• Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

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    "HULK SMASH"

    Written by (KFOL) in United States,

    this is my third favorite marvel super heroes set first being the "Quinjet" aerial battle, second wolverine's chopper showdown.

    Box/Instructions

    The box art is awesome.Thor is in the back flying, Loki is in his "cage" banging on the glass,

    The Hulk is well smashing what part of "HULK SMASH" don't you understand?, Hawkeye is flying his jet.

    The instructions are pretty simple but very fun to build the mini jet was my favorite to build.

    Parts

    The only rare parts are the Hulk parts.Besides that the parts are extraordinary!

    Minifigures

    Let's start with The Hulk or Bruce Banner The Hulk is well big, mean, and green!and only 7 parts,wow!Second is Thor Odinson comes with Mjolnir or "meow meow" a red cape/cloak and only 6 parts. Third is Loki Lafuyson comes with a rubber golden helmet, light green cape/cloak and scepter total of 8 parts. last but not least Hawkeye or Clint Barton is not that rare he has a nicely printed torso/legs with reverse able head the first is his regular face with a grin, the other has red goggles with a straight face like this __ and comes with a new bow mold in black so that is a total of 5 parts.

    The build

    the build was very fun and very simple.

    The completed model

    easy good for MOCs!

    Summary

    this is a bad A$$ set!

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  • Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

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    Excellent playability

    Written by (AFOL) in Australia,

    Ordered 6867 from a friend but I got this set instead - which turns out to be a blessing in disguise:) Since watching the movie my son has been a big fan of Hawkeye and this is just the perfect set for a fan like him.

    It came in three packets and each one was an excellent build! I made my son open 1 packet each day and it did not kill the thrill! You can choose whichever packet to open and each would have its own playability. Choose packet 1 for Hawkeye, packet 2 for Loki or packet 3 for Thor. Hulk comes in its individual packet so you could play "Hulk Smash" with any figure if you choose to open them differently.

    The stands/bases could be rearranged as we see fit; just like a modular building. Awesome playability!

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  • Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

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    Incredible!

    Written by (AFOL) in United States,

    After a long wait the Avengers sets finally made there way to me! The first thing that drew my eye was of course the minifigures, and seeing as this set is the only one that had the incredible Hulk, I just had to pick it up!

    Box/Instructions

    I love the box for this set. It shows Hulk smashing up the S.H.I.E.L.D plane and really displays the set pretty nicely! The instructions came with a cardboard backing along with the comic you get so nothing was damaged which is a nice plus!

    Parts

    This set surprised me with the amount of cool parts you get! The holding chamber is nice, the jet has some nice pieces, and the rest of the lab has some cool trans-blue flaps that look really nice!

    Minifigures

    This is the real reason people will buy this set so I will just name the main reason first.

    Hulk: This figure is absolutely amazing! Besides the fact that his only articulation occurs in his arms and hands, he is perfect! His face shows a lot of his character and his sheer size makes him a presence to be dealt with in front of any minifigure. His mold is extremely well done. Hulk is definitely in my top 5 LEGO figures ever. Great job LEGO!

    Thor: This is the cheapest set to get Thor in so I am sure a lot of people who are Thor fans will choose this set over the Quinjet if Thor is all they are after. Thor is another great minifig with beautiful printing on his torso and head. He does have a double sided head, one is just a content look and the other has him gritting his teeth. He does come with mjolnir which looks good!

    Hawkeye: I don't really like TLG version of Hawkeye. I feel like the hair is wrong and the face just doesn't go well with any Hawkeye interpretation I have seen. That being said he does come with the sought after compound bow which is a really nice piece!

    Loki: Yet another Loki. TLG decided to throw him into 3 different sets so he really is not that special. His helmet is a really nice new rubbery piece and his staff is a combination of weapons from Pharaohs Quest and Ninjago. He comes with a green cape and has only one print on his head. He is a nice looking fig but definitely not the best LEGO has ever created.

    The build

    The build really was pretty good! There weren't to many interesting techniques, but the build did take a good amount of time and was as always fun!

    The completed model

    The model itself is a lot more than I was hoping for. I know the set looked pretty small to begin with so I was really not expecting much. However there were so many little details and sections that I was really happy with! All the little computer screens and chairs were a nice touch as was the section with the launch-able barrels and the area with the brick built chair and staff holder. The jet is another pretty nice model. It is very 'swooshable' and looks fairly accurate to the movie. The only problem I had with it was a gap in the back of it that I decided to fill myself with a 1x2 brick from a previous Agent set. The total model was longer that I expected as well. The different areas connect very easily so transport is not a problem with this model.

