Review: 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack

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76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack has attracted significant praise since being revealed towards the end of 2018. This set contains three brand new minifigures which are appealing and the miniature Quinjet looks wonderful in official images as well, reflecting its appearance during 1995 when Captain Marvel takes place.

In addition, the set includes 307 pieces but only costs £24.99 or $29.99 so seems to offer impressive value. I am definitely approaching this review with high expectations, especially for the prototype S.H.I.E.L.D. Quinjet which looks remarkably distinctive when compared with previous renditions of this celebrated aircraft.

Please note that this review is spoiler free.

Minifigures

Discussion of the new Captain Marvel minifigure has focused primarily upon her medium nougat hair piece. This element only loosely resembles her actual hairstyle in the movie and a more suitable piece is available, although I am pleased to see this component in a new colour. The double-sided head was originally designed for Qi'ra from Solo: A Star Wars Story but looks reasonable here, even with reddish brown eyebrows.

76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack

The torso appears fairly similar to that from 76049 Avenjet Space Mission, albeit now featuring some additional streaks which correspond with the film. I like the metallic gold star at the centre and the red highlights look brilliant but the arms are plain, unfortunately. Dual-moulded legs would also have been an excellent addition. This minifigure comes with two trans-light blue Power Blasts.

76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack

Captain Marvel is accompanied by a Flerken named Goose. These alien creatures bear an extremely strong resemblance to domesticated cats, hence she is represented by a standard cat element. I think this looks good when compared with the movie, although medium dark flesh might be a more accurate colour than dark orange. Furthermore, a printed collar could probably have been included too.

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Nick Fury has only appeared on two previous occasions and the latest minifigure represents a young version of the character, as he appeared during the 1990s. His head was introduced with Cyborg from the Justice League range but seems appropriate for a younger Nick Fury, featuring a wry smile on one side and a determined expression on the other. I think this black hair piece looks perfect as well.

76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack

However, my favourite aspect of the minifigure is certainly its torso. This component would be suitable for many different characters, featuring a dark bluish grey shoulder holster with straps that continue on the back. The simple belt and tie appear similarly impressive, befitting a junior S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Nick Fury wields a standard pistol with twin barrels.

76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack

Skrulls are among the most popular Marvel villains and are making their first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the new film. Talos commands these shape-shifting aliens on Earth and looks quite intimidating, featuring lime green skin and prominent ears. Olive green would probably have been a more accurate skin tone than lime green, although the actual colour lies somewhere in between.

76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack

Talos' ears are cleverly represented by an updated version of the Genie's head attachment from the Disney Collectable Minifigures, now lacking an earring, so a small peg hole appears on top. Some printed striations would be helpful in matching the face but I think this minifigure looks fantastic on the whole, especially given the intricate detail on his torso. A stud shooter is included with the villain.

76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack

The Completed Model

LEGO has produced several different versions of the Quinjet since Marvel Super Heroes commenced in 2012 and the latest model represents a significant departure from its predecessors. While they took inspiration from modern vessels which have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this example originates in 1995. Its scale has been reduced in relation to the film but the model still feels substantial, measuring 31cm in length.

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While the majority of earlier Quinjets have been dominated by curved shapes, this design seems more angular. That is particularly apparent around the cockpit as a trans-black 4x3x3 windscreen is attached sideways, forming the canopy. Clear-backed stickers are placed here and the S.H.I.E.L.D. emblems on each side are represented using stickers as well. The resultant designs are attractive, although I favour opaque stickers on the whole.

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Removing the canopy reveals space for a minifigure inside. This seems adequate for a set containing 307 pieces, although the set description suggests that there is room for two. Nevertheless, the control panel sticker is a lovely detail and I am impressed that the designer was able to include a seat in such a confined space, without compromising the exterior.

The wings are constructed using layered plates so feel reasonably sturdy and I love the red highlights along the leading edges, complementing those on the cockpit. However, red markings are not actually visible during trailers for Captain Marvel, where the wings instead appear entirely grey. Each rendition of the Quinjet has included adjustable winglets and they return here alongside lights denoting the port and starboard sides.View image at flickr

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Missile pods are situated underneath the wings, launching eight flick-fire missiles. These weapons are not particularly effective when compared with spring-loaded shooters and the onscreen Quinjet has no such armament, although I think they look quite appealing and the launching function works extremely well. Pushing the black container piece forward fires the four missiles together and the buttons can be accessed easily from behind.

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Angled engines provide thrust to the Quinjet and these are reminiscent of 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle. I like the red bands around each engine and two further stickers are placed on the innermost stabilising fins. Unfortunately, the stabilisers are rather fragile but I appreciate the realistic aircraft serial numbers, revealing that the Quinjet is based in Arizona . In fact, this exact number appeared on a VF-32 Vought A-7D Corsair II which currently resides at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona!

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Despite being hollow, the fuselage offers limited space and is only accessible from the rear. There is enough room for Goose and you can also place a minifigure in here, although they cannot sit down or connect to any studs. Nevertheless, I appreciate the hinged boarding ramp and including a removable roof might affect the stability of the Quinjet so I understand why that was omitted.

