• Superman Vs Power Armor Lex

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    This is a Beautiful set!

    Written by (AFOL) in Brazil,

    This is a GREAT set, for start, it comes with 3 Famous figurines; Superman, Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman, i mean, if you are a fan of DC and Marvel like me, its A MUST HAVE!
    When i first looked this set i tought the robot was not that cool, but for real, when i mounted it i got a nice surprise; it was most more beautiful than i tought and its articulations are far more functionable than i tought too, i mean you can really make any position you want (cause i think on the picture hes not that nice) and it really look like more nice on live then on the pictures here.
    I recommend this set 100%, the price is not that outrageous like the star wars on Brasil and its a great acquisition!

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  • Superman Vs Power Armor Lex

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    A really great set all in all.

    Written by (TFOL , silver-rated reviewer) in Ireland,

    A very nice set by Lego and by far one their best in a while.

    Box/Instructions

    Pretty simple design of the box. Its worth noting this is the only Super Heroes set that does not feature Batman nor the Batman Symbol on the box. Instead we're treated with Superman and the Superman Emblem, this means this is the only non-Batman set of the Super Heroes sets so far. Which is a shame, Superman has a rich history of Villains etc that could have been featured in other sets...however maybe the next few waves will bring them in. Anyway the box has an overall blue colour..the back of the box obviously show the model in action. I like the way the images are in comic book-like panels which is a nice touch. The side of the box also has pictures of Batman, Superman and The joker (not sure why but I'm not complaining). The instructions are what you expect and to be honest the comic included is meh.

    Parts

    Some very parts are included in this set; a lasso (of truth), a dark green crystal (used as kryptonite), plenty of trans green parts. Overall the pieces included are very nice.

    Minifigures

    What isn't bad about these minifigures? ..one bad thing but it's very minor (very). In the set we are treated to three figures...i have to give props to Lego for including Wonder Woman in the set, they could have easily just included Superman and Lex, thankfully for collectors they throw her in too. Superman is by far the highlight of the set. I have been looking for him ever since the Batman sets got released back 2006, and finally Lego have now gotten the rights the entire DC Universe. I've noticed Lego have gone efforts now to include more detail on the recently released minifigures particularly on printing the back. All minifigures in this set have back printing, even Wonder Woman and Superman get an alternate faces, all which just make this set overall a must have. Superman is great, I'm love the new hair piece made. He also receives the grinning face and a serious face, both look brilliant. The second minifigure is Lex Luthor. He wears a black suit and Lego even give him a back printing, it seems unnecessary but Lego have gone out of their way these days in terms of detail. Since the character is bald he only gets one face. Wonder Woman like the other two looks awesome. The hair piece is really detailed as well as the torso. She gets two faces (one smiling, the other angry). The lasso of truth was also a very nice inclusion by Lego. My complaint however lies with the WW minifigure...despite the great amounts of detail on the legs (even the side of legs are printed!) Lego use the lower quality plastic (aka Chinese plastic) for them. It noticeable too since the rest of WW is made from the high quality plastic, it's a real disapointment but it's also only a minor factor. Overall Lego indeed have out done them selves with this set...just minifigures alone.

    The completed model

    The model consists of Luthor's Power-Armor/Robot. I really like this model. Lego have made solid model. The arms and legs of the robot have lots mobility, great for playability purposes and if you want to pose the model. I love how the minifigures can be held in the arms of robot. The green colour works very well in giving it that comic book feel. Lex fits nicely into the pod too. The gun is great, I really like the way its designed to have the kryptonite inside.

    Summary

    Overall Lego made a brilliant model and I highly recommend it to any fan.

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  • Superman Vs Power Armor Lex

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    Faster than a Speeding Bullet

    Written by (AFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in Canada,

    Set #6862 Superman vs. Power Armor Lex: When DC Super Heroes were first announced back in late 2011 I was eager to see what changes we'd get with them compared to the older Batman Theme. That first batch was highly dissapointing as it only featured designs and set ideas we'd seen previously. Many of the DC Sets were just re-imagined Batman sets, some of the models were smaller, more compact and the prices were all different. But we'd kind of seen a lot of them before.

    This set stands out as the most unique and most impressive of the 2012 wave for the simple fact that it wasn't just a re-hash. And it included three Mini-Figures we'd never seen before, while many of the 2012 DC sets have featured improved updates to the original 2006-08 Batman Theme these are all new, and much appreciated.