    Summary

    Overall I really enjoyed this set! I initially got it just for the Hulk but was pleasantly surprised to find all the other little bonus goodies in it! In my opinion this set was worth the $50. Not only is it a licensed set, which are usually more expensive, but it comes with a new Hulk mold and a lot of useful parts. Hopefully this review could help some of you out that were on the fence about this set!

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    HULK SMASH! My Wallet

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

    After waiting what seemed like a lifetime for these darn Legos, they finally arrived at my local Target store. Ridiculously, though, only two were available. So I bought them gladly, but feeling incomplete considering that I wanted to buy the collection in one full sweep. This set was at the top of my list though do to the inclusion of Hawkeye and Thor, my two favorite Marvel figures. Anyway, without further to do, on to the review!

    The Figs

    So, to begin, I was flabbergasted by the figs of this set. Thor is by far my favorite. His armor is totally comic/movie accurate and the hammer Mjonir (I think that's how you spell it) is a great inclusion. However, the hammer is, sadly, monochromatic and seems to lack the detail that the figure itself has, as the hammer is not brown. Also, the hammer is gray, not silver, thus, The Thunder God's weapon feels like a blacksmith's tool rather than the bringer of storms. Of course, this is fixable with a splash of paint. The Hulk is awesome...but does not feel at all like a Lego. He is huge and disproportionate to the other Avengers and lacks any possibility. If anything, the only "Lego" thing about him is his rounded block head. I know I sound negative and contradictory considering I just praised the figs, but, let's be honest, the Jolly Green Giant has his flaws. On the positive side, Hulk has a great sense of detail and powerful presence to him that make the figure look and feel like the Hulk, yet at the sacrifice of not looking and not feeling like a Lego. Hawkeye is amazing. He is excellently detailed and has a quiver on his back. His bow is new and looks true to the film. Also, the goggles he has are well detailed and I believe the color of the hairpiece is new. Hawkeye looks true to the movie form, yet also adheres to the Ultimate form from the comic. And then, there was Loki. Loki is, without a doubt, one of the best minifigures I have ever seen. His crown is truly awesome and has all of the ridges and curves to make it look all the more deadly. Loki's armor is completely movie accurate and his staff is phenomenal. Loki's cape and facial expression are also spot on. Truly, Loki is an accomplishment for TLG and a golden opportunity for any MOCer anywhere.

    Loki: 5/5

    Hulk: 3.5/5

    Thor: 4.5/5

    Hawkeye: 4.75/5

    The Set

    Since most of you are buying this set mainly for the figs, I won't go into tremendous detail. The actual lab itself is well detailed and interesting...even though I have no idea what's supposed to be going on. The holding cell for Loki is nice, big, and compact. The top computer is interesting and the staff holder analysis bay is a cool feature thanks to the addition of the computer. Also, the, uh window I think, is roomy and allows for a nice area for the Avengers to, forgive me for this, ASSEMBLE! The features work as they should and the lab is a good playset. Be warned, though, it is small and VERY underwhelming thanks to its size and huge reliance on stickers. The jet is really the star of the actual set though. It is a nice tint of blue and looks like something from either Lego Agents or classic Alpha Team. Honestly, it is really cool looking and is sleek and swooshable. However, the jet's biggest flaw is the bubble windshield, which could have been replaced by the traditional sloping semi-triangular windshield. Nevertheless, it is a cool little play feature and would have been a great set on its own.

    Overall

    This set is very cool, but very reliant on gimmicks and minifigures to sell itself. The price is about $10 over what is relatively fair and the size is pathetic for a $50 set. However, the minifigures indeed make up for it. Although the set is very interesting, i'd focus on the other sets first and pick this up ONLY if you're a hardcore Hulk fan. Either way, I do recommend it to any Marvel fan...just try to get it on sale.

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  • Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

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    6868 - Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

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

    Of the Marvel sets, none are standing out as clear winners to me as they are all so good! I have found every one of them to be top notch and surprisingly good value for money given that they are licensed sets. When the names of the sets were first revealed before we got any images, set 6868, Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout, was the one that got me the most excited, now that I have it, I am pleased to say that I am not disappointed at all! The Minifigures are all fantastic and the set itself is very nice too so what more can you ask for? Here are my thoughts...

