The new 2023 LEGO Avatar: The Way of Water sets are now available and the first one that we’ll be checking out is the Ilu Discovery (75575). The set has 179 pieces and retails for $24.99. Note that I have not watched the movie before reviewing these sets so I’m not sure how accurate the sets are compared to the movie.
There are two minifigures in this set, Tsireya and Tuk. Tsireya has a teal skin color which is different from the typical color that we’ve seen from the other Na’vi. The torso has some metallic silver printing of the covering in the front with the strap going around back. The legs have printing of a loincloth piece going down it. The head has some nice facial features that is unique to every Na’vi. The hair piece is a long braided one with the Tsaheylu connection at the bottom.
Tuk has the more typical Na’vi blue color skin and his torso + him wearing a tooth/claw necklack. He has shorter legs and it also has a loin cloth but in brown. He has a happy expression on his face and the hair is also braided. His accessory is a spear.
The supplemental builds in the set are some small colorful corals. There is a lot of colors here including turquoise, magenta, lavender, purple, blue, olive green, pink, and yellowish green. The larger coral has a Technic beam to attach the ilu to while the small one has a spot for a minifigure to simulate swimming.
The ilu has a sand blue, flame orange, and white color scheme. The bulk of it is at the body where the underbelly is mostly white. Behind the belly is a spot for the ilu to attach to the coral.
The upper head is a printed piece with a spot at the back for the aforementioned connection tubes. In the middle, there’s a saddle for the rider to stand on with the connection tubes in range to be held and connected to. Like with the previous Avatar wave, the tubes are fairly loose and they pop off easily when hooking on to a minifigure.
There are some really short fins flanking the saddle and the larger fins in the back uses the printed plastic flaps. They are attached on hinges so they can be angled in various positions.
For what you get in the LEGO Avatar Ilu Discovery (75575), I feel that it could’ve been cheaper than what it is at now. The ilu itself isn’t bad but it is a little smaller than what I would’ve liked. Perhaps if there wasn’t two coral reefs and the parts from one went into the ilu instead.
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