Releasing on February 1, the new LEGO Seasonal Easter Bunny (40463) is unlike some of the seasonal animal sets that have been released before it. Before we get to that, we’ll note that it has 293 pieces and will retail for $14.99.
The first part of the build is for the display stand, similar to the one found with the Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462). For the foundation, the designer has put in a carrot to also act as a support for the plates on top. There’s a spot on the corner for the bunny to sit and the other side has spots for two brick-built Easter eggs that come with the set.
The bunny itself is consists of several parts that connect to the body. There are a lot of curved plates and bricks that are used to give it a more natural look. The hind legs are on ball joints but they don’t actually give any advantage to being able to pose it. If you angle the legs just right, you can probably get some poseability out of it but is limited due to the tail and the weight of the head.
The head is also on a ball joint and this gives it a decent range of motion which allows it to have some emotion. It isn’t much but at least it doesn’t just spin around like with the heads of previous seasonal builds. Lastly, the ears are on ball joints as well.
The final part of the build are the pastel colored Easter eggs. Both are built the same but the colors and slopes used are changed out.
Overall, I really like the look of the new LEGO Seasonal Easter Bunny (40463). The realistic appearance of it is a nice change from the usual cartoony style of the previous seasonal builds from years past. I also like how LEGO threw in Easter eggs within the build, mainly the carrot in the display, which is a continued style from the Valentine Bear. Hopefully LEGO will continue this realistic style of build with the seasonal sets for the rest of the year. I’m not sure how they will do it for Halloween but it’ll be interesting to see.
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