    On to the review...

    Box/Instructions

    The box for this set is pretty standard for the LEGO DC Super Heroes Theme, much like in my previous review of the Batwing set I still find this design much better thought out than the older Batman one. This one shows off the set and its features in typical fashion.

    The instructions and 'comic' which are included are loose. There is no cardboard protection, unfortunately this means you could have some really beat up looking instructions straight out of the box. I think I've beat that thought home to you by now in many of my more recent reviews. LEGO, please find a better method of packing the instructions if you aren't going to give them all cardboard protectors. Please and thank you.

    The above being said however these instructions are more of a booklet form, chances are it may not be as damaged as it could be because they are a bit smaller than the ones ordinarily found in these sets. They aren't too difficult to follow either.

    Parts

    There are some really interesting pieces in this set, part ID #4155558 and 4220098 are some really unique looking parts I haven't seen too often, mostly because I tend not to buy Technic based sets or the Hero Factory/Constraction style sets where joints and things would be more commonplace. Both parts are great for MOCers, you also get a fair number of green pieces here and some nice joint parts for building poseable robots.

    Great part choices LEGO making this a useful parts pack if you're interested in such things, I love the cockpit design, it's nothing new, but this is the first time I think I got one of these newer Space themed cockpit windows.

    Minifigures

    Classic Superman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor, all three of these Mini-Figures are awesome. Brand new to this set, unique and haven't been seen since. (Although Superman was available as an SDCC exclusive or NYCC I always get those two mixed up, and Wonder Woman does have parts made in China if you're opposed to such things.)

    Superman is just great, he's got a double-sided torso showing off the muscles on his back, is wearing his classic blue and red uniform with the red cape and has the jerry curl in his hairpiece. (I think that's what its called.) Overall an excellent representation of the character in his classic comic book form. This versions double-sided facial print features a determined expression for battling Lex and one with the trademark smile we saw in the LEGO Batman 2 game. No heat vision eyes here.

    Lex Luthor is a standard looking suit, minimal print work here, I can't recall if he has a double-sided torso, but something tells me he might not. (He's still on the shelf in the robot armor so I can't verify it.) He's pretty standard, in fact his head is even re-used later on for Loki of all Mini-Figs, but it's still nice to have a version of Lex on the shelf.

    Wonder Woman is also in her classic unitard look with the star spangled shorts. She's got the most chinese parts on her, mostly because of the unique printing involved with her legs and torso (which again is Double-sided). Her hair is also a piece made in china, she has the tiara painted and sculpted onto it if I'm not mistaken... Yes, yes it is. Her double-sided face is happy on one side, angry and determined on the other, and she includes her trademark lasso, which is a new piece.

    All in all a great trio of Mini-Figures for the price point, which is a trend amongst LEGO Super Heroes sets.

    The build

    You're building a giant robotic suit of armor straight out of the game, some of the steps can become a bit repetitive when building identical arms and legs, but it's a fast fun build that looks great once completed.

    The completed model

    The Power Armor matches the model found in the LEGO Batman 2 game pretty faithfully, it includes the Destructor Gun which is powered by Kryptonite (also included in this set) and in fact includes enough transparent green bits to make it look like everything is powered by Kryptonite.

    The new joints introduced by LEGO in recent years improve the stability of the poses this armour can take. Often I'll find certain balljoints weakening due to the heavy nature of the builds placed upon them, not the case here it's a solid looking suit of armor for Lex to command.

    The weakest aspect of it would actually have to be the cockpit, in-game the design is slapped together haphazardly from the Joker's robot remains so it makes sense to be a bit questionable in the sturdy department. One good Batarang would smash that glass dome open pretty quickly though, still the model works for what it is meant to be and great fun to play with towering over all your Super Heroes.

    Summary

    Overall this is definitely a must own set, not only is it the only set where Wonder Woman, Lex and Classic Comic Supes are available, but it sets the standard for this price point in the LEGO Super Heroes theme. Just about every set after this one to share in this price point has been a real winner, be it the Mini-Figs, the models or a combination of both.

    There are a few minor complaints for LEGO purists, after all one of the Mini-Figures is mostly made in China and we all know how some collectors feel about that. I say don't let that ruin this set for you though, chances are we won't be seeing Wonder Woman again any time soon, and when we do it'll be part of the Man of Steel 2 sets from 2015 so it won't be the same design.

