Award #2 – £20 or under set of the year

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



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8 thoughts on “Award #2 – £20 or under set of the year

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    02/12/2015 at 13:27

    I immediately thought of this set. A minifigure line up like this for £15 is a steal! Not to mention the now iconic double decker couch with all it’s lovely dark azur tiles and that printed radio piece in Emmet’s car.

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    02/12/2015 at 14:06

    Loved this set, my pick for this prize, get value for money and collection of figs!

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    02/12/2015 at 16:43

    No love for the Ant Man Final Battle? Great mini-figures, a giant ant and sized up Lego! Or does this qualify for a different category?

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      02/12/2015 at 20:59

      It was a good set but it did have it’s issues, remember the delay and the alterations due to issues with the any?

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    02/12/2015 at 17:11

    I concur! Double decker couch was my favourite part of the movie and I just couldn’t wait to recreate it myself.

  • minifignick
    02/12/2015 at 20:34

    One of my favourite sets Love all the figs I paid £18 for a Benny on Bricklink just after the Sea Cow was released and less than that for all this

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    05/12/2015 at 14:59

    I can’t agree strongly with this winner. Amazing minifig selection and nice set of parts. Total win for me. Plus that Unikitty is fantastic!

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