This DC Super Hero Girls LEGO set is notable for a few reasons. It features Harley Quinn – a notable ‘villain’ in the DC universe, but here more of a mischievous hero. It also has the only male character of the current wave of DC Super Hero Girls LEGO (and possibly the whole line?) – Steve Trevor, here a coffee shop waiter but more commonly known as Wonder Woman’s on/off love interest (he’s played by Chris Pine in the live action movie).
But what I really love about this set is the ‘story’ it represents: It’s called Harley Quinn to The Rescue, and it nicely gender flips the classic cliched scenario. Here we have a DUDE in distress, being rescued by a female hero.
The set itself is a cute coffee shop – ‘Capes & Cowls’ – frequented by the super hero girls. It has some nice little features such as a coffee maker, arcade machine (do they still exist?), and a seating area with coffee and pizza. It also has a cupcake launcher, a pair of Kryptomites (who have captured Steve), and Harley’s flying net launcher.
The build was fairly straightforward for our 5-year-old daughter, but there were a few little fiddly bits she needed help with.
The Steve and Harley minifigures are in the LEGO Friends style, and it’s great to have a male character in the line – and especially cool that he needs rescuing! DC Super Hero Girls could definitely do with more male characters – which may seem counter intuitive, but I certainly want my daughter to engage in imaginative play with male characters too. As it is she is already adding in her ‘normal’ LEGO Super Hero figures.
As with the other toys in this line, I think they could be a real gateway toy into superheroes for girls who may not have considered it before – as well as those, like my daughter, who are already superhero fans.
DC Super Hero Girls LEGO: Harley Quinn to The Rescue set (41231) has an RRP of £24.99.
We were sent a set by LEGO for the purpose of this review.