This one is a rather interesting review. After all the fun at Perth Bricktober 2016 at the weekend I joined a building night run by AFOLs held once a month in Perth (Buildapalooza – PLUG). Now I’m normally socially challenged and setting up my base plates to take pictures for the review only made me appear to be a serious recluse (who let the hermit in!). The offer of macaroons (thanks to my lovely wife) and the fact that everyone was chatty and welcoming, did the ice finally break and I had an awesome night!
Following on from my first Marvel review (76058) and new found love for Super Heroes sets, I decided to grab LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum 76060. The set includes 358 pieces, 3 x minifigures and retails at AUD $59.99 / USD $29.99 / GBP £29.99.
The contents include three numbered bags, two instruction booklets, loose base plate and some stickers.
Bag one greets us with the star of the set – Doctor Strange (being portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming movie in November). This is the first time Doctor Strange has made it to minifigure form and LEGO have done a stirling job. The detail on the torso and legs is intricate and his sash flows from torso to leg seamlessly. hair piece is standard with the inclusion of grey streaks. To cap off we get some awesome clear trans disks with unique runes printed in gold which look great.
Sash detail is repeated on the reverse of the tors and we also get a double cloak (Cloak of Levitation).
The first bag also includes the start of the main build. This sets out the frame of the build from Doctor Strange’s Inner Sanctum and contains a mixture of printed and sticker applied tiles. The various tiles make reference to Stark Industries, Codex Imperium, Book of the Invisible Sun, various letters and the main ramp covered in runes. Lastly there is an incorporation of two rather large long clear trans pieces that are actually used as play features to move minifgures around for action scenes.
Bag two and we get our next minifigure – The Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton). Hard to comment too much, as I haven’t seen much of this character, but her torso and legs have a simple gold and purple colored design that works well. The fans (only one pictured) are awesome and are my favorite of the character.
Very simple, but the fine lines printed on The Ancient One’s head are very appealing and add interest to the minifigures otherwise bald head.
The next stage of the main build and we build the tentacle beast coming out a portal in the wall that represents the key battle scene. The beast is controlled by a series of Technic cogs on the reverse that can be turned to move the tentacles.
Bag three and our final minifigure makes an appearance. Karl Mordo (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) dons a tan and forest green torso with a cool sash that continues onto the legs (as I’ve said before I really love detailed leg printing that matches torso printing!). Point of interest – the hair piece was originally designed for the Finn minifigure in Star Wars.
Reverse is pretty standard and other than some basic detail doesn’t really warrant much more to say.
The remaining contents finish off the main build. I have to say it now, but this build massively and I mean massively reminds me of the LEGO Ideas Big Bang Theory with a giant tentacle beast dropping by for a beer! Anyone else agree?
That being said the finish touches like book cases, table and various other items really polish off this build.
With the aid of a random hand minifigures in action against the beast!
Whether it was the company or the beer I have to admit I really liked this build and would highly recommend it to both AFOL and children alike. Looks like another shelf is needed to display!
Final Rating: 9.5 out of 10