News From The LEGO Star Wars Front: Will We See These Last Jedi Stars in Their LEGO Minifigure Forms?

Star Wars’ official Tumblr site has recently posted four, exclusive Vanity Fair covers that features how the Force is still very strong in the Star Wars galaxy, especially that the iconic film franchise is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. The magazine covers highlight a revamped look among the cast of the previous film, The Force Awakens, with some additional characters included.

The first thing that caught my attention is seeing for the first time, the person behind the mask of Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), while Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) bearing the mark of his perilous encounter with Rey that left him with a very nasty scar. General Hux (Domhall Gleeson) also gets a makeover, with the First Order think-tank sporting a clean and snappy look. For LEGO Star Wars fans, the Vanity Fair covers featuring the Last Jedi cast offer exciting possibilities on how these characters will look in their minifigure forms. Take Captain Phasma for example – though her minifig counterpart is included in the First Order Transport (75103) set, there is noticeably no printed head piece that accompanied her minifigure. Now that the mask has been lifted off from her character, it is interesting to see the human side of the Stormtrooper captain. I hope to see this new minifigure version of Phasma in any of the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets in the future.

Kylo Ren may likewise have a new minifigure iteration to emphasize the battle scar that he got from his lightsaber duel with Rey. Include that together with the new TIE Fighter LEGO set that we wish to see, then it is fair to say that this LEGO set will surely be a fan favorite.

This image was reported to be a Hot Wheels version of Kylo Ren’s very own TIE Fighter as it appears in The Last Jedi. It was posted by online retailer, Mikado, but has been removed from their site eventually.

Other than the characters standing in allegiance with the Dark Side of the Force, we also get to see several of the good guys of The Last Jedi as they grace the cover of Vanity Fair. We already know that Poe, Finn and of course BB-8 will be returning in Episode VIII, and as it turns out, they will be joined by another Resistance recruit named Rose. Very little is known about her character, except for director Rian Johnson’s description that she is an excellent mechanic, and an all-around maintenance troubleshooter that any Resistance pilot will surely love to have around. We also have a closer look at the new costumes of Rey and the legendary Luke Skywalker as they appear on the remote planet of Ahch-To. Other than a few seconds of air time towards the end of The Force Awakens, and a silhouette of his character as seen in The Last Jedi teaser trailer, it is only now that we get to see a full picture of Luke Skywalker. His garb suggests that this particular scene refers to his initial encounter with Rey and his subsequent training of the latter.

Now, experience tells us that if Disney and Lucas Films give that much of attention to a particular Star Wars character, chances are, LEGO has something in the works for that character. It is a no brainer to consider the main characters of Rey, Poe, Finn, and even those who pay allegiance to the Dark Side, being given the LEGO treatment. But what really piques my interest is how LEGO will render them in their minifigure forms. We thought of creating our own versions of the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets that we think we will most likely have, which includes Rey’s Training MOC and the Resistance Skimmer MOC all courtesy of our resident Master Builder, Tyler.

So to sum it up, here’s our take on the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi minifigures that we will probably see later on, probably in August or September.

Captain Phasma – a new version that will show a printed head piece, emphasizing the ‘humanness’ of her character.

Kylo Ren – another version of his character that prominently displays the facial scar that he received from his last battle with Rey, aboard his very own TIE Fighter.

General Hux – we only get to see him once as part of a LEGO set in Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (75104), but if his role extends as far as that in The Last Jedi, then we can somehow expect his comeback in a LEGO Star Wars set later on. Perhaps as a part of the contingent of First Order AT-4X Walkers on Crait? We will see.

Poe and BB-8 – the teaser trailer of The Last Jedi has already revealed the fate of Poe’s signature X-Wing. Now that we know that it is utterly destroyed, it leaves us to wonder what starship will this duo be riding on to. Other than the LEGO Star Wars Poe’s X-wing Fighter (75102) and Resistance X-wing Fighter (75149) sets, it will be great to see these two speed their way through the galaxy aboard another brick-built LEGO starship. Perhaps a Resistance A-wing of some kind as hinted by other toy manufacturers?

