Tag Archives: Marvel Cinematic Universe

LEGO Marvel 76281 X-Men X-Jet; is it too X-Pensive? [Review]

Let’s just deal with the major issue right away. When the official reveal for set 76281 hit, you could practically hear the collective gasp from LEGO fans around the world. An average of ten cents per piece tends to be the benchmark for judging the value of a set, but the X-Men’s aerial transport clocks in at nearly twenty-five cents per piece. I saw a lot of comments online from people writing the set off because of the price alone. So, exactly what is it that’s commanding such a lofty price tag? Back in the 90s, superhero cartoons were all the rage, and one of the most popular was X-Men. And Disney+ is about to debut a new animated series called X-Men ’97, a direct sequel to that previous animated adventure. And a new series means new merchandise, including a LEGO tie-in set featuring four of the most popular mutants as well as the X-Men’s main mode of transportation, the X-Jet (aka The Blackbird). We got our hands on a copy and we’re determined to give it a fair shake. So, for now, put thoughts of price out of your head and let’s find out if the X-Jet can soar or if a crash landing is inevitable. 76281 X-Men X-Jet comes with 359 pieces and will be available on January 1st for US $84.99 | CAN $109.99 | UK £74.99

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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76269 Avengers Tower revealed as the largest – and the tallest – LEGO Marvel set to date [News]

Today, LEGO unveils the long-awaited and heavily rumoured Marvel 76269 Avengers Tower set. The headquarters becomes the new ultimate collectors pieces, stealing the crown from the last comic-based high-rise, 76178 Daily Bugle. With 90 cm / 35.5 in, the new Tower sets the record for a LEGO super heroes model, beating the newspaper editorial by just 8 cm, and also becomes the largest set of the theme – 5,201 pieces, which about 1100 pieces more than the notorious Hulkbuster. Avengers Tower goes on sale on November 24th for US $499.99 | CAN $669.99 | UK £429.99. In addition, from 24-27th November LEGO Insiders members will receive a free LEGO Marvel Taxi set which includes an iconic New York yellow taxi and four minifigures including Black Panther, a taxi driver and two outriders when they purchase the LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower.

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LEGO Marvel 76232 The Hoopty [Review]

Nowadays, with box office and sales numbers being such a huge part of how media gets reported on, it can be hard to be a fan of something without having to engage in a little bit of business discussion. For example, Marvel’s 2019 blockbuster Captain Marvel took in more than a billion dollars at the box office. But the follow-up movie is titled simply The Marvels and is bringing Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers together with Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) for an ensemble adventure. Naturally, movie websites and user forums across the internet are littered with opinion pieces as to whether this shift in the franchise is a smart business move or not. But the truth is, not a one of us knows right now how that decision will play out. And we shouldn’t care. All that should matter is “Do we like the movie?” Similarly, when The Marvels sole LEGO tie-in set was officially revealed, there was plenty of opining as to the business decision to sell the set at a cost of more than 20 cents a brick. (10 cents per brick is the usual average.) So, the question is, “Is the price of the set worth it to us?” We got our hands on an early copy and are here to help you make an informed decision before you buy. 76232 The Hoopty comes with 420 pieces and will be available on October 1st for US $89.99 | CAN $119.99 | UK £84.99

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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71039 Marvel Series 2 Collectable Minifigures revealed on LEGO.com [News]

The next round of collectable minifigures 71039 LEGO® Minifigures Marvel Series 2 has re-appeared LEGO’s Shop-at-Home website, likely for good. The collection features such mutant icons as Storm, Beast, and Wolverine from the upcoming X-Men ’97 series on Disney+, along with those from other streaming MCU series like Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Hawkeye. From pictures on the website, the packaging for this series will utilize the blind box instead of the feeler-friendly bags discontinued in Series 16. This roster of 12 super heroes and villains will be available on September 1, and will retail for US $4.99 | CAN $5.99 | UK £3.49.

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LEGO Marvel Superheroes 76262 Captain America’s Shield now available for pre-order [News]

LEGO has just launched the product page for a new lifesize version of the iconic shield carried by Captain America. 76262 Captain America’s Shield will go on sale August 1st for US $199.99 | CAN $259.99 | UK £179.99, although it’s available for pre-order starting today.

