2016 LEGO Marvel & DC Sets Released In Stores & Photos!

LEGO Avenjet Space Mission Set Released

I had a thoroughly invigorating New Year’s Eve, 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!

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LEGO Marvel 2016 Mighty Micros Sets & Minifigures!

2016 LEGO Mighty Micros Marvel Sets Revealed

When the chibi-styled LEGO Star Wars Micro-Fighters first hit stores in 2014, initial reactions to the cutesy take on classic Star Wars vehicles was a bit mixed (to say the least). But the low-priced Micro-Fighters sets found their footing and have become a consistent top-seller for LEGO–so much so that now the style is expanding to other licenses! I imagine that these 2016 LEGO Marvel Mighty Micros sets are going to be a but, uh… controversial… but no one can say they’re not “unique”, that’s for sure!

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2016 LEGO Marvel Civil War Sets Revealed! GIANT-MAN!

2016 LEGO Civil War Sets Revealed

Obviously I went and jinxed myself by making the assertion that this was going to be a slow Marvel toy news week because of the release of Star Wars, because now I’m getting positively slammed with new photos, news and pre-orders for all manner of Marvel toys! And the latest news to leak out continues the trend of early-announced Captain America: Civil War movie toys–this time, in brick form! They won’t be out for a few months yet, but the 2016 LEGO Marvel Civil War sets have now been revealed–including a mega Giant-Man figure!

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LEGO Marvel 2016 Sets Revealed! THANOS Minifigure!

LEGO Marvel 2016 Avenjet Space Mission Box

Seeing as how the calendar claims today is the first day of December 2015, it’s probably time that we heard about the Winter 2016 LEGO Marvel sets, right…? Well, yes and no. While most of LEGO themes’ sets for the new year roll out January 1st, the LEGO Marvel 2016 sets are not among them. We’ll have to wait a while longer for those. Even so, at least we now know a few sets we can look forward to this winter–including the first-ever LEGO Thanos and Captain Marvel minifigures!

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SDCC 2015 Exclusive LEGO Throne of Ultron Set!

SDCC Exclusive LEGO Throne of Ultron Set 2015 203 Pieces

With hype for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie in full swing last July, the SDCC 2013 Exclusive Rocket Raccoon Warbird set became a hot commodity that blew away everyone’s expectations, at one time selling for well over $200 on the afternarket. This year’s exclusive LEGO Marvel box set… is probably going to be a tad less desirable: it’s the just-announced exclusive SDCC 2015 LEGO Throne of Ultron set!

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LEGO Electro Minifigure Polybag Released in Stores!

Pile of LEGO Marvel Electro Minifigure Polybags

Way back in October 2014, LEGO shocked the Marvel collecting world with a totally random, out-of-left-field release of an Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro minifigure polybag at the LEGO KidsFest event. Marvel collectors have been waiting with bated breath for details on when they could acquire the ASM2 Electro figure ever since. And at long last, more than half a year later, we know–the 5002125 Electro figure has now been released in stores!

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LEGO Marvel Carnage’s SHIELD Sky Attack 76036! Toy Fair 2015!

LEGO Carnage's SHIELD Sky Attack 76036 Box

Though it’s going to take me several more weeks to complete my coverage of each and every new LEGO Summer 2015 set shown at New York Toy Fair 2015 over on my LEGO site, there’s just one more LEGO Marvel set to discuss here! It may be a small and cheap entry in the line, but LEGO Carnage’s SHIELD Sky Attack 76036 is going to be a blockbuster value-priced set!

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Toy Fair 2015: LEGO Rhino & Sandman Team-Up Set!

New York Toy Fair 2015: LEGO Rhino and Sandman Supervillain Team-Up 76037 Box

I had the great honor this morning of beginning the New York Toy Fair 2015 with the LEGO Preview Breakfast Event–two hours in the LEGO booth… with free danishes! Free! Of course, as delicious as the danishes were, that wasn’t the high point of the event. No, the high point was getting to see all of the summer 2015 LEGO Marvel sets in person–including the huge and awesome LEGO Marvel Rhino and Sandman Supervillain Team-Up 76037!

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LEGO Marvel Iron Man vs. Ultron 76029 Released Early!

