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Lego 70841 Benny’s Space Squad

Four space minifigs for ten bucks?  Yes Please!  Especially when one is Benny from the LEGO Movie 2.  You know the one, the over-enthusiastic spaceman who just wants to build a Spaceship!  But in this set you get him, and 3 of his friends in alternatively colored suits.  Plus a little bit more.

Lego 70841 Benny’s Space Squad is a new 2019 set that was released in December of 2018.  It has 68 pieces and is labeled for ages 5 and up.

LEGO 70824 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 68  pieces in this set, including 4 minifigures.  Not only do you get the Blue space Man Benny, but also the Yellow Space Man Kenny, the Pink Spaceman Lenny, and the White spaceman (woman) Jenny.    Plus there are enough other pieces to make a little robot, a car, and a SPACESHIP!

In this set there are 2 numbered bags, and one instruction book

LEGO 70824 Review

I’d definitely categorize this as an Easy build.  There are only 2 small bags and no complicated pieces or connections.  What is so awesome is that you get 4 LEGO minifigures.  That’s a lot.  Normally you get 1 or 2 in a set this price, and never anyone as popular as Benny.  It would be like getting a Ninjago Set with Cole, Lloyd, Zane and Kai or a Friends Set with Stephanie, Mia, Andrea, Emma or Olivia.

Additionally, each Minifig comes with a handheld accessory – a scanner, laser gun, walkie-talkie or wrench.  Plus there is a  little brick built robot, a car and a mini spaceship with a printed tile!

The Robot is less than 10 pieces, and uses some pretty tiny elements. It’s not the most sturdy build but sometimes you sacrifice stability for play-ability.

The car, is based in the classic space theme. It uses the grey bricks, has little off-road tires, and has a couple of clips in the back to hold the tools. There is room for 1 minifigure as the driver. If I were to improve on the build of this car, I would have incorporated a little box in the back that opens up.

The spaceship is also based on the classic space theme with blue and grey elements. There’s room for 1 minifigure to fly it. What I like best is the printed slope tile with the classic LEGO space logo on it.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets: https://www.instagram.com/thebrickland/

LEGO 70824 Release Date

This set was released on new Year’s day 2019. Initially I went to my local LEGO store to buy it, but by mid morning it had sold out. My Target stores didn’t have any on the shelves either. So I looked at Amazon, and they too were sold out! I decided to order it from Target with my RED card so I’d get the 5% discount. I got the sets on Jan 6th.

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Lego 70824 Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi

More than ever, the LEGO Movies are combining the different major themes produced by the LEGO group, this set, Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi is the lowest priced set from the new Lego Movie 2 series that accomplishes that goal. You get a traditional Minifig, a Minidol, Duplo, regular LEGO blocks, and of course the new minifig for the Sweet Mayhem, who looks like the 3rd member of Daft Punk.

Lego 70824 Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi is a new 2019 set that was released in December of 2018.  It has 115 pieces and is labeled for ages 6 and up.

LEGO 70824 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 115  pieces in this set, including 1 minifigure, and 2 minidolls.  You get the new Lego Movie 2 Lucy. In addition you get the new Sweet Mayhem and Susan minidolls, plus a duplo brick built queen Whatevra Wa’Nabi (whatever I want to be), and a Banarnar brick built banana character.

Since I haven’t seen the movie yet, I first thought that the minidoll was the queen, but soon I learned that the Queen is brick built out of Duplo for the majority of the time. The minidoll is Sweet Mayhem.

In this set there are 2 numbered bags, and one instruction book

LEGO 70824 Review

Lego Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi

If you are looking for a good beginner set, one where your kid can do it alone, or with minimal help from an adult, this is a good starting place.  And this set is good for both Girls and Boys. I like seeing more entry level sets for girls. For a long time LEGO was so focused on the male market.

I’ll be honest, at first I thought Sweet Mayhem was the Queen. Of course I haven’t seen the movie at the time of this blog post so I feel it was an honest mistake to make.

The first bag builds Banarnar, Lucy and Susan. I love the eyes on Banarnar, and the twiggy legs too.

In the second bag is the Sweet Mayhem Minidoll, and the pieces to build both versions of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi. Plus a little stand for her to be on.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets: https://www.instagram.com/thebrickland/

LEGO 70824 Release Date

This set was released  in December of 2018 on the Day after Christmas. First I went to a nearby Target to get the set, but they didn’t have any on the shelves, and they said they wouldn’t be getting any until the first week in January. So instead, I went to my local LEGO store at the mall and found lots of sets on the shelf, and I bought it.

Watevra Wa’Nabi Alternate Build
Lego Sweet Mayhem Minidoll
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Lego 70823 The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Thricycle!

If you didn’t think there was anything sillier than a double decker couch, you are in for a surprise.  Introducing the thricycle!  Imagine a unicicyle, with 3 wheels and you know what I’m talking about.

Lego 70823 Emmet’s Thricycle!  is a new 2019 set that was released in December of 2018.  It has 174 pieces and is labeled for ages 7 and up.

LEGO 70823 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 173  pieces in this set, including 1 minifigure.  You get the new Lego Movie 2 Emmet. In addition you get a duplo brick built alien with a goog-ly eye and a chomping mouth.   Plus Planty, Emmet’s little plant friend.

The thricycle has 3 rubber tires, fold out stabilizers control levers.  There is also a little gas station to service the machine.

In this set there are 2 numbered bags, one instruction book, and a small sticker sheet.

The first bag builds the Duplo chomping guy and the Gas Station. The second bag has Emmet and the Thricycle.

LEGO 70823 Review

If you are looking for a good beginner set, one where your kid can do it alone, or with minimal help from an adult, this is a good starting place.  

There are a lot of smaller pieces, but nothing too complicated in the build. There are a few Technics pieces but nothing hard or wierd in the connections. I’d say the hardest part of this build is putting the tires on the rims.

If you didn’t think there was anything sillier than a double decker couch (from the first LEGO Movie), you are in for a surprise.  Introducing the thricycle!  Imagine a unicicyle, with 3 wheels and you know what I’m talking about.

The thricycle has 3 rubber tires, fold out stabilizers control levers.  There is also a little gas station to service the machine.

The Gas station is a clever little build that uses a bull whip as a gas pump hose.  There is also a little lever that can throw a tire rim if you do it just right.

The Thricycle is everything you would expect it to be.  Yellow.  Tall.  3-wheeled.  And atop it all is a place for a minifig, and of course plant storage.  The machine stands on it’s own, and all 3 wheels spin when moving it along a road.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets: https://www.instagram.com/thebrickland/

LEGO 70823 Release Date

This set was released  in December of 2018 on the Day after Christmas. First I went to a nearby Target to get the set, but they didn’t have any on the shelves, and they said they wouldn’t be getting any until the first week in January. So instead, I went to my local LEGO store at the mall and found lots of sets on the shelf, and I bought it.