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Toy Nerd: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Brainiac Attack - Review
4.2Overall Score
EYE-CATCHER
NECK-BREAKER
PLAY OR DISPLAY
BRICK THE BANK?

Look! Up in this page! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s our time-lapse build, review and rating of Lego DC Comics Super Heroes Brainiac Attack set, item #76040.

EYE-CATCHER

I remember this set was sold-out the first week or two of its release at my local Lego store. And it’s easy to see why. Three new minifigs – Supergirl, Brainiac, and Martian Manhunter, which were actually a promotional give-away back in March in Lego’s local and online stores. Superman’s minifig was also slightly updated, with a double-sided head print. Packing four major character minifigs in one small set gets major points from us.

 

NECK-BREAKER

With only 179 pieces mostly going into one basic build of Brainiac’s Skullship, experienced builders can knock this out in less than 20 minutes. No neck-breaker points for this one, but we did have some slight challenge on rotating the Skullship’s tentacles to the correct angles so it stands up straight. Other than that, it was a basic quick-build.

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PLAY OR DISPLAY

You have Superman/Supergirl/Martian Manhunter on the Super Jumper: Your goal is to knock out the cannon off the side of Brainiac’s ship. A lot easier to say (or type) than do, but it was quite entertaining. We ended up displaying the finished set in one of our glass cases (it was actually one of our first Superman/DC Comics sets, so it was a little special) and it didn’t look bad at all.

 

BRICK THE BANK?

Cost-per-piece was a little higher than normal mainly because of the four minifigs included. But back to our previous point, four major character minifigs, three of which are their first rendering, at $24.99 USD, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes Brainiac Attack set is a solid buy.

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