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LEGO Overwatch sets video-reviews & more!

by admin on January 19, 2019

in Other LEGO Themes

While the six new LEGO Overwatch sets became available for pre-order towards the end of last year, the didn’t ship until the 1st of January. Thus, we are just now starting to get feedback and reviews from LEGO fans who already tried out the set. Personally, I only ordered the two version of Bastion (the Blizzard exclusive and the standard release), however the other sets are also worth checking out. Below, we will take a look at each of the sets with the help of our favorite LEGO set reviewer JANGBRiCKS. 🙂

Before we begin, I just wanted to point out how incredibly detailed the minifigures are in this collection. The printing on the minifigures, the various headgear, hairpieces, and other accessories are a work of art. And the sets themselves are also very well designed. Whether you are a fan of the game, or you are just looking for interesting parts, the LEGO Overwatch sets are worth checking out.

The #75970 LEGO Overwatch Tracer vs. Widowmaker set recreates the drone satellite from the Watchpoint: Gibraltar map where Overwatch heroes Tracer and Widowmaker battle for control of the payload. The satellite drone payload vehicle features a hidden cockpit with computer detailing, opening rear hold, a removable drone ‘brain’ element and a health pack for added play. While the vehicle uses stickers, there is a checkpoint disk, which is fully printed. Weapons include Widowmaker’s Widow’s Kiss and Tracer’s twin Pulse Pistols. This is a good starter set for both play and display, if you want to try out the Overwatch theme. 129 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE

In the #75971 LEGO Overwatch Hanzo vs. Genji is a location based set, recreating the epic face-off for the Hanamura dojo between the rival dragon brothers Hanzo and cyborg ninja Genji. The third minifig is Shimada Henchman. Hanamura dojo features a weapons stand, health pack, and two hidden disc-shooters that represent the dragon spirits of each brother. Weapons include Genji’s Ryu-Ichimonji sword and Hanzo’s Storm Bow. 197 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

The #75972 LEGO Overwatch Dorado Showdown has the largest building, designed in the style of the buildings of the Dorado map, and features three windows, lamps, a lantern, a mini market booth and a doorway for the payload truck to pass through. The payload truck has space for a minifigure, a generator payload that can be taken off, and hidden wheels to simulate the payload truck hovering (like in the game). The three characters are Soldier: 76, Reaper, and McCree. Weapons include Soldier: 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle, Reaper’s twin Hellfire Shotguns, and McCree’s Peacekeeper six-shooter revolver. 419 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

The #75973 LEGO Overwatch D.Va & Reinhardt includes two smaller size mechs (one in pink!). The D.Va tank model has shooting function, and the Reinhardt tank model features a buildable colossal Rocket Hammer. Both mechs are about 5 inches tall, and open to fit a minifig inside. Weapons include D.Va’s Fusion Cannons and Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer. 455 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE

The #75974 LEGO Overwatch Bastion is probably the most talked about LEGO Overwatch set. LEGO designers did an excellent job recreating one of the most recognizable characters from the game with realistic details and colors, and the model is fully reconfigurable from recon mode to sentry mode without any rebuilding (see video-review below). Bastion in recon mode stands around 10” tall, and in sentry mode around 6” tall. There is a red light-brick in Bastion’s head that can be turned on. Bastion’s little bird friend is also included. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE

The #75975 LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint: Gibraltar is the largest of the LEGO Overwatch sets and features and Overwatch rocket and launch tower from the Watchpoint: Giblartar map. The Overwatch rocket can split into two, with a cockpit in each section (see video-review below). The smaller rocket features a trunk big enough for big figure Winston, plus bananas and peanut butter jar. The launch pad allows the rocket to be supported vertically, and there is also a printed checkpoint disk. Characters include Pharah with her Rocket Launcher, Mercy with her Caduceus Staff and Blaster, Reaper with his twin Hellfire Shotguns, and a Winston big figure with his Tesla Cannon. Both the rocket and the rocket launcher are about 14″ tall! 730 pieces. Price: $89.99 – BUY HERE

In the video-player below, I have included reviews by both just2good and JANGBRiCKS. You can use the drop-down list in the upper-left corner of the player to select the review you would like to watch. Enjoy!

