Jump to content


Review: 6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout


66 replies to this topic

Poll: Review: 6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout (97 member(s) have cast votes)

How would you rate this set?

  1. Incredible! (13 votes [13.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.40%

  2. Above Average. Hulk smash this one out of the park! (31 votes [31.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.96%

  3. Average. Hulk only smash a little bit. (45 votes [46.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.39%

  4. Below Average. BTOOM! (8 votes [8.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.25%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 CorneliusMurdock

CorneliusMurdock

  • Cheap Fiddle


    Posts: 6938
    Joined: 09-March 10
    Member: 9860
    Country: USA

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Hulk being my all time favorite super hero, I had no choice but to get this set.  Let's see how Lego did this time...

Posted Image
6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout
Price: 49.99 USD
Pieces: 389
Minifigs: Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Loki

Posted Image
Back of Box.  Here we have both FAZZZZZZOW and BTOOM!  Great stuff.

Posted Image
The Manual cover is pretty much like the box.

Posted Image
The Sticker Sheet.  This one's not too bad.  I'm definitely going to use the "Space Invaders" one, though I'm going to put it on a tile and not the little flag piece in the set.  I'm disappointed that the S.H.I.E.L.D. Eagle ones are stickers.  I hate applying stickers to round pieces.  I can never get them lined up right.  I really wish those were printed because I think they'd really add something to the jet.

Posted Image
We get three numbered bags and a little soft plastic prison for Hulk.

Posted Image
Hulk is grouped with Bag 1 in the build.

Posted Image
Bag 1 comes with Hawkeye, Hulk and the little jet.  This bag all by itself would have made an awesome set.  Just saying.

Posted Image
And here's the completed build.  It's a sweet little jet.  I love the dark blue and the build is more clever than it looks since it has the cockpit roof that can be jettisoned.  The controls are simply one joystick.  It's put on a technic pin that is a little loose so it doesn't want to stay in one place and flops around.  *insert joke here*

Posted Image
Bag 2.  We start on the main part of the lab.  This one has Loki in it.

Posted Image
Bag 3 finishes the lab and has Thor in it.

Posted Image
Completed Lab.  I like it.  While not a complete building, it's a fairly decent sized playset.  I don't know how anyone is supposed to make it to the computers above the holding cell, though.  Maybe Hulk gives them a boost.

Posted Image
Spare bits.  Really surprised about the extra staff.  Not sure that it was intentional.

For the play features, see my complete Flicker set.

And now the main attraction:
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Overall the Hulk fig is nice.  My main complaint is pose-ability.  Only his arms move.  I would have loved to have him turn his head or bend at the waist.  A turnable head would also have allowed the possibility of have a different head with a different expression which would also have been nice.  His hair is also not removable.  He does look impressive despite all of that.  Really, I think Lego could have done a better job with this.  I think as a main character, e should have more pose-ability than the old castle troll or the Wampa.

Posted Image
Posted Image
The other figs.  Loki looks good.  No back printing or alternate face, though?
Thor looks great.  Mjolnir doesn't look as impressive as it could.  I'm guessing this is because they want to reuse it for other themes.
Hawkeye looks nice.  The torso printing is excellent, he even has a quiver printed in back.  I really don't like his face, though.  The new composite bow more than makes up for that.

Loki's face is familiar...
Posted Image
Not the exact same print but it might as well be.  What's the point of doing a new print if it doesn't look all that different from a previous one?

Posted Image
My Marvel Heroes so far.

My final thoughts:
Build- Excellent.  I really enjoyed the whole build process.  There's a lot of nice parts in there.
Minifigures- All main characters and they look great for the most part.
Value- Price to piece ratio is pretty bad.  There are some larger pieces in here though.  I really think this should only have been a $40 set.  I'm willing to overlook it just this once for Hulk's sake.
My Rating: 8/10

#2 Algernon

Algernon

  • Not a Doofus


    Posts: 2245
    Joined: 21-January 08
    Member: 2558

Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

Again, thanks for the fantastic review! Real excellent photography. It's great to see these minifigs close up.

Personally, I'm not big on this set. As usual, the minifigs are nice, but the set is pretty bare-bones for the asking price. I'll be happy to skip this one (even if it means forgoing the Hulk minifigure...)

Great review as usual! :thumbup:

#3 CM4S

CM4S

    Posts: 2533
    Joined: 18-December 11
    Member: 23274
    Country: Minnesota, USA

Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

Amazing review, CorneliusMurdock!

I might pick this set up, mainly for Thor and Hulk.. I don't know. Nice review though!

-Sci

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image   Posted Image


#4 agentofchaos73

agentofchaos73

    Posts: 108
    Joined: 09-March 12
    Member: 27222
    Country: USA

Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

Looks like a neat set. I like the Hulk, but I agree he could have been way better if he had articulation in the legs and neck.  

Also, that Loki head is Bruce Wayne's head, who looks similar to Lex, who looks similar to Superman, etc...   :laugh:

#5 sharky

sharky

    Posts: 437
    Joined: 19-May 11
    Member: 17931
    Country: USA

Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for the review.  That jet looks pretty neat and should make a nice escort fighter for the Quinjet.

