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The Bulbous & The Beautiful – Reviewing The Systar Starship

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What would you say if I told you that my top pick for spaceship of the year was a spunky little ball from the Systar System? I almost don’t believe it myself.

While local factories have been closing across the sector the Systar shipbuilders have started to gain ground as more pilots seek out ships that are fun without sacrificing any performance. While the traditionalists are still clamouring for the latest yellow windscreened cruiser, this ship is innovating in some really exciting ways. Look beyond the heart shaped accents and you’ll find something really interesting.

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With its bold curves this ship is not going to appeal to everybody – I admit it does kind of look like an onion. The overall shape is very bulbous and a big departure from the sleek designs of other companies. I found that the reduced aerodynamics did have an impact on takeoff times when you are launching within an atmosphere, but once you are in open space the shape makes very little difference.

Movie Review: The LEGO Movie 2

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The LEGO Movie 2 is in cinemas from today (March 21st)

I was lucky enough to be able to attend one of the preview screenings for The LEGO Movie 2 before the official release. After all the previous drama about Australian delays it was great to able to see this at the same time as the rest of the world.

Read on for my take on the film. This review will be spoiler free and only discuss things that have been shown in the trailer and talk about the film in general terms. In a few days I will be doing a separate spoilery discussion for those of you who have seen the movie. Please keep spoilers out of the comments on this article.

This review does have spoilers for The LEGO Movie.

The LEGO Movie was a surprise hit. There was – justifiably – a lot of cynicism around a toy company producing a two hour long ad but the film overcame that to be a well loved family movie. With surprise hits come the inevitable sequels and with them the risk that the magic will be lost.

The story begins immediately after the end of the first film. The impact of the Duplo invaders is shown through a series of fun battles, before we go to a 5 year later time jump. The time jump allows the characters to be re-calibrated – by making them grittier and tougher. The world of Apocalypseburg is shown to be your typical post-apocalyptic wasteland where only the strong survive. Everybody is adapting to this new world except for Emmet, who has lost none of his goofy positivity. The fact that Emmet hasn’t adapted is one of the various sources of conflict in the film, as Lucy feels that he needs to change.

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On Sale: LEGO Movie 2 Sets Reduced At Big W

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With The LEGO Movie 2 officially released today it’s no surprise that Big W have decided to offer discounts on those sets.

This sale isn’t as good as the 25% off sale they recently had but if you missed that then this is a good alternative.

The sale runs from today (March 21st) until April 3rd.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here, or see a list of prices below.

The catalogue also features some LEGO Movie 2 clothes for those of you with young kids.

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
RRP
RRP Disc
Disc %
70821Emmet and Benny's Build and Fix Workshop!The LEGO Movie 2$25.00$29.99$4.9917%
70823Emmet's Thricycle!The LEGO Movie 2$19.00$22.99$3.9917%
70841Benny's Space SquadThe LEGO Movie 2$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
70832Emmet's Builder Box!The LEGO Movie 2$35.00$44.99$9.9922%
70833Lucy's Builder Box!The LEGO Movie 2$35.00$44.99$9.9922%
70829Emmet and Lucy's Escape Buggy!The LEGO Movie 2$59.00$79.989999999999995$20.98999999999999526%
70820LEGO Movie MakerThe LEGO Movie 2$59.00$79.989999999999995$20.98999999999999526%
70834MetalBeard's Heavy Metal Motor Trike!The LEGO Movie 2$65.00$89.99$24.9928%
70831Emmet's Dream House/Rescue Rocket!The LEGO Movie 2$65.00$89.99$24.9928%
70830Sweet Mayhem's Systar Starship!The LEGO Movie 2$75.00$99.99$24.9925%
70828Pop-Up Party BusThe LEGO Movie 2$99.00$139.99$40.9929%

Three More LEGO Movie 2 Sets Revealed

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LEGO has taken to their social media channels to reveal three new sets from The LEGO Movie 2.

These sets reference scenes that are not seen in the trailers so depending on your level of acceptance of spoilers you may want to avoid these pics for now.

Having seen the movie I can say that they don’t reveal any twists or give away any critical plot points.

These sets aren’t listed on the Australian website just yet so I don’t have any local pricing or release dates.

You can find the details of the sets below.

