76147 Vulture's Trucker Robbery

Today we take a quick look at the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man set 76147 Vulture's Trucker Robbery (93 pieces - 24.99 €), a box flanked by the 4+ logo which is therefore aimed at an audience of very young fans of the Marvel universe.

Even if it is self-sufficient with a very balanced content that allows three young fans to stage a clash between Spider-Man on his motorcycle, Vulture and his mechanical wings and the armored van to escort, I see this box as a nice addition to the set 76149 The Menace of Mysterio of which it takes again the general framework, the robbery, and some elements like the white chests containing ingots and precious stones. It will be necessary to accept the idea that Spider-Man is duplicated but the two sets together allow for really fun.

Looking more closely, we see that this set is a good example of recycling many elements already used more or less frequently in the past: The armored van is logically composed of a few large parts including the gray frame which was already used as a base. for the vehicle from the LEGO Juniors Jurassic World set 10757 Raptor Rescue Truck in 2018 and for the garbage dumpster from the LEGO CITY set 60220 Garbage Truck in 2019.

76147 Vulture's Trucker Robbery

The big green hood is a bit rarer, it had not been seen in a set since 2008, when it was used for the CITY set truck 7733 Truck & Forklift. We especially remember the two green panels stamped with a diamond and the windshield holder already used for the green locomotive from the LEGO CITY set 60198 Freight Train (2018) but also for the truck of the set 76015 Doc Ock Truck Heist marketed in 2014.

The red motorbike also returns regularly in different sets since 2016, including some LEGO CITY and DC Comics boxes. Despite the inevitable assortment of colors reminiscent of the Spider-Man costume, here it lacks a few designs that truly identify the vehicle as Spider-Man's. Designers usually put it everywhere, so this bike without specific decoration seems a little too neutral to me.

Too bad the "armored" van is not completely closed, as it is, it looks more like a public works truck than anything else. The designer will no doubt have wanted to facilitate access to the rear of the vehicle to allow Vulture to steal the load when arriving by air. The same goes for the driver's cabin, which is not covered. It's far from believable, even for a very young fan, but we will do with it. Small funny detail, the rear part of the van is ejectable via a very simple mechanism.

76147 Vulture's Trucker Robbery

In the minifig department, we also recycle many elements: The torso of the driver of the truck who has the features of Tina Goldstein is that of the guardian of the Arkham asylum in the set 76138 Batman and The Joker Escape (2019). Spider-Man minifig is the one seen in the sets 76133 Spider-Man Car Chase (2019) 76134 Doc Ock Diamond Heist (2019) 76146 Spider-Man Mech (2020) et 76149 The Menace of Mysterio (2020)

The torso of the vulture is the one delivered in 2019 in the set 76114 Spider-Man's Spider Crawler and the character's face also appeared in the sets 76059 Doc Ock's Tentacle Trap (2016) et 76083 Beware The Vulture (2017). Only the wings also used for the character of Falcon, here delivered in L, are really new and for the moment exclusive to this set.

In short, this box is not enough to wake up a seasoned collector but it does offer something to have fun for one or more young fans of the Spider-Man universe. This is the whole point of these sets stamped 4+. The public price of this box is set at 29.99 € and it is as usual a little excessive. We will wait a few months for the price to drop at Amazon to have fun.

Note: The set presented here, supplied by LEGO, is as usual in play. Deadline fixed at April 21th next at 23pm. No emergency for the draws, the shipments will only take place when the sanitary situation allows it.

Update : The winner was drawn and was notified by email, his nickname is indicated below. Without a response from him to my request for contact details within 5 days, a new winner will be drawn.

Eric D - Comment posted the 20/04/2020 at 19:52
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