The LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros series are small sets that feature two characters with their own vehicles and accessories.
These ones are Marvel characters, and come in three sets: Captain America and Red Skull; Spider-Man and Green Goblin; Hulk and Ultron.
They skew younger than most of the other Super Heroes sets, with recommended age of 5-12, but my 4-year-old daughter put them together herself – with a little encouragement from me to stay focused!
While the choice of characters is likely influenced by their movie appearances, the mini figures are more cartoony that previous incarnations. They are also smaller, with the normal articulated legs here replaced with shorter mobile ones – presumably so the figures don’t loom out of their diminutive vehicles too much.
The combos mostly make sense, with an established hero/villain combo from the movies. The only exception is the Hulk/Ultron matchup, but neither character really has a direct nemesis to face off against.
There’s no real scenario to each set, other than each character has a vehicle and an accessory. Some of these make sense – Cap has his shield and a tank vs. Red Skull in another military vehicle plus the cosmic cube. However, Hulk is driving a Hulk car and eating a drumstick. It’s not a problem – I really like the Hulk one (as does the kid) with its ‘Hulk hands’ and green & purple colours – it’s just clear that some characters suited the format more than others.
These are fun and reasonably priced LEGO superhero sets. It’s a shame that no female characters are included in this Marvel series, but Catwoman does feature in one of the DC Super Hero sets.
Age wise, I would say these skew towards the younger end of the recommended 5-12 – but then again I had fun with them, and am somewhat outside of the recommended age.
The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Mighty Micros sets have an RRP of £8.99
These LEGO sets were provided free of charge for the purposes of this review.