There have been some pretty cool promotional LEGO® sets over the years and more recently they have offered some great little sets. With Easter on the way, another special Limited Edition GWP set will be available later this month, taking over from the currently available Amelia Earhart set. In a similar fashion to various Christmas Limited Edition sets, we’re getting one for Easter 2021. The Easter Bunny Carrot House continues the trend of interesting GWPs, but is it worth picking up? Here’s my review of the Easter Bunny’s Carrot House.
Free Set: 40449: Easter Bunny’s Carrot House | Pieces: 232 | Spend Limit: £60/$60/60€ | Duration: March 16th – April 5th
The set features a carrot-like structure that is inhabited by a little grey bunny. Which is where the build begins. The bunny is rather stylised in the sense it’s a very small and dumpy brick-built critter. I must admit I would have preferred a Minifigure. I assume the fact we got a Minifigure in the last couple of Easter sets may have influenced the decision to switch one out for a brick-built bunny.
The bunny is a minor part of the set, it’s the veg-based dwellings that make up much of the set. A grassy base is used to hold the carrot-themed house, with the central structure of the house then being clad by a number of different panels to achieve the curved shape of a carrot. Now it’s not a whole carrot, not only would that be a nightmare to build, it would look very odd. Instead, it’s focused upon the thicker top end of the carrot, which is still partly in the ground. This also allows for a little more room inside.
The interior may not be that spacious but there are a couple of little details in there. These include a small set of draws and an Easter-themed runner rug. Much of the detail can be found around the exterior of the carrot house. Stickers are used to add a little detail to the outer wall of the carrot, with stickers also found on the door and a small red post box outside.
Easter is closely tied to Spring, so around the carrot house, you’ll find a couple of window boxes filled with flowers and plants sprouting up in the garden. The plant-theme is continued on the set’s most prominent feature. Carrots are capped with a green leafy topper, which peeks from the soil when they are being grown. A cluster of leaf elements are combined to capture this feature and the roof of the Carrot House.
I really like these sort of sets, especially when they offer something different from past seasonal sets. The only issue for me is the choice of rabbit included with the set. The set is perfectly designed to house a Minifigure, as you can see below. But that’s the joy of LEGO sets, you can add bits from your own collection if you so wish. But as the set stands in its original state, it’s a nice celebration of Easter and certainly worth getting for free with the £60/$60/60€ spend limits, even more so when compared to some of the recent thresholds of £100/$100/100€ and up.
This set was provided to BricksFanz by the LEGO Group for purposes of review. The thoughts within this review are that of BricksFanz and do not reflect those of the LEGO Group. Providing the set for free does not guarantee a favourable opinion of the set.