"I purchased set 70680 on the 02/02, and my first thought was how similar it was to set 70606, released the previous year. Both have a 'corner' of a monastary, with little training knick-knacks along the way. The first thing I want to address the minifigures. Those of you who were hoping the ugly masks looked better in person are sadly mistaken, for these masks look of a wierd size, reminiscient of a bird, and in my opinion a step down from those excellent lego ninjago movie masks. The printing is actually very well executed, but I found it was just not for me. The other elements of the set are well done, with the corner offering some interesting SNOT techniques that I wasn't expecting to find. The little robot person is quite oddlooking, but with such an interesting variet of parts, i.e. brown skeleton legs, its not too much of a lost to disassemble. Overall, this set is quite nice for a pocket money buy, but I would steer clear- it is not so amazing you should bag it ASAP."
"I purchased this set on the 19/01, having sought it out immediately after it's release. It is one of the only TLM2 sets I wished to pick up, the other being welcome to Apocalypseburg, (although I have to wait until my wallet is slightly fatter for that one). The price itself feels a tad over, and I for one think a price of 19.99 is more suitable for the set, considering what you get in it. Despite the quality of the set at hand, I do have three major drawbacks with it. Firstly, the duplo figure. Whilst it is an eye catching model, with the double colour scheme almost identical to the figure's more blocky cousins, I was slightly annoyed with two features. The single play feature on it, the spinning eye, is controlled by a very ugly lever that sticks out of the back of the head- I would have happily sacrificed the spinning eye for a more realistic (if you can use that word!) duplo alien. Secondly, and this is more of a pet hate, do not be decieved by what appears to be a fully functioning jaw- whilst it hinges, the two large teeth can not be concealed- they stop the jaw, and as such, it cannot close the entire way. As a result of this, I was slightly annoyed because it permenantly makes the figure look a little suprised. My second drawback of the set is Ultrakatty's face. This is not something I expected to be done the way I would have liked, and I appreciate whatever mechanism the designers could have dreamt up to make the face easy to remove would have shot the piece count up. Despite this, I am still annoyed at the amount of deconstruction that has to go on for you to remove Ultrakatty's face, and as such, I seldom change between them. I am however, endless in my praise for the designers to have printed Ultrakatty's face(s) on a new 1x5x2 brick, it looks superb (I would have been mortified if they had resolved to STAMP, or STickers Across Multiple Pieces). My final problem with the set is something that I would probably not have noticed, were it not for a certain Legends of Chima set. Laval's lion (whatever it was called, I don't recall) had articulated limbs similar to Ultrakatty, but utilised ball and socket joints for the feet, increasing posability. Ultrakatty, on the other hand, uses locking hinges, which severly detract by how much you can pose Ultrakatty. I have resolved this problem in my own model, but I wished the designers had done so themselves. The minfigures are both beautiful, with Wyldstyle (sorry, Lucy) being the obvious standout, and I can see her hood/quiver combo going into many a fantasy archer. Emmet is not, as many have thought, identical to his first outing- TLM2 Emmett is slightly scratched and worn, something I at first mistook for damage in the box, but laughed upon realsing my foolish mistake. Therefore, I would highly recommend you get this set- the problems are minor and easily fixable, and I for one think it is one of the standout sets in TLM2 range."
"My first lego movie 2 set (picked up in the weeks before christmas) was the set I had been anxiously waiting for. This set is all about one thing: the minfigures, and whislt the models are entertaining enough, you'll soon forget about them as oppose to the delightful assortement of spacemen. First off, the models: These two vehicles are incredibly simplistic, with the ship, whilst basic, harking back to the galaxy explorer of old, and for that reason I adore it. The rover is even better, with such character packed into a tiny vehicle thanks to the squeezed size. The robot is a bit of a disappointment, but at £8.99, you can hardly complain. It appears to be made from spare parts, and doesn't have much chracter, as robots should. The minifigures are excellent, though, with a new sturdier helmet to replace first the original lego space helmet, and then the common lego pilot helmet seen in the exo-suit. The stand-out is definitely Lenny, with a first time pink space suit, but every minfigiure is equaly cool, or should I say awesome."
"I purchased this set the week leading up to christmas. Amazingly, I had managed to get hold of it at a lower price than usual, which nicely brings me onto my first point. This set is not worth £19.99. An incredibly simplistic design that would not be out of place in the juniors line-up, there is a distinct lack of technique here in the bat-trike, with odd curves and seating arrangements that hardly look worthy of a billionare vigilante. The gargantuan size makes the entire scale look off, with batman looking incredibly miniscule in such an enormous vehicle. That being said, this is a toy for small hands, so you can forgive the scale of it in that sense. However, despite being a play thing, there is still a distinct lack of play features- a pair of stud shooters are all that are present on the vehicle. One thing I dislike about this set in particular is the new bat elements. They all look awful, and are indeed a setp down from a similar assortement found in the 2006 range of the original batman sets. The new batarings are huge, the blades look ridiculous, and the bat symbols have incredibly limited connection points. However, if this set does have a redeeming quality, it is the minifigures. Batman is the stand out, with his thrasher suit having a double sided head suitably robotic, meanng it looks very different from the powered batman in the dawn of justice wave, which shares an identical chest piece, whilst ace the bat-hound looks awesome, especially with his adorable little cape. I was happy to have a pair of talon assassins, identical aside from weapons, who do look meancingly-ninjary enough to pose a prominent threat to the bat. However, all in all, I would not recommend picking up this set, at least not until it goes on sale. The minfigures are all to pine for in this set, so you would be much better collecting a different dc set for the time being."
