For 2018, LEGO has released some new LEGO Classic sets in the subtheme called Building Bigger Thinking and I’ve decided to take a look at one of the smaller sets in the wave, Fun Future (10402). It consists of 186 pieces and retails for $9.99.
There is one minifigure in this set which is the classic smiley face one. The torso is plain red while the legs are plain blue. One of the accessories is a white helmet with visor. I haven’t bought many sets with the helmet pieces lately but my helmet has a molding seam going down the whole thing. The minifigure also has some short light brown hair as well as a dark brown ponytail.
The instructions for the set shows us how to build three different models. The first one is a little robot that’s mostly various shades of blue. There’s no articulation on it except for the arms which are on ball joints.
The second build is a small go-kart. There’s nothing too interesting about it but it does use a new bright orange roof tile with a 45 degree slope.
The last build that was in the instructions is a parrot and a microphone. The parrot is a simple build but it does use some rare pieces like the 1×4 split plate and a couple of brand new yellow 2×2 45 degree corner plates. There’s some articulation on the wings by the way of some ball joints.
Finally, there’s the special edition printed 2×4 tile to celebrate 60 years of the LEGO brick. All of the Building Bigger Thinking sets along with the upcoming 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) promotional set with have this tile included. I do like how LEGO throws in these special bricks just like how the 40th anniversary bricks were in LEGO Technic sets last year.
My first impressions of the new LEGO Classic Building Bigger Thinking Fun Future (10402) is that it’s a smaller to medium version of the Creative Brick Boxes. I want to note that all the models from the instructions can be built together without taking them apart with a lot of leftover pieces. Of course the instructions are just a starting guideline and LEGO wants kids to use the parts to make their own models.