Oct 6, 2020

Halloween 2020 LEGO

 One of my favorite things about the Halloween season is checking out the LEGO store to see what new pieces they have at the Build-A-Minifig station for the holiday. Sadly, that's another thing that's fallen victim to COVID this year. You can't very well have people pawing around in bins of figure parts, can you?

At least there's still the annual Halloween building sets! 
That's right, I said sets, plural!

For whatever reason, LEGO doesn't like to put names on the boxes for these holiday sets so I'm going with Haunted Hayride. You've got a tractor and hay, bam!

The set comes with three minifigs. First we have the tractor driver and if I'm being honest, he looks more like the bad guy from a Scooby-Doo episode than anything. He's got this weird forced smile on his face like he would rather be anywhere other than driving some kids around a field.

I was surprised to find a sticker sheet when laying out all the parts. I don't buy a lot of LEGO so this was a new thing for me. The tractor and cart graphics are stickers. Those yellow bricks in the cart are supposed to be hay bales.

Here's the other half of the set, the Gateway to Dooooom! Or maybe it just goes into a field? The little girl is cute with her skeleton shirt and she has a reversible face (see below). The graphics on the banner are more stickers which is a great way to add more visuals to regular bricks.

And here's the whole thing together. Well, except for the driver. The skeleton has taken over while he sneaks a beer behind the barn.

I did mention there were multiple sets this year. I only picked up the Hayride one. The other set is a pair of Halloween ornaments.

The ornaments themselves didn't really do it for me but I did consider picking it up just for the box art.

While not Halloween specific, a Frankenstein BrickHeadz was also released. I'm hoping they make their way through all the Universal Monsters so I can get a Creature from the Black Lagoon!

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1 comment:

  1. The Haunted Hayride is pretty nice. A few years back, maybe between 2012 and 2015, I got into Lego collecting and made a fairly large haunted town. Unfortunately, I ended up selling off most of my Lego collection to focus on my Masters of the Universe collection, though I did keep the awesome Monster Fighers line and the Monster Fighters Haunted House from 2012. This set makes me kind of wish I still had my stuff, though...