"Oh yeah yeah!!! Who else is hyped up for Avengers III: Infinity War? I certainly am! Yes, this set is not from the MCU, but it has THANOS! I love Thanos! This seems like the Marvel version of 76028 Darkseid Invasion, with a jet and an evil conquering bigfig maniac on a platform. Well, Darkseid Invasion definitely provided good value for money, but what about the Avenjet?
Let's start with the minifigures.
Space Captain America: Definitely my least favourite minifigure out of the lineup, but hey, save the best for last, eh? He has an... ahem... underwater breather included, along with a jetpack which tips him off balance. Well, he looks better than his underwater counterpart. Space Iron Man: Seriously, how many suits does ol' Stark have? Well, this is a fabulously detailed version of the suit! Love it! Hyperion: Good minifigure. The only problem with this minifigure is he reuses Superman's head. Captain Marvel: Great figure! Unfortunately she uses the classic lady head in Lego, but apart from that she's great! Thanos: Fantastic!!! By far the BEST part of this set!!!!! Love this dude.
Now on to the builds... ahem...
Thanos' boots: Uh, since when did Thanos use rocket powered boots? I would have preferred a floating throne for him to sit on. By the way, when are bigfigs getting leg articulation?
Avenjet: Interesting. It is a sturdy build when completed at the end. Unfortunately, it lacks in play features. The only play feature is the liftoff of the mini jet. The Iron Man one is weird and flick missiles are lazy. The stud shooters stick out too much and are ugly. There is not a lot of SNOT (Studs Not On Top) techniques used in this set. I like the printed radar dishes but there are a few stickers in the set as well. Lego ought to get rid of stickers :/ This is only so-so.
This set, all in all, has great minifigures but debatable builds. The final product is also a bit small for the price. Get it if you love the figures BUT we're probably getting Thanos for the Infinity War sets (there are, right? Right???)
"With the success of The Force Awakens and the popularity of Rey, this set seemed like the perfect set to TFA for me. It comes with Rey and Unkar's Thug.
Minifigures: Rey: Good minifigure. She also comes in the Millennium Falcon and Encounter on Jakku, but this is the cheapest way to get her. I like her detailed headwrap piece. Unkar's Thug: Actually more detailed than Rey. It's a pity he's not a more famous/named character, as he is a great figure. His head is very useful for custom figures as well. Unfortunately, at this price, the figure count is rather low, and the oh-so-lovable BB-8 would have helped to raise this set's value.
The build is split into two bags. The build is rather brief, and when completed, it doesn't really seem as large as some other sets around this price range, like Obi-Wan's Jedi Interceptor or Carbon Freezing Chamber. Play features are okay, like using a cam element to open the sides, but the model is very swooshable. Rey uses a net on the side of her speeder in the movie, not clips! Lego also likes to oversize things, like Rey's Speeder, Ghost Rider Team Up, and Kanan Jarrus' Speeder Bike. This still looks okay for display though.
The not-as-epic-as-she-originally-appeared "chrome stormtrooper" Captain Phasma has made it into buildable figure form. Portrayed by actress Gwendoline Christie in the film, how well does this CCBS figure rate?
One thing I can't quite stand about buildable figures is the PRICE! If you read my review on the 75113 Rey figure you know I also mentioned the price, which was 17.8 cents per piece. I said, since the pieces in CCBS figures were generally bigger than the typical Lego piece, 15 cents per piece would be okay.
And then I met Captain Phasma, at 24.3 cents per piece...
I hate to say it, but she is SERIOUSLY overpriced. On second thought, Rey has quite good value for the price per piece...?
Okay, but the other aspects of the set are quite good.
Phasma stands tall and imposing, like Kylo Ren. Her metallic silver armor is cool. Chrome would be interesting, but the detailing would not be as apparent and I am not a fan of chrome, as my 2013 Count Dooku chrome lightsaber hilt is peeling at the gripped part to reveal a light grey.
Her blaster is quite awesome, and it "WOW"-ed me when they incorporated the normal spring loaded shooter brick into the blaster mould. I actually expected another piece. Her helmet's detail is excellent, and I'm glad the back of her legs has armor as well. Her cape is a bit troublesome in play, and uses a metallic silver bulb piece to hold it there, which is odd. Otherwise, the figure is good.
