It's pretty safe to say that everyone still has The Avengers on the mind. With its huge success and the fact that it's a comic book movie, there are loads of related merchandise available. One of the hottest lines of merchandise is the Avenger Lego selections. Two weeks ago we looked at Hulk's Helicarrer Breakout. Because they are hard to resist, this week we're looking a couple more selections. First is the Quinjet Aerial Battle.
At 735 pieces, it doesn't seem too daunting of a line to assemble. Besides centering on the Avengers Quinjet, you also get the majority of the team: Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow along with Loki and a Chitauri.== TEASER ==
There is another 'comic' included but the surprising thing is the pieces are separated into five bags (with bags within) and not one instruction booklet but three.
It might seem like a lot but it wasn't difficult to put together (I found a Harry Potter set for my daughter to be more challenging before). Once the Quinjet is together, it's pretty dang impressive.
It's not just a solid constructed vehicle. There are several compartments that are accessible to put figures inside and to actually play with it. Some of the parts are movable and the wings and flaps can be adjusted as well.
With adjustable missile launchers, there is also a drop down opening with a little...unmanned vehicle that can be removed.
Just imagine the adventures you can have with this set. Again, it's a solid and impressive Lego vehicle.
You don't just get the Quinjet and members of the Avengers, you also get Loki, a Chitauri and one of their flying vehicles.
Of course another big selling point is the actual Lego Avengers. And the fact that Iron Man's helmet opens up to reveal Tony Stark's face is even cooler.
Lego sets can be a little pricey but there's so much cool stuff here, it's just hard to resist.
There's a really cheap Cap set that includes his motorcycle and two more Chitauri. It's only 72 pieces and I zipped through putting it together moments before taking all these pictures. If you already own the Batman/Catwoman set, you can let Cap and Selina race each other on their bikes.
The Chitauri vehicle is different than the one that comes with the Quinjet so you get a little variation if you do buy both sets.
There is one other Avengers set. There's a truck that comes with Hawkeye, if you didn't get the Helicarrier set ("Cosmic Cube Escape"). The set also includes Loki and Iron Man again so you have options in your Lego Avengers collecting. I think I'll be passing on the jeep since it's basically just a Lego truck with SHIELD stickers and three figures I have from these other sets. In other words, I may have reached my Lego purchasing budget...for now.