Batman, Star Wars, Marvel Comics and More Build a Solid Foundation for Lego [Toy Fair 2017]
Let me tell you, friends, the things Lego has in store for 2017 are likely going to bankrupt me. We got an early look at the upcoming slate of building sets in the Marvel, DC, and Star Wars branches of Lego's release slate, and each area left us dreaming of homes with more display shelves than the library at Alexandria. Toy Fair 2017 was home to a lot of great toys, but nothing gets the creative and collecting juices flowing quite like Lego. Especially when they have some dope Batman sets.
The Lego Batman Movie sets released so far have been a wild and eclectic mix of modern design and classic characters. The items to come take things about a hundred steps further, bringing the new Batwing and the Ultimate Batmobile to life with screen accurate fashion. I didn't know how badly I wanted a Batmobile that turned into not one, not two, but four different vehicles until I saw this new set.
Over on the Marvel side of Legoland, we're getting our first ever Ms. Marvel figure in a new Captain America set. She's got big, long, bendy arms, and she rules. Of course, most of the attention was spent on Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. A few new sets were on hand for each, including an ATM battle for Spidey that has robbers in those Avengers masks. I can't help but feel this is but a smidgen of what is really coming out for both movies. No Thor: Ragnarok sets were on display, but there are some coming. So there's that at least.
The same could be said for Justice League, which will see new sets arrive before the film in 2018, though we have no idea just what they might be. All the boxes were blank, and merely showed off the new Lego DC Super Heroes box design. If you were hoping that might be different for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I'm sorry to say that's not the case. However, there were still plenty of Star Wars items to ogle.
The Freemaker Adventures got a handful of new sets, which makes complete sense given that the show takes place in a Lego-fied universe. The most interesting items from my perspective were the Rathtar Escape and the unnamed bounty hunter pack. Getting a Bossk, Dengar, 4-LOM and IG-88 in one simple, affordable Lego set is a dream come true. So is getting a playset that features some Guavian Death Gang members.