• Lex Luthor

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    Lex Luther in his Power Armor!

    Written by (AFOL , silver-rated reviewer) in United States,

    As a huge DC comics fan, and having this Super Powers figure to play with from the 80's, I was glad to see this figure.  And it was free with the pre-order of Lego Batman 2 (if you have never played it, give it a try).  The only problem is the size of Lex' gun - he can't hold it and stand up.  I understand why it was made that way, though - it is his gun from the game (and it is that big in the game). Small complaint, thought.  This is a classic comic character made into a Lego mini - I couldn't be happier with it.

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  • Lex Luthor

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    A must for DC minifig collectors.

    Written by (AFOL) in United Kingdom,

    When I first heard about this being available for pre-ordering the Lego Batman 2 game in the US and Aus, I have to admit I was a little jealous. Compared to the suited minifig from set #6862 this looked really good. Fortunately, they were eventually made available in the UK with pre-orders, and I managed to bag one for myself.

    Box/Instructions

    This is a polybag set. It has a nice illustration on the front, and comes with a small set of clear instructions for the (very short) build.

    Parts

    The set has a really nice armour piece. We've seen a similar armour piece on #8831-8, Galaxy Patrol. The mix of green (my favourite colour) and purple really makes the figure stand out. There are some trans-green pieces in here too, which give the HUGE gun it's kryptonite powered look.

    Randomly, there are 3 black 2x2 blocks which don't really serve any purpose or add to the set, but they will come in handy elsewhere.

    Minifigures

    The Minifigure is the main part of this set, and it's a good one. It is a lot better than the Lex Luthor from #6862, and stands out a lot better in a display of minifigures. Without the armour on, you can see the body printing on the front and back, which is quite detailed considering it is covered up.

    The build

    Not hugely entertaining, and very quick. This set is for play/display more than the building experience. The build consists of 3 2x2 black blocks, the minifig assembly, a jet-pack on the back of the armour piece, and the HUGE kryptonite blaster.

    The completed model

    It looks great in my line-up of DC minifigs. The gun is very heavy, so the completed model doesn't stand up on it's own with the blaster attached. For display puposes, this can be overcome by adding one of the CMF bases or a 2x4 plate. When he has the armor on, blaster has to be placed in his hand at an angle, or he can't stand up. I just don't get why they included the 2x2 blocks, they are just a bit pointless.

    Summary

    Ultimately, this is more of a collector's display piece than anything else. Children will get some play value out of it when combined with another DC set. That armour looks great. The blaster is a bit cumbersome, but looks really good, and completes the "beefy" look of Lex in his power armour. This is a must for DC minifig collectors. It's great value for money if you planned on buying the Lego Batman 2 game anyway. If you're not bothered about the game, you'll have to settle for aftermarket prices, or you can get the PC version (cheapest) and sell the game on later.

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