The Resistance A-wing fighter is rumored to be the fastest interceptor in its roster of starships. I guess it was so fast that even the camera had a hard time getting a clear shot.

Finn and Rose –  since Rose is described as a handy Resistance mechanic with a technical flare of fixing almost anything, then it will not be a long shot to consider how the pilot-mechanic tag team of Finn and Rose will be a part of a possible Resistance Crait Skimmer/Speeder.

Rey and Luke – as mentioned earlier, it will also be great if LEGO can throw in a kind of training set for Rey as she learns the subtle ways of the Force. It is also mentioned that The Last Jedi will offer a lot of screen time for the iconic Luke Skywalker, which also includes a rumored battle scene with the forces of Kylo Ren otherwise known as the Knights of Ren. It will be cool to see the minifig counterparts of these so called Knights and see how they will pit against the legendary Jedi Master.

Princess Leia – like other characters mentioned above, the late Carrie Fisher’s character of Princess Leia is most likely to be seen again in her minifigure form among the sets dedicated to The Last Jedi. As of to date, LEGO has only released one Star Wars set which includes the post-Imperial version of the famed princess as seen in the Resistance Troop Transporter (75140) set.

It is my best guess that LEGO may have plans of paying tribute to the legacy of Carrie Fisher and the character that she brought to life in the Star Wars saga, specifically including her on future LEGO Star Wars TLJ sets. I would love to see her rendered in minifig form donned in the royal, dark mahogany brown dress that she sports on the cover of Vanity Fair.

 

I have to admit that these are all speculations at this point. These sets and their accompanying minifigs may, or may not happen regarding the priorities set out by Disney and LEGO. In any case, this is one LEGO Star Wars wishlist that this humble AFOL would like to see happen as an actual LEGO set.

So what do you say about it brick fans? Do you have other The Last Jedi characters that you would like to see in their minifigure forms? Let us know what you think in the comments below. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is slated for theatrical release on December 15, 2017.

 

A Look At The LEGO Batman Movie Home Video Special Features and Promotional Freebies.

It looks like we’re off for a second wave of TLBM fever now that the film’s digital HD home video is now available for download. Apple’s iTunes Movies even joined in the irreverent fun by coming up with four LEGO-inspired posters of the most famous Bat films ever made over the course of the years, to help promote Warner Bros’ The LEGO Batman Movie.  The posters feature the many film versions of the brooding Dark Knight in his LEGO form, as seen in Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman and Robin (1997), and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). I placed these posters along side with their LEGO-inspired versions so you can compare them.

 

It will be nice to have print versions of these digital, LEGO-inspired Batman movie posters, but the special features and freebies that go along with the 4K Ultra HD, 3D, Standard Blu-Ray Combos, and DVD versions of the film are definitely better. Other than what is listed below, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version features The LEGO Batman Movie in all its 4K, HDR glory, a Blu-ray disc of the film in high definition, and a digital copy in Ultraviolet Digital HD. All versions of the TLBM home videos highlights the following freebies.

Original Animation Shorts

  • Dark Hoser
  • Batman is Just Not That Into You
  • Cooking with Alfred
  • Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?

The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short

Deleted Scenes

Featurettes

LEGO Rebrick LEGO Batman Movie Brick Films Contest Winners

Film Trailers

Lego Life Trailer

Social Promos

  • Follow Me Online
  • Don’t Skip
  • Happy Holidays Jingle
  • Batsby New Year’s
  • Team Cutdown

Director and Crew Commentary

Click on the following images for more details about these versions from Amazon.

Let’s also recall that Target is having a pre-order LEGO Batman Movie exclusive that features a free Batgirl minifigure (30612) polybag. Similar to the Penguin minifigure exclusively offered together by Scholastic, this Target exclusive shows Batgirl with a new head piece reported to have a different print as compared to her other versions found in the Catwoman Catcyle Chase (70902), The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906), and The Ultimate Batmobile (70917). In all aspects, this Target exclusive is virtually identical with Rosario Dawson’s minifig counterpart in these sets, save for the different expression printed on its minifig head piece. Whatever the case is, the Target TLBM promotional exclusive is a good catch, especially if you’re into collecting all The LEGO Batman Movie minifigs that there are.

