Why is Brick Fanatics putting The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part 10895 Emmet and Lucy’s Visitors from the DUPLO Planet under consideration?
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It is a bold break with tradition to ask hardcore LEGO fans to endure a review of a DUPLO product. Not even the system’s 50th anniversary seems to justify such an odd move. Yet here it is, a Brick Fanatics review of 10895 Emmet and Lucy’s Visitors from the DUPLO Planet. By the time this review is over, this review’s very existence should have been justified, as will a grown adult purchasing a set for two year olds.
Which is more important – pure LEGO system building, or movie authenticity? Every fan aiming to display their The LEGO Movie 2 theme will have to wrestle with that question. The excellent LEGO sets in the theme include little brick built DUPLO aliens. But in the film, they are clearly built from DUPLO pieces and do not match the sets. So this set is worth considering for those who want their display to match the on-screen animation.
Opening up a DUPLO box is odd, because huge blocks fall out of it instead of small bricks. This set includes instructions, and within a matter of minutes these DUPLO aliens are constructed. There is a fun novelty in building with the massive pieces.
The three models in 10895 Emmet and Lucy’s Visitors from the DUPLO Planet are movie accurate, with special printed pieces featuring the aliens’ eyes. They are simple, blocky DUPLO constructions – so they perfectly match what is seen on screen. A limitation of DUPLO bricks is that they do not quite have the clutch power of regular LEGO bricks, so the aliens are not quite as stable as what builders are used to.
As for the DUPLO Emmet and Lucy figures, they do not match what appears in the movie, clearly included here for the target market. Fans buying this set to complement their collection of The LEGO Movie 2 sets can out these to one side, but for infants too small for minifigures they capture the character’s looks – although Emmet’s hairline is receding to a worrying degree.
With this set, the decision is really simple – fans who want DUPLO monsters to terrorise their minifigures, that match those seen in the film, should buy it. Those who do not want the pre-school bricks contaminating their LEGO bricks should skip it, and stick to the traditional system.
This product was provided for review by the LEGO Group.
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