A ‘bro’ pad might not be what you think of when you imagine LEGO Marvel sets. But that’s exactly what makes LEGO 76200 Bro Thor’s New Asgard so great. This little set features a cutaway of Thor’s bachelor pad apartment, complete with pizza boxes, a TV, and a general level of untidiness. But does it make for a fun build? Read on to find out.
LEGO Marvel 76299 Bro Thor’s New Asgard
- RRP: £27.99
- Number of pieces: 265 pieces
- Release date: August 2021
- Age rating: 7+
- Time to build: ~40 minutes
What’s in the box?
LEGO Marvel 76200 Bro Thor’s New Asgard isn’t a huge set, so it comes as no surprise that there’s only two bags here, numbered 1 and 2. Each of those bags then contain a further smaller bag with small pieces. You’ve built a LEGO set, you know the score.
There’s also a flimsy instruction booklet, and a small sheet of stickers. Yes, stickers (groan, groan). Thankfully there aren’t too many; there’s one for a ‘Welcome to New Asgard’ sign, some pizza boxes, the TV screen, a newspaper page and a photograph for the wall.
We were a little disappointed that the instruction booklet didn’t provide us any information on ‘Bro Thor’, who features in Avengers: Endgame. A few stills from the movie would be nice; alas, it simply jumps straight into the build.
The set includes two (and a half) minifigures: there’s Bro Thor and Korg – and Miek, who is merely a head on two studs.
We finished putting together Bro Thor’s New Asgard in just under 40 minutes, so this isn’t a time-consuming build at all. As it’s a set aimed at 7+, its instructions are simple; you’ll never be dealing with more than a handful of bricks in each stage of the build. As such, it’s very hard to go wrong at any point. That said, it’s still an enjoyable and involved build thanks to the amount of detail crammed into such a small space.
From shelves packed with trinkets and books, to hooks on the wall containing all sorts of paraphernalia, we’ve never seen such a small set contain so much detail and character. Quite honestly, the amount of personality shoved into the space reminds us a little of the now-retired LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store; that had small rooms teeming with intricate bits and pieces. And it had a similar colour scheme to Bro Thor’s New Asgard, but that’s neither here nor there.
It is a small model though. At its longest side, it’s 15 studs across. But for the asking price of £27.99, it’s a fair size – and the amount of character here more than makes up for it. It really is a lovely set.
Play or display?
We’re on the fence with this one. On the one hand, the pricetag and the fact this is a 7+ set lends itself to being a playset. And, because of all the detail here, it does make a nice play base. Kids can move Thor and Korg around, playing out little scenes of them playing with the gaming controllers and eating pizza; it’s a nice change from saving-the-world superhero sets we’re used to seeing.
On the other hand, that same level of detail means LEGO Marvel 76200 Bro Thor’s New Asgard warrants being a display set, too. The cutaway nature of the apartment means it somewhat resembles a micro-version of a Friends or Seinfeld set. It certainly wouldn’t look out of place as a display piece on a desk or shelf, that’s for sure.
Basically, then, whether you want this set for yourself as an adult, or for a young Marvel fan to play with, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Value for money?
265 pieces for £27.99 isn’t exactly cheap. But considering the intricacy of Bro Thor’s New Asgard, we’d say the price feels about right. We’ve certainly seen much more basic sets for the same price (or less!). This one feels worth the asking price simply because of how unique it is, and for that reason we can’t recommend it enough. Even if you’re not a huge Marvel fan, there’s enough to appreciate here simply as a LEGO model.