Along with the Arctic Batman vs Mr. Freeze Aquaman on Ice (76000), the Spiderman: Spider-Cycle Chase (76004) is the other sub-$20 set in the 2013 Super Heroes line. It contains 237 pieces and retails for $19.99, a very good $0.08/piece. The box contains three numbered bags, one instruction booklet, and one small comic book.
There are three minifigures in the set, Spider-Man, Venom. and Nick Fury.
One of the two minifigures that many fans have been waiting for is Venom. He, of course, has the black costume and it looks awesome! The familiar white spider symbol is displayed very prominently displayed across the chest as well as the back. The minifigure head shows Venom’s menacing smile glaring at you. His accessories include a pinned bracket piece and a round piece to attach four of his tentacles. He also has two symbiote web thingies that he drops to slow down Spider-Man. The have the same tentacles as the ones attached to Venom.
The last minifigure is Nick Fury. Nick is based on the Samuel L. Jackson version from the Avengers and the other super hero movies but the torso looks a lot like the older version in the comics. He should’ve been included with last year’s Avengers sets but was left out for some reason. He a blue torso with belt printing and black legs. His face has facial hair and an eyepatch which also extends to the back of his head. His accessory is a grey blaster.
The first part of the build is Spider-Man’s Spider-Cycle. In the cartoon, the Spider-Cycle was invented by Dr.Curt Connors. The color scheme of the cycle is black, grey, and red. The bike is pretty sleek but doesn’t look like the one in the cartoon. There’s a sticker of Spider-Man’s symbol in the front of the cycle. There are four wheels on the Spider-Cycle and they can fold out to transform into a sort of a hoverbike.
The main part of the build and the set as a whole is the Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. car. The car is one of coolest vehicles I’ve seen in a LEGO set. It’s pretty big but it’s also sleek like the Spider-Cycle. The main color scheme on the car is a dark green color. The front part of the car has a truck feel to it but it does looks cool. The hood of the car has the S.H.I.E.L.D. emblem display prominently in the middle and the license plates show “MB 19 89”. Moving back on the car, one of the best techniques I’ve seen is how LEGO created the windshield area. As you can see, there are no studs on top or around the area except for the top part of the hood. The only downside I see with this design is that Fury can’t really see where’s he’s going because the bottom part of the windshield piece is blocking his view. In The back trunk area has a hidden flick-fire missile that flips out. The spoiler on the back also swivels. The main feature of the S.H.I.E.L.D. car are the transformable wheels. They are able to flip out to become a hovercar much like the Back to the Future DeLorean. Honestly, I think the car is a winner.
With some many great minifigures and some really neat vehicles, I don’t see a reason why you shouldn’t pick up this set. Comparing it with the Arctic Batman vs Mr. Freeze Aquaman on Ice set at the retail price of $19.99, both sets are great but I prefer this set a little bit more. I highly recommend picking up this set.