"Overall recommendation; The Milano Vs The Abelisk is an interesting set that sadly fails to be worth the price. Its most interesting features are with the smaller build and the figures are worse than the last movie (other than Nebula)
It took longer than i expected to build the set primarily because the build felt 'wrong' in a way that made me feel like they'd ran out of money and cut off half the ship. After i finished i ended up taking it apart and using the parts to make a more accurate 2014 Milano.
I recommend getting '76021: The Milano Spaceship Rescue' instead of this set, its a better build, its got better figures and its more fun to build and play (other than lacking the Abelisk)
Abelisk; The Abelisk is a nice scaled down representation of the movie version that looks good with or without stickers. It mouth opens and kids will spend quite a lot of time playing with the spinning feature or moving the tentacles to recreate movie scenes. It is easily the best part of this set.
Milano; The Milano is a shrunken down version of the '2014 Milano' with push to shoot missiles and push to drop lego pieces. It cannot fit more than four figures and cannot easily be modded to fit more. It lacks any sort of back compartment and the figures included only just fit inside (noticeably you do not have room for the other Guardians Of The Galaxy team; Rocket Raccoon, Yondu or Mantis)
Figures; - Drax returns with his fully printed look, however the main torso looks smudged and badly printed and does not match or look better than the thin detailed lines of the original (Or even his head and arms)
- Gamora and Starlord are bland using the same torso and leg piece (In the previous Milano they had gender specific costumes)
- Nebula is the best figure having better colouration than before. The torso piece is actually a damaged version of her previous outfit which is great for replicating battle scenes. I'd recommend switching her legs with Drax to get a more 'complete' looking figure.
- Groot is ok, the new mold is nice and the printing variant is alright."
"Collectability; 1/10 The main theme of this new series is collectability and sadly many who do not live near a Lego Store, will never be able to complete the collection due to restrictions on purchasing. 20 Nexo Combo packs will likely not reward you with a complete set of 35 unique powers. In concept the idea works, but they are not distributed well in the packs.
Design; 2/5 The shield designs are a little bland honestly, some of them are extremely generic looking such as a bow and arrow, a bird or a venus flytrap. Though admittedly several are pretty cool such as some hydra-like beings or a lion's head.
Playability; 1/5 I have not tried the app, but apparently the power's are now so varied that the enjoyment one has is lowered because you require the collection - once again collectability is the main reason this is rated so low.
Overall; 1/5 The main gripe relies on collectability, and the distribution of the Nexo Combo packs is at the moment terrible with no sign of changing in the future. Unless you are incredibly lucky it will take over the limited amount of purchases to collect the entire set of Nexo Powers, and collectivity is the focal point.
Best suggestion is only purchasing these if you can find them in a local store also, as you will need a physical store to buy enough to get all the unique powers due to the online limit."
"- You get Age Of Ultron Black Widow in a cheaper set, though she is not accurate to the Civil War film - You get Falcon in a set though he lacks leg printing and re-uses Finn's hair from Star Wars, which does not suite him - Falcon has nice new molded wings, which are printed - Redwing is shown as brick built figure and is too large to be accurate given he stores into Falcon's arm - Crossbones is nice, though many people seem to miss he is wearing the breather due to the toxic/dangerous thing he is stealing - Crossbones comes with a sniper rifle to re-created 'Death of Captain America' from the comics - Crossbones really needed better printing for his face or a helmet - Vehicle feels like something from Mad Max; Fury Road and is not accurate to the film - Weapons for Falcon are not accurate to the film and feel too bulky/Sci-fi
Overall thoughts; I purchase this along with the other Civil War sets (which are surprisingly not on Lego.com currently) its a nice way to get Black Widow in her Age of Ultron appearance, but that's about it. Everything else is not anywhere near close to accurate to the film. As such i don't view this as good value for money, given you buy movie sets to have characters from the movie and nothing in this set is accurate enough.
You can have some playability with the Jeep but the main drive for this set is the figures, and they are not accurate enough for me to recommend the set. Spend your money on the Black Panther set."
"If Lego has not already picked up the Doctor Who license for multiple waves in the future, they definitely should with this set. Would be really interested in getting the 9th and 10th Doctor, along with the others.
