Review: 70847 Good Morning Sparkle Babies!

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LEGO babies were introduced during 2016 and these wonderful characters have subsequently become very collectable. 70847 Good Morning Sparkle Babies! comes with two exclusive baby figures and looks interesting, particularly since this set only costs £8.99 or $9.99.

Moreover, these renditions of Emmet and Lucy both include unique heads and the Everything is Awesome single cover is exclusively found here as well. For that reason, I have been excited to take a closer look at this diminutive set.

Minifigures

Numerous different Emmet minifigures have been produced for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and this version wears the same orange construction uniform as many others. The worn metallic silver reflective strips look wonderful and I like the familiar reddish brown hair piece too. However, this figure includes a unique double-sided head with two cheerful expressions.

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Lucy includes an exclusive smiling head as well which looks appropriate for the utopian environment. Furthermore, her black torso and legs are relatively uncommon, only appearing in three previous sets, but this minifigure lacks a separate hood. The colourful hair piece is superb though, featuring medium azure and magenta streaks that match the graffiti designs on Lucy's clothing.

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Lavender 1x1 round bricks, represent smoothies, are provided for each character but my favourite of their accessories is undoubtedly the Everything is Awesome single cover! This printed element looks brilliant, displaying Lucy on the front and corresponding exactly with Emmet's poster from The LEGO Movie.

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Two adorable Sparkle Babies are included, wearing teal and pink bodysuits with some metallic silver highlights. Both figures appear beautifully detailed, despite their tiny size, but such garish designs are not particularly versatile so integrating these babies into a City display might be difficult. Nevertheless, the Sparkle Babies are suitably dressed for this set and I appreciate their distinctive aesthetic.

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Moreover, this set contains an exclusive Star, whose calm facial expression differs from others which are available across the range. Babies can ride on its back using a 1x1 bracket which connects to the reverse of the Star and removing the printed 2x2 tile allows the babies to stand on top, as exhibited in the images below.

70847 Good Morning Sparkle Babies!

The Completed Model

The minifigures and babies are probably the most appealing features of this set, although its scenery does include spectacular foliage which comprises some interesting elements. For instance, the flame yellowish orange frond is only found here while the magenta variant appears in three sets. I love how the neighbouring flower has been constructed too, using stacked 2x2 round bricks with petals.

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Green slopes surround this model and a lime green 4x4 round plate is situated at its centre, with the Star nestling inside. Pressing on a dark bluish grey shovel handle launches this Star and the function works reasonably well. However, the shovel connects to a Technic brick which seems rather awkward as little attempt has been made to conceal this component.

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Overall

Despite only containing 50 pieces, 70847 Good Morning Sparkle Babies! certainly offers considerable enjoyment. I am particularly impressed with the Sparkle Babies and the lovely Everything is Awesome decorated 2x2 tile. The scenery appears less appealing by comparison but does incorporate some fun elements.

The babies alone justified purchasing this set from my perspective and I am quite satisfied. Its price of £8.99 or $9.99 seems reasonable, albeit not matching the exceptional value offered by 70841 Benny's Space Squad which remains among my favourite sets of 2019.View image at flickr

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33 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Alas, I shall pass. But I agree, that single cover IS awesome.

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By in Latvia,

Not interested, but is this the cutest LEGO Movie 2 set?

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By in United States,

Now if they could use that same lightning bolt design on a normal head so I can make a David Bowie

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By in United States,

Baby Bowie!!!!

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By in Sweden,

What a lovely little set, just have to get it!
But... the sparkle babies weren't actually part of the movie, were they?

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By in Canada,

@Mr. Classic: They show up at the very end, when Finn and Bianca are playing together in the yard.

This set is fantastic! The figures are all great, even the 8 millionth Emmett is welcome. The build is... questionable... but the parts are great for building up new Plantimals. I really like this one.

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By in France,

I love it! Colors, minifigs faces and expressions, parts, plantimal (too rare IMO) and of course, for my 9 old princess, Sparkle Babiiiiiies!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Baby David Bowie, love his music so must get this set even if it isn't him. Emmet and Lucy are nice to get in a cheap way that isn't a poly or promotional and the two babies are definitely worth getting two of each so I suppose I'm buying two of these.

