Hey, guys! It's Diamond! Starting today we're taking a look at the new LEGO Marvel Super-Heroes sets coming this summer! Today, we're taking a look at the Ghost Rider Team-Up!
Ghost Rider's Team-Up: $19.99 USD
Price Per Part: $0.09 USD
So, let me go on and first say, it feels like I've been waiting for this day for centuries. All jokes about the CW Flash aside, ever since I saw the Ghost Rider figure in the LEGO Marvel video game, I've been waiting for a set that includes him. Now, we get a cheap set that includes Ghost Rider, an actual minifigure Goblin with a glider, and a nice street corner? Sounds good to me!
Ghost Rider - 5/5: Amazing work, LEGO. I don't personally have experience with Ghost Rider in canon, so I can't argue to comics authenticity, but this thing looks awesome. The trans orange hairpiece works great as a flame effect, and the skull manages to look LEGO-styled without looking like a copy of the LEGO Ninjago skeletons. His weapon is a flaming chain, which sounds as cool as it looks. Of course, at the same time, one step forward...
Spider-Man - 2/5: ...And one step back. They just gave Spider-Man the boots in 2015. This year, they suddenly got rid of them again. I didn't get a chance to own the Spider-Man figure with the red boots, so it saddens me to see that it was only used once before it was thrown on the chopping block. I have too many of these generic comic-book Spider-Men. I own all 3 of the Summer 2014 waves, so I think I have enough of this variant to last me a while. Can we move on, please, LEGO? Maybe we can get the All-New, All-Different variant? Heck, I'd prefer getting the garnished Playstation game variant over another one of THIS suit.
Hobgoblin - 4/5: Okay, I have to admit. I'm not the biggest fan of the Goblins, but this design DOES look pretty cool. If I throw together some sort of Halloween diorama or something rather, and I had a choice between two Halloween blind bag minifigures, or the Hobgoblin, I'd go with the Hobgoblin. The spooky effect works well with what he actually is, and, in my opinion, this variant is better than the actual Green Goblin. However, that face...Looks a bit over exaggerated. Just my opinion, but it looks like the face would fit more on the Mighty Micros sets than an actual normal-scale set. That's my only mark against this guy, however. The pumpkin bombs aren't bad, either.
Overall - 4.25/5: The Ghost Rider and Hobgoblin do mostly make up for them standing their ground with the generic Spider-Man. Would be higher if they went with ANYTHING ELSE for the Spider-Man in this set.
Ghost Rider's Motorcycle - 5/5: I may be preaching to the choir here with Ghost Rider, but again, it just looks so cool. Whether he got this thing from a tragic backstory or an equally tragic movie deal, this is the highlight of my year with LEGO. I can't be 100 percent sure just what play features will be in this thing from just pictures, as I don't own a physical copy yet. The build itself looks really nice, and is overall the best motorcycle LEGO has done.
Post-Reviewing Note: I watched JANGBRICKS showcase it, and the flames can be positioned in multiple ways. I kinda expected this, it's pretty much normal by now for LEGO.
The Hobgoblin's Glider - 5/5: A physical, minifigure-scale Goblin glider! This is the first time I've seen a Goblin glider that isn't meant for big-figs since I looked at the old Spider-Man movie sets out of boredom. The colors aren't bad, and they do go well together with the Hobgoblin minifigure...Hold on a minute...Are those...Flick missiles? Oh. My. God. They have flick missiles! When I started getting LEGOs, that's the closest thing they had to a full-on shooter, so it makes me happy to see that they haven't stopped using flick missiles. I may have just not looked at the right sets, but this is the first time I've seen them in forever! Back on the build itself, though, it looks nice, and they did a great job. Nothing much else to say about that part.
Post-Reviewing Note: They are indeed flick missiles, as seen in the JANGBRICKS video. I will probably keep pointing at that video.
Street Corner - 4/5: A nice street corner. It looks good, but other than that, there's not much else to say about it. I'm not gonna go on a tangent about a street corner. It's just that. Just a street corner. I'm not gonna write a big paragraph about-Wait a minute...Goddangit.
Overall - 4.75/5: One of the best LEGO Marvel builds I've seen.
This is just the analysis, however. I won't write another whole article about this set, but I will write an article on the non-released sets I analyze this month at the end of the month. But, enough about my thoughts; What are YOUR thoughts? Comment below what you think of the Ghost Rider Team-Up!