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The LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

The first wave of sets for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was released at the beginning of the month, and LEGO fans have been excited to try them out. The sets are fun and wacky with unusual vehicles and interesting characters. We get some of our old friends from the first movie, as well as new additions. Besides the nineteen sets we already know about, today, LEGO announced another set in the collection; the #70840 The LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! Below is the press release with all the details. Check them out and let’s discuss! 🙂

Build and role-play with this huge The LEGO Movie 2 Apocalypseburg model! Enjoy an epic 360-degree play experience—and prepare for an alien invasion—with the #70840 The LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! construction toy. An advanced building set, it has over 3,000 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders. It features a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 minifigures to role-play and reimagine your favorite scenes from the blockbuster film.

  • This creative toy includes 12 new-for-January-2019 The LEGO Movie 2 minifigures: Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, ’Where are my pants?’ Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse, plus a rat figure.
  • This huge Apocalypseburg construction toy has removable modules for easy play and features a section of the Statue of Liberty, café, Scribble Cop’s office, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and more!
  • The Statue of Liberty section of this playset features a buildable torch, opening Lady Liberty head with a chill-out room including a buildable telescope, and three lookout platforms.
  • The Coffee Unchained café features a service counter, cash register, buildable coffee machine with 2 coffee pumps, table and seat, and an outdoor table with a parasol and 2 seats.
  • Scribble Cop’s office features an opening jail door and chair-kicking function.
  • Armory features a mannequin, goggles, three minifigure helmet elements, and two buildable weapons.
  • Barber’s/tattoo parlor features a barber’s chair, buildable tattoo machine and hair-cutting tool elements.
  • Lucy’s hideout features a buildable bed with a secret compartment containing various fun elements including a love letter from Batman. The room also features weapon storage and assorted elements including new-for-January-2019 barbed wire.
  • The removable roof of Lucy’s hideout has a buildable seat, engine truck front, and water tower.
  • Fuse’s rooftop workshop features a buildable tool chest with a buildable fire extinguisher.
  • Rooftop diner features a buildable V8 engine deep-fat fryer, table, oven, ketchup, and mustard dispensers, plus frying pan and food elements.
  • Train-carriage-shaped gym features a buildable punching bag with alien invader decoration and a weightlifting bench.
  • Truck-shaped spa features a buildable hot tub and shower.
  • This building set also includes Chainsaw Dave’s surfboard rack with 2 surfboards, lookout area with a buildable telescope, an opening sewer and various ladders.
  • Weapons for The LEGO Movie 2 characters include Lucy’s crossbow. Accessory elements include Emmet’s two coffee mugs, Lucy’s quiver, plus six new-for-January-2019 Skeletron head elements (1 as a basketball, 1 on a signpost, 1 as engine decoration, 2 as hair mannequins, and 1 on the armory mannequin).
  • This new-for-January-2019 toy measures over 20” (52cm) high, 19” (49cm) wide and 12” (33cm) deep.
  • Includes 3,178 pieces.
  • Recommended for ages 16+.

Below are some additional images with some of the interior scenes from the set, along with the characters. Check out all that awesome post-apocalyptic gear and decoration!

The #70840 The LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set is going to be available directly from LEGO on Wednesday, January 2019. Prices are as follows: US $299.99 – CA $399.99 – DE €299.99 – UK £279.99 – FR €299.99 – DK 2,499DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). For more pictures and other details, visit The LEGO Movie 2 section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Everything about this set looks so much fun! The post-apocalyptic vibe, the little nooks and corners all around the set, the tilted Statue of Liberty, the colors, the minifigs… I expect that it is going to be very popular! Also, remember that there is a really nice promotion going on right now for LEGO VIP members who purchase The LEGO Movie 2 sets! You will get two cinema tickets to The LEGO Movie 2 if you spend $60 or more on The LEGO Movie 2 sets. After your purchase, you have 21 days to go to VIPExclusiveOffer.com, upload your physical or digital receipt, and receive your movie tickets!

What do you think? How do you like the #70840 The LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! and the other sets related to the upcoming film? Are you planning to get them? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • brickmaster January 4, 2019, 12:23 PM

    This looks perfect for Planet of the Apes! But why no sewer babies? Are we going to get any? They were prominent in every trailer we have seen so far.

    • TomTom January 4, 2019, 12:27 PM

      I read they will come in the second wave, probably later this year.

  • LEGOJeff January 4, 2019, 12:40 PM

    Just look at all that sand green! This set looks more like an AFOL build than set. I love it! Not looking forward to all those stickers though. Is the punching bag supposed to be a Duplo?

  • Sith015 January 4, 2019, 1:57 PM

    I think this would even go well with Star Wars, which is my favorite theme!!! Just pretend it’s one of the planets with rebels. The Statue of Liberty could be a statue of their long gone leader or something. 😀

  • Tito January 4, 2019, 2:05 PM

    It’s a great set, but why is it so expensive? Ninjago City has almost 1700 pieces more for the same price! That’s a huge difference, and they are both based on a lego movie. Why???

  • Legostuff14 January 4, 2019, 2:18 PM

    That’s what I said brickmaster, when I brought the set up a week and a half ago. I want it but I don’t have the money for now. Maybe I’ll get it in the summer. Right now , I’m not that impressed by most of the Lego movie2 sets. But because I’m creating a wasteland theme for my Ninjago , I think I might get a couple of sets like Lucy’s and Emmet’s Escape car ( very mad max like). Oh, can’t wait for mini figures to come out. I like you’re star wars concept sith015 . Or I’m thinking more in the marvel universe after thanos destruction and the heroes start coming back.