#6 Darkdragon

Darkdragon

  • Destroyed Dreams of Super-Santa


    Posts: 4927
    Joined: 22-November 10
    Member: 14331
    Country: USA

Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

View PostCorneliusMurdock, on 02 April 2012 - 04:06 PM, said:

Not the exact same print but it might as well be.  What's the point of doing a new print if it doesn't look all that different from a previous one?
As for paying money for new parts is concerned, this is a bit disapointing but for those of us who would want to use it for comics or animation this kind of thing is great. Now we have 'angry' and 'angrier'  :laugh:

Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines | Index of helpful tutorials | Eurobricks FAQ  | Visual User Guide
Posted ImagePosted ImageLearn how to make comics & animation: Brick Flicks & Comics Academy Posted Image Posted Image


#7 The Joker1

The Joker1

    Posts: 1099
    Joined: 01-April 12
    Member: 27681
    Country: England

Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Great review I have changed my mind about this and will be ordering one soon. :thumbup:
Posted ImagePosted Image Posted Image
“I’m like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn't know what to do if I caught one, you know, I’d just do…things.” Heath ledger- 2008

#8 Masked Builder

Masked Builder

  • Vic-Viper Valedictorian


    Posts: 7722
    Joined: 16-April 10
    Member: 10293
    Country: New York, USA

Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

:wub_drool:  I'm all over the Hulk figure, and it's good that Loki has an face without the glasses.  To bad it's not a normal face....
Posted ImagePosted Image
Alexis Fenral
Level 41.25 In Heroica RPG, On Quest #89
Flickr, Bricklink Store, The Review Spot, Facebook

#9 jonwil

jonwil

    Posts: 2836
    Joined: 12-January 07
    Member: 1239

Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

Thanks for the review, its making me even more likely to get this set.
Just need to see the inventory on Bricklink (of this and the other Marvel sets) and the Aussie price tag before I commit to buying any Marvel stuff.

That space invaders sticker is great, one of the best reasons to get this set (that and Hulk/Hawk-eye/Thor)
If I buy this then all I need to figure out is where to get Iron Man... :)

#10 halfpenguinhalflego

halfpenguinhalflego

    Posts: 820
    Joined: 18-June 09
    Member: 6437
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

Definitely the only reason I may want this is the Hulk. But he also has many problems, such as the lack of posability, and, WHERE'S HIS PURPLE TROUSERS? This must be because in the film he's wearing a different colour, but I'm sure LEGO could of given him the iconic colour.
As for the lab itself, the pieces are very nice, that's why I rated the set above average, but again it seems like it'll be a set I'll expand upon. It doesn't seem like the parts/price ratio is very good at all, but that's what you get with a license set.  :sceptic:
I'm on the fence with this, it's the only way (For now) to get the Hulk. I don't know whether I'll wait it out just in case TLC decide to make another set with Hulk in or not.
My FlickrPosted Image Posted Image  Posted Image

#11 JackJonespaw

JackJonespaw

  • Help Me Build Hogwarts!


    Posts: 2091
    Joined: 12-June 11
    Member: 18405
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Nice review! Loki doesn't look at all like his movie counterpart, and more like Superman in a Loki outfit. Nice Hulk fig, though.

#12 daniel gourhan22

daniel gourhan22

    Posts: 1134
    Joined: 31-August 11
    Member: 20156
    Country: U. S. A.

Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

Loki's face is. The new Bruce face,not a redo of Lex's. Still doesn't excuse the fact that  its reused. Hulk hands are moveable.

#13 prateek

prateek

  • Study hard!


    Posts: 10396
    Joined: 09-July 05
    Member: 426
    Country: Canada

Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

Definitely the worst Marvel set in my eyes, but good review anyways. I might get this if I find it at a deep discount.

#14 Ceroknight

Ceroknight

  • Straight Up Cero!


    Posts: 2893
    Joined: 30-August 10
    Member: 12949
    Country: Canada

Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:21 PM

Thank you for the review! :sweet:
This is the cheapest set with Thor which is a shame since he such a cool figure!
Ceroknight
Posted Image Posted Image
Photo by Librarian-bot:His Fantastic Deviantart page
Brickset  Flickr

#15 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Doing the Chicken Dance


    Posts: 18068
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for another great review 'CorneliusMurdock', I'm getting the whole series of these sets and for me, Hulk is one of my favourite heroes....do I show my age there ? :laugh:
One thing I noticed in the background......Shield powered by Octan ! :laugh: (the two drums on a small platform)
Pity Hulk isn't more pose-able, but the other figures make up for it.....ah, Hawkeye with that compound bow ! :grin:
Brick On Review On 'CorneliusMurdock' ! :classic:

#16 TheLegoDr

TheLegoDr

  • Yellow Panel Expert


    Posts: 3678
    Joined: 18-July 11
    Member: 19128
    Country: USA

Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

Thanks for the review! It is good seeing these sets up close and personal.

