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  • December 28, 2017
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Posted:June 5, 2018
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bad Minifigures, Great Build
" I'm in a tough predicament with this set. On one hand, I dislike the minifigures and I wish more effort was put into them but on the other, I love the Quantum Vehicle and I want more sets like this.
The Minifigures:
Ant-Man - Great torso and leg printing. It's more accurate to the movie and it looks nice as well. I just wish the helmet was more accurate. Don't get me wrong, it's a good helmet but I kind of wish it remade from the previous Ant-Man set.
The Wasp - What the heck happened? The helmet looks awful. It should have not used the Invincible Iron Man helmet because it looks really off. I also dislike the use of the fairy wing piece because it makes her look like bee instead of wasp. Another thing: Can we please go back to leg printing on our minifigures? It makes her look really lame without some sort of details on her leg. This makes me really hate other themes get way more effort put into their minifigures like The Lego Batman Movie while superhero sets are always stuck with half attempts of making quality minifigures.
The Ghost - It's alright. There's nothing really for me to talk about other than again, there should be front leg printing.
The Build:
This thing is really cool. I love how the windshield opens and how the pose-able the arms are. I also adore the details of the Quantum Vehicle. It reminds me of the robotic look of the Exo-Suit (the grey barrels especially reminded me of it) and the bug-like designs of the Galaxy Squad alien vehicles. It's super unique and I adore it. There are even roller skates used
as details throughout the set. That's cool! I'm really stunned at the quality of this build and I hope more sets are like this.
The Verdict:
Jeez, I'm totally split with the set. The build is great but the minifigures are poor. If you want a cheap, unique vehicle that makes a great display piece, I definitely recommend it. If you want minifigures based on Ant-Man and The Wasp, I don't know what to tell you. They're there but prepare to be disappointed.
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From: Woodstock
From:  United States
State:  Georgia
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
+36points
56of 76found this review helpful.
 
 The Justice League™ Anniversary Party
The Justice League™ Anniversary Party
The Justice League™ Anniversary Party
 
Posted:January 2, 2018
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Amazing set! With a few printing set backs.
" (Before I start this review, my previous review for the ambulance helicopter was a bit harsh. It deserved 3 bricks not to. Also I lied about my age. Sorry!)
At first I was skeptical with this set because of the lack of arm printing for the minifigures and the build didn't look very desirable. However, after building this set and having the set in had, I was quickly wrong with my assumptions! But there are still some set backs that prevent me from giving this a perfect score.
First the build: I LOVE this. It really does feel like a party is going on with the Justice League inside the Fortress of Solitude. I love the little dancing floor, although it would be nicer if it as bigger. Also the wheel that spins the floor could be a bit higher up. I have a hard time turning it with my enormous hands. It's still fun to mess around with.
The decorations really sell it for me. They're simple but they add a lot to the set piece. The stars are very cute and I love the 1x1 flat studs added around the set. The DJ Booth is really cool, especially since this is designed to be operated by a dog! I love the stickers and the Bat-vinyls (also, isn't it funny how they didn't invite Batman but they still bothered to use his music?). The set just has a very nice symmetry. It's hard to explain but everything just feels complete.
Now for the minifigures. This is probably the main reason a lot of people are buying this set but be warned, there are some set backs to these Minifigures that go on with their printing.
This is similar to the complaint I have with the 2018 Misako minifigure: there isn't enough coating on which makes the minifigures feel washed out or faded. This mainly appears on the torsos than the rest of the figure. It isn't that bad for Green Arrow or Superman (the 2012 Supes looks better) and El Doraldo looks great. However Hawkgirl's is pretty bad. Her stomach looks white rather than light flesh and the Yellow on her costume is yellow green. It's kind of hard to see the printing on her belt too.
Without the fading, the minifigures are still well done. I am so happy we finally got a classic Green Arrow, although the goatee is too transparent. Wonderdog is hilarious, Superman's new face is a lot better than previous Supermen, and El Doraldo is a surprise hitter. The only minifigure that is a let down is Hawkgirl.
Don't get me wrong, it hits the right places in some areas but the drawbacks are real drawbacks. Her helmet is not good at all. I wish they gave her a new mold or some printing on her helmet. She looks too similar to Hawkman. Also I don't like her faceprint at all. It looks nothing like Hawkgirl. Thankfully, customizing her is fairly simple. I used a black sharpie to add black feathers and I also added three lines in the middle. I swapped out the face with Batgirl's from 2014 which looks a lot better. After the process of customization I fell back in love with her.
So overall the set is great with some set backs. I would have also liked a fifth minifigure like a hard to find superhero from 2015 with a new face like Martian Manhunter or a superhero from The Lego Batman Movie that hasn't gotten a minifigure treatment like Samurai, Classic Cyborg or Gleet. Still, I am extremely happy with this set and I highly recommend anyone to buy this set. If you're looking for a way to display your DC Justice League members, this is the perfect set that saves the day. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Woodstock
From:  United States
State:  Georgia
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
29 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
19of 34found this review helpful.
 
 Ambulance Helicopter
Ambulance Helicopter
Ambulance Helicopter
 
Posted:December 28, 2017
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
We need to talk about your female faces, Lego.
" When the first official pictures of this set surfaced the web, I was vaguely excited for the Ambulence Helicopter. I love snow boarding and I was happy with the inclusion of the snowboarder as a patient because I didn't have one. Also the Helicopter is actually quite different from the standard Lego City helicopters I am so sick of. The color scheme for the Helicopter is rather unique, especially considering it's an ambulance related vehicle (who's color scheme is usually red and white). Yeah so far the experience was pretty good.
And if it weren't for the fact that the female minifigure ruined the experience I would have given this a perfect review. I am so sick of this generic smile appearing on every female minifigure face. This first began to irk me when the same face was used for the 21310 Ideas set: The Old Fishing Store. Every male minifigure in that set had a unique face that distinguished them from the rest. They had varied mouths, beards, eyebrows, etc. However the only female minifigure was stuck with the same old generic smiley, just like every other female Minifigure.
It is now 2018 and this trend is still continuing. I get that it's hard to make female designs distinguishable while still looking pretty, however this can still be achieved as proven by the Lego Minifigure series, Creator lines, and action themed City sets. Even still, without the different colored lipstick I would have a hard time differentiating one figure with the other. But I still prefer this over the other option.
I am eternally greatful more female Minifigures are appearing in Lego sets nowadays. 2015 and beyond was a turning point in diversity and I hope it continues beyondward. I love Lego and I hope it continues to create diverse Lego sets along with their Minifigures. I hope in the future female minifigures will have diverse faces. "
From: Woodstock
From:  United States
State:  Georgia
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
25 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
-64points
16of 96found this review helpful.