Something big was announced by LEGO on the first week of 2019. It was this: The LEGO Movie 2 70840 Apocalypseburg Set. What makes this set stand out is, not only there are 12 new-for-January-2019 minifigures, but it is the biggest and possibly, the most epic The LEGO Movie 2 LEGO set yet. How big? We are talking about a cool 3,178 piece count and a final build size that towers at 20 inches (52 cm) tall, 19 inches (49 cm) across and 12 inches (33 cm) deep.
The set is based on the movie in a time after the alien invasion, specifically, the makeshift home of the main characters that is built around a fallen Statue of Liberty. Despite it being a temporary shelter in grim, post-apocalypse environment, this home around a broken Statue of Liberty is not lacking of amenities. It includes a chill-out room in the head, cafe, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, a truck-shape spa, lookout platforms and more.
With so many amenities, you’d forget that it was a post-apocalypse situation right there.
Here are the key details of the set:
• This creative toy includes 12 new-for-January-2019 THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ minifigures: Emmet, Lucy, Batman™, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn™, Green Lantern™, ’Where are my pants?’ Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse, plus a rat figure. • This huge Apocalypseburg construction toy has removable modules for easy play and features a section of the Statue of Liberty, café, Scribble Cop’s office, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and more! • The Statue of Liberty section of this THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ playset features a buildable torch, opening Lady Liberty head with a chill-out room including a buildable telescope, and 3 lookout platforms. • The Coffee Unchained café features a service counter, cash register, buildable coffee machine with 2 coffee pumps, table and seat, and an outdoor table with a parasol and 2 seats. • Scribble Cop’s office features an opening jail door and chair-kicking function. • Armory features a mannequin, goggles, 3 minifigure helmet elements and 2 buildable weapons. • Barber’s/tattoo parlor features a barber’s chair, buildable tattoo machine and hair-cutting tool elements. • Lucy’s hideout features a buildable bed with a secret compartment containing various fun elements including a love letter from Batman™. The room also features weapon storage and assorted elements including new-for-January-2019 barbed wire. • The removable roof of Lucy’s hideout has a buildable seat, engine truck front and water tower. • Fuse’s rooftop workshop features a buildable tool chest with a buildable fire extinguisher. • Rooftop diner features a buildable oven, table and condiment dispensers, plus V8 engine deep-fat fryer, frying pan and food elements. • Train-carriage-shaped gym features a buildable punching bag with alien invader decoration and a weightlifting bench. • Truck-shaped spa features a buildable hot tub and shower. • This THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ toy building set also includes Chainsaw Dave’s surfboard rack with 2 surfboards, lookout area with a buildable telescope, an opening sewer and various ladders. • Weapons for THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ characters include Lucy’s crossbow. • Accessory elements include Emmet’s 2 coffee mugs, Lucy’s quiver, plus 6 new-for-January-2019 Skeletron head elements (1 as a basketball; 1 on a signpost; 1 as engine decoration; 2 as hair mannequins; and 1 on the armory mannequin).
If you are a LEGO VIP, you can acquire the set now. If not, you will have to hold out till February 01, 2019, when the set becomes available for the general public. Also, if you want one, you’d be prepared to drop some serious dole for it because this set costs a rather hefty $299.99. Then again, considering the details it has and the size, it may just be worth the dole. May.
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