"Let's review Mighty Micros: Robin vs. Bane! The style of the Mighty Micros sets are mainly targeted at kids, with the superheroes and villains having short legs and small cars.
Minifigures: Robin: Unusually cheerful, but that's the Mighty Micros style. I like his hairpiece, but apart from that the rest is just okay. Bane: Somehow this guy's head manages to look suitably evil yet kiddish simultaneously. However, for those adult fans who want to swap out his short legs for normal legs, he will not do, particularly as his torso looks kiddish with a large red "B" on it.
Cars: Robin's Mighty Micro: Robin doesn't always use his own vehicles, so it appears the designer had some trouble creating a car for him. Apart from the color scheme and the "R" on the spoiler, it isn't exactly very Robin-ish. Kids probably won't have a problem with this, however. Bane's Mighty Micro: A strange lime green color with a bit of orange. The drill rotates but that's not really a fun play feature for kids, they probably have enough imagination to imagine it turning anyway. It would be more fun to have flick missiles in this set. The flames look weird at the back but otherwise it's okay.
Kids will probably have fun racing the cars around, but for adults there's not much, unless you like cute kiddish stuff (like me).
The price per piece isn't great, at 11.6 cents per piece (the usual is 10), but it's still decent.
"The latecomer of the Civil War sets, featuring [spoiler!] Spider-Man and a more accurate Vision, how does this fare against its earlier Civil War brethren?
Minifigures: Captain America: Okay, I will say it, I am getting bored of this figure. His inclusion in last year's The Avengers Quinjet City Chase, this year's Super Hero Airport Battle, and with the same torso in Black Panther Pursuit and The SHIELD Helicarrier, and now in this set, Tanker Truck Takedown. Can Lego make a new one for Avengers III? Please? I would have rather this Cap figure swapped for an ANT-MAN minifigure! Now that would have been AWESOME! Hawkeye: By far the most accurate Lego Hawkeye ever made. He reuses Cap's head from Black Panther Pursuit, which is unfortunate, as they are in the same universe, and even in the same team! His torso and leg printing, however, is superb, featuring an accurate purple color and sleeveless arm. However, I would like a change in his hair to Green Lantern's hair, I find that looks more accurate. (Or a new piece that looks more like it? :D hehe) Vision: It is truly fantastic and special to see Lego respond to customer complaints about the blue mind stone to change it to a yellow one here. It shows Lego is an active company who appreciates consumer feedback, and I find this is the best version of Vision ever created. Now if Lego will change the Captain America figure... Spider-Man: This Spider-Man figure is waaay more detailed than the boring Ultimate Spider-Man minifigure we have been getting since 2012. Can Lego change that figure? Dual-molded legs don't count. While this MCU Spider-Man is not perfect, he is a good step towards more detailed Spider-Man minifigures. I also like his web piece and the clear holder for it.
Now on to the builds... Flames: Extremely simple two-piece builds, meant to enhance the look of the explosion. These are the same as the Ghost Rider Team-Up ones, so you can supplement back and forth. Wind-sock with Roxxon Fuel Canisters: I find this is more of a side note, and the wind sock wobbles a little bit when not in use. YAY! We get more stickers with the Fuel Canisters! Seriously, when is Lego doing away with stickers? Stickers are such a pain and don't age well. Hawkeye's dirt bike: Ehhhh, don't remember Hawkeye with a bike, but this is a cool purple dirt bike anyway. Roxxon Tanker Truck: This is awesome because of the high number of curved slopes, SNOT bricks, and three large flames. The back of the truck cab is exposed (unfortunately), and stickers (why?!) are used at the back for ROX and XON. The knob on the side sticks out a little too much in my opinion, and I don't count knocking back the truck lid as a play feature (as the dish is still on the ground), but overall, this is a great little truck. It even works if you're a CITY fan!
All in all, this is a good set. I could see this and Super Hero Airport Battle being sold together very quickly if not for the inclusion of Cap over Ant-Man. We. Need. An. Ant. Man. Figure. ASAP. $34.99 seems a bit pricey for 330 pieces, but it works out to only 10.6 cents per piece (the usual is 10). Still, if you want a good Civil War set, get this or get Black Panther Pursuit. You won't be disappointed.
