LEGO's Cuusoo program recently changed its name to the much more easy to understand "LEGO Ideas," but the basic idea is the same: Fans come up with ideas for new LEGO sets, and if they get enough votes, there's a good chance that they'll actually be made into official offerings from everyone's favorite Danish building blocks. As you might expect, most of the ideas tend to revolve around pre-existing pop culture icons, and and while I'd love to see more sets based on things that weren't just TV shows and movies, you can't deny that there is awesome stuff over there.
Like, for instance, Sam Gras' Batman '66 Batmobile, which he's hoping to get picked up in time for the show's 50th anniversary in 2016, featuring TV-accurate license plates, a moustachioed Cesar Romero Joker, and shark-repellent Bat-spray.
This past February at Toy Fair 2014 we were able to get our hands on LEGO Groot, but couldn't snap photos since the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer hadn't yet made its way online at the time. With the month of March having come and gone with the trailer in its wake, it seems fans can finally feast their eyes on more than just LEGO's bricky version of Star-Lord's ship as part of the "The Milano Spaceship Rescue" set. Hit the jump for a full look at the upcoming "Starblaster Showdown" and "Knowhere Escape Mission" GoTG sets, plus final promo photos of the X-Men: Days of Future Past-flavored "X-Men vs. The Sentinel" set we saw a few months back.
Remember those LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie sets we saw at Toy Fair 2014 but weren't allowed to photograph? Two of them have finally rolled online at Canadian retailer Indigo. Hit the jump to see the Big Rig Snow Getaway and Turtle Van Takedown sets, along with their official product descriptions which may contain spoiler-ish information about the movie's plot.
You might want to prepare your Simpsons house set for some guests because the population of LEGO Springfield is about to explode. This May LEGO will release its first line of 16 LEGO The Simpsons minifigures, which will come blind-bagged and retail for $3.99 a pop. Why wait until May? Well, they're timed to arrive around the May 4 debut of the LEGO episode of The Simpsons on FOX at 8 p.m./7 p.m. central. Click through to see the upcoming LEGO minifigures of Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Maggie Simpson, Grandpa Simpsons, Milhouse (and his LEGO Biclops comic book!) Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Krusty the Clown, Itchy, Scratchy, Mr. Burns, Ralph Wiggum, Chief Wiggum, Nelson Muntz and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
We can't show you everything LEGO has on display at Toy Fair 2014, but there's still several Marvel and DC Comics sets that fans are going to want to see. Are you ready for a proper LEGO Sentinel? We've got plenty of X-Men, Spider-Man and Batman sets for you to check out -- including from the new, easy-to-build LEGO Jr.s line and the kid-friendly DUPLO line.
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