The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part 70829 Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy review

When the two heroes of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part evade Sweet Mayhem, they need a getaway vehicle – so they build 70829 Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part sees Sweet Mayhem arrive Apocalypseburg with Star and Heart, disrupting the life that Emmet, Lucy and the gang have built there. When the Formidaball starts tracking Emmet and Lucy, they build a buggy with which to escape. As well as building the car itself, 70829 Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy builds some debris, Heart and Star.

Building the car is good fun, thanks to a varied and engaging process. It ends up as a bulky, chunky vehicle with huge vehicles – a lot of the size comes from the frame, which provides decent suspensions mainly created through a couple of Technic spring elements. Considering it does have the look of something bolted together, it does manage to achieve a nice, striking aesthetic – dark stone grey was an excellent colour choice for this set, going with the red very nicely. One of the best looking aspects is the rear of the buggy, where the blue and pink combination makes this immediately identifiable as Lucy’s vehicle.

70829 Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy is the most Mad Max looking of all of the vehicles in The LEGO Movie 2 theme. With the characters now inhabiting the ruins of Bricksburg, everything is more rugged and cobbled together than it was before – so when Emmet and Lucy master build this buddy to evade Sweet Mayhem, they come up with a vehicle that fits in with the world they live in, a monster truck inspired beast of a car.

Some of the very nice touches throughout the set include the grating on the front of the car with the chain hanging off, Lucy’s Wyldstyle tag on the front and the opening doors. Impressively, both Emmet and Lucy can sit inside the vehicle alongside one another, with little targeting gizmos inside as well as the steering wheel.

Yet another version of Metalbeard is included in 70829 Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy, with the character at his most basic this time. He is almost nothing but a treasure chest – containing his sausage and bone organs – with a couple of robot arms for legs.

As for the actual minifigure characters, Emmet and Lucy are included in the same designs that they are elsewhere in the theme. Emmet is his classic self, we a tiny bit more weathering, sporting a cheesy smile on one side of his head and a frightened look on the other.

Lucy has her classic outfit, but it is adorned with additional straps, pockets and belts, demonstrating just how ready she is for the dusty apocalyptic life. Her hairpiece now also has goggles moulded to it, with a new scarf piece that still allows for her quiver to be attached.

Sharkira is an excellent new minifigure, featuring a shark’s mouth on her helmet. Her torso and legs both have nice detailing, with gears making up much of her outfit, combining nicely with the spanner accessory to suggest that she is a mechanic.

This big, aggressive looking vehicle goes nicely with 70834 MetalBeard’s Heavy Metal Motor Trike (reviewed here). They both have the same sense of being apocalyptic world vehicles whilst having the feel that they have genuinely been cobbled together by the film’s characters. Those who like the Apocalypseburg aspect of the film should definitely consider buying this set.

This product was provided for review by the LEGO Group.

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