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#1285 SET REVIEWS: Villain sets | Monkie Kid W3

Updated: May 1, 2021

Today we’re continuing our reviews of the new Monkie Kid wave of sets with two sets that are villain-focused: 80019: Red Son’s Inferno Jet & 80022: Spider Queen's Arachnoid Base. We were sent this by LEGO but our view is unbiased and we aim to provide a unique review from the perspective of a MOC builder and fan of building techniques. We score sets out of 100, giving 20 points each for a variety of factors.

The Inferno Jet is very much more geared to be play set rather than a display set like the Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain (see our post #1275 for our review on that set!). It has a play feature of shooting projectiles out of the nose, using clever techniques to provide access to reload. The minifigures are underwhelming though, with none of them being new.

The Spider Queen’s Arachnoid Base on the other hand is a very impressive set. It is equally a play and display set, and is an incredibly solid build that is easy to move around despite its many legs. The technique to move the front two legs is complex but brilliant, using some older parts that haven’t been seen in awhile. The minifigures are a great upgrade for existing characters from previous waves.

View our full overview of the part selection and techniques for each set below!

Overall, we’re beginning to think this is the best wave of Monkie Kid yet! - do you agree and will you be picking up any of these sets? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for more Monkie Kid reviews!


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