Based on what I have been hearing from Overwatch fans, the sets have been well received. Limiting the collection to only six sets makes it possible to collect them all (and get all those amazing minifigs!). If the LEGO Overwatch theme does well, it’s possible that we will get other sets based on games by Blizzard Entertainment. You can find all the new sets at the LEGO Overwatch section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Overwatch sets? Do you have a favorite vehicle, location, or minifigure? Are you planning to get any of the sets? Or did you get some already? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

jabber-baby-wocky January 19, 2019 at 6:55 PM

I got the Bastion set, but I’m a little disappointed. It’s unnecessarily large and blocky. I liked the smaller Bastion better. I like the colors (sand green and tan). I wonder if anyone made a smaller Bastion with those colors?

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admin January 20, 2019 at 11:08 PM

I have seen a couple of small versions of Bastion. One was a modified Blizzard set, and the other was a completely custom model. Search for mini LEGO bastion on Google images, and you should be able to find them. 🙂

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TomTom January 19, 2019 at 9:21 PM

Winston looks better than I expected. The minifigs are really exceptional in this lineup. Do we know if there is going to be a second wave?

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admin January 20, 2019 at 11:10 PM

It will probably take a few months before LEGO decides if the sales numbers justify a second wave or not. Sometimes, they even design a future wave, but it never gets released because of poor sales. LEGO might also consider some of the other Blizzard properties. We shall see… 😉

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Tito January 19, 2019 at 10:56 PM

I wish they would make a regular Bastion to match the minifigs. I guess it would be about the size of Winston or a little taller. I think it would have to have a special mold, but I’m not sure. Did anyone make a Bastion with small pieces?

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Håkan January 21, 2019 at 5:55 AM

I guess an approximation could be made, but it would be difficult to achieve the transformation.

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Håkan January 29, 2019 at 10:07 PM

There are apparently plans for a Bastion minifig in a summer set.

https://brickset.com/article/41937/summer-set-summary!

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admin January 29, 2019 at 11:23 PM

I know! I read that! I’m pretty excited for this! 😀

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waverider January 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM

I would love to get the watchpoint set, but it’s so expensive. I’m hoping it will go on sale at some point.

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sammy January 20, 2019 at 12:46 PM

I’m interested in that set too. But I don’t think Jang reviewed it yet. I want to hear his opinion on it before making a decision.

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admin January 20, 2019 at 11:11 PM

You might consider waiting for a Double VIP Points period, or see if the set goes on sale with a retailer or Amazon. I think there is a good chance, as that particular set definitely feels overpriced.

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Hayato January 20, 2019 at 1:23 PM

My kids like the sets, but I agree with the commenter above who said that Bastion is too big. I know lego is into big sets these days, but robots and mechs shouldn’t be so big that kids have trouble handling them. The Ninjago mechs are much better in this regard.

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admin January 20, 2019 at 11:13 PM

That’s actually really good feedback. I might bring this up at the Ambassador Forum. LEGO definitely doesn’t want to alienate their target demographic by making sets that are hard to handle and play with.

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Legostuff14 January 20, 2019 at 1:58 PM

I really want to get these sets but, I’m pacing myself because I am in a ninjago / bennys space team mission and an Alien Conquest team up. Basically the aliens are attacking Ninjago City and bennys team ( with the help of ninjago and alien conquest troopers) fighting off both aliens and all of the ninjas enemy’s.

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admin January 20, 2019 at 11:14 PM

Awww… that sounds like a blast! I also just got two of the Benny packs (couldn’t help myself), and they are currently helping me with paperwork at my desk. Such a great little set! 😀

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Legostuff14 January 21, 2019 at 12:12 PM

I believe you made a typo “just” a great little set.🤔

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admin January 21, 2019 at 12:41 PM

I meant to say such. LOL. Had it corrected. Was too excited. 😀

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