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Since Brick Insights began indexing LEGO reviews we've added 249.5 reviews each week on average. That's a bit misleading since thousands of reviews were added in bursts, but still - that's a lot of reviews! This page shows you what happened this week, since 2021-02-19. You could say it's a week of reviews in review if you wanted to be a bit cheeky.

Highlighted sets

These sets have received extra attention, with multiple reviews for each of them. They're all from 2021 or 2022 and ought to be available for purchase.

80020-1 White Dragon Horse Jet

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Recomended 67%

White Dragon Horse Jet

80020-1 Monkie Kid Season 2 2021

  • 82 / 100 by Tom for True North Bricks
    White Dragon Horse Jet takes the third wave of Monkie Kid sets up a notch. The villain character is interesting, and the set focuses on a female protagonist and her awesome ride. The jet's design is solid and features some interesting build techniques and nice details. My complaints are not major issues. They concern small details in the build and too few minifigs for a set of this size. I enjoyed building this set, but I will not keep it built, except for the vending machine.
  • by Huw for Brickset News
    It's an awesome looking craft that's fun to swoosh. The colour scheme really pops and the angular, yet organic-looking design, is something special. The side builds are somewhat superfluous and probably unwanted by most of us, but of course I appreciate that they enable kids to be able to play out a story without needing additional sets.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    I've been reviewing stuff professionally for years, from video games to gadgets to LEGO® sets, and I always feel like a bit of a hack when gushing about something or unilaterally praising it - but dammit, I just can't find a fault here. We get a main model that is very solid, study and amazingly designed with some techniques I'd sooner expect to see in top-tier MOCs than official sets. We have a fun little side build that feels completely justified, and packs a neat feature. We've got a hoverboard with a recoloured Constraction piece straddled by a cat; a girl hero saving a dude in distress; a funky spider drone with an exciting new molud for legs, uninvasive stickers which do not detract from the final model if not applied; well-integrated features for the kids that don't compromise the aesthetics and plenty of interesting recolours.
76175-1 Attack on the Spider Lair

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Avoid 75%

Attack on the Spider Lair

76175-1 Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man 2021

  • by Chris Doyle for The Brothers Brick
    While this set does have some things to recommend it, overall it feels like more of a miss than a hit. Costing $69.99 for 466 pieces gives a price-per-part ratio of 15 cents per piece, which is pretty terrible. The six minifigures ease that pain a little, but only three of them are exclusive to this set. The parts are not particularly interesting, the build is unexciting, and the “attack" part of the set is almost completely absent. It feels like those factors will all be turn-offs for the average LEGO collector, but I guess I can see this being a popular set for others. The callbacks to the Into the Spider-Verse and other movies will go over well, as will the multiple Spider-outfits.
  • by Chris Wharfe for Brick Fanatics
    Maybe we would have been more generous to 76175 Attack on the Spider Lair if it was, say, £25 cheaper. At £45, it wouldn't feel too heinous, particularly with six minifigures in the box. You could even almost excuse so many of those characters being straight repeats. But at £69.99, it's just impossible to recommend. All it has to offer beyond its exclusive characters is playability, and if that's all you (or your kids) need from a toy, you might want to seek out something cheaper than a LEGO set. As it is, this is a total (web-)swing and a miss.
  • by Adam White for Bricksfanz
    I like that we have a Spider-Man set that offers something a little different to other sets. I can understand the appeal of all these random vehicles, but there don't seem to fit the character of Spider-Man. Why would the webbed wonder, who can do whatever a spider can need a bike, car, plane, helicopter or monster truck when he can swing around on webs? The answer is fun, Spider-Man sets would be pretty boring with just a Spider-Man Minifigure and some web elements. For the average Spider-Man fan, a lair and vehicles, do seem a little disconnected to Spider-Man, but as I've mentioned before, the various animated series seems to be a big influence of the LEGO Spider-Man sets. Overall, this set looks fun, which is a cool reflection of the character. The Minifigure line-up could have been better. The Iron Spider has been overdone and could have been swapped out for something a little more unique, same goes for Venom. I like the Ultimate Spider Suit, despite the confusing naming. Apart from that, it's an interesting build and mostly offers something a little new for the theme.
  • C → 50 / 100 in a video by Just2Good
40457-1 Minnie Mouse

