By Rakesh Gosai (SAFOLs Brick Deputy)
The official description for this set is “ Give your youngster a stellar master-building experience with THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ 70821 Emmet and Benny’s ‘Build and Fix’ Workshop! This LEGO® 4+ safe learning set is specially designed to be fun and easy for preschoolers and youngsters, and features LEGO Benny’s Spaceship with a minifigure cockpit, foldout boosters and removable space buggy, and Emmet’s Escape Buggy, plus a special Starter Brick base that lets even first-time builders experience the pride of constructing buildings, vehicles and more, all on their own. The included simple guide to build and play will also help your young master builder understand the purpose of the building instructions and expand their imagination and confidence for the perfect start to LEGO brick building. This simple LEGO® astronaut toy includes 2 minifigures, a build-able gas station and a tool trolley with lots of assorted tool elements for endless play possibilities.” I was having none of that as this looks like a really fun set to build! Plus who doesn’t love classic space Lego?
This set has two numbered bags and one big new large wedge shaped element. I think Lego made it this way to encourage younger builders to complete this set quickly in order to start playing with it. Also, this set has no stickers, only printed elements…awesome!
Bag 1 contains the bricks to build Emmet’s Escape Buggy, the Tool Cabinet, Workshop Scenery and of course the Emmet Minifigure. First up is the workshop scenery which contains a lovely printed wall element, a gas tank and a few tools. I had to distract Emmet to take some pictures while he was building…he was not happy at all! Emmet’s mood quickly changed once we started to build his Escape Buggy. If you don’t believe me, have a look at the pictures!
Bag 2 contains the bricks to build the spaceship for Benny, space buggy and the Benny Minifigure. By just looking at the spaceship, it reminds me of Set 924. Those of us who love Classic Space LEGO® will really enjoy this section as it contains the famous colours that we have become accustomed to. I like that the spaceship has a section at the rear where the buggy can slot into.
Overall this is a really quick build, very fun and did I mention Classic Space?!?
I know this set is aimed at the younger builders, but there are interesting parts that we AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO®) will enjoy, while reliving the classic space nostalgia!