This set ties in with the (frankly magnificent) Captain America: Civil War movie. The scenario occurs near the start of the film when the Avengers are trying to foil a heist.
Toy manufacturers rightly got a lot of stick for essentially rewriting Black Widow out of one of her big action scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was a crucial chase scene, and they replaced her with Captain America in certain sets. Thankfully, nothing similar here – in fact Cap is missing (because he’s in two other related sets), while Widow is back on her bike.
In this portion of the chase Black Widow, plus The Falcon with his drone Redwing, are after former Hydra agent Crossbones, who is in possession of a some kind of bio weapon he’s stolen (I forget exactly what…).
The biggest draw for us was the inclusion of Black Widow, one of the few onscreen female superheroes – yet one we had yet to acquire a minifigure for. It was also great to get the Falcon, who is out first non-white superhero LEGO figure.
The suggested age is 6-12, and my 4-year-old daughter made it in a single session with minimal assistance. Despite not having seen the movie, she was keen to find out from me what the scenario was and re-enact it – subsequently involving other characters from her LEGO Avenjet set.
However, my daughter is also adamant the jeep is in fact a tractor that Crossbones has stolen from a farmer.
At the lower end of the price scale (be on the lookout for the right price), this offers decent value for money for a licensed LEGO set – with 3 figures, 2 vehicles, plus accessories.
And adding another female minifigure to our Superhero collection is always welcome.
The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Crossbones’ Hazard Heist set (76050) has an RRP of £19.99.
Disclosure: We were provided with the LEGO set free of charge for the purposes of this review.