Review: LEGO DC and Marvel Super Heroes Mighty Micros
LEGO has joined forces with Marvel and DC to produce a new line of play sets aimed at builders in the 5-12 years of age range. The new sets are part of the brand new Mighty Micros range.
The Mighty Micros play sets all consist of two super hero/villian minifigures, a few accessories and two themed vehicles. They come in both DC and Marvel flavours and have an RRP of £8.99.
The following sets are available now for the Marvel range:
- 76064 Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin
- 76065 Captain America vs. Red Skull
- 76066 Hulk vs. Ultron
For the DC range you can get your hands on:
- 76061 Batman vs. Catwoman
- 76062 Robin vs. Bane
- 76063 The Flash vs. Captain Cold
LEGO’s PR have kindly donated two sets for me to review. We will be reviewing Captain America vs Red Skull for the Marvel range and The Flash vs Captain Cold for the DC range of Mighty Micros. The lead image above is of the actual sets I’m reviewing today.
I’ll be taking a let’s build approach to the review, where I will be taking pictures at various stages throughout the build.
First up on the review bench is DC’s The Flash vs Captain Cold Mighty Micros set.
The box contents is pretty standard, we have an instruction sheet for each hero/villian, a bag of small parts, a bag of bigger parts plus a parts list and promo flyer in the top right.
The first thing I noted is that the minifgures in the Mighty Micros sets actually have mini legs. If you’ve ever seen any of the Simpsons children or a hobbit minifigure then you will know straight away what these legs are like. For those not in the know they are half the size of normal LEGO minifigure legs and lack any form of articulation.
The helmet for the Flash is a fantastic little part which is made out a softer, slightly flexible plastic.
Okay, so we’ve finished the Flash and his race car. The simplicity of this build is wonderful and would be a easy build for child to enjoy. One of the stand out items for the Flash figure is his can of Power Bolt accessory, it features sharp printing and the top part of Power Bolt can even has a pull ring printed on it.
Let’s move onto Captain Cold now.
The most difficult part of this build was probably Captain Cold’s gun. It just felt fiddly to put together, though I must remind myself that this set is intended for smaller children (who have much slimmer fingers) to build and not for an adult (with sausage fingers) to build.
What really stands out is how they’ve managed to capture the essense of a zamboni in so few bricks. The same goes for the Flash’s race car – model making at it’s finest.
At this point The Flash vs Captain Cold play set is built and finished. Overall I enjoyed putting together this bulld. I feel the set really captures the essence of these characters, although why the Flash actually needs a race car is beyond me but it wouldn’t make much of a set if only Captain Cold had a vehicle.
Next up on the review bench is Marvel’s Captain America vs Red Skull Mighty Micros set.
The box contents are near enough identical to the previous set, except this time we are treated to some stickers.
Once again not much difference to the DC set in these first steps. In fact it’s pretty identical in parts when it comes to these first few steps for all of the Mighty Micros heros and villans.
Check out smug as hell grin Captain America on this minifigure – no wonder Tony Stark is pissed with him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War film.
That’s the Captain America half of this set complete. It went together well and once again I’m amazed at how easily recognisable these vehicles are given the small amount of bricks used in their construction..
Right, it’s time to get Red Skull built.
Do you notice the clear cube just under Red Skull in the above picture? Itt doesn’t look much to the untrained eye but that’s actually the tesseract and that’s a fun hat tip towards Marvel lore.
As an adult I really like that this is included, but i’m unsure whether younger builders will notice this finer point.
We’ve finished the Marvel Mighty Micros set and the only flaw I’ve noticed is that when Captain America is holding his shield he cannot fit into his vehicle properly. It feels to me that the shield will be quickly lost as there is no place to stow it away.
You can really see Captain America’s smug grin in this photo but equally interesting is the face Red Skull is pulling.
I’ve finished building both sets so let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of LEGO’s Mighty Micros range
- Quick and easy build process
- Lots of printed parts and very little use of stickers
- Fun and relevant accessories with good level of detail
- Vehicles are easily identifiable
- Emotive faces on minifigures
- Frictionless wheel movement, perfect for playtime on any surface.
- Very short build time, around 10 minutes per set
- No safe place for accesories to be stowed away
- The level of printed detail are of a simplistic design
Overall the Mighty Micros sets deserve a thumbs up! While I do have a few cons, they are from the perspective of an adult and I feel that these would be mute points for a builders of the intended age.
While the build time is small, for just £8.99 RRP I feel your’re getting a lot of playability with some well known characters. They could be roleplayed with, played with like Hot Wheels, smashed together, you could mix and match parts to create hybrid figures and so much more, as always your only limitation is your imagination.
The LEGO Super Heros Might Micros sets are available now and you should be able to find them in local toy stores and online.