[TnB Review] The LEGO Movie 70814 "Emmet's Construct-o-Mech"

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[TnB Review] The LEGO Movie 70814 "Emmet's Construct-o-Mech"

Post by Brickbuilder0937 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:00 pm

Set#: 7081
Name: Emmet's Construct-o-Mech
Theme: The LEGO Movie
Year: 2014
Pieces: 708
Minifigs: 3 (4 if you count Unikitty)
Price: US $59.99 / CAN $74.99 / UK £49.99


The Box:

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The front doesn't show the piece count because this is the european version of the box.

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The back of the box showing the Robo Skeletons getting crushed


The Pieces:


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Inside there are five numbered bags of parts.

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The instruction booklet and stickers are in a plastic bag and backed by cardboard to prevent bending

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The stickers are mostly basic construction stripes

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Bag one includes a 1 x 4 tile with a unique code that unlocks a surprise in any console version (not handheld or PC versions) of the LEGO Movie videogame.

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Bag two

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Bag three

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Bag four

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Bag five

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These are some fairly new pieces that caught my eye, they are mostly used as teeth in other sets. There's a total of 14 of these in this set


The Minifigures:

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This set comes with Emmet, Angry Unikitty and two Robo Skeletons. Angry Kitty is unique to this set, as is Emmets face printing.
The only other set with a Robo skeleton is MetalBeard's Duel (70807). The skeleton body in gray is unique to these sets.

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Emmet figure from the back with alternate face printing.


The Build:

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Bag one, after you build the figures, starts the torso of the mech.

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In this picture you can see that some of the yellow pieces slightly vary in color.

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The legs have very limited articulation to provide increased stability

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Roller arm

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Bucket arm

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Shoulder armor

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The completed mech.

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The lower back looks unfinished and somewhat detracts from the overall look.

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Up close of Emmet in the mech.

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Extra pieces.




Conclusion:


DESIGN 8/10 - This set is one of my favorite mech sets, but it could be improved on the back side. The design isn't identical to emmet's mech from the movie, but if it was it would likely cost over $300. It does look very similar despite the size difference.

BUILD 9/10 - There's a variety of different techniques throughout the build that keep it interesting all the way to the end.

MINIFIGURES 8/10 - I am satisfied with the selection of figures that came with this set, especially angry Unikitty which is my favorite version. (Although she's technically not a minifigure)

PLAYABILITY 8/10 - Four figures and a giant mech provides plenty of play. The limited articulation of the mech's legs may actually increases the playability for younger kids as less time will be spent adjusting it to stand.

PARTS 9/10 - A good variety of large and small pieces, not too many technic parts and quite a few parts that are hard to find elsewhere. And of course, lots of yellow.

PRICE 10/10 - At just under 8.5 cents per piece (usd) this is one of the best priced sets this year.

OVERALL 8.7/10


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As a bonus here's a comparison shot of every version of unikitty.

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Re: [TnB Review] The LEGO Movie 70814 "Emmet's Construct-o-M

Post by JustBrickin » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:47 am

Thanks for the review! Sadly, this set is sold out in the 3 LEGO stores I've been to recently. Those Unikitties though...I MUST HAVE THEM ALL!!
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Re: [TnB Review] The LEGO Movie 70814 "Emmet's Construct-o-M

Post by kibosh » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:08 am

I just built this set this weekend. It was a fun build, and an excellent model. Love it!

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Post by itseugene » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:31 am

Great review! I have this in the box and can't wait to build it!

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Re: [TnB Review] The LEGO Movie 70814 "Emmet's Construct-o-M

Post by LegoImagination » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:30 pm

Very nice review. I wish you pointed out which parts move though. But I think I can get an idea. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: [TnB Review] The LEGO Movie 70814 "Emmet's Construct-o-M

Post by vorpalblade » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:49 pm

Is there an alternate build for this set, like many of the smaller sets that have vehicle counterparts?

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Re: [TnB Review] The LEGO Movie 70814 "Emmet's Construct-o-M

Post by jimmy89 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:47 pm

I Am looking forward to this set as I, too, am interested in robot toys. Emmet's Construct-o-Mech is exelent lego.Image

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Re: [TnB Review] The LEGO Movie 70814 "Emmet's Construct-o-M

Post by Wholesaletoys » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:07 am

Nice !!!!I also like this set and yes,an excellent model.....

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