WATCH: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES COMPLETE SET REVIEW

         

 

 

So what do you think brick fans? Which version will you most likely pick? Are you also looking forward to have the Target, LEGO Batgirl minifigure exclusive? Be sure to catch these home video versions of The LEGO Batman Movie due to be released on June 13, 2017.

 

 

 

Selected LEGO Batman Movie Sets Now Up To 25% Off At Amazon.

Even after three months since its theatrical debut, The LEGO Batman Movie is still clearly, a crowd favorite, especially now that fans can enjoy the film in its digital HD format at the comfort of their homes. If you haven’t caught up with your TLBM collection, you may also be glad to know that Amazon has slashed their prices for most of the LEGO Batman Movie sets up to 25%. If you’ve missed out on any of the sets first offered in the initial wave of TLBM sets, then scroll down to see what great bargains you can get from the online retailer giant. Clicking on the links will bring you directly to their respective Amazon page. You may also want to take a look at our previous reviews of these sets which you can also find below. Check these out.

 

The Joker Balloon Escape 70900 ($14.99 Now: $11.99 @ 20% off)

 

 

Mr. Freeze Ice Attack 70901 ($19.99 Now: $15.99 @ 20% off)

 

 

Clayface Splat Attack 70904 ($34.99 Now: $27.99 @ 20% off)

 

 

The Batmobile 70905 ($59.99 Now: $45.49 @ 24% off)

 

 

The Joker Notorious Lowrider 70906 ($49.99 Now: $43.80 @ 12% off) 

 

 

Killer Croc Tail-Gator 70907 ($69.99 Now: $55.99 @ 20% off)

 

The Scuttler 70908 ($79.99 Now: $63.99 @ 20% off)

 

 

Batcave Break-In 70909 ($99.99 Now: $74.86 @ 25% off)

 

 

 

Another LEGO Batman Movie Activity Book Comes With a FREE Minifigure.

Remember that LEGO Batman Movie Tartan Batman minifigure exclusive that came out last November? If you recall, this minifigure comes as a free exclusive together with The LEGO Batman Movie Chaos in Gotham City Activity Book. It was received well amongst LEGO Batman collectors and aficionados, and a fine addition to a host of costumes and crazy outfits of the Dark Knight.

This time around, LEGO has teamed up once more with long-time print media partner, Scholastic, to offer another LEGO Batman Movie exclusive that comes with a nice freebie. Amazon France has posted another Scholastic Activity Book that features not that of Batman, but that of one of his long-time enemies, the Penguin.

Though the graphic that comes with the Amazon France listing is not clear enough to give us a closer look at the minifigure (considering as well that it may well be written in German), it is quite clear from its silhouette that it belongs to the Penguin as he is seen in the Batcave Break-In (70909) set. This LEGO Batman Movie version of the Penguin comes in two variants: a cheery, smiling one as seen in 70909, and an angry, battle-ready Penguin as seen in the Penguin Arctic Roller (70911). Basically, they are the same minifigs except for the expressions printed on their respective head pieces.

The Penguin as seen in Penguin Artic Roller 70911 (left), and his variant as seen in Batcave Break-In 70909 (right). The free Penguin minifigure that comes with the latest Scholastic Activity Book probably looks closer to the one on the right.

As we can see from the Amazon posting, the Penguin minifigure freebie seems to take its cue from the Batcave Break-In set. This may not prove to be as exciting as the Tartan Batman minifigure, but a good way nonetheless of adding the Penguin in your collection. I guess it’s a matter of time until we see the Scholastic Activity Book offered in the US. In the meantime, it is also good to know that the LEGO Batman Movie is now officially out in HD format via Amazon, and will soon be available in DVD and Blu-ray on June 13.

