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LEGO Galaxy Squad updates & pictures!

by admin on November 26, 2012

in Other LEGO Themes

We were first introduced to the upcoming 2013 LEGO theme called LEGO Galaxy Squad a couple of weeks ago when hints and pictures appeared in the latest LEGO Club Magazine (see here: 2013 LEGO Sets: LEGO Galaxy Squad). Below is an overall picture of the upcoming LEGO Galaxy Squad sets (click image for larger view).

LEGO Galaxy Squad not supposed to be released until the spring or summer of 2013, however somehow our Canadian neighbors lucked out and their Toys’R'Us stores already carry some of them. (I have no idea how these things happen – early release by a couple of weeks is common, but months ahead??? I have never heard of that before!) Anyhow, Flickr member Cupishalfempty snatched up the new sets and shared a lot of exciting pictures.

As we discussed in the previous post already, LEGO Galaxy Squad centers around the story of giant alien bugs attacking from outer space, as color-coded Galactic Pest-Control teams try to get rid of them. The insets include mosquitoes, beetles, dragonflies, scorpions - and besides being really big, they also drive dangerous space-vehicles, shaped like insects. The good guys are also aided by robots, also color coded (red, blue, green or orange).

At least to me, LEGO Galaxy Squad again reinforces why I like non-licensed LEGO themes so much; LEGO has full freedom to design the sets exactly as they want, rather then being limited by non-LEGO designs. In this theme I find the space-vehicles absolutely gorgeous and ingenious – both for the good-guys and the insects.

Here is another one of the giant insect vehicles, a dragonfly from set #70705 LEGO Galaxy Squad Bug Obliterator.

And here is my most favorite (so far) space-vehicle from the same #70705 LEGO Galaxy Squad set. The features are wonderful, and the orange-white color combination is really sweet.

You can find more pictures in Cupishalfempty’s flickr gallery. So what do you think? How do you like LEGO Galaxy Squad now that you have seen more pictures? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below. Would love to hear your opinion! :)

For other 2013 LEGO sets and themes check out the following posts:

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

NinjaNut November 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM

AWSOME, LUCKY CANADIANS, FIRST POST!!!!!!!

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obiwanfan2282 November 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Though I don’t usually buy themes that don’t have any story,(NINJAGO for example, does have a story) this theme I probably will buy a few sets of. :P

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CD's Lego Blog November 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I live in Quebec and I havn’t seen any. I think it’s only in a couple of places.

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Mwhitt80 November 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Starship Troopers time.
I’ve been waiting to say that since the early rumors started about these sets, and since lego released all those great exoforce sets a few years ago we can do “real” starship troopers usinng those pieces.

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admin November 26, 2012 at 5:03 PM

That’s actually an excellent idea! :D

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Micho November 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM

This theme looks like a step up from Insectoids, love all these new minifigs and parts

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Jacob November 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I was kinda disappointed, as the way the rumors/ spoiler comic seemed to point seemed to suggest there would be a bunch more “ground” troops on the bug side. Instead, it looks like all of them are confined to inside/ on the cockpits of their vehicles, while there are plenty of non confined humans/ robots. Hopefully they will make something like they did with Alien Conquest by making a battle pack (and not just putting the same minifigs that are found in the smallest set in it either).
Still, the theme does not look bad.

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SKOUTLAW FOR LIFE ( THAT MEANS I AM A FAN OF SKYLAR LAINE ) November 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

awesome awesome AWESOME

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING November 26, 2012 at 9:08 PM

i dont like it that much ;)

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Zubashi November 27, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Well I do.

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Darth Awesome November 29, 2012 at 3:03 AM

I guess they’re alright, especially the figs, and the sets are cool but most of them I won’t be getting.

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) November 27, 2012 at 7:39 AM

ok….

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Eric at a LEGO a Day November 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Huh. Just not feeling this theme. Seems thrown together. Like they ran out of time. Not even great parts selection.

But, I’m sure my son will like it. I’m sure he’s more the audience that LEGO was trying to target anyway.

Oh well. More money for The Hobbit sets!

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Strider November 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM

These actually look pretty good to me. And their non licensed like you said so hopefully the prices will not be too bad.

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lego king December 1, 2012 at 2:39 PM

i saw these at tru last night

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admin December 1, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Yes, they have been popping up everywhere! :D

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caedmonj December 14, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I really think that the sets look cool! I am so buying them!… (You can buy them on there website so it doesent matter if there in stores or not!)

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Mr.Duck December 18, 2012 at 4:09 PM

It looks that the ADU troopers are in different colored suits.

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admin December 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM

According to the Bricklink Catalog the ADU troopers and the Galaxy Squad Blue Team are both Azure Blue. I don’t have a way to verify it as I haven’t seen the Galaxy Squad Blue Team in person. Maybe someone who has both can confirm.

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