Why LEGO Avatar’s entry-level set is better than you think


It’s not the cheapest entry-level set, but there’s apparently a lot to like about LEGO Avatar 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch.

The first reviews of the LEGO Group’s first wave of Avatar sets – based on a movie that’s now 13 years old, in honor of the impending sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water – are starting to land online, giving us a first glimpse of what to expect on October 1st. The miniature-scale entry point for this five-person formation is 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch, which costs £39.99 / $49.99 / €44.99.

That’s a sizable price to board the LEGO Avatar lineup, so should you set aside some of your LEGO budget for this showdown next month? We’ve rounded up reviews from across the LEGO community to uncover the main talking points around 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch, and find out if it offers value for money.

– Define the details –

Theme: LEGO® Avatar Set name: 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch Exit: October 1, 2022

Price: £39.99 / $49.99 / €44.99 Rooms: 560 Figures: 2

LEGO: October 1, 2022

It’s a display set as much as a play set

We’ve recently seen The LEGO Group begin to think about the display value of its smaller sets, from the 76832 XL-15 spaceship display stand to the 76188 Batman TV series Batmobile information plaque. applies to 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch, which apparently works just as well on display as it does in-game, thanks to at least one slice of thoughtful design.

“The animal remains truly mobile with its six legs, and it can be fixed on a plant in the background to simulate the attack of the mech Quaritch”, Hoth Bricks Explain. “The result is a dynamic little diorama…for fans to eventually display.”

Na’vi figurines are… divisive

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Surprise: The LEGO Group resurrected their longer leg pieces to communicate the size difference between the Na’vi Avatar characters, who tower over their human counterparts in James Cameron’s 2009 film. everyone, however: Jay’s Brick Blogfor example, criticizes the new alien figurines for looking “pretty alien”.

“It took me a while to get used to these new Avatar figures, as they look quite strange, and I don’t know if I’ll get used to them completely,” Jay writes. “You can tell they share a bit of DNA with the LEGO minifigures, but their size and their new molded heads, which have a chin, longer face and protruding ears, look quite alien.”

Beyond the Brickon the other hand, agrees that even though they are “a little weird”, they are also a “good solution” to establish the height difference between 75571 Neytiri & Thanator and the pair of AMP Suit Quaritch figures.

You could pull the short straw to build Pandora

The LEGO Group relies heavily on its shared building approach with its Avatar range, which here means three separate instruction manuals for 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. Quaritch’s Mech, Beast and Foliage. It also means someone will definitely draw the short straw with Pandora’s plant life, though Jay points out it’s a good way to build with kids who weren’t even born when the movie debuted. .

“The first Avatar movie graced cinemas in 2009, so it’s safe to say that many young adults or teens fascinated by James Cameron’s Avatar may now have kids (or older kids) ready to play, c So it’s a great way to relive the nostalgia of Avatar and share it with your kids, if you have any,” Jay says. There you go: don’t feel like building the plants? Pass them on to your kids.

You shouldn’t necessarily overlook this slice of Pandora, because while its scope is limited here, it’s a great starting point for the larger world. “There are some good ideas on the side of the vegetation, especially thanks to the presence of some phosphorescent parts”, indicates Hoth Bricks, adding that it would have been nice to have “a little more”, while Beyond the Brick agrees that the pieces using “give the look Cameron envisioned for the world of Pandora”.

There’s “unprecedented value” in the box

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Although the LEGO Avatar sets all have relatively high retail prices, that doesn’t mean you don’t get anything in return. On the contrary, Jay welcomes the value proposition offered by 75571 Neytiri & Thanator against AMP Suit Quaritch, which brings more to the table than its miniatures.

“At $44.99, there’s unprecedented value here because you get a neat brick-built Thanator, a small but brave AMP Suit Mech, AND a whole lot of the Pandora Rainforest,” he explains. “With licensed sets like Marvel, it can sometimes feel like the builds are almost secondary to the figures, but that’s not the case here because the Thanator, AMP Suit, and Pandora builds are extremely enjoyable.”

Not everything in Avatar was suitable for LEGO

Presumably with an eye to that “9+” age rating on the box, the LEGO Group has apparently toned down the aggression in 75571 Neytiri & Thanator against Quaritch’s mech.

“Those who remember the scene know that the robot is actually equipped with a machine gun and not just a giant chainsaw,” explains Hoth Bricks. “However, we cannot conclude that [the LEGO Group] was only given a few very preliminary artworks, the film having been released in 2009, and it is therefore a deliberate choice to ignore a frankly deadly weapon.

A chainsaw is notoriously less lethal than a machine gun, of course.

– Summary –

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How does 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch stack up as an entry point for LEGO Avatar? Surprisingly well, all things considered. It’s the cheapest way to experience the new N’avi minifigures, but beyond that it also offers what looks like three solid builds, decent display value and – all in all – plenty of LEGO for your money. If you just want a taste of the LEGO Avatar theme, this is probably the set to aim for.

75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch will launch on LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores on October 1.

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