An iconic area of the Marvel Avengers movie

An iconic part of the Marvel Avengers movie, Captain America and the avenging cycle faces off from the alien army in this LEGO set as seen in the film.

The next round of LEGO Super Heroes sets continues to be released. This time fans are treated to characters in the Marvel universe. Similar to the DC sets, the Marvel sets are primarily tied into a single theme with one exception.

For DC, the theme was Batman having a brief nod to Superman and Wonder Woman in one set. For Marvel, the theme is Avengers with a brief nod to Wolverine, Deadpool, and Magneto in one set.

Avengers is a really smart move because this will help advertise the Avengers movie. In fact, the Captain America’s Avenging Cycle set really drives this time home with some of the alien army characters that appear in the blockbuster.

Building the Set

The set consists of two vehicles along with a stationary missile launcher. The cycle is mainly built for you. Throw some wheels on, slap the two major elements together, spice things up with a few tiny accents and Cap is able to unveil.

The stationary missile launcher is also fairly basic. Use a hinge brick around a few sloped elements which describes a lot of the design. It’s really the general’s floating platform that’s impressive.

The platform consists of some interesting wedge elements displayed at nonstandard angles. Give a few stickers, which are not always the simplest items to placed on straight, and you’ve got a truly alien design.

Play Features in the Set

Out of all of the new sets, this can be a great “pick up and go” style set. Each play element is fairly small , simple to tote around anywhere you decide to go. All three set pieces possess a simple but effective design which makes them sturdy and nice to check out.

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    Both the alien devices have missile launching capabilities. This really is ideal for that added play feature lacking in many smaller sets. You can even reason that Captain America has his own projectile in the shield. Just be sure to deal with it. After all, it is one of the coolest pieces within the set.

    Interesting Parts in the Set

    As stated before, the shield for Captain America is surely a highlight. In addition, the cycle is also a great blue color and it has some pretty nice stickers that come with it.

    The rest of the elements are okay such as the various wedge elements located on the alien platform, but most of its cool factor comes from the stickers. Ultimately it comes to the minifigures being the main draw of this set.

    Minifigures in the Set

    This set comes with three minifigures. Marvel fans could possibly get excited about Captain America. However, the Alien General and Foot Soldier may be a bit foreign.

    Captain America has dark blue hips and legs. His torso is dark blue with white and red stripes and belt covering the front and back of the torso. A white star appears on the middle of his chest. Each side also show muscle lines. His arms are also dark blue but his hands are dark red. His head is painted dark blue. Only his mouth and eyes can display through the mask. The mask has got the stylized “A” on his forehead. Younger crowd has small white wings painted on the side of his head.

    The Alien General has dark bluish gray hips and legs. The legs are painted with metal alien armor. His torso is dark bluish gray having a continuation from the metal alien armor on the back and front. There looks to be a few purple highlights in the armor. His arms are light bluish gray and the hands are purple. His head is pearl gold with an alien face pattern on the back and front.

    The Alien Foot Soldier has light bluish gray hips and legs. On the front of his legs is really a simpler armor pattern compared to general’s. His torso is light bluish gray printed front and back with simple metal alien armor. His arms will also be light bluish gray, but his hands are purple. His head is pearl gold and painted with a different alien face. The face area does not turn to be as complicated because the general’s.

    Ratings

    Originality: 4 of every 5 Studs. This set concept has been done again and again. However, this is the very first time fans obtain the Avengers sets in LEGO.

    Play Value: 4.5 from 5 Studs. Things are easy and fun to experience with despite its limited size.

    Design: 4.5 out of 5 Studs. This straightforward, but effective use of parts creates a nice looking set.

    Unique Parts: 4 of every 5 Studs. There are several unique elements in this set. Once the unique value goes above 1 for any small set, it gets a good rating.

    Overall Rating: 4.5 from 5 Studs. This set is just lacking in a significant “wow” factor, but overall it’s probably the most solid sets available.

    Recommendations

    It’s doubtful this set will ever reach clearance unless the box gets completely trashed. It’s highly better to pick a copy up if you ever view it go on sale. Because of its small size and nice price, this can probably function as the first Marvel set to leave store shelves.

    List of LEGO Super Heroes Sets

    The following list is ordered by set number and includes the manufacturer’s suggested list price (MSRP). This doesn’t reflect the chronological date the sets were released.

    Batman, set #4526, MSRP $14.99The Joker, set #4527, MSRP $14.99Green Lantern, set #4528, MSRP $14.99Iron Man, set #4529, MSRP $14.99The Hulk, set #4530, MSRP $14.99Captain America, set #4597, MSRP $14.99The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape, set #6857, MSRP $39.99Catwoman Catcycle City Chase, set #6858, MSRP $12.99The Batcave, set #6860, MSRP $69.99Superman vs. Power Armor Lex, set #6862, MSRP $19.99Batwing Battle Over Gotham City, set #6863, MSRP $34.99The Batmobile and also the Two-Face Chase, set #6864, MSRP $49.99Captain America’s Avenging Cycle, set #6865, MSRP $12.99Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown, set #6866, MSRP $19.99 Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape, set #6867, MSRP $19.99Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout, set #6868, MSRP $49.99Quinjet Aerial Battle, set #6869, MSRP $69.99Batman Jetski, set #30160, MSRP $3.99 (Easier to find at TRU for $4.99)Mini Batmobile, set #30161, MSRP $? (Possibly $4.99)Mini Quinjet, set #30162, MSRP $?Thor and also the Cosmic Cube, set #30163, MSRP $?Lex Luthor, set #30164, FREE with Pre-order of Batman 2 videogameHawkeye with Equipment, set #30165, MSRP $?

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