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You may have heard the news by now! Scheduled for 2012, LEGO is releasing two new licensed themes under the name; LEGO SUPER HEROES. The licenses are with DC Comics from Warner Brothers and Marvel Comics from Marvel Entertainment.

Here are the press-releases with all the exciting details!


Two of the world’s most iconic brands are joining forces as The LEGO Group, world leader in high quality construction toys, and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a global character -based entertainment company, announced a wide ranging strategic licensing deal. Through the multi-year agreement starting as of January 1st, 2012, Marvel has granted LEGO Group the rights to develop a distinct Marvel branded construction toy collection — LEGO SUPER HEROES — which will bring the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO build-and-play adventure. The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection’s initial construction sets, minifigures and buildable characters are scheduled to launch in May of 2012.

The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection will spotlight three Marvel franchises – Marvel’s The Avengers movie, and X-Men and Spider-Man classic characters. The LEGO Marvel’s The Avengers movie line brings such ever popular Marvel characters as Iron Man, The Hulk, CaptainAmerica, Thor, Hawkeye, Loki and Black Widow to LEGO minifigure form. The LEGO X-Men collection includes minifigure comic versions of Wolverine, Magneto, Nick Fury and Deadpool, while the LEGO Spider-Man sets offer minifigure comic versions of Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus. The first buildable characters in the LEGO SUPER HEROES collection are highlighted by CaptainAmerica, The Hulk and Iron Man. Select figures will be unveiled in the LEGO booth (#2829) during Comic-Con International at theSan DiegoConvention CenterJuly 21-24.

“Our partnership with Marvel helps us continue to deliver some of the best and most constructible Super Hero stories of all time,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “We’re thrilled to partner with Marvel to create creative, constructive play sets for builders, fans and collectors alike.”

Joann Mclaughlin, Executive Vice President Toys & Hardlines, Marvel Entertainment, commented, “The partnership with LEGO Group furthers Marvel’s strategy to align our brand with the best in class leaders across various industries who have the global marketing expertise and distribution clout to stand out in the retail environment. This deal solidifies the already robust presence of our characters and the overall Marvel brand in the ever important toy category.”

The retail debut of the Marvel-inspired LEGO SUPER HEROES collection is timed to coincide with the highly anticipated Summer 2012 blockbuster movie release of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures feature film Marvel’s The Avengers.


Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) with DC Entertainment (DCE) and The LEGO Group announced today the extension of their successful partnership to translate some of the world’s most popular DC Comics Super Heroes into the world of LEGO® build-and-play adventures with LEGO DC Universe SUPER HEROES. The multi-year licensing agreement grants the world leader in high quality construction toys access to the entire library of DC Comics characters and stories to inspire LEGO building fun. Construction sets, minifigures and buildable characters and creatures inspired by the universe of DC Comics are slated to launch in January 2012.

The new LEGO DC Universe SUPER HEROES collection will feature 13 iconic super heroes in LEGO minifigure form, including: Batman™, Robin™, Catwoman™, The Joker, The Riddler™, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn™, Bane, Bruce Wayne, Superman™, Lex Luthor™ and Wonder Woman™. Buildable characters will include Batman, The Joker and Green Lantern. Select figures will be on display in the LEGO booth (#2829) at Comic-Con International at theSan DiegoConvention CenterJuly 21-24.

“We have enjoyed a successful, longstanding relationship with The LEGO Group and this agreement enables the vast universe of DC Comics to inspire an array of incredible offerings,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Fans of our legendary Super Heroes and villains will be delighted with the uniquely imaginative creations which only LEGO Group can create.”

The company will revisit their previous successful collections like LEGO BATMAN that also inspired the best-selling LEGO BATMAN: The Videogame, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which has sold more than 12 million units worldwide since its launch in 2008.

Given the fan enthusiasm for previous LEGO BATMAN collections, we couldn’t be more thrilled to continue the build-and-play adventures with new LEGO BATMAN play sets and the addition of other DC Comics properties,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “This partnership gives builders a chance to recreate the characters, vehicles and worlds of some of the most iconic Super Heroes, so they can relive the action and even customize it – a proven and winning formula in LEGO construction.”

At San Diego Comic-Con, 3,000 exclusive Batman and Green Lantern LEGO minifigures will be distributed to kick off a promotion that will take place from August to December in advance of the launch. Fans are encouraged to use their collectible minifigures and existing LEGO collections to create original LEGO DC Universe SUPER HEROES adventures through video, photography or illustration, then share their submissions on www.LEGOSUPERHEROES.com.

