pros:1 the minifigures (iron fist,doc Ock, and spider-man) 3 for a $30.00 set=good
2: pieces 295=great
cons:1 iron fist doesn't come with chi(fire)
2: you are suppose to take doc Ock's tentacles off to put him on the car
box art: iron fist doesn't do anything but get thrown around
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Hello, Missingno here (or 'just2good' on other LEGO sites). Today I will be reviewing the new Marvel Super Heroes set I ordered from Walmart.com last week (and received it today, July 18th 2012) called Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush. It is set number 6873, retails for $30 USD and contains 295 pieces.
For starters, the building experience went quick as it only took around 30 minutes. There wasn't much repetition during the build, which is a plus for me. The set does include 7 stickers (I think) and the worst part during the build was applying two of the stickers to two black 1x2 cheese slopes.
The pieces in this set are great. So much sky blue (or some type of blue color)! Notable examples: two sky blue (?) half cylinder, lots of sky blue (?) cheese slopes and two sky blue 3x3 cut corner wedges, just to name a few. The figures are also great! Spidey has back torso and head printing, Doc-Ock has Snape's 2010 hair piece with a great double sided face and torso back printing while Iron Fist has front head printing and back torso printing. Sadly, none of the figures have any leg printings (despite a cartoony picture of Spidey from the end of the instructions, which has arm and leg printing).
The playability features on this set are lacking. There isn't much to play with here, besides the awesome figures, some flick-and-fire missiles and solid structure. There are two lame features- one in which you can move an air vent up and down and one where you can move a cover up and down.
Lastly, like the Helicarrier set, the build is split in to parts (3 segments to be exact) and each part is connected by connector pieces (also like the Helicarrier). The build is stern and will not break when the segments are split apart (unlike the Vampyre Castle set).
This set is great, but I would buy the Wolverine set first since the Wolverine set is cheaper by $10 USD and includes 3 exclusive figures (just like this set). But still, the pieces in this set are great and the same goes for the $30 USD price point.
Watch my video review of this set on YouTube by clicking here, which is more hands on and has more details about the set.
7 out of 8 people thought this review was helpful.
While it isn't destined to be a classic, Doc Ock Ambush is one of the best sets in the Super Heroes line.
While the set is very strong as-is, it contains a lot of very useful pieces for parts-package buyers. The blue 1x1 cylinders are always welcome, and there are a number of plates and cheese wedges (which are handy for most any type of build). Cones, Technic pieces, black, gray, trans light blue; when it comes to parts, this set has it all.
Spider-Man is the same as in any other set.
The Iron Fist figure is a little bland, but he's still a proud member of my LEGO hero squad.
Dock Ock's face is a bit creepy, but the gray color scheme and greasy hair work well.
I would have liked a henchman. Easy enough to bring one in from somewhere else, though.
Once you're used to the layout, the build is on the range of a half-hour; just right for keeping your hands busy while watching something on Netflix. Not particularly easy or difficult, though the water tower requires some thought.
The completed model
I'm a fan. The lab is a bit cramped, but the hinges allow it to be opened as wide as needed. The center of the lab looks terrific, with some nice detail by the operating table.
The 'car' is a low point, but it has some useful parts. I turned mine into a Google car-type lab robot.
Not without its flaws, but this is easily one of my favorite sets in the Super Heroes line. For $30 USD, you can't go wrong.
3 out of 3 people thought this review was helpful.
I am not a big fan of Doctor Octopus. However, this set is really fun to build and i enjoy Spider Man and Iron Fist. The lab setting is pretty unique, but Doctor Octopus is the only problem i have with it. His "octopus arms" if you wanna call them, are extremely annoying and he always falls down when i try to get him to stand up. I've decided to just trade him away.
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I ordered this set a week or two after it's release. I really wanted to go to the store, get this set and have an experience buying it, but since its a LEGO exclusive, I had to compromise and buy it off of their site.
The set itself is neat. I haven't seen the tv show that this is based off of, so I cant really say its "relate able" like the Avengers sets, but it's good. The build was easy, maybe took 15-20 minutes.
The minifigs, unfortunately, were a bit of a let-down...
Spider-man: The head's design is awesome, but it isn't too bold. I definitely prefer the older spider-man minifigs to the newest one. The legs are my biggest turn-off. They're just regular blue legs! Since when does spider-man wear jeans on the job? Rating- 4.2/5
Doc Ock: The new design for the arms are alot more sturdy than the previous ones from the SM2 sets a few years ago. Rating- 4.6/5
Iron Fist: It's pretty awesome of LEGO to include lesser-known heroes in these sets (Ex:, Deadpool, Iron Fist, Nova, etc.) They did a pretty good job with this one! My only complaint is he should have came with 1X1 circular pieces to put on his hands like Iron Man.
- Pro 1 Iron Fist Minifig
- Pro 2 Its good to have Spider-man back in the line-up
- Con 1 The price is a bit high; $25 would have been more appropriate IMO
- Con 2 The Spider-man minifig is a bit disappointing
Over-all, 8.7/10 rating.
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