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AFOL Friday: Hulk Lab Smash

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, September 18 2015 and posted in Features

AFOL Friday: Hulk Lab Smash

Man, Hulk is smashing this lab up good.

Source: Lego

Wanted to highlight a bigger set this week. But Tim, all the pictures are sideways. Shut up baby, I know it. I'm getting ready for Rose City Comic Con.


Welcome to AFOL Friday. What is an AFOL? It stands for Adult Fan Of Lego. Though the box's state that there's an age range, plenty of adults enjoy this highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system as well.


Set Name: Hulk Lab Smash
Lego Catalog #: 76018
Retail Cost: $49.99
Pieces: 398
Release Year: 2014







The set comes with four numbered bags, a Hulk in a bag, x1 Dark Bluish Gray Plate 8 x 16, x2 Dark Bluish Gray Plate 6 x 16, and a sticker sheet.



There's two good sized instruction booklets.



All five minifigures are exclusive to this set: Falcon, non-Ruffalo purple pants Hulk, Thor no-beard, MODOK, and Taskmaster.



The first thing built is a little security bot.



Then comes MODOK's throne.



MODOK fits nicely.



An early shot of the lab.



Both sides of the lab coming together.



Here comes the OSHA-approved safety rails.



Gamma radiation is detected in the lab.



Thor's hammer appears on screen alongside the AIM logo.



Stage right gets a giant laser turret.



Is that a trick plate on stage left?



The scene is set! Falcon comes to rescue Thor who is imprisoned! It seems MODOK and Taskmaster have the upper hand!



Oh shit! The Hulk busted in!



He busts down MODOK's laser turret!



He busts down the stairs, freeing Thor!




All in all, this was a fun build. The scene itself is great, including three breakaway portions. The laser turret comes apart as two pieces and the ladder falls taking the glass with it. You really can't go wrong with a set that includes five exclusive minifigures.


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About the Author - Tim Midura

Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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