Did you say 70823 Emmet’s Thricyle? Does this little set in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part theme offer three times the fun?
Price: £12.99 / $14.99 / €14.99 Pieces: 174 Available: Now
In The LEGO Movie, Emmet was revealed to be quite the unconventional thinker. That hasn’t changed in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and now the plucky construction worker has a new ride to get around Apocalypseburg on – 70823 Emmet’s Thricycle. The things that makes a thricycle distinct from a tricycle is that a thricycle’s wheels are stacked.
One of the things that is possible in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part theme, much like the first film’s range of sets is that they can look like LEGO constructions. Usually, it would not be desirable to have Technic elements visible on the outside of a System set – yet here it works, because the vehicle is supposed to look as if Emmet has cobbled it together from elements. The yellow colour scheme reflects the character’s construction worker vocation, with this ride looking as if it has been put together using pieces from such sets.
What finishes this vehicle off so nicely is perching Emmet on top. The vehicle looks so completely ridiculous and silly, but with the smiling minifigure on top, hands clipped to the handle bars, it looks perfect. Still silly, but perfectly in keeping with Emmet’s character – he is just smiling his way through town, on a vehicle that anyone else would ridicule.
Also included is a DUPLO alien, built in the exact same way as the one included with 70827 Ultrakatty and Warrior Lucy! (reviewed here), but in orange and red. The uniformity is welcome as it adds to the feel that these are built from DUPLO pieces, when in fact they are constructed from regular LEGO elements.
Although the thricycle can stand on its own, it is a little wobbly, so a stand is constructed for it that serves its purpose well. A firing wheel mechanism feels like an afterthought, but the dusty Octan pump is a nice touch, with the plant element provided in nougat.
At just £12.99, 70823 Emmet’s Thricycle! is a set in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part theme worth picking up. It is not the most intriguing of the bunch, but it is a fun little build that showcases Emmet nicely.
This product was provided for review by the LEGO Group.