Hello peeps! Today I am reviewing the second biggest LEGO Infinity War set – 76107 Thanos’ Ultimate Battle! It is a 674-piece set that retails for £69.99 (UK), $79.99 (U.S.), $119.99 (Aus), and $149.99 (NZ). It depicts a battle on Titan between Thanos himself and the Guardians of the Galaxy (plus Tony). The first minifigure is Iron Man in his MK50 “Bleeding Edge” suit. It has some neat designs which look even more organic than Tony’s previous suits. He also comes with a neck attachment (built around the new Outrider neck brace) that shows four different extra jet boosters coming out of his back. They have stickers and Power Bursts on them for extra detail, but they are rather oversized and clunky. Underneath the helmet, there’s a double-sided head – cocky smile and LEGO’s first-ever official Iron Man HUD. An Iron Man HUD is something I have wanted LEGO to do for quite some time and I am pleased with what they have done here.
The second minifigure in the set is Star-Lord. He is the same minifigure as the one in 76080 Ayesha’s Revenge but now is without his jetpack, which is a slightly odd choice by LEGO if you ask me. I also think his mask should’ve been included, since we see him wear it in the trailer. Anyway, this uses the old Star-Lord head, which is a slightly odd choice too since LEGO made a new head for Chris Pratt in the Jurassic World sets. His jacket and dual guns are nice, though.The third minifigure is Gamora. Unlike Star-Lord, she has been updated for Infinity War, and now wears a brown trenchcoat over a black outfit. Her head and hair are reused from 76081 The Milano vs. The Abilisk, but her new outfit is nice except for one major problem: I don’t like how the brown printing on her legs doesn’t continue on to the sides of her legs, making the coat look incomplete – this is the same problem that affected the Ben Kenobi minifigure. Gamora wields two silver katanas. The final figure is the Thanos bigfig. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this figure is pretty disappointing. I mean, did LEGO really have to reuse the old Thanos mold when Thanos is gonna be armorless for most of the film? It’s inaccurate and disappointing, especially for the greatest Marvel villain yet. He also lacks detail, and looks like he’s wearing some sort of weird dark blue jumpsuit. And his face is very angry – I get he’s called the Mad Titan, and that this figure looks mad too, but we haven’t seen Thanos this angry in the promo material so far though – mostly smirks and sometimes determined, but never teeth-bared anger. My main problem, though, is still the reused body – Cull Obsidian and Killow get new bodies but Thanos doesn’t? That gold armor just looks so off. Furthermore, this Thanos bigfig is just very boring, and doesn’t stand out at all in a bigfig lineup. Ugh. Thanos’ accessory is a sword, which honestly looks like a butter knife – not too menacing.Of course, the set also comes with an Infinity Gauntlet. It’s on a small 4×4 pedestal that actually looks pretty good (except you have to stick four stickers) and includes the red Reality Stone (aka the Aether). Interestingly, the LEGO Reality Stone is less translucent than the other LEGO Infinity Stones, which is a bit peculiar – I wonder why. The idea is that you’d have to buy all the Infinity War sets to complete the gauntlet. Annoying, LEGO. Very annoying. Thanos can of course don the Gauntlet on his left hand. It attaches with a Technic pin connection, and replaces his left hand piece. I must say that the Gauntlet piece is not bad, though one of the stones had to be pushed off to the side in order to have enough space for all the stones (notice how there are four stones on the main section and two on the side, when in the actual Gauntlet there are five stones on the main section and one on the side). The stones also jut out a bit too much, but that’s because they have to be able to be removed easily and it isn’t a huge concern to me. With the gauntlet removed, the pedestal is just… there. Overall, this minifigure selection is okay. Iron Man, Gamora, and Star-Lord are not bad, but Thanos is rather disappointing and I think at least one more figure should have been included – Drax, and maybe even Nebula or Mantis. The build in the set is the new Guardians ship, which some set descriptions call the Benatar. The ship now has an orange and grey color scheme (bye bye blue) and looks pretty sleek. The wingspan is more than 45cm wide, making it the largest LEGO Guardians ship (in terms of wingspan at least) yet. For weaponry, there are two stud shooters on the top of the body – one on each wing. They fire off translucent purple studs. Pew pew! The entire cockpit build can hinge open to allow a mini Space Scooter build to drive out. This could serve as an escape pod for the two pilots, who are in this case Star-Lord and Gamora. The scooter itself though, if you ask me, is kind of boring. Nothing too special. Well, at least it does have clips for accessories, so they don’t have to be lying around somewhere when the characters are in the ship (looking at you 76102). If you don’t want to open the entire cockpit build, you can also just hinge open the canopy. The canopy is the same element used on 76081‘s Milano, and it looks good. For controls, you get a handlebar, along with two translucent purple slopes which could represent a screen. The back of the Benatar also has a cargo hold. There’s a fold-down boarding ramp at the back formed from a 6×6 tile, and is nice and thin. There’s also a removable roof for better access. Inside is space for the Infinity Gauntlet and its pedestal when you’ve stolen it, and also two more seats! That means that this ship has space for 4 minifigures, 5 if you remove the Gauntlet and put a figure on the stud, and maybe 6 if you remove the Gauntlet and modify the interior with some of your own pieces! Not bad – but it gets better! As alluded to in my review of 76102 Thor’s Weapon Quest, the Escape Pod from that set can be combined with the Benatar from this set! You slot the roof of the pod under the roof of the Benatar’s cargo hold, and close the flaps to eliminate gaps. Technic connections at the bottom strengthen the connection, and two little 2×2-sized builds fold down to lock in the pod properly. The combined model actually looks good – much better than I expected – and gives the set space for seven minifigures in total – plus space still for the Gauntlet!
Seriously though, I’m very pleased with what LEGO did here – the combo model looks good and has lots of space for minifigures – win-win! With seven seats, you can put Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Teenage Groot, Mantis, and Nebula; plus the Gauntlet of course. Very neat.
I must say, I am happy with this set. This was probably one of my least-favorite sets when the lineup was first revealed, but now it’s one of my favorites. The build looks good, the playability is good, the price is good too, and the combo model and amount of seating is great! Only wish the minifigure selection was improved. That would have made it incredible.
- Builds: 4.5/5
- Minifigures: 3/5
- Playability: 4/5
- Price: 4/5
- Personal Rating: 4.5/5
- TOTAL: 4.0/5
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VaderFan2187 out! 😀