Review: Gun Mounting System

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Yesterday I stated that one of the three 2013 polys I don't have yet was 30168 Gun Mounting System. Shortly afterwards I thought I might as well bite the bullet and get one off eBay, given I had no intention of ever buying the video game. Incredibly, it arrived this morning...

30168 Gun Mounting SystemOf course the highlight of the set is the Iron Patriot minifig. This is currently the only way to get it and given that next year's Marvel sets feature Spider-man, it's unlikely to be available again any time soon.

It's very well printed and the end result is fantastic. The gun mounting mechanism can be seen better in this photo of the back of the model.

Under the helmet is, unsurprisingly, Don Cheadle's head. It's double sided: this is the 'calm' side. On the other side he's clenching his teeth.

It's an expensive thing to get hold of but if you're an Iron Man fan, or polybag collector, you'll need one. Buy it now before the secondary market price skyrockets...

40 comments on this article

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By in Portugal,

I made a deal with a friend I have who loves the LEGO games and we ended up buying the game , paying 50% each. That made me pay 18€ for the guy, a bit high on my standards but cheaper than the secondary market prices.

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By in United States,

I used to wait till the games dropped in price to get them, but now pay full price to get the figures. Love the games and wish lego would make the vehicles and other characters in the games as real sets. Wonder if there will be a dvd like batman 2 and who the figure for that will be?

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone know what is happening with Amazon UK I pre-preordered the game and I got a delayed massage from them? Are they actually sending these things out?

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By in Portugal,

I got an email saying mine was shipped on the 15th (yesterday), Tresillian

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By in Canada,

urgh. i need to go check if walmart still has any of these... don't usually buy the games new at full price, but looking like paying $30 for the figure there's no benefit in waiting for the game to price-drop.

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By in United Kingdom,

Mine arrived from Amazon Friday 14th Nov, complete with minifigure.

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By in United Kingdom,

Tresillian: I preordered mine from Amazon UK a few months ago, and it arrived yesterday for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Tresilian - I preordered the DS version in July and have no despatch estimate yet for it :-( I mailed Amazon about it and got no answer as to what the problem was. Bit worried it won't ever arrive :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Lostintranslation I originally ordered the DS game, but then found out that the DS game dosent come with the minifigure. So got the Xbox version with figure off Amazon

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By in United Kingdom,

I pre-ordered from Amazon, and mine arrived yesterday too, Xbox 360 version. It came late in the day, but arrived eventually.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm still waiting for my xbox version with figure. Should be here Monday or Tuesday... :/

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By in United Kingdom,

I pre-ordered from amazon and it arrived friday complete with polybag :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Sorry Tresillian but I ordered the PS3 version about a week ago, and they kept banging on about paying for guaranteed delivery, I just picked the free delivery and it still arrived Friday 14th am... with Patriot. Sorry

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By in United States,

You opened it! The value instantly dropping...

I did pick this up at Wal-Mart with a pre-order about a month ago, even though I pre-ordered it back in July. But it turned out you didn't need to pre-order it at all since they have so many in the section with the other games (at least at the wal-marts here).

I do like the games, but I don't know when I'll get around to playing this one, but I was also under the same mindset that it would be cheaper to buy it now instead of paying aftermarket prices plus buying the game cheaper..it would basically balance out and I would guarantee getting it now from a legitimate source.

I haven't opened it yet and I'm not sure yet if I will. Although I do want to display it with the rest of the armors.

I think it'd be safe to say unless this polybag becomes linked to another sale somehow that we won't see it again since it was only made for Iron Man 3 and it won't be in any future movies based on how that movie ended. I suppose a comic based set is possible in the future.

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By in United Kingdom,

I pre ordered from Amazon, and despite them saying they sent it on Thursday it hasn't arrived yet :( that's my weekend plans wrecked... oh well, I can always do some building!

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By in Canada,

I bought the game just because I wanted this Polybag... Well to be honest I wanted the game too, but thought I'd have to wait until I could afford the system, but I refused to miss out on this awesome Minifigure.

So basically I own a Wii U game, but no Wii U yet to play it on. Unfortunate, but well worth it just to ensure I get this. I missed out on Lex Luthor with Batman 2 I wasn't about to miss out on this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

this is the thing I pre-ordered in June!! Really odd

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By in United States,

According to GameStop the DS version of the game is still in production and won't arrive until March (if it ever does). The 3ds version is however out.

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By in United States,

I preordered the Wii U version of the game from Walmart.com mainly to get the figure. Initially I was going to return the game, as I don't have the Wii U yet (I want one, so I can play LEGO CITY: Undercover as well) but the figure was packaged together with the game inside another outer cardboard box and plastic wrap. The game itself was not wrapped, so it was an 'open item' as soon as I unwrapped the outer plastic. I love the LEGO video games, though, and will eventually get a Wii U so it's no big deal to have the game lying around until then. Love the figure, though it's a shame it wasn't in the IM3 sets.

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By in United States,

Who the heck is Don Cheadle!? His name is James Rodes.

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By in Australia,

^Actor who played Rhodey.

