will be highly sought after. More spacemen, and a pink one? Yes please!
So that’s it! There’s a ton of sets here, and lots to like. Which ones will you be picking up? Next year I’ll be sure to review as many as I can get my hands on.