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LEGO Movie 70804 Ice Cream Machine

Of the thirteen LEGO Movie Sets to choose from, I picked this one to build first. It's a pink Ice Cream Truck that turns into a flying death machine! As if I wouldn't!

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Box Contents

Inside the box we have:

There is a QR code at the back of the building instructions, which currently goes to a placeholder page. But it looks like there will be some video game materials there.

New Parts

There are 342 parts in this set, most of which are used for both the truck and flyer. There are no new molds, but there are some parts appearing for the first time in new colors. You can check out the full inventory here, but the new colours are:

That's a lot of Dark Pink :)

Minifigs

I'm not normally one to take much notice of the minifigures in sets. Maybe because I've spent more time with Technic sets, or more generic City sets where they all look the same. However, looking over the dozens of minifigures waiting for me in these LEGO Movie Sets I feel a spark of interest :)

The first is "Cardio Carrie" who seems to be getting chased by one of the evil black cube robots. Luckily she was already wearing her working out gear!

The other two are "Ice Cream Mike" and "Ice Cream Jo" who are wearing matching uniforms and even have little namebadges on their shirts.

Build

This is one of four 2-in-1 sets. The main model is a great looking Ice Cream Truck, with the secondary model a transformed Flying Machine. I think it's neat that the second models in all four of these sets are actually closely related to the main model and enhance the playability. In other Creator/Technic themes, the secondary models are usually whatever can be made with the parts.

The main image on the box indicates the Flying Machine is the primary model, but to me it makes much more sense to build the Ice Cream Truck first. Plus it's way cooler.

The Flying Machine can only be built after dismantling the Ice Cream Truck. It's a pity, and I can't wait for the day when the designers figure out how to make them truly transformable :)

The black cube robot has three flick-powered projectiles, but they are quite awkward to use. However, I find that to be true of all the flick-powered weapons used in other sets too. Perhaps a younger and more imaginative mind will have more fun playing with it!

Summary

This is definitely a great looking set, with three nice minifigs. I think I will dismantle the Flyer and rebuild the Ice Cream Truck for display though, as that is definitely the more interesting model in my opinion.

There are also some great videos of each set on the LEGO site. The following video can be found on the LEGO product page for this set, which shows you what the scene is actually all about. I'm not sure if it's in any way similar to how this Truck appears in the movie though:

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1 COMMENTS

  • 3 years, 3 months ago adhdferret (1451)
    It seemed kinda lack luster to me. While the colors of this set is really nice. Ie the different color of the rock drill for the excavator and the ice cream scoops. It just didnt get me.
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