Stunt Truck

Suggested Age: 7-14
Pieces: 142
Casual Build Time: 45 minutes
Dimensions: Stunt Truck – over 3″ x 7″ x 3″ / Ramp – over 4″ x 3″ x under 1″ 
Brand: Technic

This kit was a bit of an impulse buy, as my local Toys R Us was having a sale on a bunch of LEGO sets that had been water damaged. Because of these, I apologise for how shoddy the box picks look. Luckily for me, none of the stickers or pieces had been damaged and so I got to pick up my first ever Technic kit for a nicely discounted price.

This set contained all the necessary pieces to make a Stunt Truck, as well as the a small ramp for it to jump over. It should be noted that this kit is designed to be combined with a separate kit – the Stunt Bike – in order to make a larger vehicle called the Power Racer. However, as the bike wasn’t in the Toys R Us sale, I’ll be looking at this kit for its own merits.

Here are some more pictures of the build process:

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The Milano vs. The Abilisk

Suggested Age: 7-14
Pieces: 460
Casual Build Time: 2 hours
Dimensions: Milano – over 3″ x 7″ x 14″ / Abilisk – over 2″ x 3″ x 7″
Brand: Marvel Super Heroes

This is another one of those sets that I’ve been eyeing up for months – pretty much ever since I saw the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie. In case you haven’t seen the film, the kit is designed around an early scene in which the Guardians battle a tentacled alien beastie.

The kit includes all the pieces that you need to make Peter Quill’s customised Ravager vessel and the voracious Abilisk. It also includes four minifigures – Star Lord, Gamora, Drax and Nebula – and a selection of accessories including weapons, handcuffs, jet packs, Annulax batteries, a speaker and Baby Groot.

Here are some better pictures of what came in the box and the build process:

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