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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of pieces and great minifigures, 12 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: LEGO Super Heroes 6867: Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape (Toy)
I love Lego and try to buy my niece and nephew at least one set every birthday and christmas. Unlike other toys that children quickly grow out of building lego sets is something children can enjoy for years.

This particular set is a great one for Avengers fans. It is one of three mid price range Marvel Super-heroes sets available at the moment and the only one that relates directly to a scene in the film. A cheaper Captain America is also available* but as the cheapest Marvel Super-heroes set I wouldn't consider it mid-range.

One problem I've found with Lego recently is they are producing more complicated larger pieces that are specific to each set so when your children are building from imagination these pieces have no place and are generally left aside. Thankfully that is not true of the S.H.I.E.L.D 4x4 which is made up of many individual pieces, most of which are standard Lego bits. What makes these pieces individual to the set is the stickers and if you want to stop your children sticking on their new shiny stickers to keep these pieces generic good luck to you.

The 4x4 itself is exactly what I've come to expect from Lego. The pieces fit together perfectly to make a sturdy toy that's fun to build and play with. It took my nephew and his Dad just over an hour to build and was easy enough to put back together over the next few hours of crashes, repulsor blasts and arrow strikes.

The minifigures deserve a special mention here. As stated by at least one other reviewer, Hawkeye is pretty standard but that's not a bad thing. He does come with a nicely designed bow and arrow. Loki and Iron Man come with a lot of detail in their accessories and headgear. I got paricularly excited, to the bemusement of my nephew, when I found the front of Iron-Man's helmet flipped up to reveal Tony Stark's face. I quickly found a lego wine glass and began re-enacting the drunk scene from Iron Man 2.

I loved this set and, for what you get, I think it's very well priced.

*http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-Super-Heroes-6865-Americas/dp/B006OMM8RG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360669546&sr=8-1
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