Today, I thought to talk a little bit about the LEGO Unikitty sets that were released last month. Most LEGO fans know Unikitty from The LEGO Movie, but since then, she also got her own TV show on Cartoon Network as well various merchandise, and her own line of LEGO sets. The first season of the TV show has been airing on Cartoon Network throughout the year (if you missed episodes, they are available on Amazon Prime), and it was already announced that a second season is coming. 🙂
While Unikitty’s character from The LEGO Movie was popular with both kids and adults, the TV show is clearly targeting kids, and could be quite bewildering to adults. However, since the LEGO Unikitty sets are also of interest to adult LEGO fans and collectors,, it’s a good idea to have at least a basic understanding of what the show is about.
The plot of the Unikitty TV show is as follows: As the ruler of the Unikingdom, Princess Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. She is mostly interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but do not misunderstand her optimism – she is one kitty/unicorn hybrid not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her own little brother Puppycorn sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, Hawkodile, and Richard. Through it all, Unikitty and her friends make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever while dealing with the evil plots of the Doom Lord Master Frown from Frown Town.
Unikitty is still the energetic, bubbly, and bright princess of Unikingdom we learned to love from The LEGO Movie. She is half-cat-half-unicorn, with emotions so strong that they can change her color and even physical form. Prince Puppycorn is Unikitty’s high-energy and sometimes clueless little brother, and yes, he is a puppy/unicorn hybrid. He also has the attention span of 0.2 seconds, but loves to join Unikitty on adventures. Dr. Fox is a brainy and brilliant scientist working out of her hi-tech lab deep beneath Unikitty’s castle. Her experiments and inventions can both create and resolve problems, and she is also best friends with Unikitty. Hawkodile is Unikitty’s stone-cold, totally ripped, royal bodyguard who is half-hawk-half-crocodile. This hardcore survivalist is all about fighting, punching, training for fighting, and one-liners, but deep inside, he has a soft heart and maybe a tiny crush on Dr. Fox. He also has many other skills like playing bass guitar and flamenco dancing. And, there is Richard, the super-boring, no-fun “adult” of the castle, represented by a 1×3 gray LEGO brick, who tries to get Unikitty to always make responsible choices. He’s like a living, floating encyclopedia filled with boring Unikingdom trivia, but he gives good advice (although Unikitty usually doesn’t follow it). He has no sense of humor and doesn’t like goofing off, but he’s devoted to Unikitty and would never let her down.
Master Frown is the bully badguy (and one of the Doom Lords) who is dedicated to making sure Unikitty has a bad day. He’s a petty, obnoxious Doom Lord, only happy when he’s ruining someone’s day. To spread his bad mood near and far, Master Frown has enlisted the unwilling help of his roommate Brock. Brock, however, is too lazy and chill to be much of a badguy. He rather hangs around playing video games than bothering Unikitty, but sometimes he’ll tag along with Master Frown on his badguy missions. There are also supporting characters in all kinds of bizarre shapes and sizes that you will find in both the Unikitty TV show and in the LEGO Unikitty sets, like Feebee, Dino Dude, Square Bear, Kick Flip, Burger Person, Beatsy, Beau, SSSnake, Cloud Berry, Brock, Stocko, Penny, Buzz, and more.
Speaking of the LEGO Unikitty sets, there are six of them; the #41451 LEGO Unikitty Cloud Car, the #41452 LEGO Unikitty Prince Puppycorn Trike, the #41453 LEGO Unikitty Party Time, the #41454 LEGO Unikitty Dr. Fox Laboratory, the #41455 LEGO Unikitty Unikingdom Creative Brick Box, and the #41456 LEGO Unikitty Unikingdom Fairground Fun.
From a kid’s perspective, the sets are fun because they recreate scenes and characters from the TV show. For older LEGO fans, the sets can be interesting for unique parts, colors, accessories, and printed pieces. I especially like the #41454 LEGO Unikitty Dr. Fox Laboratory, because of all the mad scientist lab equipment, like the sparkle matter scanner with conveyor belt function, posable robotic arms, examination table, rotating canister holder, movable horn polisher, and Dr. Fox’s shrinking ray gun. If you are wondering why Prince Puppycorn looks so shaken, it’s because he was experimented on. Yeah, the story gets dark…
Another good set worth considering is the #41455 LEGO Unikitty Unikingdom Creative Brick Box. It’s basically like the LEGO Classic brick boxes with a bunch of parts in a reusable plastic storage container. There are simple guided builds of 16 characters from the TV series, moving onto slightly more difficult scenery builds and finally the Unikitty Castle.
The most outstanding set in the LEGO Unikitty collection is the #41456 LEGO Unikitty Unikingdom Fairground Fun. It features a small but working roller coaster with the new roller coaster tracks (in purple) and cars (in lime-green), a spinning chair ride, a couple of bumper cars, and some accessories. It’s worth noting that the prices of the LEGO Unikitty sets are unusually low, with 7.8-9.9 cents/piece. So, even if you are only considering these sets for the pieces, they are an excellent deal!
Also, we can’t forget about the #41775 LEGO Unikitty Collectibles Series 1, with twelve limited edition Unikitty and Prince Puppycorn figures. Each of the characters comes in a sealed mystery bag with a collector’s leaflet, pieces to build one of the figures (they are fully printed!), and a display plate shaped lie a cloud (very useful!). Hardcore Unikitty fan will likely collect them all, others may just pick their favorite versions of the characters, or get the figures just for the unique colors and printed parts.
The LEGO Unikitty sets are in some way similar to the LEGO Angry Birds sets; strange but creative settings and vehicles, unusual looking characters, and a story that mostly appeals to young kids. However, older LEGO fans may also want to check them out for the nice pieces, unique colors, fun accessories, and interesting printed elements. The fact that the price is so low on all of the sets makes them especially attractive as parts packs. You can find them all at the LEGO Unikitty section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Unikitty sets? Do you have any of them already? Or are you planning to get some of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below! 😉
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