Build on the other hand is just a meh, alright but meh.
£8.99 is good enough though I'll wait for it to be around £6 or less.

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By in United States,

The Sparkle Babies will be great to add to my Trick-or-Treat Minifigures. Plus that album tile is awesome and all together it's a great value. I expected an exorbitant 12.99 and would've paid it.

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By in Sweden,

@Klinton77: Oh yes you're right, totally forgot about that, thanks!

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By in United Kingdom,

Might get it for the minifigs n parts like the palm tree elements..

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By in United States,

@Klinton77: The sparkle babies at the end of the film were still in brown clothing covered in poop. Although they were called the sparkle babies, When Emmet and Lucy greeted them, they did not look like this.
I believe this set is perfect just for the special parts. But the build part of it is kind of dull. And one last thing, Why is the sewer rainbow colored???

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By in Canada,

@Master Wu: Nope. They were brighly coloured with star motifs on thier faces. Google the "Everything is Super Cool" video. The thumbnail has a snapshot of the scene, with a bright red baby in star glasses front and center. ;)

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By in Australia,

I love it and was looking forward to getting it but just read on facebook that Australia won’t be getting this one. I’m hoping that’s a false rumour.

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By in United States,

@Klinton77: I see it now.

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By in France,

Not my cup of tea.

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By in New Zealand,

Not available in NZ yet ....

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By in United States,

This is cheaper than the apocalyptic LEGO Movie 2 pack. Such colourful flowers.

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By in Australia,

@Aislinn72 they *might* turn up online or at Lego brand stores in Australia

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By in Australia,

According to Lego.com, this set is "coming soon" (to the Australian shopping site).

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By in United States,

Not sure about whether I may post links to Bricklists but I just got my comprehensive list of sets which include minifigure babies updated to include this incredible set. Was so pleased to find this one at Target and picked it up. Almost grabbed the current Hospital just to help complete my collection of Lego BABIES!! (Context: Our daughter is 4 months old today and in my opinion all of the babies I have collected are just providing new outfits for her Lego likeness.)
Sets Which Contain Lego BABIES! - https://brickset.com/sets/list-30094

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By in United States,

I'll buy it mostly cause its cheap and my brother thinks it is one of the best TLM2 sets.

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By in Canada,

Wonder if a CMF sort of thing will ever happen with just minifig babies. We already have some variety with Minecraft and those “papoose babies” (Voldemort black for example).

Liking this. Still want that Sewer Babies thing as well.

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By in Singapore,

All the TLM2 sets are selling at half price where I am due to unpopular demand. This set looks more like a freebie pack when u purchase something.

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By in United States,

"Such garish designs are not particularly versatile so integrating these babies into a City display might be difficult."

Actually, I could see integrating the babies with the face painting booth from the Fun Fair People Pack that was just released.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ joshhaslego, you can of course post links to BrickLists and that is exactly the sort of thing they are for, so thank you.

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By in United States,

@Huw, thanks! I'd imagined such but wanted to be sure. I'm working through history surrounding the baby minifigure and trying to find info on why they added the neck in the more recent sets. Do you remember any word on that when they made the switch? I believe it looks more natural and lines up with the look of the classic minifigure but I've not found anything to confirm.

You can call me a brick nerd, but I think a comprehensive history written on the reasons for updating specific part molds would be a very interesting read. The plate 1x4 with two studs comes to mind with the newer piece having a lip like tiles do. Some has been written but there's much more we don't know.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Emmet and Lucy are a waste of pieces when everyone probably has loads of each by now but the positivity generated in me by those awesome adorable cute sparkle babies overrides all criticism, I must get these in my front room asap!

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By in Germany,

These kinds of sets tend to sell for around 6.99 Euro after a while over here, which seems like great value. I think I will get one or two, if only for the pieces.

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By in United States,

I must have the baby Bowie and the album cover piece because I must.

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By in Spain,

On My List to buy!!! I want those babies!!!

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By in United States,

Chris Pratt still holds the unofficial world record for longest recorded gasp in a movie.

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By in Sweden,

It seems demand widely exceeds supply for this - on Lego.com it's currently on back order until 24 September. :(

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