I was excited to pick up the first wave of Marvel Super Heroes sets from LEGO. Here is my review of set #6866, Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown.
A small set, with $200 pieces, priced at $20 with 3 minifigs. Of the smaller Marvel sets, this one has the best selection of minifigs – three very cool characters.
Here is what you get in the box:
Lots of dark red, gray and black:
A lot of dark red, one of my favorite colors for LEGO bricks, including a whole bunch of cheese slopes. Here is just a selection:
For a set that is supposed to be put together by 6 year olds, I was surprised this page didn’t show an inventory of the pieces needed to make the motorcycle:
Whereas another page was devoted entirely to placing one basic brick:
Here is the finished helicopter:
Somehow, it looks better in person than in photos.
Not an amazing design, but it gets the job done:
Magneto’s helmet, likely made in China or Mexico:
Magneto, sans cape. Looks good overall, the helmet came out really nice:
Back printing for Magneto:
Magneto has a double-sided face:
Wolverine’s motorcycle. A nice design:
Wolverine came out nice – the hair is comical, but accurate. The costume came out well, and the claws are very cleverly done:
Back printing, with his face mask pulled back like a hoodie:
Double sided face:
Deadpool looks awesome. Great job with the printing:
The swords look great:
Overall a nice set for $20, with great minifigs and lots of playability: