It’s almost tradition that every new Marvel blockbuster has an accompanying wave of LEGO sets, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is no exception.
The cosmic blockbuster has spawned three sets, the smallest of which is 76253 Guardians of the Galaxy Headquarters, retailing for just US$9.99. Itfeatures two minifigures (one of which is exclusive), and promises a lot despite its low price tag – let’s see if it’s worthy of purchase!
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76253 Guardians of the Galaxy Headquarters Set Details
Set Number: 76253
Set Name: Guardians of the Galaxy Headquarters
Price: US$9.99 / AU$17.99 / £8.99 / €9.99 / CAD$13.99
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Release Date: 1 April 2023
The front of the box has the standard white LEGO Marvel border, plus a photo of the entire model coupled with a Guardians-themed graphic.
The back of the box has a similar photo to the front, and there aren’t any play features to showcase.
Inside you’ll find two unnumbered bags, a small instruction manual, and a sticker sheet. Stickers aren’t always common in smaller sets, but just two stickers are included and they’re fairly easy to apply.
Groot sports a new head print and a shoulder armour piece to reflect his increased size in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, coupled with the same torso and leg prints from his previous variant.
Star-Lord, meanwhile, wears the new dark blue uniform that most of the Guardians wear in this Vol. 3 wave, and features the double-sided Chris Pratt head. He is armed with two silver blasters, and is the only non-exclusive minifigure in the whole GOTG Vol. 3 wave.
Just two builds are included in this set, depicting what appears to be the inside of a building or a spaceship.
The smaller of the two builds is this simple table, constructed with just 3 pieces.
It comes with a pearl silver mug and two tools to be placed on top; the tools don’t have any other place to be stored.
The other build is this doorway with a wall, which has a more interesting design thanks to the two large stickers.
The sticker on the right features the words Guardians of the Galaxy in Kree script.
It uses a hinge in the middle so can be angled or straightened depending on what design you’d like.
It has a pretty simple construction that you can see from the back. The angled support bar on the right isn’t actually connected to the sign – it’s there purely for aesthetics.
On the whole, this set isn’t particularly remarkable but it’s perfectly adequate for its low price point. The two minifigures included are excellent, particularly as this is the cheapest set so far that Groot and Star-Lord have appeared in.
Most people will just buy this for the figures as it’s definitely worth it, but the builds (despite not being the main attraction) still provide a decent supplementary backdrop. It’s basically US$5 for each figure plus a bunch of parts on the side, which seems like a good deal overall.
Build  – Unremarkable but good enough for this size and type of set.
Minifigures  – Two minifigures for $10 is pretty generous by LEGO standards, especially considering the exclusive Groot figure.
Innovation  – Nothing super innovative about this set, but it would still be good to see more sets in this style.
Price  – Pretty good deal for the two figures and a pair of side builds.
Keepability  – The builds are definitely not something you’d keep around, but the minifigures will probably be quite collectable.
Rating and score: 3/5 ★★★✰✰
Thanks for reading! 76253 Guardians of the Galaxy Headquarters is available from LEGO.com, your local LEGO store and most local retailers like Amazon
This is a guest review by Vaderfan. Check out some of his other recent reviews here:
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