LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther Pursuit 76047 Toy Review
At long last, Lego has finally released the much-anticipated builds based after Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War. The sets in this film are all based after the 2016 blockbuster film Captain America: Civil War, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. The film is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film deals with the titular character of Steve Rogers/Captain America going head to head with his fellow Avengers teammate, Tony Stark/Iron Man.
And with the release of the brand new Lego sets connected to the film, we were excited to grab our very own copy of the Lego 76047 Black Panther Pursuit build, which costs $45. Lego’s official Website is always willing to sell their builds for a price that falls below the average retail. It’s always great to support independent Lego stores whenever possible.
There are three sets in total: They were all released to coincide with the premiere of the film. For those who have seen the film, it essentially divides almost every character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into two sides: Team Captain, and Team Iron Man. But in the end, it’s the fans of the series who are the ultimate winners since all of the Lego builds contain the most popular characters from the MCU.
Despite the title of the film it’s based after, the main star of the 76047 is not Captain America himself, but T’Challa, aka Black Panther. Civil War marks his official debut in the MCU, and he is slated to get his very own film in 2018. Meanwhile, the 76047 build also includes another Black Panther debut, this time as a Lego minifigure. There are 287 pieces in total, and you can purchase it for $29.99 at a nearby Lego store. There are three minifigures included here.
Black Panther Pursuit isn’t really that big of a set, but it does include a lovely range of minifigures. Two of them belong to Team Cap: Namely, Captain America himself, and his friend, Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The last minifigure in the set belongs to Team Iron Man and the star of the show: Black Panther.
If you’re a fan of Marvel Comics or the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or Marvel-themed Lego builds, then you will be very happy to include him inside your own list of Marvel Lego minifigures. This particular build will no doubt be one of the best sets to come out for this year.
Aside from the new hairdo and dual expressions on Cap’s minifigure, we won’t be getting anything else new here – Which is disappointing, since so many fans were expecting both Lego and Marvel to give his minifigure an upgrade. This is a lazy move on Lego’s part, although we know the reason why they did it – Why should they make an investment in brand new printings for their minifigures, when they can just recycle one and save plenty of cash?
One of the larger accessories that came with this build was the Winter Soldier’s motorcycle, which comes in a beautiful cherry-red color. The silvery frame and its red topside are a brand new combination that we haven’t seen in past builds, and it’s just amazing overall.
Before we could begin working on the build, we will first be taking a look at the sticker sheets found on the Black Panther Pursuit build first. There aren’t too many essential stickers found in the build, since they’re mostly just for decorative purposes. For those who hate the task of putting stickers on the build itself, you could probably just skip these so it won’t distract you from constructing the general structure of the build.
The set begins by putting together a 4 x 4 vehicle for Cap. The vehicle’s got a black and blue color scheme, so the overall look is very striking. The color combination, along with the blocking, make this thing look more like a vehicle, instead of looking like it jumped straight out of the comic book itself.
The tiny vehicle carries the look of your average 4 x 4, all thanks to the giant tires, the windshield, as well as the bulbar located on its front side. The vehicle itself is chunky, rugged, but still nice – Everything that you could expect coming from a decent 4 x 4 vehicle.
We will now be taking a good look at the 4 x 4 itself. If you look closely, you will be able to see the words ‘Taskforce’ sticker at the backside of the vehicle. We’re not exactly sure what this means, although it seems like this word will be playing a key role in the Civil War films. Probably some sort of superhero registration?
We really do enjoy the frontal side of the 4 x 4. The bulbar, as well as the sneaky back spring loaded missile is stored right in the middle of the bars. There’s also a flattened area made for cargo, or even as a space for one of these minifigures to ride in.
The vehicle itself measures six studs wide, making it pretty small. So small, in fact, that there’s barely enough space for another figure to sit beside the driver’s seat. We didn’t quite enjoy the spring loaded missiles sticking out of the passenger of the vehicle. According to the instruction booklet, you’re supposed to nudge it downwards for it to fire. However, it just looks like it doesn’t even belong there, so we just discarded it in the end.
We also liked the fact that the vehicle’s windshield is tilted towards the driver’s side. In general, the 4 x 4 is a completely solid build that is further beautified by its gorgeous color scheme, and big appearance. Aside from the spring loaded shooters, the vehicle doesn’t contain any further gimmicks, like flick fire missiles, for example. It does benefit from its generally clean design.
The main build here has got to be Black Panther’s jet and we have to admit – It looks stunning. One of the first things that captures your attention is the full-black color scheme that’s highlighted by the bright purple accents on the jet’s wings, as well as the mid-section of the plane.
The jet itself carries a very sleek design to it. It’s got such a rigid and strong fuselage to it, which serves as the backbone of the aircraft, alongside the gorgeous set of wings that move through both sides at a certain angle.
You will further appreciate Black Panther’s jet coming from its side, and this further enhances your complete viewing experience, allowing you to appreciate its shape in full. From the side view of the jet, you’ll begin to notice similar vibes and aesthetics to the Lego SR-71 Blackbird build, which was one of the inspirations for the jet’s design.
Having to use tiles and slopes to cover up the studs found along the jet’s fuselage does add a decent touch to the jet’s overall appearance. This has got to be the best small or middle-sized jets that Lego has produced so far, and it clearly shows just how far Lego has come in regards to creating sleek jet designs.
The 76047 is a completely no-nonsense jet without any gimmicks thrown in. We like the central focus on achieving the sharp and angular shapes. No moving parts have been included here, with the exception of the cockpit. We were actually surprised at the durability of the jet itself. When you hold the fully-assembled jet in your hands, you’ll know that the jet is completely sturdy, and is an exceptionally engineered model that won’t fall apart even if you drop it on the ground. This is just great if you have children around.
Let’s take a quick look at the underside of the jet: Once again, there’s nothing eye-catching or flashy about the design. Instead, we get two hidden stud blasters. We like that Lego managed to conceal these blasters from plain sight, since they tend to look a tad bit awkward and give the models a rather juvenile feel to it. There’s nothing too flashy about the backside of the jet either – With the exception of two contrasting lime jet-colored thrusters found at the back of its tail, and the body.
There’s a good mixture of curves and slopes on the nose of the plane, and it ends a pointy end – Much like a hawk or an eagle. We would’ve liked a sleeker cockpit that fully compliments the jet since it’s got a flat shape.
Overall, we’ve had such a great experience putting all of the pieces together. When it comes to a set of this size, it does hit all of the right notes. The minifigures were awesome, especially the lead Black Panther minifigure. The Lego 76047 is able to break the Lego Marvel Super Heroes mold that was previously only thought as a vehicle for the minifigures – Since it included two wonderfully-designed vehicles. The 4 x 4 is simple but good, and it carries a lovely color scheme that gives it a clean look without any gimmicks whatsoever.