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Gru's Lab is a location in Minion Rush. It is the main and default location in the game.


Gru's Lab is, as mentioned above, the first location featured in Minion Rush, and is where the player learns how to play the game. Despite this, the lab features many obstacles that the Minion must avoid. These include moving black objects, electric fences that span across the entire path, rolling rockets, etc.

Vector will appear as a boss randomly once AVL gives the player a goal to defeat him, in Despicable Ops room only in Gru's Lair. The Disco Area is the secret area of this location. It can be entered by nearing a split path, with one regular path on the left and a transparent tube on the right. It is easier to identify the tube since one Banana Vacuum can be found above it. Dropping down onto this tube will make the player's Minion follow it, which opens a door to the Disco Area. The player's Minion can then collect a lot of Bananas inside until he reaches the regular path once more.

Gru's Lab is not the same as Gru's Lair, although players often mistake one for the other. Gru's Lair is the main (central) part of the game where all rooms (available and time-limited) can be found. Gru's Lab is a location.

This location is usually decorated during Christmas period, forming the Holiday Lab.


Before the Jelly Lab update, there's a featured soundtrack played as background music in the home page in Gru's Lab. Now, it's used in the game menu.



  • This location, Residential Area, Downtown, Super Silly Fun Land, Vector's Fortress, and The Pyramids are the only Minion Rush locations to appear in the original Despicable Me movie.
  • In the Operation Bubble Gum and Attack of the Bubbles updates, this location and Downtown had bubblegum all over them. In Downtown, on the split path, due to the small piece of bubblegum, there was a one-eyed minion stuck to it. In this location, there was even bubblegum inside the pipes.
  • Some reactions for minions' fail are more seen in Gru's Lab and don't exist in some other locations.
    • Being shock by electric web and occasionally dancing like a robot
    • Falling into a void
    • Tripping on some rolling rockets
    • Being tossed into the air by a small rocket
    • Hitting a small rocket and screaming in horror then smiles
    • Being bonked by a toppled rocket
    • Hitting a saw and becoming confused
    • Being defeated by Vector
  • Rolling missiles only appear in certain Gru's Lab levels.


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Permanent Locations: Gru's Lab | Residential Area | El Macho's Lair | Minion Beach | The Mall | Downtown (discontinued for iOS and Android) | Anti-Villain League | Super Silly Fun Land | The Volcano | Vector's Fortress | The Arctic Base | Minion Park | Eduardo's House | Pier 12 | The Pyramids | Bratt's Lair | Prison | Freedonia
Limited-Time Only Locations: Residential at Night | Holiday Lab | Halloween Volcano
Game Modes: Jelly Lab (discontinued for iOS and Android) | Special Mission | Minion Races (discontinued for iOS and Android)