All the way from the first “Toy Story” film in 1995, fans have been fascinated with Buzz Lightyear’s backstory. We knew he was an action figure based on a hit sci-fi franchise according to Disney and Pixar. They initially conceived the franchise as an in-universe TV show that the “Toy Story” characters watched. Disney-Pixar’s “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” premiered as a direct-to-video release and animated series in 2000-01. Since 2021 however, they’ve been hyping a new take on the Buzz mythos, with the upcoming CGI film “Lightyear.” And as with major Disney media, LEGO has tie-in sets arriving soon.
Brickset tells us that LEGO’s listed at least three LEGO tie-ins for Disney-Pixar’s “Lightyear,” premiering in mid-2022. In keeping with the more “realistic” designs from the upcoming movie, the upcoming sets feature pretty spiffy tech-builds. We’re looking forward to seeing Buzz and his fellow Space Rangers fight towering robots and flying hyper-spacecraft. Check out some of these official product details:
Age 4+ | 87 pieces | 2 minifigures | $19.99 | Coming April 24
- Relive scenes from the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear – Treat boys and girls aged 4 and up to the Lightyear Zyclops Chase (76830) playset inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear
- Buildable action toy for Buzz Lightyear fans – Creative set comes with LEGO® Buzz Lightyear and Izzy minifigures kitted out in spacesuit helmets and armor, a posable, buildable mech toy and 3 weapons
- Save-the-day play – Buzz Lightyear fans enter a world of imaginative action and adventure as they move the buildable mech toy, launch his disc shooters and mobilize the heroes to win the battle
Age 7+ | 261 pieces | 2 minifigures | $29.99 | Coming April 24
- Space battle fun for little action heroes – Buzz Lightyear fans aged 7+ travel to outer space to join the Space Ranger team in battling evil robot villain Zurg
- Characters from the movie – Zurg Battle (76831) comes with 2 minifigures, including Disney’s Buzz Lightyear, a LEGO® robot cat figure, a buildable robot and a posable mech
- Action-packed battle – Fans help stop Zurg stealing the fuel cell from Buzz’s space craft with a range of cool weapons, including a wrist laser, blaster and stud shooter
Age 8+ | 497 pieces | 3 minifigures | $49.99 | Coming April 24
- Buzz’s spacecraft from the movie – Imaginations take flight as fans launch into space with the XL-15 Spaceship (76832) from Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear
- Role-play with Buzz and the team – Comes with 3 LEGO® minifigures, including Buzz Lightyear, a LEGO robot cat figure and 3 weapons. The craft features an opening cockpit and a removable fuel cell
- Creativity takes off – Fans can fly the XL-15, imagine they’re one of the ground crew preparing the craft for flight or role-play any number of fun space battles with the LEGO® minifigures and weapons
Expect these sets to arrive later this month. It’s great enough to be getting new minifigs of Buzz Lightyear, and he’s bringing new friends as well.