Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: 6873 Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush

One of my favorite Lego themes are the superheroes sets.  I've always been a fan of DC and Marvel comics starting way back when I was 5 and my parents bought me a couple of issues of Green Lantern.  A friend offered this box with a good price and I couldn't say no.

So the name of the set is Spider-man's Doc Ock Ambush which looks to me like Webhead trying to either rescue Iron Fist or he himself gets trapped by Dr. Octopus.

The Minifigs:

Let's look at the heroes first.  We get Spider-Man of course with his usual Lego web line.  And the fig I like from this set: Iron Fist!  Danny Rand has always been one of those B-list heroes that I've always liked.

So here's Spidey:

And here's Iron Fist.

This is pretty timely since Peter Parker is back at being Spider-Man.  And Iron Fist is getting some love from Marvel with his own series running right now

And here's the villain of our story: Doctor Octopus.  For people who follow the comics Ock spent the past year being Spider-man in a twisted revenge against our favorite webhead.  In the end Ock became somewhat of a hero, managed to save New York city and die in the process.

The minifig Doc Ock has the pin connector as an attachment for four grappling arms.  He mostly needs a stand otherwise the sheer weight of the arms makes the fig unstable to stand up by itself.

But you can establish awesome shots with Ock's arms as shown below:


Here I managed to get Ock to stand up by using the two lower arms like a tripod.

The Build:

Ok for some strange reason I seem to have misplaced my pictures showing the structures in mid build.  So I only have pictures of the structures after building.  The lab is split up into 3 major sections.  Shown below are two of those sections.  The main computer and lab table as well as the vent section.

Aside from the lab itself we have a vehicle which Ock can ride on.

Here's the vent section:

Here's Ock with his weird buggy.  Oh and look at that he even has his own Doc Ock logo!

The third section of the lab is a containment facility that can fit one minifig.

You can set-up stories where both our intrepid heroes are trapped by Doc Ock for further experimentation!

Iron Fist is trapped in the containment unit.

Ock about to experiment with Spidey!

Here's one way to make Ock stand using his arms.

The lab table!

And here's our final picture.  Doc Ock triumphant!

In conclusion:
The set was a simple straight forward build.  There weren't that many gimmicks involved but there were a lot of parts that can be useful for other future builds.  The air vent for one has a turbine piece that can be used for spaceships and robots.  The containment unit has a cockpit like transparent buble and OCk's arms can be repurposed for future robots.

The vehicle's wheels are great and the nice computer screens are good pieces.

The figs of course are outstanding and buying this set let's you get Spidey with one his most iconic villains. This is also the only set so far where you get Iron Fist.

Until next time.  Leg Godt!