We carry on our annual awards with the second award. Today we look at the sets priced at £20 or under, as always it is a very diverse category and it split the panel. We had Keith also join the panel for this award which made the pick a very interesting decision. It will be interesting to see what other fans think of our winner and if you agree or not. Did you think we forgot about a set then tell us below.
Adam – Double-Decker Couch
Excellent price point considering the line-up of minifigures included and Emmet’s little Smart Car is cool too.
Keith – Snowplough Truck
This is a superb City set with bundles of play value. The truck has a very realistic character akin to the Mercedes Unimog with masses of customisation possible. The use of gearing at the rear of the truck gives a lovely movement as a grit spreader. Detail is wonderful.
One of the best City sets for ages – lovely stuff.
Luc – AT-AT
With everything non-polybag up to £20 in this category, it’s a huge selection and there’s a lot in there to like but only one that sparked its own little photography craze on Flickr. When fans react to a set like that, it becomes more than what it was created to be, and that’s why I’ve picked it.
Séb – Double Decker Couch
The £20 and under category is clearly going for the pocket money target audience, so it comes down to packing the most amount of playability and pieces with a fairly tight limit on what the designer can include. For that reason the Double-Decker Couch wins hands down. The LEGO Movie was awesome – everybody knows that. In this set you can get the infamous Double-Decker couch previously only available in Metalbeard’s Sea Cow ship, along with Emmet’s Smart car and then 5 key minifigures from the film, including exclusive ghost Vitruvius, Benny and a new Uni-Kitty. If that wasn’t good enough, it comes in at £14.99 which is an absolute steal for a licensed set.
Richard – Double Decker Couch
As I’ve mentioned on more then one occasion. I’m not a fan usually of small sets. I would rather spend £20 on parts for a bigger set or MOC project. However there are a few exceptions. I’m a big fan of both Mixels and the Star Wars Microfigthers. Both themes excel in this section but there was one set that I grabbed as soon as I could and it was the Double Decker Couch. It is an iconic piece from the movie and comes with 5 very important minifigures. Unless you owned the SeaCow this is the only chance to buy it. For £15 it has to be the bargain set of the year and is why it is a must for all LEGO Movie fans.
This year’s £20 or under set of the year – Double Decker Couch