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Anybody notice that it says "X-Men 1"? I'm hoping for a D2C "X-Men 2". I'm thinking the Blackbird's about the size of the rear half of the Quinjet, 18 studs ish.
The other figures don't really offer a frame of reference, either, as Wolverine is an era-spanning outfit, Cyclops and Storm are in their 70's attire and Magneto is in his 80's 'headmaster and not a villain at all' costume.
The mini-jet doesn't bug me, and the box doesn't try to pass it off as the Blackbird anyway, so the only real problem here is the sentinel, which really needed to be a set unto itself. That's how I'd have done it, anyway.
Guardians of the Galaxy got three Lego sets as well. There was a 665-piece version of The Milano with Gamora (Zoe Saldana) at the controls inside while Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) floated nearby with a laser in hand so that the two could battle Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) in his own smaller ship side by side. A second set called Nowhere Escape Mission showed off a three-minifigure-high Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) as well as a Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) riding in a bubble-like vehicle. The centerpiece of the set was a two-story brown and gray structure with Sakaaran manning a laser on the second floor. The box art put the set on a dirt floor surrounded by trees suggesting that the movie action could take place in some sort of forest clearing. Last up was the Starblaster Showdown package featuring a blue and yellow ship with a Nova officer inside. Star Lord is again seen floating outside the vehicle, but this time he’s holding a simple, grey ball. Across the way is the enemy component of the set, a small black, brown and grey ship with noticeably thin wings belonging to Sakaaran.
The Sentinel is also an awesome design. The only part of it I don't really like are its "fingers".
Now while I'm here... someone please tell me if there is still a rumoured Green Lantern set coming along! I've already started to save up for March to get my Martian Manhunter!
Now if it's a UCS JLA Satellite - which probably would make my planed MOC build out of the water - then I can see GL in that, Hall of Justice or similar also makes sense.
But I just can't marry up the idea of a UCS Tumbler in minifig scale also having Green Lantern or anyone other than Batman (and Dark Knight Batman) or maybe Movie Joker.
Kudos on the find, GL is a good move for tlg as they could throw in some trans green blocks and say kids build your own constructs!
Everything you need to create this scene!
Whaddaya mean, 'he's far away'? He's tiny... it's much funnier that way.
The set with Groot and Rocket Raccon can be seen here!
Best year yet IMO for Marvel, Avengers, X-Men, GOTG, and Spiderman. And finally, it appears on Eurobricks many UKers are finding the Avengers/Spiderman sets at Smyths and TRU, I might have a look in at my local branch of Smyths to see if they have them.
I also got the Man Bat set, all the Hobbit stuff, and the Flash/Riddler/Beware the Batman sets there prior to the official launch.
Can't wait for that GOTG line, the Blackbird or even Martian Manhunter to make their appearances though.
£29.99 for the batman juniors set
(I am pretty disappointed to know that these sets are the same as the US figures but with converted currencies) :-D
And why would it looking like a kids' toy mean less design thought? Honestly, designing for kids still requires plenty of design thought, because kids can have very particular tastes that aren't as strictly governed by realistic constraints as adults' tastes. Designing a detailed replica and designing a model with lots of shelf appeal and play value require very different kinds of design thought.
The Cuusoo model you linked seems like on a structural level, it took less design thought than the LEGO model, since it's based so strictly on the design of LEGO City planes and doesn't attempt any creative solutions for the Blackbird's distinctive shape. Which is not to disparage the creator of that Cuusoo proposal — after all, it's just a concept, and I'm sure they fully anticipate substantial improvements if it were approved as a set. They also put plenty of impressive design thought and effort into the interior.
The one from the Marvel game though is the best design I have seen, but it wouldn't have been practical.
Got the Joker Steamroller and Flash sets at the other down the road.
Buy one, get one 50% off for both transactions, plus they were MSRP. It felt like Christmas.
I ended up doing 6 different transaction at TRU to get the BoGo and purchased a few other new sets.
Ran into the Green Goblin one at Walmart today. Absolutely pathetic set for the price.
i looked hard and this is the "for " argument i came up with : ADD HULK LAB TO BAT CAVE = WIN WIN !
I think it will work well for me, get all the wanted mini figs + get an all new vintage bat cave . What do you fine fellas think ?