As I write this, it is January. Spring seems a long way off still. However, the chill of winter will end eventually. Subsequently, the thaw will bring the Easter bunny our way. What better way to start preparing than with a new LEGO® set? Recently, I received the upcoming Easter Bunny (40463) kit. Today, we take a pre-release look at the festive build.
NOTE: The LEGO® Group provided this set for review. However, the provision of products does not guarantee a favorable review. I will use my usual rating system (click here to learn more) and provide my honest opinion.
EASTER BUNNY SUMMARY
- NAME: Easter Bunny
- SET #: 40463
- THEME: Seasonal
- COST: $19.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 293
- MINIFIGURES: none
- RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2021
EASTER BUNNY QUICK REVIEW
- VALUE: 98% (Excellent value per brick as well as per minute of build time.)
- BUILD: 80% (Cute design, but it does not offer new build techniques.)
- MINIFIGURES: N/A
- ENTERTAINMENT: 60% (I have little use for a set like this, except reusing the bricks.)
- OVERALL SCORE: 79%
EASTER BUNNY (40463) REVIEW
The Easter Bunny sets costs $19.99 in Canada. Additionally, the kit contains 293 pieces. Consequently, the cost-per-brick is $0.07. That is relatively good. By comparison, my average cost-per-brick is $0.14 across all themes. Therefore, this set earns 100% in terms of value-per-brick. On top of that, I got 38 minutes of build time. As such, if you buy this set at full price, the cost-per-minute is $0.53. My average is currently $0.83/minute. Therefore, the Easter Bunny scores 95% in terms of value-per-minute of build time. Averaging the two grades gives an overall value rating of 98%.
The overall design is cute. You end up with a bunny and two Easter eggs. Each piece is removeable from the display base. Additionally, the set contains another type of Easter egg. You build a carrot design into the base. The bunny features a moveable head, ears, and rear legs. There are no novel build techniques involved. However, there are some new pieces I have never seen before in a set. Ultimately, the build does not blow me away, but it is nice. Also, I wish more effort went into making the rear legs more curved and less blocky. I rate the build at 8/10 (80%).
The Easter Bunny is a nice, seasonal display piece. However, after Easter, I will disassemble this and recycle the parts. With that said, the parts are the highlight of this kit. You get a lot of good bricks at a great value. These seasonal sets often make good brick boxes. Honestly though, I would have passed on this set had the LEGO® Group not offered it to me. It is just not the type of kit that interests me. Consequently, because it did not wow me after building it, I rate the entertainment at 3/5 (60%). It passes because you get great bricks.
OVERALL SCORE: 79%
The best thing about the Easter Bunny set is the price. You get a great value brick box with some interesting pieces. However, I have no use for these cutesy, seasonal sets. They do not appeal to me. It makes a fun Easter display for one season I suppose. What are your thoughts? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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