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LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972) Review

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LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

Continuing with my reviews of the LEGO Overwatch sets, the next one I’ll be taking a look at is the Dorado Showdown (75972). It contains 419 pieces and retails for $29.99, a decent price for licensed set with that many parts.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)


Minifigures

It’s high noon. – McCree

McCree’s torso has printing of his armor plate harness on top of his brown shirt which looks really nice. I do like how LEGO changed his left hand to gray to represent his cybernetic hand. Going over the torso is the red cape that wears as well. The legs show his holster as well as a piece of armor for his knee. His facial expression shows him with a stern look with a beard. His cowboy hat completes his look. I do wish that LEGO molded some hair onto the hat so it shows some of his hair from the back. He sort of looks weird without the hair showing. His accessory is his Peacemaker revolver.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

McCree does come with a separate longer dark brown hairpiece but we don’t see that in game. The hatless McCree most shows up in art books and in the animated shorts.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

Death walks among you. – Reaper

Reaper is dressed in mostly black with some gray accents. The front of the torso also has printing of some shotgun shells attached to his armor. He also has a unique long cape that goes all the way down his legs. His head shows him with his white mask which is similar to the Blackwatch logo.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

His accessories are his two Hellfire shotguns and the base uses the new gun pieces that are introduced with the LEGO Overwatch sets. Completed with the quarter circle tiles, the shotguns look very nice. Another variant of Reaper will be in the Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975) set.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

I’ve got you in my sights. – Soldier 76

Lastly for this set, we have Soldier 76. His torso shows him with his blue jacket with white and some red on the front. The back of the torso shows the 76 decal displayed promiently. The head piece has printing of his Tactical Visor and facemask.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

His Heavy Pulse Rifle doesn’t use the new gun piece as the base but the 1x2x2/3 gun piece that was introduced with the Legends of Chima sets. The rest of the rifle is just stacking bricks to give it its shape.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)


Build

The build starts off with the little fruit stand in Dorado. There’s nothing to it as it is only a basket filled with bananas and cherries that is on a hinged plate. Attached to the nearby pole are some lanterns on a string. There’s also a fusion core made from mostly dishes that the other end of the lantern string attaches to for some reason.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

Dorado is an escort map so the payload is the truck with the LumériCo fusion core on the back. Speaking of the truck, it’s a flatbed truck. The cab is dark red with some stickers for the doors and the front grill. The windshield and roof is removable to put a minifigure inside.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

The flatbed on the back has a 2×2 jumper plate to attach the fusion core. In the game, the payload actually hovers across the map so hence the four hovering pads where the wheels are supposed to be. Since it doesn’t actually hover, there are some smaller wheels underneath the truck to help ease pushing it.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

The last part of the build is the small part of the building where the first checkpoint of Dorado is at. There’s a large archway for the payload to easily go through. Above the archway are some windows with shutters on hinges that fold up in between a larger window.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

On one side of the wall, there are some stickers to represent some posters shown in Soldier 76′ Hero animated short including Los Protectores and Lucio’s world tour.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

The other side of the wall shows Reaper’s shurg spray and Soldier 76’s coin spray on the opposite side.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)


Results

The LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972) is a decent set that is pretty faithful to the game. The truck payload looks better in person than on the box art and the building is a good complement. I do like the little touches of detail like the sprays and the posters even though they’re stickers.

The main draw in this set are, of course, the minifigures. We get three of the characters with detailed printed for each. The weapons look good brick-built especially Reaper’s Hellfire shotguns but I feel they are a little too big compared to the minifigures.

LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown (75972)


Thank you to LEGO for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.

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