    Box/Instructions

    The box design is lovely. The first thing you will notice about it is the enormous width, then the beautiful cover artwork. Like all of the other Marvel sets this box has the same dark red border that I am so fond of with the Super Heroes logo and the image of the Avengers in their Lego form in the corner. In the bottom right hand corner is the Avengers logo and in the opposite corner is the Minifigure gallery as well as an advert for the comic inside. The actual picture of the set displays the lab and prison area poised on some kind of precipice with open air beneath it, as though the action is going to take place in some kind of hangar bay area in the movie. The S.H.I.E.L.D. jet is flying up into what is presumably the inside of the Helicarrier, being piloted by Hawkeye (who as far as I can tell is just Loki's chauffeur in the film as he was driving him about in set 6867, Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape, although it is safe to assume he has been brainwashed by Loki from the comics in both sets). Hulk and Thor are attacking the dark blue jet, and Loki is standing in his cell while he awaits rescue. There are flick fire missiles and sparks flying all over the place as the action takes place which looks really excellent. As well as the sky and clouds at the bottom, the background shows a big, dark grey walled room with what look like containment pods all around and some nice structural framework.

    The back of the box has a few images of the features in the set such as the flick fire missiles, exploding canopy, and exploding cell door. There is also a large central image of the set where the unfortunate Hawkeye has found himself in Hulk's iron grip. There is an image of the Avengers as they will appear in the movie at the bottom as well to complete the design.

    The instructions have the same design as the box and I found no mistakes or missing pieces for me. The comic is in a separate booklet and is a nice thing to include, especially for younger children.

    Parts

    There are plenty of useful parts in this set, including eleven small round tile pieces in translucent orange, these could come in very useful, and you get three extra ones as well as the build is split into numbered bags! There are plenty of plates and silver grills as well, including four dark grey octagonal pieces which I love and some nice translucent blue plates too. You get a few light grey pillar parts which are good to see and several handy slopes. There is a healthy pile of dark blue pieces for the jet and, best of all, two large translucent half-cylinders which form Loki's prison cell. These could be incredibly useful and would add a really unique architectural element to any building you create in the future. I have already ordered a couple from Bricklink, because I want to keep the set together, and I am putting them to good use in a MOC.

    Minifigures

    There are four Minifigures included in this set and I like all of them. Loki is available in two other sets which despite the brilliance of the Minifigure, somehow reduces how much I like it. Nevertheless, he is a great figure with plenty of detail. His helmet is made of a rubbery material and is a dull gold. The huge horns look superb as does the huge amount of detail pasted all over the main bit of the helmet with vents and plating almost everywhere. This piece is packaged separately in a small bag of its own so it is obviously from China, however to me that is forgiveable so I am not going to dock any points for that. The head is the same as Bruce Wayne's from the Batman sets but this is fine as it serves its purpose nicely. Loki wears a green cape which is not seen very often so is a nice thing to have, and is accurate judging by what I have seen of the character in the various trailers released. The torso is very detailed with lots of small silver and gold shapes creating an interesting look, as well as a strap and some sort of collar. Sadly there is no back printing, but it is covered by the cape anyway. This printing is continued onto his legs but to a lesser extent. All of this is printed on dark grey which does not go terribly well with the green cape, however if it is accurate then I am happy! He carries a staff made from a piece seen in a Pharaoh's Quest set previously for the shaft, and a small dagger seen in several Ninjago sets recently which fits in a slot at the top of the shaft. It looks good to me and adds a bit of authority to the character.

    The next is Hawkeye, who also appears in set 6867, Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape, and is a very nice Minifigure. His hair is in the nougat colour, exclusive to this figure, and it looks really fantastic, especially as I am a big fan of this mould. His head is double sided, one side with a pair of red tinted goggles which we see in the trailer, the other with no goggles and just a fairly plain, frustrated looking face. I like his eyebrows, which are the exact same colour as his hair, something which is not actually that common on figures, usually they are a slightly different shade. His torso is superb with lots and lots of detail. There is some nice padding which looks really textured, and some nice straps going all across the Minifigure. His back is printed with a quiver for his arrows and more padding and straps. I really like the red, black and grey colour scheme which runs throughout the figure. His arms are bare, but one of his hands is black as he wears a single glove which is a nice touch. His legs have a few buckles and more straps but are mostly plain black. He carries a lovely compound bow which is accurate to the film and a brand new mould. It has plenty of moulded detailing, including handle texture and some feathers on the arrow on the bow.

