The X-Jet is the vehicle of choice for the X-Men super heroes to soar through the skies, and this LEGO version did not disappoint. Within this set, you have the Blackbird, aka X-Jet, that flies with Cyclops and Wolverine inside and Rogue and Magneto, who can fly along outside. The set was both fun to build and capture photos of. Let’s dive in!

The LEGO Set

First off, the design is spot-on. The sleek exterior with striking yellow accents really captures the essence of the X-Men’s high-tech aircraft. The attention to detail is solid, from the iconic X-Men logo emblazoned on the side to the adjustable wings that give it that extra touch of realism.

The LEGO Minifigures

The classic X-Men minifigures do not disappoint.


The sometimes leader of the X-Men Cyclops minifigure was my favorite of the bunch. Great print and you can remove the hair piece to get a different look of for the minifigure.


Wolverine has a print on each side of his face for when he is wearing a mask and not wearing a mask. Although this set does not come with the hair piece for the non-mask look. He also comes equipped with claws for each hand. 

The recently released Wolverine LEGO minifigure, which is very similar to the minifigure in this set, has a slight difference – one is smiling and one is angry. A very, very, subtle difference.


With the power to absorb the energy of all living things through physical touch Rogue is arguably one of the strongest super heroes out there and you can make that come across in your photos.


Magneto, the mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetic fields, can’t actually control aluminum because aluminium is not magnetic, mainly because of its crystal structure. I found this out after the capturing the photo below. I am sure Mageto could still find a way to tear a can in half. In the cartoon X-Men 97 and comic book Magneto briefly had a big M on his chest and that is what you get with this set.

Building The LEGO Set

Building this set was a breeze. The instructions were clear and easy to follow per usual. Once assembled, this thing lived up to the expectations and took some flights around our backyard.  It’s surprisingly sturdy and feels substantial in your hands, which is not always the case for some flying LEGO objects.

The cockpit opens up to reveal plenty of space for your favorite X-Men minifigures, and there are even storage compartments for their weapons and accessories.

The X-Jet features a cool firing mechanism that launches stud shooters from the wings, perfect for taking down Magneto or any other foes that dare to challenge the X-Men. And thanks to its sleek design and smooth aerodynamics, this thing really flies! Okay, maybe not literally, but you get the idea.

Capturing Photos of the LEGO Set

Capturing photos of LEGO minifigures and smaller sets is always much easier for me. Larger things like this, not so much. I went through multiple variations of photographing the X-Jet in flight and ended up with something similar to what I did with a past Spider-Man LEGO set review that featured one of Tony Stark’s Jets, but this time, it was not as cheesy. The minifigures were a lot more fun to capture photos of, but I do have some plans photo plans for this jet in the future.

I think this is the most recognizable flying craft in the Marvel Universe, and if you are an X-Men fan like me, this is a must-have. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just looking for a fun new build, this set has it all. So grab your minifigures, buckle up, and get ready to join the X-Men on their next epic adventure!