Thursday, December 6, 2012

LEGO in 2013: Legion of Mini Super Heroes

Toy Fair 2012 is over 2 months away, but if San Diego Comic Con can start their pre-show prep, so can we! We've been laying out Hasbro's action figure and construction kit plans for next year. Now we'll take a look at what LEGO has planned for their DC Comics and Marvel Comics universes.

For those looking forward to a new year when LEGO might explore the full breathe of the Marvel and DC comics worlds, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that the Marvel sets will include some new characters. The bad news is most of those new characters are either movie related or have an animated angle. In that same respect, in their DC lineups, you'll get new characters, but a great deal of them are re-released or movie related. Let's lay things out.

NOTE: Titles for sets may not be final or exact translations. Our info comes from all over the planet! Also note these may not be FULL lineups.


Iron Man 3 - Extremis - 76006 - 195 pieces
Iron Man 3 - Iron Man versus The Mandarin - 76008 - 91 pieces
Iron Man 3 - Attack on the Malibu Villa - 76007

Ultimate Spider-Man - Spider-Cycle Chase - 76004 - 237 pieces :
Chase Venom down on land or in the skies with Spider-Man's super Spider-Cycle! Venom has taken control of Nick Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. flying car and is making a super-fast getaway. Send Spider-Man to the rescue in his cool Spider-Cycle! Help Spider-Mancatch this venomous villain and return the car to the good guys! Watch out for Venom's vicious symbiont web attack! Use the folding wheels on both vehicles for the perfect high-speed pursuit in the air or on land. Includes 3 minifigures: Spider-Man, Venom, and Nick Fury with weapon.

-Includes 3 minifigures: Spider-Man, Venom and Nick Fury with a gun
-Features Spider-Cycle and S.H.I.E.L.D. flying car
-Spider-Cycle features folding wheels
-S.H.I.E.L.D. flying car features folding wheels and hidden flick missile
-Avoid the venom tentacle attack!
-Fold the wheels on both vehicles for an air assault!
-Retract the rear spoiler of the S.H.I.E.L.D. flying car to fire the hidden missile!
-Spider-Cycle measures over 1" (4cm) high, 3" (9cm) long and 1" (3cm) wide
-S.H.I.E.L.D. flying car measures over 1" (4cm) high, 5" (14cm) long and 2" (6cm) wide

Ultimate Spider-Man - Daily Bugle Showdown - 76005 - 476 pieces :
 Swing into the Daily Bugle and stop Dr. Doom! Dr. Doom and his henchman Beetle are attacking the Daily Bugle in their speedy jet to steal Spider-Man's secret identity. It's up to Spider-Man and Nova to swing in and stop them! Trigger the Daily Bugle's explosion functions to cause destruction as the jet fires missiles! Stop Dr. Doom from hitching the jet's anchor hook to the safe with Spider-Man's secret inside! Knock Beetle off the building with the swinging web attack and drop Dr. Doom inside with the rooftop trapdoor! Then fly Nova in through the broken window with the dumpster catapult function and send those villains back to where they came from. Includes Spider-Man, Nova, Dr. Doom, Beetle and J. Jonah Jameson with accessories and weapons.

-Includes Spider-Man, Nova, Dr. Doom, Beetle, and J. Jonah Jameson with accessories and weapons
-Features Daily Bugle and a dumpster
-Daily Bugle features rooftop trapdoor, sign and window explosion functions and swinging web attack
-Jet features an opening cockpit, anchor hook line and dual flick missiles
-Dumpster features catapult function
-Accessories include streetlight and camera
-Use the swinging web attack to knock Beetle off the building!
-Steal the safe with the jet's anchor hook line and reveal Spider-Man's secret identity!
-Open the rooftop trapdoor to drop Dr. Doom inside!
-Launch Nova through the air and into the Daily Bugle with the dumpster's catapult function!
-Cause destruction at the Daily Bugle with the explosion function!
-Daily Bugle measures over 14" (36cm) high, 7" (19cm) wide and 3" (9cm) deep
-Jet measures over 2" (5cm) high, 7" (19cm) long and 6" (17cm) wide


Superman: Man of Steel - Metropolis Showdown - Superman - 76002 - 119 pieces
Superman: Man of Steel - The Battle of Smallville - Superman - 76003 - 418 pieces
Superman: Man of Steel - Black Zero Escape - Superman - 76009 - 168 pieces

Batman - Arctic Batman vs Mr. Freeze - Aquaman on Ice - 76000 - 198 pieces :
Mr. Freeze has trapped Aquaman in a block of ice and only Batman can release him! Speed to the rescue in the powerful Batboat with exhaust flames, deploy the missiles and release the bombs to bust that block of ice. It's time to turn the heat up on Mr. Freeze! Includes 3 minifigures: white Arctic Batman, Mr. Freeze and Aquaman, all with assorted weapons.

