I was excited to get my hands on one of the more impressive looking sets to come out of LEGO’s first wave of 2012 Super Heroes sets: #6862 Superman Vs Power Armor Lex. While the set is one of the smallest of the series, with 207 pieces, 3 minifigs and a retail price of $19.99 – it really does everything incredibly well.
Every element of this set has loads of playability, and you can instantly see this set being used across other Super Hero sets as well.
Here are the pieces sorted out. The manual is small and formatted as a comic book. Some dark purple bricks, lots of green, some neat clear elements, and then loads of gray and black:
The minifigs are a real standout. First up is Wonder Woman. From head to toe – she is all custom for this character, and they capture everything better than I expected for such a blocky minifig. The leg printing really sells this – the stars came out perfect:
Finally, a LEGO Superman. They did a great job here. The curl is a nice touch:
Lex Luthor is fine. I always wonder if they experimented with creating a “bald” headpiece that would round the top of a minifigs head. He doesn’t read as a specific character – this figure could easily be used in any City themed set:
I assume the parts that came in this pack are the Chinese made elements:
Not surprising to see Wonder Woman’s legs, lasso, and hair in here. Superman’s hair was a surprise though.
Here are all the joints that give the armored suit it’s mobility. I’m not used to many of these pieces, I assume they are standard fare in the Hero Factory lineup:
These pieces have that cool metallic finish to them, like gunmetal:
Lots of clear pieces, including the bright green elements, and that greenish clear tube:
“Do you hear something?!”
Don’t…. turn… around…
I tried to warn you…
In the clutches of Lex Luthor:
This battle could go on all night…
The armored suit is really well done, with lots of unusual ways of using the bricks. It’s very posable, and has lots of nice touches such as the moveable fingers, the gun, and the overall look.
For $19.99, I think this set has tons of play value, and a chance to get three main characters in the Super Heroes lineup. Highly recommended!