 

 

 

More Official Images of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok Now Up.

It seems that LEGO’s servers have more to offer recently other than the official images of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spiderman Homecoming sets which we shared earlierThis time, LEGO has uploaded more images of its next MCU-themed sets in line with Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. This next MCU film is the third to be offered this year, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 jumpstarting things earlier this month (by the way, be sure to check Tyler’s awesome UCS Milano MOC), to be followed by Spiderman Homecoming in July, and Thor: Ragnarok in November. 2017 is truly a great year to be a LEGO Marvel Superheroes fan!

Box art (place holders only) of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok sets, along with those from Spiderman Homecoming, were first shown during the Nuremburg Toy Fair in Germany last January. However, since the release of the film’s official teaser trailer last month, more and more info has been revealed about these LEGO Marvel sets, which also gives us a glimpse of what will probably happen in the film. Such an early release of these images also gives me a feeling that we might soon see the official images of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes’ Justice League sets. If you recall, we shared a report regarding the unofficial release of an image lifted from LEGO’s catalogue that show pictures of these sets. In response to the LEGO Group’s request, we have them removed from our site due to possible spoilers about the film.

As I mentioned before, since these images from the Thor: Ragnarok sets are now officially uploaded to LEGO servers, we can expect their product descriptions and release dates to be announced soon.

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Ultimate Battle for Asgard (76084); Pieces: 400; Price: $49.99, 54.99€

          

 

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash (76088); Pieces: 492; Price: $59.99, 69.99€

 

 

More Official Images of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spiderman Homecoming Now Available!

LEGO servers have now uploaded more official images of two of its sets dedicated to the next MCU film, Spiderman Homecoming just in time for the film’s debut in July. We saw them back at the New York Toy Fair last February, but LEGO was still understandably cautious then on giving away any spoilers about the film.

These sets were roughly teased on the film’s official teaser trailer, and now we get to take a closer look at some of their cool play features and minifigures. I’m not that particularly excited about the sets save, for the minifigures included with them, especially those of the masked robbers in ATM Heist Battle (76082). As it appears, they come with dual printed headpieces that can be used for a variety of MOCs. I should also say that the way the van was designed in the Beware the Vulture (76083) set is pretty cool in itself, where the stud shooters can be neatly tucked in or concealed inside the van. Since these images were uploaded already by LEGO, we can expect that these sets to be released any time in June. Let’s take a look.

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes ATM Heist Battle (76082); Pieces: 185; Price: $19.99 / 29.99€

 

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Beware the Vulture (76083); Pieces: 375; Price: $39.99 / 44.99€

 

 

Kylo Ren Will Get A New TIE Fighter in The Last Jedi – and Will LEGO Pick It Up as a New Star Wars Set?

Last month, we featured our take on the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets that we want to see based on the film’s official teaser trailer. As always, resident master builder Tyler was quick to draw inspiration from the trailer and came up with his own version of one of the sets mentioned in our wish list – the LEGO Star Wars Resistance Skimmer MOC.

WATCH: LEGO THE LAST JEDI RESISTANCE SKIMMER “SET” REVIEW (MOC)

We’re still half through the year before we hear any words from LEGO regarding the official sets planned for The Last Jedi, but some online retailers may probably be giving away some hints and minor spoilers about The Last Jedi that may well translate to another promising LEGO set.

This is particularly the case as Making Star Wars have revealed several days ago. They were quick to take note (and a screen grab) of what they believe to be a pre-order listing from online store Mikado (the listing has been taken down eventually) about a Hot Wheels version of Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter. Thankfully, Making Star Wars managed to a get a shot of the said TIE Fighter, though the image quality is not that clear to allow us a more detailed look.

