In our house we have…
Three (self-proclaimed) LEGO experts.
Two cats who like to attempt to “help” with LEGO building.
Five super hero movie aficionados.
Seven creatures who are totally into the new LEGO Super Heroes sets!
Charlie, Eve and Alice had a MARVELous time reviewing the new LEGO Super Heroes building toys featuring their favorite DC Universe and Marvel characters. We loved how the sets are age-leveled so that each kid in our house could create a super hero world perfect for their personal abilities and interests. Alice was delighted with the LEGO DUPLO super heroes set she received for review, while Charlie and Eve were entranced with the LEGO Super Heroes sets featuring the classic small brick size. There are also LEGO JUNIOR sets for kids aged 4-7 that possess standard LEGO brick size but easy-to-follow instructions with colorful photos, making a great transition from DUPLO to LEGO master status.
Charlie, my oldest, is 12 years old and has been playing with LEGO for 9 years. He took his job of reviewing The Hulk Buster Smash (featuring Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron characters Hulk, Iron Man MK43, Ultron Prime and Scarlet Witch) and the Black Manta Deep Sea Strike (featuring DC Comics’ Aquaman, Batman and Scuba Robin) sets extremely seriously
Charlie says that the sets were very fun to build, and the right amount of challenge. Both sets took him and sister Eve about 1 hour to assemble on Christmas morning. He says that there are elements to the sets he has not seen used before in his LEGO history, such as the window on the Manta Ray’s underwater craft was different than he has seen before. Charlie states that the difficulty of these sets is about the same as his LEGO Lord of the Rings and LEGO Harry Potter building sets, and just as detailed.
Charlie particularly liked that the Marvel and DC Comics LEGO Minifigures looked realistic with two-sided faces and complicated, multi-piece gear. In the Hulk Buster Smash set Charlie recognized elements of the LEGO Bionicles set in the large Iron Man megabot, such as the bendable moving parts. Charlie says that the Ironman/Hulk set has many more details than Bionicles, however, and he liked the lift-up mask but he says the Ironman Better because more details. Charlie loved how the lift-up mask on the megabot to reveal the IronMan Minifigure inside was “just like the movie.”
However, Charlie is quick to point out that kids do not have to have seen the films or read the comics to enjoy these toys. He says, “Kids can use the elements to make up their own exciting stories. The sets lend themselves to lots of imagination.”
(I love my kid so much.)
Alice was not as detailed in her assessment of the Batman Adventure set, but no less effusive. She says it is so fun, she loves Wonder Woman, and loves how she can make Wonder Woman’s motorcycle jump over “the boys” (Batman and Super Man.) A girl after my own heart!
Check out all the cool LEGO Super Heroes magic with your kids!
I also included these awesome sets in my Top Toys for the Holidays segment on Great Day Washington, WUSA 9. Recommend!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.