Now that the two non-movie based LEGO Marvel sets for the winter have had a chance to appear online and in most areas, it’s time to start looking forward to the trio of sets that will round out the Winter 2016 wave from the “Captain America: Civil War” movie! While there are only three new characters present as minifigures in these sets, TLG has wisely split them up across the triad. And if you want the supposed main antagonist of Civil War, Crossbones, there’s only one place to get him: the LEGO Crossbones’ Hazard Heist 76050 set!
As the concept of this latest MCU film is mainly “Super Heroes vs. Super Heroes”, most of the sets contain no villains: except one–the Crossbones’ Hazard Heist! While Bruck Rumlow made his debut in The Winter Soldier, he’ll be getting his debut Crossbones minifigure as part of this set!
Containing 179 pieces, my best guess is that we’ll see the Crossbones Hazard Heist LEGO set retail for around $19.99. That’s not an ideal value at over 11 cents per piece, but it’s a workable price with three uncommon minifigures included as part of the set: Crossbones, another Black Widow minifigure and the first movie Falcon minifig.
The roof of Crossbones’ car is a removable missile rack, which also has the ever-popular stud-shooters on the sides. The car also comes loaded with what I think are meant to be two brick-built bomb boxes, although I’m not entirely sure (and won’t be until the official description is posted). Crossbones also comes with a handheld flamethrower, while looks surprisingly deadly in this cute form.
Meanwhile, the latest Black Widow figure will have two electric batons (which are just lightsaber pieces without the hilts), along with her newest Avengers motorcycle. It’s always a treat to see a LEGO Black Widow minifig included with one of the cheaper Marvel sets for the year!
Movie Falcon doesn’t get much merch, but this is easily the worst-looking rendition of the character that I’ve seen. If I wasn’t buying this set for the Crossbones minifig, I’d skip it altogether.
It is worth noting that Falcon apparently has a robotic drone flier that can attach to him like a backpack as part of this set. Let’s hope this cool idea appears in the actual movie!
The LEGO Marvel Civil War sets are expected to be available online and in stores in late February/early March 2016. I’ll post an update once TLG releases specific release details for this set, including its price and street-date (as this is a movie set, there’s likely a hard street date this time out).
What do you think of Crossbones’ first appearance in brick form, Marvel collectors? Will you be snagging Brock Rumlow’s battle-ready jeep as part of the LEGO 76050 Crossbones’ Hazard Heist set this winter, or are you unimpressed by this winter’s only villain-centric Marvel kit?