PROS: +Great metallic color +Good blaster +Stands tall
CONS: -Disturbingly overpriced -Cape kinda gets in the way
Build: 14/20 Play experience: 16/20 Part selection: 19/20 Price: 1/20 Display: 17/20 TOTAL: 67/20"
"Awesome! I love TIE Fighters, so this was very awesome. The Force Awakens was an epic film, and this set seemed like one of the best in the range.
The minifigures are good. I like the officer, apparently he's the guy who got choked by Kylo in the Lego The Force Awakens videogame, but I don't see the resemblance to the movie character. The TIE Pilots are the best figures in this set. They even have a hose on the helmet and leg printing! The First Order Crew is so-so, as he appears in smaller sets.
The build is fun, until you reach the wings. The wings, sad to say, are repetitive, but when completed, they attach sturdily and look impressive. How repetitive are the wings? Well, you build half a hexagon for a short while, then repeat and connect them, then add extra detail, then repeat the whole process again for the other wing. However, the build was engaging, and there were some "WOW" moments, like when the rollerskate piece was used for the detail on the wings. The cockpit is superb, and the pieces used in this for the windscreens are THE best out of all those used for TIE fighters in Lego history, recreating the excellent curved shape. The colors on the cockpit are slightly lopsided, as there are red pieces on one side. The sticker sheet is luckily small. Unfortunately, the handles are just droid bodies which minifigures do not attach superbly to, unlike the handlebar piece. I would also have liked studs to attach the TIE Pilots to in the cockpit.
But the main problem I have with this set is the price. 533 pieces for 59.99 is a bit pricey, at 11.3 cents per piece. Fortunately, the final model does feel large, and you don't feel like you've wasted your money on a tiny set (75100 First Order Snowspeeder, tsk tsk), but 49.99 would have been far better and all the shortcomings could be negated.
It is very fun to swoooooooooooooooooshhhhhhh this around the house.
Pros: +Good TIE Pilots +Sturdy construction +Great cockpit pieces +Roller skate clever usage Cons: -Slightly overpriced -First Order Crew is uninteresting -Lack of attachment points in cockpit for minifigures
"When I read a review for this by Blocks magazine, I thought, "this is biased... the set looks disjointed and lame. How is this cool? Yeah, Batmobile's nice, but the Batcave itself is meh."
And I saw a bit of the 1996 Batman and was BLOWN AWAY!! This set is AMAZINGLY detailed and accurate!
Minifigures: Batman: Awesomely detailed! Glad they have the printing on the cowl itself. Bruce Wayne: He is okay. Unfortunately he reuses Ezra Bridger's head, but it looks decent on him. Robin: Awesome! I don't know why he has a short cape, but I guess a long cape would look a bit odd. Great printing. Dick Grayson: Good too! I like this figure. Alfred: Nice. Looks very old, and I like the hair piece. Catwoman: Very good. I like her minifigure. The Riddler: Very accurate. Very good figure! The Penguin: Good as well! Just wish short Lego legs were posable and had printing, though it's not a issue specific to just this minifigure. The Joker: Along with Batman, this is my favorite figure of the bunch. He just looks so cool!!!
Batcopter: Fabulously accurate to the film! It is so awesome I only have one problem with it: I would have liked it to be a two-seater, like in the TV series. Well, it is just awesome, and the cockpit is cool as!
Batmotorcycle (is that a word?): It's okay. Good for Batman and Robin to go on mini expeditions.
Batmobile: THE AWESOMEST PART OF THIS SET!!! Sorry for shouting, but it's just fabulous! Very detailed, even has the Batphone inside. I love the color scheme, the Bat pieces on the wheels, and the trunk.
Helipad and Batmobile garage: Ehh, possibly not a garage, but never mind. This part is okay, provides storage for both the Batcopter and Batmobile. I do not like the large stickers, however, Lego should have printed them. These are really tricky to stick smoothly.
Batcomputer: Very cool. Wonder what type of processing speed the Bat of Gotham has on his computer! I like the different gadgets that go along with it too.
Wayne Manor/Poles. The Wayne manor section is nice. I like the Martha Wayne and Thomas Wayne pictures, and the wallpaper pieces are cool. The Shakespeare bust is cool with the red button, and the wall slides out, revealing two poles. People have complained that the poles are not connected, but I have no issue with this. In the TV series it is the "Instant Costume Change Chamber", and this is a great well Lego has done it. As for the complaint about the flat ugly wall, another reviewer (matt6285) has said he sprinkled some pieces from other parts of the set there, and I tried it and it looks good! The only problem I have with this part is that the Wayne Manor section goes all the way down to the Batcave. I thought the Batcave was underground? And you can see the rock parts when you look at the Manor back. But the Wayne Manor part is good for the Dynamic Duo to walk up and down with their grappling hook rope.
