So enough of the soapbox derby, on with the new!
The second build in this set is the Small Car from way back in 2010. When it came out I thought it would be a cute addition to my miniscule City collection. I modified it to pull a minifig sized teardrop trailer. I couldn't pass on the car and was thrilled to see it in the movie. Now, thanks to the magic of marketing I have THREE! The second one came from a The LEGO Movie build at TRU where you could build Emmet's car that transformed to a flying car. And by transform, I mean totally dissemble and rebuild. This third version has a NEW HAT! Okay, not really but the subtle differences will make a die-hard fan want it. It's got a trans-black instead of trans-blue windshield. But beyond that, it has a RADIO that belts out 5-1/2 hours of Everything is Awesome. Neat little printed tile.
There's a nice bonus included within the extra parts. As you know, 1x1 plates of both round and square variety are always included as extras. So are cheese and other tiny modeling elements such as a horn. What's interesting about this set is that Unikitty's expressions are printed one two separate elements. There is an extra 1x3 brick and plate. You can make a Unikitty AND a Mini-Kitty. The best part is that you can give Unikitty four different expressions in all. Or turn her into a four eyed alien. Mucho fun!
As I said, $15 is WELL worth it. At 197 pieces plus the extra kitteh faces, this should be selling for $25. Perhaps LEGO saw the secondary market potential for the Vitruvius and Benny figs and sought to squash it with utter saturation. To play that card though, they're gonna have to keep up in the production aspect. Oh snap!