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Indifference 80%

Minnie Mouse

40457-1 Brick Sketches Disney 2021

  • by Dimitri for Brick Fanatics
    While it's not the most conventional of LEGO sets, there is still a lovely aesthetic to 40457 Minnie Mouse. The combination of smooth tiles mixed with studs is a great look and gives the unmistakable appearance of LEGO, but it's still presented in a very unique style. As a relatively cheap and quirky display piece, especially when placed next to Mickey, it looks excellent.
  • by Chris Doyle for The Brothers Brick
    Unless you're a big Mickey and Friends fan, then you'll probably be less than thrilled with these sets. LEGO recently lowered the price point of Brick Sketches to $16.99 US, which makes them feel a little less like a price-gouge. But that price is still way too high for what you get in the set – 12 to 16 cents per part, with no particularly rare or exciting elements and no minifigures. The builds here are very easy, with very little interesting in the way of techniques. And building both kits back to back was really dull. On the positive side, there's no denying that Chris McVeigh was able to create a solid and recognizable likeness of the characters within the part limitations he had to work with. As a display piece, they do work well. If you're a Disney fan or gifting them to someone who is, then there are sure to be some smiles earned from the completed set. But I'd still wait for these to go on sale before I picked them up.
  • by Adam White for Bricksfanz
    Disney has a massive fan base, which expands far beyond the realms of LEGO sets. So it's no surprise the characters of Mickey and Minnie Mouse feature so heavily across various LEGO themes. But I have to say the characters iconic look is a perfect fit for Brick Sketches style. They are a unique build experience and make an equally unique display piece. They may not have the grandeur of much larger LEGO Art sets, but they are still great little sets to brighten up a desk or shelf.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    Although the construction is simple: layering plates, the building experience is pretty rewarding and contrary to my initial expectations, I had a good time assembling the two sets. There is definitely a charm to the stylized interpretation of these classic characters and creating two universally recognisable characters from a pile of shapes is a fun little building experience. I have to admit, the sets are a bit expensive for what they are. A couple extra rare parts, a printed tile with a Disney logo or maybe even a minifig complementary to the subject matter might improve the desirability of these sets, but they do have their charm.
  • by CapnRex101 for Brickset News
    40456 Mickey Mouse and 40457 Minnie Mouse are among the simpler Brick Sketches which have been produced, comprising the same basic shapes as their animated inspiration. These colourful designs encapsulate appropriate personality, especially featuring such round cheeks that create the impression of beaming smiles. Minnie's eyelashes look outstanding as well.
75298-1 AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters

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Indifference 50%

AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters

75298-1 Star Wars MicroFighters 2021

  • by CapnRex101 for Brickset News
    Whereas the majority of Microfighter twin packs have contained one outstanding model and another which is less appealing, 75298 AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters provides two lovely creations! The new AT-AT features many improvements when compared with its predecessor and the accompanying Tauntaun is delightful, integrating recognisable features and matching other Microfighters in style.
  • by Dimitri for Brick Fanatics
    75298 AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighters is a fantastic addition to the LEGO Star Wars line-up. Both models look great and are fantastic micro-renditions of their larger subjects, and they're also a pleasure to build, as despite them coming together fairly quickly, they both exhibit a great use of parts.
40441-1 Shorthair Cats

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Indifference 75%

Shorthair Cats

40441-1 BrickHeadz Pets 2021

  • by Adam White for Bricksfanz
    Unlike the dogs, the cat version is a little more generic. Although Shorthair is a breed of cat, they can vary vastly in their appearance. However, British Blue is a common colour, which I assume is the inspiration for these BrickHeadz versions. The darker grey is broken up thanks to the use of a slightly lighter grey around the face and chest area. I love how well the Wolverine claws work for the whiskers on both cats.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    In the end the sets themselves are cute (well, for BrickHeadz) and will certainly please kids who love animals, but AFOLs who want to expand their collection with new parts will certainly pass on these sets.
  • 4 / 5 by Jay for Jay's Brick Blog
    I think LEGO struck the balance just right with the designs of the shorthair cats – and I don't say that as a cat person! I really like how prominent the whiskers, and great use of colours – the yellow and pink accents against the grey is particularly pleasing.
40456-1 Mickey Mouse