Entrants have a chance to win monthly prizes or a grand prize trip to California for exclusive tours of Warner Bros. Studios, WB Animation and LEGOLAND California.

Exciting, isn’t it? To see photos of the new minifig prototypes from Comic Con, check here: LEGO SUPER HERO Minifigs at Comic Con. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below. 😉

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  • DavidH July 22, 2011, 10:49 AM

    This is the best news I have heard in a long time! I always wanted a lego superman! The other characters also look wonderful! But hulk doesn’t have a face! I guess still a prototype.

    • admin July 26, 2011, 5:17 PM

      David, yes, some of these figs are still in the prototype stage. Hopefully as we get closer to the release date, we will get more definite images. 😉

  • Sarah July 22, 2011, 7:43 PM

    I am very very very excited about this! I am a huge comic book fan, having read a lot during high school and college. Though superheroes weren’t my main focus, I did enjoy what I read. I am very hopeful that they’ll make Rogue – my favorite X-man. 😀

    • admin July 22, 2011, 8:33 PM

      Let’s hope! 😛

      It is also interesting that LEGO was able to keep this a complete secret from fans! It seems that usually we get leaked info at least 6 months to a year in advance! 8)

      Although I did read about some speculations/rumors that Batman was going to be back, but most people discounted it, and there was no real evidence. But that may have been a mis-interpreted leak about the SUPER HEROES line. 😉

      Good job, LEGO! I’m impressed! It must be hard to keep stuff away from all of our spies! 😀

      • Sarah July 23, 2011, 11:36 AM

        Yeah, this time, it’s more that they announced it almost 6 months before its release rather than leaking the info.

        A lot of fans have been hoping and wanting Batman to come back, but you’re right that no one really believed or knew that it was going to be made again.

        Kudos to LEGO for keeping such a great secret. I hope they never do it again! lol! I want to know everything now. 😀

        • jason lee December 11, 2011, 9:08 AM

          WOW! I love this!

  • FrenchToast July 27, 2011, 9:50 PM

    I’m so jazzed by this! 😛

  • Vid July 29, 2011, 11:41 AM

    Im SOOOOO excited!!! This will be so cool, but will the exclusive Batman and Green Lantern minifigures be in any sets? they’re the coolest (along with the Superman and Captain America minifigs)!

    • admin July 29, 2011, 11:57 AM

      Vid, what I have heard the SUPER HERO minifigs will be in sets. So far there is no information what sets are going to be released, but as we get closer to the release date, I’m sure we will get some leaked and/or official info. 😉

  • Jay August 3, 2011, 5:09 AM

    Ok, so for DC it says that “13 iconic super heroes will be available in minifigure form” but that- Batman, The Joker, and Green Lantern will be “buildable characters”… What does that mean exactly? And how do these “buildable characters” differ from the other ones listed? Thanks.

    • admin August 3, 2011, 10:59 AM

      Jay, some of the LEGO SUPER HEROES will also have a larger version (kind of like the LEGO Bionicle and Hero Factory figs). I have posted an update with pictures of the large figs here: More LEGO Super Heroes News

      Please note that these figs will have both a large and a regular minfig version. I guess more is better when it comes to super heroes! 😉

  • killer August 8, 2011, 2:00 PM

    Does this mean illl be able to buy the old batman sets please respond

    • admin August 8, 2011, 7:36 PM

      Killer, although the new SUPER HEROES minifigs will be in sets, they are unlikely to be exactly the same as at the previous run.

      If you would like to pick up a specific set that has been discontinued, Bricklink would be your best option. Here is the link to the old Batman sets: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=S&catString=570. (Just click on any of the pictures to see who sells them and for how much.)

      If you would like to get some tips on shopping on BrickLink you may want ot visit this post: Shopping for LEGO on BrickLink

  • Mason September 5, 2011, 8:02 PM

    i really want the lego batman and lego spiderman they are my fav heros!

    • admin September 5, 2011, 8:32 PM

      Mason, I know what you mean! A lot of LEGO fans are looking forward to these! 🙂

  • Bryson September 8, 2011, 11:39 PM

    Do you think the old batman sets will drop there prices when the newer sets come out?

    • admin September 9, 2011, 9:48 AM

      Bryson, that’s areally good question! Here are some ways to look at it:

      If the new sets are going to be quite similar to the old sets (Batmobile, Batcave, Asylum, etc.) – which my guess is they will be – sellers of the old sets will have two choices:

      1. Drop their prices significantly to try to attract Batman fans who are buying the new sets. This may be rough though and would likely mean making little profit if anything. (The old Batman sets are not like Classic Space sets with unique elements and colors. There is just a lot less appeal.)