The game is great and fun, more than their other games. I think that's because I'm so familiar with the Marvel cast and get all their inside jokes (there's tons). The figure I got with my game is great but I swapped Rhodey's head for a white skinned and removed the turret because I really like the original Norman Osborn Iron Patriot.

Also I wish I knew how to make the Destroyed in the Marvel game it was perfect.

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By in United States,

@Sethro3

Iron Patroit (Norman Osborn) appeared in USM. Also Iron Patroit could appear in Avengers 2 in 2015. So he could appear again. But yeah I would say unlikely, but not impossible.

I want Gemini, Igor and Silver Centurion more though.

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By in United Kingdom,

One step closer to a Dark Avengers minifig collection!

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By in United Kingdom,

So the DS version isn't available?

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By in United Kingdom,

I can confirm the following.

1. There is no DS version so if you pre-ordered like I did, you may as well cancel as it will not ship any time soon.

2. If you are shopping on Amazon for these sets then the only ones available are: PS 3 and PS VITA.

All others are either not released or are sold out.

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By in United Kingdom,

It arrived today! Sunday deliveries ftw! My daughter had the fig opened and made before I could blink. A great addition to my superhero minifig collection.

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By in Canada,

@yio - awesome turning it into Osborne.

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By in United Kingdom,

All of the other Iron Man figures have the trans cylinders etc as burners. It's a shame this one doesn't. But a great fig anyway. The detail of the printing is excellent.

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By in United States,

I love mine, but I cannot state how disappointed I am with Lego and Marvel on their lack of sets each year. Nothing with Wolverine or Thor 2? Thor 2 had some great ideas when you see the air defense cannons in Asgard, the Asgardian flying shuttles, or the Dark Elf aircraft. And there were multiple minifigs that could have been made with Sif and the Warriors Three, the dark elves, Asgardian soldiers, etc. We only have rumors of two sets for next Spring and they are based on the horrible Avengers Assemble Disney cartoon. Just extremely disappointed. I will say that my family loves the Lego Marvel Superheroes game and hopes that Lego and DK make a book based on the game with instructions for all the minibuilds of the iconic Marvel locations shown at the beginning of each level. That and an exclusive minifig (Stan Lee or Silver Surfer) would be amazing. I think Lego just has too many trademark franchises going right now to properly take care of all of them. The 2014 SW Line is underwhelming and too much of the City line is a remake.

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By in United Kingdom,

Posted by Tresillian: "I pre-preordered the game and I got a delayed massage..."

A massage? That's very nice of them. What kind of massage was it? Foot, back or shoulder, or all three?

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By in United States,

@joehead10

I agree completely. The adamantium Silver Samurai would have made one cool mech set. I also wanted at least one comic inspired Fanastic Four LEGO set, the Fantasticar vs Silver Surfer and Galactus. No brainer right there. However Avengers and USM are the safe bet for now, the biggest names, and names sell superheroes, at least that is what their market researchers tell them lol. However they are much variant than DC, which is mostly Batman.

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By in Canada,

Batman is the interesting case; the property is strong enough right now to sell lego even without a specific media tie-in. There are lots of sets and figures I'd love to see, but it's going to be tied into movies and cartoon shows for the most part. It is interesting there are no Thor 2 sets, but maybe they weren't sure how well solo-Thor stuff would do. Avengers is a big ticket, but outside of Spider-Man no single marvel hero can carry a line with sheer name value.

I do hope we get more 'one-off' sets like the Deadpool chopper. It was a fun set with three great minifigures, in classic colors and costumes...

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By in Australia,

I preordered the game at EB Games here in Melbourne, Australia, and got the Iron Patriot polybag in addition to some DLC including the 'Thor: The Dark World' characters. So whilst there are sadly no LEGO sets for that amazing film, the minifigs exist in some form or another.

And the game isn't that bad - come for the minifig, stay for the entertainment value! ;D

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm quite fortunate that my fiance loves all the Lego video games so I've been able to order this one on our joint account. I was getting very tempted with buying one on eBay but now I don't have to and can enjoy the game. It's time I took a break from GTA 5 anyway and I think this will be a bit of light relief!

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By in United Kingdom,

@branflakes603 - that's hilarious! I really hope you were joking...

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By in United States,

I agree joehead...where are the lego Thor 2 sets? Would've loved them.
Got my Iron Patriot via the pre-ordered WiiU. Waitin' til xmas to open and enjoy with the family!

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By in United States,

Don't forget Huw whenever signing off on any of your reviews or articles on Lego Marvel...always put at the end in big bold letters...EXCELSIOR! No matter what.... It's not official without it...;)

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By in United States,

I picked this one up pre ordering the ps3 version (was available with x360 as well) at a wal mart location. it actually came in its own polybag inside a custom box with the game. the game inside was not shrink wrapped. I wanted the game anyway and figured the set would run me $20 anyway, so I just looked at that as a discount on the game :)

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By in United Kingdom,

In the little instruction set with the exclusive minifigure, after instruction 5, underneath shows a code and then a website as LEGO.com/MarvelSuperHeroes/videogame which I have tried to access but comes up page not found... any idea what the code is for?

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By in United States,

This set is part of the Superheroes PC version game in Slovakia. Price cca 24€.

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