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Kid-Review of LEGO Benny’s Space Squad, Set 70841

Introduced in 2019, this quick-build LEGO set is only 68 pieces, but it packs a big punch. By far, the best part of this set is the inclusion of FOUR NEW Astronaut Minifigures for your LEGO collection.

Introducing LEGO Spaceman Minifigures

Kenny: Classic Yellow Spaceman Minifigure
Benny: Classic Blue Spaceman Minifigure (crack in helmet)
Lenny: Classic Pink Spaceman Minifigure
Jenny: Classic White Spacewoman Minifigure (appears in The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part)

MOC Robot (shown) is not included in Benny’s Space Squad Set. It is a playful addition built from this young builder’s personal LEGO collection. By the way, if you don’t have one, a LEGO baseplate is a great addition to any LEGO collection!

The non-Minifigure builds in this set include a lunar buggy (golf cart), robot, and spaceship, which for us, were quickly built and then, just as quickly, disassembled for use in other builds.

Included Robot from Benny’s Space Squad

Pink Lenny (Classic Spaceman) is hands down our favorite.

Appearing in LEGO The Movie 2, Lenny is the star in many of our MOCs (custom builds). Below, Lenny is shown with a red visor (the visor is not included in this set).

Our MOC featuring LEGO Pink Lenny.

One of the best sets of 2019

Benny’s Space Squad is often touted as one of the best sets of 2019. This recognition is most definitely because of the inclusion of four astronaut Minifigures. Young and more mature builders alike love LEGO’s Classic Space theme. (Hey, I’m a child of the ’80s and remember my Classic Space sets fondly).

In June 2019, this set retailed for $9.99. Inevitably, after LEGO sets are no longer available in stores, their prices start to climb substantially. Gifting this set at Christmas 2020 cost almost $30.

Advice: purchase LEGO sets that you think your kiddos will really like and/or will want to gift to other friends and family in the future when they’re still available in stores!

Why is Lenny’s astronaut suit pink?

According to ZG Brickfilms, a possible theory is that Lenny’s white classic spaceman suit was laundered with a red classic spaceman suit, and VOILA – pink! It’s a theory for sure! Watch ZG Brickfilms’ speed build and listen to him share his theory in this video.

LEGO Classic Spaceship Video

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Creative Play with Benny’s Space Squad, Classic Space LEGO Bricks

Love this scene built by a 10-year old LEGO-lovin’ boy!

Wonderful for creative play, Benny’s Space Squad provides a starting point for space themes. I love this detailed space scene that includes a MOC spaceship and control room. I especially love the use of the clear brick under Jenny’s feet to resemble floating/running in space! Also, how cool are the sun, stars, and spaceship created as the background?!?!

We’re realizing more and more that large LEGO baseplates are excellent pieces to include in your child’s LEGO collection. Baseplates encourage kids to build-out scenes and to play with their Minifigures and vehicles in storylines. Shown above, the LEGO Classic Gray Baseplate 10701.

Interested in LEGO gifts? Check out our round-up of our Best LEGO Gift Ideas.


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