21314 TRON: Legacy Review!

Hi guys! Today I have a LEGO Ideas set review! This is 21314 TRON: Legacy, a set obviously based off the Tron franchise. The set was submitted by BrickBros UK – a pair of YouTubers – to the Ideas platform, and after garnering 10,000 votes on the website, was chosen by LEGO to be an officially released product. You can read the press release here.

21314 TRON: Legacy is a 230-piece set that retails for £29.99 (UK), $34.99 (U.S.), $49.99 (Aus), and $59.99 (NZ).  The first minifigure in the set is the protagonist of TRON Legacy, Sam Flynn. He has a double-sided head with smile and grimace, and comes with a hairpiece (also used for Thor) and a helmet. The helmet doesn’t look particularly great to me but since the LEGO Ideas team aren’t allowed to create new molds. He has torso, hip, leg, and arm printing, making him pretty detailed – though unfortunately the hip/torso printing isn’t completely lined up on my minifigure. His identity disc is represented with a printed 2×2 tile with hole – it looks great and is a great way to have the identity disc without a new mold. He has a clear neck attachment with two studs to attach the identity disc to his back – it’s nice but I really wish the neck attachment was black as the clear actually looks rather jarring. The second minifigure is Olivia Wilde’s Quorra. She has a double-sided head (smiling and grimace) and a short black bob hairpiece. Her black outfit has printed light blue details which looks nice. Her arms are printed too, with exposed flesh at her shoulders – I’m glad LEGO went with the printed method since my minifigure has suitable depth so it doesn’t look too dark, and dual-molded arms would have too much flesh. Quorra also has an identity disc, though interestingly she comes with a silver katana piece – not sure if she ever used a sword in the movie though. The final minifigure included in the set is the antagonist Rinzler. He uses the Invincible Iron Man helmet that first appeared in 76077 Detroit Steel Strikes but it definitely works here. I was at first a little disappointed that there was some slight printing as I kind of wanted a plain black one to be repurposed for other stuff but the printing is definitely very very important and actually enhances the helmet a ton – I appreciate it now. Rinzler’s torso and legs also have very detailed printing, though he does not have any arm printing. He shares his head print with a Resistance Trooper – it’s fairly common but most of the time you won’t see it, though maybe a plain black head might have been a better choice to cover up the flesh around the neck. I dunno. Rinzler has two printed identity discs (is that even legal?) and has a different neck attachment (one with a Technic pin) so he can attach both to his back. All in all I love the minifigure selection in the set. It would have been nice to get Kevin Flynn or Clu, but the figures we actually got are super detailed and I adore them.

On to the builds in the set! The first build is a base for the lightcycles. It is black, medium azure, and translucent light blue. It’s small but I think it represents the Grid well enough and I like it. There are two studs on each half to attach the lightcycles to. Now the second build is Sam Flynn’s lightcycle. It is black, translucent light blue, and medium azure, following the color scheme of the grid. The wheels are made from printed 4×4 radar dishes and look great, and actually can spin — though they are frictionless so sometimes don’t. There are some lights and additional details on the side of the bike, and it is symmetrical so looks good. To represent the light coming out of the backs of the lightcycles, a translucent blue banner piece has been clipped onto a clip piece. It can be hinged side-to-side for turns. I think this looks good and is a nice way to represent the glow. Sam Flynn can be placed inside the bike and gets a couple of handlebars. He has to lean forward quite a bit, though this is kind of accurate I guess. I just wish the handlebars were black instead of light grey as they stand out (in a negative way) against the rest of the bike. The other build is Rinzler’s bike. It is built in the exact same way as Sam Flynn’s bike, but has orange and translucent fluorescent orange instead of the medium azure and translucent light blue on Flynn’s bike. It looks good and provides nice contrast. Once again there are printed 4×4 radar dishes for wheels and the translucent orange banner piece clipped on at the back. Rinzler can also be placed inside the bike, and once again he leans forward, and once again I wish the handlebars were black and not light grey. The bikes can be placed side-by-side on the Grid baseplate included and are nice counterparts to each other.

All in all this set is quite good. The minifigures are very nicely detailed, and the builds look good and represent what they are supposed to represent well. Playability is kind of lacking since this is more of a display model but you can race the bikes against each other.

However, the price is too high, particularly in relation to the size of the builds included. I recognize the detailed prints increase the price, but I think a maximum of £24.99 (UK), $29.99 (U.S.), $44.99 (Aus), and $49.99 (NZ) would have been an acceptable RRP.

However, if you are a fan of the TRON franchise, this is still a nice set and worthy purchase.

  • Builds: 4/5
  • Minifigures: 4.5/5
  • Playability: 3.5/5
  • Price: 3/5
  • Personal Rating: 4/5
  • TOTAL: 3.8/5

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

VaderFan2187 out! 😀


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