Toy Fair 2020 Minions

NOTE: This article was updated after publication to add pricing information and release dates.

Earlier this week, we got a sneak peak at the new Star Wars sets coming out (click here to read more). Today, the LEGO® Group made New York Toy Fair 2020 Minions announcement. Prior to this year, the Minions licencing rights belonged to Mega Construx from Mattel. The LEGO® Group announced acquiring the rights in summer 2019. The first sets shown below are based on the film Minions: Rise of Gru, which comes out in July 2020. The sets themselves have a release date of April 27, 2020. Without further ado, let’s look at what is coming.

Gru’s Lab

Toy Fair 2020 - Gru's Lab
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  • SET NAME: Gru’s Lab
  • SET #: 75546
  • THEME: Minions
  • COST: $24.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 87
  • CHARACTERS: Kevin and Otto

Ready to get inventive with the LEGO® Minions in Gru’s Lab set? The Minions have helped to transform Gru’s basement into a laboratory. Now they’re preparing to have some fun. Watch them create mischief as they slide into the bananas and test out a vehicle on the ramp. See if they can make a vehicle crash into the fence!

Minion Pilot in Training

Toy Fair 2020 Minions Pilot in Training
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  • SET NAME: Minion Pilot in Training
  • SET #: 75547
  • THEME: Minions
  • COST: $39.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 119
  • CHARACTERS: Bob and Stuart

Take to the skies with LEGO® Minions Bob and Stuart. They’re on a mission to save Gru and are piloting a plane for the daring rescue. Stuart is the pilot and Bob is a flight attendant in the passenger cabin, so it’s sure to be a bumpy ride. Watch out – an accident-prone Minion might fall into the toilet. And don’t forget to find the fart blaster for extra fun!

Unstoppable Bike Chase

Unstoppable Bike Chase set
©2020 The LEGO Group.
  • SET NAME: Unstoppable Bike Chase
  • SET #: 75549
  • THEME: Minions
  • COST: $24.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 136
  • CHARACTERS: Gru, Bob, and Stuart

The chase is on! Help Gru and the Minions protect the zodiac stone from the villains who want it back. They’ll need to be speedy to outwit the evildoers. Luckily there’s a banana to throw as they ride along. Gru’s taking control of the LEGO® Minions Unstoppable Bike Chase, with Bob helping up front. Meanwhile, Stuart’s enjoying a thrilling ride as he’s dragged along on the rocket skates.

Minions Kung-Fu Battle

Minions Kung-Fu Battle set
©2020 The LEGO Group.
  • SET NAME: Minions Kung-Fu Battle
  • SET #: 75550
  • THEME: Minions
  • COST: $49.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 310
  • CHARACTERS: Kevin, Stuart, and Otto

Join the Minions for kung fu training and celebrations at the LEGO® Minions Kung Fu Battle. First the Minions practice kung fu moves using the weapon rack and rotating wooden dummy. Then they can parade with the Chinese dragon before admiring the pretend ‘fireworks’ stud shooters that fire from the top of the temple. Watch out for the dramatic reveal as Otto appears out of the temple.

Brick-Built Minions and Their Lair

Brick Built Minions and their Lair set
©2020 The LEGO Group.
  • SET NAME: Brick-Built Minions and Their Lair
  • SET #: 75551
  • THEME: Minions
  • COST: $69.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 876
  • CHARACTERS: Kevin, Stuart, and Bob

Want to step inside the unpredictable world of the Minions? Well, now you can! Build your favorite Minion then turn it around to reveal their room. Check out the figure version of each character. Put them inside the room to explore the mischievous personality of each Minion. Create inventions with Kevin in the lab or pop Stuart in his bedroom. Then rebuild Kevin into Bob with his kung fu playset.

Concluding Thoughts

I admit, I am not very familiar with the Despicable Me franchise. As such, this theme did not speak to me when I first heard about it last summer. However, now that I have seen the first wave, there is one set that interests me in this Toy Fair 2020 Minions announcement. Lately I have been collecting Asian-style sets in order to build up the Ninjago district of my LEGO® city. Consequently, Minions Kung-Fu Battle (75550) struck my fancy. Do any of these sets speak to you? Be sure to let me know in the comments below, or shout out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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