"I finally bought the highly anticipated set from Toys R Us and it is a really great set with the minifigures in particular but the truck and windsock are also good builds on their own with their individual play features. The Spider-Man minifigure was the star of the set with an extremely intricate print on the torso, arms, legs and head. He comes equipped with the new web blast mould. Vision was updated and now has the correct yellow infinity stone in place of the blue stone from last year. He is an eye catching figure with the contrast of the magenta and sand green colours and he comes with a golden yellow cape. The new Hawkeye had an eye catching print as well with the bright violet with a printed quiver on arrows on the back. He uses Cap's face from 76047 but I think the face actually suits Hawkeye quite well and he is armed with his compound bow. There is also a Captain America minifigure which is a shame. I would have liked a new Ant-Man minifigure.
The truck itself was a yellow-orange colour and the stickers were easy to place. The interior is scarcely decorated save for a slope with a sticker. Behind the seat, one can place a fire extinguisher accessory. The tanker can be detached very easily from the truck and features an explosion function by rotating a wheel to send flames bursting out, blasting the roof upwards and knocking the back off completely.
The windsock holds two oil barrels with Roxxon stickers and the pole can be knocked over to send the oil barrels flying. Also included are two flame elements on 2x2 circular dishes and Hwakeye's purple motorbike."
"Having watched the movie a total of five full times, I decided to buy the Civil War line as my introduction to the Lego Marvel universe and it was a great decision. The individual builds themselves were great as were the myriad of minifigures which fit in perfectly. The airport control tower was a great part of this set with detailed interior designs on each floor and the two explosion functions. It also fits in well with the Lego City airport theme of this year. The Quinjet was a nice build with some interesting play features such as the hatch with the rope and the lowering stud shooters. The star of this set was the Giant Man build with posable limbs and the printed half cylinder element was very well done. I liked the fact that he could grab minifigures in his hands and also lower his mouthpiece. The small luggage trolley didn't stand out too much to me but I particularly liked its play feature which catapulted the suitcases everywhere. As for the minifigures, my favourite was War Machine with his awesome reprint and accessories including a baton and the stud shooter. However, I felt that team Iron Man was outnumbered and the inclusion of Vision or Spider-Man would have rounded this set out nicely but it matters not since they will be released in another set very soon."
"This set was definitely worth the price. 5 new minifigures, a large and amazing Lonely Mountain and Smaug himself. I loved each and every bit of this set and it is my favourite out of all the new Hobbit sets.
Bilbo Baggins: Bilbo is designed perfectly. He wears a dark blue jacket and a scarf. Bilbo's face has a normal and a scared expression. His accessories are Sting and the Ring. Balin: He wears dark red armour and his torso also comes with bronze and silver details. His beard cover most of his torso. Balin has a happy and an angry face. His accessories are a mace and the key. Dwalin: My favourite figure in the set. Dwalin wears dark green armour which has gold detailing. His face has scars and tattoos. His weapon is an emerald bladed axe. Fili: He wears dark blue armour and this is intricately detailed. His face has a happy and an angry expression. Fili comes with two shortswords. Kili: Kili has silver armour. His face has a neutral and an angry expression. His accessory is a shortsword.
Smaug is a GIGANTIC dragon and he was far bigger than I had expected. His body is accurately detailed with scales laden with gold coins and gems as well as the missing scale. His long tail is posable and his wings can fold which was another accurate detail. Smaug's legs are also posable and his neck can be positioned at a variety of angles. The head and the eyes were something that needed to be done very precisely and Lego did a great job on them. His mouth can open and a large flame brick can be stuck in.
The set comes with a large mound decorated with gold bricks along with a chalice at the top. This mound can be broken down into sections. The top section contains a ruby, an emerald and a sapphire. In the bottom layer, there is a sword and a green goblet. The mining area has a small blacksmith's forge at the bottom containing an anvil, an axe, a hammer, some armour and a helmet. Going up the ladder leads you to the flash-forge catapult containing lumps of gold to fire at Smaug. There is also a pickaxe and a double bladed axe on this section. Going up another ladder leads you to several gold bricks and nuggets. At the very top is a winch which can slide around and a gear can be turned which either lowers or raises a basket containing gold nuggets. On the back of this area is a rocky area where one can find the Arkenstone next to a shovel. Adjacent to this is the secret entrance with the keyhole. Between the mining area and the throne room is a slide with gold tiles.The throne room has large pillars and the throne which has a spot for the Arkenstone. A staircase leading up to the throne can be knocked off by the push of a lever which reveals 2 gold nuggets.
"A relatively good set with some great minfigures and play features. I particularly loved the new Thorin and Dain figures.