-Includes 3 minifigures: Arctic Batman in white polar suit, Mr. Freeze and Aquaman with assorted weapons
-Features Batboat and exploding ice block
-Batboat features flick discs, deployable bombs, batwing fin element, exhaust flames and opening cockpit
-Weapons include freeze gun, trident and batarang
-Shoot the discs and bombs!
-Free Aquaman from the ice with the explosion function!
-Collect the Arctic Batman in his white polar suit!
-Batboat measures over 3" (9cm) high, 10" (26cm) long and 4" (12cm) wide
-Ice block measures over 2" (7cm) high, 1" (4cm) wide and 2" (5cm) deep

Batman - Batman vs Bane - Tumbler Chase - 76001 - 367 pieces :
Launch an assault from the sky to rescue Commissioner Gordon from Bane! High above Gotham City, Batman spots Bane in the armored Tumbler chasing Police Commissioner Gordon. Bust through the road barricades in the Bane Tumbler with hidden dual flick missiles and flame exhaust. Then swoop down from the skies in The Bat and winch the commissioner to safety with the rescue rope before Bane reaches him! Includes 3 minifigures: Batman, Bane and Police Commissioner Gordon with assorted weapons.

-Includes 3 minifigures: Batman, Bane and Police Commissioner Gordon with assorted weapons
-Features 2 road barriers
-Vehicles include The Bat and the Tumbler
-The Tumbler features opening roof hatch and dual hidden flick missiles
-The Bat features an opening cockpit that fits 2 minifigures, dual flick-fire missiles and rescue rope
-Weapons include a gun and batarang
-Fire the flick missiles!
-Lift Commissioner Gordon to safety with the rescue rope!
-Break through the barriers!
-The Bat measures over 2" (7cm) high, 7" (20cm) long and 5" (14cm) wide
-Tumbler measures over 1" (4cm) high, 4" (11cm) long and 3" (8cm) wide

Batman - Arkham Asylum Breakout - 10937 - 1619 pieces :
The villains have broken out of Arkham Asylum and must be stopped! Sound the alarm! The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow have escaped from Arkham Asylum with the help of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. These villains are about to wreak havoc in the streets of Gotham City! Help Caped Crusaders Batman™ and Robin swoop into action and put those good-for-nothing criminals back where they belong! Chase after the security van as it breaks through the gothic gates! Then throw each villain back behind bars in 8 highly detailed rooms. Includes 8 minifigures: Batman™, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons or accessories.

    Includes 8 minifigures: Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons
    Features Arkham Asylum, security gate, gothic d├ęcor, moss, vines and ice elements
    Vehicles include security van
    Security van features opening back doors, removable roof and stretcher
    Arkham Asylum features opening cell doors, special Poison Ivy cell with transparent doors, the Mr. Freeze icy tower room, the Dr. Harleen Quinzel office and changing room, medical treatment room and security reception area
    Security gate features opening double doors and security camera
    Weapons include Batarang and kendo stick
    Recapture the villains!
    Break through the gate with the security van!
    Open all of the cell doors and let the villains out!
    Unleash The Joker from his cage restraints in the security van!
    Arkham Asylum measures over 12" (32cm) high, 13" (34cm) wide and 5" (14cm) deep
    Security van measures over 2" (7cm) high, 5" (13cm) long and 2" (6cm) wide
    Security gate measures over 5" (12cm) high and 9" (24cm) wide

Also, while not strictly comic book related, but a super hero in his own right, we've got news on a LEGO Lone Ranger movie line! Here's the tentative release list...

The Lone Ranger - The Cavalry - 79106 - 69 pieces
The Lone Ranger - Comanche Camp - 79107 - 161 pieces
The Lone Ranger - Stagecoach Escape - 79108 - 279 pieces
The Lone Ranger - Colby City Showdown - 79109 - 587 pieces
The Lone Ranger - Silver Mine Shootout - 79110 - 644 pieces
The Lone Ranger - Constitution Train Chase - 79111 - 699 pieces

We'll post pics of the items we weren't able to show off the second they come our way, so keep watching. More LEGO news soon!

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