Review: 76157 Wonder Woman vs Cheetah

Pieces: 371  Minifigures: 3  Retail Price: $39.99  Price I Paid: Retail

76157 box front

When I first saw this set and it’s large, golden, somewhat shiny radar dish, I knew I wanted it. Then I saw the box!

76157 box back

Lego is apparently redesigning their default box look and they did some really cool things with this one. The front looks like a comic panel with the two figures front and center about to rumble. The back of the box looks like it could be the front of the box which just gives you this slightly special feeling about the box. The WW84 logo is cool (not a Lego design) and they put an image of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) from the movie on the side of the box!

76157 box side

Groovy. And we haven’t even opened the box yet! I didn’t even see the other Wonder Woman film but now I want to see this one.

76157 minifigures

You get three minifigures, Wonder Woman in her golden armor with wings and lasso, Cheetah who looks fierce and could almost be a CMF animal costume figure. [I’m on a mission to collect the new DC CMF of the Cheetah and get a group photo with Catwoman, CMF Series 14 Tiger Woman and this Cheetah. Stay Tuned.] Finally, Maxwell Lord (I just learned his name) wearing a great windowpane suit jacket. I only wish his legs were printed with the same pattern.

76157 building front

The base or structure of the set appears to be a base of some sort with the aforementioned beautiful array of golden radar dishes atop it. The base itself is made in nice sand and dark tan colors with a few leaves here and there. There’s also a giant slot – for mail? – above the door.

76157 building back

The inside isn’t much to look at (I didn’t put the stickers on) but it contains a little bit of space and for me it succeeds in being three dimensional enough and not just a “storefront” that so many LEGO sets are these days. There are distinct sides to this base.

76157 building side

And one of the sides has a large spider on it! That spider had better be in the film otherwise Lego is creeping me out for no reason. Maybe I don’t want to see the film now…

76157 radar dish

On to the radar dish. Look at it! It’s made of 2×2 flags that clip on and make up the array.

76157 radar dish printed

Upon closer inspection, the pieces are printed, not stickers. Hooray. I originally thought they would be stickers, but I still wanted the set, it was a relief to not have to try and align 32 stickers for application.

76157 mechanism

Tipping the model forward we can see that the radar dish isn’t just stylish, it’s functional! (No, not that way.) It rotates with a turn of the knob.

76157 mechanism2

Here’s where I should have made a nice little gif to show you the rotation but you’ll just have to trust me, sorry internet.

76157 set

There’s the full set with the spider and minifigs and what looks like a broadcast tv camera for Maxwell. Wonder Woman (or Cheetah) can stand on the clear piece extending from the set and look like they’re flying. Great set even without applying the stickers:

76157 sticker sheet

The TV screen stickers are meant to go on the inside of the curved panels but they just looked like they would be floating on those larger pieces and so I didn’t end up putting any on. I don’t think the set loses much from it but if you wanted it to be just like the movie you can sticker away. Maybe I’ll want to after I see the film.

I’m giving this set a 9 out of 10. Three great minifigures, a cool base made of good colors and the radar array as always. I’m interested to see how it compares to the “real one” from the movie. But I’m not counting on seeing any movies any time soon. Along with no new movies, we’re probably not going to see any discounts on Lego for awhile so you might want to just buy this set for full price, it’s worth it. (If you buy through Lego we get a commission to help support the site- Thanks!)

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