Lego introduces various types of building sets that capture the interest of children as well as adults. One of the most eye-catching series of new Lego sets 2015 is the Scooby Doo Lego series, all of which are fantastic sets in glowing colors of lime green background and purple to highlight the buildings.
There are five sets top this series, three of which are selected for this product review. In addition to the cast of characters in the popular cartoon series, monsters, ghosts, and goblins are included to the Scooby Doo Lego mystery adventures.
The LEGO Scooby-Doo 75900 Mummy Museum Mystery Building Kit works around the theme of solving the mystery of the missing gems in the mummy museum. Solving the mystery includes the elements of a secret compartment within the stairs and the opening of a sarcophagus in the spooky museum.
The kit contains 110 pieces of standard stacking with a few studs, and perfectly simulates the looks of a spooky museum exhibit, with a burger tacked at the back of the model that is part of the standard quest of Shaggy and Scooby for food as they accidentally solve mysteries.
- Contains great play features as shown on the rear of the box
- Mystery elements such as the burger that opens the sarcophagus and the hidden compartment in the stairs
- Excellent representation of a spooky museum
- Egyptian headdress on the mummy that reveals Dr. Najib underneath
- Plenty of gray and tan parts that can work for other Lego sets
- Not quite eye-catching when completed
The LEGO Scooby-Doo 75900 Mummy Museum Mystery measures over 4 inches and has a width of 4 inches, and is the smallest building kit in the series. The three mini-figures in this set include the mummy with the pharaoh headdress with one side showing the scary face and the back its unmasked face, a two-faced Shaggy with a scared expression on one side and a nervous smile on the other side, and Scooby Doo in a standing position, with the head a separate piece from the body.
The LEGO Scooby-Doo 75904 Mystery Mansion Building Kit revolves around the treasure hidden in the mystery mansion, with plenty of scary elements and adventures. Entering the mystery mansion involves passing through dangerous elements such as the man-eating plant, the ghost and black knight, and the morning star pendulum trap, and completing the quest before midnight in order to avoid the Vampire.
The play elements include making a giant hamburger and locating the secret compartment with the golden key to reach the gold bars. The set is composed of 860 pieces packed in nine bags which can be daunting to a child, but is definitely fun to build while the mystery unfolds.
- Sturdy and non-repetitive elements
- Linking with Technic pins that allow different sets of arrangements
- Action elements such as the spinning wall where the Vampire emerges
- 6 mini-figures with accessory elements and assorted weapons
- Amazing details like the hidden key, conservatory with broken windows, and roof with vampire coffin
- Motorbike with a sidecar
- Plenty of accessories like a sausage, bone, vampire’s cape, and camera
- Weapons for the mini-figures that include a double axe and a ball and chain
- Plenty of moving parts and obstacles for the play features
- Requires some patience and time to setup
The LEGO Scooby-Doo 75904 Mystery Mansion is made up of three sections that include the kitchen area, a central tower, and the greenhouse that feature stickers of carnivorous plants and insects on the window panes.
The mansion measures more than 14 inches high, a depth of 5 inches, and a 1-foot width, with an eye-catching purple accent, various cool accessories, and movable chambers.
Other items to build are the mini motorbike and the man-eating plant, while the mini-figure characters include Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, Dracula, Knight, and the glow in the dark Ghost.
The LEGO Scooby-Doo 75903 Haunted Lighthouse Building Kit is a 437-piece set that features plenty of creepy details as Scooby Doo and the gang seeks for the hidden gems with the aid of the map hidden under the planks of the boat. Action and adventure abound with the speedboat and water ski rides to reach the creepy lighthouse.
Opposition comes from the Swamp Monster hiding in the skull cave and the villainous Lighthouse Keeper who hide their true identities as they put up ambushes to prevent the characters from discovering the hidden treasure under the lighthouse.
- Plenty of imaginative details like the map to find the golden key and the skull cave that opens with the turn of the wheel
- Swamp Monster and Lighthouse Keeper with hidden identities
- Weapons and accessories like the trident, flippers, map, treasure chest and many others
- Glow-in-the-dark head of the Lighthouse Keeper
- Various hidden compartments to discover
- Speedboat with detailed features like a propeller, windscreen, and steering wheel
- No proper swamp setting for the Swamp Monster
The LEGO Scooby-Doo 75903 Haunted Lighthouse features an island setting that measures about nine inches’ height and width, and four inches deep, with a fully detailed speedboat measuring 1-inch high, 5 inches long, and 1-inch wide. There are plenty of spooky elements and fun play, such as driving the boat, exploring the creepy cave, water skiing, and finally, locating the treasure and unmasking the villains.
The Scooby Doo new Lego sets 2015 is an excellent series with plenty of details and accessories, and spooky details that mystery lovers will enjoy. Each one of the reviewed sets is guaranteed to provide hours of building fun and play for children and adults who love watching the cartoon series.
Top choice is the LEGO Scooby-Doo 75903 Haunted Lighthouse that has all of the imaginative details for solving the hidden treasure mystery, including the villains that try to keep the gang away. The five mini-figures that include Daphne, Shaggy, Scooby, and the villainous Lighthouse Keeper and Swamp Monster are well-built, with the classic happy and scared features. The set tells a full mystery story that ends with the finding of the hidden treasure and the unmasking of the villains after discovering all the clues and overcoming all obstacles.
Next is the LEGO Scooby-Doo 75900 Mummy Museum Mystery Building Kit, which is the smallest and most affordable in the series. It is quick and easy to put together, and though small in size, it is interesting and fun to build. The mystery elements include the golden sarcophagus that opens through the hamburger and chain tacked at the back of the model, a secret file tile that provides the clues for solving the hidden gems mystery, and a secret compartment in the stairs that contain three gem elements. The set is imaginative and provides playing fun for children long after the bricks have been put together.
Finally, the LEGO Scooby-Doo 75904 Mystery Mansion Building Kit combines the three-piece mystery mansion with creepy finish and details with plenty of nooks and crannies where danger lay in the form of the villains and other traps. This set is best for older children and adults, who have the patience and skill to piece the set together Effects like the glow-in-the-dark ghost, disappearing walls, and the scary monsters with real, other side faces when unmasked. This Lego set will give children as well as adult’s hours of building fun, with a spectacularly detailed exterior and plenty of mini-figures to move around.