Awesome Toy Picks: Lego Avengers Quinjet Aerial Battle & Captain America's Cycle

Posted by G-Man (38698 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

If you've checked out the Helicarrier set and this, you'll notice one member is missing. How can you get all this Lego Avengers items and not have Captain America?

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.

#1 Posted by Deadcool (6895 posts) - - Show Bio

I am a great Lego fan, I would love to built this...

And I am also a great Loki fan, so I would also love to play with this...

#2 Posted by panzerjedi (10 posts) - - Show Bio

LEGO is awesome. LEGO Avengers minifigs are awesome. Must get them all!

#3 Edited by Dernman (16876 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm to old to want this but I do. :p

#4 Posted by Deadcool (6895 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman said:

I'm to old to want this but I do. :p

How old are you... I am 20 years old (21 comming soon) and I can't stand this amount of want.

#5 Posted by Green_Lima_81 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Must have! Age be damned!!

#6 Posted by GamerGeek360 (259 posts) - - Show Bio

I want this mainly for Loki. The Iron Man is cool too, though.

#7 Posted by KainScion (2993 posts) - - Show Bio

*remembering childhood, playing with legos* *tear drops*

#8 Posted by DonFelipe (1599 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Widow is looking way too fat!

#9 Posted by Billy Batson (59021 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice.

#10 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6959 posts) - - Show Bio

Big fan of the Quinjet so this would be GREAT to have. And is it me, or do the Lego Chitauri look more like Autobots for some reason on the face?

#11 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

That's cool. I wish the action figures were just as neat, but they are disappointing.

Captain America is adorable.

#12 Posted by NXH (1031 posts) - - Show Bio


#13 Posted by MagmaGazer (132 posts) - - Show Bio

I really wanna get this...but it's so pricey. D:

#14 Posted by Om1kron (1219 posts) - - Show Bio

I am pretty sure I'm going to buy this.

#15 Posted by luke_kerridge (187 posts) - - Show Bio

It annoys the hell out of me how expensive Lego is now

#16 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool stuff.

#17 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (4696 posts) - - Show Bio

I want a Playstation 2 LEGO Avengers-game! I would want those figures too.

#18 Posted by BritishMonkey (347 posts) - - Show Bio

i suddenly want to see a lego avengers video game

#19 Posted by bladewolf (1012 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman said:

I'm to old to want this but I do. :p

Truer words were never spoken.

#20 Posted by #1ElderScrollsFan (2010 posts) - - Show Bio

These are awesome , but I like Icarus's better!!!

#21 Posted by deadpool25mm (662 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool, loved the movie!

#22 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (879 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Tony, ask your mom if I can come over and play Lego with you. I'll bring my Lex Luthor!

#23 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (879 posts) - - Show Bio

@bladewolf: @Dernman:

Madness. You're never "too old" for Lego. NEVER!

#24 Posted by G-Man (38698 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy (8543 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn... Why must I be 24....

and the Iron Man lego is quite clever =).

#26 Posted by htb106 (1724 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron man's head looks ridiculously big.

#27 Posted by X_Ace (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like to get LEGO X-Men! When I was a kid I use to make my own LEGO X-Men, but they were, naturally, far from perfect.

#28 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (879 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man: Oh right, I remember that article now. It's the reason I went and got Lex.

Fair enough, I'll bring my Millennium Falcon!

#29 Posted by revbucky (321 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Captain America on the motorcycle.

#30 Posted by B'Town (2369 posts) - - Show Bio

The Quinjet is positively impressive!

*Wondering what I can bribe you with for play time.

#31 Edited by thisbeadam (51 posts) - - Show Bio

I bought the "Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape" set yesterday, but that's the only one that I've seen. In my town we have two Walmart Supercenters, a Target, and a K-Mart, and Target was the only one that had shelf labels. Are they flying off the shelves like this everywhere?

LEGO Iron Man
LEGO Hawkeye
#32 Posted by RigorMortis (89 posts) - - Show Bio

So need some clarification here. Just reread Ultimates and Herr Kleiser makes a point of saying telling Wasp that the Chitauri are also called Skrulls. Obviously the Chitauri in the movie weren't shape-shifters, or it would have come up, but were they still technically supposed to be the Skrulls under another name? Or am I missing something and could we at some point could we see a separate race in the series that more closely resembles 616 Skrulls? I guess the quick version of my question is in the ultimate universe are Chitauri and Skrulls synonymous or are they separate species?

#33 Posted by curtman2k20 (41 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure if TT Games is owned by Warner Bros or if they are still an independent company, but i'd love to see a LEGO Avengers Game or Lego Marvel Game! These sets look awesome though thanks G-MAN!

#34 Posted by deskp (39 posts) - - Show Bio

the greatness of lego... except that Captain america set is shit expect for the minifigs!

#35 Edited by Baron_Emo (3609 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this these! I have the Cap, Hulk, and Wolverine sets. I haven't bought Legos in years, but when they announced picking up the Marvel license I was sold.

Love the minifigs.

#36 Posted by G-Man (38698 posts) - - Show Bio

@Baron_Emo: The problem with that set is the cheapest I've seen it online is around $34. I really really don't need a Lego helicopter but obviously would love those figures.

#37 Posted by Baron_Emo (3609 posts) - - Show Bio

I picked it up for $20 on Amazon:

I'm not a real huge fan of the helicopter, but it's well designed and would play fine. I really want an Iron Man to round out my set, so I may end up getting the Cosmic Cube Escape.

#38 Posted by jammy411 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Love, love this post. and your never too old for lego, trust me.

#39 Posted by umbrafeline (5919 posts) - - Show Bio

avenger legos vs star wars legos

#40 Posted by The Sadhu (860 posts) - - Show Bio


#41 Posted by neilrapalee (1 posts) - - Show Bio

It's weird that this set doesn't come with Hawkeye as he flies it in the movie scene that this particular set is trying to recreate. Still a really cool set though.

Also this is the Mark VII Iron Man while the Cosmic Cube set (the one with the truck) comes with the Mark VI so technically they are two different figures.

#42 Posted by Lord_Nikon (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I love it. Legos rule.

#43 Posted by ImmortalOne (3590 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, never was really into Lego sets.

#44 Posted by diabeticdamsel (51 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been into Lego's but I went out and bought all four of the Avengers sets as well as the X-Men Showdown Chopper! They're all beyond amazing and look GREAT once put together!

#45 Posted by fingernail9 (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Awww man, these look awesome actually... Why do Legos have to be so expensive though!

#46 Posted by KidSupreme (847 posts) - - Show Bio


#47 Posted by buckyfan95 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

My daughter asked for superhero legos for her 6th birthday in June. My wife picked this up. Can't wait to put it together with her. Fatherhood is awesome.

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