Published on June 22nd, 2016 | by Sharp-O0
Mint in Box: LEGO DC Comics – Scarecrow’s Harvest of Fear
OH I’VE GOT A BRAND NEW COMBINE HARVESTER!
Welcome back, everybody! Continuing the crop of new LEGO sets I’ve been sent to review, we’re taking a look at the LEGO DC Comics: Scarcrow Harvest of Fear from the Batman range of sets!
Naturally, we’ll start with Batsy himself; looking rather tech’d out in his breathing apparutus and rebreather. As noted in my DC Mighty Micros review, Batman’s skin tone comes up much darker on the black but something I didn’t mention was the new capes. In the past they were made of a much stiffer fabric but these new ones, while softer, look garbage around the neck. A minor complaint to be sure but it does bother me a little.
Now we get into the weirdoes and one of the big draws of this set for me because if there’s one thing I love it’s obscure comic references and you don’t get much more obscurer than Killer Moth! This neon ne’er-do-well occupies the same tier of silly Batman villains as Kite Man and Crazy Quilt and I adore him. He’s goofy and bright and just makes me smile looking at him.
Blue Beetle is my favourite superhero. No, I’m serious. This B-list teenage hero is this millennium’s answer to Spider-Man and his comic series is one of my favourites so to see Jaime Reyes in all his glory as a minifigure? How could I pass that up? The detailing on his torso and face are perfect, with nothing out of line at all. He even comes with a unique neck piece to give him his signature silhouette and some cool techno bug wings. He’s a keeper!
I don’t know what it is about building a tractor out of LEGO but I strangely found it fun. Maybe because it’s so humble compared to the high-tech Bat-Copter or Scarecrow’s crazy combine harvester but I think it’s a neat little addition to an already cool set for me.
The Bat-Copter’s build follows the same kind of steps you’d expect for a helicopter but still throws a curve ball with the tail being geared towards having stud blaster’s pop out of the sides of the vehicle.
The finished Bat-Copter is a solid little vehicle and very typical of a Batman set so I’m sure you’ll have a blast with it although watch out for the stud launchers, they have a habit of going off inside the fuselage.
Yes. I love it. All neon green and muddy browns… If the red tractor was a simple and quaint machine, this behemoth is the Worzle-mobile from hell and it’s brilliant! It’s such a unique vehicle and fits so well for the Scarecrow and is easily the headline act of this set.
Scarecrow’s Harvest of Fear is an amazingly fun set and I’m not just saying that because I’m biased towards stuff with Blue Beetle, obscure villains, and agricultural nightmare machines but objectively as a toy set. The builds are fun and the vehicles have lots of play value with their action features and would go great with any number of the other DC Comics sets currently available.