In a related post, MSW managed to get some insider info on how Kylo Ren’s new starfighter will look. According to their post,

Supreme Leader Snoke was let down by Kylo Ren when he failed to stop the “girl.” Now he is trying to prove himself. He doesn’t wear his helmet as much as he did in the first film from what I’ve been told. His new TIE has pointy wings like the TIE Interceptor, but with a pill shaped body. The cockpit is sort of like an old B-29 bomber compared to the classic TIE cockpit window. The thrusters in the back remind me of the Falcon as they glow blue and sort of evoke the Falcon. The custom ship was supposedly made to his specifications so he could take down the Resistance and I believe we see Kylo fly from the Mega Destroyer in his new ship.

This comes close to the image of what Mikado released, with Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter having a sleeker, design akin to that of a TIE Interceptor. It has wide and slender wings, with a cockpit similar to that of the old B-29 bomber. We never got to see Kylo fly his own ship before in The Force Awakens, and as Star Wars News Net has noted, it will be an awful lot of wasted heritage if we don’t see Kylo up there engaging in a space dog fight. His granddad was once touted to be the best star-pilot in the galaxy, while his father is famous for flying through an unforgiving asteroid belt and making it out alive. Not to mention piloting the iconic Millennium Falcon, and making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

LEGO has released several versions of the TIE Fighter in the past and it will certainly be great to see Kylo Ren in action as he engages the Rebel forces aboard his very own TIE Fighter. As of to date, LEGO has only released Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (75104) as a nod to his very own ship (which he didn’t pilot by the way) as seen in the first scenes of The Force Awakens.

We might as well add Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter to our wish list of LEGO TLJ sets that we want to see, and we certainly hope to have this as an official LEGO set later on.

So what do you think, brick fans? Excited about this possibility? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Now Available for Pre-Order.

After our previous post regarding Traveller’s Tales and WB Games’ announcement of the long awaited sequel, LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, retail giants Best Buy and Amazon has now listed the highly anticipated video game for pre-order. Best Buy has also released the official images of the game’s box art across all major consoles, including the Nintendo Switch as you can see below.

The box art teases a variety of Marvel super heroes both from their MCU iterations and comic book counterparts. We see the Black Panther stalking in the background, GOTG’s Rocket and Baby Groot (earlier seen in the game’s teaser video), the mystically imbued Captain Marvel and MCU’s Doctor Strange, Gladiator Hulk as he is seen in Thor: Ragnarok, alongside with Cowboy Captain America, and our friendly neighborhood wall crawlers Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Man 2099 straight from the comics. The box art also hints at the game’s overarching nemesis, the infamous Kang the Conqueror, whose image you can see in the background. Here’s the press release courtesy of Business Wire, and stay tuned for the game’s full trailer on May 23. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is slated to be released on November 14, 2017.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment Announce LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2

Iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from Different Eras and Realities Come Together for an All-New, Original Adventure in the Sequel to Blockbuster Hit, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes.

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment today announced LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2, an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes. Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor, the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis. LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available starting November 14, 2017 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, and PC. The game will be released for Nintendo Switch™ this holiday.

“With a completely original branching storyline, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 introduces amazing new gameplay features, including the ability for characters to manipulate time and a four-player competitive Super Hero battling mode,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “With a huge array of brand new characters from the Marvel Universe, including old favorites in new guises, this game is sure to thrill both LEGO and Marvel fans, as well as newcomers to the series.”

“The LEGO Group is delighted to continue the stories of the legendary Marvel characters in a new LEGO adventure,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “Fans young and old will love playing through this all-new cosmic saga spanning the Marvel Universe as seen through the LEGO lens.”

“As we look to bring amazing games to Marvel fans of all ages, we’ve teamed up yet again with our incredible partners at LEGO, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games,” said Jay Ong, SVP, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 brings characters from across Marvel’s history into an original story told in a way that only LEGO games can, offering hours of epic gameplay.”

Players will go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in an epic battle across Chronopolis, from Ancient Egypt and The Old West to Sakaar and New York City in 2099. Along the way, gamers will be able to take control of a host of iconic characters, from Cowboy Captain America from the past to Spider-Man 2099 from the future along with Thor, Hulk, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Green Goblin, and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains.

