Cloud Cuckoo Palace was one of the few sets that I knew I had to own when I first laid eyes on it simply because of the wacky colour-scheme, which is quite a rarity with LEGO sets these days outside the Friends theme, of which I’m also a huge fan of. Now that I’ve put it together, let’s see if it lives up to the hype.
You can’t have good guys without baddies, and in Cloud Cuckoo Palace, we have yet another one of Lord Business’ henchmen, AKA the Executron, one of the many office drones/secret service goons. Robot Fed is a cool take on the USA’s secret service, with the sleek black suit bearing a small communicator piece in the form of a boutonniere.
Cloud Cuckoo Palace starts off with you assembling this cute little snail, which you may remember from the movie. It’s quite an adorable, compact little snail made out of bright yellow and green, accentuated by the printed 1×1 round eye tiles and charming use of antennae pieces as its feelers.
The next structure you put together is a small cloud-shaped catapult with a rather interesting choice of ammunition – transparent pink classic flower pieces. Personally, I’ve not seen this particular piece in a while, even more in transparent pink form, which I think is pretty cool. You get two of these “flower projectiles”, which comfortable fit into the catapult which you can easily launch into the air for a short distance. This entire structure feels like an optional addition to Cloud Cuckoo Palace but I appreciate the bricks and unique elements to bump up the piece count.
|Sets:||70800 Getaway Glider | 70801 Melting Room | 70802 Bad Cop's Pursuit | 70803 Cloud Cuckoo Palace | 70804 Ice Cream Machine | 70805 Trash Chomper | 70806 Castle Cavalry | 70807 MetalBeard's Duel | 70808 Super Cycle Chase | 70809 Lord Business' Evil Lair | 70810 MetalBeard's Sea Cow | 70811 The Flying Flusher | 70812 Creative Ambush | 70813 Rescue Reinforcements | 70814 Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech | 70815 Super Secret Police Dropship | 70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! | 70817 Batman and Super Angry Kitty Attack| 70818 Double-Decker Couch | 70819 Bad Cop Car Chase | 71004 The LEGO Movie Series|
|Polybags:||30280 The Piece of Resistance | 30281 Micro Manager Battle | 30282 Super Secret Police Enforcer | 40095 Micro Manager | 5002045 Pyjamas Emmet | 5002203 Radio DJ Robot | 5002204 Western Emmet | 5002891 The LEGO Movie Mini Poster Sticker|
|Numberless:||Emmet's Car | The LEGO Movie Exclusive Set|
|Video Game:||The LEGO Movie Videogame|
|Films:||The LEGO Movie | Untitled The LEGO Movie sequel | Untitled Ninjago movie (spin-off) | Untitled LEGO Batman film (spin-off) | Untitled 2018 LEGO Movie | Untitled 2019 LEGO Movie|