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[Review] 2020 LEGO Marvel Black Widow (77905) Taskmaster's Ambush


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Hello! Today I am going to review the special edition Black Widow set (77905) Taskmaster's Ambush. This set contains 230 pieces which yields: three minifigures, one vehicle, and one display stand. All three minifigures are unique to this set!

Originally intended for Comic Con 2020 this set had a limited release in the US during October 2020 on Amazon US and  Lego S@H US. The set retailed for $39.99 and is rated for kids 7 +. Unfortunately it is sold out on both Amazon and Lego.com, but keep an eye on S@H because it may come back in stock again.

Product description from Lego


The limited-edition LEGO® Marvel Avengers Taskmaster’s Ambush (77905) lets fans recreate superhero action from the Marvel Studios’ Black Widow movie with favorite characters and a classic vehicle.

Black Widow movie scene
Superhero fans can capture the Marvel movie action in a play-and-display model depicting Black Widow and Red Guardian as they take on the super villain Taskmaster in his 6-wheel monster truck. The 3 collectible minifigures carry a range of weapons, including batons, shields, sword and a bow and arrow. There’s also a safe box and other accessories to inspire endless imaginative adventures based on the Black Widow movie. The completed model will add a great conversation piece to any room.

Bring Marvel action to life
LEGO Marvel Avengers buildable playsets open a universe of role-play adventures. With collectible vehicles, mechs, buildings, minifigures, weapons and gadgets, fans can recreate favorite movie scenes and devise imaginative stories of their own.

  • Capture Marvel Studios’ Black Widow movie action forever with the LEGO® Marvel Avengers Taskmaster’s Ambush (77905) play-and-display superhero construction toy.
  • Includes Black Widow, Taskmaster and exclusive Red Guardian minifigures, a buildable 6-wheel monster truck plus cool weapons and accessories.
  • The scene depicts an epic battle from Marvel Studios' Black Widow movie. The vehicle detaches for imaginative play, then reattaches to the baseplate to create an eye-catching display.
  • For ages 7 and up. This LEGO® Marvel Avengers building playset makes a great birthday, Christmas, holiday or ‘just because’ gift for kids.
  • The iconic characters are captured in a striking display piece that will appeal to Black Widow fans of all ages and attract interest from all who see it.
  • Measuring over 4 in. (12 cm) high and 2 in. (6 cm) long, the vehicle is ideal for hands-on action and combines with other LEGO® Marvel sets for even more creative play.
  • LEGO® Marvel buildable toys provide young superheroes with endless imaginative play-and-display possibilities.
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces satisfy stringent industry standards to ensure they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart perfectly every time – it’s been that way since 1958.
  • LEGO® sets are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and analyzed to make sure they fulfil rigorous global safety standards.


Box Front / Back


Pictured is the front of the box which has a nice comic style graphics.


The back of the box displays the set fully assembled. I really like this style of box and wish it was used more often.


Contents and the build


The set comes in two large bags, with smaller bags in each large bag. One sticker sheet is also included.


The instruction manual is a nice size and doesn’t have the problem of the pages flipping back mid-build. 


First you build the display stand.


Finally you construct the vehicle.


Extra Pieces


In my opinion there are some very useful pieces in this bunch. Spare translucent and printed graphic pieces are always welcome in my collection.


Final Build



The minifigures in this set are great. I really like the white suit Natasha figure which features a dual printed face. (Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the other side). The details of Taskmaster's silver teeth get lost on his silver head which is a little disappointing. The Red Guardian figure is probably my favorite though, it does a great job of catching David Harbor’s likeness.


The vehicle is fun to build and one of the best parts of the set. It has insane playability due to the way the wheels / frame are configured. The front wheels can move side to side, and the back set of wheels moves up and down. It’s kind of hard to explain but it's almost like a faux-hydraulics system. It could also work really well as a space rover. 


The locked truck in the back of the vehicle contains some fun play pieces. The chest features a combo lock on top with two pink canisters, a cell phone, and a briefcase inside.


The final part I wanted to review is the stand. A lot of work was put into the design and functionality of the stand. It has great detail for the ground texture and the different terrain levels help put the vehicle tires in interesting positions.



Set Ratings

  • Design / Build: 8/10

  • Minifigures: 10/10

  • Playability: 9/10

  • Parts: 7/10

  • Price: 4/10

  • Overall rating: 8/10


Overall Thoughts

I really like this set because it is a great display set that also has tons of playability. Displayability is very important to the sets in my collection due to the limited space for displaying, so I have to be very picky. The recently announced Hogwart’s Moments sets have me sold because they appear to be good display sets. Recently Lego has put some thought into sets being displayed more, especially considering the new Batwing model and it’s wall mounting feature. The only negative thing about Taskmaster's Ambush (other than the price) is that it was an event exclusive. It would be a perfect set for a Marvel Mighty Micros type series. Here’s hoping 2021 brings some interesting sets. The recently announced 2021 sets look promising. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful holiday season!!

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