76029 Iron Man vs. Ultron LEGO Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Set Box

This past week has been a huge–and expensive–week for Marvel collectors, as the official street date for boatloads of Avengers Age of Ultron toys finally arrived! But while tons of Hasbro Avengers Age of Ultron figures and collectibles have begun to stockpile on the shelves, one brand that hasn’t made its Avengers movie presence known at retail yet is LEGO. But fear not! Though the official release date for the LEGO Avengers Age of Ultron sets isn’t until March 2015, the LEGO Iron Man vs. Ultron 76029 set slipped out early and is now up for order!

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LEGO Hulkbuster Rescue Mission 76031 Set Photos Preview!

LEGO Hulkbuster Rescue Mission 76031 Set

Say what you will about them, but Marvel Studios knows how to get people excited about their upcoming movies. And the way they got folks stoked beyond belief about the Avengers Age of Ultron movie was with a concept drawing of Hulkbuster Iron Man. That’s why it’s no surprise that among the half-dozen LEGO Avengers Age of Ultron sets revealed this week, we find the LEGO Hulkbuster Rescue Mission 76032!

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 LEGO Electro Minifigure Polybag Released!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro LEGO Minifigure Polybag 5002125 Promo Close-Up

LEGO Marvel collectors got a highly unexpected–and highly expensive–surprise this weekend when a totally unannounced LEGO Marvel minifigure polybag sold online for $187 after being given out at a LEGO KidsFest event in Virginia.

This minifigure polybag is going to be of major interest to LEGO Marvel completists, because the LEGO 5002125 polybag is currently the only known way to get an Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie Electro LEGO minifigure!

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SDCC 2014 LEGO Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird Set Revealed!

LEGO Marvel SDCC 2014 Exclusive Rocket Raccoon Warbird Set Revealed

This is going to sound like complete and utter blasphemy coming from me, but I was sort of hoping that there wasn’t going to be a SDCC 2014 LEGO Marvel exclusive this year. The San Diego Comic Con LEGO Marvel minifigure exclusives have traditionally been both difficult and extremely expensive to acquire, so I would have been just fine with LEGO forgoing any Comic-Con exclusive LEGO Marvel sets this year.

But with a week to go until Comic-Con, they just had to go and announce an exclusive I can’t live without–it’s the SDCC 2014 LEGO Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird set exclusive!

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LEGO X-Men vs. The Sentinel 76022 Review & Photos

LEGO Marvel X-Men vs The Sentinel Summer 2014 Set Scale Photo

LEGO knows how to make money better than any other toy company on Earth, so even though their sole LEGO Marvel X-Men set wasn’t scheduled to be released until June/July 2014, there was no way that LEGO was going to miss out on the chance of moving the set more quickly by having it out in time for the release of the X-Men Days of Future Past movie debut. I spotted the LEGO X-Men vs. The Sentinel 76022 set unexpectedly last week before the movie premiered, but ended up not picking it up myself due to the outrageous amount of money LEGO and other Marvel licensees have already gotten from me this month. Luckily, it turns out that the set may actually be worth its price…

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Summer 2014 LEGO Marvel Starblaster Showdown Set Photos

LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Starblaster Showdown 76019 Box

Despite LEGO’s best efforts, photos leaked out from the 2014 Toy Fair International of all of the Guardians of the Galaxy LEGO Marvel Summer 2014 sets. All of the sets–save one! Perhaps it was because it was the smallest of the sets and most difficult to photograph, or perhaps because folks were less interested in it than the other sets on display. Regardless of the reason, we’ve yet to get a good look at the LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Starblaster Showdown 76019–until now! And while the set includes just one exclusive minifigure, it’s one many fans will want to army-build…

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LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Knowhere Escape Mission 76020 Photos

New York Toy Fair 2014 LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Knowhere Escape Mission 76020

LEGO was a lot more successful with prohibiting photos of the upcoming LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy sets at Toy Fair 2014 than I expected them to be. Marvel did not want LEGO to allow photography of the Summer 2014 LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy sets, and as such no one was permitted to take photos. Of course, it was only a matter of time until some images leaked anyway, and now we can share a first look at the Guardians of the Galaxy LEGO Knowhere Escape Mission 76020!

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