It was only a few days ago that we saw the official image of the LEGO Seasonal Iconic Easter (5005249) minifigure and today we have a set in hand for an early review courtesy of BrickVibe. The minifigure follows a number of minifigures in this small promotional type box that we’ve seen before previously with the Easter Chicken (5004468), Gingerbread Man, and a larger Caveman & Cavewoman (5004936). At this time, there is no information on how it will be available at retail stores. All of the previous sets were available on LEGO Shop@Home at one point in time so it might show up on there sometime in the future.
There is a sleeve that comes off to show the details of the box. It shows a little house that is printed with some LEGO style flowers on the front and some egg painting on the back. The door opens up by punching out the perforation to reveal the Easter Bunny Guy who sits in a black container mold.
For the Easter Bunny Guy, he wears a light blue suit with a green striped shirt and a yellow bow tie. There’s also some partial printing of a bunny on the lower part of the torso. This is more clear with the printing of a bunny tail on the back of the torso. The legs are plain white to resemble the bunny legs.
The head has more of an adolescent look to him with the freckles and a bucktoothed smile. The bunny helmet is the same one as the Bunny Suit Guy from the Series 7 LEGO Collectible Minifigures. The paintbrush that he holds has a new blue color. Previously, we’ve only had green brushes. Finally, the egg is new with the painted design around it.
Overall, the LEGO Seasonal Iconic Easter (5005249) is a neat little set in which we get a mostly new minifigure unlike the previous sets of this type having the same minifigures or repaints. As mentioned before, the only things that have been previously used are the bunny helmet and the legs. Part of me wishes that he had short legs instead of the regular ones due to his facial printing looking more like a younger child.
As far as availability goes, it is still unsure as how to obtain it as of this writing but BrickVibe does have them in stock if you want to forego waiting for it to become available at outer outlets. I will do a separate post when I know how and when you can get it.
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