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2017 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets review

by admin on March 20, 2017

in LEGO Super Heroes

LEGO recently released six new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets, which are worth checking out. The LEGO Super Heroes lines mostly appeal to minifig collectors due to the unique superhero and villain characters. The small to medium size sets tend to be a bit weak in design, but occasionally there are some nicer sets that can be interesting to builders as well. So let’s take a closer look at the new selection! 🙂

#76076 LEGO SUPER HEROES CAPTAIN AMERICA JET PURSUIT: The star of this set is obviously Ms. Marvel with her super-extending arms. She is a weird looking minifigure, but you can do some fun stuff with the arm piece; like tying it in a knot, or using it to throw long-range punches. Unfortunately, the piece cannot be removed from the torso without cutting it, which is a major miss in the design of this part in my opinion. While the jet is plain looking, the action-features work well, and I think it has a nice shape too as a generic jet. Also, notice those interesting new Power Blast pieces in the hands of Super-Adaptoid. It is a very cleverly designed piece that allows minifigs to shoot directly from their hands (see the video-review below for demonstration). It also doesn’t seem to be as damaging to minifigs as the previously included Super Jumpers. The price of this set is also very reasonable for what you get. Here is the official description: Ms. Marvel is on a mission to help retrieve Captain America’s shield from Super-Adaptoid, who is shooting back with his Power Blasts. Use her super-extending arms to attach her to the jet, which features movable wings for flying and attack modes, a minifigure cockpit with space for a shield, and dual disc shooters. Includes three minifigures: Pilot Captain America, Ms. Marvel and Super-Adaptoid. 160 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

#76077 LEGO SUPER HEROES IRON MAN: DETROIT STEEL SRIKES: This is another nice set for a great price! The three minifigures look excellent with Iron Man and Justin Hammer wearing the new type of helmet piece. The mech is very solid with good looks, but I just can’t un-see those high heels! Lola is absolutely gorgeous from the front, and notice that the license-plate/headlights are a printed piece. A sweet little vehicle for sure! Here is the official description: Help Iron Man rescue Agent Coulson from Justin Hammer in his highly posable Detroit Steel weaponized mech with minifigure cockpit, arm-mounted chainsaw and six-stud shooter. Agent Coulson’s classic car features foldable wheels for high-flying role-play adventures. Includes three minifigures: Invincible Iron Man, Agent Coulson and Justin Hammer. 377 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

#76078 LEGO SUPER HEROES HULK VS. RED HULK: While the previous two sets are an excellent value for the money, this set goes the opposite direction with a price that just doesn’t make any sense. Don’t get me wrong, the minifigs and bigfigs are very nice and collectors should be happy with them, but the vehicles are more like cheap toys for little kids. If you are interested in the minifigures, I would wait until this set goes on sale. At half price it would make a lot more sense. You can watch JANGBRiCKS’ review below with more details. Here is the official description: Pitch Team Hulk against Team Red Hulk in this sturdy LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set. Fit the characters onto their tough vehicles and crash them into each other to send the big figures flying into battle. For even more fun battle action, fire the vehicle-mounted twin stud shooters and six-stud shooter. Includes She-Hulk and Red She-Hulk minifigures, plus Hulk and Red Hulk big figures. 375 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE

#76079 LEGO SUPER HEROES RAVAGER ATTACK: This set is similar to the #76076 LEGO Super Heroes Captain America Jet Pursuit in that both come with a jet and three minifigures. As the jet is smaller here, we also get a small tree to represent a forest hiding place. Both the tree and the jet are on the weak side in my opinion, however we do get three unique minifigures. It is interesting to note that Rocket got a new head-mould, which is very similar to the old one, but with no mouth line. I’m not sure why LEGO went through the trouble of making it. Mantis comes with a rubbery hairpiece with two little antennas, and she is pretty cute. Here is the official description: Stage a forest face-off between Taserface in his M-ship, featuring four stud shooters and a minifigure cockpit, and Rocket and Mantis, who are hiding in the forest setting featuring a buildable tree with branch elements. Help the two Guardians of the Galaxy build the six-stud shooter, then fire at the approaching M-ship and work as a team to fend off the Ravagers. Includes three minifigures: Mantis, Rocket and Taserface. 197 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

#76080 LEGO SUPER HEROES AYESHA’S REVENGE: This is one of the medium-ish size sets with a unusual looking spaceship, a large drone, three minifigures, and the star of the set; baby Groot in Ravager costume. Besides the unique minifigs there is not a whole lot of play-value here, although the ship does have some interesting features. You can watch the video-review below to see how it works. Here is the official description: Stage a cosmic battle with this action-packed Guardians of the Galaxy set featuring Ayesha’s Golden Drone spaceship with two stud shooters, and Yondu’s Laser Drill spaceship with a spring-loaded missile, sliding minifigure cockpit and opening side panels. Includes three minifigures: Yondu, Star-Lord and Ayesha, plus a Groot figure with Ravager decoration. 323 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

#76081 LEGO SUPER HEROES THE MILANO VS. THE ABILISK: This set includes an updated version of the Milano that was originally released in 2014 in the #76021 LEGO Super Heroes Milano Spaceship Rescue. The new version of the Milano is smaller, but it does have some nice upgrades. The printed windscreen looks particularly great, and the new color-scheme is quite pleasing. The Abilisk works well, and I like all those sharp teeth! Unfortunately, some of the minifigures are a step back from the previous versions. Star-Lord and Gamora wear the exact same outfit, and the previously beautiful printing on Drax is now very smudged. My understanding is that this is not a printing error that effects some of the sets, but an overall downgrade of the print quality for this minifigure. However we get another baby Groot here, which is a highlight. Here is the official description: Get set for an epic space battle as Star-Lord and his unlikely allies take on the Abilisk, featuring the Milano spaceship with two stud shooters, bomb-drop function, movable wings and an opening four-minifigure cockpit. The Abilisk monster features moving tentacles and an opening mouth to role-play a daring rescue mission. Includes four minifigures: Star-Lord, Gamora, Nebula and Drax, plus a Groot figure. 460 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE

In the video-player below you can watch detailed reviews of the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets. It’s a great way to see all the play-features and also take a closer look at the minifigs.

