Avengers: Age of Ultron! Have you seen it yet? Although we can't pop into the movies, we've watched all the trailers (officials and extended) on YouTube (there are so many!) and O.M.G! We have to buy the Blu-ray, it's just awesome!
While waiting for a release date, here is something equally awesome to quench our thirst - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Avengers Quinjet City Chase playset! This is one of the scene that appeared in the trailers and it comes with most of our favourite characters (Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and J.A.R.V.I.S/ Vision!) so it's the perfect set for us!
The playset (RRP £69.99, recommended for age 8 - 14) comes with:
- 2 manual books
- a comic strip
- sticker sheet
- 6 bags of LEGO pieces (722 pieces)
- Minifigures include the already mentioned Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and J.A.R.V.I.S/ Vision, as well as Ultron.
- Vehicles include the Quinjet, lab truck and Captain America's bike.
- Special pieces includes a Super Jumper, Iron Man's helmet and Captain America's shield.
|Press and release to launch Captain America towards Ultron!|
|The lab truck can be cracked open to reveal a cargo pot.|
Note: black square button on the top of the Quinjet to open bottom hatch doors
|Bendable pilot's cockpit and wings; cabin can be accessed from both the roof and rear|
|A secret compartment for laser gun and another for Black Widow (her legs can be clicked into place)|
Hatch doors open by pressing a black square button on the top (so clever!!)
Me and hubby were discussing about the design and the choice of LEGO pieces used for the Quinjet (LEGO geeks talk hehe), and we both agreed that, although LEGO Technic pieces (used for the Quinjet frame) are hard and not so fun to use (it just doesn't feel very LEGO), they are the perfect pieces for building a vehicle's skeleton. Not only are they holding together much better than normal LEGO pieces (you really have to yank them apart), they created the perfect shape for LEGO pieces to build around, allowing for a grander and flexible design, and you'll have a perfect cargo/ compartment in the middle too.
Another clever thing about the Quinjet is that each part of the jet (the body, wings and head) are built separately, then joint together by clicking the LEGO Technic pieces together. So when Clay dropped the Quinjet, although it looked like it was broken into pieces, the damage was no where as bad as dropping a jet built purely with LEGO classic pieces (the many helicopters that he's dropped..). Then of course, it also allows each wing and pilot cockpit to tilt, which is so much more realistic, like in the movie!
Overall a playset worth investing on. Not only is it buildable but also very playable!
Tip: If you struggle to keep the hatch doors closed, just press them firmly together until you can't see the gap in between