Live from Toy Fair New York, we have close-up photos of the five upcoming LEGO sets from Minions: Rise of Gru announced yesterday. The sets include buildable Minions complete with fun interiors, a Chinese temple, new minifigures, and more.
These five Minions sets range in price from US $19.99 to $49.99 and will be available starting April 27th.
The brick-built Minions set comes with two buildable figures of Stuart and Kevin. The eyes can turn, and the figures open up to reveal a hidden lair inside each.
The front and back of the bright blue and yellow boxes show the functions, hidden lairs, and how the Kevin figure can be rebuilt into a third Minion, Bob. (That means if you want all three on display at the same time, you’ll have to purchase two copies of the set.)
The hidden lair inside Stuart contains a bedroom with several nefarious items for evil-doing, along with a gear that rotates his eye.
Kevin’s lair is a laboratory and computer room, with a banana and newly colored branch element in black for his hair.
Kevin can also be re-built into another third Minion, Bob.
Bob’s hidden lair contains a Kung Fu practice room.
The set also comes with three minifigure-sized Minions, showing each in their element: Stuart in pajamas, Bob in a Kung Fu outfit, and Kevin in a hard hat.
The Kung Fu Battle comes with a Chinese temple, a dragon puppet, and three minifigures. The temple features ornate decorations, a wooden training dummy, fireworks shooters on the roof, and multi-colored bananas.
The back of the model reveals a launching function and two closeable wood panels with red gates attached.
The front and back of the bright blue and yellow box show a more stylized LEGO box than seen in recent years including using a new font for the set name.
Kung Fu Battle comes with three minifigures including Stuart and Kevin in Kung Fu outfits and the stout Otto along with a Chinese dragon. The eyes are printed on 1×1 round tiles, and Kevin comes with a new element for his hair.
The Unstoppable Bike Chase comes a decked-out motorbike and is the only set that comes with a Gru minifigure.
The front and back of the box show the Minions using bananas as boomerangs and red side car/rocket being pulled behind the motorcycle.
The set comes with three minifigures including Minions Stuart and Bob and an exclusive Gru figure with his iconic scarf and medium legs.
The Minion Pilot Training is a 4+ set that comes with a small private plane and two minifigures.
The plane’s top pops off to reveal a pilot’s cockpit, single-seat cabin and a bathroom.
The box shows the adjustable flaps on the plan as well as a loading ramp in the back.
The set comes with two minifigures including Stuart in a pilot’s uniform and a bag of peanuts on a printed tile and Bob in his traditional blue overalls.
The final set in this wave includes another 4+ set showing Gru’s lab (oddly without Gru, however).
The boxes show the set comes with an orange slide, red roller coaster track ladder, a flying vehicle and two minifigures.
Gru’s lab comes with two Minion minifigures including Kevin and Otto, plus a healthy serving of bananas.
Stay tuned to The Brothers Brick for all the LEGO news coming from the Toy Fair New York this weekend:
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- LEGO Star Wars, Rise of Skywalker: LEGO unveils life-size D-O droid from Star Wars, available in April
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- LEGO Star Wars, The Mandalorian: Hands-on with LEGO Star Wars sets from The Mandalorian
- LEGO Spider-Man: 76151 Venomosaurus Ambush unveiled, complete with Spider-Ham
- LEGO Minions, The Rise of Gru: Minions: LEGO reveals five new sets based on Minions: The Rise of Gru
- LEGO Minions, The Rise of Gru: Hands-on with LEGO Minions: Rise of Gru sets
- LEGO Friends: LEGO unveils new five new Friends Play Cubes Series 2
- LEGO Gear: New LEGO gear and books revealed at Toy Fair New York 2020
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- Toy of the Year: LEGO wins three Toy of the Year awards at Toy Fair New York 2020