Review: 853865 Sewer Babies Accessory Set

Posted by ,
View image at flickr

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.

Minifigures

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.

View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

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.


View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

Overall

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.

View image at flickr

I hope you have found this review informative. Let us know by liking this article and share your thoughts on the set in the comments below.

55 comments on this article

Gravatar
By in United States,

This looks amazing, I need to get it for the sewer babies alone.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I know people are going to complain that they essentially have to pay $13 for Sewer Babies, but at least LEGO didn't put them in a $300 set and nowhere else. I doubt this pack will ever go on sale, at least where I am, so I'll probably bite the bullet and get it.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Yup, I'll have to get it as well. I'll sort and part out the yellow car parts though. I thought there was another accessory set that would have 3 Sewer Babies and Emmet? Swear I saw that somewhere... Also hate to say it but the face printing on the babies is a bit sloppy, yet still a must have for sure.

Gravatar
By in United States,

SEWER BABIES!

Last time I checked, babies don’t have teeth.
Of course last time I checked babies didn’t form secret underground societies in sewers either...

...maybe they do nowadays. I can’t keep up with this generation.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I am happy to see these figures are in a lower cost set... at least in Lego terms of lower cost. The printing is excellent on the babies. The attention to detail with the faces and gaps in the teeth are greatly appreciated. I don't mind having extra Emmet Figures in the sets. His expressions are used on several of my other figures. That's just my opinion though. Thanks for the review!

Gravatar
By in United States,

Definitely a worthwhile purchase for the Sewer Babies. The other figures are OK, but not great.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I can't believe how anyone can say "Sewer Babies" with a straight face...

Gravatar
By in Netherlands,

The sewer babies look amazing but looking at the rest of the set its overpriced garbage. Emmet and Sharkira are very boring figures, especially considering they're already in other sets, and the build is really meh.
Easy pass for me

Gravatar
By in United States,

I wish some sewer babies had come in Apocalypseburg. I understand that people would be upset with them being exclusive but they could have released this pack and put the other 3 with different faces in that set, putting all 5 on the market but still with a cheap way to get a couple. I like that Sharkira is included here since I have no desire to get the Escape Buggy set. I actually like the build of this pack, which is nice since other packs have had much smaller and uninspired builds. I hope we get some more Apocalypseburg characters in the next wave!

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

I like the build but was left wondering how the sewer babies could see over the barricade. I presume you just attach the base of one of them to the head of the other.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what are these Sewer Babies?

Gravatar
By in Hungary,

They could've included an additional babyfig or two, even if that would've meant getting less bricks - the sidebuild is kind of throwaway and whatever as is.

Gravatar
By in Sweden,

Inexcusable that none were included in the Apocalypseburg set. I'm fine with this existing (though why, oh, why does it include Emmet), but that set should've had some too.

Gravatar
By in Germany,

Why are there only two babies? Why is Emmet in this set? So what one would have to do in order to put this into Apocalypseburg is 1) buy this polybag twice, 2) build your own weapons for the babies and 3) use the spare parts to create an additional car wreck for the big set..

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

I love the 2 figs and that build is surprisingly great as most of these types of sets builds seem to be underwhelming but those two adorable sewer babies are a must get for me without a doubt. The £12 is quite a let down though as for an extra pound I could by Emmets Tricycle so yeah I will wait for a Double VIP Month or redeem some point on this.

Gravatar
By in Ireland,

Is this available from the Irish store? I can’t seem to be able to find it.

Gravatar
By in Mexico,

Combining babies and a crossbow in a single set? That could lead to some not-Lego-approved roleplaying :-)

Gravatar
By in United States,

The baby on the right looks a bit disturbing

Gravatar
By in Finland,

I wish they had included these sewer babies in the Minifigures series somehow.

Gravatar
By in United States,

@Legsolo I defiantly remember seeing that too...

Gravatar
By in United States,

@darthnorman, 3 babies would have been nice but I'm guessing Lego is saying that 2 babies=1 minifigure, as many previous packs like this include 3 minifigures. You would indeed have to build your own weapons for the babies, but that's more so because the baby figures can't currently hold anything. So I can't really blame Lego for not including weapons for them. It's also not a polybag, it's an actual figure pack that hangs on the pegs.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

Best thing about the set is the sewer babies,
Emmet is in far too many sets wyld style should of been included instead or batman..

Gravatar
By in United States,

Sharkira is pretty great as well. I had no idea about this set, and with those sewer babies, this is a must have!

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

@Your future president: Pretty sure that babies do have teeth! :)

Gravatar
By in Puerto Rico,

They should have ditched Emmet and included two more Sewer Babies (with different clothes) representing that the babies are attacking the minifigure for survival.
That came a bit dark.....

Gravatar
By in United States,

@CapnRex101 I think instead of an aerial the LBG bar is meant to be part of what's left of the vehicle's windshield frame.

Agree that having three sewer babies in this pack (and nix the regular minifigs) would of been a more satisfying combo.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Just guessing, but I think the structure/vehicle remnant is the Right front nose of a School Bus. Which would be appropriate for the sewer babies set.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Picked up two of these sets at the LEGO Store this morning before they’re undoubtedly gone. I, personally am happy for the Sharkira minifigure as I have no plans to get the Escape Buggy set. As for Emmet, enough already. He is quite possibly becoming the most distributed minifigure in LEGO history.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Edit: Never mind, now I can see it on [email protected] What a difference a couple of hours makes...

Do we know where these are available / going to be available? I see that @Phathead picked some up in a (presumably U.S.) LEGO Store today, but I don't see them on [email protected] yet. As I don't live near a store, I hope they make it to LEGO online so I don't have to pay extra on BL. Any word?