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Indifference 80%

Mickey Mouse

40456-1 Brick Sketches Disney 2021

  • by Chris Doyle for The Brothers Brick
    Unless you're a big Mickey and Friends fan, then you'll probably be less than thrilled with these sets. LEGO recently lowered the price point of Brick Sketches to $16.99 US, which makes them feel a little less like a price-gouge. But that price is still way too high for what you get in the set – 12 to 16 cents per part, with no particularly rare or exciting elements and no minifigures. The builds here are very easy, with very little interesting in the way of techniques. And building both kits back to back was really dull. On the positive side, there's no denying that Chris McVeigh was able to create a solid and recognizable likeness of the characters within the part limitations he had to work with. As a display piece, they do work well. If you're a Disney fan or gifting them to someone who is, then there are sure to be some smiles earned from the completed set. But I'd still wait for these to go on sale before I picked them up.
  • by Dimitri for Brick Fanatics
    There are plenty of traditional LEGO sets available in this price range, and if you're looking for a more substantial build from your LEGO sets, this probably isn't the right choice for you. But if you're in the market for something different, uniquely creative and a great display piece, 40456 Mickey Mouse will make for an interesting experience.
  • by Adam White for Bricksfanz
    Disney has a massive fan base, which expands far beyond the realms of LEGO sets. So it's no surprise the characters of Mickey and Minnie Mouse feature so heavily across various LEGO themes. But I have to say the characters iconic look is a perfect fit for Brick Sketches style. They are a unique build experience and make an equally unique display piece. They may not have the grandeur of much larger LEGO Art sets, but they are still great little sets to brighten up a desk or shelf.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    Although the construction is simple: layering plates, the building experience is pretty rewarding and contrary to my initial expectations, I had a good time assembling the two sets. There is definitely a charm to the stylized interpretation of these classic characters and creating two universally recognisable characters from a pile of shapes is a fun little building experience. I have to admit, the sets are a bit expensive for what they are. A couple extra rare parts, a printed tile with a Disney logo or maybe even a minifig complementary to the subject matter might improve the desirability of these sets, but they do have their charm.
  • by CapnRex101 for Brickset News
    40456 Mickey Mouse and 40457 Minnie Mouse are among the simpler Brick Sketches which have been produced, comprising the same basic shapes as their animated inspiration. These colourful designs encapsulate appropriate personality, especially featuring such round cheeks that create the impression of beaming smiles. Minnie's eyelashes look outstanding as well.
80019-1 Red Son's Inferno Jet

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Indifference 75%

Red Son's Inferno Jet

80019-1 Monkie Kid Season 2 2021

  • by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran for The Brick Fan
    The LEGO Monkie Kid Red Son's Inferno Jet (80019) is a fun little set that I think kids will enjoy. Obviously the main feature here is the missile launchers and I'm afraid that the design will make kids use it more as a gun than as a jet. Let's just say the warning in the instructions didn't apply to me. The Flower Fruit Mountain mini build doesn't really add much to the overall set but another throw in is always good.
  • 73 / 100 by Tom for True North Bricks
    I wanted the Red Son character. However, I have been waiting for a set that I like to include him. The previous releases did not interest me. This set also missed the mark. Had I purchased any third wave Monkie Kid sets I would have bought the Dronecopter to get Red Son. With that said, Dronecopter is much more expensive than this set. Therefore, Red Son's Inferno Jet still presents a cheaper alternative to getting Red Son than any other kit in the Monkie Kid theme. That is this set's main selling point in my opinion.
  • by Adam White for Bricksfanz
    As one of the smaller sets in the latest wave, it's a fairly simple build but the resulting set is fun. I like the little nods to Red Son's other creations and the small bits of detail dotted around the jet help to give it some character. I especially like grey-tinted flames as they are an unusual take of the normal version of the element. Having three Minifigures is a nice bonus, even though they aren't as unique as some of those from some of the other sets.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    80019 doesn't quite have that quantity of new parts but the recolours are for me among the most exciting this wave has produced, and the build was a pleasant surprise. Red Son's Inferno Jet nails the play feature aspect extraordinarily, more so than just about any set I've built recently.
40442-1 Goldfish

