Everything is awesome for “The LEGO Movie” fans who want to add the iconic double-decker couch to their LEGO collection without forking over $200 for MetalBeard’s Sea Cow LEGO set. Officially hitting LEGO Store shelves Jan. 1, the Double-Decker Couch LEGO set (#70818) from “The LEGO Movie” can be yours for only $14.99. Included in the Double-Decker Couch LEGO set are the titular double-decker couch that Emmet designed, his car that was featured in the opening sequence of “The LEGO Movie,” a few accessories, and some key cast members of “The LEGO Movie.”
The double-decker couch that Emmet thought up was initially ridiculed by the Master Builders. But its durability proved just how much Master Builder potential Emmet had in “The LEGO Movie.” Featuring baby blue cushions, cup holders, and ladders for easy access to the upper level, the double-decker couch seats four LEGO minifigs. The design matches what was used in “The LEGO Movie” and is generally sturdy. A small issue is that the bottom portion of the couch tends to sag slightly in the middle. All in all, it’s a fun product to build as per instructions and then create or modify using existing LEGO parts.
Emmet’s smart car is a similar model that children had the opportunity to build for free during a Toys R Us free build event that only seats one person. Upgrades to Emmet’s car in the Double-Decker Couch set include a 2×1 plate decorated into a radio (it even says “RADIO” on it) and trunk space for Emmet’s red hard hat. It’s a charming car and a neat freebie to add value to the LEGO set.
“The LEGO Movie” Minifigs
Five minifigs licensed for “The LEGO Movie” are included in the Double-Decker Couch LEGO set, which is plenty for a $14.99 set. Emmet and President Business have heads featuring both a happy and sad face. Emmet can show his face with his hair or his hard hat. Benny also has two faces that both look happy. One face looks like he’s in the middle of screaming, “SPACESHIP!!” Unikitty is a set of decorated bricks to form the pastel-colored feline in a sitting position. She can be built to have a wide-eyed expression or a sad look that’s about to cry. Ghost Vitruvius includes his lollipop staff and a ghost hood decorated to have his rubber band headband. He’s the least detailed of the group with a plain white torso piece and a plain black head. Vitruvius also has a cape, but the ghost shell is tight and crushes the cape when worn so he’s better off not wearing it. Accessories for the minifigs include four coffee mugs, a waffle, and a sausage. Each minifig fits well into any “The LEGO Movie” set or scene reenactment.
With an iconic piece of “The LEGO Movie,” five minifigs, a car, there’s plenty of playability for 197 LEGO pieces. The Double-Decker Couch set is likely to sell out quickly for eBay scalping, so be quick to procure them at LEGO stores, toy stores, or the online LEGO Shop while they’re in stock.