Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Release Year: 2021
Cost: AU $32.99
Pieces: 103 (with two minifigures)
Time for a quick set review! I was sent a copy of 76170 Iron Man vs. Thanos to check out. It’s a super quick build, as it’s a 4+ set. This set includes three separate brick builds and two minifigures. Let’s check out the minifigures first. Obviously, there’s Iron Man and Thanos.
Neither of the minifigures are unique, but they’re still good. The details on Iron Man is great – the printing is highly detailed, and the gold on the faceplate just pops. There’s lots of detail on the back as well. Tony Stark’s head is brilliant. Smiling on one side and an angry face with a heads-up display on the other. This is particularly clever.
Thanos is seemingly more simple. It doesn’t quite work at this scale. He’s meant to be this massive imposing character – the Mad Titan! Obviously they’re not going to include a bigfig in a 4+ set, but it’s still a little odd.
He’s almost cute his anger? The helmet is excellent, as is the torso, but the legs are plain. The bases that they stand on are also quite nice – upside down splashes almost, in transparent light blue and transparent orange.
Throughout the films, Thanos’ obsession is with the Infinity Gauntlet. The stand is good, with grey colours really allowing the Gauntlet to stand out. It’s a shame that there are no Infinity Stones on it. The other portion of Thanos’ build is the oversized cannon.
The cannon is the perfect colour to match Thanos, and the big projectile that comes out when the button at the back is pressed is fun. Younger (and older) LEGO fans always like a good projectile! The build is curved and and allows Thanos to sit in it. I would have liked at least a semblance of controls, but it’s forgiven as a 4+ set.
The final build is a bit confusing. Iron Man has jets on his feet – he is the plane! Surely he doesn’t need one. In any case, it’s a funny looking aircraft – short and squat, and wide to boot. It’s also quite tall, with those vertical fins poking right out over the top. The arc reactor sticker at the front is a nice tie in.
The view from the back isn’t as exciting – it’s pretty bare, showing the back of the disc launchers and a very barren thruster. Overall, this is a fun 4+ set. It’s got some good items included, and will be fun for younger LEGO fans to fly around.
A special thank you to LEGO for sending me a copy to review. All thoughts on this set are my own and are not influenced in any way, shape or form. The provision of sets for review does not guarantee a favourable review.