The Marvel Attack on Avengers Tower (set 76038) is without a doubt my favourite Lego® Avengers set. So much so that I bought this twice. Stark’s tower has so many cool play features, which are creatively integrated in the set and really bring the model to life – so I’m a huge fan.
The first time I bought this set, I enjoyed it for a few days, but it just felt like it fell short – literally! The point of this tower is that it is supposed to feel imposing, elevated above normal (or minifig) life. It’s supposed to feel sci-fi tall and the height makes the play features feel soooo much cooler. But it doesn’t come with much height. As the model stands, the Iron Legoin take off from the ground and the proportions of the model make it feel squat. So I took it apart. About a year later I bought it again, forgetting my previous gripe and fell in love with the model all over again. The niggling feeling came back pretty quickly after building it, but now I had the parts for two towers, sooo… Building time!
I know that I am by no means the only, nor the first to go ‘hmmm, that needs an extra floor. I’ll add one!’, but here is my take on how that floor could work.
I started with the idea of a garage level – something quite utilitarian. I didn’t like the way the Iron Legion panels lie flat on the floor (on the default model), so I engineered an upward-hinging door system.
To get the doors to lie flush with the slope of the building I built the hinge onto a sliding mechanism. When lowered, the top edge of the doors recessed into the ceiling making a really snug fit. On the right (above), you can see two server towers. The space’s depth makes it difficult for play, so I concentrated the play features into the rear alcove.
Tony Stark did have nice cars in the first Iron Man movie (and a nice Audi R8 in the second), but uses cars less and less as the films go on, so to make a car garage didn’t feel appropriate. Instead, I built a satellite dev platform, with one of Stark’s support satellites ini a similar style to the Hulk Buster satellite. Forgive me, I’m not enough of a Marvel nerd to know whether the satellite has a proper name. Anyway, below you can see the satellite and launch pad. The servers leave sufficient space for the satellite to launch through the garage doors, so Tony could deploy it remotely in a time of need.
You can see more views of the satellite itself below.
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