    Also, before I forget, there are no stickers for details in this set. You get two of the hose piece, one for the cannon build the other as a spare which is useful in MOCs or to just have in case of breakage. All in all this is a great set worth picking up, it has the best price point for the Mini-Figs included and (it's the only set without Batman from DC, or it was until Man of Steel stuff showed up). Strongly recommended, and once its discontinued I feel it'll make a good investment as well.

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  • Superman Vs Power Armor Lex

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    The Man of Steel vs. His Greatest Enemy

    Written by (TFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in United States,

    I got this set from Amazon a few months ago, initially because I had gained a recent interest in the set. I love mechs (as seen in the sheer number of my Exo-Force reviews), and Man of Steel (which is an excellent movie) was coming out this year, so what better way to celebrate than to get this set? This was the only set I was interested in also, mainly because I didn't like the Man of Steel themed sets, and having seen the movie, I believe that the only good set is the Black Zero Escape. This set, however, still stands above it. I got it at full price, and I have to say that I really like it except for one certain area...

    Pros

    • As always, Lego seems to be pulling out all of the stops for their minifigure lineup. Lex Luthor is probably the plainest, but his suit is still up to par, and the Superman presented here is just a marvelous spectacle to behold. Wonder Woman is probably the best minifig here, with the exception of her back leg printing, which is all red.
    • The mech is designed beautifully; it has mostly black and gray pieces, but the purple and green here are plentiful as well and give it a certain POW! to the set. It is also quite bulky considering its size (which is smaller than I thought it would be), and feels like something right out of the films.
    • The detailing is so good that this set actually needs no stickers (it doesn't include any, thankfully). The gun, for instance, which has a Kryptonite crystal, could easily have been a sticker piece, but thankfully it wasn't. Quite a refreshing change from the usual set niche. Another thing I love in the detailing is the tube which is connected the the gun. The set is very aesthetically pleasing.

    Cons

    • The play features of this set are more limited than other sets at this price range; although this is a great set for the imagination, kids who like to actually use physical attacks on Superman will be disappointed more than others. The only real feature I see here is that the mech moves, which is a bit... eh.
    • While the top half of this set is (very) versatile and flexible with modeling, the bottom half is dreadful with the posing department. The leg itself can go all four ways, but it can only move a small bit if you'd like it to actually stand up. This is the bit that really upsets me, and something that made Exo-Force stand out.
    • The final thing, which doesn't bother me all that much, is that the set picture shows Wonder Woman stuck in the archetypical damsel in distress situation, with Superman having to save her. However, because the mech is made of Kryptonite, wouldn't both of the heroes be screwed? Just an interesting discovery I made...

    This set is excellently made. Its colors are spot-on, and it has some real meat to it. The figures and lack of stickers also make this a real treat for anyone who is a fan of DC. However, I just can't give it full marks due to the lack of posing options and the strange (lack of) play features for kids. I recommend it for an older fan of DC for sure (AFOLs will love this), but I think the kids get the rotten end on this one.

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  • Superman Vs Power Armor Lex

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    Good Parts, Good Price, Quick Build

    Written by (AFOL) in United States,

    Just a quick review after building this set this morning.

    Pros

    • Good price: at $20 for 207 pieces, this is a great price for a licensed set.
    • Great figures: as the only retail source for these iconic characters (at time of review), how could you turn it down? With 8 or so versions of Batman but only one of Wonder Woman and Superman, you need this set to collect the "royalty" of the DC universe.
    • Good parts: elements in purple and green as well as some less-common transparent elements (especially the windscreen) make this a decent parts pack. Some ball joint, click joint, and curved elements round out the selection.
    • Quick build: I assembled this set in about half an hour, which made it perfect for that little bit of down time before work.

    Cons

    • Quick build: I assembled this set in about half an hour. If you're looking for an involved build, this isn't it.
    • Repetitive elements/construction: for those who have been collecting over the past ten years or so, a number of "mech" options have been available- most notably the Exo-Force line. This set repeats several construction techniques and elements from that line, so you won't learn many new techniques and you'll end up with more of those joints that can be tough to use.

    Overall, this is a nice $20 set. There are lots of things to love and the drawbacks are only minor quibbles. I'm looking forward to getting home and putting a stop to Lex Luthor's nefarious kryptonite-fueled schemes!

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