LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures Review (May 2022 GWP Gift Promo Set)

Introduction

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In this LEGO review article, we’ll review the LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures set (May 2022 GWP Gift Promo Set). We received our sponsored review copy a little late so we apologize for the delay in publishing this. 

LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures contains 203 pieces and is recommended for those aged 18+. 

The retail value price for the LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures as listed on LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | UK | Australia) is $19.99 USD / $24.99 CAD / £17.99 GBP / $29.99 AUD. You cannot purchase this item by itself at LEGO. 

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Official LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures GWP 2022 Product Description from LEGO Shop at Home Website

Relive imaginative childhood adventures aboard the Cosmic Cardboard Adventures (40533) building set. This model of a homemade cardboard bedroom rocket will transport you back to a time of carefree play when imaginations flew free.

Homemade hardware
The brainchild of creative fan-designer Ivan Guerrero, this set comprises a brick-built starship made of boxes, pillows, drinks cans, toys and other household items, all held together by the magic of duct tape and creativity. Climb on board and join the adventure.

Explore space without ever leaving home
Join Captain Billy as he assembles the starship for a journey into infinity and beyond. Accompanying him are the intrepid First Mate Teddy and Doctor Kitty. Explore strange new worlds, seek out the villainous Roboto and his plastic men, and boldly go where no kid has gone before – but be back in time for dinner!

  • Explore space without ever leaving home – Relive childhood adventures with the Cosmic Cardboard Adventures (40533) set, a brick-built recreation of a homemade bedroom starship
  • Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary – Full of details, such as boxes, pillows and drinks cans, that show how a child’s imagination can transform the everyday into the out-of-this-world
  • Birthday gift idea – Buildable toy stands over 2 in. (7 cm) high making this a colourful desk display piece

LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures 2022 Set Packaging 

This is the front of the box. It has the details of the set including piece count, set name and recommended age.

This is the back of the box. It shows the spaceship removed from the vignette bedroom. 

This is the top of the box showing the actual size of the kid minifigure. 

LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures 2022 Set Contents

Dumping out the contents, you get two numbered bags. Inside the bags, there are additional smaller bags of pieces. You also get a sticker sheet and a small instructions booklet.

The LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures instructions booklet has a biography page of the set designer – Ivan Guerrero. Pretty cool and nice to have LEGO include this. 

LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures 2022 Building Process

For the first numbered bag of pieces, you build the First Mate Teddy Bear Rocket and the vignette bedroom. In bag number two, you build the starship, the minifigure and put on additional details for the set. 

Here are the bag 1 pieces sorted out by color. 

This is the First Mate Teddy Bear Rocket that you build in bag one. It looks quite cute!

 

This is the back of the First Mate Teddy Bear Rocket.

 

Here is the bedroom vignette. The walls have some nice details like stars and rockets. There’s also a flag. 

Here are the extra pieces from bag one. 

After finish with the bedroom vignette, you continue with bag two. Here are the pieces sorted out.

 

Here are some cool pieces from bag two. Some of these are printed and are not stickers! 

This is the LEGO Captain Billy minifigure along with Doctor Kitty. Captain Billy has a nice spaceship printed on his white shirt. He wears a helmet. This is his happy face.

Captain Billy has an alternative face that shows him being scared. 

After building the minifigures, you build the starship. This brick built starship shows various household items like cardboard that make this starship. You apply quite a bit of stickers on this starship.

This is the back of the starship. It can seat one minifigure along with the kitty. 

You finish the set by adding toy soldiers and other cool items on the vignette bedroom. Here, we have Captain Billy and Doctor Kitty on the starship. 

This is the back of the set showing the windows.

This is the view of the set from the front of the starship.

Here are the spare extra pieces from bag two.

Complete LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures 2022 Set

This is the complete set of LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures 2022. It definitely looks like a really nice set packed with details. This is very kid friendly!

LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures 2022 Set Review Ratings

  • Design: 9/10
  • Build: 9/10
  • Minifigures: N/A
  • Playability: 9/10
  • Parts: 9/10
  • Price: N/A
  • Overall rating: 9/10

Overall Thoughts

Adults and children would both love this cute little set. Kids can reimagine space adventures with it while adults would appreciate that its easy to display this set as a vignette. 

You can currently get LEGO IDEAS 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures May 2022 GWP Gift Promo set with purchases over $160 USD / $200 CAD / £160 GBP / $229 AUD at LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | UK | Australia). Valid from May 16-30, 2022 or while supplies last. 

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