A couple of weeks ago, I shared a round-up of the most exciting LEGO sets rumored to debut next year. Included in the list are some of LEGO’s most popular themes, including its Superheroes line of sets coming from both Marvel and DC Comics. Thanks to a recent report by Forbes, and just in time for this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we now have confirmation of some of these sets, particularly from DC Comics. According to the report, these sets will be on display at the LEGO Booth at SDCC next week, with price points ranging from $19.99 to $39.99 once it is offered to the public beginning January of 2018.
Comparatively, I find these sets more appealing than LEGO’s offerings from 2016’s SDCC, particularly the LEGO Marvel Hulk vs. Red Hulk (76078) set. This year’s collection of DC themed sets will probably be more attractive to fans given the unique minifigure offerings that each of them has. The sets also feature new, buildable Power Units that may be connected to each other. Furthermore, the sets may also be seamlessly combined together for more imaginative play. I’m not really sure what these Power Units do, but I’ll just have to leave it for everyone’s fancy on how they work or fit together. Here’s a look at our first wave of 2018 LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets, with their respective product descriptions courtesy of The Brick Fan.
Minifigures include Superman, Lobo, and his first ever minifig based on a new mould, Krypto. Though the set’s name implies that it is Superman who will take the center stage, most of the set’s pieces are dedicated to Lobo’s unholy Space Hog bike.
Join Krypto™ the Super-Dog’s bid to release Superman™ with this LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Superman & Krypto Team-Up set, featuring Lobo’s Space Hog bike, a Kryptonite prison, buildable red Power Unit and assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures. Fire the Space Hog bike’s stud shooters and use its bomb-dropping function to activate the prison’s explode function. This awesome set also includes 2 minifigures and a Krypto the Super-Dog figure.
- Includes Superman™ and Lobo™ minifigures, plus a buildable Krypto™ the Super-Dog figure.
- Lobo’s Space Hog bike features a minifigure seat, 2 Kryptonite stud shooters, bomb-dropping function, and 2 adjustable boosters.
- Kryptonite prison features 2 translucent-green prison walls and an explode function.
- Use the bomb dropped from Lobo’s Space Hog to activate the prison’s explode function.
- Includes 10 assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
- Also includes the buildable red Power Unit.
- Krypto™ the Super-Dog figure is new for January 2018.
- Connect the Kryptonite prison to the 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set for even more Justice League action.
- Space Hog measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.
- Kryptonite prison measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.
This set includes the minifig versions of Lex Luthor, Batman, Wonder Woman, and for the first time, Cheetah and Firestorm. Though we already saw Lex Luthor stomping in his own mechanized LEGO suit back in 2012 with the Superman vs. Power Armor Lex (6862), this newer version of Lex Luthor’s armor is considerably larger and has more weaponry than its predecessor. The newer Lex Luthor Mech also features several new LEGO pieces and my personal favorite, a Firestorm minifig.
6097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown – $39.99
Team up with the Justice League heroes to grab the Power Unit back from Cheetah™ with this LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set. The Lex Luthor Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter and attachment points for 3 collectible Power Unit elements. This action-packed set also includes Batman’s Bat Glider with 2 stud shooters, the buildable green Power Unit, 5 minifigures, plus assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
Includes 5 minifigures: Lex Luthor™, Batman™ (in Rebirth costume), Wonder Woman™, Firestorm™ and Cheetah™.
Lex Luthor™ Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, posable legs, arms and fingers, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter, buildable axe, attachment points for 3 collectible Power Unit elements, plus an attachment point for the Kryptonite prison featured in 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-Up.
The mech’s escape pod has fold-out wings, an attachment point for a Power Unit element and 2 detachable guns.
Bat Glider features an attachment point for the Batman™ minifigure, 2 stud shooters and translucent-yellow light-style elements.
- Includes 10 assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
- Also includes the buildable green Power Unit.
- Attach the buildable red and blue Power Units from the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76098
- Speed Force Freeze Pursuit sets to the Lex Luthor™ Mech.
- Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Wonder Woman’s lasso and Cheetah’s spear.
- Batman™ minifigure (in Rebirth costume) is new for January 2018.
- Connect to the Kryptonite Prison in the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up set to the Lex Luthor™ Mech for even more Justice League action.
- Lex Luthor™ Mech measures over 7” (19cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
- Escape pod measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (4cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
- Bat Glider measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (3cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
The final set in this reveal includes several characters that will be a sure hit for fans of the red speedster. For the first time ever, both minifig versions of the Flash and Reverse Flash appear in a set, together with Cyborg and the newer Killer Frost. The set is relatively small given its rather high price point. However, throwing in the Reverse Flash may likewise make up for it.
6098 Speed Force Freeze Pursuit – $29.99
Dash with The Flash™ to catch Reverse-Flash™ and match the awesome CyborgCopter against Killer Frost’s Ice Car with the LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Speed Force Freeze Pursuit set. The CyborgCopter features a net shooter and detachable weapons to also use as minifigure weapons and the Ice Car has an adjustable bulldozer blade and 2 stud shooters. Play out a Justice League vs. villains battle for the blue Power Unit with 4 minifigures and assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifiigures.
- Includes 4 minifigures: The Flash™, Reverse-Flash™, Cyborg™ and Killer Frost™.
- CyborgCopter features an opening minifigure cockpit, rotor blade, net shooter, detachable dual stud shooter and detachable radar to also use as minifigure weapons, and translucent-red light-style elements.
- Killer Frost’s Ice Car features a minifigure seat, adjustable bulldozer blade, dual stud shooters and translucent-ice-blue elements.
- Includes 10 assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
- Also includes the buildable blue Power Unit.
- Weapons include The Flash’s 2 Power Blasts.
- Combine with 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown for even more Justice League action.
- CyborgCopter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
- Killer Frost’s Ice Car measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
Hopefully, we’ll see more 2018 sets make their debut during next week’s San Diego Comic Con. Do you have any particular superhero that you wish to be given the LEGO treatment? Let us know in the comments below.