Lego 79005 – The Wizard Battle

This is definitely a set only for the real Lord of The Rings’ fans, or alternatively for those who like mini-figurers and wish to add the exclusive Saruman to the collection. Because honestly, the set’s playability is almost zero, the only chance is to put it near a bigger set such as the new black gate (79007) to have a minimum of fun.

The set tries to recreate the scene of the Fellowship of the Ring’s movie where Gandalf fights against Saruman on the Top of the Tower Orthanc. With a hundred and thirteen pieces, this set brings two exclusive mini-figures (Saruman and Galdalf with hair), a small black tower and a platform with an orange seeing stone.The set in my opinion is not particularly beautiful Continue reading

Lego Super Heroes 6863 – Batwing Battle Over Gotham City

The Batwing Battle is a downgrade set comparing with the 2006’s Joker’s Aerial Assault (Lego 7782). Not only in terms of dimension (the oldest has more that five hundred pieces and this one has less than three hundred (almost half!!) but also in terms of value for money (it perhaps is worst in this theme) – it costs about thirty five dollars. If we forget that comparison, this average set has two interesting vehicles: the Joker’s helicopter and most of all, the Batwing.

The Heli is very simple and small – similar to other heli’s from other themes – which leave no room for more than the cockpit. This one has a windshield that is simultaneously the access to its interior and it opens completely in order to increase the playability. The funny things of this heli are perhaps the rocket side launchers and the big central gas bomb, below the cockpit, which is shot forward through a red button at the back.

On the other hand, Continue reading