Today we go very quickly around the contents of the LEGO set 40649 Up-Scaled LEGO Minifigure, a box of 654 pieces which will be available on the official online store and in LEGO Stores from June 1, 2023 at the retail price of €49.99.
You already know it if you follow, this figurine to build takes the format of those of the LEGO Harry Potter sets 76393 Harry Potter & Hermione Granger et 40504 A Minifigure Tribute. LEGO would be wrong not to decline until more thirsty this format which allows you to display at home an oversized minifig which retains a certain mobility and which allows you to display your passion for LEGO products without doing too much and with a little effort. 'originality.
The construction process for this minifigure, which is actually a reproduction of the one installed at the entrance to the LEGO premises in Billund, is identical to that of the two students from the Harry Potter range and anyone who already has the relevant set in their collection will therefore be on familiar ground.
This 27 cm high figurine, however, reserves a little surprise under the character's cap with a small staging that features a minifig at the controls as if it were a robot here that would be piloted by its owner.
It's nicely integrated with a hinged cupola that opens to let your friends enjoy this hidden detail, but don't expect any mechanism that would act on the whole construction, the gears present are purely decorative.
The main defect of this figurine is also that of its congeners: I find that the lower part of the character's face is missed with a retracting chin which really struggles to convince, even if on this one the generic graphics of the face attenuates this feeling a little face with incorrect proportions.
The figurine offered here also has a defect directly linked to its appearance: under certain lighting, we notice some differences in color between the different red and blue parts, LEGO obviously not always managing to perfectly homogenize its production.
For the rest, the construction phase is interesting with some pretty techniques to discover and a result that will appeal to all those who do not necessarily want to display large gray ships or an overly bulky castle in their office or living room but who want everything even show their love of brick by the presence of an emblematic construction.
The public price of the thing seems almost reasonable to me for this product which will make a nice gift to offer to a fan too busy to complete his collection of licensed sets and who will perhaps miss this figurine or who will not make one not a top priority in this very busy launch period.
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