Gwaihir: He is the same as the other Great Eagles save for the fact that he has three stripes at the back of his head. Thorin: My favourite figure in the set. His gold armour is well detailed but even more spectacular than that is the crown on his head with an intricate design. He comes with a golden shortsword. Dain Ironfoot: A new Dwarf. His torso is well designed and he shares Gloin's face along with Dwalin's beard in a reddish-orange shade. The helmet covers most of his face and is also intricately designed. He comes with a ruby bladed axe. Legolas: The same minifigure that was included in 79001. Legolas is equipped with a longbow. Bard: Another new minifigure in his SDCC version with blue clothing. He is a really great figure. Bard comes with a longbow. Azog: Only Azog's face has changed since his previous appearance in 79014. It is now open as if he is roaring, giving him a fierce expression. Azog comes with his hook and a mace. Gundabad Orcs: Much like Azog, only their faces have changed so that they too have fiercer expressions. Both Orcs are equipped with large, jagged swords.
The ballista is larger than I had expected it to be. The "arrows" are built up of brown columns and cream coloured cones. When a cog is pushed back, the gears fire the arrows and it can be shot far if enough force is applied. The bridge and tower can be disconnected allowing you to have 2 different structures. The bridge has broken stairs leading up to it along with a hidden skull and flames on the rocks. When a tile is pushed, the bridge collapses into 2 large pieces. the bridge is also covered in white bricks representing snow. The tower has a small armoury section containing an Orc sword and a spear. Above this is a room with a balcony and when a tile is pushed down, the balcony blows up. On the next floor is an archer tower for Bard to shoot the Orcs. At the very top is a spot for Gwaihir to be perched.
Pros: Minifigures, features, ballista, architecture Cons: It needed many more figures representing each army"
"Despite its small size, this set is great compared to many other sets of the same price as this. The main attractions in the set are the 3 new minifigures.
Galadriel: A highly sought figure and a very detailed one too. Galadriel has a sloped brick piece with silver printing for her legs and a matching design on her torso. Her cape is very shiny and glittery at the rear and her face is double sided with a normal expression and an angry expression while she fights. Her accessory is the Light of Earendil. Her hairis the same piece as Elrond's except that it is blonde and has a silver tiara.
Elrond: A figure with a new design featuring green and gold clothing. Elrond also wears a green cape and his face has a happy and a stern expression. His hair is brown and has a golden tiara. Elrond's accessory is a golden Elvish blade.
Witch-King: Another sought figure who appears in his Twilight form. His legs and torso feature white and ghostly green clothing. His cape is torn and his face features an eerie expression with white eyes and dark grey marks beneath them. His crown is a new mould featuring both jagged and tall spikes. His weapon is a Morgul blade.
The set itself is a rather small build but comes with play features. The set has the eerie Dol Guldur architecture with spikes, bricks, red leaf trees, bones and skulls. On one side is a catpult which fires orange cylinders and beneath the tree is a circular piece where the Witch-King can be attached and a lever can be constantly turned to make him swivel around as he battles. There are also various bones and a skull located around the set which build up a skeleton minifigure. This set combines with the previous Dol Guldur sets: 79011 and 79014.
"A great addition to the Battle of the Five Armies sets. What's more it can be combined with Lake-Town Chase to make your town much larger. The set comes with five minifigures and various play features. Now for the minifigures.
Tauriel: A new version of this figure with light green clothing and a longbow. She has a normal face and an angry face.
Bard: Not much has changed but his alternate face features dirt and scars. His apparel remains the same and his accessory is a longbow.
Bain: A new minifigure. Bain wears a green jacket and has choppy hair. Like his father he also has a second face with dirt and scars. Bain comes with a fish.
Hunter Orcs: These orcs have new faces with angrier expressions than their predecessors and new hairpieces which really suit the villains. One orc comes with a jagged sword and the other comes with a shortbow and quiver.
The set is a fair sized build for its price. There is a small boat for Tauriel to ride around the town. On one side is a ladder which the Orcs can climb and pushing a lever knocks the ladder off the wall. Just above the ladder is a crane which you can attach a barrel to and swing it around to knock Orcs off the building. On the other side is a door and upon being opened it drops oil onto the Orcs. Across the bridge is the Dwarvish windlance where Bard fires the Black Arrow at Smaug which is a new spring loaded missile. Above this is a bell and a snowy green roof.
Minifigures: 9/10 Features: 10/10 Overall: 9/10
Pros: Features, figures, size Cons: Could have been a bit bigger"
"The set which is featured in the beginning of the Hobbit trilogy. A major set which includes 6 essential minifigures: Gandalf, Bilbo, Balin, Dwalin, Bofur and Bombur. As always I'll review the minifigures first.
Gandalf the Grey: Your regular Gandalf the Grey with his hat, cape and staff. This version doesn't come with his sword - Glamdring.
Bilbo Baggins: An exclusive version of the Hobbit. Bilbo comes in his Shire attire featuring a beige shirt and braces holding up his trousers. He has a double sided face with a happy expression on one side and a sad expression on the other.
Balin: This version of Balin is exclusive to this set. He wears a red cape and comes has a large white beard. His face has a happy and an angry expression. His accessory is a sword.
Dwalin: This version of Dwalin is exclusive. Dwalin wears a moth green cape with only one hole and his head is very detailed and features tatoos on the back. He comes with a large warhammer and a dagger.
Bofur: Bofur is exclusive to this set. His trademark hat is unique for his figure and has a rubbery texture. It is very well detailed. Bofur wears a brown cape and his weapon is a pickaxe. His face has a happy and a furious expression.