Other bits: The lab is okay, with some cool translucent pieces. I like the lie detector machine. The inclusion of the cat is funny, but I guess it's for Catwoman?
Final Verdict: All in all, this is a fabulous set that pays so much attention to detail from the movies. I saw the designer video and they said they looked up lots of references. If you can afford this set, do not hesitate to get this set. Even the price per piece is good, at 9.1 cents per piece!
PROS: +Very accurate +Awesome minifigures +Great builds +Accurate Batcopter +Perfect Batmobile +Nice lie detector CONS: -Minor complaints here and there
"I was okay with the Yoda Chronicles (I liked Jek-14), but I don't know what to think about the Freemaker Adventures. I haven't seen it before, but it looks quite okay. While I do not like the Star Scavenger, I like the color scheme of this set, so I picked it up.
Dengar is a cool minifigure, but his backpack is brick-built and a normal minifigure backpack would work better. Great to see another Dengar.
Naare is quite good as well. She has Asajj Ventress' lightsaber (I don't know why, I don't watch the show) and a black color version of Agent 13's hair. I like her earth blue cape and hood, which apparently is exclusive to this set, but her reverse side of her face (the more heavily tattooed one) is very weird.
Dengar's speeder bike is okay. At least it gives our more iconic minifigure something to ride. It uses hinges and curves to give it an interesting shape, but Ghost Rider Team-Up does a better job of that technique.
Naare's Eclipse Fighter is built around a sliding technique to reveal hidden missiles. I like the three blue dome pieces included. It is quite a sturdy ship, with a good color scheme, but just seems a bit too small for the price of $34.99. If anything there was I could complain about this set, it is that the final product does not seem worth it. The price per piece is good, like the $39.99 First Order Snowspeeder, but somehow the final models in both sets are too small. Another minifigure would be good as well.
"First up, to all the haters out there... I like the prequels. Episode I was my least favourite of them, except for the Duel of the Fates. I DO like the classics and TFA, but, that's just to make it clear.
I was so happy to get a Flash Speeder. It is such a cool ship and deserved to be made in Lego again. Well, great job Lego!
Minifigures: Droids: These figures do retain a bit of the flimsiness of their movie counterparts. They are here basically for you to shoot your missiles at. Poor droids... Naboo Security Guard: Good yellow and brown printing. He's a great addition if you don't want to pay the price of the MTT. Naboo Security Officer: I'd rather a Panaka instead of this Star Wars Legolas guy. He's still okay, but has a wrong type of binoculars. Why not the electrobinoculars instead? Captain Tarpals: Mesa very likee this figure! This is bombad!! Anyway, great figure with nice purple touches. BOMBAD!!
The price per piece is 11.2 cents per piece, which is a little expensive, but the set is fabulous. I love how sleek it looks, and that it includes 3 spring loaded shooters with orange missiles. The seats with headrests are also well crafted. I like that there are extra back seats. A great set for $34.99, as the final model is large.
"This keychain is a glued-together, keychain version of the 2015 Age of Ultron Black Widow minifigure. She is very detailed, featuring excellent blue lines that run up and down her suit. I like her smug smile, though it isn't fully Black Widow-style.
Would have liked some arm printing depicting her stinger shooters.
"Comic-Con exclusives are, frankly, annoying. Only some people can get them, as they are not worldwide! Green Lantern and Shazam, two great superheroes, were Comic-con exclusives, making it hard for people to get them. At least now we have a widely available Green Lantern! Yes, you could make a similar version of Shazam using the Flash's body and other pieces, but Lego should make a new, official one, though different from the Comic Con exclusive version.
But I digress...
Let's jump into the set: Green Lantern vs. Sinestro. The box is decent sized, and the back shows Sinestro locked up in his own prison pod (lol).
Minifigures: Space Batman: His face looks suitably menacing, and the torso is well detailed. I like the two wings included, but would DEFINITELY appreciate leg printing. Compared to the face, torso, and wings, the legs look horrendously plain. Green Lantern: Yesss!! At last we get a easy-to-get Green Lantern! How many times have I said that? Anyway, this figure is well detailed, as the amount of detailing is equal around most of his body, unlike Batman. I would have liked a weapon representation of Green lantern's powers, like Sinestro, though that's probably me nitpicking. Sinestro: Equally detailed as Green Lantern, with a nice bright pink head. I like that he has a representation of his powers, in this case a yellow Ninjago 2014 Techno blade and a yellow lightsaber hilt.