As you can see, there are some hits and misses in this wave of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets. I would say that the #76076 Lego Super Heroes Captain America Jet Pursuit, and the #76077 Lego Super Heroes Iron Man: Detroit Steel Srikes are good sets with nice minifigs, good designs, and fun play-features – all for an excellent price. If you don’t have the previously released Milano, the #76081 LEGO Super Heroes The Milano vs. The Abilisk is a solid option. There are unique minifigures in the other sets also, but because the sets themselves are on the weak side, it may not be worth getting them at full price. However, in some way or another, try to get baby Groot. He is very cute. You can find all the new sets under the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets? Do you have a favorite? Are you planning to get any of them? Or do you just collect the minifigures? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉

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Carbo March 20, 2017 at 10:10 AM

I actually think the Ravager Attack is a very solid little set. All three mini figures are great, and the jet is a very solid, fun model. I also think Ayesha’s Revenge has lots of play value with some fantastic figures. Overall, I think this lineup is particularly strong.

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admin March 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

I’m glad you like them! We all have our favorites. 🙂

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Legostuff71 March 20, 2017 at 12:30 PM

I like the fact that most of the sets are affordable ( except the two hulk set.) and if you don’t like the set you can make it better. Considering ,that most of the mini figs are going to be sold on line and to compare that to the mini figs in the sets that they come in , it ‘s probably going to be expensive and it would be cheaper just to get the set .( most of time).

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admin March 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM

I agree. For small to medium size sets like this it is almost always cheaper to just get the set, instead of buying the minifigs separately. I’m not sure why that Hulk set is sticking out so badly as far as the price. All the other sets are very reasonable, even cheap.

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Carbo March 20, 2017 at 12:48 PM

I think LEGO overpriced the Hulk set because of the 2 Hulks. I wonder if it actually costs more to produce big figures or if LEGO just says that to overprice sets with big figures…

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admin March 20, 2017 at 1:22 PM

My understanding is that if the bigfig is a one-time thing (i.e. Smaug in the Hobbit sets), then it can indeed bring up the price, as the mould is only used for one set. However if the bigfig appears in more than one set, price of production is not any more than any larger part that appears in several sets.

The Hulk set has 375 pieces, which means it shouldn’t be more than $35-$40. They are charging $20-$25 for the two bigfigs. This is completely unreasonable, even if they only appeared in this one set (which is not the case). I expect this set to be on sale in the near future, as I doubt many people will buy it at full price.

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Håkan March 20, 2017 at 4:50 PM

It’s a two-time thing, there are two hulks!

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admin March 20, 2017 at 5:10 PM

LOL! Yeah, but even two Hulks aren’t worth that much. 🙄

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Carbo March 20, 2017 at 1:24 PM

I think the real reason the Hulk set is overpriced because if the two Hulks. I wonder if it actually costs more to produce big figures or if LEGO just says that as an excuse to overprice sets with big figures…

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Carbo March 20, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Oops, I didn’t mean to post twice. My comment didn’t show up, so I assumed I didn’t hit submit. Sorry about that

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admin March 20, 2017 at 2:05 PM

No problem, it happens sometimes. 🙂

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ATalksToSelf March 20, 2017 at 2:11 PM

All the sets are cool, but the Hulk one is overpriced.

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admin March 20, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Yeah, that seems to be pretty much everyone’s opinion. 😀

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Legostuff71 March 20, 2017 at 5:06 PM

Don’t blame LEGO completely because Disney owns Marvel and LEGO has to go with what Disney says (it’s a contract between the two companies.) So, LEGO has to make money and keep Disney and the LEGO customers happy. It’s a fine line to accomplish. ( to keep every one happy). I think the best thing to is A. ) don’t buy the set and B.) Let LEGO know your thoughts on the matter. Hey, the way I look at it , I ‘ll just buy a couple of sets for the price of one $60 set.

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admin March 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM

That’s all well and good, however all the other sets are evenly and consistently priced. It is only the Hulk set that is completely out of line. In fact, when the set and price were first revealed, most people were sure it was a mistake. That’s what’s confusing. 😐

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Legostuff71 March 20, 2017 at 6:12 PM

Other sets as well . It is confusing and frustrating and I have been talk about the pricing problems for a while . What can we do ?

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admin March 20, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Yeah, pricing on some sets are just odd, but most are okay. The important thing is to always be aware of what is the normal price-range, and notice when something is out of line. Then look for sales to get a better pricing. At least that’s what I try to do. 🙂

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Legostuff71 March 20, 2017 at 8:36 PM

It’s so nice that LEGO gives us choices and that’s what I like about LEGO . We don’t have to buy the most expensive sets out their to enjoy LEGO.

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admin March 21, 2017 at 11:51 AM

That is very true…

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