6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout
To conclude my mini-reviews of the Marvel sets, here's a quick look at 6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout.
This is the second largest of the Marvel sets. It consists of four minifigs, a SHEILD jet plane and some sort of laboratory. The laboratory no doubt adds some play interest to the set but I have no idea what it's supposed to be or what happens in it. Maybe that will become apparent in the movie.
For me however, the minifigs and jet plane are far more interesting although it's perhaps disappointing that the only unique one in it is Hulk.
The minifigs are Loki (his 3rd appearance, presumably he's the baddie in the movie?), Thor, Hawkeye and Hulk. To call Hulk a minifig is a bit misleading though, as he's double the height of regular figs. He's made in China (the polythene packaging gives that away) and consists of 5 parts: his legs/torso/head are one part, his arms and hands make up the other four. As with the vast majority of Chinese parts such as these, the quality is top-notch.
The jet plane is very reminscent of the Agents sets, in particular the dark blue and yellow colour scheme. It's actually a very nice model in its own right, and certainly very swooshable. It has a mechanism built in to jettison the cockpit: maybe to re-enact a scene in the movie?
I haven't photographed the lab. as my setup can't handle large models such as that, so you'll have to look at the official pictures instead.
So to summarise, this is a nice set but the duplication of minifigs with other sets is a little disappointing.
And to summarise the reviews of the Marvel sets, which one do I think is best, having built them all? I'd say 6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown because it's only £20/$20, the three minifigs are all very cool and unique to the set, the helicopter is great and, well, it has the best minifig in it: Wolverine...