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LEGO Super Heroes 6865: Captain America's Avenging Cycle
LEGO Super Heroes 6865: Captain America's Avenging Cycle
Offered by Buy It Wise
Price: £40.85

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Motorbike Cap vs the Chitauri, 1 Aug 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
The cheapest set in the Marvel Avengers related sets from those chaps at Lego is like a well meaning Hobbit. Short and sweet.

It's not the most complex of Lego sets but then for its price one was hardly expecting a mammoth task with a number of pieces that can only be kept track of by an octopus. What majorly lets the set down for me is the bike itself. In just one or two clicks the bike itself is largely done. Consisting of the basic frams followed by the outer shell. I can imagine that for a child who likes constructing a set that this has little fun value.

The minifigs are great. Cap with his little shield is a nice little toy and joins his fellow Avengers well. The two Chitauri are also good and come with what can only be described as a big gun accessory. Which I am sure would strike fear into the hearts of mere Lego mortals if they were faced with it.

Overall for a small cheap set the Captain America avenging cycle is a nice fun little set to build over a short period of time. It comes with a few little elements to build that should distract fans of Lego and comic books for a nice time.


Batman: The Animated Series - Volume One [DVD]
Batman: The Animated Series - Volume One [DVD]
Dvd ~ Batman
Price: £6.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly the definitive animated Batman, 29 Jun 2011
I'm a child of the 90's (there, I said it) and consequently grew up with this show being broadcast as part of Saturday morning telivision shows. Consequently I am going to have some nostalgic feelings towards this show. The problem is, nostalgia sometimes cheats you and a cartoon you may have adored as a child has become, for want of a better word, dated. One only needs look at some of its stablemates or some of the output from the Eighties. The animation and voices look cheap and sound awful.

Batman: The Animated series doesn't suffer any of this. It is as brilliant (if not more) than I remember. Starting with that great Danny Elfman title music accompanying the wonderfully simplistic opening titles. Those hauntingly simple title cards, like classic film title cards probably started my love of pulp fiction covers. The look of Gotham city ( asort of future-deco), the character models and the voice acting all come together to make an incredibly professional and utterly watchable animated program. Now, those may not be enough, let me just say that some of the stories featured in this first volume are utterly brilliant. The set is worth it alone for the quite frankly brilliant (and Emmy winning) "Heart of Ice". For a half hour episode you get a characters origin and development, as well as a jolly fun Batman story.


Eleven
Eleven
by Mark Watson
Edition: Paperback

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eleven in eleven words (ish), 3 Aug 2010
This review is from: Eleven (Paperback)
In keeping with the book I shall review it in 11 words. Although that isn't enough really. These words don't count. The following do:

Utterly brilliant. Amusing, thought provoking. Buy it, read it, love it.
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