I had a thoroughly invigorating New Year’s Eve last night, full of playing LEGO video games and then getting to bed soon after midnight. Why? Because I wanted to be well-rested, as today is one of my favorite holidays–the first LEGO new release day of the year! And though the Mighty Micros won’t show up for a while, the rest of the Winter 2016 LEGO Marvel (and DC!) sets are now available online and at the LEGO Store!
But hey–at least I wasn’t spoiled for New LEGO’s Day (or is it New Year’s Day?), as I finally got to scope out and scoop up all of the newest Super Heroes sets at my closest LEGO Store this morning!
The headliner for the Marvel Winter 2016 LEGO sets is the 523-piece $59.99 LEGO Avenjet Space Mission 76049. The Avenjet itself is a neat vehicle that I don’t particularly care about, but I love the Minifigure selection with this set.
Not only are we treated to the first-ever LEGO Thanos figure (as an oversized figure, of course), but we also get a Starboost Iron Man minifig and exclusive LEGO Captain Marvel and Hyperion Minifigures (plus a Space Captain America Minifigure I’m sure no one cares about).
Meanwhile, the other LEGO 2016 Marvel set released today is the 76048 Iron Skull Sub Attack. This set seems to be really aimed at kids (I mean, more than usual), as it includes a rather goofy-looking Red Skull submarine and no characters that haven’t been released before in brick form.
Still, at 335 pieces for $29.99, the LEGO Iron Skull Sub Attack 76048 is very fairly priced for a licensed set, and I definitely wanted that Scuba Iron Man Minifigure (AKA Hammerhead Iron Man), even if I didn’t have much use for a Scuba Captain America figure or Hydra Diver.
But that’s not all on the Super Heroes front! It doesn’t happen very often, but the winter LEGO DC 2016 sets actually outnumber the Marvel ones this time around! Three new LEGO DC Super Heroes sets officially hit shelves today, and all three are based on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.
I do really like the inclusion of the LexCorp Henchman figures, but without a Lex, I don’t really need his henchmen. Some Oscorp Henchmen are Hand Ninjas in the Marvel theme would be swell some day, though!
All of these LEGO Super Heroes 2016 sets are now available online with free shipping, and should also be starting to hit most retail shelves over the course of the next few days. I’ve spent my fill on LEGOs today by purchasing three of these superheroes sets (and a ton of new sets from other themes), and will be building happily for the rest of the holiday.
Are you planning on picking up any of these new LEGO Avengers or Batman v Superman sets, or are you holding out for the LEGO Civil War sets, Marvel collectors?