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2018 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes overview

by admin on March 3, 2018

in LEGO Super Heroes

I know many LEGO fans are curious about the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets that were just released. The LEGO Super Heroes line is sometimes criticized for being weak in set design, and focusing too much on unique minifigures. The 2018 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes selection appears much more balanced in this regard, with some really well-designed and interesting sets and surprising features. So let’s take a closer look. ūüôā

Two of the 2018 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets have been released a bit earlier, and you might already have them, but I thought to include them here for the sake of completeness. The #76099 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Rhino Face-Off by the Mine set (see above) includes Black Panther and Okoye, against masked super villain Killmonger. The most interesting feature of the set is the poseable rhino, built similarly as the Luggabeast in the #75148 LEGO Star Wars Encounter on Jakku. The #76100 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Royal Talon Fighter Attack (see below) features Black Panther, Nakia, super villain Killmonger, and Ulysses Klaue, as well as the sleek Royal Talon Fighter. Below, I have included reviews of both sets by JANGBRiCKS, so you can check out the play-features and other details.

As far as the most recently released sets, the full list is as follows: the #76101 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Outrider Dropship Attack, the #76102 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor’s Weapon Quest (see below), the #76103 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thresher Attack, the #76104 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster Smash-Up, the #76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, the #76107 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thanos: Ultimate Battle, and the #76108 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum.

It is interesting to note¬†that LEGO released two versions of The Hulkbuster at the same time; a regular size one, and the very large Ultron Edition (see below). Both of them appear to be very solid and well-designed sets, and I hope that either myself or one of our contributors can review them in more detail sometime soon. In the meantime, I’m enclosing JANGBRiCKS reviews in the player below.

The #76107 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thanos: Ultimate Battle is another great looking set with an M-ship, similar to the Milano, but with an orange, gray, and sand-blue color-scheme. Whether this is a modified version of the Milano itself, or another ship is not clear at this point. But we should know soon enough when the Avengers: Infinity War movie gets released at the beginning of May. I quite like the color and swooping wings!

While there are several really good sets in the 2018 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes collection, the one that LEGO fans have been talking about the most is the #76108 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum. Its similarity to the #10243 LEGO Creator Parisian Restaurant is quite striking. As you will see in the video-review, it can be displayed in a number of different ways, and while originally it has a dollhouse style opening, I’m sure there will be LEGO fans who will convert it to having stackable floors like the LEGO Modular Buildings. I think the set looks very nice and polished both inside and outside, and from every angle. The colors are really well chosen too. Even if you don’t care for Marvel Super Heroes, you can add this building to your LEGO city with very little modification. And if you are a Marvel fan, the set has some nice play-features and minifigs too.

The 2018 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets also¬†have some cool hidden features that may not be so obvious. The #76107 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thanos: Ultimate Battle¬†can be combined with the #76102 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor’s Weapon Quest¬†to create a very impressive looking larger ship. Also, the Thanos big figure in the¬†#76107 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thanos: Ultimate Battle¬†comes with a gold-colored Infinity Gauntlet, which has attachment points for¬†six infinity stones that are spread out between the six new regular sets.

In the playlist below, I have included reviews of the new sets, so you can check them out in detail. JANGBRiCKS also did a separate review of the combination M-Ship, and the completed Infinity Gauntlet, so I have added those videos as well. There is a lot to see and take in! Enjoy!

Also, remember that to celebrate the release of a whole new wave of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets, LEGO is offering a number of promotional items. The first offer is for a free limited edition Marvel art print sketched by Marvel illustrator Ron Lim when you purchase the #76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (this offer is for LEGO VIP members only). The second offer is a free Marvel art print with a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes purchase of $25 more. The third offer is a free mini version of The Guardians’ ship with a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes purchase of $75 more. Please note that if you get the #76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition you will qualify for all three freebies!

What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets? Do you have any favorite minifigs or set-designs in the collection? Are you planning to get any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! ūüėČ

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brickmaster March 3, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Yes!!! Thanks for the summary of the freebies! That connection between the Milano looking ship and the escape pod is awesome! Best looking Milano ever! And the Sanctum Santorum! Looks so good! My poor wallet!

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TomTom March 3, 2018 at 9:31 AM

Which ones to get first? Decisions, decisions…..

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Legostuff71 March 3, 2018 at 12:54 PM

I’m with you on that TomTom. I can’t decide. But, my logic is wait until you get to the Lego store ( or other ) to make your decision. If you decide on something and it’s not there. That would be disappointing . I’m practicing the art of being calm about it (barely). And see what happens.

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Legostuff71 March 3, 2018 at 5:35 PM

SOLD OUT! It was about a half hour after the Lego store was open and with in seconds the main set was gone. So , I went to plan B and the Milano spaceship and escape pod that goes with it. In all honesty, I think this was a better deal because I actually saved money. Got two of the sets that go with this theme. I don’t think I’m going to worry about the sanctum Santorum for awhile.plus I got all the earned gifts that you get this time around. ( including The Chinese new year dog set). All in all I made put like a bandit.

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admin March 3, 2018 at 9:54 PM

Oh, wow! That was fast! I was at the beach today, so couldn’t keep tab. It looks like that online only the Ultron Hulkbuster is on backorder and the two earlier released sets. The rest are still available. Good choice on the Milano and the escape pod! Let me know how you like them! They look fantastic! ūüėÄ

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Legostuff71 March 3, 2018 at 10:33 PM

Absolutely! I’ll build both sets this week. I was told by one of the Lego employees that they didn’t get a lot in on the sanctum Santorum set and so that’s why it sold out so quickly. I hope next time when a theme comes out that they get enough in. Particularly if there’s promotions involved. There was quite a few of the big hulk buster set. I think that’s what Lego was thinking on what to have enough of ( like that was the set that would sell out faster) . It’s a catchers catch can type of a hobby. I’m happy with what I got and it could’ve been worse. I could’ve walked out with nothing.

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Hayato March 4, 2018 at 11:12 AM

So what did you guys get? This is a very good release! I kind of like the smaller Hulkbuster better than the big one. Jangbricks says that that the legs don’t move on the big one, and the whole armor is too tall and thin. I think the smaller one has better proportions. I haven’t made up my mind yet.

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Legostuff71 March 4, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Any of them are great really. If you do get the Milano set I would get the escape pod with it. Other than it’s all good . I recommend do it soon because there selling out quickly.

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Giza March 4, 2018 at 1:04 PM

I think now walmart also sells them. They may sell out quickly too though, and they don’t have the freebies, but it’s an option.

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isto March 4, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Thankyou ever for you post.Much thanks again.

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Giza March 4, 2018 at 1:03 PM

It looks like the M-ship is just called the Guardians’ Ship. And it is surely the best looking M-ship we have seen! The addition of the escape pod is similar to how the SW Ghost could be combined with The Phantom. I love sets like these!

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Marie March 4, 2018 at 1:45 PM

Really Cool.

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DavidH March 4, 2018 at 3:45 PM

The Gadians’ Ship is tempting. Is there a comparison picture between the different versions of the Hulkbuster? That would really help.

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