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Today we take a quick tour of the contents of the LEGO Marvel Thor Love and Thunder set 76208 The Goat Boat, a box of 564 pieces available since April 26, 2022 at the retail price of €49.99.
This set is a product derived from the movie Thor: Love and Thunder expected in theaters next July and the proposed construction seems to be more or less in line with what we can see of the longship pulled by two mystical Asgardian goats present in the trailer. You have to keep in mind that LEGO offers us a children's toy and not an exhibition model, so everything is more or less simplified, even caricatural with a little humorous touch which is not to displease me.
Depending on your affinity with LEGO products and their content, the stars of the set will be the two goats Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder or the five minifigs delivered in this box. Or the 43 cm long by 12 cm wide drakkar which will become secondary for many collectors but which does not demerit given the scale of the set. The set is assembled in a few minutes, it is not the fairly linear construction "experience" without big surprises that will justify the asking price.
The two goats may disappoint some, they are based on parts and their finish is quite rough despite two frankly successful pad-printed heads if we once again integrate the somewhat caricatural aspect of the product. The designer did not encumber himself with a complex system of harnesses to allow the two goats to pull the longship, the two animals can be easily removed and those who are only looking for a boat to exhibit will undoubtedly find what they are looking for.
The drakkar itself seems rather convincing to me, the hull is relatively simple but the shapes are there. No mast or sail, goats do all the work. The shields attached to the sides of the hull are stickers but they are nicely worked and the rendering is acceptable. The bow of the boat is piece based, it's a bit messy if you get too close but very decent when viewed from a distance. You can store Stormbreaker on a clip between the two uprights, why not.
Despite the presence of five characters, the longship remains a bit poor in accessories to install on the deck. At the very least, a finish on the model of the alternation between Tiles stringers and parts with studs from the cabin roof would have been appreciated on the deck to improve the overall finish of the boat and really highlight the minifigures. Under the hull, LEGO also forgot to install some wheels for us to be able to really play with this drakkar without having to keep it permanently at arm's length and to avoid scratching the parts present.
For 50 €, we also get five minifigs and it's rather good news knowing that there is no "generic" character here. The Thor, Mighty Thor (Jane Foster) and Valkyrie minifigures are pad-printed to overdrive with a truly polished finish.
Only soft cloth capes seem obsolete to me today, especially since LEGO offered us very convincing plastic versions for Batman or Doctor Strange. These dust rags in my opinion deserve to go away once and for all, they don't really showcase all the effort that has gone into bringing us beautiful miniatures.
Korg is a simple minifigure scaled to the other characters, so we lose the size difference between the creature and the humans in the set even if the angular "cap" is there to try to compensate. Visually, it's rather successful, we find all the attributes seen in the trailer with the exception of the leather protections on the arms of the character. We feel that LEGO is still making some savings here and there to balance the cost of the product.
Gorr is a little disappointing, he has to settle for neutral white legs that don't really reflect the few artworks and toys of the character already available. He too could have benefited from a molded white cape, the accessory would have been perfect to make this minifig something more convincing than a simple generic mummy.
I therefore do not need to specify it and you have seen it yourself, this product derived from a highly anticipated film therefore ticks all the boxes: its public price seems relatively reasonable to me in view of its content which brings together a construction rather convincing associated with a nice cast of characters and it has the merit of being really inspired by at least one scene from the film seen in the trailer. The sheet of stickers is certainly substantial but the longship really benefits from the presence of these different stickers. You might not glue them but the finish of the drakkar will not be as finished.
If the public price of the product still seems too high to you, wait a few weeks and you can, as usual, find this box at an even lower price at the usual retailers. Those who agree to do without Valkyrie and Korg can turn to the other box inspired by the film, the set 76207 Attack on New Asgard (19.99 €), but I think it would be a shame to exchange the longship and the two goats for the formless creature of the less expensive of the two boxes.
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We continue to go around the new features expected from June 1st with a new LEGO Marvel Infinity Saga reference: the set 76216 Iron Man Armory.
In the box of 496 pieces, enough to assemble a few additional alcoves to store your Iron Man armor and complete the diorama already composed of the sets 76125 Iron Man Hall of Armor (2019) et 76167 Iron Man Armory (2020).
As for the minifigs delivered in this new box, we can count on Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, War Machine and Whiplash. The other miniatures are the MK3, MK85 and MK25 armors. Retail price: €89.99.
LEGO has released a new reference from the Marvel Infinity Saga range on its official store, the set 76217 I am Groot ( My name is Groot in French).
In the box 476 pieces to assemble the 26 cm high character which is here accompanied by a cassette and a small presentation plate. Once is not custom, the plate does not content itself with distilling some more or less useless facts on the construction, it does much better than that...
Availability of the product announced for June 1, 2022 at the retail price of €49.99.
LEGO is marketing as planned from today some new additions to the LEGO Star Wars and Marvel Super Heroes ranges on its official online store and the usual dilemma is in place a few days before the start of the annual operation. May the 4th : should you fall for one or more of the four new LEGO Star Wars references available without delay and skip the promotional offers announced or risk waiting until May 1st with the possibility of a stock shortage on these products when the operation is launched? It's up to you, as far as I'm concerned, I'll give it a shot and wait for May 1st.
Those who crack today can console themselves by getting a copy of the LEGO Ideas set 40487 Sailboat Adventure currently offered from 150 € purchase without restriction of range.
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The April 2022 issue of the official LEGO Batman magazine is also currently available on newsstands and, as announced in the previous issue, it allows you to obtain a Batman minifigure with its flying wing and bat-grapple.
In the pages of this magazine sold for 6.50 €, the publisher reveals the product that will accompany the next issue to be published on June 17, 2022: it is a minifig of Robin without his cape but with his "helipack" to build . It is, as often, recycling: the figurine was already delivered in 2020 in the set 76159 Joker's Trike Chase (54.99 €) then in 2021 with the June issue of the magazine.
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- Cecile : Can't wait to see the movie and see the scene of this set in the f...
- Flashman : Pretty nice and if the opportunity arises with a little laugh...
- Elisabeth : There is good and less good, indeed the longship makes a...
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- Dunckhan : The idea is really nice and refreshing, I find that...
- NicoRgn : I find the idea and the realization brilliant!...
- NicoRgn : I find the idea and the realization brilliant!...