Monday, February 10, 2014

'The Lego Movie' is a Blockbuster Hit and the Toys are Great Too

If you were one of the people who helped “The Lego Movie” open to nearly $70 million, then you might be looking on more ways to keep the fun coming for the kids you took with you (or yourself, because Lego’s are cool).  While the video game based on the film is readily available for just about every console imaginable, the biggest element of fun those colorful little bricks present is building the various playsets.  Luckily, the company has thought things through and released a number or sets based on the movie.  Here’s a look at some of the cooler ones:

Getaway Glider


This is a great 104-piece set that includes three Minifigures (Emmet, Deputron, and Sherrif-Not-a-Robot).  A nice starter set that won’t break the bank and it has a lot of play potential as well.

Cloud Cuckoo Palace


This colorful 197-piece set includes three Minifigures (Emmet, Wyldstyle, and Executron) plus Unikitty and a snail.  One of the more busy sequences of the film (at least as far as color goes) this set is a winner for everybody looking for nice playset.

Ice Cream Machine


This is a 344-piece set and includes Ice Cream Mike, Ice Cream Jo, and Cardio Carrie, but the real fun is the dual wing flick missiles (because good natured play only gets you so far).   

Lord Business’s Evil Lair


This is a sprawling 738-piece set that can take new builders a bit of time to complete, but then again building is half the fun.  Six Minifigures are included in the set including:  Emmet, Vitruvius, Ma Cop, Pa Cop, Lord Business (of course), and a few more.  This is a great set that can challenge the skills of moderate builders, but it does help relive a bit of the excitement from the film as well.

The movie is proving to be a great success, which means these sets will go fast.  Parents and kids will be battling collectors for a piece of the action.  Don’t be surprised if these sets sell out resulting in a second edition sometime close to the holiday with these ones fetching a collectors premium on secondary market sites!!

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