  • Hayato January 4, 2019, 3:59 PM

    I’m torn. I love the look of this set. But man, it’s expensive, and my kids would tear it apart in no time. It’s really awesome though. As someone else said, it reminds me of Planet of the Apes.

  • Will January 4, 2019, 4:19 PM

    The high price could be due to a few factors.

    First if this set is featuring new molded parts.
    Second, if these parts are large. In other words, contain more plastic.
    Third, because they can. The LEGO Movie is just a more popular license even though it’s owned outright by LEGO. The fact is there will be more demand overall so they pad the price tags. It wasn’t so apparent for the first movie since they weren’t sure what the reception would be, but they definitely took it into consideration with the LEGO Batman Movie and then reigned it back under control with the LEGO Ninjago Movie.

    I know I started becoming a bit more picky with the new LEGO Movie 2 sets since it does seem like they have a fairly high price per piece average for some of the sets and there are just so many of them. But I must admit, this one is pretty high on my list.

  • Legostuff14 January 4, 2019, 4:48 PM

    Right on the nose, will. It’s funny how if you look at the let’s say the ninjago and city fire Department theme ,the prices are reasonable . But , city police theme is not. I think the reason the ninjago theme is fairly inexpensive is because Lego is rehashing old sets. So, they sell it cheaper than if it’s a brand new theme in the series. Same with the city police theme it’s new and Lego is not sure on how it will sale but, they also don’t want to cut their nose despite their face. It’s a very fine line that Lego balance between customers in business.

  • Håkan January 4, 2019, 5:37 PM

    Will buy it for the Harley Quinn and Batman figs… Throw away the rest…

    (Nah, the whole thing is too big and expensive for me. I don’t even have the space available…)

  • Håkan January 4, 2019, 5:49 PM

    Btw, not sure if I can spot all the references, but Chainsaw Dave at least is clearly a reference to the CMF S2 Surfer…

  • Rob January 4, 2019, 6:00 PM

    Amazing looking model! I have no interest in buying it, but the attention to detail is really something else! 😉 I’m super tight on room, already have a couple more sets I’d like to get and money has to go toward something else right now, but I really do give credit to Lego for always making even sets I doubt I’d ever get at least a little tempting.

    I do have room for one more shelf that the Big Ben/Elizabeth Tower will go on, with the Creator Expert Mini Cooper (#10242) next to it as a Lego collection aimed toward the U.K.

    I need more space! 🙂

    Anyway, on goes my study to figure out why small interlocking pieces of plastic still seem so addictive! 😀

    • admin January 4, 2019, 9:09 PM

      Looking forward to reading your scholarly research paper about our addiction to small interlocking pieces of plastic! 😀

  • BLProductions January 4, 2019, 6:09 PM

    I think this looks like a great set; there are tons of details and odd pieces that really give the set an apocalyptic feel. The colors are muted but varied, giving a dusty, run-down look and making Emmett stand out more. The minifigs also look excellent, and I like how pretty much all of them have their own room in the set. A few of my favorite details are the arrow in the hot dog bun, the skis used for the signs on the right, and the Camper Van wreck hidden under the Statue’s book. Speaking of the Statue, this is the set for those people who complained about last year’s Architecture version (21042) lacking a face, as this one looks pretty good. On the other hand, the back does seem plain and too flat, and the colors do make the set appear rather dull on the whole.
    In terms of the concerns with the price, I agree with Will’s points. There haven’t been a lot of Sand Green or Sand Blue parts over the years (and most are printed) and large parts are costly to make, so lots of large and recolored elements will raise the price. Additionally, LEGO probably judges prices from volume of plastic as well as price per piece; so while Ninjago City is parts-dense, there are a lot of large molds in this set, many more than in Ninjago City, which increases the amount of plastic relative to the piece count, and likely therefore the price. Finally, while Will’s third point is valid, I expect there are extra licensing fees with DC as well….
    Overall, I like this set, but I am not interested in getting it. The price does seem high, but I suppose LEGO has its reasons. 😕
    Also, there are high-quality images of the minifigs on Brickset: https://brickset.com/article/41438/70840-welcome-to-apocalypseburg!-the-minifigures Green Lantern is so enthusiastic….

    • admin January 4, 2019, 9:17 PM

      Larry the Barista is the best! And the Where Are My Pants guy has armor pieces but still no pants! 😀

      LEGO continues to test our breaking point for price tolerances. I’m sure there are license fees involved, but a lot of the price setting is still up to LEGO to decide. It’s interesting to note that almost all TLM2 sets are already on sale on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VugFh7

  • Legostuff14 January 4, 2019, 8:19 PM

    Customers and business correction on my comment above. However we look at it we all agree that this set is too expensive.

  • gid617 January 5, 2019, 11:12 AM

    With all the comments on the high price of this set, I scrolled back up expecting it to have only 2200 pieces for the $300. 😆 It’s really not a bad price IMHO (it’s Ninjago City that was impressively low when it came to piece count) and definitely an awesome set. That said, it’s a little beyond my price range. But I do think it’s really cool to see basically an official LEGO post-apoc theme. I’ve built precious little in that genera myself, but others have done some really impressive stuff and it’s a theme that seems to lend itself well to LEGO. A toppled Statue of Liberty was a brilliant idea and the designers pulled it off beautifully.

    • Håkan January 5, 2019, 3:27 PM

      It’s also been remarked that Ninjago City had a lot of comparably small parts.

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