In my last review of the initial wave of LEGO Overwatch sets, I have Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975). Coming in at 730 pieces and priced at $89.99, it is the largest and most expensive set from the first wave. The contents of the box include six numbered bags, one bag for Winston, one bag of trestles, two instruction booklets, and a sticker sheet.
There are three minifigures of Mercy, Pharah, and Reaper as well as a bigfig of Winston.
Heroes never die! – Mercy
Dr. Angela Ziegler, aka Mercy, has on her classic white and orange Valkyrie Suit. The torso has a lot of detailing on the front and back. The legs have some printing of the skirt piece. There is a trans-clear neck bracket that is for her white wings. Mercy’s head uses a black head piece which results in her having a darker flesh tone instead of a normal flesh color. She does have a double-sided face with a happy expression on one side and an angry look on the other. Her hairpiece is a blonde ponytail with the halo molded on to it. Her accessory is the Caduceus Staff however her Caduceus Blaster was not included even though it was listed in the product description.
Justice rains from above! – Pharah
Fareeha Amari is a decorated soldier codenamed Pharah and she has on her classic blue skin. Her armor on the torso is highly detailed on the front as well as on the back and it could be useful for other characters. The legs have some metallic silver detailing that start off at the lower torso. The armor piece that goes over the shoulders is a Nexo Knights armor that is new in this blue color. There are a couple jetpacks represented by the wings that are attached to the back using some robot arms. Her facial printing shows her with a stern look on one side and and angry look on the other. If you look closely, she also has the Eye of Horus tattoo below her right eye which is some good attention to detail. Her helmet is the shape of a falcon which is a symbol of Horus. Her accessory is her Rocket Launcher that is a stud-shooter. There are a couple of 1×1 round bricks used for her rockets.
Die! Die! Die! – Reaper
Reaper has the same black outfit as in the Dorado Showdown (75972) set. The only difference with this set is that Reaper also has a trans-clear/black ghost leg piece to switch out when he goes into Wraith Form. Like before, his accessories are his two Hellfire shotguns.
Imagination is the essence of discovery. – Winston
Finally, we have Winston as a bigfig. This is a brand new mold for the character with a lot of new molding for the armor on the chest, arms, and legs. The head has some nice printing for his face which includes him wearing glasses. On the back, there are four studs which are used for his brick-built Jump Pack. His accessory is the brick-built Tesla Cannon which uses four stickers.
The whole Watchpoint: Gibraltar set is based on the rocket and the launch pad at the end of the payload escort stage. Most of the parts in the set is used for the rocket itself and it is quite large. It is impressive looking as a futuristic rocket and the blue, white, and black color scheme as looks great.
It is able to separate into two smaller shuttles for extra playability. To do that, just disconnect the pin and the two clips from the middle of the ship. The front of the ship has a very stealthy look to it especially at the rear. The back booster uses a trans-blue 2×2 round shoe piece.
The sides of it has a couple of stickers with the Overwatch symbol. The middle section also has a hidden compartment that is on some ball joints to reveal some blasters. I’m not sure if it actually has that in the game or if LEGO just added it as a play feature.
The front cockpit has seating for one minifigure with the controls being on a robot arm.
The other ship has a more Star Wars feel to it. The front cockpit area has a blocky look and it sort of looks weird with the pin sticking out. The windshield can be taken off to put a minifigure in the cockpit. There are also some more blasters on the sides.
in the middle of the ship, we have the cargo hold area that is for Winston. The top panel has a couple of stickers for detailing and it opens up to reveal the inside. The sides are also able to open up for more interior clearance. Here you can find some details that are mostly for Winston including a jar of peanut butter and a banana. The other side of the ship has a couple of fire extinguishers for while you are in the lobby waiting for the match to start.
Winston can fit inside the shuttle but you have to remove his Tesla Cannon and Jump Pack and lay him down.
One of the cool things that you can do with this set is combine it with the XR-9 satellite drone payload from the Tracer vs. Widowmaker (75970) set. The payload attaches to the four studs that on top of the blue flap.
Finally, we have the launch pad and the tower. The front of the pad has the printed Watchpoint: Gibraltar dish that is the same as in the Tracer vs. Widowmaker set.
On the pad itself, there’s a couple of circular areas that help support the shuttle in the vertical position. It slots in snugly between the thrusters on the back of the shuttle.
The tower next to the pad is made up of red roller coaster pieces that are supported by a beam in the middle. The base has a valve while there are some attachments midway up. At the top, there’s a small walkway to the front cockpit of the shuttle.
Overall, the LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975) set is a mixed bag for me. The subject matter is pretty much spot on but there’s something about it that doesn’t sit right with me. It could be that the subject isn’t interacted with in the game like with some of the other sets in the wave. I do like the shuttle as it does have some nice play features, especially with the detachable ships.
The minifigures are great as we got a wide variety of characters but the double of Reaper, even with the Wraith form legs, was a bit of a letdown. Considering that we’ve gotten a total of 12 out of the original 21 heroes and one of them was a double, I felt that another character would have been a better choice.
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