"Cool! As mentioned before, I love Microfighters. They are fun and swooshable. So I picked up the cute set. It was also partly to expand my Snowtrooper army.
The minifigure is good. Highly detailed, the Snowtrooper even has a black neck piece! At this price range! The only thing he lacks is his kama. He comes with a medium blaster.
The build is short and the final model is average sized. The engines spin, I don't know why. Is that supposed to copy the large model with rapid stud shooters?
Speaking of stud shooters, there is one included. Stud shooters seem to be a staple for the First Order Snowspeeders. I honestly prefer flick-fire missiles, unless the number of 1x1 pieces included is high.
This is an okay set. I would recommend it because of the minifigure.
"Unfortunately I missed the boat (or ship?) for the original TIE Advanced Prototype, so I jumped on this mini version of the Imperial ship. It comes with a TIE Fighter Pilot. I like the microfighters, they are fun and cheap, and can have good figures.
The minifigure in this set is the aforementioned TIE Fighter Pilot. He comes with a small blaster pistol. I am not a fan of the Rebels TIE Fighter Pilot, his helmet printing is droopy, his torso printing is average, and his legs are plain. I prefer the TIE Interceptor Pilot of 2014, or even the 2015 UCS TIE Fighter Pilot! :P Though it would be better to keep the 2015 one rare.
The build is short, but longer than a typical Microfighter build. Perhaps this is because of the four identical wings. I like the longer build. When completed, the only "play feature" is two red missiles that can be fired, but the wings can fold and it is fun to swoosh around. It is also large for a Microfighter. The price per piece is good, at about 9.6 cents per piece.
"Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is quite a controversial movie... I found the start good but the end bad... But I loved the fight scene on the rooftop. Armored Batman was awesome!!! Let's see how the set based on the scene fares...
Armored Batman: Ooh, I didn't expect Armored Batman to be in such a small set! I guess that's a good thing, though. However, I would have liked a new armor torso and a helmet with shorter ears. I know why they used this piece over the other Batman cowl, though. The neck part is thicker on this one, but I find the ears are too long. Maybe I'll have to cut it. Superman: I like the dual-moulded leg one, but this works fine. A good minifigure, though I don't like the smiling face. A stern one would be better, if not Superman is forever happy or forever shooting heat vision...
The rooftop is quite good too. I disapprove of the use of the Bat Signal as a missile, as it spins. And while I disapproved of the use of a gun for Batman in the movie, Lego did a good job recreating the gun. I just wish the grappling hook gun was seperate. The Super Jumper piece has been incredibly controversial among Lego fans, some using words like "leg-cracker" or other similar terms. Turns out I had been using it the right way since last year, as I found out this year. I found no problem using it; you have to bend the figure forward to take it out. The rip-off-able cannons are strange, are they supposed to be the cannons shooting Superman in the film? Then what are the orange antennae for? The Batman launcher, if you miss, ends up with Batman falling flat on his face, but if you hit Superman, the tackling effect is quite good. I like the kryptonite piece included, if you attached a black lightsaber hilt and a black 4M bar, tada! You have the kryptonite spear (though not super sharp). This is a good starter set for Batman v Superman fans, and I would recommend it because of the Armored Batman figure. Unlike Gotham City Cycle Chase, $11.99 is not too expensive to pay for two fantastic figures, especially if one is exclusive. Get. This. Set. It's awesome.
"Yeah, I used the same title for Batman: Killer Croc Sewer Smash. But it's still relevant, I think... Think about it. Now we have Killer Croc, Two-color hair Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Katana. The Customer Service told me this was not the designers' intention, so this is quite a cool coincidence!
Minifigures: Batman: He has a similar problem to Marvel's Iron Man: They are so ubiquitous they aren't special anymore. Well, at least Iron Man has different suits. This figure is the same old Batman, but he's still okay. I like the silver Batarangs... BECAUSE IM BATMAN!!! Harley Quinn: Frankly, this figure is awesome. Her smile is so Harley Quinn style, and her hair is cool. Her "POW" hammer clips onto her bike, which is nice for hitting Batman again and again. Pow pow pow pow! Deadshot: Yay, we have a Deadshot now!!! While he doesn't look like the Suicide Squad version a lot, he is quite comic accurate and has a nice jetpack. I would have preferred smaller guns, though.
