Name: 6873 Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush
MSRP: $29.99 US | $39.99 CA | £34.99 GB
After watching The Amazing Spider-Man last week, I was tempted to get this set. The Wal-Marts already me don't have it instock, but fortunately, the LEGO Store did! With 295 pieces, $29.99 USD / $39.99 CAD seemed like a pretty good value set.
*Once again, apologies for the poor quality pictures. I don't have a camera. :(
Rescue Iron Fist from Doctor Octopus' laboratory!
Scheming Doctor Octopus has captured Iron Fist and is conducting experiments on him, trying to steal his superpowers. Help Spider-Man sneak in through the air vent and swoop down on Doc Ock to release Iron Fist! Then stop the wicked doctor from fleeing on his missile-firing car! Includes 3 minifigures: Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Doctor Octopus.
•Includes 3 minifigures: Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Doctor Octopus
•Features Doc Ock's lab and car
•Lab features containment cell, examination table and air vent shaft
•Car features rotating seat, spinning octopus arm attachment and flick missiles!
•Doctor Octopus features detachable, poseable octopus arms
•Attach octopus arms to car for a spin attack!
•Fire the missiles!
•Sneak in through the air vent!
•Swoop down with the spider web!
•Lab measures over 7" (17cm) high and 10" (26cm) wide
•Car measures over 3" (7cm) long
Front of the box. Looks like a huge set but its not to actual scale (they enlarged it quite a bit). Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape however is more to scale with the box.
Back of the box showing the features of the set.
You get one medium size instruction booklet (about 70 pages) and a nice comic book. The comic book has 4 pages for this set. The rest of the comic is on Captain America's Avenging Cycle, LEGO Club and a look at all of the LEGO Marvel Minifigures.
Back of the instruction booklet and comic book.
Dumping out the contents, you get 3 numbered bags and a sticker sheet.
The huge draw for this set would be the minifigures. In this set, you get Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Doctor Octopus. This set is base on the second Spider-Man Movie (Doc Ock) and not really on the Amazing Spider-Man (Doc Connor Lizard). I'm not sure if its me, but Spider-Man's eyes looks a bit too big. However, its still very nice to get Spider-Man and Doc Ock!
Back of the minifigures.
Closer look at Doc Ock's back and how his octopus arms connects to him.
Doc Ock's detached Octopus arms can be put on his buggy's car as well.The buggy car has 2 green flick-fire missiles.
Front of the set (fully extended).
Back of the set (fully extended).
You can also make the lab more compressed by moving the left and right parts of the set.
The right side of the set containing the turbine. The turbine can be moved so Spider-Man can enter into Doc Ock's lair (as shown as one of the features on the back of the box).
Doc Ock has captured Iron Fist and has locked him up in the prisoner cell! (Left side of the set)
Doc Ock is about to zap Iron Fist on his examination table! (Center part of the set)
The complete set!
Comparing this set with its limited edition "counterpart" (6857 Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape), 6873 Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush is indeed smaller. Its good to know that LEGO was consistent with the pricing and only made this set $29.99 US/$39.99 CA rather than $39.99 US/$49.99 CA (even though the box is the same size). Thumbs up for that!
Great set and good price! Totally worth it even paying MSRP. As this is a limited edition set, you can only get it either direct from LEGO or Wal-Mart. I really like the Spider-Man and Doc Ock minifigures. Hopefully, more Spider-Man sets will be released soon!