Australian LEGO Certified Store Bricks Megastore has recently revealed two new sets in celebration of Disney’s 100th anniversary, showcasing some of the less celebrated characters from our favorite Disney films. The 18+ set LEGO Disney Villain Icons (43227) and the 6+ set LEGO Disney Duos (43226) both offer something unique and exciting for Disney fans and LEGO enthusiasts alike. Let’s check these out.
LEGO Disney Villain Icons (43227)
The LEGO Disney Villain Icons sets focus on some of the most iconic villains from classic Disney films. And for Disney LEGO fans, this set offers an opportunity to collect the first LEGO minifigure versions of these memorable characters We have never-before-seen minifigure renditions of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, the Evil Queen in her disguised form from Snow White, and our first-ever minifig version of Jafar Genie from Aladdin. There’s also a newer version of Maleficent as seen in Sleeping Beauty.
The set also features a bunch of Disney memorabilia that is easily recognizable for avid Disney fans. We have a brick-built version of the poisoned apple from Snow White, and several storybooks that bear the title of the other films mentioned. It’s also nice that the typical LEGO humor is also seen in this set with the addition of a LEGO VHS tape bearing the title of the 1989 classic animated film The Little Mermaid. There’s also a reference to the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland in the likes of an actual brick card. Finally, it also includes Captain Hook’s brick-built pocket watch from the original 1953 film Peter Pan.
While it’s quite a challenge to narrow down all the ideal LEGO Disney Villain to include in this set, I’m personally happy with this selection. This set, villainous as it may seem, adds a nice touch and ties in well with the LEGO Disney theme.
LEGO Disney Duos (43226)
Like its villainous LEGO Disney Villain Icons counterpart, the LEGO Disney Duos set showcases some famous side character companions from various Disney films, from the older classics to newer releases.
The buildable figures include Pua and Hei Hei from Moana, Squirt and Nemo from Finding Nemo, Meeko and Percy from Pocahontas, and the classic pair of Lumiere and Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast.
This set is perfect for younger children, aged 6+, who are just starting to get into LEGO and Disney. The buildable figures are not just loaded with fun play features, but they also make great collectibles and display for LEGO Disney fans of all ages.
Pricing and Release Date
While both sets are yet to make their official appearance at LEGO.com, Bricks Megastore marks both the LEGO Disney Villain Icons and LEGO Disney Duos sets for a July 1st release date. The latter is expected to retail for 209.99 AUD (or roughly 140 USD) and the former for 72.99 AUD (48 to 50 USD) as seen from the Australian LEGO certified store website. There’s also an option to pre-order these if you live anywhere near their stores.
And since this is already listed at LEGO partner stores, then I guess it’s just a matter of days before we see these sets make their official debut at LEGO’s official online shopping portal.
Overall, the LEGO Disney Villain Icons and Disney Duos sets are perfect for fans of Disney and LEGO alike. They offer unique and exciting collectibles that are sure to impress and delight forever Disney fans. Just be on the lookout for these sets and let us know if you spot them near your local LEGO Store. And as always, bookmark our website for the latest updates on these upcoming sets.
Special thanks to Jay’s Brick Blog for the heads up!