The set includes 3128 pieces and a Captain America minifig. The shield’s face appears to be made mostly from plates and wedges (Sadly, LEGO has not yet begun producing vibranium bricks). The video provided features a 360-degree spin and thus reveals that the backside of the model is a complex network of plates and Technic beams but alas the shield cannot be held or worn as part of a costume without some custom rigging.

What’s in Hank Pym’s pockets?

Everyone has their favorite LEGO keychain. Maybe it’s the Beskar slab GWP from May 2022, or a classic 2×4 brick in your favorite color. Personally, I’m rocking Spider-Ham on the keys to my LEGO studio. And builder Bricktacular Builds gives us a brick-built version of Hank Pym’s infamous tank keychain, along with a couple of Pym Particle Discs, all built to a 1:1 scale. While the whole setup is downright adorable, my favorite bit has got to be the use of this 2×2 socket to hold the tank’s cannon. It’s the perfect piece in the perfect color and at the perfect scale to anchor the build in microscale-reality.

Three new LEGO Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy sets revealed [News]

Following the release of the new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, LEGO reveals three new building sets featuring all the fan-favorite characters, including the new star, Baby Rocket. The new sets will be available starting April 1.

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LEGO reveals 76256 Ant-Man Construction Figure as their first Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania product [News]

In anticipation of the 2023 Marvel movies, LEGO unveils their first set, 76256 Ant-Man Construction Figure. A 289-piece buildable action figure comes with the Wasp nanofigure, which makes the set a solid collectible. The set will go on sale May 1, for US $29.99 | CAN $39.99 | UK £29.99.

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LEGO Marvel sets for January 2023 revealed with new Hulkbuster, Quinjet, Morbius, and more [News]

Today LEGO has taken the wraps off the latest lineup of Marvel Super Heroes sets, revealing four new sets slated to launch in January 2023. The sets range from classics like the Avengers Quinjet with a scene from the original 2012 Avengers movie, to lesser-known scenes like Miles Morales fighting Morbius. New versions of the Hulkbuster and Ghost Rider’s motorcycle round out the offerings. Check out all the details below.

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A LEGO Quantumaniac

The first trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania dropped less than two weeks ago, but it has already inspired some LEGO homages. Case in point, this build by flambo14 of Scott Lang going giant in a microscopic Quantum Realm city. Scott’s brick-built proportions are a little more realistic compared to his minifigure-esque giant-form in the 76051 Super Hero Airport Battle, which allows him to take a more natural pose in this shot. And the microscale city gives us some charming Classic Space vibes thanks to the use of the inclined supports and old school loud speakers. Check out more of flambo14’s sci-fi movie homages in our archives.

LEGO Moc - Ant-Man and the Wasp - Quantumania - In the Quantum Realm

LEGO Marvel reveals 4,000-piece 76210 Iron Man Hulkbuster from the Avengers Infinity Saga [News]

Today LEGO has revealed the latest top-tier set from the Marvel Infinity Saga theme with 76210 Iron Man Hulkbuster. This massive model of Tony Stark’s indestructible mech stands 20.5 in. ( 52 cm) tall and contains 4,049 pieces. 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition came out in 2019 as a near-minifigure scale model, but this version is a significantly larger scale, though in the vein of many large display models from themes like Marvel and Star Wars, it includes a minifigure of Tony Stark that can be displayed along with the info placard. Tony can also be slotted into the gigantic mech. The Hulkbuster will retail for US $549.99 | CAN $699.99 | UK £474.99 when it’s available starting Nov. 4 for LEGO VIP members. General availability will follow on Nov. 9.

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LEGO reveals 76215 Black Panther as massive 3,000-piece bust of the superhero [News]

Today LEGO has taken the wraps off the latest Marvel Superheroes set for adults, revealing 76215 Black Panther. The massive bust of the superhero with arms crossed in a Wakanda salute measures over 18 inches tall (46cm) and contains 2,961 pieces. It’s slated to be available Oct. 1 for US $349.99 | CAN $449.99 | UK £299.99, just in time for the sequel Wakanda Forever, which premieres Nov. 11.

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