When the new wave of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Mighty Micros sets were revealed last year, one of my more anticipated sets was Wolverine vs. Magneto (76073). It has 85 pieces and retails for the usual $9.99. The contents of the box include two un-numbered bags, a box with the cape, two instruction leaflets for each Mighty Micro, and another leaflet for the parts list. On the back of the parts list, there’s an ad for the upcoming winter 2017 wave of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets which are coming out in March.
It looks like we have our first look at the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sets which which comes from the back of an unknown instruction manual. The image shows off three of the sets in the wave. From what I can see, the minifigures that are in the sets include:
Ayesha’s Revenge (76079) – Rocket, Taserface, Mantis
Ravager Attack (76080) – Ayesha, Star Lord, Baby Groot, Yondu?, and an unknown character.
76081 – Star Lord, Gamora, Nebula, Baby Groot, Drax
As you can see, the Milano makes another appearance and has slight updates from the previous 76021 version. We also get Baby Groot as a minifigure which uses the new baby mold. The sets also introduce Mantis as well as Ayesha which was recently revealed to be one of the new villains in the movie.
The new Toys R Us ad is now out and if you make a purchase of $30 or more on LEGO sets, you can get the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Krypto Saves the Day (30546) polybag for free. The promotion lasts until the end of the week but if there are any left over, you can purchase it outright. This polybag is also found at various Target locations for $3.99. Krypto also appears in the Lashina Tank (41233) but this is the cheapest way to get the figure.
Online Dutch shop SinQel has posted the LEGO set names for the summer 2017 wave from many themes. I’ve had this information since last night from a reader but it looks like everything is out now. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list and I’ll add to the list when there is more info. We can look forward to hearing more details as well as seeing images of them at the upcoming Toy Fairs.
60153 Fun at the Beach
60154 Bus Station
60156 Jungle Buggy
60157 Jungle Starter Pack
60158 Jungle Cargo Helicopter
60159 Jungle Mission with Half-Track
60160 Jungle Mobile Laboratory
60161 Jungle Research Location
60163 Coast Guard Starter Pack
60164 Seaplane Rescue
60165 4×4 Rescue Vehicle
60166 Heavy Rescue Helicopter
60167 Coast Guard HQ
60169 Freight Terminal
30166 Space Shuttle Explorer
31067 Holidays at LEGO Pool
31068 Modern House
30169 Family Villa
30170 Turbo Track Racer
41186 Azari & the Escape from the Goblins
41187 Rosalyn’s Healing Shelter
41188 Escape from the Goblin King’s Fortress
41315 Heartlake Surf Shop
41316 Andrea’s Speedboat Transport
41317 Sunshine Catamaran
41318 Heartlake Hospital
41321 Winter Sports SUV
41322 Winter Sports Ski Rink
41323 Winter Sports Ski Chalet
41324 Winter Sports Ski Lift
Marvel Super Heroes
76079 Ayesha’s Revenge
76080 Ravager Attack
70353 The Heligoyle
70354 Axl’s Rumble Maker
70355 Aaron’s Rock Climber
70356 The Colossus of Ultimate Destruction
70357 Knighton Castle
70361 Macy’s Bot Drop Dragon
70373 NEXO Combo Powers Wave 2
75166 First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack
75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack
75178 Jakku Quad Jumper
75180 Rathtar Escape
75182 Republic Fighter Tank
75183 Darth Vader Transformation
75185 Tracker I (Freemaker Adventures)
75186 The Arrowhead (Freemaker Adventures)
75531 Stormtrooper Commander
75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike
2017 Advent Calendar
The LEGO Batman Movie
Earlier I did a post about The LEGO Batman Movie Character Posters from the February 2017 LEGO Store Calendar and some keen eyed readers saw that VIPs would get early access to a LEGO theme starting on February 15. Rumor has it that the new theme is actually the LEGO Super Heroes BrickHeadz sets which were first announced during San Diego Comic Con.
I believe the ones coming out for general release are the same characters that we’ve seen before but not sure if they will be coming individually or in two packs, without the SDCC markings, so hopefully LEGO will be announcing something in January or early February.