"This 'ultimate collectors set' (Used as Marvel doesn't really have a name for these large scale sets like star wars does) came as something of a suprise to me when it was first announced- the ultron movie had been and gone, and it wasn't like there was a sudden resurgence in interest in the movie. I purchased The Hulkbuster for myself and if there was one way I could describe this, I would say smaller than expected. Granted, such a price point hardly allowed you to create a monster mech, but the scale still seemed off. The model itself looks lovely, and I absolutely love all the extra gizmos included- the car, V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A satellite and the minfig. Speaking of the minifig, it is outstanding- my favourite Iron man minfig so far, though it feels rather lonely for a UCS set- perhaps two more would have been nice? The only major problem I have with this model is the lack of articulation- there are no knee joints, which limit your posability, and there are no wrists either- so if you were looking for a dynamically posable model, you're out of luck. However, the model is in itself a joy to the eyes, and plenty of pieces- in dark red and gold, are rare or unique, so it should be on your list, though not nearly high enough to warrant an immediate purchase."
"I purchased this set at the same time as cloud city was announced. I have made plans for a large scale cloud city MOC, and of course, the slave one is an integral part of it. The first thing to say is what a technical accomplishment this is; the slightly tilted ram is ingeniously designed, and I will not spoil what exactly it does right here-part of the fun is in the suprise. The new cockpit is perfect, with a more streamlined design than the more familiar angular ones, and I was happy with the amount of dark red used for the base- I was worried that such a large volume of that scale would have to be done in brown. However, there are two major drawbacks with this set, only one of which you can really say could have been designed better. The lack of interior design is not the designers fault- the internal structure means it would have been very difficult to make an interior for this model, but it is no less disappointing. However, there is one thing I very much disliked, and that was the back-the engines if you will. I was quite frankly shocked by the wholes in the model at the back, and assumed they would at some point be filled in. The ugly tan bricks coming through is no means appealing, and thankfully I chose to display it on its bottom to avoid such a ghastly sight. Several large pieces are used to achieve the effect of the base of the slave one, which leads it to look rather rushed. The minfigures overall are quite good, with the stormtrooper and han solo having minimum-but noticable changes that help to make them more appealing. The bespin guard is beautifully done, with his blue being a welcom change from imperial gray. Boba Fett is nicely designed, but I feel like too much was attempted on his minifigure, making him look very cluttered. Overal though, I do like this model, as it is the most accurate model of the beloved ship in lego form."
"I recieved this model as part of the lego shop promotion upon purchase of the joker's notorious lowrider. There is very little to say about the ship, as it accomplishes the look of the guardian's ship flawlessly with it's small piece pallette, and the inclusion of the mini ship is excellent. Overall a great mini build"
"The joker's balloon escape is a mixture of well executed elements, odd design choices and interesting pieces. It's fair to say that the main reason I picked this set up was in fact for the backpack; I enjoy its unique design, and have had much fun putting it in my display. The minifigures overall are quite disappointing; batman is the same as always (but what more did you expect) and the joker, whilst his oversized coat-tails are epic, doesn't really have as much appeal as the one in the notorious lowrider, with his arms of many colours. The energy station is quite odd, but the play function will no doubt please kids for its simplicty in re-assembling. I was happy with the inclusion of the red pipes, which are beginning to rememerge in sets after many years. Overall, I would recommend the set, for the price is just right, but only if its one of the last TLBM sets you pick up"
"As this is one of the core five vehicles featured in the film, one expects a certain level of quality to be present. It' fair to say this model delivers just that, in all but one category: knees. The model, whilst giving the illusion of high posability, does not in fact have any articluation in the knee area, being limited to 12 points of posability. However, this is in no way a design flaw of any sorts, as, watching videos of the process behind making it, the designer explains it wasn't possible to give the model knees and make it stand up straight, so, they've done as well as they could, and for that, I applaud them. Regarding detail, I must say I am thoroughly impressed; stickers tend to be far and wide, with only a few steps requiring multiple stickers in the same bag, and I am in love with the flame throwers, each with exposed wiring. The minifigures are also great, with the addition of a pair of civilians harking this model back to the days of robo attack, but the exclusion of a back sheath for Kai is slightly disappointing. The hammerhead minifigure is definitely the star, and I am a big fan of his gunmetal gray classic space tanks. All in all, this set is a wonderful addition to anybody's Ninjago collection, and is delightful for either display or play."
"I purchased this set at my local Toys R Us, mainly for the 60 year tile and the assortment of colors, and was not disappointed with the choice. Yes, some of the bricks are quite basic, and only comes with one of them (Green 2x4 brick Im looking at you) but overall, the parts/price ratio is actually rather good. However, the models were another matter. Apparently this is a common problem, but I was unable to reach the instructions for the milkshake online, with a page not found indication. The models in the instructions are also quite disappointing, with the frog's green treasure chest mouth the only notable building technique. Overall, grab this for the bricks and minifigures (a plain purple torso!) not for the models"