LEGO has produced several sets based upon Pixar films in recent years, the latest of which take inspiration from Incredibles 2. Designing Pixar minifigures must present a considerable challenge as the proportions of the characters are often exaggerated so seem unsuitable for minifigure representation.
30615 Edna Mode exemplifies this. The fashion designer appears rather odd in minifigure form, due primarily to the small size of her head when compared with the source material. Nevertheless, Edna Mode is a tremendous character so I have been excited to add this polybag to my collection and hope it will surpass expectations.
Edna Mode is exceptionally conscious of fashion so wears an impressive striped dress in the first film. Unfortunately, her short legs are somewhat restrictive and it looks more like she is wearing a shirt than a dress, although I like the metallic silver bands across both sides of her torso and the corresponding pearl dark grey arms look superb too.
This black hair piece was created for Irina Spalko from the Indiana Jones theme but it suits Edna quite well, recreating her hair style from the movies. Her distinctive round glasses look alright too and I love the double-sided head that features a huge grin on one side and a disgusted expression on the other. Both designs are perfectly representative of Edna's eccentric personality.
Edna Mode is one of my favourite characters from any Pixar film so seeing her in minifigure form is an absolute delight. However, there are certainly areas of this figure which could be improved, most notably around her head. The character in LEGO The Incredibles includes a new element that combines her hair and glasses, thereby exaggerating the size of her head. That component looks magnificent so it would have been wonderful to see that here.
However, it would be unrealistic to expect the manufacture of a new piece for a promotional polybag like this one. On that basis, this is a reasonable minifigure and I would recommend adding it to your collection if you are a Pixar fan.
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