Wow, When I opened the present bag, I was expecting skeleton bowling like I had on my wishlist. But to my surprise, This awsome set was there! First the Minifigs, Iron Man looks realy cool but on the box his helmet looks a little big for him. Hawkeye is realy cool but I would like his non-gogled face to look happier. Loki was cooler than most people think he is in minifig. His nice Green cape was well.... nice! His helmet looks cool. and his staff was an awsome two-pieced interpretation of the real thing! Now for the Sheild Truck. It looks realy cool and its stickers give it realy good detail. Its parts, Flat studs, tires, and doors, are realy cool! the launch functions, missiles and truck bed, are nicely put together! In all, Great set!
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this set is a great set. i guess i will go to the pros and cons:
The figs are Awesome!
this set comes with a lot of dark blue parts which are great for MOCing.
it also comes with a few new pieces, up angle brackets, Hawkeye's bow, etc
the launch function does not always work well
iron man's helm is a bit loose
that is all the cons i can think of. on to the figs:
I will start out with Loki, he is cool, his helmet is rubber but still looks great. his body printing is quite good but he has no back printing.the staff is also suburb. next up is Hawkeye, he is a great minifig to have, his bow is awesome and do is his body printing. his back printing is amazing, hi has a cool armor design AND a printed quiver. now to the main attraction, Iron Man! by far the best fig in the set, his printing is amazing. his helm is a bit big for a minifig but there is a head under it so it has to be a bit big. all in all, if u like avengers, you want to get this set.
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Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape is a must have for anyone who likes Ironman or S.H.I.E.L.D.
To top it off you get three fantastic Minifigures: first is Hawkeye, he has the same hair as Bruce Wayne (Fenrir, and Draco). I love his double sided head where he can either have shades or an angry expression. His torso depicts a sort of jump suit or armor and on the back is his quiver which is a nice touch. You also get a bow and arrow which is a new peice. His legs have printed detail, but nothing to run home about. Hawkeye also comes in set 6868, so hes not exclusive.
Next is my least favorite Loki who is styling the same head as Mr.Wayne (I have Bruce for refrence) which in my opinion is very lame of lego. He has a new helmet which is rubber not normal plastic, so that sucks. Although I don't like his head or helmet I do like his torso and legs which have cool printing. His Weapon is a staff made from the Pharoahs Quest staff and a weapon from Ninjago and the other weapon like object is the Cosmic Cube which is a powerful device that was seen in the Captain America Movie. Loki aslo has a green cape thet was used on Lockheart.Loki comes in two other sets 6868 and 6869.
Now the main attraction: Ironman(Mark 7). Ironman was the reason I bought this set in the first place and the reason the rest of you lego collectors will. He has a double sided head which depicts him with a smirk and an angry expression. His helmet is all new and its feature is fliping up to show Tony Stark's face. The torso is exclusive to this set as are the legs Since the other set has a different Ironman which is the Mark 6 suit (6869).
He also has cylinders for rocket jets and studs for blasters. Iron man also comes in set 6869 (Mark 6).
Last but not least is the Sheild truck it has 8 stickers and loads of dark blue peices. Its only features are blasting Loki off the truck (which doesn't work very well), Flick fire missles(of course), and seating a mind controlled Hawkeye in the front seat to do Loki's bidding. It can hold Hawkeye's bow on one side of the truck and on the other side it holds a fire extinguisher.
So I give this set a 8/10 for Loki being so lame. And thanks for reading!
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In my opinion, these Marvel Super Heroes sets are utterly brilliant, this model is no exception. I was a bit sceptical about Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape as it does not look as striking as a set like 6869, Quinjet Aerial Battle, nor does it have as many exclusive Minifigures as many other sets (there is one in this model) but now I have it, I must say I was totally wrong about it!
The box is very striking with a similar dark red colour scheme on the bordering along the top and sides of the box to all of the other Marvel sets. It is the same size as any other box at this price point and has the golden Lego Super Heroes logo which is nice to see and that charming image of the four Avengers in Lego form which I love. The recommended ages, set number and set name are displayed in yellow text on the main image which is action packed. Iron Man is pursuing Loki and Hawkeye who are escaping in the S.H.I.E.L.D. truck. The pursuit is taking place through a tunnel which has cleverly been put out of focus in the background to give the illusion of speed. In the bottom left hand corner of the cover there is a gallery of the three Minifigures included in the set and a reference to the comic included as well. The back of the box demonstrates the features on the truck and how the faceplate on Iron Man's helmet can lift up to reveal Tony Stark's face underneath.
The instructions were flawless with no mistakes and I had no missing pieces. The comic is nice with actually three separate strips, all are very nice but only one displays this set in action.
There are quite a few useful parts in this set, including a whole heap of dark blue! This is great as it is not an easy colour to come by I find and could be useful for your own creations. There are plenty of slopes and four of those lovely big tyres, great for monster trucks and the like! However, the best parts for me are the two translucent round tiles which form the headlights for the vehicle. These are relatively new pieces and are exclusive to this set at the time of writing. They could be supremely useful and best of all an extra one comes with the model! It also features six of those new brackets which I think will be revolutionary in SNOT building so this is a great parts pack.
