The Angry Birds Movie LEGO sets catapult into stores
Catapulting into stores are the brand new LEGO Angry Birds Movie sets. Six new sets have been released ranging in price from £11.99 to £74.99 and are available instore and online from today.
The Angry Birds Movie is an American-Finnish 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It is directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly and is animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks. The film follows the adventures of a flock of small flightless birds investigating the sudden appearance and intentions of pigs in their island paradise. The Angry Birds Movie is due for release May 13th in the UK and May 20th in the US.
The six Angry Birds Movie LEGO sets pay homage to original games as well as the moview with five out of the six sets containing a catapult. For the uninitiated the original games focus around you rescuing stolen eggs from the Pigs by catapulting one of the franchises flightless birds into structures built by the Pigs.
The minfigures for this range are unique and for the most part a complete departure from your typical LEGO minifigure. The only moveable parts are the arms, the head, body and legs are all a single part. While this may detract some LEGO enthusiasts, I really don’t see how LEGO could have successfully acheived the Angry Birds unique style using traditional minifigures. Overall the minifigures are high quality moulds with really good printing.
Below you can find an overview of each of the six new LEGO sets to come from Rovio’s The Angry Birds Movie.
Piggy Car Escape 75821 – RRP £11.99
Speedy Chuck is racing after the Piggy Car as the naughty piggy has stolen some of the bird eggs! Rescue the eggs safely and return them to the flock, or play out your own fun scenes inspired by The Angry Birds™ Movie.
The smallest and cheapest of the all the sets available, the Piggy Car Escape set comes with a buildable car and two minifigures plus accessories.
The first minifigure is the yellow Angry Bird, Chuck, the second is a piggy minifigure. The buildable car comes with an ice cream shooter plus a nest an accessories.
Piggy Plane Attack 75822 – RRP £19.99
Prepare for take-off! Those tricky piggies will try anything to get the flock’s eggs out of Bird Island – even jetting off on a plane! Help Red rescue the eggs from the plane, but watch out for the flick missile shooters.
The Piggy Plane Attack set comes with 2 minifigures, a buildable plane and functional catapult.
The minifigures included are Red and a Pilot Piggy. The buildable plane comes with two flick missiles, two balloons and four stolen eggs. The catapult is a simple seesaw style with a bucket that fits the Red minifigure, perfect for firing at the dastardly Piggy Plane.
Bird Island Egg Heist 75823 – RRP £34.99
Red’s hot temper has landed him in an Angry Bird Anger Management Class at Matilda’s House – but he’s even angrier when a naughty piggy steals the eggs! Catapult Red at the Piggy Trike and take the eggs from the box in the back of the trike!
This medium sized LEGO set comes with a buildable Piggy Trike, Matilda’s house and three minifigures plus accessories.
The Bird Island Egg Heist set comes with a Red, Matilda and Biker Pig miniigures. Matilda’s house contains a catapult staircase that can launch Red into action. The buildable Piggy Trike comes with two balloons and four eggs. The set also comes with a “Billy the sign” buildable accessory, which can be seen above the Piggy trike in the box art work above.
Pig City Teardown 75824 – RRP £39.99
The pesky piggies are in Pig City trying to hide eggs everywhere. Use the catapult to shoot Red and Stella into Pig City! Cause a chain reaction by firing the birds above the boulder, and use the piggies’ own TNT against them! Chase the piggies all over Pig City to get the eggs back, but keep your eyes peeled for the sliding piggy in his umbrella!
The last of the medium sets comes with features a heck of a lot – it comes with a small city scene, zip line, hot dog cart and four minifigures.
Included in the Pig City Teardown set are Red, Stella and two Piggy minifugures for you to re-enact scenes from the Angry Birds Movie with.
The city scene features a working zip line, falling boulders, a hot dog stand, buildable catapult (similar to the Piggy Plane Assualt set) and a whole host of accessories such as TNT, five eggs, baloons, hot dogs, ice creams and more.
Piggy Pirate Ship 75825 – RRP £59.99
Shiver me timbers, those naughty piggies are escaping Bird Island with stolen eggs! Quickly fire Red and Bomb off the jetty using the catapult before it sails too far away. Land the Angry Birds on the Piggy Pirate Ship, search the decks and battle the piggies to stop them stealing the eggs!
Besides the obvious and Piggy Pirate Ship figure, this set also contains four minifgures and a functioning catapult.
The four minifigures included in the Piggy Pirate ship set are Red, Bomb, Pirate Pig (with gold tooth) and Leonard (King Pig).
The ship comes with cloth sails, paddles and oars, wheelhouse, a gallery with hidden compartment, winch with boulder and a crane with net accessory. The set also comes with a jetty catapult and four eggs, TNT sticks and a pirate hat accessory.
King Pig’s Castle 75826 – RRP £74.99
King Pig has hidden the eggs at the top of his castle and is preparing a feast – but Angry Bird Red and Mighty Eagle are ready to fight the piggies to get them back. Prepare for some seriously feathery fun as you catapult Red at the castle and watch the piggies go crashing! Race to the top of the tower and rescue the eggs before they slide into the cauldron. Stop Chef Pig putting boiled eggs on the menu, and serve up your own side order of awesome bird-slinging action!
The largest and most expensive of the new sets the King Pig’s Castle comes with five minifigures, catapult, launchable TNT and a whole host of accessories.
The minfigures included in this set consist of Red, Foreman Pig, Chef Pig, King Pig and the oversized Might Eagle.
King Pig’s Castle comes with opening gates, spinning tower, collapsible mini-tower, spiral egg chute and a hangar for launching TNT and or Pigs (your call here). The set also includes six eggs, six balloons, cauldron plus King Leonard’s crown and cape.