Last week we reported on the new LEGO® Mystery Boxes, currently being offered by The Minifigure Store. These boxes of random LEGO goodies, contain a mystery selection of sets, minifigures and more. As the name suggests you won’t know exactly what you’ll be getting in the boxes. However you can narrow it down to a theme or type of box, such as Star Wars, Marvel, Girls or Boys. We’ve been sent one of the LEGO Mystery Boxes to take a look at and this is what we found in ours.
We opted for a Marvel themed Mystery Box, but beyond that we had no idea what would be inside. In recent years there has been an explosion of randomly filled boxes. We’ve picked up a Nintendo themed one and of course a LEGO one, but have to admit, have been left a little disappointed by its content. So we opened our Marvel Mystery Box from The Minifigure Store, with a mixture of intrigue and skepticism.
The Mystery Box arrives is a plain cardboard box, not overly exciting, but why have a fancy box which will only just the price up. It’s what’s inside that is of most interest. The Minifigure Store suggests your mystery box, will contain a selection of items which will be worth more than the price of the box.
With the Mystery Box, we found two brand new unopened sets and a sealed bag. The sets included 76016: Spider-Helicopter Rescue worth £44.99 and Mighty Micros set, 76073: Mighty Micros: Wolverine vs. Magneto worth £8.99. I must admit I didn’t expect to get sets such as these, especially the Spider-Man one.
Along with the two sets, you’ll sent an additional bag of goodies. This includes a ex-Toys R Us exclusive polybag, a LEGO keychain and two loose Minifigures. The polybag is set 5003084: The Hulk, which includes a rather rare minifigure version of Hulk, a tiny vehicle, some stickers and is worth £4.99. This is joined by a Black Widow keychain, also worth £4.99 plus you get two loose minifigures – a super rare J. Johan Jameson, from 2004’s Spider-Man Train Rescue set and oddly Lex Luthor. Yes the DC Comics villain is such an egomaniac, he’s found his way into a Marvel themed Mystery Box. Both minifigures are worth around £5 each.
All in all the items equal around £73 worth of LEGO goodies for just £35! Way more than the £50+ suggested. It’s a genuinely surprising line-up of LEGO products in the Mystery Box. Sure a DC Comics villain has mistakenly found his way into the box, but this is a slight error on what is a great product. As mentioned above I wasn’t expecting much, maybe a few polybags and a handful of other little bits, definitely not a couple of sets and fairly rare minifigures.
Thanks to The Minifigure Store for sending us a LEGO Mystery Box to look at, this review reflects our own opinion and is no way influenced by receiving the item to review. You can get you own LEGO Mystery Boxes now from The Minifigure Store. Please note all boxes contain a random selection of LEGO items, you may not receive the same sets, polybags and minifigures has those pictured above.