Lego’s love affair with all things superhero continues with this 88 piece, £8.99 set (official price, get it cheaper from supermarkets or Amazon), it’s 76063 Mighty Micros: The Flash vs. Captain Cold.
This is 1 of 6 Mighty Micro’s sets that Lego have recently released, 3 of which are Marvel and 3 are DC. They are aimed at 5-12 year olds, but the build is likely to be fiddly for those at the younger range of that. My (almost) 5 year old struggled with some of the smaller pieces, and the final model is also a little brittle thanks to things like the flames at the back of the Flash car only connecting via a single hook. That’s potentially limiting for play, as bits keep falling off every time you make the car go fast. And Flash is supposed to go fast. Build time for an average Lego fan is likely to be around 10 minutes, but the final models are actually quite detailed considering the size, with Captain Cold’s snow plow looking the best of this pair.
These are small, impulse buy sets, especially when you’re likely to be able to pick them up for the £5-£6 range, similar to the Star Wars Micro-fighters that have been so successful over the past few years. An AFOL may like to complete the whole set for display purposes, but these are going to be best for younger kids who’ll fall in love with anything superhero related.