for the characters had to happen eventually – but can these latest builds in the theme of collectible and stylised figures make for a set that’s one in a minion, or are they actually something truly despicable?
being the namesake of the franchise, the build begins with the younger version of Steve Carrell’s Gru, a character who is dominated by an elongated nose and grey scarf – both of which are represented well enough here. However, for the starting point for the set, it’s really no different from most other
over the full figure, making for a break in the usually monotonous process of construction. Otto shakes things up once again with a similar structure in a 4×4 brick pattern, and a single tuft of hair atop the head as a simple but elegant addition to the character.
— Characters —
Whilst no minifigures are included in the set, the characters remain the highlight of the
. The price-per-piece ratio is as to be expected, which isn’t a bad thing. At a total of three printed pieces – two of which are exclusive, and the other only available in one other set – there’s an argument to be made for the value, but it really depends on how much you’re into the denim-clad characters (and Gru).
— Pictures —
— Summary —
At the end of the day, you’re likely going to be buying
then you won’t be disappointed with the trio of models, with one main character and two loveable sidekicks recreated for any desk, shelf or wherever you so choose. But if you’ve ventured into the world of