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After a first photo of the box posted online by the lucky purchaser of the product, we now discover an "official" visual of the LEGO Marvel Thor Love and Thunder set 76207 Attack on New Asgard, a box of 159 pieces which will be available at the end of April at the public price of 19.99 € and which will allow us to obtain at least three minifigs: Mighty Thor (Jane Foster), Thor and Gorr.
In the meantime, the visual above is currently online on the page of the other product derived from the film Thor Love and Thunder, the and 76208 The Goat Boat (564 pieces - 49.99 €), which will be officially available from April 26, 2022.
LEGO 76207 Marvel Attack on The New Asgard, Jo...
LEGO 76208 Marvel Thor's Longship Building Toy
It's April 1, 2022 and LEGO is selling a small handful of new sets on its official online store starting today. The star of the day is obviously the DeLorean of the set 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine, a box about which we have already spoken a lot and which should break sales records if we are to believe the surrounding enthusiasm.
Three copies maximum per customer, it makes sense. Limit now set at a maximum of one copy per customer.
As usual, it's up to you to see whether to crack without waiting by paying the full price for these boxes or whether to show a little patience and wait for the inevitable reductions that will be offered in the boxes. weeks and months to come at Amazon, on FNAC.com and at a few other resellers.
On the side of current promotional offers at LEGO, you can get a copy of the polybag 30583 Easter bunny from 40 € of purchase and the set 40527 Easter Chicks from 65 € of purchase, the whole being cumulative and without restriction of range.
(All links to the shop redirect to the version of the official shop for your country of connection)
Today we are quickly interested in the content of the LEGO Marvel set 76205 Gargantos Showdown, a small box of 264 pieces inspired by the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness whose theatrical release is scheduled for May 2022 and sold at the public price of €29.99 since January 1, 2022.
We know it since the release of the first trailer of the film, this set intends to reproduce the scene during which Gargantos (the creature has the appearance of Shuma-Gorath, but a story of rights prevents Marvel from using this appellation) sends a bus on Doctor Strange, Wong and America Chavez. Except that LEGO does not provide the bus and is content to deliver the creature and three minifigs to us. It's a bit cheap as it is, especially for 30 €, but we'll do with it.
The assembly of the creature which will undoubtedly play only a very secondary role in the film is quickly dispatched. A few colored pieces for the interior of the central structure, a handful of Ball Seals and several tentacles and that's it.
We could be satisfied with it if LEGO did not find a way to miss a few technical details that the most observant will notice in passing: the Ball Seals are frankly apparent and poorly matched with the rest of the creature, there are differences in color between the elements that make up the tentacles and there is even a somewhat questionable assembly at the level of the gray ball joints that come up against the car wing which serves as an eyelid to Gargantos (see photo below). Not enough to make a drama of it, the solidity of the product and its mobility are not affected, but these finishing concerns are a bit regrettable on a product sold at this price.
We will move on to the monochrome side of a creature with much more colorful and structured appendages on the screen, the LEGO version is of a symbolism which has a little difficulty in paying homage to the scene seen in the trailer. If we add the clearly visible injection points on various elements, including those that also serve as the tail of the Basilisk in the LEGO Harry Potter set 76389 Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets, it's full card for all the details that can possibly put off the most demanding of fans. The four tentacles fixed under the body of Gargantos are fixed but the limited amplitude of movement of the other members allows some modest fantasies of presentation.
No stickers in this box, there is anyway nothing that could have justified the presence of one or more stickers. Gargantos' eye is stamped and the various items held by Wong and Strange are neutral.
By the way, I'm still looking for how to take advantage of the functionality described by LEGO on its official online store: "...The minifigures adhere to the monster's wriggling limbs...". This is all a bit presumptuous, there is obviously no on-board magnetic function that would allow the minifigs to stick to Gargantos' tentacles.
We suspected it, the relatively minimalist content of the set which does not even allow us to obtain a simple piece of sidewalk with a fire hydrant or a street lamp is above all a pretext to sell us three pretty minifigs. On the program here: Doctor Strange, America Chavez and Wong.
We find the molded cape already seen in the set 76185 Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop on the shoulders of Doctor Strange, the accessory has its little effect here and it is nicely executed. It just lacks a few patterns for the accessory to be a little less monochromatic and a little more faithful to the version seen on the screen. The figurine is an assembly of elements already seen elsewhere and a new torso: the legs, the head and the hair are available in the set 76185 Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop. The new torso is still a little more detailed than the previous one, it's successful.
Wong logically keeps the face already seen in the set 76185 Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop, he benefits here from a unique torso and pair of legs with very accomplished pad printing.
Finally, America Chavez, played on screen by actress Xochitl Gomez, makes her first appearance at LEGO with this little box. Black jeans, blue denim jacket with red edging and a star on the back like the American flag, it's all there, even if the girl's outfit isn't very original on arrival. The character benefits from a new head which is for the moment dedicated to him and he is a member of the LGBT community, so LEGO adds a Tile nicely pad-printed with the Pride Flag.
In short, this product (almost) derived from a film not yet released is symbolic with a somewhat sad creature and three successful minifigs. Those who are allergic to Amazon will pay full price for this box, others can find it currently at 26.61 €, it's always a few euros less. By adding a vehicle or a piece of sidewalk, this product could have gained consistency and become a real playset. As it is, it's just a pack of three minifigs with a few parts that in my opinion would have simply deserved to be sold for 10 € less.
Note: The set presented here, provided by LEGO, is as usual involved. Deadline fixed at March 25, 2022 next at 23:59 p.m. Just post a comment (something to say what) under the article to participate.
