11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great introductory set to the Lego Superheroes line,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
I'm amazed it took this long, but my Lego and superhero-obsessed son got his first Lego Superhero set this weekend - Captain America's Avenging Cycle. It's essentially a minifigure set, with Captain America (who comes with a neat shield, but sadly no helmet) and a pair of Chitauri (the alien invaders from the Avengers movie) warriors. Cap gets a slick red motorcycle and the aliens have a small platform and a separate glider, both of which fire missiles.
Complexity: With just 72 pieces (and a sheet of decals), this was a very easy set to assemble. My son assembled the minifigures while I snapped together the motorcycle and assembled the Chitauri gear. I doubt it took more than 5 minutes altogether.
Playability: It's Captain America riding a motorcycle! Of course this set has a high fun factor. I wish they had made the set a bit more movie-based. Cap used the motorcycle in the Captain America film, not the Avengers, so they should have made his foes a couple of Hydra goons. That's the comic nerd in me objecting though. My son didn't even notice.
Even with the obligatory markup for character licensing (a comparable Lego City set would retail at the ten dollar mark), Captain America's Avenging Cycle is a good value for the price. The figures look great and I can already tell Cap and his motorcycle are going to have lots of big adventures in our Lego world.