Several new characters were introduced during the first teaser trailer for The LEGO Movie 2 and the adorable Sewer Babies evoked an especially strong reaction. These figures are only available in 853865 Sewer Babies Accessory Set so I think this will be an exceptionally popular pack.
This set also contains Emmet and Sharkira, both of whom appear in other sets which is slightly disappointing. Nevertheless, the Sewer Babies are outstanding and they alone might justify the price of £11.99 or $12.99 for some collectors.
This version of Emmet appears in seven different The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part sets, featuring smiling and distressed expressions. His orange construction attire looks superb and includes reflective metallic silver strips on both sides of the torso. This bright design clearly stands out against the earthy tones of Apocalypseburg, corresponding with Emmet's optimistic personality.
Sharkira is more appropriately dressed for the challenging environment, wearing armour on her chest, a gear around the neck and an excellent bionic leg. The same character appears in 70829 Emmet and Lucy's Escape Buggy, although this minifigure does not come with a helmet. Instead, it features a black hair piece and a light bluish grey streak across the eyes. Sharkira is equipped with a spear.
The most impressive aspect of this set are undoubtedly the two Sewer Babies. These cute characters wear identical reddish brown attire which is decorated with a belt and a torn area around the neck. The heads look brilliant too, particularly since they include gaps between some teeth. A couple of additional figures would have been welcome as five babies populate the film, although they might appear in future sets.
The Completed Model
A small defensive structure accompanies the minifigures. This is based upon the remains of a vehicle and looks pretty good in my opinion, although it does not take inspiration from a particular set which is disappointing. Nevertheless, I like the yellow colour scheme and the asymmetrical design suits a post-apocalyptic environment perfectly.
There is room for some minifigures to stand behind the barricade and a stud-shooting crossbow is also included. Furthermore, a light bluish grey 3L bar, presumably representing an aerial, is also attached to the structure above a dark bluish grey wheel arch that presents an attractive contrast beside the yellow bodywork.
853865 Sewer Babies Accessory Set contains two excellent Sewer Babies and from that perspective I am delighted with this pack! The other minifigures and the barricade are reasonable, although another exclusive resident of Apocalypseburg would have been preferable to Emmet as he is widely available across the entire range. Nevertheless, anyone who appreciates the Sewer Babies will certainly enjoy this set.
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