LEGO Superheroes: Ravager Attack
The Guardians of the Galaxy are back on the big screen which means they're also back in LEGO form for fans, collectors,and kids to enjoy. After playing around with the Ravager Attack set, I'm probably going to have to get more. Come inside for my full review!
Ravager Attack is a smaller set from the new LEGO Superheroes - Guardians line, coming in at just 197 pieces, but even so manages to pack in a lot of bang for your buck. It includes a miniature version of the Ravager ship (which all look about this same), at about 4x6 inches, along with minifigures of Mantis, Taserface, and Rocket.
The set borrows from the scene in the movie where they're under attack and hiding out in the forest, which means you also get a buildable tree to go along with it, as well as some nifty firepower you can build and play with. On the ship itself you have four stud shooters built in. If you haven't picked up a set with this feature before, you're in for a treat.
They're little mechanisms you attach the individual round-peg LEGO piece (a stud) into and with the press of a switch, launches outward. It's a tiny, working, LEGO gun and serves the same purpose as projectiles on traditional vehicle toys do. It adds another layer of interaction with a LEGO set, making play time even more fun. Having them attached to the shilp is really cool, and my kids had fun "flying" it around and shooting "lasers" at each other.
Even better, the set includes a rotating six-stud shooter, the works like a mini gatling gun. It's mounted as part of the tree element and as you turn the wheel on the back, the shooting mechanism is activated, making for a neat representation of the battle you see on the big screen.
Altogether the Ravager Attack set has a lot of elements bundled in such a relatively small set, making for a lot of play time and potential display options. When I first opened it up, I didn't think it had much to offer, aside from the cool minifigures, but it's a set that we can't stop playing with at the house. Sure, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the larger sets, yet the fun factor in playing with it is undeniable.
Ravager Attack isn't all too difficult to put together, either, as you could imagine. The smaller set means most things, even the ship, are simplified to their most basic elements. There’s not room for fluff or superfluous pieces, making it easy to follow along with the instructions and able to put together well within an hour of time.
While it’s a simpler build, the designs are still solid and look great. There’s no compromise in how they look, which means you get to play with your new toys that much quicker. For kiddos (I have an 8 and 9 year old helping me) it’s easy to put together, so if that age range is who you’re looking at picking this up for, you’re good to go.
Bigger on the Inside
Ravager Attack isn’t the biggest Guardians of the Galaxy LEGO set out there right now, but for its size, it manages to include a hefty amount of goodies. On top of new minifigures, you get a lot of play out of the ship and weapon features. There’s plenty of fun to be had in this tiny set, making it a virtual steal for only $20.