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Overall

Marvel Super Heroes was among the most enjoyable themes during 2018 and 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack definitely maintains that high standard. This rendition of the Quinjet is relatively small but includes considerable detail and I love its distinctive angular design, contrasting with earlier Quinjet models that appear more streamlined. Moreover, the model feels sturdy and the missile pods are thoroughly enjoyable.

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The minifigure selection is similarly appealing in my opinion, although I do think Captain Marvel could be improved and the consistent application of dual-moulding would be useful. Nick Fury and Talos, on the other hand, are both fantastic and this set offers exceptional value so I would certainly recommend adding it to your collection.

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37 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

1995 Nick Fury looks like he's about 2 seconds away from ordering a Royale with Cheese.

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By in United States,

Marvel's Captain Marvel...

They should make a DC knockoff: Captain Marvelous, Captain Detective, Captain comic... well we’ll keep looking for one. They don't seem to roll off the tongue as well...

The 1x1 cones make excellent weapons (or engines I can't tell) here. Might have to use that look on MOCs.

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By in New Zealand,

Nice! I really hoped they give us leg prints for marvel sets next time ... also a better Talon head mold. Be sure to check out my detailed thoughts too: https://youtu.be/_rmYu98LxPQ

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By in Sweden,

In spite of being small, I think this quinjet is the second nicest after the original (6869) one. It wouldn't require too much modification to make the central compartment openable and usable too, without changing the look all that much.

Having seen the film though, the wingtips should've been red. Other than that, quite a good representation of the in-film vehicle.

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By in United States,

Boy, that torso of Nick's would be perfect for a variety of TV cops...

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By in United States,

I agree that the hairpiece used here isn't a good match for Brie Larson's appearance in the film, but following the lead of MiniSuperHeroesToday on YouTube, I went with Mini Wig No. 10 instead: https://brickset.com/parts/6107631/mini-wig-no-10

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By in United States,

@Your future president: Believe it, the superhero the new DC Movie "Shazam!" is based on was actually also named Captain Marvel! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(DC_Comics)

He was created decades before what was then called Timely Comics changed their name to Marvel or created their own Captain Marvel character. But by the time DC comics obtained the character rights and started publishing their own comics, Marvel already had the Captain Marvel trademark, so they named the comics "Shazam!" after both the magic word and the wizard who gives him his powers. By 2012 they changed the superhero's own name to Shazam as well to avoid confusion, because a lot of people mistook that for his name anyway (seeing as it was the title of his comics and the trademark on most related merchandise).

Anyway, I just saw Captain Marvel last night and it was excellent! This vehicle and these characters were a very good choice to represent the film — there are other characters who could potentially be nice to see as minifigures, but none who I think would be preferable to those shown here.

I think for Talos, Bright Yellowish Green was the best possible choice of skin color. While his skin in the movie isn't quite so highly saturated, if anything it's lighter/more yellowish than this color, so I don't think something closer to Olive Green would do at all.

If Medium Yellowish Green (https://brickset.com/parts/colour-Medium-Yellowish-Green) were still around it'd be ideal, but I understand why it's not, since it was used so rarely that its slight difference from more common Bright Yellowish Green parts usually felt more like an inconvenience than anything.

If anything, what feels most inaccurate is his outfit, which I think would more closely match the one from the movie if it were Titanium Metallic rather than Earth Blue.

It amuses me somewhat that LEGO is still using the double-barreled space gun for non-superhero/supervillain characters in Super Heroes sets. While I understand the reasoning of not using a realistic, modern-day gun with realistic, modern-day looking characters, I kind of wish that LEGO would either go back to using the nozzle piece as guns for this purpose like they did so often in LEGO Agents, or introduce something generic and unrealistic but still a little more like something an Earthling might carry.

Good review!

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By in United States,

@Aanchir
Yeah. I loved the Shazam Saturday morning cartoons as a kid—in which he was referred to as Captain Marvel.

Wasn’t The Captain Marvel in the marvel universe originally a guy, but DC sued because he was too much like Superman? It’s fascinating how the two brands interact and affect each other.

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By in Canada,

I don't think Talos uses the Genie headpiece, that one has an earring molded into it.

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By in United States,

Captain Marvel has received the same lame response from Lego as the other non-Avengers movie sets (Ant Man, Guardians, etc.) They were obviously trying to keep the price down on this set and I do have it. However, if I was to do it over again, I would just Bricklink the minifigs and skip the ship. It is very small overall and I think the absolute smallest cockpit space you could ever fit a minifig in. Riding shotgun on this ship would be sitting outside.

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By in United States,

@tfcrafter the Genie version does indeed have an earring, but with a simple mold modification (paid for through Disney licensing, likely) this does appear to be the same head piece.

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By in Puerto Rico,

It has the cat.

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By in United States,

Lego seems to have a good format down for these more minor movies. A reasonably small set with three main characters (2 heroes, 1 villain) and a well designed vehicle or setting. Looks great, but I would have loved another head for Carol with the mask on and fiery hair.

