$19.99 retail (US)
released in 2015 (summer)
3 minifigures: Ant-Man, Hank Pym & Yellow Jacket
1x Sticker sheet
-1x instruction booklet
-1x sticker sheet
-2x numbered bags
All parts (with bags open). Contents sorted by "type" (I'm always tempted to sort by color). Categories that I created are regular plates, basic bricks, tiles, modified bricks (technic bricks and studs on side bricks), slopes, ball & socket parts, minifigure parts, technic parts and other misc parts. Check out the end of my review for details on parts and close up photo's please.
The comic is "double sided" meaning that half is for the new spiderman sets and the other half is for the Antman set. If I remember correctly each comic is about 4 pages.
Page 1 and 2 of the Ant-man "comic"
Here's my first complaint about the set. The stickers aren't "clear". The two yellow stickers can only be used on yellow parts. When I first saw images of the set I hoped that the parts were printed. Then when I discovered they were stickers I hoped they were clear so that they could be applied to any part (regardless of color). Sadly they are limited to the colors shown.
On a positive note one of my favorite things about the set is playing around with scale meaning that one can now create very large bricks using regular size parts to make minifigures appear as if they have shrunk or simply play with different scales.
LEGO AFOL Cole Blaq has been creating some very interesting builds of enlarged bricks with regular size parts for years. So the idea of building larger LEGO bricks with regular parts isn't a new idea but with the stickers the "larger than life" studs can now appear to have the LEGO relief on top. Did any of what I said make sense? I hope so. If not please (or if so) please leave me a comment. That would be greatly appreciated. If you haven't seen out Cole Blaq's work you should really check him out. He's one of my favorites and I love the variety of his "brick" series.
Here's a link to Cole Blaq's Flickr album entitled "enter the brick" Clicking here will open a new tab
The helmets are so cool. I love science fiction and these helmets would be so much fun to include in sci-fi mocs. Hank Pym's and Ant-man's helmets are exactly the same except for their color. All three helmets have transparent (or is it translucent?) parts.
From left to right we have the helmets of...
Yellow Jacket, Ant-man and Hank Pym
Yellow Jacket, Ant-man and Hank Pym
All three have leg printing and back printing.
All three have torsos and parts that would be great for sci-fi mocs.
"Arms" are moveable and have the new "shooting" guns on both arms. For those that haven't seen them before... pushing down on the small grey parts causes the translucent yellow round parts to "shoot". These have been used in a lot of recent Star Wars sets.
Details of Yellow Jacket's gear. The part that goes around his neck I've seen used in several recent Ultra Agent's sets and are very useful for creating jet-packs and other accessories.
Yellow Jacket (head is not double sided)
I love this expression (his head is double sided with 2x expressions).
His torso is very similar to that of Hank Pym's.
I had them switched by accident before taking photo's. Antman's has "silver trim" while Hank Pym's is only red and black with out the "trim".
I'm 99% sure that its the same head used for Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels) in set 75048 The Phantom
Hank Pym with plain black "head"
Or he has his regular head piece with 2x expressions.
Unless I'm wrong the same head is used for Gandalf in Hobbit and LOTR sets.
Here's the build without stickers.
Below is the same build with stickers applied (3x brick stud tops and 2x screw heads). As I mentioned earlier in the review I wish that the stickers had been transparent with only black detailing so that they could have been used on parts of other colors.
With stickers applied
Here you can see how this works and the underside of the yellow part.
I forgot to mention.... I love the screws. Simply stacking two round 1x1 plates gives the illusion of threads on a screw. Nice!
The large "plate" is 3x6 studs. Each yellow tile is a 1x3 tile.
Although in the comics he's usually shrinking down in size or back to regular human size. Right? Correct me if I'm wrong please.
regular size brick with larger brick-built brick & pepper shaker
I had a lot of fun playing around with different scales.
Its a nice build even though some have commented on that the legs aren't all that poseable.
Also apparently the first few sets that were shipped had a slightly different build with the legs. I don't know the details but apparently there were some slight changes made to the way that the legs attach to the body.
I'm confused about the pink plate in the back. Is there a reason?
Wow! That looks so convincing!
Although its not really to scale with the larger LEGO parts though. The ant would be much smaller compared to the LEGO parts right? Maybe in the Ant-man film (not released at the time of this review) the ant is made larger than a normal ant?
I love the wings. Is this the first time they've been used/released?
Underside of ant
Nice use of SNOT technique to achieve the shape.
Extra parts after completing all builds
-Round 1x1 bricks
-Bricks with studs on the side
All tiles included in the set
I did include the round plates and wing shapes. There is only one white wing piece.
I've seen the legs in Chima sets but this was my first time acquiring them.
Minifigures and accessory parts (including the "jumper")
The head piece, hair piece and salt&pepper parts are not included in this set. I'll be posting my review of the salt and pepper shaker soon.
Great purchase considering all three minifigures are at the moment (of writing this review) exclusive to this set, includes stickers that can help with building at different scales, interesting ant build all for the price of $19.99 USD!
- x3 exclusive and great looking minifigures
- 3x great looking and very detailed helmets. Great job designers!
- Fun ant build
-Wing parts (are they new?)
-Stickers for tops of large brick built LEGO parts
-Great play possibilities for young builders! Is this all of the main characters from the Ant-man film? If so that's awesome that a young fan can purchase all three in one set for only $19.99 (in contrast to purchasing 2-3 sets to get all of the Guardians of the Galaxy team).
- Sigh... the stickers. I wish that they were transparent enabling use with any color LEGO part. Still. I'm happy to have them.
-Wow... was that my only complaint with the set?
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