Bombur: Bombur is exclusive to this set along with his brother Bofur. Bombur's beardpiece is larger than other dwarves giving him a tubby appearance as he was the fattest in the company. Bombur has a happy and an excited face. His accessories are a pot and a sausage.
Now for Bag End itself. On the exterior of the set is a large fence along with a gate at the far right. In Bilbo's garden are many flowers, a shrub, a carrot patch, his bench and a basket containing carrots and an apple. Just above the door is a lantern. Bilbo's door features the dwarvish rune drawn on by Gandalf. On the 'roof' is a chimney along with a small tree and some vegetation. The roof can be lifted off to allow you to play inside. Now for the interior. Just next to the door is a broom and small kitchen area with a hearth and some utensils. Also next to the door is a shelf with coloured jars and Bilbo's sword - Sting. There is a chest as well containing a shovel. Bilbo's collection of maps (featuring Erebor, the Shire and Mirkwood) are scattered across the floor and near these is a small barrel which contains an apple. At the far end of the house is a large window and Bilbo's red book with a quill and ink bottle. Adjacent to this is a letter and bottle. Next is the dining table with six stools for each character. On the table there is a variety of food and drinks for the Dwarves. There is a yellow plate at each end containing green grapes, red cherries and chicken legs. In the middle is a loaf of bread and a pretzel along with 2 chalices and a bottle.
Pros: The house, minifigures, accessories, detail Cons: Stickers
Overall this was an excellent set which contained both rare minifigures and a large variety of food items."
"I couldn't wait for this set to be re-made and the wait was totally worth it. This set has 616 pieces, 8 minifigures (7 of which are new), a new Dewback and Luke's Landspeeder along with the cantina itself.
Now onto the minifigures:
Han Solo - Nothing really new about him. He has a double sided face with a stern and happy expressions, respectively. His accessory is a blaster pistol. The bad thing about him is you can see the other side of his head with his hair on so it looks strange.
Luke Skywalker - A new minifigure. Luke comes in his Tatooine apparel with tousled hair. His expressions on his double sided face are happy and angry. His accessories are a pair of binoculars and his lightsaber.
Obi-Wan Kenobi - Another new minifigure. Obi-Wan has new printing and comes with his blue lightsaber.
Greedo - My favourite minifigure of the set. He has new printing all over and very detailed Rodian eyes with miniscule blue dots in them. He has an orange and blue jumpsuit and blaster pistol.
Bith Band Musicians - Long awaited minifigures with very detailed alien heads. Two comes with pipe-like instruments and one plays a drum attached to the cantina.
Sandtrooper - A very detailed minifigure who has been redesigned very well. He comes with a pike, pauldron and pack.
Now for the Dewback. This is a Star Wars creature only found in the previous Mos Eisley Cantina but has now returned but with very accurate and new printing along with olive green skin. His back can be replaced with a large saddle which hold a rifle and some reins can also be attached to him. His mouth can also be opened.
Luke's Landspeeder is also included in this set which is mainly built up of tanned orange bricks. It has a lot of stickers on it unfortunately and it has two seats for Obi-Wan and Luke.
The Cantina itself has an attached moisture vaparator attached on the back next to a feeding trough with a large bone for the Dewback. The entrance has a sliding door and barrel on the outside. The interior features two chairs and a droid scanner. The large dome piece can be opened to play inside which is really nice. Next is the alcove where you can recreate the scene where Han Solo shoots Greedo. It has two large chairs and a table with a clear brick representing a can. The alcove adjacent to this is for the 3 Bith Musicians to perform. One Bith can sit down and play a drum, another can stand on an elevated platform and play his pipe whilst the other leads the performance at the front. Both of the alcoves can be pushed outwards by the trough to make it easier to play. The final part is the bar containing a blaster pistol and drinks galore along with the infamous drink making machine built from gold bricks. There is also a chest of drawers with a few credit chips. The nice thing about the whole cantina is that it can fold up.
"A great set to combine with 79014 (Dol Guldur Battle). The minifigures are a great selection and the playability is great. Beorn: His face is actually attached to his beard and hair for those who didn't know and his weapon is a medium sized axe. Gundabad Orcs: Finally we have some more orcs with hairpieces rather than bald ones. One orc has an armour piece with spikes which looks quite cool. I think it shows he is a higher rank than the one without it and their weapons are a flail and a sword.
The set has a small double catapult with wheels and both work independently and come with a spare rock brick if you lose one. The set has an eerie, ruined and evil appearance with the great wall details, the skulls, the spikes and the rotting tree . There is also a secret opening rock that fires a flick missile. The main traps are the swinging axes and large hammer which you can rotate via a brick to knock a figure over.
Pros: Figures, features, detailing, catapult and the fact that you can combine it with set 79014 Cons: Beorn's face should be separate and double sided. There should also be a bear because Beorn can morph into one.
"I love collecting the small Star Wars planets and have quite a few in my collection. Alderaan looks a lot like earth and the minifigure included is a Rebel trooper with the helmet. Alderaan can also be hung up and the Tantive IV is nicely detailed."