In my next review of the summer 2022 LEGO Marvel sets, I’ll be checking out the Iron Man Armoury (76216). Coming in at 496 pieces, it retails for a whopping $89.99. The set is based mostly on Iron Man 2 but there are things from other movies as well.
The main draw of this set is no doubt the minifigures as there are eight of them which include Iron Man MK3, Iron Man MK25, Iron Man MK85, Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, War Machine, and Whiplash. Note that all of the Iron Man and War Machine helmets are a brand-new mold.
The Mark 3 Suit has a simple design with some darker shading on the torso and legs.
Mark 25, aka Striker, was not in Iron Man 2 but was featured in Iron Man 3 during the House Party Protocol. It has a gray and yellow color scheme but the main feature for it are the jackhammer-like hands.
Mark 85 was from Avengers Endgame where it uses nanotechnology. There are some repulsors that on the back and it also has an energy blade.
Tony Stark is the same version as in the Sakarian Iron Man (76194) set where he has on a non-descript shirt of some rock band. His double-sided face has him with the HUD printing so you can use the head on any of the Iron Man suits.
Pepper Potts is the same one from the Iron Monger Mayhem (76190) where she is in the black suit.
Nick Fury has been in various Spider-Man: Far From Home sets with the black trenchcoat.
War Machine has a slight upgrade from its previous versions. It does have a shoulder cannon that is attached on a neck bracket.
Lastly we have Whiplash who finally has a LEGO minifigure, 12 years after the movie was released. He has the Whiplash Mark II Armor which has some shoulderpads. Ivan Vanko has a double-sided head with a evil look on one side and a sinister smile on the other. You can replace the helmet with a ponytail hair piece that is provided. This accessories include a pair of trans-blue chains for the energy whips.
The build for the set is an amalgamation of smaller builds. First we have the sports car which is supposed to represent the Audi R8 Spyder but it doesn’t have any branding. It is six studs wide and there’s even enough room to fit the three Stark Expo panels in the back seat.
There is also the gantry platform that you can use to display the minifigures on.
To fill out the armoury, there are three stickered panels showing the Nano Tech Mark 85 suit, the Mark 33 Silver Centurion, and a Mark 1 reconstruction.
Other small builds in the set include a tool bench, a drill press, DUM-E, and some small tables. One of them has a computer display and is filled with blueprints along with a hinged arm that is building the Mark 3 suit.
The largest part of the build is the armor storage area. There are eight of them which are built the same way and you can expand on it infinitely if you desire. The design of the armory does not match the Hall of Armor (76125) or the older Iron Man Armory (76167) so it may bug fans that are trying to make a full Hall of Armor using the older sets.
Overall the LEGO Marvel Iron Man Armoury (76216) won’t wow you in the building experience but let’s be frank, this set is basically a larger minifigure accessory pack because the main draw here are the minifigures themselves. There are a few exclusive ones here including Whiplash which we probably won’t see again for a while. The builds themselves aren’t bad but they in no way shape or form will make up for the $90 price point. I doubt fans will be getting multiples of the set to build a larger armory unless it goes on a very deep discount but that is also wishful thinking as even a 50% discount is extremely rare.
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