If you recall, the LEGO Store November 2018 calendar made mention of a LEGO campaign that aims to provide LEGO sets to needy children across several parts of the world. The campaign dubbed as the Build to Give ran last week, from November 5 to 9, and aimed to provide free LEGO sets to at least 500,000 kids across the world. A dedicated web page was setup dedicated to the campaign, and what is interesting to note other than the building cheers that LEGO intend to share across the globe, is their choice of characters who represented this charitable endeavor. We’re just counting the months before the LEGO Movie 2 debuts in cinemas, and LEGO has now chosen the rag-tag team of Emmet Brickowsky to spread some holiday cheers. There’s nothing really surprising regarding LEGO’s choice of characters since it naturally follows that they want the LEGO Movie 2 to get some promotion at the same time. But what is really eye-catching is that we now have a closer look at our favorite blue astronaut, Benny – and it seems that he will also be sporting a new look.
Other than giving some good, Christmas cheers, Benny is also happy to flaunt a new mechanical arm which seems to be an upgrade of some sort to his space suit. As we know, the LEGO Movie 2 takes place in the apocalyptic world of Bricksburg after the Duplon Invasion on Taco Tuesday.
I’m not quite sure if this is Benny’s way of blending in with the rough, tough people of the town, or is an upgrade for the upcoming space adventures ahead. Though I’m inclined to believe in the former – we just have to wait and see until the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 sets come out sometime next year or mid-December. As of to date, we have a handful of LEGO Movie 2 sets waiting to be revealed, with the first three sets already revealed last July. Currently, we have four LEGO sets where Benny is included (all of them are hard-to-find already), all of which take inspiration from the first LEGO Movie film: Double-Decker Couch (70818), Metal Beard’s Sea Cow (70810), Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! (70816), and LEGO Dimensions Benny (71214).
Needless to say, Benny is one of the LEGO Movie characters that I love to see included in the new sets. There’s even a rumor going around saying that we might see Benny in a LEGO Movie 2 set which includes some classic LEGO Space minifigures and if that is indeed the case, then everything is so awesome indeed.