The G.I. Joe Wolverine was one of my favorite toys as a kid, and Big Easy Bricks is giving it the love it deserves with this near 1:1 brick recreation. Every slope and vent and piece of greebling from the original toy is accounted for and, thanks to a set of reproduction stickers, you’d almost be forgiven for thinking this was a picture of the vintage vehicle. There are even some upgrades on this version, like a pull-out storage rack for extra missiles. The Wolverine feels oft forgotten about in discussions of 80s nostalgia. Maybe it’s the unfortunate mutant-shared name. Maybe it’s the fact that it came with a female driver in the early 80s boy-toy market. But I’m happy Big Easy Bricks has let us know the Wolverine still has some fans out there. Because, after all, knowing is half the battle…
M.O.D.O.K. — Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing. Easily one of the most distinctive Marvel villains out there. And boy is he out there. Anyway, this uniquely shaped baddie is given his just due in LEGO thanks to Big Easy Bricks. I’m particularly fond of the nested arch/curved slopes to form his signature grimace, as well as the range of motion provided by those Mixel ball joints in the arms. The clouds of jet exhaust are also smartly rendered, with some nice use of 1×1 dome tile to create interesting texture.
M.O.D.O.K. also looks great “in the round”. The rear-facing engine and the ridges of his chair are both very nice, and the use of Hero Factory armor for the shoulder pads scales up perfectly.
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