Wow! The minifigures are good! What about the builds?
Sinestro's Prison Pod for Lanterns: This is... average. The Super Jumper function IS good, and I like the clear round pieces, but frankly, it's more of a side note to the ship.
Speaking of the ship...
Green Lantern's ship: Now this is cool! With quite a number of translucent light green pieces, including two tail fins, and a good mix of black pieces, the ship matches Green Lantern's color scheme. I like the missile shooting function, at least it's harder to accidentally fire those missiles. It is so awesome I have only two [nitpicking] complaints: 1. The seat is yellow. WHY? Shouldn't it be green? Unless Sinestro put the seat there :P 2. I find the ship isn't long and sleek enough, it seems a bit too fat to me, though that's probably me being quite fussy... :)
All in all, Lego did a fabulous set with this set. This is, perhaps, one of the best Super Heroes sets so far at this $19.99 price range. The only problem is it is a little bit pricey, at 11.4 cents per piece, above the usual 10.
"Based on the iconic Stark Tower fans of the MCU will know, this set is now known as the Avengers Tower, as it is called in Age of Ultron. At 11.6 cents per piece, is the Avengers Tower worth the price tag?
Minifigures: Thor: Perhaps the least interesting minifigure in this set, with an unprinted Mjolnir. He also comes in Avengers Hydra Showdown/ Duel with Hydra. Iron Man: Also comes in The Hulk Buster Smash, as well as The Avengers Quinjet City Chase. Suitably detailed, but more of a side note as he comes in other sets. Iron Legionaire x2: Some people may have bought this set just to get these guys. They are well detailed, with red repulsors. I like the earth blue/gold helmet mix. Ultron Mark I: The main reason I got this set. He's meant to be a damaged Iron Legionaire, but doesn't fully resemble them. Still, he is a great figure, and will prove valuable for minifigure collectors. I like his dark blue repulsors.
Accessories: I normally don't include a section for accessories, but the ones included here are great: 2x double barrel guns, 2x red 1x1 cylinders, 2x red 1x1 round pieces, 1 light blue cylinder, 1 dark blue cylinder, 6x additional 1x1 round pieces, one sand blue syringe, Loki's scepter with dark blue diamond, and the ever-present fire extinguisher. At least the fire extinguisher makes sense here, it is a building after all, but can't Iron Man put out fires?
Let's review the tower's seperate levels one by one:
Ground level aka Level One: Iron Legion storage and medical bay. The medical bay is one the round side of the building, while the Iron Legion is on the more squarish side, and can be slid out. There are space for 4 Iron Legionaires. The medical bay has a stretcher above a white drawer for the syringe.
Level Two: Loki's scepter lab and Ultron Mark I creation lab. The windows can be "exploded" out by flicking levers on either side of the building. Unfortunately studs on the windows are exposed and creates an unprofessional look when on the building, but this is not apparent on the shop.LEGO.com image. The Loki's scepter lab is quite cool, but employs a clear sticker. This is not the only time the ominous clear stickers are used in this set...
Level Three: Lounge, Balcony, and Roof. The lounge has nice brick yellow pieces used for the sofas, and the larger sofa has a secret storage compartment for the included guns. There is also a small table for drinks. The balcony, which is surprisingly thick due to the use of stud shooters underneath, can be split in half to recreate Iron Man/Iron Legionaires/ Ultron Mark I bursting through the balcony. The top of the roof rotates and has a compartment for storing a drone... and the compartment has stud shooters on top. The drone ALSO uses stud shooters. Yay! Stud shooters are not a bad thing, but I find they are overused in this set. The drone also has stickers which are hard to align. However, the worst stickers have to be the ones for the Avengers logo. Clear stickers are bad enough, but ones of this size, to be stuck on windows, are incredibly hard to align. Lego should get rid of stickers altogether, and start by removing all clear stickers. Air bubbles are especially prevalent in clear stickers, which are ugly.
Also good to note that there are no Super Jumper wobbly functions.
A tower provides good playability, but this feels a bit too small and cramp. It looks good on display folded up... if you got the stickers right. It does look okay without the stickers, just not Avengers enough.
PROS: +Good exclusive figures +Many windows +Good interior
CONS: -Overuse of stickers, especially the clear ones -Overuse of stud shooters -Questionable price