Lego Marvel USC Helicarrier and New Avengers Set Details

So to start with, Lego Marvel Superheroes fans, like myself, are all going crazy this week. An Ulitmate Collectors Series (USC) Helicarrier has been officially confirmed and is said to be released next year. We can assume that the set will include at least 2000 pieces, multiple new minifigures, and a price point of, at the very least, $199.99. But more than likely it will be $299.99 or even $349.99. In the recent Lego Official video presentation for the new Detective Office modular building, Lego gave us the subtle hint that confirmed the rumors that have been circulating for the past year now. In the “Design” screen that is in all these type of¬†videos, Lego showed us what appears to be the Helicarrier and a mini quinjet. Here is a picture, look in the G ūüôā


Lego Avengers Age of Ultron set details (the figs listed are not all¬†that will be in the sets, there will surely be more than those listed)¬†–

Iron vs. Ultron Р#76029 Р90 pieces Р$12.99 to $14.99 РIron Man, Ultron

Avengers Hydra Showdown – #76030 – 220 pieces – $19.99 to $24.99 – Thor, Hawkeye

The Hulkbuster Smash Р#76031 Р248 pieces Р$24.99 to $34.99 РIron Man, Hulk, Black Widow

The Avengers Quinjet City Chase Р#76032 Р722 pieces Р$69.99 to $89.99 РCaptain America

Attack on Avengers Tower Р#76038 Р511 pieces Р$49.99 to $69.99 РIron Man, Thor, Ultron

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My thoughts on these are both excitement and confusion. I’ll start with the first set, Iron vs. Ultron, I don’t think that name will stick, it will probably be Iron Man vs. Ultron. Also it seems strange to get the main villain in the cheapest set, but I’m not complaining. ūüôā The Hydra Showdown set looks promising, I’m a fan of anything Hydra or Captain America. It feels like Captain America should be in this set considering Hydra is highly connected to the Captain. The Hulkblaster Showdown seems a bit out of place. Another 200 piece-range set? Although it will be nice to get a Hulk figure for under $50. ¬†The Quinjet City Battle is probably the most surprising to me, a quinjet set was released in the original Avengers sets so I didn’t ever think there would be a second one in this set wave. And finally, Avengers Tower. This one might be an “exclusive” type set, like the ones that are available only at Toys R Us, or only at Target, etc. I think this because if the set numbers are right, this set is the only one that doesn’t go in order. Note that it is 76038, while all the rest are in numerical order between 76029 and 76032. It’s also different to see Iron Man in a third set, usually Lego doesn’t like to do more than 2 sets in a wave with duplicate figures, but maybe this is an exception. There is also the possibility that the 3rd Iron Man fig could be a different suit like the Iron Patriot minifigure or even an Iron Mech macro-figure.

We can safely assume that we will be seeing Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and maybe even The Winter Soldier minifigures. There are also rumors of a 6th set, #76041, but no details have been released as of yet. From the list above, I can tell this is going to be one of the best Marvel waves to date, and my wallet might suffer severely.


My Favorite Sets From Liscensed Themes So Far

Lego Indiana Jones – Fight On The Flying Wing


I like this set because it gave us an awesome aircraft like the flying wing. Lego doesn’t release much for military type sets and this was a cool way to incorporate that. Other awesome Indy sets include:Temple of Doom, Temple Escape, and The Lost Tomb.

Lego DC Comics – The Batcave


I like this set because it captures so many aspects of Batman, and is such an iconic place in the Batman universe. I enjoy all the minifigures, especially Poison Ivy and Bruce Wayne. The use of translucent light blue bricks really improves the visual attraction for me. Other notable DC sets include:The Penguin Face off, The Tumbler, and The Man of Steel Black Zero Escape.

Lego Marvel Superheroes РThe Quinjet Ariel Battle  


It had to be an Avengers set, it just had to be. ūüôā I love this set because it really captures the Avengers well, I love the look of the Quinjet and it includes my personal favorite Marvel minifigure, Black Widow. Other notable Marvel sets include: Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack, Captain America vs. Hydra, and The Milano Space Rescue.

Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtle Lair Invasion


This one may be a little biased, sorry, I don’t personally watch the TV series, so I picked this one from the movie which I really enjoyed. This set includes the turtles’ lair, which is pretty iconic to the TMNT universe. I like how it includes 3 separate sections that each have their own features. The sections can of course be attached to make one big build, but I like the ability to separate it. The minifigures seal the deal, with 2 turtles, Shredder, Splinter, and a couple of foot soldiers, they really bring the set together. Other notable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets include: Turtle Van Takedown, Kraang Lab Escape, and The Shell-raiser Street Chase.