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Indifference 83%

Goldfish

40442-1 BrickHeadz Pets 2021

  • by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran for The Brick Fan
    The LEGO BrickHeadz Goldfish (40442) is the most simplest set out of the four in the new Pets line. The build doesn't have much going on to it but the details are are sufficient enough to show what the animals should be. The base does have more detailing than the others ones so that's an extra. I'm not sure why LEGO didn't do it for the other ones because they do enhance the set even if it's just something small.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    Regarding BrickHeadz Pets in general, I love the idea of creating a series of animal builds but I find it a lost opportunity they went with BrickHeadz. I would much rather see this idea being used for more realistic-looking animals. BrickHeadz are fun and all, and seeing I have over 20 over them I clearly see the appeal in the theme, but I see it more as caricature versions of characters from different franchises. It also works within the Seasonal sets, since the animals here are characters in some sense as well. They are also a lot simpler than these builds. With 'normal' animals, I'd rather go realistic.
  • 3 / 5 by Jay for Jay's Brick Blog
    I was initially quite apprehensive about the Goldfish as they're near-identical but they turned out much better than I expected, with their cute :O expressions and bright orange colours making them look really striking, especially when you place them on display.
  • by Adam Jacobs for The Brothers Brick
    Both the Goldfish and Budgie BrickHeadz sets were really fun to build and definitely worth their price in plastic. Hat's off to another round of enjoyable, adorable and playable LEGO sets that both kids and adults are sure to enjoy.
  • by Huw for Brickset News
    As you've probably noticed I'm a big BrickHeadz fan and I welcome innovations like those introduced with the pets range to keep the theme fresh and interesting. These two sets are certainly better than I thought they'd be when I first saw pictures on the boxes, which don't do them justice at all.
  • by Dimitri for Brick Fanatics
    A BrickHeadz goldfish is probably not that high up on people's most-wanted lists, but there's a real charm about 40442 Goldfish. It's cute, it's stylised, it's a fun build and it looks good on the shelf. If you happen to own real goldfish, or are a fan of underwater life in general, then this would be a great set to add to your aquatic collection. For others with some spare change, looking for a quirky alternative, or maybe just entering the world of LEGO BrickHeadz, this is a set that's worth splashing out on.
40443-1 Budgie

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Indifference 67%

Budgie

40443-1 BrickHeadz Pets 2021

  • 3 / 5 by Jay for Jay's Brick Blog
    The innovative design and build of the Budgies make for one of the more unique and interesting Bricheadz pets yet, and they do look remarkably cute when on display. They're not as elegant as the other 3 Pets, but they look “Budgie" enough, and for fans who enjoy birdkeeping as a hobby, they will no doubt be very pleased with the end result.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    Regarding BrickHeadz Pets in general, I love the idea of creating a series of animal builds but I find it a lost opportunity they went with BrickHeadz. I would much rather see this idea being used for more realistic-looking animals. BrickHeadz are fun and all, and seeing I have over 20 over them I clearly see the appeal in the theme, but I see it more as caricature versions of characters from different franchises. It also works within the Seasonal sets, since the animals here are characters in some sense as well. They are also a lot simpler than these builds. With 'normal' animals, I'd rather go realistic.
  • by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran for The Brick Fan
    Overall the LEGO BrickHeadz Budgie (40443) is something that resonates with me because I personally had a couple of them as pets years ago. The parakeets are pretty cute and the colors of the parts are a nice choice. The parts usage is also decent with some parts in new colors.
  • by Adam Jacobs for The Brothers Brick
    Both the Goldfish and Budgie BrickHeadz sets were really fun to build and definitely worth their price in plastic. Hat's off to another round of enjoyable, adorable and playable LEGO sets that both kids and adults are sure to enjoy.
  • by Huw for Brickset News
    As you've probably noticed I'm a big BrickHeadz fan and I welcome innovations like those introduced with the pets range to keep the theme fresh and interesting. These two sets are certainly better than I thought they'd be when I first saw pictures on the boxes, which don't do them justice at all.
  • by Dimitri for Brick Fanatics
    40443 Budgie is the most colourful of the four Brickheadz Pets, but as a result looks a bit muddled. The colours clash, the front of the budgie lacks any texture and the tan enclosure detracts from the two finished models rather than adds to them. From certain angles the models look great, but from others they are far too plain. The build isn't as engaging as the other sets, and is over pretty quickly. This is probably only one for diehard fans of budgies or BrickHeadz – or both, if there is such a thing.
40440-1 German Shepherd