Packed with entertaining LEGO humor for fans of all ages, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 features a four player multiplayer mode, allowing friends and family to play competitively or cooperatively as a team.

 

Brick Show’s Top 10 Marvel-Inspired LEGO MOCs!

Every now and then, we feature a top 10 Brick List that showcases the best, LEGO creations out there, and even those that we wish to see in the future. For this week, we would like to share our selection of the best Marvel-inspired LEGO MOCs, thanks to the efforts of our Brick List researcher and narrator James Hicks. In no particular order, this is our take on the best Marvel-themed MOCs around.

WATCH: 10 AMAZING LEGO MARVEL CREATIONS

 

#10  – X-Men Sentinel by Henry Pinto

Sentinel unleashed!!! #legosentinel #lego

If you recall, the Sentinel has been the mechanical bane of the X-Men for as long as they can remember. When the X-Men TV series took off in the 1990s, it even started the season by paying tribute to these technological atrocities. This brick-built version of the walking behemoth was perfectly captured by Australian builder Henry Pinto using 7.5 kilograms of LEGO bricks just in time for the Sydney Brick Show in April last year.

 

#9 – Spiderman vs the Sinister Six by Tim Lydy

Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six

Tim’s MOC captures the apparent frustration of the web crawler as he tries to save everyone on this construction site, against the unholy allegiance of super-powered villains collectively called as the Sinister Six. It’s just a terrible lot to be caught in.

 

#8 – Ghost Rider by Dennis Qiu

MOC - Ghost Rider

This is by far THE best LEGO Ghost Rider MOC that we have ever seen for a while. Dennis managed to recreate the horrifyingly cool atmosphere that surrounds this Marvel hero from hell using mostly LEGO technic parts for the motorcycle build, and Bionicle pieces for the Ghost Rider himself. Dennis also underscored the Rider’s terrifying presence by adding plenty of flame elements around it.

 

#7 – Baby Groot by Tyler

I am Groot

Of course, our very own Tyler Clites also makes it to our Top 10 Marvel-inspired LEGO creations, with his own version of the adorable Baby Groot as seen in the first Guardians of the Galaxy Film. This fun version of Baby Groot highlights Tyler’s impressive building techniques as he captures the looks of Baby Groot dancing to the tune of the Jackson 5.

 

#6 – The X-Men Mansion by Glen Bricker

Mansion with figs

cerebro and observation deck

Glen Bricker lives up to his name by building a modest looking LEGO version of the famed X-Men Mansion. On the outside, there seems to be nothing special about it, but once you turn it around, then the Mansion reveals its inner working in all of its modular glory. The build itself is layered and I love the many possibilities that its modular design can offer.  Glen has also included the iconic Danger Room at the bottom of the Mansion.

 

#5 – She-Hulk and Iron Man Team-up by Ben Cossy

She-Hulk and Iron Man Team up

This MOC is inspired by Superior Iron Man #1 comic. The build cleverly portrays Magneto as he ‘lifts’ the vehicles around and throws them towards She-Hulk. Ben uses several transparent rods to hold the vehicles in place, giving the impression that they are suspended in mid-air. I also like the painstaking details that Ben added to the pavement using a handful of circular gray plates and studs.

 

#4 – Marvel Superhero Battle by Johnny Walker

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With so many things going on in this MOC, it’s kind of hard to decide where to start first. We have Ice Man, Doctor Octopus, Iron Man, and a host of Marvel superhero legends battling it out in front of a humble comic book store. It features several fight scenes among the heroes and baddies of Marvel such as the Green Goblin vs Spider-Man, Captain America going on a free fall, Ice Man joining the fray, Rogue jumping into action, and Iron Fist ready to take a swing with his destructive knuckles among many others.

 

#3 – Spider-Man vs Sandman by Thorsten Bonsch

Spider-Man vs. Sandman

Thornsten’s MOC seems to look like it leaped from a comic book page. Spider-Man seems to get more than what he bargained for when he confronts Sandman and his intimidating sand creation. The building techniques used in creating the ‘sand hand’ gives a seamless effect throughout the build. Throw in a terrified crowd of minifigs, and you have one action packed scene straight from the comics.

