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70801-1 Melting Room


Melting Room

Melting Room is LEGO set 70801-1. It has a score of 78. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 11 scored reviews and 18 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 42.26% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2014, and it is categorised in The LEGO Movie.


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Average rating



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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2014 is 0.13. PPP for this set is 0.12, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for System in 2014 is 18.1. PPM for this set is 4.68, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

From Bricks To Bothans Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 53 / 60 → 88 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.2 / 5 → 84 / 100

ttpm Recommendation: no 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog Recommendation: meh 3.9 / 5 → 78 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: no 3.6 / 5 → 72 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: no B → 70 / 100

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: no 7 / 10 → 70 / 100

Brickpicker Recommendation: meh 6.7 / 10 → 67 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: no 63 / 100 → 63 / 100

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Set information

Set ID: 70801-1
Name: Melting Room
Parts: 122
Minifigs: 3

Retail price (USD):
Original: 12.99
Inflation adjusted: 14.03

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.11
Inflation adjusted: 0.12

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 4.33
Inflation adjusted: 4.68

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From Bricks To Bothans

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 by Nick Martin

This set captures some of the magic that has been lost in recent years in the small-set range with the proliferation of battlepacks and minifig collections. This is a small set where the value is defined by the parts instead of the figures, and that's just wonderful. The last set I knew of that delivered this kind of value was the Venomari Shrine back when the “brick" bricks first came out. More than that, the set was fun to build, and did what so many licensed sets never have: they made me want to go see the movie.

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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

At $13, you get a couple of protagonists in the movie as well as a bad guy. The scene depicts what may be a pivotal scene in the movie. For you builders, you get a lot of cool pieces and a lot of leftover pieces too after you've finished building the set.

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Recommendation: meh 53 / 60 by Balthazar

Small but great set with awesome minifigs - what else do we need?

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Recommendation: meh 4.2 / 5 from 222 reviews

My 3 year old adores Emmet and The Lego Movie. It's what got him into loving legos so much. I'm happy to have found this on Amazon as most of the Lego movie sets are discontinued. The set is on the small side but that's okay. The "melting room" comes with a movable laser gun, moving Lego stretcher, and the big laser guns platform can swing in and out. It also comes with 3 figures which is a huge deal for such a small set. Emmet also has two faces on front and back, one is smiley emmet and other one is Ahhh emmet. I'm not sure what the msrp is, I got it around $11.70 All in all, I highly recommend this Lego set and just note that it has lots of small pieces.

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Recommendation: no 4 / 5

This is a fun way for fans of The LEGO Movie to recreate scenes from the movie or imagine all-new adventures for the LEGO characters. The moving parts and detailed pieces of the laser machine add lots of playability to this set.

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Recommendation: meh 3.9 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

This is a pretty cool set. I can't really fault it at its price point, as the minifigures are good and build works. Definitely a good cheap LEGO Movie set.

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Recommendation: no 3.6 / 5 from 4 reviews

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Recommendation: no B → 70 / 100

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Recommendation: no 7 / 10 by John

The build itself is another simple one, but I reckon there is plenty of playability in it for kids. Again, it's a good set for the minifigs alone! When picking it up it can have a bit of a mind of it's own, with the laser swinging around everywhere, but it's a minor gripe.

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Recommendation: meh 6.7 / 10 from 1 review

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Recommendation: no 63 / 100 by Fritzy

The Melting Room is an easy, time-friendly build and a good starter set for the rest of the theme, especially because there's potential for it to pair with Lord Business' Lair for a more complete experience. Failing that, it'll be seen as a quirky, compact display piece with some decent interaction to it.

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by Clone OPatra

Melting Room is a surprisingly good little set, surprising because I thought it didn't look so hot before I opened it up and built it. It doesn't scream buy as much as its sister set in this price range, Getaway Glider, but it's still worth picking up. The minifigures are good, especially the Robo SWAT. The model is pretty fun and looks good for what it is, but of course a little drab. The designer worked in some desirable parts, so for people looking for good parts, this has some.

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by Jay

For 20 bucks and even less if you manage to find it at 20% off, Melting Room is a really great buy. For a small set, it contains a disproportionate amount of useful parts and you get some decent minifigs as well. Put on display, it holds up pretty well as well. I think it's a lot better value than the smaller set counterpart, the Getaway Glider. That being said, it'll be one of those sets where I'll assemble and display for a short while before dismantling and harvesting it for parts.

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by Nathan

While a very basic set, there's an obvious storyline to be played out here. With the moveable table and giant laser on a hinge that can move it in and out from the table, there's plenty of fun to be had.

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by caperberry

The primary and only reason for purchasing this set, in my opinion, is if you're planning on collecting all the minifigures from the theme. As far as I know, many of The LEGO Movie sets have exclusive figures, and no doubt they'll fetch steep prices once the movie comes out and sets become discontinued. In this case, this set provides the (currently) exclusive hoodie Wyldstyle and Robo SWAT with cap, of which Wyldstyle is the most appealing.

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by Matthew

Melting Room is a great little set for the price, and certainly one to pick up if you see it reduced.

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by Andrew

I really enjoy this set and think I may bring it in to work to put on my desk. The set designers managed to cram a lot of playability into a $12.99 set, and it definitely shows. Plus, you get the two protagonists in the cheapest set they both appear in. If you want a taste of the LEGO Movie theme without doling out the dough, this is a great choice. If you're hard set on getting all the variants of the major characters you'll need to pick this one up too.

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