But the minifigures seem to be the better part of the set... let's look at the builds...
Harley's Bike: Okay, it matches with Harley's color scheme, but I just don't really like it. Don't quite love Harley Quinn with a bike, prefer her with her Puddin', the Joker... Batman's Bike: Not very nice. Too low to the ground. The weapons are at the back (what?!?!) and the huge light is hideous. The yellow parts detract from the dark look, and the final product isn't Batman-ish enough for me.
I find this set is about the minifigures. If you love the figures, get this set. If you are a person who likes the builds more, give this a miss. Black Panther Pursuit is better (though more expensive) or even Clash of the Heroes!
"It's time for... Mighty Micros: Hulk vs. Ultron!! Mighty Micros were actually not great for minifigure collectors (lol) but still look fun... and mainly for younger kids. So why did I get this? Because they look cute.
The build is really brief, I gotta say. It's kinda like Lego gave you two free polybags together for $8.99. Hey, these would make great freebies if sold alone!
The minifigures are... interesting. Ultron looks really weird, and doesn't really resemble the actual Ultron. Hulk, on the other hand, is just awesome! I don't care about the short legs, his facial expression, his hair, everything is just... perfect. But since when did Hulk like chicken drumsticks?!
Hulk's Mighty Micro is average. Green and purple mix nicely together, and the green hands are interesting. It would be nice if the hands could be shot off like missiles. Bam! I hit Ultron's Mighty Micro! The tentacles fell off!!
Which leads me to Ultron's Mighty Micro. Man, Ultron's side is forever bad. The tentacles... are meant to be like the comic book Ultron? But they keep falling off (hence the earlier joke). Not much more can be said about it.
All in all, this is a mixed review. Hulk's side of the equation is quite cool, but Ultron's is terrible. How will it stay together for little kids?
The price is around 11 cents per piece, just over the average 10.
"Cool! It's the mighty First Order Snowspeeder! Time for a battle! Wait, where did I put my 2014 Rebel Snowspeeder...?
Wait, what? I don't remember this from the movie. Well, only in one scene, where Rey and Finn get out and see Kylo Ren and Han on the bridge... well never mind. Turns out the snowspeeder chase scene was deleted from the movie :( But it looks like this set has good value, with 444 pieces at only $39.99!
The first bag gives you the exciting First Order Snowtrooper commander. Granted, I wasn't all that excited about the new Star Wars VII designs when they came out, but I like most of the guys now. You start by slapping plate on plate to get the base shape, with the inclusion of several strange red, blue, and green pieces. Why does Lego keep throwing in colorful pieces in grey or black ships??? Then you build the back, and use a clever system of hinges to form the shape at the front. The second bag focuses on paneling (with stickers!!) and the wheels. No minifigures in this one! The third bag grants the remaining two minifigures and the rapid stud shooter thingys. The fourth bag works on the final touches on the model. I personally find the build unnecessarily split up, and felt it could be compressed into three bags (or even less?)
But wait!! How can it be that at 444 pieces, you get such a tiny model? Aw man, did I waste my money again? Guess what? A large portion of the pieces are 1x1 translucent round studs for the rapid stud shooters or are tiny pieces used in detailing.
"NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" -- My friend Luke Skywalker
Don't get me wrong though, this is a decent set, and while I'm not a fan of shooting studs all over the place, it is fun to roll around the house. The minifigures, while very similar to one another, are cool, with great detailing and black neck brace pieces!! I like the white lightsaber hilt for the Snowtrooper Commander, so now I can make Jek-14!! The seats are well crafted, but I find the model is too large for minifigures, if you compare it to official images. Still, that allows for better detailing. The end of the booklet has advertisements, list of play features, and the CODE for Poster Builder!!!! But how is removing crates a play feature? Never mind.
This is quite a good set, though it is too large for minifigures, but too small for the price.
"I love the Lego Star Wars action figures! When they first came out in 2015, I fell in love with the Darth Vader, General Grievous, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. So when I got this as a gift, I was excited.
