As of April 2022, we can only guess at what Thor uses his Goat Boat for—Thor: Love and Thunder is set to come out in July.
But the new 564-piece set, LEGO Marvel 76208 The Goat Boat, gives some hints about it. It’s styled after a Viking longboat, but with two magic flying goats at the helm and a set of boosters on the bottom.
Are you ready to take a look at what this mighty ship with its super goats has to offer?
- LEGO Marvel The Goat Boat (76208)
- Box Contents
- Building Notes
- LEGO Minifigures & Characters
- Collectible Display vs Playability
- More Brick For Your Buck
- Potential Lego Investment Value
- Final Thoughts
- Final Thoughts
- Related Questions
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The highlights of this six bag set are the goats, Toothbarer and Toothgrinder, which are, thankfully, brick-built Goats—they aren’t just a couple of prefabricated full pieces like we’ve often seen with LEGO animals.
The first thing you notice when looking at the adventure ship is the set of nicely printed rounded armor panels on the side of the hull, and some printing that says “Aegir Asgard Tours.”
Apparently, Taika Waititi has given us a world where Asgard is a tourist attraction where you can be pulled around in a longboat by mystical goats!
Another treat is a full cast of iconic characters in Minifigure form from Thor: Love and Thunder in one set, with a never-released Jane Foster and a Korg wearing his typical garb instead of a button-down shirt like his previous Minifigure iteration.
The set also includes eight 3x4x3 curved slope panels, doubly rare because of their first-ever iteration in dark tan.
The Legendary Goats
Toothbarer and Toothgrinder are up first in our build, and they’re based on actual Norse myths of flying reindeer, Norse Mythology being real in the world of Marvel.
They’ve got posable legs and totally unique printed 1×2 curved slants for faces. There’s a cool contrast between the two: the bigger, white and tan one’s got thicker, sharper horns and 1×1 spiked pieces for ears, while the black and brown goat has thinner, longer, curved horns.
These comic goats also come with some goofy, one-of-a-kind face printing.
Bags two through six contain the boat, with two and three forming the stern and bow respectively, four giving us the dragon heads at the bow, five building up the middle of the boat and its cabin, and six giving the wonderfully designed roof.
The rare curved hinge pieces come into play in bag 5 as the middle of the boat’s hull, and while this set doesn’t take advantage of their hinge capability, it’s nice to have that possibility for your MOCs with this piece.
The ship’s build is sturdy and attractive. Its design is heavily reliant on the studs-not-on-top technique, and both sides of the boat are held on by plates attached to horizontal studs, as well as the dragon heads at the front of the ship.
The deck of the boat is covered in studs, which is great for minifigure play.
We only have limited information about the Goats and their gravity-defying abilities, so it’s not clear how exactly they’re pulling the boat, but in this set they’re only attached to the bow by a simple grey axel instead of a set of reins, which is the only place where the set lacks for ingenuity and good design.
The dragon heads, like the goats, use a creative brick-built design to make a piece that might have been a single, solid piece in a lesser set, using studs for the dragons’ eyes and gnarled, gold pieces for their mouths.
The roof build does a great job of suggesting a real wooden roof with slats laid diagonally against one another, and the “logs” on either side of the cabin are placed one after the other, adding another layer of realism.
It’s also built with minifigure play in mind, allowing you to remove the cabin roof for access to the central cabin for an extra play space.
LEGO Minifigures & Characters
Every figure in this set is either completely new or has at least a new printing or change to an old design. As for our debut figures, there’s Gorr, the big bad guy of the movie, Valkyrie, and Mighty Thor, or Jane Foster.
Thor’s back with a new torso and leg printing, and Korg’s back too with a new torso, set of legs, and neck accessory.
Jane Foster features a double-sided head and authentic accessories like Thor’s Hammer, an Asgardian Helmet, and a cape.
Lego has gone back to using single-holed capes, which are easier to put on figures but have the unfortunate tendency the flatten out behind the Minifigure since there’s only one point of attachment to the cape.
Gorr features an all-new printed head and torso, but he doesn’t stack up so well compared to the other characters, lacking any new accessories, only having a sword, and having blank, unprinted legs.
Valkyrie is a nice addition to any Minifigure collection with her all-new printed Asgardian armor, head piece, and hair mold. She’s got a blue cap and a roman sword as accesories.
Thor’s got the same double-sided head from the Avengers Endgame sets, but this time with new leg and torso printing. He’s got a har mold that started with LEGO Qui-Gon-Jinn, an interesting bladed weapon with a wooden handle and what appears to be a rocket booster attached to its back, and a red cape.
This set has the only normal, non-stylized version of Korg to date, with a wooly neck accessory and new body printing. He features a rocky headgear mold, a double-sided head, and an telescope-like accessory.
Collectible Display vs Playability
This set is a great crossover between playability and display potential. It doesn’t have any loose, dangling pieces other than the goats, and they stay on firmly enough for swooshing your wonderfully-named goat boat through Asgard.
Since the deck is made to be Minifigure-playable, it’s covered in studs, which subtracts slightly from the set’s display value. The cabin roof also opens up more play possibilities, while still being an attractive, displayable design.
The set will be a great addition for LEGO Castle theme collections for the pieces alone, and its unique pieces and design could inspire castle MOCs.
More Brick For Your Buck
At a MSRP $49.99 for 564 pieces, The Goat Boat is well-priced, especially for a licensed Marvel set with cinematic characters in it. It checks in at $0.09 a piece, but you may be able to find it if a retailer puts in on sale for 20% off which would be a score.
Any Marvel & Thorr fan would really love this value of a set as a gift or for yourself.
Potential Lego Investment Value
With its rare pieces, uncommon combinations of color and molding, unique printed elements, and exclusive minifigures, The Goat Boat is a great investment for resale.
Its value will increase sharply after it’s retired. In order to get 100% ROI, you would need to sell for just over $126 if you purchased the set at the MSRP.
We did a quick part out value guide and found that it was around $167, but that is subject change as more sellers add their inventory.
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The Goat boat is great all-around set and ideal gift with rare parts, new minifigures, and a fun, playable design. Its only weakness is the lack of reigns for the goats and its scaling, which seems a bit smaller than it should be.
Resellers, MOC builders, value shoppers, and display collectors will all be satisfied with it.
How Many Pieces are in Lego Marvel 76208 The Goat Boat?
There are 564 pieces in the Lego Marvel The Goat Boat 76208 set.
How Long Does It Take To Build Lego Marvel 76208 The Goat Boat ?
It takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to build the Lego Marvel The Goat Boat 76208 set.
How Much Does Lego Marvel 76208 The Goat Boat Cost?
The Lego Marvel The Goat Boat 76208 set MSRP cost is $49.99. At 20% off it should cost $39.99.
How Big Is Lego Marvel 76208 The Goat Boat?
The Lego Marvel The Goat Boat 76208 set measures over 4 in. (10 cm) high, 17 in. (43 cm) long and 4.5 in. (12 cm) wide