Lego Marvel Super Heroes Captain America Civil War “Super Hero Airport Battle” Review

I was excited to see the new Lego sets for Civil War start to roll out, and I, of course, snatched them up right away.

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After assembling and playing with all 3 new Cap sets, I figured I would start with the biggest one simply because I had the most fun playing with it. There’s just so much to love here that the $80 price tag was a little easier to handle. This particular set, the “Super Hero Airport Battle”, has caused a lot of buzz around the internet due to what some people are calling a “Big” spoiler. To me, if you didn’t know this was eventually coming in the movies, it probably just means you’ve never read a comic. Regardless I feel the need to state that there are potential spoilers ahead from the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, so read at your own discretion.

For starters, this is a MASSIVE set, which includes 807 pieces. These parts, spread across 5 bags, assemble into 1 building, 2 vehicles, 6 minifigures, 1 microfigure, and 1, uh, maxifigure? I’ve been buying Lego sets for years and I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen this much crammed into one set, or the last time I’ve seen an instruction manual this damn thick. Yowza.

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Seems I forgot Scarlet Witch. Oops.

The minifigs included here are Captain America (which appears to be the same one used in the Avengers: Age of Ultron sets), The Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Agent 13, Iron Man, and War Machine. Each figure aside from Cap features 2 faces on one head- a more happy “neutral” face and an angry face. In addition, each character gets a weapon or accessory, or in some cases like War Machine, they get both. His minifig is unique in that it gets a backpack that can fire a missle plus hold what I can only call a beating stick.

 

The microfig of the set is Ant Man, who is a tiny little statue with really detailed paint apps. Not much to say about him, but he does look great.

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Now the big guy, what I am calling a maxifig, is really the star of this set. Giant Man, who is our potential spoiler here, is absolutely stunning. He’s built out of a combination of standard Lego pieces and some technic parts, culminating in a 5.5″ figure, which in LEGOLAND means he more than earns his name. He has a head swivel, ball joint shoulders, wrist swivels AND pivots, and hip swivels- all of which help you get some really fun poses out of what is essentially a jumbo size minifig. His hands are even large enough to grab other minifigs and cart them around! I just love this guy!

If you can get over the coolness of Giant Man, and believe me, that took a while, you can move on to some of the other things this set has to offer. First up is the yellow luggage cart which has a “spill the bags” action feature. It’s a two-part vehicle with rubber tires that can transport your awesome decal-covered luggage to the plane that isn’t included in this set, so I guess can just be tossed around during the Super Hero Scuffle.

Next up is the incredibly cool airport control tower. The building has three floors all of which are accessible from the back. It has multiple action features like a break-away wall on the second floor or a stack of crates on the first the you can use your little Ant Man to knock over. Inside you will find computer terminals, chairs, and even a Lego coffee mug on a desk. It’s the little things, folks. It really is.

Lastly you get what I’m guessing is a new iteration of a Quinjet. It’s a fairly hefty piece and has a lot of detail. There’s an opening cockpit that can fit two minifigs, an opening tailgate (is that what they’re called on planes?) that has an escape rope, movable wings, and a crank on top that when turned will drop a cannon from the bottom of the jet which can fire to little Lego stud pieces. The only thing it’s missing is a flight stand, but the great thing about Lego is that if you want something, you can just rummage through you loose parts and make it. Go creativity!

In addition to all the basic Lego-y goodness the set includes, you also get a mincomic which shows some scenes you can reenact using the 3 different Lego sets. I don’t know if I’d count anything in here as a spoiler, as it doesn’t really show anything we haven’t already seen in the trailers, but I’m going to refrain from posting anything from inside just in case. The back of the comic shows all of the characters you get if you collect all the sets, which is cool to see, but it makes me hope that we get more Civil War sets in the future. We’re missing some players here like Hawkeye (that poor guy never catches a break), Vision, and Spider-Man, so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.

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Oh, and for those keeping track here, Tony’s team seems really outnumbered. Ha!

These new Lego sets should be hitting stores this week, and I highly recommend this set to anyone who is a Cap fan, a Marvel fan, or a Lego fan, as it has some great builds and features one of the best Lego designs I’ve ever seen. I never thought I’d say this, but Giant Man for the win!

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