Following on from another Sunday Build & Chat live stream, it’s time for our review of yet another US Comic Con exclusive – LEGO Marvel Taskmaster’s Ambush 77905!
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Having seen this rumoured long before it’s official release I knew I had to get it, even more so than the Bespin Duel set. Being a LEGO Marvel fan, and Marvel in general, adding the three included Minifigures to my ever expanding collection seemed like a dream come true,more on the Minifigures later in the review.
The main build and the accompanying display plinth are so unique looking and hardly ever done in official LEGO sets. Yes we’ve had some nice display stands recently, the LEGO Star Wars Helmets spring to mind, but in general plinths aren’t really a necessity especially when most are designed for younger fans.
When it comes to the vehicle, which is a cross between an ATV and a small tank!
LEGO and their long standing policy is to stay clear of anything Military or War related. However I can’t quite get away from the fact that this is so close to a ‘land to sea’ vehicle. Whatever it’s meant to be I really like it and would like to see more in this style.
There are some nice elements included and utilised well, from the paint rollers as wing mirrors to the exposed hinge parts as added detail.
It has space for a driver, which in this case is Taskmaster himself. With room for transporting a crate full of top secret chemicals and added clips for storing his shield and weapons.
Inside the crate are some nice details too. Taskmaster must have either stolen them and Black Widow & Red Guardian need to secure them or he has come up with some evil concoction. Along with two viles of pink goo we have a printed 1×2 mobile phone tile and a black briefcase. On there is a printed 1xq keypad tile.
If you’re into new techniques and exploring how things work you’re in for a real treat when it comes to the wheels.
Each wheel segment moves independently to the other, perhaps just like in real life we have a mechanism that allows the wheels to adjust to its terrain dynamically.
It’s done really well and is definitely something very interesting to see and tinker with, see how it functions and what it takes to build it. Using Technic elements to make them rotate and pivot is genius, an awesome feat of LEGO engineering. It’s also really satisfying to play with and what it tackle different obstacles.
Once fully constructed I enjoy pulling each wheel segment off to see how they all work, it’s quite interesting seeing the techniques used.
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As always it was the Minifigures that sealed the deal for me, with two of the three being a set exclusive.
We get Black Widow (White costume), Taskmaster, and Red Guardian.
We’ve seen Taskmaster in a previous set, LEGO Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase Set 76162, the only difference being his hood. I must admit this is the first Taskmaster in my collection and he’ll no doubt end up on display with my other Marvel Minifigures.
Printed on his head and torso are great and really look the part, with its blue & orange accents and dark blue protective suit. His head is also very interesting, I don’t know much about this new rendition of Taskmaster but I can’t wait to find out when they finally release the accompanying Black Widow movie next Year!
Black Widow is also very impressive dressed in her White suit. Although she is an exclusive Minifigure her Legs, Hair, and Head have all been used in other sets. It’s just this particular configuration is exclusive.
Putting all that aside it is most definitely an awesome Minifigure to possess and again will be added into my ever growing Marvel collection.
As mentioned before we don’t fully know what’s going on here as it will most likely be in the movie. I’m not at all clued-up on the Comic Books so can’t refer to them sadly.
The printing again is top notch and what we’re used to seeing from LEGO. For some reason LEGO have yet to grasp the concept that most collectors would like arm printing, where necessary of course. Having seen Black Widow in previous Marvel movies she usually has pockets or zips on the arms of her suit, it would be great to see this here.
Red Guardian is a character I can say I know or even heard of, but from the look of this Minifigure he’s going to be epic. Portrayed by David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hell Boy) in the upcoming Black Widow movie.
The Minifigure has a very ‘Captain America’ look about him albeit in a red colour. Again the torso is the only unique piece here, the hair comes from a handful of older sets but most recently the LEGO Charles Dickens tribute set and LEGO Stranger Things, I love the attention to detail and reusing a characters hair piece.
The shield is a bit of a let down as it is a sticker and not printed. It would of rounded off the Minifigure perfectly!
As small sets go this definitely packs a big punch. The ATV looks stunning and the playability factor adds so much to it. Its unique wheel system is something of interest and wish LEGO implemented it more often.
The Minifigures are by far the greatest pulling point here with not one, not two, but three of them included in this US Comic Con exclusive! Black Widow, Red Guardian, and Taskmaster.
RRP was $39.99, which is a steal in my book. Yes it was unfortunate that its release was so limited but it just adds to the sets popularity and charm. Hopefully LEGO learn from this and somehow broaden their Comic Con market to other Countries, or better still take them online for everyone to have a chance of getting!
Great set and stunning Minifigures, what more can I ask for?!
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LEGO Marvel Taskmaster’s Ambush 77905
As small sets go this definitely packs a big punch. The ATV looks stunning and the playability factor adds so much to it. Its unique wheel system is something of interest and wish LEGO implemented it more often. The Minifigures are by far the greatest pulling point here with not one, not two, but three of them included in this US Comic Con exclusive! Black Widow, Red Guardian, and Taskmaster. RRP was $39.99, which is a steal in my book. Yes it was unfortunate that its release was so limited but it just adds to the sets popularity and charm. Hopefully LEGO learn from this and somehow broaden their Comic Con market to other Countries, or better still take them online for everyone to have a chance of getting! Great set and stunning Minifigures, what more can I ask for?!
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