Lego Hobbit РAn Unexpected Gathering 


This set was one that I got way excited about when I learned of its release. This little hillside home in the Shire is not only iconic in The Hobbit, but also in the Lord of the Rings movies. The set really has some awesome features and is a really fun build. The minifigures in this set are spot on and I absolutely love the new version of Bilbo Baggins. Other notable Hobbit sets include: The Goblin King Battle, Lake-town Chase, and The Lonely Mountain.

Lego Lord of the Rings РThe Mines of Moria 


This set was based off of my favorite part of the entire LOTR trilogy, the adventures through the depths of Moria. It’s not everyday we get a Lego set based on a scene that takes place underground, and I think they captured the feel of the mine pretty well. The minifigures are great and getting Pippin really sealed the deal. The Cave Troll looks amazing, and I also enjoy all the stickers from the set which really make it look more complete and more realistic to the movie. Other notable Lord of the Rings sets include: Battle of Helm’s Deep, Pirate Ship Ambush, and Tower of Orthanc.

Lego Harry Potter –¬†The Burrow


This was one of the hardest ones to pick, there are just so many cool Harry Potter sets. I finally settled on this one after debating between this one and the 3 sets I will list below in the “notable” section. This set is my favorite not only because of the awesome build, but because of the minifigures! We not only get some of Ron’s family, but we get Fenrir and my personal favorite Harry Potter fig, Belatrix. She is such an amazing minifigure, her hair piece just perfectly captures her in the movie. Other notable Harry Potter sets include: Hogwarts Castle, Diagon Alley, and The Hogwarts Express. Also,¬†I can’t leave out the previous Harry Potter releases, which include notable sets like:Graveyard Duel, Hogwarts Castle 2007, and The Shrieking Shack.

Lego Toy Story РWestern Train Chase 


Any train that Lego releases is automatically going to be pretty cool. This one comes with all the minifigures you’ll need for your Toy Story collection, basically all the iconic ones are in this set. The train itself features some pretty cool stuff also, the engine is very cartoon-ish which relates well to the animated movie, the other train cars include stuff like a money car, and the passenger car where all those little dolls are trapped in the movie and are about to go off the broken tracks down into the cliff. Other notable Toy Story sets include: Pizza Planet Truck Rescue, Army Men on Patrol, and Woody’s Roundup.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean – The Black Pearl


This set has got to be the coolest pirate set that Lego has ever released. With it’s big sails, cannons, and that skull and crossbones pirate flag that just finishes off the whole ship. Some cool features were put into the ship like the 3 torch lamps at the back of the ship, the cabin’s quarters which is below the steering wheel towards the back of the ship, and the statue at the front that’s made out of minifiure parts. Speaking of minifigures…… Davy Jones!!!! Not to mention Bootstrap Bill and the very unique Maccus, with his hammerhead shark head piece. Other notable Pirates of the Caribbean sets include:The Cannibal Escape, Whitecap Bay, and Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Lego Cars – Flo’s V8 Cafe¬†


This set is one of the coolest Cars sets in my opinion. Its from the original movie, and is a pretty iconic place in the Cars universe. It’s also the only set in which you can get Flo, Sally, Sarge, and Ramone. So, lots of unique cars from the set! Other notable Cars sets include: Big Bently Bust Out, Oil Rig Escape, and Mack’s Team Truck.

Lego The Lone Ranger РSilver Mine Shootout 


The Lone Ranger theme may have been some-what of a failure for Lego, but I love the western type sets, and this is my personal favorite of The Lone Ranger line. Yes, another mine, but this is different from The Mines of Moria. ūüėČ This one has lots of tans and grays that make it look like something straight out of the desert. It has train track for the mining cart, a waterfall, and even that skull that just ties it all together. The minifigures are cool too, it has exclusive versions of Tonto and The Lone Ranger in which they appear dirty and worn down from battling with Butch Cavendish (who can also be found in the Constitution Train set). My favorite fig from the set is the Indian named Chief Big Bear, he has an awesome look to him and his hair piece is new to Lego. Other notable Lone Ranger sets include: Constitution Train Chase, Comanche Camp, and The Cavalry Builder Set.

Lego Star Wars – Motorized Walking AT-AT


This was extremely difficult to narrow down to one set. Star Wars is just such a huge range that has been around for over a decade and released over 400 items. It came down to a toss up between the Motorized AT-AT and The Ewok Village. I only picked this one because I own it personally, ¬†I don’t have the Ewok Village so I couldn’t accurately choose it as my favorite. This version of the AT-AT is from the Hoth part of Episode 5 (my personal favorite out of all the Star Wars movies). It stands out from the other versions because it actually walks!! The power function parts inside of it allow it to move its legs and walk similarly to how it does in the movies. The minifigures are also pretty neat, even though Snowspeeder Luke and Snowtroopers have come to be a bit cliche/vastly available, General Veers and the AT-AT Pilot are very cool figs. Other notable Star Wars sets include: Battle of Endor, Republic Gunship 2013, Mos Eisley Cantina 2014, MTT 2007 or 2014, and The Ewok Village.

