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Exclusive LEGO Overwatch set available!

by admin on October 11, 2018

in Other LEGO Themes

Awesome news for those of you who have been waiting for the release of LEGO Overwatch! Blizzard Entertainment is offering Overwatch fans around the world early access to the Blizzard-exclusive #75987 LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion set directly from their Blizzard gear store! The Blizzard-exclusive set was designed by LEGO designers Woon Tze and Raphaël (pictured below), who took inspiration directly from the art and designs of Arnold Tsang, the assistant art director for Overwatch and concept artist behind Bastion. Tsang even joined the LEGO design team in Denmark to assist with packaging-design and model approval. 🙂

Bastion is a fan-favorite hero with a rich storyline, including its friendship with a bird named Ganymede. Through their friendship, Bastion was able to break its original programming and set out to explore its surroundings to discover its new purpose. This set delivers Bastion and Cardinal (Ganymede’s name in this skin) in an exclusive Omnic skin. This also lays the groundwork for numerous challenges for the LEGO fan community to create additional variations of these characters. Whether you get this exclusive from the Blizzard gear store—or at BlizzCon 2018—be sure to share any variants of Bastion and Ganymede that you create!

Here is the official description of this Blizzard-exclusive set: Overwatch fans will want to build and collect this exclusive Bastion figure in Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch toy can swivel at the waist, move its arms and features a small sub machine gun in the right arm. Fans will also appreciate Bastion’s friendly bird sidekick, Ganymede, also in the unique Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch buildable toy is a Blizzard exclusive and only available in limited quantities. Bastion building toy stands over 4” (12cm) tall. Includes 182 pieces. Price: $25. You can order it at the Blizzard gear store.

I know this exclusive is a bit on the high side as far as price (14 cents per piece), but I couldn’t help myself and already ordered it. I love orange robots! If you plan to order one yourself, keep in mind that Blizzard has a very high minimum for free shipping ($100), so you will either have to order multiple sets (this will be a great set for resellers) or other items from Blizzard (they do have lots of cool stuff for gamers). If you only order one, the shipping options offered when I placed the order were $6.33 ground and $9.30 priority (this likely differs by your location).

In case you are not familiar with the Overwatch game, here is an image of Bastion and Cardinal together from the game. It’s a good reference to how the LEGO version looks compared to the original.

If you don’t plan to get the Blizzard-exclusive set, and you don’t mind the wait, I’m sure Bastion will be available in regular LEGO Overwatch sets as well, so we just need to be patient a bit longer. In the meantime, you can join our previous discussions on LEGO Overwatch.

What do you think? How do you like the first and exclusive LEGO Overwatch set? Are you planning to get it? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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jabber-baby-wocky October 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Ordered! Very happy with this! I hope that they will make a large version too with Bionicle joints.

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admin October 11, 2018 at 2:49 PM

I would love to see that too! 😀

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TomTom October 11, 2018 at 11:02 AM

Fun facts about the bird from the Overwatch wiki:

The name of Ganymede may be based on a divine hero with the same name in Greek mythology who is described by Homer as the most beautiful of the mortals.

Ganymede is also the name of one of Jupiter’s moons, which is taken from the Greek mythology mentioned above.

Ganymede’s species changes based on Bastion’s equipped skin. It becomes a red Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) with the ‘Omnic Crisis’ skin. It becomes a blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) with the ‘Defense Matrix’ skin. It becomes “Pepe” from World of Warcraft with the ‘Blizzcon 2016’ skin. It becomes a crow with the ‘Tombstone’ skin. It becomes similar to a red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) with the ‘Rooster’ skin. It becomes similar to a red-naped sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) with the ‘Antique’ skin. It becomes similar to an Arizona woodpecker (Leuconotopicus arizonae) with the ‘Woodbot’ skin. It becomes a rock pigeon for both the ‘Gearbot’ and ‘Steambot’ skins, but it is an albinistic animal in the latter case. It becomes a European robin for the ‘Null Sector ‘ skin. It becomes a Roadrunner with the ‘Dunebuggy’ skin. It becomes a Snowy Owl with the Avalanche skin. It becomes a robotic drone with the Stealth skin.

In ‘Steambot’ and ‘Gearbot’ skins, Ganymede wears a tiny monocle on its left eye. 😀

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admin October 11, 2018 at 2:49 PM

That’s great info! Thanks for sharing! 😀

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legofan October 11, 2018 at 3:08 PM

I was kind of hoping they would do a molded bird. Like the one they use in Friends. But then this can be customized better. Anyway, cool stuff!

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Håkan October 11, 2018 at 7:16 PM

Yeah, this bird doesn’t really fit the scale of the original material. And the Friends birds look too cute. The parrot mold, on the other hand, probably has too big a beak and too long tailfeathers…

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Sith015 October 11, 2018 at 11:08 AM

So cool!!! When are the rest of the sets coming??

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admin October 11, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Not sure yet. It could be by the end of the year, or early next year.

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LEGOJeff October 11, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Is the stand and the shoulder armor pieces printed? It’s hard to tell from the pictures.

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admin October 11, 2018 at 2:50 PM

They seem to be printed, but I’m not 100% sure. Will let you know when I get it. 🙂

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Martin October 11, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Do we know how many of these are made? I think it might be worth getting four to make the minimum shipping, and just sell the rest on ebay or bricklink.

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admin October 11, 2018 at 2:51 PM

There is no word of how many are made, but the fact that it is only available through Blizzard does make it a limited exclusive. It could certainly have good resale value. I only got one, as I didn’t want to bother with reselling. But it’s an option. 🙂

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brickmaster October 11, 2018 at 1:32 PM

I hope Bastion will be in a regular set too, and I hope the prices won’t be as high as this one. I would like to get all the sets.

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admin October 11, 2018 at 2:55 PM

This is an exclusive, so thus the price is higher than normal. Regular sets shouldn’t be priced this high. At least that’s the hope. 😉

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