Pros; - 11th, 12th Doctor - 2 x Daleks - Weeping Angel scary face sculpt - No Stickers!
Cons; - Tardis doors do not open - 11th Doctor uses Anakin Skywalker face - Clara has a generic face and hair
Worth noting is the scale is off; - Daleks are paradigm Dalek height despite being based on prior versions - Tardis is too large to be viewed with a figure standing next to it"
"Not sure why my last review of this set has not appeared, but lets try again anyway as I really want to help people to understand how amazing this set is.
Price 4/5; For a start the piece per price count is incredibly good - being 10.525p at the moment which is incredibly reasonable. Only a few sets are better priced in favour of the customer - such as the Super Secret Police Dropship.
Characters 5/5; The characters are mostly exclusive to this set such as Ronan, Drax and Gamora. Star-Lord is also nice with a cool helmet and additional hair. The detail is amazing and jaw dropping though especially on Drax and the Sakaraan
Spaceships 4/5; The ship is spectacular though a little smaller than the ship in the movie (Which has two seats at the front rather than one) - you need another set to fully expand this to its move-accurate level however it does seem possible. The Milano has a lot of nice little details and room for the four Guardians Of The Galaxy members that are in minifigure form.
The Sakaraan and his ship aren't really anything special - however its a nice little addition to the set and I feel it is re-enacting a scene from the film given some concept art I've seen.
Minor issues; The Milano Spaceship only has seats intended for 4 of the crew members while the Guardians Of The Galaxy team has 5 members. Granted Groot is not represented in a scale that would allow him to fit. A potted plant Groot or a mini-figure scale would have been appreciated as its awkward how the whole team cannot fit in the spaceship.
To experience the full playability a combination of this set and the Knowhere Escape Mission are required for the full GOTG cast of Groot, Rocket, Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax. I will definitely be purchasing another of these sets however as I feel it should really have had room for Groot...
Overall 5/5; This set is definitely worth the purchase despite some small issues. while a mini-figure Groot that could actually fit in the spaceship - the set itself is definitely worth the price and if it drops at all then I'd definitely recommend getting a second set to help expand the interior.
Take note Lego company - we need a Groot minifigure! :p"
"Excusing the terrible attempt at a pun in my review title, this is actually a rather enjoyable set.
It features two exclusive figures (Nova and Rocket) and a brick-built Groot along with an evil Sakaaran (Think shadow monster) Sadly however we don't have any smaller scale version of Groot so while he is massive it is sad to state that we wont have a Groot that can fit in the Milano Spaceship (Not without modding that is...)
The set itself is good for the price and 439 pieces for £44.99 seems reasonable and if it drops any lower then you should definitely buy it - especially given it has characters you cant get anywhere else if you are aiming to collect the figures. Rocket is also apparently one of the main leads in the film so bare that in mind as his figure is going to become very sought after when the film is released.
That being said its time for pros and cons.
Pros; - Lots of playability - Nebula figure - Rocket figure - Groot brick-built figure - Movie-accurate spaceship
Cons; - Would have preferred a small variant of Groot instead of another Sakaaran - A lot of the set is designed to come apart and thus parts are a little loose
Final thoughts; The Knowhere base seems a tad small but it gets the job done and I'm guessing its based off an action scene in the film - given the lava drop ability. While I would have preferred a Groot variant in either this set or another as the inability to put Groot in the Milano is a massive issue - it does seemingly re-enact the scenes from the trailers and I admit that the brick-built Groot is a good design. The figures are highly detailed and have some interesting new parts such as Rocket's design.
"I went into this set more for the parts than anything else, the window piece is necessary for a mod of the Milano Spaceship I have planned and the shooter missiles are actually kind of effective (Though unnecessarily long)
As for the set itself their are a lot of odd choices such as not giving the Sentinel any head articulation so its incredibly difficult to get him in a good pose without him directly facing someone. The same issue appears in the Blackbird being unable to fire its shooter missiles at anything that isn't above it due to the inability to turn the missile launcher. Playability suffers due to this.
I'm not entirely sure who this set was targeted at as classic fans would be annoyed at the changes while newer fans would probably want a movie-accurate version especially seeing as it coincides with the release of 'Days of Future Past' Sure the classic suits for Wolverine, Cyclops and Magneto are nice however it just makes Storm's movie look even more distracting when you put them in action poses.
