MARVEL SUPER HEROES LEGO REVIEW: Ant-Man Final Battle (76039)
Well, I have good news and bad news about Ant-Man Final Battle.
The good news is that the set boasts three fantastic minifigures. Sure, we'll probably get new versions of Hank Pym and Scott Lang when the Captain America: Civil War sets hit stores next spring, but the Ant-Man set does an awesome job bringing these characters, along with villain Yellowjacket, into the world of LEGO superheroes.
The bad news? The rest of the set is pretty lame. I love the detail in the the giant-sized red and yellow brick-built LEGO pieces, but the large ant is kind of lackluster. I unfortunately got the original version of this set that was plagued with legs that fall off when any pressure was applied to the top of the ant. If you wind up getting this version of Ant-Man Final Battle, give LEGO customer service a call. They'll hook you up with the additional 12 pieces needed to solidify the ant.
Ant-Man Final Battle contains 195 pieces and retails for $19.99. The set clocks in at just over 10 cents per piece.
The one problem with this trio of minifigures is that LEGO didn't create new face printings for any of them. For Scott Lang, the company reused the Ezra Bridger head piece seen in Star Wars Rebels sets.
What we do know, though, is that Hank Pym also got a reused headpiece. Despite the character being played by Michael Douglas in Ant-Man and Ian McKellen playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, LEGO went with Gandalf's head for its Hank Pym minifig.
Play featuresNot much it the way of play features in Ant-Man Final Battle. The enlarged red and yellow bricks do feature a lever that let you flick those big screws through the air.
OverallFor just $19.99, Ant-Man Final Battle is totally worth it to acquire the three minifigures. If you add it to your collection, make sure you either got the updated version of the set or call LEGO customer service to get the additional pieces.
MARVEL SUPER HEROES LEGO REVIEW: Ant-Man Final Battle (76039) Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 6/29/2015 Rating: