Sunday 27 July 2014

LEGO® 70803 Review: Cloud Cuckoo Palace

If you've watched The Lego Movie, you'll already know a little bit about Cloud Cuckoo Land, if not, you're in luck my friend because on the 21st July, The Lego Movie was released onto DVD and Blu-ray for each and every single one of us to enjoy! Everything is awesome!!! So if you've not got a copy of the movie yourself, put on your everything is awesome shoes, sing the song (if you know it), skip or pop along to your local supermarket or entertainment store, stock up on some popcorn and get ready to watch the most anticipated animated movie of the year!

Cloud Cuckoo Land is a land up in the clouds where there are no rules, no limits, no bushy moustaches and no bedtimes! Accessible by travelling up a rainbow, and home to the sweet and plucky princess Unikitty! Cuckoo Land is built from every kind of piece using every type of Lego imagination! Unbeknown to most, it's also the secret meeting place of the Master Builders, but shh, you didn't hear that from me!

Cloud Cuckoo Land is my all time favourite Lego set, the box is colourful, the instruction booklet is colourful, two of the characters are colourful, and the whole piece itself is colourful! I'm a real girly girl at heart, and the pinks, whites and pale greens and blue's does the trick for me! Spud isn't that keen on the colours, due to them being a little bit too feminine for him, but he's pleased with the characters that come with the set.

As with every Lego set, inside the box you'll find the instruction booklet, giving you a step by step guide on how to build not only the set itself but also the characters. It took Spud around 40 minutes to build this set, and the majority of that was trying to stop buttery fingers from dropping the round 1x1 Lego bricks!

Let's start off with the characters, you get five characters in the set, three minifigures; Emmet, Wildstyle and Executron (a robot), you also get two other characters, Unikitty and a big snail!

One thing I despise about Lego is the sets that come with stickers which you need to put onto certain bricks, I don't have a steady hand and when Spud requires my help to place the stickers into place, I always fail awfully and feel that I've let him down. I was pleased to see that the snails eyes and Unikitty's face was pre-printed Lego bricks, and so, no awful steady hand was needed!

Unikitty and the snail are the most colourful charachacters from this set, both myself and Spud love the way the snail has been designed, particularly the shell. We also love Unikitty's unique shape, and of course that pretty cool unicorn on top of her head!

Next up is the three minifigures, Spud tell's me that the Emmet featured in this set is the only one of it's kind from The Lego Movie range, he also tells me Wildstyle's hair is a much desired Lego piece and the Executron is also a valued member to add to his collection.

Both Emmet and Wildstyle have two faces, the Executron however only has the one, complete with shades he's looking every part a member of the enemy gang!

Emmet and Wildstyle both have a happy/smirky look on one side of their faces, but switch their heads around and you can find quite a stern look spread across Wildstyle's face, and a worried looking expression spread across Emmet's face.

Spud has four Emmet's in his collection, I apologise if I have the following three after the first one incorrectly made, my little Lego master is sleeping peacefully in bed, and therefore can't tell me if I've built them all correctly! The second and third Emmet's featured below have the same face, one is showing one side, and the other shows the other side.

The whole point of this set is for the Execruton to get the Piece of Resistance from Emmet! Meeting some fellow master builders in Cloud Cuckoo Land, Emmet and his friends are unaware that Emmet has had a tracker (in true Lego stud style form) placed on his leg, and so, tracking him down is proving to be easy!

Of course though, Emmet's newly found friends are unwilling to let the Executron get hold of the Piece of Resistance, and so, with thanks to some objects in Cloud Cuckoo Land, including a flower launcher, the Executron is outnumbered and defeated! The flower launcher is quite impressive with it's launches, and can quite easily shoot across the room! Again, this piece is colourful and very appealing to the eye!

In regards to the main part of the set itself, can you see the beautiful array of colours and understand the appealing to the eye statement? I'm not a big fan of green at all, but I'm loving all the colours featured in this set, including the pastel green! For a rather small set, there is a lot to take in, including the stepping stone features, the sun and the spirals!

The sun is on a clear stick which can be moved to a certain degree! The spiral wheels that you can see, and the flower wheel all spin and rotate! It's the simple thing's that add to a Lego set, and this feature is definitely one of the best!

I love the unique shape to the set, the flowers, and the whole candy feel about it! Cloud Cuckoo Land is the most colourful place in the movie, and one of the happiest scenes to be viewed. I think Lego have excelled in making this set to represent just some of what we see during the movie!

The Cloud Cuckoo Palace set retails for a suggested RRP of £17.99, it's the cheapest set to buy to add Wildstyle's hair piece to your collection, it also feature's Emmet's unique face and of course let's not forget how wonderful the colours all look and work together!

Just a few more things before I sign off, you do get some spare pieces as with each Lego set, but Spud placed them into his huge boxes of Lego before I could snap the pieces!

The Lego Movie is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray and includes a child's free ticket to Legoland inside.

Also don't forget to check back for the second review from our The Lego Movie set feature reveal!

Jada x

P.S - Everything is awesome!

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