I’ve had quite a few readers asking if I would do a post about my top 10 LEGO sets of 2016. Since this is the last week of the year, I guess this is now a good time to do that post. According to Brickset, there was 828 sets released this year, including gift with purchase sets, so whittling it down to 10 is quite hard to do. Again, this is just my list of top 10 sets and may vary from other people.
10. LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827)
Probably one of the best items for any Ghostbusters fan is the Firehouse Headquarters (75827). Coming in at over 4,600 pieces, there is a ton of little details from both the original Ghostbusters movies that you can find. Check out my review of the set here.
9. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge (76057)
As one of the largest non-D2C LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set to be released, the Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge (76057) is a great set with lots of exclusive minifigures included such as Scarlet Spider and Kraven. Many fans have even bought two sets to make a complete bridge.
8. LEGO Creator Vacation Getaways (31052)
This 3-in-1 set is a pretty neat set that looks great as the standard model but can also be rebuilt into a summer home and a yacht. The RV is one of the best models of this type of vehicle I’ve seen.
7. LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012)
Fans were surprised that LEGO released a series of Collectible Minifigures based on some memorable Disney characters but they’ve been a hit and have been well-received by the community. Check out my review of the set here.
6. LEGO City Fun in the Park – City People Pack (60134)
One of the more anticipated sets of the year due to its exposure during Toy Fair season was the LEGO City Fun in the Park – City People Pack (60134). The main things that made it stand out was the new wheelchair as well as the baby minifigure which were all new molds at the time.
5. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-Up (76058)
The Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-Up (76058) is one of my favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets of the year mainly because of the Ghost Rider minifigure. I’m sure many other fan feel the same way. The Hell Cycle isn’t a bad of a build either. Check out my review of the set here.
4. LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252)
The LEGO Creator line keeps coming out with great sets and this year’s vehicle was the Volkswagen Beetle (10252). A very fun build combined with the nice color scheme makes it one of the best sets of 2016 for me. Check out my review here.
3. LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056)
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) was my first LEGO Technic build and I was very impressed with it from the packaging to the finished build. Although the price point is fairly high, the premium feel of the set as a whole justifies the price. Check out my review of the set here.
2. LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R (21307)
LEGO Ideas has been stepping up with the details of the sets and the Caterham Seven 620R (21307) is a prime example of that. There’s a lot of little details in the set that makes it one of my top LEGO sets of 2016. Check out my full review of the set here.
1. LEGO Disney Castle (71040)
Out of all the D2C LEGO sets that have been released in 2016, probably the singular set that generated the most hype was the Disney Castle (71040). This massive set is packed with details from various Disney franchises which you can find throughout the build.
It looks like we already have official descriptions for a few of the summer 2017 LEGO DC Super Hero Girls set. The descriptions have been posted over on the official LEGO Super Heroes mini-site so we know that they’re legitimate sets.
Batgirl Secret Bunker (41237)
Sound the alarm! Mad Harriet™ and the green mischievous Kryptomite™ have broken into the Batgirl™ Secret Bunker and stolen Batgirl’s microchip and special Batarang! Race down the zipline to chase after them. If you catch them, put Mad Harriet and the Kryptomite in Batgirl’s Bat-Wagon and haul them to jail. Recover the stolen items and celebrate with the Batgirl™ Bat-Bot!
Lena Luthor Kryptomite Factory (41238)
Oh no, Krypto™ has been captured by Lena Luthor™! She’s taken him to her hidden lab by the harbor to drain his super powers and make evil little Kryptomites. Race to the factory with Supergirl™ to rescue Krypto and put a stop to Lena’s plans. Watch out, that blue confused Kryptomite™ is shooting at you from the roof while Lena Luthor escapes with the new Kryptomites. Catch her before she gets away!
Eclipso Dark Palace (41239)
Face Eclipso™ and her evil little Kryptomites in her Dark Palace! Land the Wonder Woman™ Invisible Jet and help her search for The Flash™ inside. There he is, up in that tube! Eclipso wants to capture all the LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ to drain their powers and become the most powerful and evil of them all! Free The Flash and then chase after Eclipso before she gets away. Can you catch her and stop her evil plans?