Riley Scott fancies himself the “Tony Stark of LEGO”. However, his latest creation positions him to take the title of Dwarf King currently held by the lonely Eitri.
I think we’re past the point of spoiler warnings with Avengers: Infinity War already in its home video phase, so I’m just going to jump right into how perfectly this model recreates Stormbreaker after its unique birth. In the movie, the freshly-cast hammer and axe sections fall out of the mold, and with both Thor and Eitri unable to help complete the weapon angsty teen Groot finally jumps into action by grabbing the separate pieces and intertwining them with wooden tendrils. Compare the LEGO model to its completed appearance in Infinity War below: the contrast of the metal look against the more organic stacked round LEGO bricks and plates is stellar.
One more shot of the strongest weapon in Asgardian history, one we saw deal some major damage to Thanos in the climax of the film. Sadly, Thor should have gone for his head.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has given us some epic spectacles in recent years, with the battle of Sokovia from The Avengers: Age of Ultron being one of the biggest. Inevitably it would take a team of super-talented builders to replicate the movie’s centre piece in LEGO form; step forward SaltyLUG who amazingly have achieved just this.
Displayed at Brickfair Virginia, this sprawling scene captures the key scenes from the battle in a single diorama. Amongst the exquisitely built streets mayhem’s breaking out everywhere. Look closely at the front of the church and you’ll find Thor, Vision and Iron Man confronting Ultron. Elsewhere Utron’s army causes havoc amongst the general populace. Inside the Novi Grad church the rest of the Avengers prevent further sentries from reaching and deactivating the repulsors keeping the chunk of Sokovia afloat.
There are many more details and several Easter eggs to find if you look close enough. The group have also recorded the development of the project on NS Brick Designs’ blog.
BrickHeadz are being introduced fast and furiously this summer. The latest feature is the duo from Avengers: Infinity War, featuring Rocket Raccoon and teen Groot. In a similar configuration to the LEGO Harry Potter BrickHeadz: 41615 Harry Potter & Hedwig we just reviewed, Rocket Racoon comes in the 3×3 configuration while teen Groot is built to the standard BrickHead 4×4 size. LEGO hasn’t announced the release date or price yet, but we’ll be sure to bring you that info as soon as its available.
By now, nearly everyone is familiar with BrickHeadz: the chubby cubic caricatures of various pop culture franchise icons. Introduced in 2016 with four limited edition sets, BrickHeadz didn’t become widely available until last year, but in just that short time the theme has spawned 40 different characters. All BrickHeadz are numbered in the same sequence, regardless of the franchise they belong to, and the lastest lineup of superheroes hail from Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and are numbered 35-38, slotting in right before Han Solo and Chewbacca that we recently reviewed. The four sets have part counts ranging from 101 to 136, and each retails for $9.99 USD.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these superhero (and supervillain) characters. Although these characters are from Avengers: Infinity War, this review will be spoiler free.
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Massive new Marvel movie coming out? What better way to celebrate than with a set of teeny-tiny LEGO Avengers? I couldn’t resist giving these guys a go in micro/nanoscale. There’s not that many characters you can reduce to this scale and still keep them immediately recognisable, but the distinctive colour schemes of comic book superheroes make it possible. The model is not quite purist — there was a little bit of cutting involved (HERESY!), and two sections are balanced on each other rather than stuck together. But I think it looks cool so I’m begging forgiveness. (Bonus points for any eagle-eyed commenters out there who can spot which piece I cut…)
In addition to the LEGO Marvel Avengers Infinity War sets that are now available, an additional four BrickHeadz sets from the upcoming mega-blockbuster have been revealed. They include Iron-Man MK50, Thanos, Star-Lord, and Gamora.
These sets will be available April 1st for $9.99 USD each.
Click to get a closer look at each Avengers Infinity War BrickHeadz
After seeing some in-person views of the Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition at New York Toy Fair last month, 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition is now available from LEGO Shop@Home and in LEGO stores, along with some exclusive promotions only available on 3rd – 4th March. The set, based on Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, includes 1,363 pieces and an exclusive Iron Man minifigure,priced at US $119.99 / CA $149.99 / DE 129.99€ / UK £119.99 / DK 1199DKK.
UK Shop@Home 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition £119.99
US Shop@Home 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition US$119.99
Click here to see the Avengers: Infinity War promotions available 3-4th March 18
LEGO unveiled the much-awaited 76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (whew!) at the New York Toy Fair earlier today. The set, based on Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, includes 1,363 pieces and an exclusive Iron Man minifigure, with availability from LEGO stores starting on March 3rd for $119.99 USD.
Click to get a closer look at the Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition
Several LEGO sets based on this summer’s upcoming mega-blockbuster Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War sets have been revealed, available sometime in March. Each set comes with it’s own unique Infinity Gem, so if you want them for Thanos’ gauntlet, you’ll have to collect them all.
The Brothers Brick will bring you pictures of the actual sets this weekend with our hands-on coverage from the New York Toy Fair, so stay tuned for more information. The pictures below contain some spoilers for the movie, so proceed with caution.
76108 Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown – $99.99 USD – 1,004 pieces
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A few days ago we reviewed the first four LEGO BrickHeadz characters, all from The LEGO Batman Movie. Today we’re moving on to the second four characters in BrickHeadz Series 1, the Marvel characters. We get Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and The Hulk. Like all the BrickHeadz, they will retail for $9.99 USD, and they’re available beginning Feb. 15 for LEGO VIP-card holders both in LEGO stores and from the LEGO Shop Online.
As we mentioned in our last review, each of the characters’ boxes are numbered for Series 1, with the DC characters being 1-4, the Marvel characters 5-8, and the Disney characters 11-12. The back of the Disney character boxes reveal what the missing two characters are, but LEGO has asked us not to show them yet, although images are available elsewhere.