The LEGO Marvel sets based on Captain America Civil War and Spiderman are sure to be more popular right now, but keen Avengers fans should not overlook the potential and diversity of the sets based on Age of Ultron. This monumental film created some unforgettable scenes and characters. The LEGO Superheroes Iron Man vs. Ultron 76029 set is the ideal way to place hero and villain against each other.
The ideal Avengers battle from this Marvel adventure has to be between Iron Man and Ultron
In many ways, Iron Man and Ultron should be pretty well matched as opponents. They both have mechanised armour, they can both fly around with their thrusters and they have some serious firepower hidden away. Unfortunately, Iron Man has more than just Ultron to contend with here in this battle There is also the scary looking Ultron army to play the numbers game to their advantage and Ultron himself as an impressive vehicle with a streamlined design and antennas.
This is definitely one for the avid collectors because while this set has little to do with the movie and there are no major building projects to contend with, the elements are pretty geeky for Marvel collectors. The use of the Iron Man MK45 suit is important for collectors that are perhaps yet to find this minifigure and want a complete collection of suits. The detail on these suits and mini-figures is always appreciated by keen collectors. Also, this Ultron vehicle is modeled from images in the comic books, rather than the movies. This wont mean much to kids that have only seen the movies, but there is an instant appeal to older, more knowledgeable builders that want a more eclectic array of kits.
This set may seem minimal, but there is still a strong appeal for keen collectors with bigger aims in mind
Like many many smaller, add-on Marvel LEGO sets like this, the appeal for creative play comes from the way that the elements can be adapted into different storylines and added to other sets. The sentries are a great addition to any army and back up for larger fight scenes. The vehicle can fly into action to add Ultron as a key bad-gut in any of the other Age of Ultron LEGO sets that players may own. Also, there is nothing to stop players from brining in any of the other Avengers to help to even the odds for Iron Man. The LEGO Superheroes Iron Man vs. Ultron may look simplistic at first, but it is clearly a great option for those keen on imaginative play and those looking to expand a nerdy collection.