LEGO Round-Up – The Marvels, Star Wars and Sonic
NEW STAR WARS AND MARVEL WINGS REPORTING IN, WITH SONIC BRICKHEADZ ON THE WAY
It’s been a busy few days on the LEGO release front for Star Wars, Marvel and Sonic The Hedgehog fans.
The hotly-anticipated MCU release, The Marvels, hits cinemas worldwide on 10th November 2023, and LEGO have recently revealed their flagship tie-in model, The Hoopty 76232 – a brick-built version of the spaceship the three kick-ass heroines use in the movie.
Star Wars aficionados have three new sets to get excited about, including two based on the upcoming Disney+ live-action series Ahsoka, which lands on our screens on 23rd August 2023. Ahsoka Tano’s T-6 Jedi Shuttle 75362 and New Republic E-Wing vs Shin Hati’s Starfighter 75364 offer three new spaceships from the new show for the price of two sets. There’s also a statuette-style reproduction of Chewbacca (75371), the Wookie hero who has featured in almost every film in the Star Wars saga.
£84.99 | Available for pre-order, shipping from 1st October 2023.
This superhero set is a truly original spaceship, with its wide, jet plane-style hull and stand-out, wide-window orange cockpit. The wings are similar to an aeroplane, with large hanging turbo engines. Of course, this is an earth-made craft which we assume will be doing plenty of space flying in the new film, especially if the minifigures of Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel and Photon are anything to go by. Each of the three superheroines carries attachable flame effects, ideal for displaying them floating and battling through the cosmos.
In addition to the main trio, the new Marvel LEGO set also includes a minifigure of Goose for added intergalactic adventures. Goose, a cute cat, is in actuality an egg-laying alien known as a Flerken. In total, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe model utilises 420 bricks to construct the ship, though fans have pointed out that the price per brick on this set is high (roughly 20p per piece) – this may be due to the unique elements used, such as the cockpit window and curved ship body sections.
£9.99 each | Available from 1st September 2023
Have you ever wanted to display your favourite blue hedgehog (or their trusty pal) on your desk? With LEGO BrickHeadz versions of Sonic and Tails from SEGA’s popular franchise, you can.
£64.99 | £94.99 | Pre-order for shipping on 1st September 2023
If you’re anything like us, the reveal of three new Star Wars fighter ships will make you sit up to attention.
Ahsoka Tano’s T-6 Jedi Shuttle is a fun variation on the traditional Jedi starfighter design we’re used to from games and TV series such as The Clone Wars, with a crescent-shaped fuselage carrying the classic red and grey colour scheme of the Republic Army. The set clocks in at 601 pieces and comes with new-for-September 2023 minifigures Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Professor Huyang and Marrok.
Supplementing Ahsoka’s personal craft is a second twin-model set, which uses 1056 bricks to create a New Republic E-Wing and Shin Hati’s starfighter. According to the showrunners, Shin is the apprentice of Baylon, a mysterious dark-side force-user whose origins will become clearer when the new series airs. Both are included as minifigures in the new set, along with Morgan Elsbeth, Captain Porter, and a New Republic Astromech Droid.
£179.99 | Pre-order for shipping on 1st September 2023
The final Star Wars offering is a prominent, build-and-display figure of Chewbacca.
While the previous sets are primarily aimed at KFOLs, this collectible is clearly intended for adults with a higher price attached to it. The model marks the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi with an impressive buildable LEGO figure that stands over 18 inches tall. With a built-in display stand, this is a smart addition to a desk or shelf.
The famous wookie’s hairy body is not easy to mimic, and we’re impressed with how much texture the designers achieved using LEGO bricks. At the same time, there has been plenty of chatter online about the face looking a bit too bear-like, rather than belonging to the character we know. Let us know what you think in the comments! The bowcaster and information plaque is a neat addition which adds to the exhibitive potential of this special release.
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