Monday, September 30, 2013

#69: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - Wolverine's Chopper Showdown (6866)

Wolverine's Chopper Showdown seems to be loosely inspired by the scene in his first solo movie where he takes down a helicopter while riding a motorcycle. Except in this scenario, Deadpool is piloting, and for some reason Magneto is there too. Included in the set is a helicopter, a motorcycle, and three minifigures: Wolverine, Deadpool, and Magneto.

The helicopter is color coordinated with its pilot, Deadpool. It has missile launchers on its wings, but they are the kind that are supposed to be flicked out with the finger, and end up not going very far. There are also swords on the ends of the wings. Because Deadpool, I guess? There's room for one in the cockpit, and an empty area in the back for more figures. Deadpool has a gun and a acabbard on his back which can hold two swords.

Magneto has two faces, an angry one and a serious one. He also includes a disk which I assume is meant to be a piece of metal that he levitates to allow himself to fly. It has been a while since I've read any X-Men comics, but I thought he was able to levitate himself without the aid of standing on a piece of metal.

Wolverine similarly has two faces. His claws are pieces that he holds in his hand, which works well enough, but does look a little funny. I think it would have been an improvement if they were pieces that clipped onto his wrists so that the claws could appear to be coming from the backs of his hands. He also includes a motorcycle, which isn't terribly interesting. Since this is a bareheaded Wolverine, his hood is shown hanging down on his back. He gets printing on the front and back of his chest, so I guess that makes him extra fancy.

I've been thinking about picking up this set for a while now, but never really felt like paying full price. Fortunately, last week Target had a sale, and this set was about 25% off.

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