Bear in mind this is my first Lego action figure!!!!!
First question to Lego when I look at the box: I thought Lego couldn't do action figures? Yes, they are packaged as "buildable figures", but aren't all Lego figures "buildable"? Then can't Lego do Star Wars minifigure blind polybags and package them as "buildable figures"? :D Customer Service, please correct me if I misunderstand :)
I find it cool that the box and instructions are more vertical, compared to the traditional horizontal box. This is probably because the figure stands UP so the box height is higher than width. I find the box packaging very cool with all the blue detailing.
One thing I notice when I open the box is that you have to open all the bags to start building, which is... odd for Lego, but the set is probably too small to split into 2-3 separate bags.
The build is very fun, and provides variety from the typical Lego build experience. You start with the central arm-swinging mechanism and move on to the legs, arms, and finished off by the head. I find it strange that Lego used a male torso for Rey, and, whilst eventually covered by the cloth, is still a strange move. As another reviewer pointed out previously, the Rey figure looks very male, and I agree, as apart from the head and the fact that the figure seems thinner, most of the Rey buildable figure looks like a male action figure.
When completed, playability is high, as the poseability is good. I find the swinging arm mechanism does more evil than good, as: 1) The knob wheel turning the arm comes loose after a while; 2) It sometimes presses down on the cloth when you turn it, which is ugly; 3) It sticks out at the back like a sore thumb. The cloth kinda gets in the way with the playing, as it doesn't pose as well as on the box, but removing it is out of the option, as it would show the inner knob wheel gear system and the use of the male torso. Rey's quarterstaff is nice, and incorporates the use of dark titanium lightsaber halves, but I prefer her pistol, with a shiny barrel. I used the extra half bushing included to attach to the side opposite the handle as I find it looks better. BUYER BEWARE: The gun is actually dark stone grey, but looks black on the shop image. I sort of guessed it was grey anyway, as Lego would probably make a more accurate version.
The parts are not bad, with brick yellow and sand yellow pieces; however, the price is bad, at 17.8 cents per piece, unlike the typical 10. The pieces may be larger, but I would find no more than 15 cents per piece reasonable.
Overall, this was quite a decent experience, and I am glad I have it. Now I want Phasma and the First Order Stormtrooper!!!
So… Build: 13/20 Play experience: 17/20 Part selection: 15/20 Price: 8/20 Display: 17/20 TOTAL: 70/100
P.S. this is really 3.5/5, but as I cannot do decimals on the website, I have rounded it up to 4/5. Also note I have changed from Collectibility to Display as I find both are equally important, but Display is easier for a person like me to work out."
"Lego Batman is awesome! With Suicide Squad coming out shortly after the release of the sets, it seems like Lego is subtly releasing Suicide Squad minifigures: Two-colored hair Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and now, Katana, Killer Croc, and Captain Boomerang. Let's see how well the set does!
Minifigures: Katana: Fantastic, love the printing and dual-moulded legs, great figure altogether. Batman: Lol, another normal Batman. Looks so-so but I like the dual-moulded legs depicting boots. Silver batarangs are nice. Captain Boomerang: General Hux changed universe! While both share the same head, I find it looks better on Captain Boomerang. Love the new boomerang piece! Red Hood: Average figure, but it's always great to have new exclusive figures. Killer Croc: Excellent bigfig, though if you want to make a Lego Suicide Squad, he's the wrong scale. Use Cragger's head.
Builds: Red Hood's motorbike: Kind of filler, but fits Red Hood and gives him a vehicle. Killer Croc's chomper: Okay, so what exactly is a chomper??? The chomping function works well but leaves many Technic pieces exposed. Captain Boomerang's balcony-thingy looks horribly out of place, and the price could justify a small, seperate vehicle for Captain Boomerang. The blue color scheme totally does not match with the chomper's olive green scheme. Bat-Tank: One of the better builds in the set, but that does not mean it's great. The ramming mechanism is lame in my opinion, and the rapid stud shooter itself has to be turned by hand. I would have preferred a long axle to the back of the tank to turn the shooter instead of the ramming mechanism. The bag where the treads are built is so tedious and boring!