Other Licensed Themes include Spongebob Squarepants sets like Glove World and the Rocket Ride. More licenses include Ben 10: Alien Force, Prince of Persia, Disney Princess, Speed Racer, the Ferrari sub-theme of Racers, the Sports range, the Jurassic Park 3 sub-theme of Studios, and the smallest theme to-date Avatar: The Last Airbender which had only 2 sets.

Lego Jurassic World – The New Dinosaurs

In 2015 Lego will be releasing sets based on the new Jurassic Park movie entitled Jurassic World. Since Lego’s “Dino” theme in 2012, we haven’t seen any new dinos from Lego. But these images from TaoBao (basically the Chinese Ebay) may be a sneak peek look at the new dinosaurs. 6 images of the creatures have surfaced. First we see a T-Rex, which is the same mold we saw in 2012, but with some new printing. Next is the D-Rex, which we have never seen before, this one will be a cool addition to my collection if it is in fact released. Finally, there are 4 pictures of smaller dinosaurs, possibly ¬†new versions of the velociraptor, but there are so many kinds of dinosaurs that its hard to identify one specific breed. We also don’t know what dinosaurs we will be seeing in the movie yet so I can’t speculate. See the pics below!

Lego Jurassic World Dino 1

Lego Jurassic World Dino 2

Lego Jurassic World Dino 3

Lego Jurassic World Dino 4

Lego Jurassic World Dino 5

Lego Jurassic World Dino 6

Lego Minifigures Series Compared to Real People

In the past, I have purchased a Lego Minifiugre and thought that it slightly resembled a certain person or character. The most stand-out 2 were The Mechanic,which reminded me of Danny Zuko from “Grease” and the Librarian from Series 6 reminded me of Amy on The Big Bang Theory. Here are a couple of side-by side comparisons.

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A few others include the Pop Star from series 10, which reminded me of the whole Britney Spears thing. Also The Rock Star minifugure from Series 12 was clearly based on the 80’s Rock look, taking certain features from KISS, Ozzy Osborne, Motley Crue, and others.

New Lego DC Comics Movie Coming in 2015


Lego has announced a brand new Lego DC Comics Movie entitled Justice League vs Bizarro League to be released in February of 2015. The Bluray/Dvd/HDDigital combo pack will include a brand new exclusive minifigure of Batzarro. This is the second movie that Lego has made based on the DC Superheroes Theme. The first, entitled “Batman The Movie: DC Superheroes Unite” was released in May of 2013. Just by the cover, I think this will be a great movie, and will go along great with the 5 sets that Lego is releasing in early 2015.

6 New Lego Minecraft Sets Coming Nov. 15th!

Lego Minecraft - The Mine

Lego has announced a release date and the official pictures for the 6 new minifigure-scale Minecraft sets. 4 sets have been released in the past, but they were not minifigure-scale so no minifigures were included. This is a great step forward in the Lego Minecraft theme, and I expect these too fly off the shelves even faster than the previous 4 did. Here is a list of names and info on the coming sets:

The Cave – $19.99 – 249 pieces – Includes Steve, a zombie, and a spider

The Farm – $29.99 – 262 pieces – Includes Steve, a skeleton, a cow, and a sheep

The First Night – $39.99 – 408 pieces – Includes Steve, a Creeper, and a pig

Crafting Box – $49.99 – 518 pieces – Includes Steve, a skeleton, and a mooshroom

The Ender Dragon – $69.99 – 634 pieces – Includes Steve, 3 Endermen, and The Ender Dragon

The Mine – $109.99 – 922 pieces – Includes Steve, a Creeper, a zombie, a skeleton, and a spider.

So there is your list. These will all be available for purchase on November 15th, 2014. Here is a link to the Minecraft Lego Shop page.  (  The Crafting Box is probably the most unique of the sets. The $50 set includes 518 assorted pieces that can be used to build a variety of ideas and suggestions that are given to you in the instruction/idea book. My thoughts on the sets are that they are for the most part reasonably priced, although The Mine set seems to be about $10 high. I also think that there are a lot of Steve minifigures as he is included in every set. If you plan on purchasing all these sets, plan on having a lot of Steve figs. Overall, this is an amazing wave, and although I am not a Minecraft enthusiast, these sets are very intriguing!