For our second LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Age of Ultron set review of this wave, we have the Attack on Avengers Tower (76038). The set has 515 pieces and retails for $59.99, around a $0.12/piece ratio. I purchased this set when it was available on Amazon a few days ago but the link has since been taken down. The box contains four numbered bags, two large instruction booklets, a sticker sheet, and a comic.
First up is the Iron Man MK 43 suit. It is new for this year and if you read our review of the Iron Man vs. Ultron (76023) set, you’ll notice some small differences. He has the usual red and gold printing on front and back of the torso and on the front of the legs. The mask is the same mold as previous Iron Man minifigures but there are some black outline printing. The Tony Stark head piece is the same as previous versions. He also comes with a separate black hair piece. The accessories included are the trans-light blue studs and round bricks to resemble the suit thrusters. Iron Man MK 43 will be in two other Age of Ultron sets for this wave.
Thor makes another appearance in the LEGO Super Heroes sets with an updated look. The front and back of the torso armor printing is a little different than when we first saw him in the previous movie version with the legs being plain blue. The red cape that he wears is made of the new fabric that we’ve been seeing lately. The face printing is also new with him having a little smirk on one side and an angry face on the other. The yellow hair is the same as before. His accessory is, of course, the hammer Mjölnir. This version of Thor will also be in the Avengers Hydra Showdown (76030) set.
Next up is the Ultron MK 1. Here you can see from the printing that it is made up of various parts from other Iron Man suits. It looks somewhat similar to the one seen in the official trailer when he comes walking out. Although the coloring is not the exact same, it does have some similarities such as the Avengers logo across the chest. Ultron also has a clear head with some printing of the damaged parts around it. The accessories included are some trans-dark blue studs and round bricks for the thrusters. The Ultron MK 1 minifigure is exclusive to this particular set.
Finally, you get two of the Iron Legion minifigures. They have a similar look to Iron Man but with different coloring. They are mainly white with some dark blue throughout the mask, torso, and legs. They also have the red Avengers logo on the chest and on one of the legs. The helmet is mostly dark blue with a gold finish for the mask. The head itself is a trans-orange piece and if you look closely, there is some printing on it. Similar to Ultron, they also have some thruster studs and round bricks but in trans-red. The two Iron Legion minifigures are also exclusive to set 76038.
The Avengers Tower itself is quite large and there are three floors to it. The tower does open up with hinge pieces to reveal some more details on the inside. There are play features throughout each floor of the building. One thing you’ll notice is there are quite a few different tran-blue window panel pieces on the front and back of the building which gives it a really nice look overall.
The bottom floor of the Avengers Tower is some sort of laboratory for the Iron Legion minifigures. The front window panels can be rolled down and the floor can be pushed forward so the minifigures can slide out. Other details of the bottom floor include a fire extinguisher and a bed. The box shows Tony laying there for some reason. We’ll probably know why when the movie comes out in a few months. In the medical cabinet, there is a blue syringe piece.
The next floor up, we have a place for the Ultron MK 1 assembly station. There’s a rotating base for Ultron to stand on while there are two hinged arms with lightsaber pieces that create the soon-to-be villain. The windows on this side can be pushed out using the switches on the side of the building to simulate Ultron breaking free. The other side of this floor is the room where Loki’s Chitauri Scepter is being analyzed and details of it are on a stickered computer screen. The only difference with the Scepter from the first movie sets is the trans-dark blue gem that’s been added in the middle.
On the top, we have the round balcony of the former Stark Tower. There isn’t much to see but we do get a sofa which opens up to reveal a gun underneath. There are also some glasses for some beverages. Underneath the balcony are a couple of stud shooters as well. On the other side of the tower, there’s a control panel with three keyboards and screens. The middle panels shows the “Ultron Project” while the other two have some graphs. On the outside windows, you have some stickers that create the Avengers insignia for both sides of the tower. One side has four while the other has five. For some, it may be a pain to put on as you have to get them aligned correctly or else the insignia will look crooked. Once you get them on, it does look pretty nice. As a tip, I found it a little easier to apply stickers #2 and #6 first to make it a little easier to align the rest of the stickers.
Finally on the roof area, we get a place where you can pull down to reveal a hidden drone. The Starks Industries labeled drone has a play feature with the two stud shooters.
Overall, the Attack on Avengers Tower (76038) is a pretty well-built set. Although it may be a little smaller than what fans were expecting, it’s cool that we at least get a tower. If you’re comparing the size of the minifigures to the tower, the tower is a tower and has a good size to it. The minifigures are well designed with a couple being exclusive to this set. There is also the clear Super Jumper piece that I do not recommend using because it damages the back of the minifigure legs.
For the tower itself, there are lots of play features and little details throughout. The only downside with what was included in the set were the amount of stickers that you need to apply, especially for the Avengers logo on the window. With my OCD, I had to try a few times to get them correctly lined up. I do highly recommend it when it is widely available in a few weeks.