Earlier this week, we reported that a new LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear (40085) has started showing up at LEGO brand stores. While finishing up some Christmas shopping today, I asked couple of the store employees if the sets were in stock and fortunately they were so I had to pick one up. The set contains 127 pieces and retails for $9.99 which is a great $0.08/piece.
Although the set is only 127 pieces, LEGO has made very good use of the parts given. As you can see, the teddy bear is comprised of mostly tan pieces with one whites and grays thrown in. The teddy has very cute look to it with it’s happy expression. If you look closely, the mouth is open showing it’s little tongue. The ears do move only a little bit but most of the articulation are in the arms and legs. The arms are able to close just enough to have it do a little innocent hand gesture or open wide enough to say “give me a hug!” The legs are able to open as wide as the arms but can’t close all the way due to the brick in the middle. On the middle of the chest is a 1×2 with a cross hole for a Technic pin to attach the brick-built heart. The heart itself is a pretty quick build and has a great look as well. In the middle of the heart also has the same 1×2 brick for the pin. Once the heart is attached to the teddy, what you get is cuteness overload.
Overall, the Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear set is great set to pick up for your loved ones. It is very nicely built and very, very cute. Maybe a little too cute. Hearts will melt, smiles will follow. If you want to be extra creative, you can probably change the front part of the heart to hold a ring inside, if you know what I mean. If you’re just buying it for yourself, there are a lot of nice parts that come with it so that’s a win too. I definitely recommend it. Special thanks goes to Genevieve for helping me find the set!
On a side note, even though this review is for a Valentine’s Day set and it’s not even Christmas yet, the back of the instructions booklet shows a promotion for next year’s LEGO Seasonal Easter Bunny (40086).