It’s another month and another LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build event has gone by. For May 2015, we have a Koala (40130) which has a very similar building style as the LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear (40085) and Easter Bunny (40086) just to name a few. Since this is a mini build, it only has 65 pieces which is about half the size of the other creatures.
The build itself is very simple with the major colors being bluish gray and white with some shades of pink for the mouth and ears. The completed look is pretty cute with a head that spins on a turntable piece. The arms and legs are on hinges so they have some articulation as well. The only thing I didn’t like about the Koala is the body looks a little thin if you look at it straight.
Overall, the Koala (40130) is a nice little build for May and it goes great with the Seasonal characters from last year if you managed to pick them up. Next month’s Mini Build will be a Parrot and it’ll be the last one using the current system of waiting in line during the day of the event. If you saw my earlier post today, there will be some changes coming to LEGO Monthly Mini Build Program where you have to register online to reserve your spot to be able to participate. That means no more lining up during the day of the event. You can read more about the changes in the link above.