We’ll have to wait until July 2021 to see Minions: The Rise of Gru in theaters, but in the meantime we can at least play with the LEGO sets. We’ve already taken a hard look at 75549 Minions: Unstoppable Bike Chase and found a lot of problems there. But what about the other currently available offering? 75551 Minions: Brick-build Minions and their Lair retails for US $49.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £44.99 and spans 876 pieces including three Minion minifigures. That sounds pretty good on the surface…but is it? Let’s find out!
The Minions: The Rise of Gru movie has been pushed back to a 2021 release date, but don’t count 2020 out just yet: LEGO managed to release two themed sets before the cinematic world went into a holding pattern. Today’s we’re looking at the smaller of the two: 75549 Minions: Unstoppable Bike Chase (US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | UK £17.99) This 136 piece set is available now and comes with an exclusive Gru minfigure, two Minions and two small vehicles. These Minions sure are cute, but are they enough to build up some hype? Read on and see!
Two new LEGO sets based on the upcoming animated film Minions: Rise of Gru are now available from the LEGO Store online. The sets include brick-built minions and their lairs (w/ 2x VIP points for May) as well as a motorbike with Gru and various Minions minifigures. LEGO had originally planned on releasing five Minions-themed sets, though it has postponed launching three of them more closely based on the movie which was delayed until next year due to COVID-19.
You can see all five Minions sets from our live coverage of Toy Fair New York, or take a look at all the other new LEGO sets launched in the month of April. More LEGO Minions set photos, piece counts and prices are included after the jump.
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.
Ramping up to the New York Toy Fair this weekend, LEGO has revealed five new sets based on the upcoming film Minions: Rise of Gru. The sets include a quirky lab, a plane, and a bike, a small “Kung Fu” temple, and two large buildable Minions. The sets range in piece count from 87 to 876 pieces, and will be available April 27th ahead of the movie premiere in July.
Notable features include colored bananas, new elements for the Minions minifigures, and a nod to the successful Chinese New Year sets launched earlier this year. The brick-built Minions feature Kevin and Stuart who can also be dissembled and built into Bob as an alternative build.
In case you needed more Minions in your life, here is some exciting news: LEGO has announced Minions as a new product theme beginning in 2020. A short teaser featuring a brick-built yellow face and a pair of eyes appeared today in the company’s Twitter feed. The LEGO products will accompany the release of Minions: The Rise of Gru, which is scheduled for July 2020.
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) June 3, 2019
LEGO Minions are joining another animation-based theme announced a couple of weeks ago, LEGO Trolls. More details about the new products will follow soon, but both themes shall be available around spring 2020.
Minions are adorable. And now that we’re going to get another true Star Wars movie, we can all like Star Wars again. So what happens when Spanish builder car_mp mashes up the two? Well, Minion Yoda, of course.
And check out this Minion Darth Vader lording it over Minion Han Solo in carbonite!
My wife’s reaction: “I want Minion Star Wars. I’m going to cry now if I don’t get Minion Star Wars.” Sounds about right.
Back in 2011, we featured car_mp’s Star Wars + Family Guy mashup of Stewie as Darth Vader. Check it out.
Everybody’s favorite super-villain returned to movie theaters this past weekend, assisted by an army of minions. Joachim Klang (-derjoe-) has created a series of photos featuring the adorable minions from Despicable Me 2. One of my favorite scenes from the first movie is when Dave the minion blows up several of his colleagues with a rocket launcher.
Here they are suggesting that you head back to theaters again later this year.
And finally, a little something for those of you who’ve seen the movie.
Though not as bitingly hilarious as the first movie, I thought Despicable Me 2 certainly lived up to its predecessor in sheer entertainment value — my wife and I laughed so hard several times tears were streaming down our faces.
Alex Eylar (Profound Whatever) has been on a building tear lately, posting more LEGO creations than we can keep up with. One of my favorites so far is also one of the simplest — a minion from the upcoming movie Despicable Me.
As much as I love the minions — and Alex’s LEGO rendition of one — I’m less interested in seeing the movie, especially after seeing the full trailer before Toy Story 3. Bungling supervillains fighting each other? Yes. Three adorable girls who bring the goodness out in a supervillain, who actually has a heart of gold? No.