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LEGO – Justice League – Set 76086 – Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack

LEGO – Justice League – Set 76086 – Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack

LEGO Justice League - Set 76086 - Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack

Pros

  • Accurate representation of Movie Vehicle
  • Two modes: "Tank" and "Crawler"
  • Extending legs add to play value
  • Batman and Flash minifigures help begin or continue League member collection
  • Beautiful Parademon figures with translucent wings
  • Good price point for the size of the vehicle

Cons

  • Lots of small shooting studs to be careful of
  • Intricate instructions can be confusing if you don't take your time

      

EDITORS NOTE: The manufacturer provided a sample of this item for review

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you are aware that DC is finally ready to release their Superhero team-up epic: Justice League. The line-up is set to include: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and Flash as they take on the villainous Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. Obviously, with a movie that huge, you would expect a flood of merchandise. And, in this case you would be right. And, you would also be right in assuming that LEGO sets would be part of that merchandise.

     The LEGO Justice League line consists of three sets. The smallest, (76085 -Battle of Atlantis) features Aquaman, and the largest (76087 – Flying Fox: Batmobile Airlift Attack) features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and the villain of the film, Steppenwolf. For purposes of this review, we will be focusing on the “middle” set in the line: 76086 – Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack. This set features Batman and Flash. It retails for $49.99 and has 622 pieces.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

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  • 622 pieces total
  • Set is divided into 5 bags
  • 4 minifigures (Batman, Flash and 2 Parademons)

THE MINIFIGURES

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Batman: The Batman minifigure is the same for all of the Justice League sets. Batman comes in his “main” costume, with a black cape and batarang and grappling hook accessories.

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Flash: The Flash minifigure feature the character in his costume. Flash comes with the new for 2017 “power blast” accessory. This consists of a clear blue plastic “power blast” accessory, which features a peg that fits into the minifigure’s hand. when the “tail” of the accessory is pulled back and let go, the accessory is “fired.”

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Parademon (2): The villains of this particular set are Darkseid’s flying henchmen, the Parademons. You get two in the set, and although they are identical, the set includes two sets of wings for each, long and short, This is a very nice touch and some great added value from LEGO. Each Parademon has a gun accessory, which is capable of “shooting” a single LEGO stud using the simplistic trigger action.

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NOTE: Also included in this set is one of three Mother Box accessories. These cube shaped devices are the objects that Steppenwolf and his Parademons are searching for in the Justice League Movie.

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THE SET

     Basically, the set consists of just the one vehicle, but what a vehicle it is. The Knightcrawler is a four-treaded, tank-like vehicle that is designed to go places the Batmobile can’t, like, for example an abandoned series of tunnels beneath Gotham City. It’s tank-like appearance is cool enough, but, what really sets the Knightcrawler apart, is it’s ability to extend it’s “legs” and walk up walls. This ability is represented in the model, which showcases this ability by use of “jointed” legs. Other than the Knightcrawler, there isn’t much to the set, but the vehicle looks great and has a lot of play value, including a large battery of single stud “missiles that can be launched Also, this is the only set that has Flash in it, so if you’re trying to assemble the entire Justice League, you have to have this one. The good news is it’s worth getting for other reasons.

 


WHAT I LIKED: The vehicle this set produces is AWESOME. The Knightcrawler looks like it was always a part of Batman’s world, sharing similar aesthetics with the Batmobile and other Bat-vehicles. The extending leg feature is one that makes this particular vehicle stand out. I also love the red plastic cockpit hatch, with differentiates it from most other Batman vehicles. The minifigures are also well done, with the Batman figure featuring Ben Affleck’s face stubble. The designers have also done a great job of capturing Flash’s very detailed suit on such a small canvas. But, the standout minifigures are the Parademons, with their two sets of translucent wings. They are very detailed in both face and body and are just all around very well done.

WHAT I DIDN’T: Like most LEGO sets, this model is built in stages. Also like most LEGO sets, you are required to build tow legs at a time. However, with this set, you need to follow the instructions very carefully, as you build one front leg and one rear leg each over the course of two stages in the build. If you build the wrong way, the legs won’t sit right and you’ll have to go back and see where you went wrong. Also, as is the case for most sets, the gun the Parademons wield will shoot a single stud quite far, so make sure you keep track of where it goes or you risk losing it. Likewise, the twelve studs that the Knightcrawler “fires” travel quite a distance, but they are orange, so they should be easier to track down.

IN THE END: This is a great “middle set” in the Justice League line. It’s not quite the Batmobile, but with four minifigures and tons of play value, the Knightcrawler delivers a satisfying play experience and you have Batman and Flash to add to your league.

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