Published on November 1st, 2016 | by Sharp-O0
Mint in Box: LEGO Marvel – Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum
By the licensed labours of LEGO!
It seems to be Doctor Strange week here on DOOM between the movie releasing and Mars Needs doing a commentary for the 70’s TV movie so I’m getting in on the action with LEGO Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum!
Doctor Stephen Strange looks pretty faithful to the movie design and includes some pretty nifty magic sigil discs. This is the first time I’ve dealt with this kind of cape too and after some initial fiddliness, I’m pretty impressed with it.
The Ancient One, similarly, looks spot on with Tilda Swinton’s bizarrely flat face but jokes aside, she’s got some weird lines all over her bonce that confuse me. Is it hair, is it wrinkled flesh? I’m sure it makes more sense in the movie but here it looks odd. She also wields some eldritch-emblazoned fans as weapons so that’s cool.
Karl Mordo is dreadfully boring, design-wise. So much so that he doesn’t get magic, he gets a quarter staff. From the trailers, Chiwetel Ejiofor has a wry humour about him and I wish that was conveyed on the minifigure’s face.
Amongst the good Doctor’s various possessions includes a chest full of jewels and keys, bookcases filled with arcane tombs, assorted magical tchotchkes and various grimoires and letters; one from Stark Industries, interestingly.
Between a smooth build and fun gimmicks, I had an absolute blast with this set and with the movie coming out, I highly recommend this is as the perfect Christmas gift for any budding Sorcerer Supreme!