I’ve finally had some free time for some building and today’s review is on the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avenjet Space Mission (76049). This is one of the newer Super Heroes sets that has been released so far for 2016 and is based on the Avengers Assemble animated series. The set contains 523 pieces and retails for $59.99. The contents of the box include four numbered bags, a bagged Thanos, a sticker sheet, a comic, and the instructions.
There are four brand-new minifigures in this set including Space Iron Man, Space Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Hyperion as well as a Thanos big figure.
The Space Iron Man suit is loosely based on the Iron Man 3 version, aka Mark 39 (Starboost), but I’m not sure if it has appeared in Avengers Assemble. Upon doing some research, I came up empty on that. The minifigure is mostly white with gray and gold accents on both sides of the torso. The legs continues with the printing in the front. The head is the typical Tony Stark one we’ve been used to seeing. The helmet is also white with the face mask being pearl gold. He also wears a pack which has some trans-blue studs as boosters.
Next up is Space Captain America. The torso print is pretty much the same Captain America that’s been released before. The head appears to be new with some light blue mask printing over the eyes. He also wears a breathing apparatus as well as a jetpack. Of course, Captain America isn’t Captain America without his trusty shield.
Joining the heroes is a newcomer to the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes theme with Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers. The torso printing is absolutely spot-on with the blue, red, and gold color scheme on both sides. The legs have some printing of the red sash that goes around her waist. She has two different heads, one mask and one unmasked. Her spiky yellow hair is a brand new piece in that color. Captain Marvel also has an alternate head with her mask on.
The last of the regular minifigures is Hyperion. He’s part of the Squadron Supreme and is essentially Marvel’s Superman. He has a red and orange outfit with an atom symbol in the middle of the chest. He has a double-sided head with a smirky look on one side and an angry red-eyed on the other one. The bright yellow cape Hyperion wears is one of the new angled design ones.
Finally we have the Thanos bigfig. The blue and gold color scheme looks really good and the size is pretty much the same as other bigfigs we’ve gotten in the past. The only thing that I’m not too fond of is the face printing. It just looks a little off for me. Along with Thanos, comes with some rocket-powered boots that have some stud shooters on the sides. I’m not sure if LEGO will be releasing another Thanos bigfig for the Infinity War movies but at least we have one to hold us over for now.
The only build in this set is the Avenjet itself. In the Avengers Assemble series, the Avenjet is an advanced armed VTOL shuttle created by Iron Man after the destruction of the Quinjet. At first look, the jet is very sleek with lots of neat details throughout.
In the front of the ship, you have the cockpit which, unfortunately, has the unsightly gap under the windshield. Another problem is that the minifigures aren’t able sit straight up for the windshield to close completely. There are some detail stickers in the area including No Step and the Avengers logo right above the cockpit. Directly behind the cockpit is a hinge joint that you can use to tilt it down.
In the middle/back of the Avenjet, there’s a lot going on. Both of the wings are similar in build and design. We do get a couple of printed radar dishes to represent the ship’s turbines. The ends of the wings again have the Avengers logo and are on hinges so they can be changed to various angles. There are also a couple of flick-fire missles underneath the ends of the wings as well as below the jet.
Finally, we have the detachable mini-jet that attaches to the main body of the Avenjet by a couple of bars and a couple of studs in the front. The bar that holds it on is also on a hinge it so can do a neat looking launching angle. The mini-jet has a couple of stud shooters on the top but that’s about it for the play feature. The cockpit windshield has the same gap issue as the main Avenjet has.
For the $60 price point, the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avenjet Space Mission (76049) is actually a pretty fun set to build and play with. The swooshability factor is top-notch whether it be apart or together. When attached the jet is very sturdy and there’s no issue with them coming apart.
The minifigure selection is fairly random but all them are exclusive to this set even though Iron Man and Captain America are just variants. Plus we get some new characters including Thanos, Captain Marvel, and Hyperion. The only thing that kind of bugged me was the rocket boots for Thanos as I think his throne would’ve been a better choice for his part of the build.
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