Here is the second set in the new LEGO Marvel line that I was able to get my hands on, #6865 Captain America’s Avenging Cycle. It’s a small set, priced like a battle pack at $12.99 with 72 pieces. The main features are the minifigs and motorcycle.
Let’s take a look:
The box, with the Super Heroes theme:
Contents of the box: 2 bags, instruction booklet, sticker sheet, and frame to the motorcycle:
Some “gold” LEGO pieces in this set. To me, they always feel a bit cheap, especially those long thing pieces. Bendy plastic feels cheap.
I am NOT a fan of stickers on LEGO. I don’t apply these:
The real (and only) highlight of the set for me: the Captain America minifig. He came out really nice, I like how LEGO went with a darker blue for the pieces. The shield is really nice – that makes the figure extra special. Overall – pretty impressive.
The back of the minifig. LEGO even went through the trouble of doing one line of printing on the back of his head:
I am unfamiliar with these characters (because I haven’t seen the movie), and when I looked them up, I can see why. They are described as: “Alien General” and “Alien Foot Soldier.” Gee – great character names there, I can already tell they won’t win in the movie with names like that . The printing on them is kind of cool, as is the gold color to their head. It is impressive how good LEGO has gotten with this. But… these don’t seem like very interesting characters, making them forgettable in such a small set.
Back printing, including back of head printing:
Captain America’s cycle:
The cycle has that large red frame on it – honestly – this looks like a Playmobil cycle to me. I am not a fan of these huge molded LEGO pieces. But… it’s a motorcycle, so it’s useful:
The entire set. Maybe I need to see the movie to find most of this compelling, but it seems entirely forgettable for me, except for the Captain America minifig:
The remainder of the set, an alien vehicle and cannon:
Overall: if this is the only way to get Captain America, then the set is worth the price for that alone. But beyond that, unless these aliens are SUPER compelling in the movie, my gut is this is going to be one of the less popular sets. When you look at Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown which I reviewed recently, you see how much more compelling it is to have three cool (and known) characters in a single set.