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LEGO Elves 2017 summer sets review

by admin on July 5, 2017

in LEGO Elves

The first wave of 2017 LEGO Elves sets were released back in March, and included some really beautiful sets like the #41183 LEGO Elves The Goblin King’s Evil Dragon, and the #41185 LEGO Elves Magic Rescue from the Goblin Village. At the beginning of June, a second wave of LEGO Elves sets were added, continuing the elves vs. goblins story. If you would like to learn more about the spring releases, see: 2017 LEGO Elves Sets & New Story Review, and below we will look at the newly released sets. 🙂

The overall story of the 2017 LEGO Elves sets is the conflict between the Goblin King and his goblin minions who kidnap Emily Jones’ little sister Sophie, and the elves who are trying to help the two human girls. All of this plays out in the LEGO Elves: The Capture of Sophie Jones webisodes that I have included in the earlier review: 2017 LEGO Elves Sets & New Story Review. A unique feature of the 2017 LEGO Elves sets is the beautiful color-combination of dark-blue and yellowish-green representing the goblins, which both contrasts and compliments the purples, pinks and lighter blues LEGO Elves sets are known for. And, of course, there are always flowers and jewels, and magical things to add to the enchanted atmosphere.

#41186 LEGO ELVES AZARI & THE GOBLIN FOREST ESCAPE: Looks like LEGO is really into carnivorous plants this year, as they appear in both LEGO Elves and the LEGO City Jungle sets. Here we get a fiery aerial chariot for Azari the fire elf, pulled by a winged Pegasus named Firebolt, and a single goblin hiding in a bit of ground cover. The price/piece ratio of this set is not very good, nor there are a whole lot of play-features, so unless you really want to own the fire Pegasus, you might consider skipping this set for one of the better ones. Here is the official description: Join exciting adventures in Elvendale as Azari the fire elf evades Guxlin the Goblin and its carnivorous plant traps in her flying Fire Chariot, featuring extending flames, space for up to 3 mini-doll figures, crossbow shooter and her Pegasus. Includes an Azari mini-doll figure plus Guxlin the Goblin and Firebolt the Pegasus figures. Fire Chariot with Firebolt measures over 1” (5cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide. 145 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

#41187 LEGO ELVES ROSALYN’S HEALING HIDEOUT: This set is full of beautiful colors, interesting details, and great play-features. It is basically a little health clinic run by an elf named Rosalyn Nightshade. The dark-blue and light-aqua color-scheme with intricate decorations on both Rosalyn and her dragon is very dramatic, and there are many interesting little accessories as well. The whole set has a deeply enchanted feel to it. Here is the official description: Join exciting adventures in Elvendale as Rosalyn Nightshade the healer elf aids the elves in their quest and guards the forest with Sapphire the dragon, featuring translucent wings, space for 2 mini-doll figures and the baby dragon on her back, plus an unfolding tree that reveals a hidden 2-level treehouse with an alchemy room and medical workstation. Includes 2 mini-doll figures: Rosalyn Nightshade and Naida Riverheart, plus Rimlin the Goblin, Sapphire the dragon, Lula the baby dragon and Lil’ Blu the baby bear figures. Dragon with wings extended measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 9” (23cm) wide. Healing hideout measures over 6” (16cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep. 460 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE

#41188 LEGO ELVES BREAKOUT FROM THE GOBLIN KING’S FORTRESS: This is the largest LEGO Elves sets for the summer, featuring the lair of the Goblin King himself. The structure itself is quite low and stocky – more like a medieval fortress, rather than tall and intimidating, like most evil castles (the #41180 LEGO Elves Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle was a good example of this). Make no mistake though, just because this fortress is short, it doesn’t mean it’s less evil. There is a prominently featured dangling prison cage, lots of carnivorous plants, a firing catapult, sharp thorns everywhere, and an ominous portal. Here is the official description: Join the exciting adventures in Elvendale as Emily Jones sneaks into the Goblin King’s Fortress to save her sister, Sophie Jones. This set includes Emily’s raft with a grappling hook and movable rudder, plus the fortress with a lowering drawbridge, secret door behind the crystals, firing catapult, revolving throne and a dangling cage over snapping plants. Includes 3 mini-doll figures: the Goblin King, Emily Jones and Sophie Jones, plus Tufflin the Goblin and shadow raven figures. Goblin King’s Fortress measures over 7” (20cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep. 695 pieces. Price: $69.99 – BUY HERE

