Lego recently announced a new DC Comics Super Heroes set called “Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas,” the core of which is a big Bat-robot along with a large Gorilla Grodd figure. It also comes with the Flash, Captain Cold, a dude in a banana truck, and, most importantly, Wonder Woman in her invisible jet. The set went on sale earlier this month, and I made sure to purchase one so that I could bring you all the details. I definitely didn’t buy it so I could spend hours playing with it. Nope, this is for work. It is a business expense, tax guy.
So let’s take a look at the set. Here’s everything, posed on my kitchen table. It was all pretty easy to put together. I’d say it took me an hour and a half to assemble it all, most of which was spent on the Bat-robot. It’s got a lot of complicated bits:
The invisible jet was fairly simple, really. It took maybe 15 minutes to put together, if that. Here’s a closer look at it, along with the pants-wearing Wonder Woman minifig:
And here’s an overhead shot of the jet, so you can get a better sense of it:
And from the bottom as well. As you may have noticed in the above picture, it’s not all clear. The base of the plane is grey and white, but you actually don’t notice it very much when it’s right side up:
Then there was a shocking turn of events! Gorilla Grodd attacked Wonder Woman during the invisible jet photo shoot:
With his new evil henchman, a Ringwraith! Oh dear:
Luckily, Wonder Woman’s pals Galadriel, Elrond, and Gandalf the Grey showed up to help out:
Wonder Woman took out the Ringwraith while the Middle Earth gang defeated Gorilla Grodd, and peace was restored:
I got some Hobbit Lego for Christmas. It’s pretty cool.
So yeah, this is a nice set all around. The Bat-robot is really cool, the little Flash is kind of adorable, and the invisible jet is great. Wonder Woman fits in the cockpit well, and there’s even space to stash her sword behind her. Those blue missiles on the wing shoot out if you want to get a big battle going, and the jet has blue flames coming out of the back for a rad look. This set is a must-have for Wonder Woman fans, and it’s available in stores now! Conversely, if you don’t want to drop $50 on a Lego set (or $60 in Canada), you can just get a Wonder Woman minifig, put her in a sitting position, and just pretend she’s in an invisible jet. Easy peasy.