REVIEW – The LEGO Movie 2: Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader! [70826]

Manufacturer: LEGO
RRP: £24.99 / $29.99
Release Date: 26th December 2018
No. of pieces: 236
Build Time: 1 Hour, 30 Mins approx.


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Display your master-building versatility when you rebuild the 3-in-1 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 70826 Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader and Recon Rex-o-saurus into the Rex-o-saurus Quad or Execu-Rex-o-saurus.

The offroader seats 2 minifigures and has a rotating rear turret with 2 stud shooters, while the Recon Rex-o-saurus features snapping jaws, posable legs, 2 stud shooters and a buildable removable gun (non-shooting) that can also be used as a minifigure weapon.

This awesome playset includes 2 minifigures and a buildable Plantimal figure to recreate action-packed scenes from THE LEGO MOVIE 2.


Taking the kids to see The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was just as enjoyable for me as it was for them. 1 Hour and 47 minutes of pure fun-filled entertainment, and some serious LEGO basement envy thrown in for good measure!

LEGO had very kindly sent through one of the sets the day before, so we were all looking forard to building it as a family, when we got home. It’s rare in the merchandise world that you actually get to have a toy that so closely represents the on-screen version, but practically every set in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part range does exactly this; you have the best possible memento from the film.

The set we received was Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader! [70826], which comes with the vehicle, Rex-O-Saurus, a Plantimal and 2 Minifigures. There are also 2 alternable builds that you can make from the same pieces, and a separate instruction booklet is provided for these.

We have 2 kids; Amelia (aged 8 at the time of writing) and Jacob (aged 5). Amelia took the job of building the offroader, whilst Jacob plumped for Rex-O-Saurus, the Plantimal and the Minifigures. I occasionally stepped in to help with the odd technical element or small part (stickers too – but that’s mainly down to my own pickiness of how they are applied 🙂 ) – but apart from that, I was surprised at just how much they were able to complete on their own.

Amelia discussed her favourite parts of the build:

“I thought putting together the car was really fun because of the colours and the way it slowly came together. I especially loved the laser studs as they actually worked! The accessories were cool too, like the coffee cup, briefcase and control pad piece.”

Jacob talks about his favourite elements of the build:

“I really liked snapping all the Dinosaur pieces together, and building the Dinosaur’s backpack. The Plantimal was really weird because when you turn him upside down, he looks like he has a beard, a weird orange nose, a hand (upside down) and a crab with a kings crown on!”

Genuinely, for me, my favourite bit was watching both my kids complete a whole set together with very little input from me. They worked together sorting out the pieces, with Amelia taking a little more effort in arranging them by colour.

As touched on a little bit earlier, the set represents a scene in the movie that you can recreate, and as you buy more sets in the range, you can build your LEGO Movie 2 world to incorporate more scenes and characters.

You get 2 Minifigures; Emmet and Rex – both have reversable facial expressions and there is room in the offroader to seat both characters.

This was a great set to build due to the different elements and playability – the apple green pieces make it visually striking, too. At just £24.99 the RRP is excellent value for money, as well as the perfect memento from the movie.


   

   

   

    



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