LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty review

The Marvels’ only set is an exciting one for

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Marvel enthusiasts, debuting the first cinematic Ms. Marvel minifigure – but it’s difficult to look past the price of .

Ahead of The Marvels’ release on November 10,

is launching with the core cast from the movie in one model. Unfortunately, as whimsical as the set’s name is, it’s not all good news for this
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Marvel set thanks to a curiously high price point.

Those looking forward to The Marvels and 76232 The Hoopty’s minifigures won’t be entirely disappointed with the new set but one thing’s for sure, you’d be wise to keep your expectations in check and be open-minded when it comes to your budget.

— LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty set details —

Theme: LEGO Marvel Set name: 76232 The Hoopty Release date: October 1, 2023

Price: £84.99 / $89.99 / €94.99 Pieces: 420 Minifigures: 3


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— Where to buy LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty —

76232 The Hoopty is available to pre-order now for £84.99 / $89.99 / €94.99 and it launches on October 1, 2023. That’s over a month before The Marvels’ release in November and it’s currently only listed on the official online store.

— LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty build —

76232 The Hoopty’s build consists of just the Hoopty itself. The namesake ship appears briefly in the trailers for The Marvels but at the time of writing, we’ve yet to see the full source material. From what’s included in the build, the Hoopty appears to be a combination mobile home and spaceship with two stud launchers at the front of the ship.

The shaping of this model is by far its most appealing feature with a variety of curved elements creating a surprisingly organic look from all angles. Gaps for transparent orange windows at the back and sides of the Hoopty allow a small peek at the interior, which is a major focus of 76232 The Hoopty.

To access the interior, you’ll need to use the Hoopty’s main function – a folding roof and windshield that neatly drapes over the profile of the ship, completing the look with a slight angle. There is a small gap at the back of the ship as a result of this folding feature but over time it’s easy to overlook.

The interior consists of a long, moderately narrow corridor lined with surfaces stocked with plants and other miscellaneous items. Whether or not any of these will have a major effect on the story is unknown but either way, they add a welcome splash of colour to the mostly-grey model.

The bed at the back of the ship is a surprise as it helps make the Hoopty feel like a home rather than a transport, and adds some height to the small interior when posing Goose and the Flerkittens. There are more opportunities for play in the interior than you might expect, even though adding more than one minifigure can make it cramped.

Monica, Carol and Kamala sit in three simple seats at the front of the ship. Despite the lack of a wall between the cockpit and the rest of the interior, the designers have done an admirable job at separating the two sections with a handful of pieces. 76232 The Hoopty has been designed for just three minifigures – no more, no less.

This being a LEGO Marvel set, there must be at least one reference with stickered screens showing an overlook of the Hoopty’s systems and an incoming or outgoing call to Nick Fury, who also appears in The Marvels. The final screen shows a planet or moon of some kind and adds to the sci-fi atmosphere of the interior.

— LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty minifigures —

The minifigures in 76232 The Hoopty are fantastic, for the most part. The selection includes, from left to right, Photon (Monica Rambeau), Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) and Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan).

While Monica and Carol have had minifigures previously, though only one each, this is the first minifigure based on Ms. Marvel from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a strong start for the superhero with the only leg printing in 76232 The Hoopty. There’s no doubt that Kamala’s costume necessitated leg printing more than Monica’s or Carol’s, though Monica could have done with some too.

A pack of Power Burst elements is included, though they unfortunately only match Captain Marvel’s powers. The three minifigures still look great with them for some dynamic action scenes, but they’re not entirely accurate. At the very least, some purple Power Burst bricks would be required for Kamala.

As well as the three minifigures, Goose returns to LEGO Marvel using the standard cat element. This follows her debut in

, but now the Flerken is joined by two Flerkittens using the newer kitten brick. The trio are adorable additions to 76232 The Hoopty and all but essential. Given how closely Flerkens resemble cats, no unique printing is needed here and we prefer the cute appearance over tentacle-filled maws.

— LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty price —

While it’s mostly good news for 76232 The Hoopty, it’s hard to ignore the price of this new set. Even with one eye on larger elements like the orange windshield, £84.99 / $89.99 / €94.99 is just too expensive for what’s in the box.

The volume of the contents doesn’t match up with the high price, even when directly compared to other licensed LEGO sets, such as

, which includes four minifigures and 601 pieces for £64.99 / $79.99 / €74.99. Add another pair of printed legs, another minifigure and at least one other notable detail and it would be easier to justify £84.99 / $89.99 / €94.99 for 76232 The Hoopty, but as is, a price tag of around £69.99 / $79.99 / €79.99 is the absolute maximum that would have been reasonable for this set.

In short: wait for a sale.

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— LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty pros and cons —

Aside from the high price, 76232 The Hoopty is cute, well-designed, has good minifigures and a decent interior that make it a LEGO Marvel model to consider picking up ahead of The Marvels.

Unfortunately, it can’t be denied that the price drags down what is otherwise a genuinely great LEGO Marvel set that is sure to be overlooked this October. In time, sales will hopefully bring 76232 The Hoopty down to a more reasonable cost.

76232 The Hoopty pros76232 The Hoopty cons
Simple but functional interiorIt’s simply too expensive
Good minifigure selectionCould do with more leg printing
Interesting shaping
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The new Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau (right) next to their previous (left).

This set was provided for review by the LEGO Group.

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— Alternatives to LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty

The high price for 76232 The Hoopty is more evident when comparing it to the likes of

and , both of which are great non-Marvel alternatives to the set including a ship and exclusive minifigures.

Otherwise, those looking for a Captain Marvel minifigure ahead of The Marvels should also consider

, which includes 794 bricks, five minifigures and a Thanos bigfig.

— LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty FAQs —

How long does it take to build LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty?

You’ll need an hour to build 76232 The Hoopty as the 420-piece build takes longer than expected.

How many pieces are in LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty?

420 pieces are featured in 76232 The Hoopty with one notably large element (the windshield) and three minifigures, as well as two Flerkittens and Goose.

How big is LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty?

76232 The Hoopty should be easy to store when not on display or being played with, measuring just over 8cm high, 25cm long and 21cm wide. That size doesn’t flatter the price, though.

How much does LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty cost?

76232 The Hoopty launches on October 1 for £84.99 / $89.99 / €94.99, and is available to pre-order now.

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