Today we are very quickly interested in the content of the LEGO Marvel set 76251 Star-Lord's Helmet, a box of 602 pieces already in pre-order on the official online store and which will be available from April 1st at the retail price of €79.99. Via the title of the product, LEGO sells us this construction as being a helmet, it is actually more of a mask than anything else and it is not its additional function of pencil holder, put forward on the official visuals, which will contradict me.
The manufacturer therefore tries to explore the limits of the usual format which generally allows us to obtain more or less successful reproductions of various and varied helmets, we cannot blame him for this desire to try out slightly less conventional variations. , this expands the range of opportunities offered by the format.
Since it is a derivative product that features the accessory and not the complete head of the Star-Lord character, LEGO does not provide us with the hair that would have made it possible to "close" the object on its upper part. It is an aesthetic bias that allows the product to retain its status as a full member of the range of helmets and other masks, and not to become by extension a head or a bust.
The assembly process here is a little different from that of other products based on the same format: this time it is a question of pressing the different faces of the mask around the central section which will remain hollow. We could as usual discuss the overall finish of this mask but it is once again not a high-end model, this derivative product is just a modest interpretation of the accessory imagined to stay in the imposed budget, the latter being, as you have seen, revised significantly upwards.
No stickers in this box, the four elements flanked by patterns and inscriptions are therefore pad-printed. The effect obtained thanks to the two nicely executed eyes is visually very convincing and the presence of some golden pieces around the eyes contributes to give a "premium" look to the object. I'm less of a fan of the two purifiers not connected at their ends, yet it's the purpose of these accessory elements to be connected to the main structure. Be careful when attaching telephone handsets to the cheeks, they are only attached on one side and tend to come off easily.
It's hard to fault anything more than this reproduction in an 18 cm high LEGO version, the product should appeal to Star-Lord and LEGO fans who don't want to spend crazy sums to afford a very tall model. range of the thing. It's fun to assemble, easily identifiable, the finish is globally convincing with an alternation between visible studs and very balanced smooth surfaces and the whole thing will stand out on the corner of a shelf or to hold a few comics. Too bad that the base is not a little weighted, the bookend side would have been interesting if it had been fully assumed.
Impossible not to mention in passing the very high public price of this derivative product which is sold for 80 € in a 35 cm high box much too big for what it contains. It is in my opinion excessively expensive and it will therefore be appropriate to wait until the set is offered at a lower price elsewhere than at LEGO.
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|coxwenart - Comment posted the 20/03/2023 at 9:46