Gravatar
By in Australia,

These are guaranteed to be hard to find in Australia. Really hope they are released more widely than just [email protected] Any idea when they will be released outside the US and Europe?

Gravatar
By in United States,

Good morning!

Gravatar
By in United States,

Like everything except the stud-shooting crossbow. I universally dislike the stud-shooting versions of things in Lego. It's kept me from buying several Star Wars sets.

But here it's a minor problem and I have several crossbows I can use here instead.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I don't understand the appeal of the babies. Sharkira is the best part of this set.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

Stupid set

Gravatar
By in United States,

They seem awfully cheerful for Sewer Babies. Are these supposed to be the same Sewer Babies that were in the movie?

Gravatar
By in United States,

They are available now on US [email protected] site. Just search by set number - limit of 2.

Gravatar
By in United States,

@Your future president There are some babies born with teeth so it's certainly possible. Since these sewer babies can also tottle around they're definitely old enough to grow in some teeth.

The accessory pack looks alright but let's be honest we all want it just because of the sewer babies and only them.

Gravatar
By in Canada,

geez...I haven't seen the movie yet, and I know they are trying to establish a post apocalyptic, darker theme/feel...but wow, the concept of this one is super dark . I'll be interested to see how these characters fit into the movie.

Gravatar
By in United States,

@Kheldar, I haven't seen the movie yet either, but all of this post-apocalyptic stuff is playful in nature and is just a nod to all of those classic films and themes. It's just funny stuff to enjoy. There's nothing serious about it.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

i have to say - the car does seem like a useless add-on to up the piece count

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

okay, it wouldn't be much of a set without the car, just containing a few small mini-figs, but the car really doesn't meet the standards of previous Lego cars (wreckage included) so the mini-figures are decent but the car doesn't do it for me so i'll let this one go i think.

Gravatar
By in Norway,

ANYONE knows if this will be available in...let's say...Norway?

Gravatar
By in Australia,

@waterytowers I picked up one the other day at the Discovery Centre in Melbourne. If you can't get there, find someone who can buy and post to you.

Gravatar
By in Canada,

@your future president
Babies have teeth. My brother was born with teeth! Not a full set, but he had his front baby teeth at birth. And normally they have all their teeth by one year of age.

This said, sewer babies are walking in the movie, so this means that they are really 1-2 yo tottlers, and by then they would have their teeth even if they did not have teeth for the first 6 months of their life.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I'VE ALWAYS WANTED ANOTHER EMMET!!!!

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

Gravatar
By in Poland,

Im sure we are getting another set with them as Lego showed us 3 different prints for these cute boys. And here are only 2.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

I reckon that any one of these sets could include some more sewer babies later this year.
sets :
70847 {Unknown} - 9.99€
70848 {Unknown} - 19.99€
70849 {Unknown} - 49.99€

Gravatar
By in United States,

@lordofdragonss:
Three prints where? In the movie, there were five Sewer Babies, and I thought they were all unique.

Gravatar
By in United States,

@guachi: I can understand the frustration of stud-shooters in licensed themes like Star Wars where they're inaccurate to the source material, but in original sci-fi or fantasy settings like this I don't see how they're a big problem. It's just a way to add play value to a set, much like the classic brick-shooting cannons from classic Pirates sets or catapults from classic Castle sets, but without eating into the set's budget as much as those kinds of bigger parts or builds tend to.

Hope we see more sewer babies in future sets, but all in all this pack seems like a reasonable value compared to others of its kind: https://brickset.com/sets/list-15498 While the minifigures themselves aren't so enticing, and I might have preferred to see more babies (even using duplicate parts) than generic characters like Emmet and Sharkira, it makes up with that with some fairly substantial brick-built content. I can also see how for some kids, the inclusion of a main character like Emmet might be a really big draw. The car wreckage is a nifty build that boosts the play value a bit as well.

I would love to see these accessory sets get to a point where packs of wholly unique figures are the norm for all themes, and not just a few like Ninjago. The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Set did pretty nicely in this regard. But since so few packs like these really catch my interest anyway I'm not too bothered if the ones that do strike my interest feel a little overpriced or underwhelming. So right now, not a priority, but definitely a set I anticipate picking up in the long term, particularly if I find it on sale/clearance.

Gravatar
By in United States,

@Aanchir:
I suppose the value for many of these may lie in the fact that many kids just can't get the full range of sets, so these packs offer the possibility of building up your collection of characters on the cheap. But I agree that TLBM was one of the better packs. Not only did you get a named character who was otherwise not available, but two unique army-builders (one of which can be turned into a crazy Batsuit that actually features in the film). I remember being excited about the skeleton pack when it first came out, but I don't think I ever even opened it. The Luau CMF pack was another one that had me excited, but after the Rock Band CMF came with three recolors (and a mohawk that's still unique to that set), I'm still disappointed that they didn't do the same for the surfers and hula girl. The Monster Fighters one was a mixed bag. Yes, it gave us some zombie variety, and it's fine that there's nothing unique about the ghost, but the witch is just filler. The only other one that had me excited besides those is the Justice League pack. The villains may not be exciting, but at least they're army-builders, and I'd been trying to figure out a way to MOC that Batman minifig anyways.

Gravatar
By in Netherlands,

The car looks like the yellow police cars from the first Mad Max movie. I’d love to see a completed version of that car.

Gravatar
By in United States,

If only the wrecked vehicle had a bit of interior detail (e.g wires hanging out or part of an engine or something)

View more reviews »
Return to home page »