We couldn’t wait until Issue 84 to bring you this LEGO set review – by the time that edition of the mag lands in September, this gift with purchase release will be long gone. You have until September 12 (unless stock runs out sooner) to get over to LEGO.com, login as a VIP and order 10284 FC Barcelona Camp Nou if you want to get this exclusive for free.
40485 FC Barcelona Celebration
Price: Free at LEGO.com with orders for 40485 FC Barcelona Celebration
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What’s the sweetest part of supporting a football team? Celebrating victory. To complement the incredibly large 10284 FC Barcelona Camp Nou set that has launched, 40485 depicts a group of fans celebrating a Barça win, waving flags and dancing around a lamppost.
The base of the set is a mix of tiles and plates so the minifigures can be attached to studs. A focal decoration is the Barcelona specific lamppost/water fountain that really evokes the spirit of the city and captures the key details. The water fountains are a great spot to place excited supporters.
A really neat aspect of the set is that the minifigures have printed Barcelona shirt designs on the torsos. One of the fans is a wheelchair user, a nice touch to bring some diversity to the satisfied spectators. The flags and the scarf use stickers, but you can’t have everything.
There’s a number of minifigures and not a huge amount of building – but this is a freebie, and it’s hard to ask for a better free set to complement Camp Nou.
VERDICT: This set is packed with the sweet joy of victory and captures an icon of Barcelona.