LEGO first introduced the concept as part of its promotions for The LEGO Batman Movie. The Batman Battle Pod (5004929) gave us our very first look at what later will be referred to as a series of LEGO promotional polybag pods Representing a particular theme, each promotional pod consists of a minifigure and several accessories all neatly organized within a sturdy and portable pod-like container, similar to a Pokeball. Imagine an allegiance between LEGO and Nintendo and expect that to be the start of an uber cool collection.
Following the success of the Batman Battle Pod, LEGO has revealed three additional promotional pods to watch out for. Check these out.
First off, we have the LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai Dojo Pod (5004916) polybag which consist of a Jay minifigure, and a handful of ninja tools and weapons as expected from the young Ninja. It comes in 35 pieces all wrapped in LEGO’s signature pod design.
Next we have LEGO Nexo Knights Armor Pod (5004914). In spite of the rumors that the heroes of Knighton might be seeing an early retirement soon, it seems that LEGO still has plans for this classic Castle and Space theme hybrid, with the inclusion of a promotional pod under the Nexo Knights theme. It consists of a knight, with a sword and scannable shield accessory. One of the cool things about this is that LEGO even added the classic Space logo in front of the blue pod. I can just imagine converting this pod into something like a pod carrier MOC for Benny – that will sure put a smile on his face.
Lastly, we have the LEGO Friends Ski Pod (5004920) that comes with an Emma minidoll, a ski helmet, a pair of ski poles, and a glass element neatly arranged in a winter-themed pod.
What I like about these pods is the versatility that it offers in housing your favorite minifig. Since it is based on a particular theme, you can easily place any minifigure of your choice and replace the accessories. It will also be nice if LEGO can come up with similar pods for let’s say, the CMF Series so KFOLs can carry around their most favorite minifigs wherever they go. Only time can tell if this idea will eventually catch up and be popular among LEGO fans.
So what do you think about LEGO’s promotional polybag pods? What particular theme or minifigure do you want to see having its own pod? We’ll keep our ears open for more news on when and where these pods will be available so stick around and be sure to check with us again here at the Brick Show.