Bumblebee might not be a superhero you’ve heard of before (I certainly hadn’t), but I’m glad that she has been included in the DC Super Hero Girls line up as she adds some much needed ethnic diversity to the range.
Created 30 years ago, she is in fact DC’s first ever African-American female superhero – and now she has her own LEGO set.
DC Super Hero Girls LEGO Bumblebee Helicopter is one of the smaller sets in the line. You get the helicopter, a strongbox, 2 ‘Kryptomites’ and of course BumbleBee herself.
The LEGO Friends style minifigure is probably the highlight of the set. It’s great for my daughter to have a woman (or girl) of colour, but the figure is also has a bright and vivid look. I especially like the blonde streak in her hair – looks like honeycomb! The figure also has plastic wings that attach around the waist and neck.
The helicopter was an easy build for our 5-year-old daughter. I did have to ask myself why a character with wings needed a machine to fly! Anyway, the finished copter has some nice bee/honey details, twin propellers, and the ubiquitous stud shooters.
This is a fine little set, but one that is probably best purchased alongside another set, rather than on its own. But as another female superhero added to the LEGO line – and a woman of colour – it’s a very welcome addition.
DC Super Hero Girls LEGO Bumblebee Helicopter Set (41234) has an RRP of £11.99. We were provided with a set free of charge for the purposes of this review.