With Easter coming up on April 21st, manufacturers and retailers are all trying to catch our attention with special promotions and little items to fill Easter baskets. In the case of LEGO, they are offering the #853958 LEGO Chicken Skater Pod with purchases of $35 or more at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. And there is also the cute #40350 LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Chick, which is available at the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.
As I already got myself a #853958 LEGO Chicken Skater Pod, I thought to talk about it a bit, because I was surprised by how much is crammed into such a tiny set. Although I don’t have all the pods that LEGO released in the past few years, I do have some of them, and I think they are great little collectibles. Each of the pods comes with one minifig, which can be attached to a couple of studs inside one half of the pod. There is an already applied sticker which servers as a backdrop behind the character.
The other side of the pod has an embedded 6×6 round plate, which means that there are plenty of studs to attach weaponry, accessories, and even build little scenes. The #853958 LEGO Chicken Skater Pod comes with such little scene. The medium-azure 6×6 round plate serves as water, and a second layer of lime-green plates is added to represent grass. Then, there is greenery made up with those really nice three-leafed pieces in two shades of green, flowers, and a little creek represented by translucent blue elements.
In the center of the scenery is a skating ramp built with reddish-brown pieces. Now, I’m not sure why the little white bunny and the boy dressed in a chicken suit are skating, but hey, it’s fun! Don’t expect the play-feature to be too sophisticated though. You can sort of glide down the bunny on skates and the Chicken Suit Boy, but it’s mostly just pretend play. There is also a golden trophy for whoever is the winner of the skating competition.
The Chicken Suit Boy is exclusive to this set, and he is absolutely adorable. The costume comes in soft light-yellow, the torso has feather decorations both the front and the back, and the legs are dual-moulded with two colors. The head only has one face print. The bunny is also quite special as it only appeared in two other sets previously.
Even with all this stuff inside, the pod can easily be closed. At the front, there is a ventricular image, which changes from a chicken beak breaking through eggshell to the Chicken Suit Boy peaking through (you can see how this works in the video-review above). The whole thing is just really well done and it’s a lovely little pocket toy and collectible. As this is a free set with a low minimum purchase requirement, I would say it’s definitely worth it. The a #853958 LEGO Chicken Skater Pod is free with purchases of $35 or more until April 22nd at LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
The #40350 LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Chick is another great set for Easter. It is not free, but it is small and inexpensive enough for the Easter basket. The chick is very cute, using three shades of yellow/orange; standard yellow, bright-light-orange, and standard orange. I like the addition of the little scenery with flowers and a couple of eggs. The set includes 121 pieces, and the price is $9.99. You can find it at the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.
LEGO also put together a helpful page with small sets under $30 that could make nice gift items for Easter. The list includes sets from a variety of themes, so there is something to match everyone’s interest. There are small sets from LEGO City, LEGO Creator, LEGO Friends, LEGO Disney, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Speed Champions, LEGO Technic, and more. And of course, you can also browse the entire currently available selection at the Online LEGO Shop.
And, if you already have a good collection of LEGO pieces, you can build your own Easter projects, like Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, Easter-themed mosaics, and more. The LEGO Classic sets are especially suitable for these types of projects, as they include simple pieces in a rainbow of delightful colors. Happy Easter, and happy building!
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Easter sets this year? Are you planning on any Easter projects using LEGO bricks? Feel free to share your thoughts and own ideas in the comment section below!
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