LEGO San Diego Exclusives Include Adorable Batmobile, Collectible Collector, And More
LEGO, the world's greatest toy, has now officially revealed all the ways it intends to drive fans and collectors into fury, anguish, and despair at this year's San Diego Comic-Con with its range of exclusive sets and minifigures only available on the con floor.
The main draw this year will surely be the ridiculously cute Batmobile set, which comes with Batman and Robin minifigs and an innate sense of joy and delight.
Almost as adorable, and equally exclusive to the show, is the Rocket Raccoon Warbird set, a tie-in to this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy movie. It comes with a maroon-suited Rocket variant. Both the Warbird and the Batmobile are available at the show for the high price of $39.99 each -- for 145 pieces and 152 pieces respectively.
LEGO has also unveiled a couple of new sets at San Diego. The Green Lantern V Sinestro set features the first Green Lantern minifig, a weird winged Space Batman minifig, and a snazzy green jet, and will be on sale in January.
The Wookiee Gunship set goes on sale around the same time, and features almost enough Wookiees to make your own Star Wars Holiday Special. I'm sure you can tear that weird gunship thing apart and improvise a bar at Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina out of it, but you're going to have to make your own Bea Arthur minifigure.
Finally, LEGO has several limited edition mini-figures that are only at San Diego Comic-Con available on a lottery basis -- attendees must visit the LEGO booth and have their badge scanned to see if they've won.
The figures include variant versions of Unikitty from The LEGO Movie (with reversible head), and Bard the Bowman from the umpeenth Hobbit movie; DC's tense and unshaven Batman of Zur-En-Arrh; and Marvel's The Collector, as portayed by Benicio Del Toro in Guardians of the Galaxy.
As his name suggests, the Collector likes to collect the best and rarest things in the cosmos and hoard them in display cases. Releasing a highly collectible Collector minifig is a beautifully cruel piece of meta commentary that we highly approve of. (But also we would like one and we won't ever get one, so this is the worst.)