Builder Greenarj presents us with a LEGO scene in which we can observe the Eternalii Famishiis in his native habitat. Wile E. Coyote possesses great determination to catch the uncatchable Tastyus Supersonicus, aka Road-runner. Wile E. Coyote also possesses a longtime subscription to Acme products, the latest of which is the rocket here. There’s a high chance this could go south for Coyote, yet he seems unfazed by the possibility. Nonetheless, Greenarj has wisely provided a medical kit–just in case! The build makes good use of rail plates for the rocket’s mobile launcher. The shaping of the rocky outcropping looks like it was taken right out of the old cartoons. And no small feat is the lettering of “ACME” on the open crate full of tools and dynamite. Even now, I can hear the “meep meep” of Road-runner, beckoning Wile E. Coyote onward to–KABOOM!
Sufferin’ succotash! Timofey Tkachev has built two of of the Looney Tunes Rogues’ Gallery, in the form of Sylvester and Taz, capturing all the details of the loveable characters in LEGO form! In the building of these two characters, Timofey has used the wealth of brick types available to craft naturally posed likenesses of the two. The dynamically posed Taz captures the wild and constant movement of the character. I love the facial expression with wild eyes and ruffled hair all beautifully realized using well placed tiles and plates to craft the pose.
This is again replicated in Sylvester. I love how Timofey has crafted both expressions but the fluffy cheeks and wide eyes of the loveable cat are perfect here! Let’s hope I’m following up on this post soon with more of the Looney Tunes characters!
Alego Alego has built an incredibly detailed scene in LEGO form, jumping straight from a Looney Tunes cartoon! Sylvester is mid hunt as he closes in on the bird atop the refrigerator as Tweety looks on ready to shut the door on this operation!
I love the faithfulness to the source material, alongside the action that Alego Alego has captured here with the broken egg, serving as a casualty of Sylvester’s latest escapade. The dynamite with lit fuse again adding to the action, I next see Tweety slamming that door with a ‘Wham’ followed by a ‘Boom’ as that dynamite explodes with Sylvester emerging slightly worse for wear…
Theres a lot of wonderful detail throughout this build, with the checkerboard floor and the curtain tied back just some of the call outs here, but I’m particularly drawn to the fridge.
Repurposing a small Bygglek Ikea box for the job is inspired but i’m bowled over by both the variety of parts used and level of detail going into the contents of the Fridge from the seal, made from some pneumatic tubing, to the drawers holding ‘lettuce‘ and carrots. I keep coming back to this scene, noticing something else that is just perfect for its use!
Some old timers gripe about the wide range of colors and shapes that LEGO has introduced over the years. I respectfully ask those curmudgeons to take a gander at this exquisite Road Runner by nobu_tary, and re-evaluate their stance. Making great use of quarter circle-dome brick, arches, curved slopes, and lots of glorious purple and teal brick, this instantly recognizable transition from cartoon to LEGO would have been impossible back in the day. And the future might be even brighter, if we ever get those Mixel ball-joint connectors in anything other than shades of grey. But for now, I merely say unto you: Meep Meep and go in peace.
Looking for more Looney Tune-y goodness? Why not check out our review of the recent Collectible Minifigure set?
LEGO is going looney as the latest license to get a Collectible Minifigure series is Looney Tunes, bringing 12 classic cartoon characters to minifigure form for the very first time. LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71030 Looney Tunes blind packs will be officially available April 26, though like usual they’ve been starting to pop up in retail stores for a little while already. To help you get the full crew of ‘toons, we’ve compiled a handy Feel Guide that contains all the info you need to get started.
LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71030 Looney Tunes are available starting April 26 for US $4.99 | CAN $4.99 | UK £3.49. They may also be available from third-party sellers on Amazon and eBay. In the US and Canada you can also buy a pack of six, though it doesn’t appear that LEGO guarantees each character will be unique: US $29.94 | CAN $29.99.
In its unstoppable quest to bring every piece of your childhood memories under its umbrella, LEGO has added another venerable IP to its stable with the 71030 Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures. Although LEGO has collaborated with Warner Brothers many times previously (The LEGO Movie was a WB production, after all, to say nothing of DC) Warner Brothers’ famous cartoon characters had not yet graced the LEGO aisle of your local toy store. The new series of 12 unique figures targets some of the best-known characters from the animated shorts with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Roadrunner, and others. And although the series is not explicitly marketed as such (there’s no reference on the packaging) it’s conveniently timed to coincide with this summer’s upcoming movie Space Jam: A New Legacy with LeBron James, and Lola Bunny with a basketball is included in the series. The new minifigures will be available for US $4.99 | CAN $4.99 | UK £3.49 starting April 26, although some readers report already seeing them pop up in stores now.
The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.
Without a dedicated press release, LEGO routinely shares an official product picture for the new collectible minifigure series. 71030 The Looney Tunes series includes 12 characters. Prices and availability are yet to be confirmed.
While LEGO’s official social feeds are busy revealing the new Looney Tunes collectible minifigures one by one, Canadian voice actor Eric Bauza doesn’t shy away from bragging a couple of boxes full of yet to be revealed Looney Tunes minifigures on his Twitter account. Last December, Eric was put in charge of voicing Bugs Bunny, so he doesn’t miss a chance to bring some of the new LEGO minifigures to life while unpacking them.
— Eric Bauza (@bauzilla) April 10, 2021
Brickset reports that one of their members, shima55, has purchased a complete case of the upcoming 71030 Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures, giving us the first real look at this new series of blind packs that’s dropping ahead of the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy this July. According to Brickset, they were able to purchase the set in an independent toy retailer in California. There’s no word yet on when the new figures are slated to be available, but given that some retailers already have them in stock it’s a safe bet it will be quite soon.
Although shima55 has not yet provided pictures of the individual characters, there are a few things we know from the information available. There will be 12 unique figures, and they will come in a case of 36 like 71029 Collectible Minifigures Series 21. The 12 characters are:
- Tasmanian Devil
- Speedy Gonzales
- Tweety Bird
- Lola Bunny
- Bugs Bunny
- Petunia Pig
- Porky Pig
- Daffy Duck
- Wile E. Coyote
- Marvin the Martian
Shima55’s receipt from the purchase shows that they paid $5.99 USD per figure, though it’s not clear if this is the MSRP we can expect or the retailer’s markup. Previous series have topped out at $4.99 each. We’ll be sure to bring you more on these figures as soon as the information is available.