My son was over the moon with this set and said that's its the best lego set he has.....that's saying something as he has a lot. Lots going on and good attention to detail make this good value for money.
If you only purchase one Iron Man 3 Lego set, make it this one, as it has just about all the elements from the film and you get loads of exclusive pieces. For a start, you get 5 minifings, including Pepper Potts and Tony Stark (exclusive to this set currently) as well at the Mark 42 armour. If you have seen the film, you will know that Pepper ends up wearing the armour for a little while, so this set is perfect to play out that scene if you wish. You also get The Mandarin and one of his foot soldiers (another exclusive). I guess he's not really a minifig, but you also get Tony's robot, DUM-E, complete with his extinguisher and the Mark 5 suitcase, which is a nice nod to the 1st and 2nd films. My 9 year old thinks he's hilarious, so he is a welcome edition to the set.
The helicopter is pretty robust and the lab is a little complex to build in places, so parental help may be needed for younger children. But once built, it is a really neat and compact representation of Tony's somewhat larger lab in the movie. My boy has great fun blowing it up and putting it back together.
Sometimes, Lego release a set that appears to be priced to low and is a bargain. This is one of those sets. Six figures (including DUM-E), a great vehicle and a "base" (as my son calls them) that is lab make this a 5 star purchase. If you want the full set of Iron Man 3 minifigs, take a look at LEGO Super Heroes 76006: Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle.
From the number of 'wows' this set got with every package my nephew opened, I couldn't give this less than a 5* rating! He loves it and couldn't believe the number of figures he got with it. Overall he's happy, so I'm happy - and a very popular Auntie :-)
It's a really fun build. There's a lot of good detail in it. One odd thing about it though is that it has two spots for Iron Man suits, but only one is included with the set. What makes it odd is that these are action spots. Part of the build adds a trigger to flip these out during the attack, so it's a little strange only to include one suit.
However, the overall build is very solid once finished and it was a lot of fun to put together.
muggins mummy here put it together! Took ages but it all fits brilliantly. Would have liked to have more of the mansion. My 7 yr old son went off with the iron man figures and played with them before taking the helicopter off me. Bit expensive but you do get a lot of bricks, suppose its the royalties to Marvel Comics! A good xmas pressy for a relative if you can afford.