 

#2 – X-Men Phoenix by Alex S

LEGO - Marvel/SuperHeroes - Phoenix heats up...

This Marvel creation is based on the original Dark Phoenix Saga published in 1980. We see the Jean Gray’s minifigure as it is engulfed in flames. Alex made very good use of various red flame pieces and lighting techniques to create that mesmerizing effect of showing that breaking point in Jean’s psyche. It is a very impressive build that seems to come alive as a set.

 

#1 – LEGO Avengers Tower by DownUnder Bricks

This MOC by Australian YouTuber and LEGO aficionado that goes by the name DownUnder Bricks, was put on display during last year’s Brickvention in Australia. The level of detail on this MOC starting with the pond and garden beds outside the Avengers HQ, and even Tony Stark’s bar and lounge, is absolutely impressive.

 

So what do you think of our list? Did we miss out on anything that you may have liked? Share us what you think in the comments below, or tell us your favorite Marvel-inspired LEGO MOC in our Facebook page.

 

 

This 1,500 Piece LEGO UCS-Style Milano MOC is of Galactic Proportions!

What defines a superhero? Is it the clothes he wears, the gadgets that he wields, the awesome mix tape that he plays, or the sweet, sleek ride that he takes pride on? If you have a band of heroes as big the Guardians of the Galaxy, then it wouldn’t hurt to have a bit of them all. Throw in some neat character builds, a retro music player and a 1,500-piece, LEGO UCS style Milano and you’re all set.

Yes, you heard it right. Our resident master builder is back with another GOTG-inspired, jaw-dropping build that will make any LEGO Ultimate Collector Series set pale in comparison. Admittedly, we wish LEGO could have done a better design with their reboot of the Milano as seen in the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Milano vs The Abilisk (76081) set. However, we just feel that the official LEGO sets did not capture the magnificence of this ship as portrayed in Marvel’s cinematic universe. In fact, this second iteration of the famed spaceship is noticeable smaller than its predecessor as seen in The Milano Spaceship Rescue (76021) set released in 2014. So with a healthy amount of discontent, Tyler is back with another build that pays tribute to the Milano, and at 1,500 pieces, it is pretty closer to the real thing.

Tyler’s latest creation boasts of a UCS-type version of the Milano that comes with various play features even at a minifig scale. It roughly measures 2-feet wide from one wing tip to the other, and 1-foot long from the front all the way to the back engine. It has a cockpit that opens using a canopy piece used in the Milano vs the Abilisk set, and it is actually big enough to fit in three minifigures. Its huge wings feature 4 flexible panels at the end that can be posed at varied angles.

The back of this Milano also features tons of details. Starting with the engine, the ship features a textured and faceted surface, with a prominent orange, gray, and blue color scheme. What I find nice about the tail part of Tyler’s Milano MOC is how he was able to create pairs of articulated engines of sorts, very similar to how we saw them in the Milano, as it fly and maneuver in the film.

Perhaps the best part of Tyler’s Milano UCS MOC is the inclusion of an interior. Yes, this Milano has play features cleverly concealed – you simply remove the top portion to have access to the cool, fun details inside.

It sports two compartments, the one being a sort of meeting room just behind the cockpit area where you can find Baby Groot and Rocket. Perhaps a bit of a pep talk from the surrogate dad? Anyways, the last part of the compartment is a kind of bunker where our heroes can rest. It uses the same dark orange pieces as seen in the cockpit seats. Finally, this Milano MOC even comes with a stand for display purposes, and a full range of GOTG minifigures.

As typical of Tyler, he shares several building techniques as he explains the features of his MOC. Here’s Tyler with more details on how he built this very impressive LEGO UCS-style Milano MOC.

If you are impressed by Tyler’s creations as much as we are, be sure to check out his other GOTG builds such as his character figures and Star-Lord’s Classic Walkman.