I’m a Friend of Dorothy

Dorothy and Friends
Dorothy and Friends

I’m excited about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The first movie was awesome. It had comedy, it had great use of animation where everything was done in “Lego”, water, fire, etc all done with Lego brick animations, it looked very cool. The Lego Batman Movie had some good jokes, but the storyline was a bit flat, and I enjoyed the The Lego Ninjago Movie movie, but it was definitely geared more towards kids.

With the reveal of the new Lego Collectable Minifigures for the Lego Movie 2 we see the inclusion of Dorothy Gale, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, and The Cowardly Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books and The Wizard of Oz movie. I couldn’t be more excited for set of Lego… even more so than when an official Doctor Who Lego set came a couple of years ago.

You need to understand, I started collecting 2×1 yellow pieces a while ago to make a yellow brick road scene, along with a bunch of red flower pieces to create the poppy scene… it was all together for the longest time until I realised I couldn’t get the scene working without the characters. I still have a part of it so it’s still on my Lego photo bucket list.

Part of my Yellow Brick Road

I haven’t had a lot of time to make Lego photos for the longest time. Work has been busy, which, given we now run our own business (Programmable Soda) is a good thing. But I will definitely be taking some time out to make images with Dorothy and her friends when they arrive next month. I can’t wait!

Of course the set has some other cool figures. The Lego Movie is always a good opportunity for Lego to bring a bunch of seemingly disparate characters together. Being the second movie, it has also allowed Lego to make some revisions to the characters that appeared in the first movie.

We have Dorothy Gale (with Toto), The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, Gone Golfin’ President Business, Vest Friend Rex, Apocalypseburg Abe, Sherry Scratchen-Post (with Scarfield), Awesome Remix Emmet, Unikitty, Battle-Ready Lucy, Apocalypse Benny, Giraffe Guy, Crayon Girl, Watermelon Dude, The Swamp Creature, Hula Lula, Kitty Pop, Candy Rapper, and Flashback Lucy.

I got the names for these characters from BrickFinder’s The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Minifigure Feel Guide! Always a valuable resource for those who are looking to go into a toy store and feel-up some packets to find the minifigs they want.

Not sure what’s going on with the mis-match of The Swamp Creature’s body colour to head and legs. He’d be another good one to recreate some movie scenes from the Creature from the Black Lagoon with, a nice black and white shot.

Giraffe Guy is cool… some have pointed out how painful the timing of him is, given the downfall of Toys-R-Us and Lego’s integration with them over the years, they finally gave us a Geoffrey the Giraffe character, just as he disappears.

Love the look of Sherry Scratchen-Post and especially Scarfield; that mohawk is very cool.

It’s worth note that I had zero interest in the last CMF series, they Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series. I bought 3 in total. Two Voldemorts (for Nagini, the snake), and one Dumbledoor (for his beard).

I’m still a bit sad there’s no set containing the sewer babies. They could have been put in a single bag of the latest series. Of course, there is a mysterious “?” character in the boxes of this series, so maybe!

The Lego Movie 2’s Sewer Babies being greeted by Emmet while on his coffee run.

I may buy a full box just for myself… 🤪

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