    Thor is also available in another set, 6869, Quinjet Aerial Battle. He is a lovely Minifigure with a huge amount of detail and he carries a brand new accessory as well. His hair is the same as Dastan's hair, first seen in the Prince of Persia sets, but this time in blonde. In this colour it is exclusive and it looks nice, albeit quite close to yellow, a similar colour to a banana really. His face is very well done with a double sided head, one side displays a straight and fairly neutral face with his dark blonde beard and big bushy eyebrows. The other side is very angry with bared teeth and the exact same beard and eyebrows. He wears a red cape which is nice, very regal looking! His torso has a lot of detail with the six large silver circles on his chest, and lots of strange armour which is all printed on a dark blue torso, there is also a brown belt around his waist. His back printing shows more armour plating and a continuation of the brown belt too. His arms are light grey with flesh hands and his legs are just plain dark blue. He carries a brand new moulded piece, his trademark hammer. It is plain light grey all over but the mould itself is quite detailed with just the right shape and a bit of texture as well.

    My favourite figure from this set however, has got to be the Incredible Hulk. He is bright green which a few people have been unsure about, but to me it is alright, not entirely accurate but it makes him a bit more striking for sure. He is about twice the height of a standard Minifigure and as wide as he is tall. The character is made up of seven pieces, the main head, torso and legs piece, two arms, two hands, and two blue pins to hold the arms in place. He is poseable at the shoulders and the wrists, which gives him just about all of the movement he needs. His black shaggy hair is incorporated into the mould as are his huge muscles and ripped trousers. His head is printed with an extremely angry face and some wrinkles. The entire figure leans forward slightly to face the regular sized Minifigures which I like as it allows him to interact more easily with other figures for playability and display. His arms are moulded with lots of muscles and his hands have fingers cast into them. He can hold figures in his hand, as well as standard things which smaller Minifigures can hold, for instance, Loki's staff. His shorts are dark tan in colour and have some nice torn details, his feet have toes moulded and they do fit on Lego plates easily. Overall, I love this figure and since we have got a smaller scale polybag version of him coming up, I will be able to decide which one I prefer when that is released.

    The build

    The construction phase was actually quite short. About forty minutes in total and was split into numbered bags, giving us more spare pieces at the end! There were a few interesting moments, I like the mechanism for blowing the cell open and the way in which the windows are made. The control panels are created in an interesting way for the control room above the prison with a medium length bar piece and some flaps with stickers on them, despite the strange design, they look outstanding!

    The completed model

    The lab model is a little smaller than I imagined but is still a suitable size. There are four main features in the set, four flick fire missiles on the jet which are good for playing with the set, the exploding cell door which is created by using a rubber band and a slope piece basically to create a button to press in the control room between the two blue seats. There are also exploding oil barrels which are held in a rack which can be tipped over by pulling a section of the rack forwards. It is nice to see the classic Octan colours on the barrels and the feature does work quite well actually! My favourite feature though is the exploding canopy on the S.H.I.E.L.D. jet, presumably to recreate Hulk tearing it off to get at the pilot. It works really well by pushing down the yellow handle piece between the tail fins. All in all there is a lot of playability in this set!

    On the left of the stationary piece is a small lab where we can see some kind of window and lots of computers and a white scanner. There are quite a few stickers in this area showing Loki's staff, which can be held over the scanner with clips. The right hand section is quite plain with just a window and an open area, as well as the rack for the oil barrels. The central area is where most of the action is though! The cell is very nicely detailed and the explosion feature really does work well. Any figure can stand comfortably in the cell as it is plenty tall enough, even for Loki's elaborate headgear! The control room above has two blue seats and lots of control panels (including one which shows Space Invaders being played, my favourite part of the entire set) and a window. The orange button for releasing the cell door is placed between the chairs nicely and fits in well. The jet is quite simple, but looks very sleek. It is mostly dark blue and yellow, similar to models from the Agents theme from a few years ago. The cockpit hinges open, as well as coming off totally for the exploding feature. The two angled tail fins look superb and the wings look great as well, somewhat reminiscent of a Eurofighter.

    Summary

    This is another set from this theme I would recommend without a doubt. It is filled with fun features and the Minifigures are also superb. Hulk is of course exclusive and if you cannot get the entire set, I would advise you to find him on eBay or Bricklink as he is rally excellent, and you do not have all of the Avengers until you have him! I can find no faults with the set myself, so of course (once again) it has to be...

    Overall - 10/10

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