Starting March 15, 2021, spending $80 or more at the LEGO® Store earns you an Easter themed gift-with-purchase. Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449) is available until April 5, 2021. The LEGO® Group kindly sent me a pre-release copy to review. It is a cute set, but is it worth making an $80 purchase? Let us find out.
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’S CARROT HOUSE SUMMARY
- NAME: Easter Bunny’s Carrot House
- SET #: 40449
- THEME: Seasonal
- COST: Gift-with-purchases over $80
- BRICK COUNT: 231
- MINIFIGURES: 0
- RELEASE DATE: March 15, 2021
EASTER BUNNY’S CARROT HOUSE QUICK REVIEW
- VALUE: 100% (Are you going to say no to free bricks?)
- BUILD: 70% (Not impressive, but not bad either. Wish the back was sealed.)
- MINIFIGURES: N/A
- ENTERTAINMENT: 70% (Free entertainment, but it is not very exciting.)
- OVERALL SCORE: 80%
EASTER BUNNY’S CARROT HOUSE REVIEW
You cannot beat free LEGO® bricks. As I write this, I do not know the retail value of Easter Bunny’s Carrot House. However, it does not matter. You cannot buy this set separately. Carrot House is only available at the LEGO® Store with purchases over $80 in Canada. In truth, it increases the value of whatever set you buy with it because it amounts to a free addition to the brick count. As a point of interest, the set took me 36 minutes to build. Therefore, in addition to free bricks, you get over half an hour of free build time. I rate the value at 100%.
Carrot House looks alright from three sides. However, the rear of the set is open. A swing open design, or a removable rear panel would make the set more complete. The interior does not have much to it either. With that said, the set suggests an interesting way to make walls appear as though they taper down. Additionally, if you are on the market for orange bricks, this box comes with a lot of them. The set has loose parts though. The leafy structure at the top of the carrot does not stay on very well. Ultimately, I am neither here nor there about this build. I rate it at 70%.
Carrot House does not include any Minifigures, so I will not assess this category. However, it should come with at least one. This set would be infinitely better if it included something festive or exclusive. Imagine if it came with a minifig in a bunny suit?
Carrot House is a nice seasonal display piece. However, it does not go beyond that. I will recycle this set for bricks once Easter is over, just like this year’s Easter Bunny set. However, you do get a lot of orange bricks if you are in need. I suppose the question arises: would I plan a purchase to get this? No, probably not. Carrot House is not on par with something like the Vintage Car or Iconic VIP Set that I had to have. It is great to get free bricks, but I would rather wait for something better. I need further enticement, like double VIP points, to get me to buy while this is the freebie. However, it is a free build experience. For that reason, I will rate the entertainment at 70%.
OVERALL SCORE: 80%
Do not look a gift horse in the mouth… but in this case I did. The LEGO® Group sent this set to me for review. However, I would have skipped it on my own. It is not enticing enough for me to make a purchase. I would rather wait for something better. However, if there is something on your list that you are planning to get anyway, it is free bricks. What do you think? Is this set enough to get your wallet out? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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