Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 8:39pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
It's time for another set review! Continuing his look at all things both Marvel and LEGO, Ta-metru_defender today looks at 5002946 Silver Centurion, a promotional minifig that was available if you preordered LEGO Marvel's The Avengers from select retailers. Is it an essential part to your Iron Man armor collection? Or is it better left to rust in the rain? Read on to find out!
From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.
Well this is a surprise. Nearly three years since Iron Man 3 hit theaters we're getting the Silver Centurion, an armor that featured semi-prominently in that film's climax (at least more so than the Heartbreaker that was in a set). But hey. New Iron Man armor. I ain't complaining.
Half the fun is had building the set. How fun is it to build and how easy or challenging is it?
Buh bam. Parts. Can you build a minifigure? Good. You can put this guy together.
Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.
Now that's a minifig.
The Chima armor does a good job of replicating the Silver Centurion's trademark pauldrons, even if they do seem a little oversized.
A couple printed tiles add the details of the Arc Reactor and the back too. It plain works.
As with all Iron Man armors, the faceplate opens up revealing Tony underneath. He's sporting a real shiner which makes me think this is the head that'll be used in the upcoming Civil War sets. What's noticeable about the helmet is that there's silver printing on the helmet part itself, something not done in any other Iron Man.
The other side of the head has Tony sporting a grin, presumably before Captain America punches him across the face. Now, the torso is printed, the legs and feet are printed, and the arms are dual-molded and printed too. There's an incredible amount of detail on this minifig that borders on ridiculous - but given that it's a promotional 'fig, I suppose it makes sense.
All this printing also means that, until that Tony head shows up in an upcoming set, every single piece in this polybag except for the two dark-red hands is exclusive. If that ain't value I don't know what is.
The printing on the torso is also detailed enough that you can take off the Chima armor and the Silver Centurion still looks spot on. This is a very pretty minifig.
The other half of the fun is in playing with the set. How well does the set function and is it enjoyable to play with?
Minifigs are as minifigs do. They look great with others, else they don't do all that much. In any case, it looks dang pretty on its own or with other promotional Marvel 'figs.
Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?
What's to like?
What's not to like?
- Maybe you don't like preordering a video game at GameStop just to get a minifig?
The only reason I preordered LEGO Avengers at GameStop was so I could add the Silver Centurion to my collection of Iron Man armors. It's a bit of a bummer that such a great minifig is so limited, like the Iron Patriot before it. But man, if it's not a great minifig. Is it worth getting on the aftermarket? Sure, especially if you like Iron Man.
'Cuz the Silver Centurion makes a great addition. Wouldn't be complete without it.
Wait, was this whole review just an excuse for me to show off my LEGO Iron Man collection?
Yes, yes it was.
Thanks as always to Ta-metru_defender for putting this review together. We appreciate your feedback so we can make future reviews better - just post it in the Talkback along with any questions you might have. More reviews are on their way, so keep checking back for those and the latest LEGO news, here on BZPower!
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