Though the assortment of minifigures makes for a solid display of a key moment in the final battle from “Avengers: Endgame,” the focus on only the female characters makes it feel rather incomplete. Previously, LEGO released another final battle set inspired by “Endgame,” albeit one that was designed as more friendly for kids to recreate the sequence for playtime rather than a shelf display. While this set does also allow for kids to play with it, the foundation and display does make it a little less functional in that way.
At the same time, the other playset did include some other minifigures that would have been nice to have here, such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, and a Centauri warrior for them to battle. Honestly, it might have been better to have a large battlefield playset that recreated the moment when all of the Avengers assemble to battle Thanos and his army. That would have upped the minifigure assortment to allow for a more complete diorama, and while it undoubtedly would have cost more, it would have also allowed for a few more set pieces. Even this particular moment could have benefited from the inclusion of Spider-Man, especially since he could be swinging from Valkyrie’s flying horse while holding the Infinity Gauntlet, just as he does in the movie.
Of course, this new “Avengers: Endgame”set still succeeds in offering a better recreation of the final battle. The debris is crafted in an especially creative way. A combination of wedges, stickers, and other building brick debris does a fine job of looking like a destroyed Avengers headquarters. The smashed van, in particular, is a cool addition, even if it would have been preferable to have the full van like the other set.
Having one of the portals at the top for Valkyrie’s entrance is pretty cool too, though it makes me think of how much cooler a larger set with more portals would have been. There’s also a funny little detail where you can see a toilet seat leftover from the wrecked bathroom with a pipe that has a water piece attached to it.