Rex Dangervest is among the most interesting new characters to appear in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part so his relative rarity across the range is somewhat disappointing. 30460 Rex's Plantimal Ambush is therefore a lovely polybag as this offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire Rex Dangervest wearing his typical attire.
The colourful Plantimal is similarly appealing in my opinion as it contains numerous unusual pieces and provides potential for army building, joining the Plantimals found in 70826 Rex's Rex-treme Offroader and 70835 Rex's Rexplorer.
Emmet becomes immediately captivated by Rex Dangervest during The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and that is hardly surprising as this minifigure looks fantastic. His dark brown hair piece is entirely new and includes impressive texture while the double-sided head is decorated with stubble and strong cheekbones. These expressions are only otherwise available in 70831 Emmet's Dream House/Rescue Rocket.
The minifigure wears dark blue overalls which are emblazoned with Rex's emblem on both sides. I like the metallic silver strips and both wrists feature dark blue bands, matching the gloves. The legs appear similarly detailed and Rex wields a gigantic laser weapon with two pearl dark grey barrels and a couple of lime green highlights. This is probably my favourite of the different blasters that appear in the sets.
The Completed Model
Many bizarre creatures inhabit the Systar System, including the Plantimals. These are designed using traditional plant elements in bright colours, including a magenta palm frond and small leaves which are available in orange for the first time. These might be of limited use elsewhere but they look magnificent here. Such lurid colours seem appropriate for a tropical jungle environment and contrast with the duller shades of Apocalypseburg.
Furthermore, some trans-purple glitter pieces are visible behind the Plantimal and a lavender crab is also included, cleverly providing some textured detail. A similar variant, with fewer orange leaves, appears in 70826 Rex's Rex-treme Offroader which is slightly disappointing as many different Plantimals populate the film, although this is probably my favourite of the smaller creatures.
30460 Rex's Plantimal Ambush is an excellent polybag. It contains one of the most impressive figures from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and an interesting model which incorporates some brilliant elements. In fact, I might be tempted to purchase a few of these polybags and assemble a small army of Plantimals as I think they are fun characters.
Moreover, I am pleased to see Rex Dangervest in a polybag and would certainly recommend this to anyone who is not intending to acquire the larger sets that feature Rex, even if you already have the Collectable Minifigure. This example appears more frequently during the film and I love his exclusive hair piece so is certainly worth adding to your collection.
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