The Marvels’ only set is an exciting one forMarvel 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,
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
— 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
— 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
In short: wait for a sale.
— LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty pictures —
— 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 pros||76232 The Hoopty cons|
|Simple but functional interior||It’s simply too expensive|
|Good minifigure selection||Could do with more leg printing|
This set was provided for review by the LEGO Group.
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