Hey everyone! This is officially the first LEGO set review on Brick Mega. To launch the site, we’re kicking it off with a review of The Hulkbuster Smash-Up #76104.
This set retails for $29.99 on Lego.com and Amazon. I was lucky to get it for sale on Amazon for $23.99, so definitely check around for sales if you are interested in this set.
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And, we are giving this set away, along with the set Thanos: Ultimate Battle #76107 to one winner. So, if you want a chance to get this set (and the Thanos: Ultimate Battle Set), definitely check out our giveaway page!
What You Get With The Hulkbuster Smash-Up #76104
The Hulkbuster Smash-Up comes with 375 pieces and it includes the following four minifigures:
- Bruce Banner
- Proxima Midnight
Again, while the set does retail for ~$30, I was able to grab it on sale for about ~$24 on Amazon. And, at either price, I feel like this set is a steal. The Hulkbuster suit itself is pretty awesome and would probably be worth close to what this set is going for, but the inclusion of four minifigs to go along with it, as well as the turret tower, are nice additions.
While the Bruce Banner and Proxima Midnight minifigures are pretty basic (not much you can do with Bruce, I suppose), the Falcon and Outrider minifigs are really cool.
Falcon comes with a nice-sized rocket jetpack and the Outrider minifig has four tentacle/arm thingies that attach to its back.
The set also comes with a Wakandan turret that, when squeezed together, can fire a black sphere. The set comes with two black spheres, so you can at least get in a couple of ‘strikes’ on the Hulkbuster suit before you have to go chasing for the spheres.
And, you likely will have to chase after the spheres as they come out of the turret incredibly fast… it’s probably not a good idea to point them at anyone, as I’m pretty sure a well-placed sphere could hurt someone. You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!
The other cool part about the turret is that the gun portion of the turret connects to the tower using two technic arms, which allows the turret to ‘collapse’ downward. This is a nice feature because, when paired with the controllable arm on the Hulkbuster suit, you can use the Hulkbuster suit to ‘smash’ the turret, thus disabling it. (Which, might sound a bit strange as you’d think that the turret would be controlled by an ally of whoever is inside of the Hulkbuster suit, but the box shows the turret being hijacked by an outrider… so, in that case, Hulkbuster smash?!)
And, finally, the turret tower has a compartment on its back that holds the orange Infinity stone (although, in the movie, its Vision’s yellow mind stone that is featured in the Wakanda scenes.)
The Hulkbuster Suit
And, of course, the star of the show is the Hulkbuster suit itself, in which you can place a minifigure inside of to “control” the suit—with the obvious ideal option for putting inside of the suit being Bruce Banner.
The suit is quite a bit larger than I was expecting, standing at a little over 6″ tall. The right arm on the suit can be controlled with a knob on the back of the suit and by turning the knob, you can rotate the right arm 360-degrees. So, it’s perfect for using the suit to “smash” things.
The left arm of the suit can be manually rotated as well, but it can’t be controlled by the knob. You could switch the gear mechanism that controls the rotation of the right arm (via the knob), though, to the left arm if you wanted to.
Along with the cool rotating arm, the build quality and detail on the suit as a whole are exceptional as well. Everything from the red and gold color scheme to the decals to the transparent blue arc reactor piece on its chest, all make the suit feel like the real thing.
Another feature that I thought was impressive on the suit itself was the addition of independently moving fingers and toes. The toes probably don’t have any real functionality to them, but with the fingers on the hands, you can place a minifigure inside of them so that the Hulkbuster suit can actually hold them.
And, if you place them in the right hand, you can use the knob to “throw” them. I’m not sure if that was the intended feature of the fingers, but it is possible and it’s pretty cool, nonetheless!
Is The Hulkbuster Smash-Up Set Worth It?
Again, while this set does go for $29.99 on Lego.com, I was able to grab it for $23.99 on Amazon, and I believe you can get it in Target for less than the original price as well. But, even at $29.99 this set over-delivers on value.
Like I said above, the Hulkbuster suit itself—with its excellent detail, rotating arm, and it’s usable “fingers”—is probably worth $29.99 on its own. But along with the suit you also get four minifigures, of which the Falcon and the Outrider minifig bring a bit more to the table than your standard minifig.
The turret is also a fun add-in and it was a bit surprising how fast you can shoot the sphere out of it. And, that will make for some fun battles between the turret and the Hulkbuster suit, as you can fire the sphere at the suit, and you can also use the suit’s rotating arm to “smash” the turret as well.
Ultimately, if you’re looking for a fun LEGO Avengers set that doesn’t cost a ton of money, the Hulkbuster Smash-Up is definitely worth the price it comes in at. This set was not only very enjoyable to assemble, but it also comes with enough features to make it a fun set to play with after it is assembled.