I'll start off by saying that Lego has really done a great job with the Marvel license, but to be honest, very little of what Lego ever creates is bad. That's not a fan boy kind of observation either. Sure, they've had odd fumbles (in some people's opinions, like Fabuland), but I am speaking to the aspects of the amount of care and detail that Lego will put forth to not only capture the essence of the intellectual properties they reinterpret, but how flawlessly each piece will work across the spectrum in all playsets they put out. FEW companies can boast a toyline that will go across generations and work as well together no matter if the set was from 1980 to this one based on Iron Man 3.
The best part of course with so many of the new licenses that Lego acquires, is that often new and unique pieces or colors (like "Medium Lilac" which is a brick color that is used primarily in sets featuring the DC Comics character, the Joker, as well as the Knight Bus vehicle set from Harry Potter [sets 4755 and 4866]). Right off the bat though to have Iron Man and War Machine minifigs were already getting me all geeky happy!
|(top image) Iron Man, Mandarin, and War Machine from the Lego Marvel - Iron Man 3 Extremis Sea Port Battle set. (bottom image) shown with more dramatic lighting, minus transparent feet and hand bricks, and open face plates.|
|All of the heads have dual expressions, as per most of the licensed sets recently, and the expressions, especially Tony Stark's are pretty funny. But, the Mandarin takes this one on the basis that his head glows!|
Until next time!
-Mario, the Artisan Rogue