Today was the February 2014 Mini Monthly Build event at LEGO Stores. To celebrate the premiere of The LEGO Movie this weekend, this month’s build is one of Lord Business’ Micro Managers (40095). The event itself had one of the biggest turnouts ever for a Monthly Mini Build. If you’ve been to the store here at Fashion Valley in San Diego, you’ll know where Bloomingdale’s is. The line at the start of the event was already to the entrance of Bloomingdale’s which is crazy. Like other Monthly Builds, there was a limited number available for kids to take home.
The staff at the store were very cool as usual and I also got to meet some fellow readers of the site which was pretty awesome in itself. At the end of the building event, there were still a number of kids still outside waiting for their turn to come in and build. The staff had to call an audible and got everything bagged up ready for the kids when they came in and from what I saw, the execution was flawless. Although the final kids weren’t able to build it in the store, they were still given one to take home. Despite the unexpected huge turnout, it was another successful Monthly Build. It was estimated that around 50% of the people who showed up were new families to the Monthly Build event. Check out some images that were taken at the event below.
Now on to the review of the Micro Manager (40095). It consists of a whopping 50 pieces which is a lot more than the usual Mini Monthly Builds. There were even spare pieces left over after building it! The build itself is pretty similar to many other Micro Managers in various The LEGO Movie sets. It stands on four legs which are attached to a modified 2×2 octagonal frame. Its arms are holding a hammer and a chainsaw. It’s a simple build but a great addition to your Micro Manager army. I’ve also provided the instructions for it below.