Hey guys! Today I have a review of a rather funny set. Why do I set this set is funny? Well, because the scene it depicts wasn’t really in the movie (Captain America: Civil War), at least not in the form shown here.
Still, the scene as it actually was in the movie was pretty fantastic, so let’s not jump to conclusions and take a look at the set!
The first figure in the set is none other than the prince of Wakanda, Black Panther. I loved the character in the movie, and this figure is pretty good as well. He uses a Darth Maul-like head extension piece with his ears, and has good printing on his head and torso. Unfortunately there is no leg printing; this is a serious flaw in my opinion and lets down the figure overall.
The second soldier is a character pivotal to the plot of Captain America: Civil War, and is none other than Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier. I am slightly disappointed by the lack of leg printing again and the fact that his head is the same as Star-Lord’s head. Nonetheless, I like his torso and arm printing, and am glad to see his inclusion here.
The final minifigure is Captain America. This is the second version of helmetless Cap, and he has a head specially printed for him (though it has been reused for other characters nowadays). He uses the same Cap torso and has unprinted legs, which is slightly disappointing. Unprinted legs seem to be the norm in the set.
The first build is Bucky’s motorcycle. I like the dark red motorcycle fairing, and this motorcycle was seen in the movie. You can see Bucky’s arm printing and alternate face here. While simple, this build is nice as it gives Bucky something to escape on.
The second build is a large black and blue Taskforce truck. There is a spring-loaded shooter which fires out of the front of the truck. This is a decent feature but takes up space in the driving space and you cannot seat a second figure in the set. I do like the pearl gold 1×1 tiles with the bar used for the headlights, though gold is a bit jarring and black would’ve fit better. There is another flaw in this build, while Cap did drive a vehicle in this scene, it was not an open-air blue Taskforce truck; rather, it was a black Audi with a smashed windscreen. This is likely due to inaccurate concept art and is a little unfortunate.
The final build is Black Panther’s jet. Interestingly, it did not show up in this scene, but did towards the end behind Iron Man when they were flying to Zemo’s hideout. I really like how sleek this looks, and the use of the Nexo Knights angled brick as the nose is brilliant. In addition, the way the wings are angled looks marvellous, and black goes surprisingly well with the purple highlights. Stickers are used on the wings to good effect.
The cockpit opens and Black Panther can sit inside. It is lime green within, which looks rather strange. Behind Black Panther is a red fire extinguisher, which seems to be a running joke in LEGO Superhero sets. 😂 There are stud shooters concealed under the wings, but they usually will not be seen so I do not mind.
Overall, this is a fantastic set. For $29.99 USD / £29.99 UK / AU$49.99 / NZ$59.99, the value is good as well, as you get two fairly large builds and the quality of Black Panther’s jet is very high. If you can pick it up for RRP (or less) now, I would recommend it!
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VaderFan2187 out! 👋🏼😃