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LEGO 40649 Up-Scaled LEGO Minifigure – Magnifying an icon [Review]

More than the 2×4 brick, since their introduction, LEGO minifigures have always been the embodiment of the company. And in recent history, LEGO has realized there is a major fascination with, and demand for, giant replicas of the little characters that have made them famous. Come along as we meet the latest of these maxi-figs, the 654-piece LEGO Iconic 40649 Up-Scaled LEGO Minifigure. This set is available starting today, June 1st, and retails for US $49.99 | CAN $64.99 | UK £44.99.

The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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“Choose the form of the destructor…”

Brent Waller is no stranger to LEGO Ghostbusters builds. After all, it was his LEGO Ideas Ecto-1 project that brought the license to LEGO in the first place. When Brent saw the Harry Potter and Hermione Maxifig set, his mind began to ponder what other licenses could benefit from the Maxifig-style of building. And, of course, he couldn’t help it. It just popped in there. Something he loved from his childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us. Mr. Stay Puft. And, unlike the Harry and Hermione Maxifigs, this build is to scale with the rest of the license. That’s because Brent has upscaled the LEGO Dimensions Stay Puft minifigure to a size more suitable for a climactic third act showdown on the roof of a skyscraper, which makes me want to build one of my own. In hindsight, we can all be grateful that Ray picked Mr. Stay Puft as the form for Gozer, or Brent might have been stuck building a giant LEGO J. Edgar Hoover.

Maxifig Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

It’s all a big joke(r)

At a glance, this may look like a LEGO minifig, but it is indeed a Maxifig. It has the same shape and proportions of your usual minifig, but it built up to a monstrous size. Pascal Hetzel has crafted this Joker Maxifig nicely with a bright bowtie, a purple and green outfit and even a pocket watch chain.The hands are shaped by using actual minifig legs. Using minifig parts to build a Maxifig; I’m sure there’s a clever word or phrase for that but damned if I can figure it out now. Perhaps you can in the comments.

Lego Maxifig - The Joker

As this shot reveals, Pascal has even built each section as if it were an actual minifig, complete with separate legs, torso, head, and hair elements. That is some clever Maxifig building right there! Pascal has built the Joker, and now he should build the Smoker and the Midnight Toker to finish out the trio. Boy, did I just date myself! Nevermind Googling the reference, kids. Just get off my lawn.

Lego Maxifig - The Joker