I am not a huge fan of this set, even if the price was lower. But I agree I would definitely want to wait until a deep discount happened (who knows when that will be).

I don't particularly care for the Hulk in general, let alone this figure, but I doubt they would do him any other way. I did like the Edward Norton movie though, not sure why they excluded him from the new movie, but I digress.

This set doesn't have a lot of useful pieces, but will be purchased only for the minifigs, which is similar to a lot of people. I will probably get it for completeness sake, but I won't be happy about it. And knowing TLG they will release a new Hulk set in the coming years that will blow this one out of the water.

I am glad to get a Hawkeye figure, but I want him in his non-shield uniform.
Posted Image   Posted Image  Posted Image   Posted Image   Posted Image  Posted Image

flickr
See my collection

#17 sok117

sok117

  • Grammer and Speling Professorr


    Posts: 2223
    Joined: 21-July 09
    Member: 6766
    Country: canada

Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for the review!


I'm still trying to figure out what those trans-blue pannels are!  Are they suppose to be windows or something?  In which case, thats just awful.  :sceptic:

Hulk definitely makes the set for me though!  And I take comfort knowing that in three years he'll be worth as much as this set is now  :grin: totally warrants a purchase! However I'm gonna wait for may so I can get the little hulk to go with him
~Sok117

#18 Piranha

Piranha

  • Tag! You're it


    Posts: 4347
    Joined: 07-April 07
    Member: 1506
    Country: USA

Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:01 AM

Nice review! :thumbup:

I am on the fence with this set. On one hand we have some cool minifigs. Then on the other we have a "Home One" type set, with a central area and a vehicle. I suppose it is alright though with some nice parts. I don't think I will be picking this one up, although it would be a good chance to get that other "Hulk" promo minifig.

Overall I would rate this set at 7/10.

Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines | Index of helpful tutorials | Eurobricks FAQ

Posted Image
  


#19 Esurient

Esurient

  • aka Romeo


    Posts: 1046
    Joined: 06-May 11
    Member: 17675

Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:23 AM

Thank you for the great review.

For me I would go for the minifigures. NEW HULK, LOKI, HAWKEYE, THOR. WOW.

The mjolnir looked ordinary though, could be better with some wordings on it, as seen in the comics.
Now appearing as Elin Surefoot 397 years old Dwarven Cleric in Sandy's Cruel Angel's Thesis

#20 Im a brickmaster.

Im a brickmaster.

  • Apostrofree


    Posts: 649
    Joined: 26-February 12
    Member: 26931
    Country: Coruscant

Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:38 AM

:classic: Nice review! Still not sure if I'm going to get it or not
but it did help.
I. Am. Iron Man.                                                                                                                                            Being ignored since 2012!

#21 xowainx

xowainx

    Posts: 21
    Joined: 22-December 09
    Member: 8691
    Country: UK

Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:20 AM

The Space Invaders sticker!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

#22 CorneliusMurdock

CorneliusMurdock

  • Cheap Fiddle


    Posts: 6938
    Joined: 09-March 10
    Member: 9860
    Country: USA

Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

As requested by deskp, here is Loki with a couple of alternate heads.

Posted Image
Lex Luthor's head.  Sorry for the slight blurriness.

Posted Image
Superman's head.

#23 King of Nynrah

King of Nynrah

    Posts: 213
    Joined: 21-November 11
    Member: 22218
    Country: England, UK

Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

The price per piece ratio is even worse in my native England... that's the only thing that's putting me off buying this set at the moment. However, If I can find an offer on it anywhere, maybe if £10 or so is knocked off, then I'll be sure to pick it up. I'm a sucker for design, and especially, Hulk in this case. :thumbup:

#24 deskp

deskp

    Posts: 2696
    Joined: 19-August 10
    Member: 12681
    Country: Norway

Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:36 AM

View PostCorneliusMurdock, on 03 April 2012 - 06:54 PM, said:

As requested by deskp, here is Loki with a couple of alternate heads.

Thanks!,  I think Loki looks way better with Supermans head (despite the chin), Bruce Wayne's head is way too serious and Loki is quite a bit more of a fun character.

I think I might put gold arms on him aswell, when I get him.

Edited by deskp, 04 April 2012 - 03:36 AM.

Minifigure checklist from The hobbit and The lord of the rings


Posted Image


#25 CorneliusMurdock

CorneliusMurdock

  • Cheap Fiddle


    Posts: 6938
    Joined: 09-March 10
    Member: 9860
    Country: USA

Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:43 AM

View Postdeskp, on 04 April 2012 - 03:36 AM, said:

Thanks!,  I think Loki looks way better with Supermans head (despite the chin), Bruce Wayne's head is way too serious and Loki is quite a bit more of a fun character.

I think I might put gold arms on him aswell, when I get him.
I sort of liked the superman one, too.  So thanks for mentioning that combo.  I wasn't using it for my Superman anyway (I think it makes him look ugly.), so it may just stay on Loki for now.  Loki's original head is way too serious, too.  He is the god of mischief after all.



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users