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Indifference 63%

German Shepherd

40440-1 BrickHeadz Pets 2021

  • by Adam White for Bricksfanz
    The German Shepherd breed has a unique appearance, which other results in a black muzzle and darker fur patches on the body. These markings have been captured well on both of the BrickHeadz versions, despite the small size of each. My only complaint is the choice of brick colour used for the lighter fur is too light, a darker brown would have looked a little better. All the Alsatians I've ever known have always been browner. I like the little scarf the larger dog is wearing, as it adds a little character. I wouldn't say they scream as to what breed they are meant to be, which is a good thing has it could be used as a base to tweak the design to a different breed.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    In the end the sets themselves are cute (well, for BrickHeadz) and will certainly please kids who love animals, but AFOLs who want to expand their collection with new parts will certainly pass on these sets.
  • 3 / 5 by Jay for Jay's Brick Blog
    I cannot overstate how cute they are, especially if you're a dog person, plus the sets are fairly inexpensive so they make great gifts for people who aren't necessarily into LEGO.
80018-1 Monkie Kid's Cloud Bike

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Indifference 67%

Monkie Kid's Cloud Bike

80018-1 Monkie Kid Season 2 2021

  • by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran for The Brick Fan
    Overall, the Monkie Kid's Cloud Bike (80018) is a decent set for being the smallest set in the Spring 2021 wave. Spindrax is exclusive to this set I do like the look of him especially his helmet. Rui and the mechanical spider seems to be a throw-in since they don't really fit in the overall concept of the set but that's okay.
  • 76 / 100 by Tom for True North Bricks
    As the smallest of the new Monkie Kid sets, go into this build with lower expectations. I have seen better motorcycle builds in other themes for the same price or lower. However, the Minifigures included are nice.
  • by Tim Johnson for New Elementary
    80018 Monkie Kid's Cloud Bike doesn't distinguish itself as a build, but can be fun enough for younger fans with its roughly equally-matched opponents and launchers. The main attraction, however, is the relatively large selection of new pieces in the cheapest set of this wave; also the cheapest way to get some of those new bar holders in a set.
75297-1 Resistance X-wing Starfighter

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Indifference 67%

Resistance X-wing Starfighter

75297-1 Star Wars The Force Awakens 2021

  • by Dimitri for Brick Fanatics
    For most adult fans, 75297 Resistance X-wing will be an instant pass. It's too simple, the build is over far too quickly and the finished model looks too basic and child-like. However, this is intended for the youngest of LEGO builders and in that department it certainly succeeds. The build may be easy, but it's engaging enough to keep young minds entertained. The printed parts add some nice detail and the fact the s-foils can open and close adds to the play value of the model.
  • by CapnRex101 for Brickset News
    75297 Resistance X-wing Starfighter includes an excellent Poe Dameron minifigure and BB-8 rarely appears in comparatively inexpensive sets. Otherwise, I am quite disappointed with this addition to the 4+ range. The model does capture some significant features of the T-70 X-wing but many are completely missing, including the distinctive wing structure and nose shape.

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