Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet Finally Gets its Lego Due
Lego's DC Comics Super Heroes line has been cranking out the blocky jams for a few years. In all that time, we've gotten plenty of random Bat-jets and Luthor mechs, but not one single invisible jet. That drought ends now.
Due to arrive on New Year's Day, Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas, a new DC Comics Super Heroes Lego set, will feature Wonder Woman and her invisible jet. Also, Gorilla Grodd, the Flash, Captain Cold, a banana truck driver, and of course, Batman.
Originally spotted by iO9's Toybox, the Gorilla Grodd Lego set is one of five due to arrive just in time to ring in the new year. None of the others include Wonder Woman and her invisible jet, so they may as well be irrelevant, but they all feature at least a fairly decent variety of Lego heroes. But let's take a closer look at that jet before we even consider any of these other toys.
The design is far from what many of us are used to seeing, with this looking more like a detachable portion of a bigger ship. However, considering that the jet is part of a set that also includes a larger Bat-mech, and the diminutive stature of Wonder Woman's signature ride makes some semblance of sense. Until you see the ship that comes with the Green Lantern vs. Sinestro set. Granted, the only major piece in the Green Lantern set is the construct ship, but I'd gladly have forgone a Bat-mech if it meant we'd get a bigger, badder and better invisible jet.
Other sets due to arrive before the end of the week include Darkseid Invasion, which features Hawkman, Cyborg, Green Arrow and Superman taking on Darkseid with the aid of a Justice League ship; Black Manta Deep Sea Strike, featuring Aquaman, Deep Sea Robin and Batman combating Black Manta and a laser shark; and Brainiac Attack, wherein Brainiac and his skull ship fends off Superman, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter.
Curiously, not every Lego DC hero or villain is from the same era. This was a curious issue with the Lego Batman video games as well, as DC's been pretty adamant about the New 52 versions of characters being front and center. Yet, even here, only Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Arrow and Darkseid are definitively the New 52 versions. Superman, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, the Flash, Brainiac, Cyborg and Hawkman appear to be at least pre-Flashpoint (if not earlier) incarnations. Batman, Green Lantern and Sinestro are a little tougher to peg down considering how little the costumes have changed over the past few years, but I'd still like to know just how Lego and DC make the decisions on which era each character is supposed to be from.
You can take a look at the rest of the sets below, and keep your eyes open this week at your local Toys 'R Us or Target for the Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet Featuring Gorilla Grodd and Some Other Guys Lego set.