A couple of weeks ago LEGO announced that it was releasing a brand new Marvel set featuring a larger and more detailed version of Tony Stark's Hulkbuster armour - as seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rather than the piddly little Hulkbuster we got when that film came out, this one seems to be trying to show off the ultra-powered suit in all its glory.
LEGO were kind enough to send us a set to review, and we figured we'd forgo the usual text-and-images review in favour of showing everything off on video. So grab your earphones and see what we thought. It's worth noting, though, that this is the Hulkbuster as it appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron, rather than the (presumably) upgraded version that has been shown off in the Infinity War trailers.
The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition is nice, but frankly it could have been a lot better. It's all well and good creating a more serious version of the armour for people who aren't satisfied with the cheaper equivalents, but it sacrifices most of the playability in the process. The knees don't even bend for crying out loud. It looks nice, especially once you find a pose that doesn't tilt forwards by itself, but LEGO is a toy at its core. Even if there are plenty of people who don't buy LEGO to play with, there are still plenty that do, and the Hulkbuster seems to forget about that.
It's fine though. The team that designed this did a good enough job, but it just feels as though it could have been a lot better.
The Hulkbuster is £120, and available exclusively from LEGO's online and real-world retail stores.