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75551-1 Brick-built Minions and their Lair

75551-1

Brick-built Minions and their Lair

Brick-built Minions and their Lair is LEGO set 75551-1. It has a score of 79. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 45.16% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Minions: The Rise of Gru.

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Average rating

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Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2020 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.06, 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 2020 is 16.13. PPM for this set is 16.66, 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

Just2Good Recommendation: yes A → 90 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4.1 / 5 → 82 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: meh 78 / 100 → 78 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: no 3.63 / 5 → 73 / 100

Rebrickable Recommendation: meh 7 / 10 → 70 / 100

Unscored reviews

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: meh

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: yes

New Elementary

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

Bricksfanz Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 75551-1
Name: Brick-built Minions and their Lair
Parts: 876
Minifigs: 3

Retail price (USD):
Original: 49.99
Inflation adjusted: 49.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.06
Inflation adjusted: 0.06

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 16.66
Inflation adjusted: 16.66

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Just2Good

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Recommendation: yes A → 90 / 100

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Brickset

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Recommendation: meh 4.1 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: meh 78 / 100

75551 Brick-Built Minions & Their Lair was reviewed in issue 69 of Blocks Magazine.

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LEGO

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Recommendation: no 3.63 / 5 from 43 reviews

Gerard got this for his 6th birthday and thought it was great and not too hard to build. Good value for money compared to other sets.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 43 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 7 / 10 by jaredhinton

These are an absolute must buy for fans of the franchise, they are great display models (I'm keeping Bob and Stuart on my shelf for a while). And should also be high on your list when looking for sets for that age of kid where they're starting to get the hang of more challenging builds but aren't ready for some larger, more complex sets. It was the perfect challenge for my 6 year old but a little too delicate for my 4 year old. However you feel about Minions I guarantee you will have fun building these, especially if you have kids.

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JANGBRiCKS

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Recommendation: meh by Jang

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: yes by Chris Doyle

This set was a positive surprise for me in many ways. The problematic 75549 Minions: Unstoppable Bike Chase came in at nearly 15 cents/part, which made me a bit nervous when I started to run the calculation for this set. But at 876 pieces for just $49.99 US, this set shows an amazing difference at under six cents a piece. That's a great value for anyone looking for parts kits and, as noted above, there are a lot of great new elements and recolors to be had here. And all the builds are fun and character-accurate. The play features are well designed and just the right level of goofy-cute. Pretty much a “win" on every metric.

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New Elementary

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by Tim Johnson

Let's discover what LEGO Minions are made of, starting with the new-for-2020 LEGO parts that comprise the giant Minions found in 75551.

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New Elementary

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Recommendation: meh by Tim Johnson

This set is much more fun, coming in at 876 elements and although it is a basic, relatively unremarkable build I found an innate satisfaction in building curved LEGO walls and topping the lot with quarter-domes. Despite the differences between the Minions' insides, it does get repetitive if you build all 3 yourself so this is definitely a good one to share with friends and family.

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Bricksfanz

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Recommendation: meh by Adam White

When the sets based on the film were first revealed, this one gained the most attention. After building it, I totally understand why. I quite like the way it is a combination of being a display piece and a playset. For older LEGO fans you can have those loveable yellow chaps sitting on your desk or shelf, and younger LEGO fans can play out their own wacky Minions adventures.

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