Everyone loves LEGO. It seems more so these days than ever before. The guys over at Tested.com are busy working on their Amazing Test LEGO series, but they're not the only ones building them. I have recently built some Star Wars and Harry Potter sets with my daughter. With the recent DC Universe line of LEGO, there's no way we could resist showcases a couple of the smaller sets.
I decided to go with some of the smaller sets to see how they hold up to past LEGO sets before jumping into some of the bigger ones like the Batcave or Joker's Funhouse.
The Superman Vs. Power Armor Lex is pretty impressive for what's contained. It only has 207 pieces but those pieces come together in a great way. The age is supposed to be in the 6-12 category and you can definitely have it built in way less than an hour.
This set comes with a "comic book" but it's not really much of an actual comic. It's more of a mini-comic (in size) and has some pages that show you the other DC sets and figures.== TEASER ==
There are some custom pieces to this set. There is also quite a bit of articulation in Lex's armored suit. You can position it in different ways due to the ankle, legs, shoulders and arm joints. The center also swivels around. The fingers of the suit can be adjust if you want to grab any of the heroes. The little touches, like the Kryptonite crystals in the suit's gun is a really nice touch. It's a little weird that Wonder Woman was included here but who cares if it means getting another LEGO hero?
After safely transporting Lex's suit back home (discretely) on the ferry, I thought this was screaming for some outside shots. It was a really great day outside as well. Check out that blue sky. You gotta love California.
Okay, that's probably enough of Lex, Superman and Wonder Woman. But remember, you can get this set for about $20. It's a great deal. It's also funny how LEGO Lex can look like such a jerk.
The second set I went with was the Catwoman Catcycle City Chase. This is a way smaller set, only 89 pieces and in the 5-12 age category.
This is definitely a quick build. While it's not much of a "city chase," it has Batman and Catwoman. That right there makes it really cool. Batman has a...Bat-Jetpack and Batarang. Catwoman has her whip and her cycle is actually really cool.
This set will cost you about $12. It's hard to pass at that price. Now that these sets are built, can I restrain myself from buying one of the bigger DC Universe sets? Perhaps we'll see how this feature does this week. Be sure to check back for the next installment to see what toys we get our hands on next.
Here's Wonder Woman in her "Invisible Jet." Uh huh...