This is our final review for the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls preview sets, 41232 Super Hero High School. After coming off the disappointing 41231 Harley Quinn to the rescue review, I was bracing myself for something just as disappointing since it was also a location-based set instead of a vehicle-based set like 41230 Batgirl Batjet Chase was. The set also looked heavily juniorized judging by the intial pictures of the set, especially how Poison Ivy’s motorcycle was built. But after building this with my daughter and seeing all the features they packed into it, my opinion changed. This, now this is what a playset should be.
Brick built Tauntaun? Updated Snowspeeder? A penguin? Let’s see.
We know we’re visiting Hoth, so what kind of fun in the snow will they give us that we haven’t seen before?
I feel a weapon rack coming on any day now. Will today be that dark day?
Normally clocking in at $349.99, Amazon is discounting 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier by $50, a 14% discount, bringing the price down to just $299.99. And I say “just”, right? But given the high price of this set and the rare times that UCS sets go on sale, holidays notwithstanding, it’s better than nothing. This sale price is good for today only, Monday December 5th and ends at 11:59pm PST.
So far the days have been represented by bounty hunters, collaborators and Imperials. What’s next?
Update: Amazon has price matched all three sets and probably a lot of others and most if not everything is 20% off.
Of note, 75105 Millennium Falcon is a whopping 36% off and has passed below the magical threshold of $100 and is not just $95.99.
Still on the fence about getting 75059 Sandcrawler, 75095 TIE Fighter, or 10236 Ewok Village? Target has discounted the Sandcrawler set by 20%, knocking the price down to just $239.99. 75095 TIE Fighter and 10236 Ewok Village sets are discounted even higher at 30% off MSRP. They are sitting pretty at $139.19 and $179.19, respectively. Use your Target REDCard and get an additional 5% off. Items can be shipped to your home or a local store for free.
Cloud city is well represented in the first two days, still waiting to see if it’s actually going to make an appearance. Let’s see…
With Slave I under our belts, will we see a Cloud city or maybe the main man himself (no not Lobo, though a DC Advent Calendar would certainly be refreshing) on day 2?
Quite a year. Yep.
And yet, one that found us smack in the middle of more new Star Wars content then we’ve had in a long time. A blockbuster sequel at the end of last year. A new story that should wash the dirty sound of prequel out of our mouths coming up. And not only a cartoon series that continues to pick up steam as it pulls from both movie trilogies, the Clone Wars cartoon and the decimated EU, but an actual LEGO Star Wars series.
All that new media bodes well for an infusion of fresh content for another years Star Wars Advent Calendar and is an excellent reason not to try something new that would appeal to the demographic. Like say… DC Comics. You could fill a calendar with Bat-vehicles alone. But I digress, because I can’t wait for a Snow BB-8 or Santa Zeb! Or to see how The Ghost looks as a micro, so lets get right to day one, shall we?