With the release of the highly anticipated Marvel Avengers: Endgame movie a few days away, it was only a matter of time before toys based on the movie would start to fill store shelves. Of course, being a fan of Marvel, I couldn’t wait to get our hands on some of these toys.
I was fortunate enough to receive a brand-new Marvel LEGO set, called Avengers Compound Battle, which is based on a scene from the upcoming movie. It sees The Avengers making a stand as Thanos and his minions attack their compound. Whether or not this is a spoiler for Avengers: Endgame remains to be seen.
The first thing I noticed when receiving the surprisingly large box was just how many various LEGO figures form part of the set. Usually, these size sets only contain a few figs but, in the case of the LEGO Marvel Avengers Compound Battle set, it comes with seven figs of various sizes.
Firstly, there is the large Thanos minifig, in his golden armour, and a large Hulk figure. The Thanos fig, in particular, has quite a few details and flourishes painted on it and even comes with a removable Infinity Gauntlet (which fortunately for the Avengers only contain two of the Infinity Stones).
Then there are the minifigs of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Nebula and an Outrider (one of Thanos’ minions). Again, all of these are well-painted, with a lot of attention paid to the smaller details on the minifigs respective suits.
Both the Iron Man and Captain Marvel minifigs come with a bunch of blast attachments and have the option of choosing between two different facial expressions.
Nebula wields a rather large sword and, more interestingly, is actually wearing one of the quantum realm suits seen in the movie’s trailer.
Then there is the Outrider, which has four extra limbs attached to it’s back.
Lastly, there is the minifig of Ant-Man, which, being so small, has no articulation. Of course, this is expected and he is also wearing his quantum realm suit. My initial worry was that my kids would lose the tiny Ant-Man fig but, luckily, LEGO had me covered as the set actually contains two of these Ant-Man figures.
As far as the actual set goes, it consists, as is the case with most LEGO structures from sets like these, of a façade with a few rooms. These rooms have various small items inside them to make each of them feel unique.
On the first floor of the Avengers compound, there is a computer in the entryway as well as a laser vault housing the Infinity Gauntlet. While the lasers can be rotated as to get hold of the gauntlet, those with much larger hands can access the Gauntlet from the side of the structure where a hidden compartment opens into the vault.
The second story has a board room where the Avengers can discuss their plans for defeating Thanos. Underneath the boardroom table, there is a secret storage area housing some weapons, although accessing these means basically disassembling the table. Leading from the boardroom is a rotating door that leads to a causeway which connects the compound’s garage to the main structure.
The LEGO set also includes two vehicles, which adds a lot to the playability of the set. On top of the garage’s roof, there is a helipad for the Avengers helicopter to land on and then, in the garage itself, there is a little jeep.
I have to admit that while I love the shape and detail on the little Avengers Jeep, which includes a rotating turret on the back, I am not a huge fan of the overly aggressive design of the helicopter.
Another great little feature is the fact that the garage door completely rolls up into the structure. There are also two little point turrets that shoot studs on the roof of the garage and a few tools on the side of the structure for fixing the vehicles should they be damaged.
Overall, both my kids and I (once I was able to pry it from their hands) enjoyed playing and building the LEGO Marvel Avengers Compound Battle set. I would’ve liked if the main structure was a tad bigger but, considering that you get seven figs and two great vehicles with the set, it only makes sense that a compromise had to be made.
In the end, I feel the set finds the perfect balance. It is also a blast to build and the construction process went surprisingly quickly, even if my youngest daughter managed to misplace some of the bricks. While this set isn’t the biggest or most complicated LEGO Marvel set out there, it would still make a worthy addition to any LEGO or LEGO Marvel collection.
The LEGO Marvel Avengers Compound Battle set is perfect for both collectors and those that just want to let their imaginations run wild.
LEGO Marvel Avengers Compound Battle Set
While it might not be the biggest or most complicated LEGO set out there, the addition of a surprising amount of figs, along with two vehicles, makes this not only a set for collectors but for those who want to let their imaginations run wild.
- Includes a bunch of figs of various sizes
- Comes with two vehicles
- It's LEGO and The Avengers!
- Structure itself could've been a tad bigger or more detailed
- Helicopter design might be a tad aggressive for some
- Fun Factor
- Value for Money