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Amazon LEGO sales for Black Friday 2014: Friends, Castle and Super Heroes

Amazon.com has kicked off its Black Friday week with some good sales on LEGO sets, if you are looking to do some early Christmas shopping or just want to pick up something for your own collection.


LEGO Friends Olivia’s House 3315is currently $55.47, down from an original price of $74.99.


LEGO Kings Castleis on sale for $85.07, down from $99.99.


Lego Castle Dragon Mountain – 70403is currently $41.33, down from $49.99.


LEGO City 60025 Grand Prix Truck Toy Building Setis $20.99, down from $29.99.


LEGO Superheroes 76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attackis currently $16.00, down from $19.99.


LEGO Super Heroes Spider-Cycle Chase 76004is $14.79, down from $19.99.


LEGO Superheroes 76017 Captain America vs. Hydrais $14.97, down from $19.99.


LEGO Super Heroes Superman Vs Power Armor Lex 6862is $15.00, down from $19.99.

Doc Ock Truck Heist 76015 [Review]

Doc Ock Truck Heist is one of the Lego Super Heroes sets released in March 2014. It retails for $19.99 and is available on Amazon. Below is a brief video review and my remarks regarding the set.


Pros:

  • The exploding safes is an interesting play feature
  • The design for the armored truck is decent and includes a unique green train window


Cons:

  • Besides Doc Ock, the other minifigures are not unique to the set
  • Spider Man’s web catapult does not work

This set has the potential for higher marks from me, but the lack of more than one unique minifig and the default suboptimal design of the play features are setbacks. In order for the exploding safes to eject from the truck, you’ll have to switch to frictionless technic pins as I’ve shown in the video. There is unfortunately no fix for the web catapult, so it should just be regarded as decoration. Otherwise, I like the design of the truck despite an overall average selection of parts. Judging from trends on other older Super Heroes sets, I expect Amazon will have discount the set by about 25% after several months when fall is here.

Captain America vs. Hydra 76017 [Review]

Captain America vs. Hydra is one of the Lego Super Heroes sets released in March 2014. It retails for $19.99 and is available on Amazon. Below is a brief video review and my remarks regarding the set.


Pros:

  • Very sturdy vehicle with suspension on the wheels
  • Includes 3 unique minifigures with new printing for Captain America
  • A modest selection of olive green parts


Cons:

  • Low price per part ratio
  • Very simple build, no noteworthy techniques to highlight

This is a decent $20 Lego Super Heroes set. The battle vehicle is great for play, but among adult builders and collectors there’s little value to it other than the olive green parts and the minifigs. This is one of the easier sets I’ve built and takes very little time. Judging from trends on other older Super Heroes sets, I expect Amazon will have discount the set by about 25% after several months when fall is here.

Doctor Octopus’ Daddy Daycare

Most parents in my books are super heroes. Except we don’t have any super powers…well except for maybe super human patience and invulnerability to poop and spit-up. But what if parents were really super villains? Dave Kaleta answers that question by showing that not only can super villains be parents, they can be effective multi-taskers.

Doc Ock 5

Check out the Full Photoset for all the hilarious details.

The Brothers Brigade

Well boys and girls, there is a new super hero team in town. If you thought The Avengers or Justice League were cool, just take a look at The Brothers Brigade. Twelve super powered, super cool individuals from around the World (well, most of them are from the U.S., but they do have three token foreigners). They are fighting evil and taking names.

The Brothers Brigade

Full Character Bios:
Front Row (L-R)
Tripod, Gold Member, Mad Physicist
Second Row (L-R)
Artist, The Stud, El Capitan
Third Row (L-R)
The Surgeon, Archaeology, Knight Farmer
Back Row (L-R)
Justice of Space, Mr. Naked Train, Death Pixie