Though we’re still well over a month from when they’re due to be released, packaged and loose official images of all three of the Winter 2017 LEGO Marvel sets have now been revealed! And while each of the LEGO Marvel 2017 sets brings something new and exciting to the table, perhaps none does more so than the LEGO Iron Man Detroit Steel Strikes Set… with Agent Coulson minifigure and LOLA!!!
*Achem* …Sorry, I got a little bit excited there. I’m a big Agents of SHIELD fan (especially Season 1), so a LEGO Lola flying car being announced is just… wow.
As you may have gathered from my blathering, TLG is actually producing a brick-built 1972 Chevrollet Corvette Lola car as part of this winter’s small wave of Marvel sets. They’ve taken some creative liberties with the design (as they must), but it’s definitely Lola–with swiveling wheels to go into hover-mode and all. Thank you, TLG.
Lola’s not the only brick-built vehicle in this set, though–the main component of this set is actually the most legendary Marvel villain of all… Detroit Steel! *crickets*
Okay, perhaps Detroit Steel (created in the comics in 2008) isn’t the most famous Marvel–or even Iron Man villain, but it does make for an interesting brick-built suit of armor for Iron Man to fight against. Personally, I would have gone for Iron Monger (as there’s never been a LEGO Iron Monger), but I guess TLG had other plans.
The LEGO Detroit Steel armor will be piloted by everyone’s favorite Marvel villain (okay, probably nobody’s favorite villain), a Justin Hammer minifigure.
I think I would have preferred pretty much any Marvel villain they could have possibly picked more than Justin Hammer, but whatever. They wanted a big mech suit and not Obadian Stane, so… Hammer works. I guess. (He looks like a real dork with his helmet off, though.)
I really wish they had given Coulson glasses instead of eyes, but otherwise he looks perfect. And honestly, I am just so glad to get an official Coulson LEGO figure at all–almost certainly the only one that they’ll ever make.
Even Iron Man feels a little bit fresh this time out, as he comes with brand-new translucent blue “POWER BLAST!” effects pieces that are heavily advertised on the box. Effects pieces for my Marvel minifigures…? Yes, please.
The LEGO Iron Man: Detroit Steel Showdown 76077 set will be available online and in stores in Q1 2017. The price, piece count and exact release date are all unconfirmed at this point, but I’ll update the Marvel Toy News Facebook and Twitter Pages once we know those details.
I’ll be discussing the other two LEGO Marvel Winter 2017 sets on my LEGO blog later today, so stay tuned for coverage of She-Hulk, Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel, the Super-Adaptoid and more.
What do you think of this year’s most surprising LEGO Marvel set, brick fans? Are there any genuine Detroit Steel fans out there? And how many of you are buying this set solely for LEGO Lola and Agent Coulson?