The three Minifigures are all great. But for me, one of them really stands out and that is Iron Man. But I will start with Loki, the villain of the upcoming movie and a superb character. He wears a huge ornate helmet which is pearl gold, it would be nice to see it in chrome gold but it looks good as it is. The piece is rubbery, mainly due to the long curling spikes which might snap off if they were made of a brittle plastic. There is a lot of little detailing on this piece including vents on the back and some sort of badge on the front just above his eyes which look out of the open front. The head is in fact identical to that of Bruce Wayne from set 6860, the Batcave. Personally I do not mind in the least as the head resembles his appearance in the upcoming Avengers movie and to me all that matters is accuracy. Besides, reusing the head will have saved Lego money which means they can spend that money developing other new prints and moulds!
The cape is green which has appeared a few times before but it looks super on Loki. The torso is dark grey printed with lots of alien markings, similar to those on the mysterious members of his army which appear in set 6865 and set 6869 and those markings are continued onto his legs. It is a shame to see no back printing on his torso but when it is covered by the cape it is of course not visible so it does not matter a jot, I just thought I would point it out. He holds the Cosmic Cube, which is just a 1x1 clear brick, and a golden staff made up of the same piece as appeared in set 7306 from the Pharaoh's Quest theme and nice little gold dagger which has appeared in a couple of Ninjago sets recently.
Hawkeye is another lovely Minifigure. He has the same hair as Bruce Wayne and before that, Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter. I like this hair and I believe this is its first outing in this nougat colour making it exclusive I think. The head piece has double printing, one side has red goggles, the other has just a face with teeth bared with no goggles. His torso is highly detailed with dark grey strapping, lots of vents and buckles, and some nice black padding. There are some dark red highlights which look good and back printing showing a quiver for his arrows and more straps. His arms are bare so they are flesh coloured, but one hand is gloved in black which gives him a unique look. The legs are printed with two little straps and clips. He carries a brand new compound bow piece cast in black. I think it looks superb with plenty of detail and a nice arrow to boot.
Finally, we have the wonderful Iron Man. In this Mark VI armour he is exclusive to this set and I love it. The helmet is made up of two pieces, the main body of the helmet moulded in dark red, and the gold faceplate which can be lifted to see Tony Stark's face. The entire thing is covered with moulded detail and the eyes are printed white, accurate to both the Iron Man films already released and his look in the trailers released for the Avengers movie. I love the opening helmet function and it works really nicely. There has been a lot of debate over whether the helmet is too large or not, in my opinion it looks just fine, however, if you do not like it, you can try and buy either the preview Minifigure given away at Comic-Con, or find a good custom and purchase that.
The head piece is similar to that of Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean, but it is slightly different. It certainly resembles Tony Stark from the film, with his trademark moustache and beard. The torso is very detailed with plenty of armour panelling and the triangular ARC reactor. The most prominent colour of the piece is dark red like the rest of the figure, but there are gold highlights and of course the white power source. The back printing shows more panels and gold highlights. His legs are printed with gold thigh armour and knee pads. He also comes with some translucent blue studs and cylinders to create the repulsors and jets that he uses to fly. I like this touch but they are of course removable so it is your choice.
The build took me about half an hour and was quite enjoyable. I like how the curved mudguards are attached and also how the bars on the front are formed using two different fence pieces. It is great to see doors which are usually omitted due to their effect on the structure of the vehicle, however on this model they are present and it is still very durable indeed.
The completed model
When it is all together, the set looks fantastic. The dark blue truck is very striking and a bit different to most vehicles we see. I love the huge ground clearance and big tyres making the playability up there with the best. The stickers all really add to the look of the model but if you do not apply them, it still looks good. There are eight of them in the set so for sticker haters that could be a problem but not for me as I personally do not mind stickers.
There are a few features in the set, two flick fire missiles which are easy to flick so they certainly add to the already fantastic playability. The roof can be removed to access the drivers seat which has control panels and dials, as well as a steering wheel and a lever. The blue chair does not look out of place and the two heroes (although it could be that Hawkeye is aiding Loki in this scene) fit in the cab easily, Loki cannot sit in there due to the huge horns protruding from his helmet. The final feature is found on the back of the vehicle, in the flat bed area you can pull a red piece to send Loki flying! There is a clip to hold the bow for Hawkeye and another which carries a red fire extinguisher. The back of the cab is made up by a window piece so anyone standing at the back can see the driver and on top of the cab there are some lights along with one of the stickers in the set.
The opening doors also have stickers on them, as does the step up to the cab and the mudguards at the back. The final sticker is found on the bonnet of the vehicle where there is a silver grill and some bullet holes. Beneath this piece there is space for an engine, but none is included so you can add you own is you wish.
Overall, I would certainly recommend this set, the entire model is faultless and I love the figures too. This is the cheapest way to get these three superb Minifigures and the value for money is not bad at all either with almost just the right price to piece ratio for a licensed set. So, without further ado I am obliged to give this brilliant set...
Overall - 10/10
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I'm mainly reviewing this set for the truck. I'm not a superhero aficionado, so the whole Loki minifig controversy is a bit lost on me, but overall the minifigs seem pretty cool. Hawkeye's compound bow is a fearsome new weapon and I will have to find a way to kit out my Black Falcon archers with some of these (who cares if the compound bow wasn't invented until the 1970s?)
The truck is AWESOME! I have been collecting Lego for over 30 years and I have never seen a Lego truck put together so well. The thing is damn near indestructible. It also has impressive ground clearance and is well balanced so stunt jumps become very possible. The Loki-ejection mechanism could work a bit better but it's not much of a detraction. The missile launchers are also not ideally situated but again it doesn't really detract.
Overpriced set - presumably Lego has to pay ridiculous royalties or license fees or both to Marvel - but a great design that's worthy of praise.
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