If your family is anything like mine, you’re really looking forward to the release of The LEGO Movie 2!
We probably won’t see it until half term but, thanks to the people at LEGO, we have a couple of playsets to whet the appetite in the meantime.
They sent us the ‘Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader!’ and ‘Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy!’ sets to review. Here’s what we think of them.
Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader! (70826)
This set is recommended for those aged seven and above and comprises 230 pieces. It can also be built in three different guises, so is great for young master builders.
First and foremost, it’s the titular Offroader and Recon Rex-o-saurus.
But it can be rebuilt as the Rex-o-saurus Quad or Execu-Rex-o-saurus. All three configurations include stud shooters which add to interactivity.
And, of course, it also comes with two minifigures – namely main man, Emmet, and new character, Rex.
The almost-seven-year-old had a lot of fun building and rebuilding this one and casually told me that I could help even though he didn’t actually need me. Bless.
He and his brother have really enjoyed creating their own action scenes with them.
Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy! (70827)
These two have changed a little since the first film! This set for children aged eight and up enables fans to do battle with an alien invader.
Presumably it’s from Planet Duplo given the last scene of The LEGO Movie.
The headline act of this 383-piece set, Ultrakatty, has three interchangeable facial expressions as well as poseable legs and tail.
There are two minifigures in this set: Wyldstyle – now known as Lucy – and Emmet.
This set can be combined with the ‘Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy’ set (70829) to create The Ultra Escape Buggy.
Much like his brother with the other set, oldest didn’t let my wife have much of a look in! Kids, eh?
Again, the boys love this set. Youngest does too and has taken a particular shine to the alien invader!
I know very little about the new characters, so it’s going to be interesting to see how the kids’ interpretations of them tally with the film.
To quote the song from the first one, though, everything is awesome about these The LEGO Movie 2 playsets.
The kids are going to have a lot of fun with them and I love how versatile they are. Hopefully, they’ll let me have a go soon too
Disclosure: I was sent these The LEGO Movie 2 playsets to review and keep. This post also includes affiliate links.