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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Carnage’s SHIELD Sky Attack

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Suggested Age: 6-12
Pieces: 97
Casual Build Time: 20 minutes
Dimensions: Jet Flier – over 1″ x 4″ x 4″
Brand: Marvel Super Heroes

Sorry for the state of the box in these pictures. I didn’t actually buy this kit for myself. I actually ordered it as a Christmas present for someone else but it came in such a state I couldn’t gift it. So, bonus for you all, I guess!

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The kit contains all the pieces required to make a SHIELD Jet Flier. In addition to this, it comes with three minifigures (Spider-Man, Carnage and a SHIELD Agent), two pairs of handcuffs and a gun. Here are a couple more photos to show exactly what came inside the box:

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Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum

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Suggested Age: 7-14
Pieces: 358
Casual Build Time: 1.5 hours
Dimensions: Over 4″ x 12″ x 7″
Brand: Marvel Super Heroes

As I’ve probably mentioned before, I’m a bit of a comic fan. However, I have to admit that most of the LEGO heroes kits don’t really take my fancy. I think its because most of them are either tie-ins to the Avengers film series (of which I’m not a great fan), or just don’t seem to have much to do with anything. Yet, when I heard that they were releasing a Doctor Strange set to tie with the upcoming film, I had to have it!

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The kit includes the required pieces to make a cross-section of the Sanctum Sanctorum. It features a levitation effect for two characters, a levitation function for Doctor Strange’s cloak and a “portal beast” with rotating teeth, eyes and tentacles . The set also boasts three minifigures – Doctor Strange, Karl Mordo and The Ancient One – and a selection of weapons and eldritch artefacts.

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

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