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set to film accuracy GoTG v2
Not sure if this is a bit of a rant, an observation, complaint or a little of all three, to be honest I'm not even sure there will be a point at the end, but since this is the internet I guess I'm in the right place for pointless rambles :)
anyway, while I am aware of commercial viability and how price point comes into play and a desire to present feature based playabilty and certain characters, I just can't shake the nagging feeling that in some cases those things are just about the only consideration when it comes to movie based sets.
while Lego have been happy to drop random figures into sets for a while (thinking mainly of the Star Wars sets) for the most part the scenes and figures share some relationship, but having just seen GoTG v2 I can't help feeling these were three sets released were done so with little reference to the film (and I know some smart person will say Lego only get certain slices of the material to work with so some variance is to be expected), but in the this case I think all three sets broadly missed their mark in terms of movie accuracy and not only that, they fail to give us the films big bad for the guardians to battle...
There might be a few spoilers from here... You are warned.
So if I look at each set (and I'm not judging the sets themselves) I do get a bit confused. In the film the Milano goes nowhere near the Abilisk and during that fight to use of a 'stereo' is so prominent that its ommisions from the set is as baffling as the titular crafts inclusion, the same goes for nebula, who while linked to the outcome of the scene, ultimately has nothing to do with the battle. A Milano is a must have set when pushing guardians sets but it would have been better presented with Ayesha and one of her drone ships and no inter-dimensional beast, the same price would have been achieved and it would reflect the film a bit better.
likewise the ravenger attack, granted my memory is not what it once was, but in the few hours since seeing the film I seem unable to recal a single ship being used in that sequence, it was a giant forest fight between rocket and the ravengers and Mantis has nothing whatsoever to do with it. Better to lose the the ship drop Yondu into the set along with Nebula and Baby groot and increase the forest based traps and features.
the last set, Ayesha's revenge is just a bit pointless. The entire scene in the film is built around the guardians taking out the big bad, which is not Ayesha. With a slight rejig you could keep the same yellow ship add in the big bad, Mantis (who is central to the scene) and a few guardians and it works just as well, especially if Ayesha is included in a different set.
the main reason this has irked me so much is that one of the big sells for movie based toys is to allow kids to recreate those scenes, arguably that's the biggest play feature of all and with the absense of the big bad and a the scenes represented not accurate to the film that is hard to do.
i know this is nothing new and so forth, but for some reason this time out it bothers me, also not including the main villain in a set seems a major oversight, that is unless they plan to release him at a convention or polybag later... Hopefully when they do he is widely available to all.
anyway, to sort of get to a point I would rather more accurate set to film representations were delivered and in this case with all the central characters. Wow that was a lot more typing than I intended, I guess I could have just typed - so those guardians sets don't really match up to the film so well. Bothered?