In the final review of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man sets, we have the Malibu Mansion Attack (76007). This set has 364 pieces and retails for $39.99, which is about $0.11/piece. The box contains three numbered bags, two instruction booklets, a sticker sheet, and a small comic book. Be warned, there may be some movie spoilers in this review so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, read at your own risk. You have been warned.
There are five minifigures in the Malibu Mansion Attack set: Tony Stark, Mark 42 (MK XLII) Armor, Pepper Potts, the Mandarin, and an Extremis soldier. Also included is Tony’s DUM-E robot companion.
This is the first time out of all the Iron Man sets that we get an actual Tony Stark minifigure. He wears the same black outfit that is worn in the movie. In the middle of his chest is his personal arc reactor which is a blue colored. He has a double-sided head with a cocky/confident look on one side and a scared look on the other side. He also has short brown hair. This minifig is an absolute great addition to the set.
Usually have only have Tony’s head in the Iron Man suit but in the Mark 42 armor, we have a blank white head. The reason why is that both Tony and Pepper can wear the suit (which they do in the movie). This is the same armor that is in the Iron Man: Extremis Sea Port Battle set. Again, this suit has more gold printing on the torso and legs than the previous versions of the suit. There are also some transparent blue studs and round bricks to represent the flames from his thrusters.
Pepper Potts also makes her first appearance in an Iron Man set. She wears an all white suit with long orange hair that’s in a ponytail. She also has a double sided head with a smile on one side and a scared look on the other. Both sides of the head have some orange freckles.
The Mandarin also makes his second appearance in a set with the first being in the Iron Man vs The mandarin Ultimate Showdown (76008). This caped variant has a little more detailing than the other version. The color scheme of the torso and legs are mostly dark green and olive green with hints of gold embroidery. In the middle of the chest is a circle to represent the Ten Rings. He also wears a dark green cape. He has a long black beard that covers most of the torso piece with slicked back hair. He has a double sided head with a serious look on one side and an angry look on the other. The Mandarin has a grey ADU gun as his accessory.
The final minifigure in the set is an unnamed Extremis Soldier. He has a grey torso that shows off his muscular build as well veins exposed by the Extremis serum. He has your standard black legs. The soldier has a pale double sided head that glows in the dark. One side of the head has a stern look and the other is a very angry expression that also shows off his veins and red eyes.
There are two parts to the build: Mandarin’s helicopter and Tony’s Malibu mansion. The first bag takes you through the build of the whole helicopter. The main color scheme is dark green and black with hints of yellow throughout the helicopter. There are some stickers to give some detailing on the side as well as a Ten Rings symbol on top. In the middle of the chopper is an opening that is too small for a minifigure to fit in but big enough for a storage area of some sort. Although flick-fire missiles are sometimes annoying in any action set, the ones in this set are good because they are used to destroy the Malibu mansion. There are two on each side of the aircraft. There are also ledges that The Mandarin can stand on. Slight spoiler here: The Mandarin is not in the scene in the movie where the mansion is destroyed.
In the second bag, you start building part of Tony’s mansion, mainly the kitchen area and the Hall of Armor. In the kitchen, you have lime green cabinets on a tan wall. There is a blender and a clear cup for whatever juice Tony is making. The next part of the build is the Hall of Armor area and the destroyable floor. There are a couple of blue windows that you have to apply trans-clear stickers for specs of the Mark VI and Mark VII armors. This part is one of my favorite parts of the set. If you have the previous suits from last year’s Iron Man sets, this is where you would put them. This bag also has a clear window with an alert sticker. You also get to build Tony’s DUM-E robot assistant. It’s accessories include the Mark V suitcase and a fire extinguisher.
For the third bag, there are a couple of more clear windows in which you have to put another sticker on. This one shows The Mandarin’s helicopter firing a missile at the mansion. There is a function that makes the glass windows “explode” which supposedly makes Tony fall out. This area connects to the Hall of Armor area by a couple of tan 1×2 modified pin bricks. The roof area consists of some white sloped pieces. The last part of the mansion is the center area where Tony works. There is a rotating stand that has a couple of translucent blue windows with stickers showing the status of one of the suits. Lastly, there is a tool rack with a hammer and a wrench. This part also connects to the main area by the way of the modified pin bricks.
Overall, this is a pretty attractive set considering everything you get in the mansion. The helicopter is a good addition although I wish it could have been better executed. The lack of substance in the middle of the chopper leaves it much to be desired. The main draw of the set is probably the minifigures themselves. You get for the very first time a Tony Stark and a Pepper Potts minifig. The Extremis Soldier is also good if you’re building some sort of army. The Hall of Armor section is a good starting point if you want to build a complete one like Iron Man’s Laboratory. The price for the set is probably spot on for all the useful pieces you get. I do recommend picking it up because of everything that is included and the playability factor and don’t forget, you get the DUM-E robot as well!
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