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By in United States,

The Skrull head piece is not the same at the one from the Disney CMF Genie. The right ear on the Genie is molded to be longer in order to print an earing on it. Other than the right ear, the pieces are the same

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By in United Kingdom,

This set is great! The figures look great, despite the reused elements on the hero figures. I'm not saying they had to be unique and new, but parts reuse has let down movie figures before (The Ant Man and the Wasp helmets, for example).

I think it can't be understated how good the value of this set is. For little more than the cost of a Captain Marvel action figure, kids can get a surprisingly big quinjet, plus 3 main characters and the cat. Sure, it's smaller than the other quinjets, but this feels like something kids could save up for themselves while still getting a good model.

Plus, having seen the film, everything here is really prominent, and something I'm glad to have in a lego set. Compare it to the Endgame stuff, Captain America's motorcycle is just a tax on anyone who wants a figure of the character in that new costume. Sort of like last year's Ant Man set, only having one product slot really seems to have eliminated any waste.

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By in Finland,

@Your future president DC didn't actually sue Marvel, as they sued Fawcett Comics because according to them Captain Marvel aka Shazam resembled Superman. Eventually Fawcett stopped publishing Captain Marvel Comics in 1953 until DC licensed the character 1972.
However in this time Marvel had created Captain Marvel/Mar-Vell and trademarked the name, so DC had to basically brand the series as Shazam until they eventually just renamed the character as well.

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By in United States,

When do you think you can get your hands on the avengers endgame sets?

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By in United Kingdom,

It’s only £19:99 in Argos today..... just saw the movie and I think I heard the jet being called a Quadjet?? The top thrust engines were a little bit larger in the movie, bu5 this is a great set for introducing new Lego Super Heroes fans to. I have the set, but havent built it, and am glad i went for this rather than waiting for the Endgame sets. Stay for the credits...

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By in United Kingdom,

The set is fine... However i wish lego would have printed Carol Danvers, s Arms and legs: also i can think of better hair pieces lego could use like 90396 or 85974 in that colour,
And they could of made Talos's head in one moulded part instead of just adding the ears in lime green onto a standard lego head, Goose would of looked better using one of the lego friends style cats instead of this very flat rectangular looking model.. 7/10 lego:

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By in Australia,

Would of been nice to see some printing on those legs. The set feels slightly rushed but still looks good.

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By in United States,

Cool! Will definetly look for this in the film.

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By in United States,

I feel like they should have made a new 3D head mold for the Skrulls rather than recycling the genie piece. It just doesn't look right to me.

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By in France,

I read another review that said Captain Marvel does not fit in the cockpit. Surely that is not true?

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By in United Kingdom,

Spoiler alert:

Having just seen the Captain Marvel Film I can reveal that this is a Quad Jet, which is a precursor to the Quinjet. :)
Go and enjoy the movie!

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By in United Kingdom,

Fluffy Fluffy Junior Fluffy senior and jeff how did you get in the set

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By in Germany,

I like these small Marvel sets that include everything you need, and as a fan of the Quinjet in general I appreciate the "midi" approach, which looks good and is probably a lot easier to swoosh than the huge Endgame Quinjet. But I seriously think there should have been a little more room for a second minifigure, it should have been feasible even at a 4 studs wide fuselage. This and Lego going cheap on leg printing with their super hero line does feel a bit cheap. If SW Junior and Microfighter sets get leg printing, so should the 30$ sets of the super hero line.

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By in United States,

This set is actually really cool. Love the look of the jet.

Having seen the movie however I think the set is probably better than the movie...

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope the polybag that follows this set is Carol Danvers in The Green starforce outfit or Doctor Minerva that would be so cool and sort after..

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By in United Kingdom,

@CapnRex101 just noticed this review is you 500th congratulations!!!!

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By in United States,

After seeing the movie, I noticed this set’s minifigure selection is disappointingly inaccurate...

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By in United States,

I originally thought that this was kinda "ehh", but I love the details of the set! I also especially like the realistic serial number on the tail, as LEGO has not done many realistic numbers (tail or otherwise) in the past.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thank you for the comments regarding the difference between Talos' head component and the Genie's. I have updated the review.

@The solitary dark and Venunder - Thank you for the information. I think I should leave the references to a Quinjet in the review as mentioning a Quadjet may cause confusion for those who have not seen the film.

@jdm - Captain Marvel does fit comfortably, although placing her in the seat is slightly tricky.

@Profbrick489 - Thanks! I had not actually noticed that.

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By in United States,

Kind of disappointing that this is labeled as “no spoilers” and then you go ahead and spoil goose’s true nature which is a big reveal in the film.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ No it's not a spoiler, those who read the comics or have heard about it from the comics will know that Goose is a Flerken way before the film came out.

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By in Romania,

It's a very tiny ship, with very little room for the pilot and cargo. That makes it quite realistic (as opposed to all the flying hotels Sci-Fi films generally show us for space/intergalactic travel).
What a cat is doing there, be it even an alien one, beats me.
Overall, a toy which children all over will probably find no reason not to enjoy.

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