LEGO is huge right now. From the gigantic success of “The LEGO Movie,” to their partnership with “Star Wars,” Marvel and DC movie properties the brick builders dominated New York’s Toy Fair, and the toy shelves on a year round basis. That doesn’t look to stop anytime soon, either: at Toy Fair, we got a glimpse of upcoming sets for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The LEGO Movie,” “Star Wars Rebels,” and even “Ghostbusters.”
So who you gonna call? LEGO, that’s who:
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
As with any big Marvel movie property, most of LEGO’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” line was under wraps. But we can show you the previously revealed “Milano Spaceship Rescue,” a 665 piece set that retails for $74.99, and features Chris Pratt’s “muscle car” of a spaceship from the movie.
We can also give you details on the other two sets, though pictures will be coming later:
» “Knowhere Escape Mission,” a 433 piece set for $39.99 that features Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, and shock-trooper The Sakaaran. Of note, the Groot figure is about three inches tall and needs to be built as part of the set.
» “Starblaster Showdown,” a 196 piece set for $19.99, featuring Star-Lord and The Sakaaran, each with their own ship.
“The LEGO Movie”
Though the first batch of “LEGO Movie” toys played it safe, they rapidly disappeared from toy shelves. Wave two should double that business with several gigantic sets including:
“Metal Beard’s Sea Cow,” a 2,471 piece set for $249.99 that comes packaged with the movie’s signature double-decker couch. That’ll hit stores next month.
“Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!” which features the iconic ship from the movie, and Charlie Day’s Benny.
“Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech,” a 708 piece set.
And “Super Secret Police Dropship,” an 854 piece set that has the distinction to be the only set featuring LEGO Batman.
The LEGO “Ghostbusters” Ecto-1 is an interesting case, because it was fan submitted through the LEGO Cuuso website, eventually winning the opportunity to become a real LEGO set. It’s $49.99, 508 pieces, and will be available in June.
“Star Wars Rebels”
Last but not least are the first toys for the new animated show “Star Wars Rebels.” Featuring the main ship The Ghost, the set is 929 pieces, costs $89.99, and will be available in August.
For plenty more LEGO awesomeness from Toy Fair, check out our Flipbook. And as pointed out by the rep at LEGO we spoke to, they have Chris Pratt in two properties, “LEGO Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” In honor of that, we give you the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trailer, but with footage from “The LEGO Movie.” Enjoy: