Quote direct from Lego.com said:
Loki is up to no good and is planning to destroy the earth! As he flies into battle on board his chariot, help the Avenger's defeat their nemesis using the supersonic Quinjet! Fire the missiles, release the mini-jet and imprison Loki in the prison pod! With the high-tech Quinjet, the Avengers can't fail! Includes Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Loki and foot soldier minifigures. • Includes 5 minifigures: Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Loki and foot soldier
• Vehicles include Quinjet and Loki's chariot
• Quinjet features adjustable wing tips, 2 opening cockpits with space for 2 minifigures, detachable mini-jet, 4 missiles, prison pod and rear door
• Chariot features dual flick missiles and control platform that raises or lowers
• Weapons include Loki's staff, Thor's hammer and Iron Man's thruster flame
• Launch the mini-jet!
• Fire the missiles!
• Rotate the Quinjet wingtips 360 degrees!
• Open the cockpits!
• Load the captured bad guys into the Quinjet's prison pod!
• Quinjet measures over 5" (15cm) high, 15" (39cm) long
• Chariot measures over 2" (6cm) high and 5"(13cm) long
Set Name: 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Price: $69.99/$79.99 EUR/69.99 GBP It was $74.99 here in Hawaii at the Lego Store.
Here are some quick links: Lego.com, Brickset, Bricklink
Wanna see some pictures? Let's start with the normal box arts and manuals!
I love the box art. It screams at you to fly in the sky with the good guys.
The back of the box pretty much shows you everything that the ship can do. The cockpit can open and bend downwards like how the Concorde jet nose would bend down. Missiles swivel down and be flick-fired. And while not exactly as pictured, the mini-jet is launched by that little button on the top. There is space in the rear and the top hatch opens to the rear cargo area. The swivel wing tips I take it is from the real jet.
Lego kept it simple by labeling all the bags so there wouldn't be a big pile of Legos to shift through.
I hope Lego continues to do this for more sets. It really does a good job at keeping the stickers and instruction booklets all neat and tidy till you open it.
All the stickers are put to good use. *WARNING* Where you see a blue outline in that photo is how big each sticker is. Be careful when placing the stickers. Being most are "clear" stickers, if you make an error and place it crooked, if you peel it off, it'll get messy in the clear areas. Take your time.
Yes. Book one is small. I wish they kept them all the same size as it would be easier to file it away after you're done. All covers are the same as the front of the box.
Comic Book Cover
I have not read the comics yet. This is book 4.
All three pages. I see some interesting parts. See below.
I don't see these parts in Lego sets. Golden buttons and that unusual half height SNOT helper. Although I did notice that piece in the Wolverine Helicopter Set.
Lego is getting kind in their old age. You get an extra staff AND Lego removal tool. I must have like 4 of these now. Lego must've heard the outcry of Lego Kids everywhere needing help to take apart pieces. Even Technic sets come with it.
Iron Man Minifig
Wow. I see Lego went the extra mile for that flip helmet. Not only does Mr. Stark get two faces, the helmet flips up so you can see his face. It's a tight fit when closed. I'm happy. I just wish I couldn't see his neck.
Black Widow and Thor
Both Black Widow and Thor get dual faces. No weapon for Black Widow, but Thor has his trusty Mjolnir.
Loki and foot soldier
Loki gets his staff and his compensating-for-the-lack-of something horn helm. The foot soldier has both front and back printing. Looks nice!
On to the build! First up is:
Since there was only 7 shots, I thought I would just give you a contact sheet on the build. I haven't seen any Avenger movie preview with the chariot in it, so I don't know how true to the movie it is. It's a very simple build. Very bling. Lots of gold. But what else would a God be riding?
I hope you like the video! I tried my best (hand held) to get the parts to line up nicely for this. I just love how this ship looks. It's very hefty. I'll explain more in the final shots of the Quinjet.
Here is a rotation of the Quinjet. I hope you like it. I have the rockets swung down from the wings so you can see them. Click on the video to goto youtube to view full screen at 1080.
Here is a video showing the different parts of the Quinjet that move.
Quinjet Mini-jet ejection
And last video is showing how the Mini-Jet would eject. A bit hard to hold and video at the same time, but I think you get the idea. :)
Finished Shots of the Quinjet
Front view with the nose straight and front of the wings straight and wing tips angled. I love this view. Doesn't look chunky in this view. Here you can see the missile launchers retracted.
Front view with nose and front of wings angled down and wing tips angled down and lastly missile launchers in launch position. This view looks good for a "parked" view. Gives it a battle ready stance.
Top view with nose angled down and front of wings angled. Lego did a fine job in giving details to all parts of the Quinjet.
Front quarter view with nose down and front wing angled and wing tips angled forward. While interesting idea for the wing tips (I'm sure the movie does this) it doesn't hold well while playing with the Quinjet. It's very loose and tends to wiggle.
Side view with with nose up and front of wings raised and wing tips lowered. This view isn't flattering. It shows how "tall" it looks. I saw some comic book drawings of the Quinjet and it was like this. I guess so it has room to walk in. You can't think of it as a fighter jet.
Side view with the nose down and front of wing wip lowered. Somehow with the nose lowered it looks worse. Can't be helped. Its the only way Lego could make the front be raised and lowered without adding more Lego to the cost.
Rear view . Here you can see the rear bay door raised. You'll also notice that the jets have a red/orange insert to give it the look of the engines being on. Also, now you can see that the engines are actually rotated at an angle. I like that look.
Here is a rear view of both the top and bay doors being opened. Both doors open to the same area on the ship. Not much room in there. With the mini-jet launcher in there, it does give it a look of pipes and electronics inside. I'm not a fan of that red cross bar. I think it would've looked better in black or grey.
Top rear angled view. Not bad view. You can't really tell how chunky the Quinjet is from this angle. It almost seems like it's holding a cargo container in the rear.
Top view of the rear canopy taken off. Here you can see two seats. There is a computer console in thefront that you cannot see from this view. I guess Stark doesn't like being on fire much. There's a fire extinguisher included. You also get a good view of the shield stickers on the wings. Again, be careful on how you put them on.
Comments: I think out of all the Avengers sets that have come out, this is my favorite. The Quinjet is sturdy enough to play with and has many features. And this set actually came with 5 minifigures, including Iron Man with the flip-up face plate. I think the only part lacking was the Loki's chariot. It seemed like a last minute thought. If you angle the chariot they way it's supposed to be, you can't stand it up on its own very well.
Playability: 5/5 Very swooshable. My son is dying for me to finish taking all these photos so he can play with it. Since this set gives you 2 bad guys with the good guys, you can actually have a vs match.
Build experience: 2/5 Easy build. Nothing is too hard to put together. Except the stickers. As I have stated above, I like how the stickers (as squares) are easier to center, but take your time, if you mess up, clear part of the tape is very unforgiving in peeling off without it getting gummy.
Overall: 4/5 I didn't give this set a 5 out of 5 because I factored in the price. This was an expensive set. It's on par with Star Wars sets. Also, I didn't think the chariot was as thought out as the Quinjet.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!
All photos are viewable in full size on my flickr site. Here is a direct like to my: 6869 Quinjet Ariel Battle