At the end of the day its your choice - I'm frankly quite happy with the purchase but still feel the cost is too high. Look at the pros and cons to help make up your mind.
Pros; Cyclops Storm New Wolverine Magneto Classic Sentinel
Cons; Blackbird jet can only hold 3 X-Men Blackbird jet is not as long as you think it is, its actually smaller than listed measuring in at around 20-25cm depending on wing positions Blackbird jet is classic design however not accurate The Price is too high compared to the piece count Sentinel head lacks articulation Pink parts on Sentinel (Last I checked the classics were just purple?) Flick missiles are unnecessary given we have a spring-loaded shooter"
"Pros; - Large piece count per price - Venom figure! - Nick Fury figure! - Fun vehicles - Lots of playability
Cons; - Generic Spider-man
Summary; This is an amazing set and definitely worth getting while its available. You get to have Venom - one of Spider-man's main villains and you get a nice little set as well. Their is a large number of parts and a total of 3 figures which help make this set a 5/5"
"Having previously purchased 'Spider-Man: Spider-Cycle Chase' for its Venom figure and 'Spider-Trike vs. Electro' for Electro I next turned my eyes to 'Doc Ock Truck Heist'
This is not the first time I've brought a Lego Doc Ock set having previous brought Lego Spider-man sets before and having memories of Doc Ock's Bank Robbery (A £17.99 set featuring 5 figures)
I have to admit however I am pleasantly surprised. Doc Ock has some nice double-sided face action and the truck itself is fairly good for replicating the Sandman scene in Spider-man 3 and adds an extra factor of playability. The bars on the side can be grabbed by Doc Ock allowing for some interesting battle poses.
Pros; - Doc Ock figure (Double sided face) - Spider-man figure - Bank guard figure - 2 x Trans Gem + Gold Crystal - Nice looking vehicle
Cons; - Generic Spider-man figure - Generic bank guard figure - Feels a little small for the price
Recommendation; Personally though I would have preferred maybe one more bank member and a variant of Spider-man in order to keep things fresh.
Price point; The current price of the set is £19.99 and despite my desire for a fourth figure I have to admit its a reasonable set for the price range and would recommend possibly purchasing it at full price or waiting for it to drop to around £14.99. Definitely worth getting if you want to get the Spider-man villains - though I wouldn't be surprised if we see more Doc Ock set's in the future so bare that in mind."
"I should probably clarify that this is my first review - so yay... sadly its occurring because I feel I need to warn people about this set.
I brought this set for Electro as I intend to have a version of the 'Sinister Six' made up of the Spider-man villains.
The set itself is incredibly small featuring a disproportional mini-trike and that's about it. The trike seemingly has a 'flick' feature where you push down the front to fire Spider-man - though chances of it working are slim given it has a fairly tight joint and can only move so far.
The figures are the only benefit and if your buying this set the only reason would be for Electro who features nice translucent blue pieces and some electric parts. The Spider-man figure is the generic figure you've probably already got many of given he is in every set of the Spider-man wave. I don't mind getting a lot of Spider-man figures however I'd prefer some variation - possibly different costumes in each set which could be used as an incentive for fans to 'collect them all' I'm going to end up with more Spider-man's than the clone saga :L
The price per piece ratio is terribly high at around 17p per piece - which would be fine if it looked like it was here for a reason. However the trike will likely never be played with in favour of acting out battles with Spider-man swinging via his web as he battles against Electro.
The only benefits I can think of are Electro and the fact you could just buy this set and you'd get both Electro and Spider-man.
Pros; - New Electro figure - Has a Spider-man figure
Cons; - Tacked on vehicle to attempt to justify the high price - The Spider-man figure is the generic figure you've probably already got - Vehicle Is badly proportioned - Flick fire missiles (Who likes them?) - Vehicle flip mechanism does not work
Recommendation; If you are buying this set for anything other Electro, then buy a different Spider-man set. If you do buy this set then I'd suggest selling the trike as you'll never play with it. The electric parts are also nice, but you can find them cheaper in other sets. It feels like a promotional set that was shifted at last minute into being a actual set.
Current price of this set is £11.99 - in actuality its probably worth about £5.99 with the Electro figure making up most of that."