The Lego Movie Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech (70814) Review

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How many of us sat in a dark movie theater back in the miserable winter of 2014, watching the Lego Movie, prayed to the deity of our choice when we saw Emmet build his Construct-o-Mech on-screen?  How many of us prayed that the Lego Gods would smile kindly upon us all, and bestow unto humankind an actual Lego model of the Construct-o-Mech?

And then how many of us were super wicked disappointed when we realized the Mech wasn’t among the initial assortment of Lego Movie sets?

Man!  That stunk.

But…low and behold…as winter turned to spring, almost four months after the Lego Movie’s release, Lego did right by us all, and released Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech (70814).

And it is totally awesome.

The set, which has 708 pieces, has some surprisingly difficult sections to put together.  Not for your friendly neighborhood jman, of course. That’s because I’m an adult.  And I know how to follow directions.  I would never do something like miss a vital piece that should have been in place 6 pages back in the direction book.  And then have to take everything apart, just to put said piece into it’s rightful place.

But, I digress.

The legs of the Mech were the tricky parts to build, certain pieces going certain ways.  Needless to say, you gotta pay attention to what you’re doing on the legs.  It’s not bad, of course.  Who doesn’t like a bit of a challenge in building their Lego sets?

Did you ever get a set home and were a little disappointed in its size after you get it together?  Especially when compared to the size of the box?  That’s happened to me quite a number of times.  Well, the Construct-o-Mech doesn’t suffer from that problem at all.  When it’s all said and done, the Mech is a nice size.

It took me a couple of hours to put the set together, give or take a half hour.  I really didn’t time it.  So, time wise?  it’s not disappointing in that regard, either.  Because there’s nothing worse than cracking a set open and having it built-in 15 minutes, is there?

The other selling point of the Construct-o-Mech?  Unikitty, of course.  The set includes an Angry Unikitty, to be exact.  And everyone loves all versions of Unikitty, amiright?  The set also comes with Emmet and two Robo-Skeletons.  A little bit light on the minifigure front, but…you can’t have it all.  I guess.

Other than that, the whole thing is just a nice, satisfying build.

Construct-o-Mech retails for a surprisingly reasonable $59.99 and is available at, the Lego store and your retailer of choice.

UPDATE: This figure is sold out in the LEGO shop, but if you’re looking for him, you’re not out of luck yet.  You can still pick one up on Amazon, and you can always jump onto eBay and search for a sweet deal on this LEGO Construct-o-Mech figure.





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By Nick Lenihan

Nick is toy fan, geek, and action figure collector. When not geeking out about action figures and keeping up with the latest Toy News, he likes to pretend to play guitar. He's just another one of those pop culture fanatics that likes to share his passion with the world.

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