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Well-constructed LEGO version of the Quinjet,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: LEGO Super Heroes Quinjet Aerial Battle (Toy)
I'm a recent convert to the cult of Lego collecting. I grew up with the toys, but was brought back into the fold as an adult. And being a huge comic book fan growing up, this Marvel line has been something that I've really looked forward to.
This is the biggest set in the Marvel line so far, comparable in price to the DC Batcave. While it feels like you're getting a little more in the Batcave for the money, the Quinjet definitely doesn't disappoint.
1. Iron Man - The torso of this figure is exclusive to this set, bearing the circle-shaped power source rather than the triangle-shaped one in the other Iron Man set. Either way, this is an awesome figure and easily the coolest in the set. I was worried his helmet would be too big after looking at the pictures, but it's really now. It looks so, so cool.
2. Thor - This figure is also available in the cheaper Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout set. It looks great. I wish the hair was a darker color to match the beard, but I can't really complain. His trademark hammer is really nice, too.
3. Black Widow - Barring Iron Man's torso, this is really the only exclusive figure in the set. While it doesn't bear much of a resemblance to Scarlet Johansson or the comic book version of the character, it's a necessary figure if you want to complete the movie line-up of the team.
4. Loki - He's available in several sets. He looks great, from the carefully molded headpiece to the staff with removable dagger (the set comes with an extra bonus staff as well).
5. Alien Foot Soldier - These guys are pretty boring, but besides the Captain America set, this is the only place you'll find them, so if you need to build an army, you could do worse. I would have preferred a Nick Fury fig, though.
The set itself is pretty awesome. You get Loki's chariot, which is small but interestingly designed with a lot of gold pieces. The Quinjet itself is huge. LEGO used a lot of interesting design features and it's really fun to build. It has a nice, solid heft to it, which makes it very durable (except the tips of the wings are a little flimsy). I love the second cockpit, which has room for two figures. The swinging backdoor is a nice touch, too, though it would have been cool to have made the inside of the jet have even more room for figures. The missile launch feature works really well and is surprisingly complicated. You could probably use it to launch Iron Man, too, if you wanted! There's one hatch on top of the jet that swings open, which is great, but annoying if the jet is travelling upside down. There's no way to secure the hatch in such cases. Might be annoying for kids who want the jet to perform a looping maneuver. It's a very minor complaint in an otherwise awesome set.
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Initial post: Sep 23, 2012 7:46:26 PM PDT
Daniel Francisco Valdez says:
Awesome review! thanks for the thoroughness.
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