LEGO Elves sets continue to be beautiful and magical with really nice offerings. I particularly like the goblin sets this year, especially the #41183 LEGO Elves The Goblin King’s Evil Dragon, the #41185 LEGO Elves Magic Rescue fro the Goblin Village, and the #41188 LEGO Elves Breakout from the Goblin King’s Fortress. On the elves side, the most beautiful sets are the #41184 LEGO Elves Aira’s Airship & the Amulet Chase and the #41187 LEGO Elves Rosalyn’s Healing Hideout. But that’s just my preference. You can’t really go wrong with any of the LEGO Elves sets. You can find them all under the LEGO Elves section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the latest LEGO Elves sets? Do you have a favorite? Are you planning to get any of them, or do you have some of them already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉

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BLProductions July 5, 2017 at 10:36 AM

I really like the Goblin King’s Fortress – so much Spring Yellowish Green and Sand Green, and lots of great pieces as well. I would get it, but I almost like the Goblin King’s Dragon (Ashwing, I think the name is) more, and I’m not sure which to get… I do not want two Goblin King minidolls. Anyways, all three sets this wave are pretty good, although I think for $20 Azari’s chariot could have been bulked up more to justify the price. The blue dragon in Rosalyn’s Healing Hideout is nice as well, and I like that they’re continuing with the Elves dragons. 🙂
So, when are the actual episodes (the 22 minute long ones) airing, or have they aired already? Or were there no episodes at all, besides the webisodes? The storyline this year is intriguing, and the webisodes don’t really tell a full story. 😕

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admin July 5, 2017 at 2:38 PM

My understanding is that it is only the webisodes that tell the story. Not all of them were released yet, but I did include them in the previous post. Eventually they should be released on DVD as well. I also really like the dragons; interesting builds, beautiful colors, and they look great on display. If you don’t want two Goblin kings, I’m sure you can sell or trade the second one. It is one of the most desirable minifigs in this collection. I know some people who are building armies with the little guy. 🙄

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BLProductions July 5, 2017 at 8:04 PM

Ah well. I liked the longer episodes better. The webisodes I’ve seen have told the same piece of the story over and over again, but I haven’t seen the latest ones, so those may be different. My main issues with the dragons are the stickers and the eyelashes (which are un-dragonlike), but I’ve decided to leave off any stickers I dislike and ignore the eyelashes. I considered selling the second Goblin King, but my purist self that must keep every set whole will not allow it. Plus, the two sets make $100, which is more than I’m willing to spend on one theme when there are large Ninjago, Star Wars, Creator, and Technic sets I also want to get. An army of Goblin Kings sounds… intriguing. I suppose many of them are calvary, since they come with (winged) steeds. 🙂

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admin July 5, 2017 at 10:58 PM

Yeah, there are a lot of new sets to choose from, and there is more to come, so budgeting needs to be done carefully. Most of the regular sets should be available until at least the end of the year, so there is some time to figure out what to get. I don’t like stickers either. 🙁

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Håkan July 6, 2017 at 7:17 AM

Apparently, selling duplicate figures could be a good source of covering your losses, I’ve understood.

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admin July 6, 2017 at 3:52 PM

Yes, for people who don’t care for minifigs, they pretty much own their LEGO free and clear if they sell the minifigures. 😉

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brickmaster July 5, 2017 at 3:21 PM

The dragons and goblins are great. I just find it weird that the goblin king looks like a regular elf. They should have made him more like a goblin. I like the minifig, but I would just use it as an evil elf or something

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Håkan July 5, 2017 at 4:06 PM

The King of Goblins might not necessarily be a Goblin, himself…

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