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70840-1

Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

Welcome to Apocalypseburg! is LEGO set 70840-1. It has a score of 96. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 10 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 14 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 2.54% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

70840-1 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

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We calculate the average rating when we've found two or more scored reviews. This set is good compared to all other sets. Read more about the ratings distribution chart here.

Recommendations

Recomended 71%

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Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2019 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.09, 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)

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Average PPM for System in 2019 is 16.84. PPM for this set is 23.08, which is worse.

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

Brickset Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: yes 98 / 100 → 98 / 100

amazon.com Recommendation: yes 4.9 / 5 → 98 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.88 / 5 → 98 / 100

True North Bricks Recommendation: meh 91 / 100 → 91 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 9 / 10 → 90 / 100

Unscored reviews

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: yes

Brickset News Recommendation: yes

Brickset News Recommendation: yes

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes

Bricksfanz Recommendation: yes

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: yes

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

BZPower Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 70840-1
Name: Welcome to Apocalypseburg!
Parts: 3178
Minifigs: 13

Retail price (USD):
Original: 299.99
Inflation adjusted: 299.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.09
Inflation adjusted: 0.09

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 23.08
Inflation adjusted: 23.08

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Brickset

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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BricktasticBlog

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Recommendation: yes 98 / 100 by John

While the set is brilliant to both build and play with, it's not easy to play with it, as a good chunk of the sections need to be removed to get access. Now, I understand that this is the case for modulars as well, but in this case it negates the need for ladders. It's honestly the smallest thing, but I had to try to find a flaw somewhere!

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amazon.com

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Recommendation: yes 4.9 / 5 from 49 reviews

This is one of the best lego that our family has built. We have 3 boys and it was such an enjoyable build. Our younger son loves the mini figures and smaller builds while the older sons handle the more technical aspects. It is a massive set for the price and took us all of two days to build. The playability will keep the kids busy for hours plus it is just a beautiful set to look at. If you like the Lego movie then this is a must have in your collection.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 49 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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LEGO

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Recommendation: meh 4.88 / 5 from 33 reviews

Welcome to Apocalypseburg is one of the best sets ever to grace the shelf. Its an incredible design and the piece count for the price is spot on! The minifigure selection is great and the play features are cool. The build was awesome and I loved seeing a lot of new techniques. It was quite exciting to see a bunch of different LEGO pieces instead of only a few different pieces. The size of this set is also very appropriate for the price. Overall, 10/10

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 33 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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True North Bricks

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Recommendation: meh 91 / 100 by Tom

Welcome to Apocalypseburg is is epic. The set has a really high price tag, but you are really getting your money's worth in terms of design, build-time, exclusive Minifigures, and entertainment. The value per brick also good, though not the phenomenal, single-digit number you might expect from a set this size. This set has given me hours of photography, and who knows how many more of simply exploring and being amazed by the whole thing. This set is definitely worth the purchase, and I highly recommend it.

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Eurobricks

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Recommendation: yes 9 / 10 by Ecclesiastes

A fantastic set. Building it was absolutely fun and challenging. Not in any way repetitive steps and around every corner a new story. By looking at the finished model you would just wish you were a minifig yourself so you could wander around in Apocalypse Burg!

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JANGBRiCKS

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Recommendation: yes by Jang

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: yes by CapnRex101

Larger models usually offer an enjoyable buildings experience and 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg certainly follows that trend, exhibiting numerous unusual techniques and some wonderful pieces. I was particularly impressed by the design of the Statue of Liberty's head which is incredibly intricate and the rigidity of the arm is impressive too, demonstrating exemplary integration between System and Technic elements.

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: yes by CapnRex101

Extraordinary models have been produced for each LEGO movie so the weight of expectation upon 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg is considerable. Fortunately, I am thoroughly impressed with this set. It looks absolutely magnificent when completed, capturing every feature that one might expect to encounter in a post-apocalyptic world and incorporating numerous superb details which only become visible under close inspection.

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: yes by Rob

It's easily the best set from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part's range, and it will remain as one of the best releases of 2019, undoubtedly. A luxury LEGO set in every way. Not one that everyone will be lucky enough to own, but one that everyone should try to own.

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Bricksfanz

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Recommendation: yes by Adam White

NINJAGO City set the standards for LEGO Movie D2C sets and that's probably my favourite ever set and build. So this had a rather high bar to reach. In fact all the large-scale LEGO sets based on the various movies from the Sea Cow to Joker's Manor have been mighty impressive. But there is a new champ in town and words or indeed pictures really don't convey how impressive this set is.

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: yes by Rod

As a finished model, Apocalypseburg is an excellent LEGO set. It's impressive in both its scale, and in the detailing which covers every surface. Wherever you look, the model is packed with fun details, functional-looking machinery, and clever constructions that look like repurposed salvage.

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Recommendation: meh by Tim Johnson

Large LEGO sets can be notorious for repetition during the building process, but allow Apocalypseburg to break the habit as one of the most entertaining experiences. The set follows a style of busy, detailed structures in a controlled environment which is a method successfully trialled by 70620 Ninjago City. Every segment tells a story and you can't be sure what it is until it is built. What might seem like a cute torture chamber, turns out to be just an improvised barber shop. Allowing comedy from the film to seep into the set is a bonus perk of the LEGO Movie 2 theme, and Apocalypseburg makes the most of it by packing every room with Easter eggs and funny pop culture references.

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BZPower

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Recommendation: meh by Andrew

I think 70840 makes for a pretty great set. It's a striking display piece clearly aimed at the TFOL/AFOL market, packed full of well-thought details, masterful brick geometry and delicious parts. The minifigure selection is large and - as it includes several exclusive characters - valuable to collectors. While this direct-to-consumer mega-set may not have the same level of complexity or cohesiveness as my personal gold standard for LEGO products of this kind, Ninjago City, it's definitely worth picking up if you can afford to!

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