LEGO Movie 2 Promotion Now Live At LEGO Online

A new promotion is now active on the Australian online LEGO store.

If you spend $199 or more on The LEGO Movie 2 sets you’ll receive a free Rex’s Plantimal Ambush polybag.

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The set features a Rex Dangervest minifigure and a brick built Plantimal that features some interesting parts.

You can find more details about the promotion here.

Here’s All The Cinemas Doing Preview Screenings of The LEGO Movie 2 This Weekend

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As a metaphorical olive branch to those of us angry about The LEGO Movie 2′s official release date of March 21st, Roadshow are running a series of special preview screenings this weekend (Febuary 9th & 10th).

These dates line up perfectly with the official US release and should help us all avoid the horror of spoilers.

I have got in touch with Roadshow and they were kind enough to provide the below list of all the cinemas running preview screenings. Hopefully this will help you find somewhere near you.

Competition: Win A Full Set of The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures

The LEGO Movie 2 collectable minifigure series is officially out now, and if you’ve read my review then you’ll know that I am a big fan of the entire series.

Thanks to the LEGO community engagement team sending me a full box, I happen to have enough figures to share a little bit of the minifigure awesomeness with you.

I am giving away a full set of all 20 minifigures to one lucky Bricking Around reader. All you need to do to be in the draw is enter your details in the form below.

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Review: The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Series

The LEGO Movie was a cornucopia of crazy characters and the sequel looks just as weird and wonderful. To help make more of those background characters available LEGO are releasing a new series of 20 minifigures from the film.

In this review I’ll be looking at each minifigure, providing a feel guide and also looking at the box distribution. If there’s something in that list that particularly interests you feel free to jump to that.

General Information

Normally a box of minifigures will contain 60 individual packets. With 20 in this series people were hopeful that meant each box would contain 3 full sets of minifigures, and I’m super pleased to be able to confirm that is the case. That’s right this series doesn’t have any stupid chase figures that there’s only one of per box.

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Something else to note with this series is that the packets are slightly different than you are probably used to. These packets are larger and slightly thinner than the previous series. If you purchased any of the Unikitty blind bags than you’ll know what these are like. You’ll also find that quite a few of the minifigures come with an additional bag inside the outer bag. I’m not sure why some have this and others don’t. Luckily I didn’t find that the inclusion of an inner bag affected the ability to feel the contents at all.

The flyer that comes inside the packet is also taped for most of these minifigures. It’s another odd change that I can’t really think of why they’d bother.

My earlier Facebook post about these minifigures contains some more general information.

This series is officially released February 1st, so should be in-store early February.

The Minifigures

Remix Emmet

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It seems that Emmet is handling the apocalypse better than most of the other characters. This version features a headphone and hair piece, coffee cup and printed phone (playing an Everything is Awesome remix). Emmet has dual face prints but both are pretty cheerful. I like the eyes closed grin.

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LEGO Reveals 70839 The Rexcelsior! At London Toy Fair

The London Toy Fair has just kicked off and while it’s probably too early to be getting news of 2HY 2019 sets, LEGO has used the event to reveal a previously unknown LEGO Movie 2 set – 70839 The Rexcelsior!

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Despite the inclusion of two minifigures, the set is actually meant to be microscale. It includes 5 micro builds: Emmet’s house, a forklift, 2 interaptors and a dropship. You also get Emmet and Rex microfigures and 5 micro raptor figures (3 metallic, 2 dark blue).

The ship takes the shape of a giant fist, and according the box you can hold it and shoot the rapid-fire, 6-missile spring-loaded shooter.

I really like the colour scheme of the Rex related vehicles and I like the over the top design of this. No Australian pricing or release information yet but as soon as I know more I’ll let you all know.

Check out some additional images and the official press release below.

This Song From The LEGO Movie 2 May Just Get Stuck In Your Head

Warner Bros have revealed a new track from The LEGO Movie 2 – the sequel’s answer to Everything is Awesome.

The track is called “Catchy Song” and as you might expect – it’s pretty catchy.

While I don’t think this track is as good as Everything is Awesome, it did actually get stuck in my head at 11:30 last night while I was trying to get to sleep. You’ve been warned.

They have also released a little featurette on the song including some behind the scenes footage.