LEGO Ant-Man Final Battle Set

When I first heard about the movie adaptation of Ant-Man I was skeptical. I wasn’t very familiar with the character (being the DC loyalist that I am) so it was far too easy to dismiss. Compared to the previous cinematic behemoths, Ant-Man seemed ill-suited to meet the standard established by the highly successful MCU. Likewise, this LEGO set didn’t catch my eye.

Then the buzz started for Ant-Man after its overseas release. Little by little, I realized my preconceived notions about the property were most likely way off. Several weeks after the US premiere I took my family to see it in IMAX 3D. What I fantastic film! Seeing it in 3D was well worth the higher ticket price. It was the most fun I’d had with a movie in the theaters since Guardians of the Galaxy.

After that I was sold – the LEGO set had to be added to my collection. Whenever I receive a book royalty check I always do two very grown up things with it: take my family out for something fun and BUY LEGOS!

LEGO Ant-Man Final Battle Set (76039)

I loved all 183 pieces of this clever set. I’ll highlight the points I found most appealing:

Difficulty – the design itself comes off as complicated, however, its implementation is actually quite simple. Some of the connections reminded me of the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit but with more durability for play. My 5 1/2 year old daughter easily helped with constructing the red and yellow ‘bricks’.

Minifigures – these are always the best part of any set and the Ant-Man figures were no exception. Yellow Jacket’s weapons/rocket pack makes him very top heavy so I used the super jumper piece as a stand. I’m glad this included the Hank Pym character in addition to the regular Ant-Man. There’s enough of a contrast between the two to keep it from being a simple copy; Hank looks older and even more frail just like his character in the movie. I also like that the helmets are designed with translucent eyeshields to show the painted eyes underneath. It’s a level of detail that has become synonymous with the LEGO brand.

Price – this could be the best quality because $19.99 is an absolute steal for what’s in the box: three unique minifigures, a display-worthy final product, and an accurate portrayal of the source material. LEGO could have charged $30 and I’d still rave about the value.

My rating of the LEGO Ant-Man Final Battle Set is a perfect 10 out of 10. Much like the movie, this set is absolutely worth your time and money.

10 out of 10

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