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LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349) Review

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

Today is the official release of the Wave 9 LEGO Dimensions expansions packs and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was kind enough to send them in for an early review. The first one I’ll be taking a look at is the Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349). It consists of 56 pieces and it contains the Beetlejuice minifigure and Saturn’s Sandworm. As with my other LEGO Dimensions pack reviews, I’m only reviewing the sets themselves and not so much on the gameplay.

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)


Minifigure

Beetlejuice is the main ghost antagonist in the movie and a protagonist in the animated TV series. He has on the iconic striped suit outfit that we saw in the both the movie and the TV series but this one is more based on the former. There is some printing for his black tie along with some stripes on the arms. The legs are also printed but only in the front.

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

The thing that makes Beetlejuice stand out is his head and hair pieces. The head is double-sided and they have some printing of his rotting skin on the sides. There are also some dark purple circles around the eyes as well as a tiny moustache above the mouth. His expressions include a normal one and a smile on the other. His hair is slicked back that was used for the Doc Brown but in an interesting shade of bright green. Beetlejuice has a RFID reader that has the logo in the front with some stripes on the sides.

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)


Build

The main build for the set is the Sandworm from Saturn. It sits on the reader like it’s popping up from the sand. It uses some hinge pieces to give it the curvy look. The main feature of it is the double head that it has. There is the main head that, unfortunately, has to open really wide to allow the smaller head it fit inside. The inside head has a more sinister look with the sharp teeth on the bottom of the mouth. The other builds for the expansion pack are the Spooky Spider and the Haunted Vacuum.

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)


Gameplay

The Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349) does include the exclusive Adventure World which includes an appearance of Lydia Deetz as well as the Battle Arena. Beetlejuice’s abilities include Mind Control, Telekinesis, and Spike Attack.


Results

The LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349) is a decent expansion pack that pays homage to the classic comedy film. The Beetlejuice minifigure is pretty much spot on however the Sandworm is a little disproportionate mainly in the head.

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)


Thank you to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.


  • I love this pack! Looks super.

  • colby ostrin

    I’ve never watched the show but the minifig looks neat.

  • PeteH

    I can’t help feeling that this is another example of LEGO’s recent ‘overstretch’.

    • Derek Finley

      Lego Dimensions has little to no effect on TLG since it’s controlled by Warner Bros and TT.

      • Purple Dave

        It still does. The packs are still made by them, and the contents affect their available element selection until the packs are retired. And they do have a hand in the cookie jar when it comes to the games, even if they’re not working in the kitchen. If a game does really well, they’ll make a lot more off of it than if it bombs.

  • Purple Dave

    The hair seems excessively green on this minifig. I mean, it was green in the movie, but it read more like grey. In the animated series, it was closer to bright-light yellow, and the mold on the sides of his head should really match the haircolor a bit more.

    As for the sandworm, keep in mind that they have a rather severe restriction with the accessory builds that I don’t think they’ve ever had to deal with before. 100% of the parts must be used in each of the three alternate builds (true extra parts, like 1×1 round plates, are excluded from all three builds). As a result, some of the Dimensions accessory builds have rather odd designs, often with weird extra chunks (see the BttF hoverboard and the Doctor Who TARDIS for some prime examples), and most of them have some unusual design choices just due to the available parts pool. There are also a _lot_ of them where the in-game design is quite a bit bigger with more detail (Benny and Cyborg are two great examples). The accessory model just has to use up all the parts and be somewhat representative of the object. The in-game avatar of the sandworm especially, I suspect will be more involved. Granted, if you don’t play the game, that probably doesn’t matter much to you.


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