Update : The winner was drawn and notified by email, his nickname is indicated below.
|olos78130 - Comment posted the 15/03/2022 at 20:20|
The March 2022 issue of the Official LEGO Marvel Avengers Magazine is on newsstands right now and it's as planned getting us a Loki minifigure that's delivered so far only in the LEGO Marvel set 76152 Avengers: Wrath of Loki.
The figurine that will be delivered with the next issue to be published on April 14, 2022 is revealed in the inside pages of the magazine, it is Captain America, accompanied for the occasion by some accessories: his shield, a jetpack, and a copy tesseract available so far in this form only in sets 76201 Captain Carter & The Hydra Stomper et 76209 Thor's Hammer.
The minifig is obviously not new or exclusive to this magazine, it is the one already delivered with the same magazine in August 2021 and in the set 76168 Captain America Mech Armor (9.99 €). No additional hair with the magazine's April 2022 issue.
Today we are quickly interested in the contents of the LEGO Marvel Infinity Saga set 76209 Thor's Hammer, a box of 979 pieces sold at the public price of 119.99 € since March 1, 2022. The title of the product is sufficiently explicit, it is a question here of assembling a reproduction of Mjolnir (or Mjöllnir), the hammer of Thor.
The idea of offering this iconic accessory from the Marvel universe is not bad, it remains to be verified that the final product lives up to its claims and its public price which seems to me in any case far too high. You will have seen it for yourself since the announcement of the product, the result is quite uneven with a design faithful to the reference object, a rather credible handle but a head which ignores the runes and which content with a neutral surface. No runes, but no stickers either.
Don't rely too much on assembly experience to get your money's worth: the neck is a repetitive succession of identical sub-assemblies framed by a few Technic beams and covered in brown and gray parts.
This part is assembled in a few minutes and then we move on to the internal structure of the hammer head which is also not really in the lace. A few large pieces Tiles and gray plates for the exterior texture, it is here also dispatched in a few minutes.
The hammer comes with a display stand made from new road plates which might have been a nice touch if it weren't so flimsy. We also assemble a small display that brings together the Infinity Glove with all its stones, the Tesseract already seen in this form in the set 76201 Captain Carter & The Hydra Stomper and Odin's Eternal Flame. The object is independent of the rest of the construction but it can be stored in the head of the hammer, just to add functionality to this exhibition product.
No mechanism specific to this product functionality, You will have to remove a few Tiles to slide the assembly into the head of the hammer and close the whole thing. The most complicated thing will then be to try to remove the thing later if you have connected the small display to the studs available inside by pressing hard, you will then have to shake the hammer vigorously or disassemble part of the head.
The assembly will therefore not leave you with an imperishable memory, and even if the object is ultimately rather convincing, there are not really any surprising or innovative techniques. It is on closer inspection that the defects of this product appear: There are some scratches on the parts in Reddish brown of the handle, all the gray parts are not quite the same gray and LEGO insists with its Tiles 6x6 mates flanked by a large injection point in their center.
There are 18 in this box and they are obviously all placed on the head of the hammer where they are surrounded by Tiles smaller and brighter. Those who remember the roof of the Batmobile from the LEGO Batman set 76139 1989 Batmobile know what I'm talking about Tiles should no longer be used when they must be visible and especially framed by other pieces in the same shade. In 2019, LEGO had replaced the Tile 6x6 batmobile roof mate in threes Tiles 2x6 bright and the improvement was welcome.
I am not sure that the manufacturer will one day put the cover back on this new product but I find it disappointing not to have avoided the use of this piece which no longer corresponds to the standards of collection and exhibition products sold at high prices. .
For those wondering, the hammer is strong enough to be picked up and handled. The internal structure does its job and the assembly is both very light and flawlessly rigid. We will easily play with five minutes before putting the thing back on its support. The latter is designed to accommodate the hammer in a precise position, do not expect more.
The plinth is in my opinion lacking in finish with a single layer of road plates and a few finishing pieces dotted across the surface. It also lacks a bit of inspiration and even if this element of the set is ultimately only secondary, there was probably a way to make it something a little more accomplished than a foil that just inflates the 'inventory. Note that the hammer is not fixed to the base, it can be removed at any time by grasping it by the handle.
For originality, we will console ourselves with the use of a rather convincing strap at the end of the handle. For those who don't know, the element is not new or specific to this product, it comes from the defunct LEGO VIDIYO range where it served as a carrying handle for the various BeatBoxes.
The object is intended to be displayed on a shelf as is already the case for the glove of the LEGO Marvel set 76191 Infinity Gauntlet, but LEGO makes the effort here to provide us with a minifigure of Thor to pass the public price pill. Only the torso of this minifig is new. The character's head is delivered in four boxes marketed since 2021.
When the product was announced, I was seduced by this model which seemed to me really original and accomplished. I'm less enthusiastic after putting it together, mainly due to the degraded appearance of having these Tiles 6x6 mates that spoil the aesthetics of this hammer, which is very successful.
The absence of runes on the head of the hammer is also disappointing, this plastic model of less than 1000 pieces sold for 120 € deserved in my opinion better than this somewhat austere finish.
Note: The set presented here, provided by LEGO, is as usual involved. Deadline fixed at March 17, 2022 next at 23:59 p.m. Just post a comment (something to say what) under the article to participate.
Update : The winner was drawn and notified by email, his nickname is indicated below.
|kemosabe - Comment posted the 08/03/2022 at 14:21|
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