I’m coming into today’s set, 30558 Raya and the Ongi, completely blind. I haven’t watched the movie so I don’t know anything about it except that there is a girl named Raya, a dragon that is the last of its kind, and the Ongi.
I assume this is the Ongi. Or an Ongi I should say. According to the Disney wiki, there’s a trio of them and they are half monkey and… half catfish? An odd pairing to say the least. I don’t see where the half catfish part comes into play here. It may be more obvious in the movie but as it is right now it just looks like a monkey.
It seems like a one off mold. There’s a stud on top of its head. you may be able to put a hat on it or you can do what I did and stick a banana in there.
Raya herself looks fine. I like the skin tone of this figure because representation matters. I don’t like the single piece hair and hat element though. It would have been nice to put the hat on the Ongi but hats and hair elements don’t mix together in LEGO form. It’s one or the other or this weird combo piece.
The archway is actually pretty nice. There’s nothing dumbed down about it. The dark turquoise pillars are attached to the base at two points giving it a solid foundation. It doesn’t feel flimsy which is good. The overall color palette works well. Like I said, I haven’t watched the movie so I don’t know what the Mysterio helmet is all about but I imagine it’s something that Raya either has to retrieve or protect. Standing Raya in front of it, the entire set makes a nice little vignette. So nice in fact that I forgot to take a picture of it so you’ll just have to take my word for it. ‘Cause I just can’ tbe bothered to fish it out of the bin and take that picture.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! The end game of this polybag turns out to be a nice little vignette with the main character guarding Mysterio’s helmet. It comes with one of the Ongi as a nice little bonus. If you never bought any other Raya and the Last Dragon sets, you’d be set with just this one. I’m sure there’s a small group of Disney fans that may just collect the Disney princess minidolls and this cheapo $4.99 polybag would be just what they need.
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