      2. Keep their prices up and continue to appeal to collectors. I believe this is only going to be succesful if the old sets they carry are boxed and in mint condition.

      If I would be holding Batman sets as a BrickLink or eBay seller, and if the sets are in used condition with no instrucions and box, I would sell them at this holiday season. Most of the public doesn’t know yet that there are going to be new LEGO Batman sets next year, so sellers could still get great prices.

      If I would have mint condition old Batman sets, I may keep my prices up, which may mean I would not sell them for a while, but I could make a better profit when the right buyer shows up.

      From the buyer’s perspective, if I would be interested in an old Batman set, I would wait until the new ones hit the market. I know that some sellers will freak out and drop their prices significantly to try to get rid of the old sets.

      Of course these are just my thoughts on the matter, but I hope they give you some ideas! Let me know what you think! 😉

  • Bryson September 9, 2011, 7:35 PM

    Do you any new lego batman sets that will be released

    • admin September 9, 2011, 7:59 PM

      Bryson, I’m not understanding the question. I think you left a word out. 😉
      So, I’m not clear if you are asking if I know when the BM sets will be released, or if I know what sets will be released.

  • Bryson September 9, 2011, 11:18 PM

    when will the new lego batman sets be released

    • admin September 10, 2011, 10:48 AM

      Bryson, 2012 will be the first year of the collaboration between LEGO and DC and Marvel Comics. There has been no information yet which sets will be avilable and when. They are still in the making. Also, they will not be released all at one time, but in waves, like other LEGO sets. I’m expecing the first wave to be in April, which means we should start to get more solid info by the beginning of next year, maybe even by December. Hope this helps some! 😉

  • Bryson September 10, 2011, 12:14 PM

    Will there be a gray suit for batman?

    • admin September 10, 2011, 12:19 PM

      That would be nice! So far I have not heard or seen any indication either way. As soon as more Batman news are out I will make sure to publish it. 🙂

  • Bryson September 10, 2011, 2:43 PM

    will there be a lego alfrid minifig ?

    • admin September 11, 2011, 12:59 PM

      Bryson, as I have mentioned, no details on the sets and minifigs are available as of yet. But I’m sure all the major characters will be included. 😉

  • Bryson October 5, 2011, 11:00 AM

    Will the lego sets be based on the dark night movie or the original movie?

    • admin October 5, 2011, 11:03 AM

      Bryson, that’s a really good question! I have not heard any news in regards to that, so we will just have to wait and see! 😉
      If you hear anything let us know! It would be very exciting to find out! 😛

    • admin October 6, 2011, 8:43 PM

      Bryson, check this out! First pictures of the LEGO Super Heroes sets! 😉

  • admin October 6, 2011, 8:53 PM

    UPDATE: Check out the first pictures of the LEGO Super Heroes line here: https://www.brickheroes.com/lego-superheroes-2012-les-images/
    Courtesy of Will from Hothbricks. 😉

  • Joseph Catley October 8, 2011, 4:46 PM

    I’m so exited about the new Lego super heros but would thay come in packets.

    • admin October 8, 2011, 7:24 PM

      Joseph, yes, it is exciting news! As far as I know the Super Hero minifigs will come in sets. Some larger, some smaller. Likely some will be available as magnets of keychains as well. You can see some leaked images of the upcoming super Hero sets here: https://www.brickheroes.com/lego-superheroes-2012-les-images/

    • Auth March 6, 2012, 7:27 PM

      I’m gonna confess here, bsuacee my wife never reads my comments here.Yesterday I took my kids to Wal-mart looking for something irrelevant. While there, we found the game demos open. I got immediately sucked into Infamous 2, having never heard of the series before. It looks like a fun game. Both my daughters were originally sucked into the Wii Mario Baseball or something like that but eventually both of them wandered over and took a turn at Infamous. Neither of them could really figure out how to control it, bsuacee we don’t have a console at home so they’ve never been exposed, really. But after a short lesson, my 6 year old was beating the crap out of the bad guys with the static bludgeoning rod and laughing the whole time. We worked as a team so I moved her around and she worked the smash and jump buttons.I feel both guilty for exposing her to violence like that, and proud ’cause she was whompin’ their asses and lovin’ it.So that’s my gaming story for the month.

  • Bryson October 12, 2011, 11:58 AM

    WOW i just saw the pictures they look really cool! Thanks

    • admin October 12, 2011, 8:08 PM

      You are welcome, Bryson! I know you were looking for these! 😉

  • Bryson October 16, 2011, 10:39 PM

    This question is completely out of topic, but do you know if they will have lego indiana jones again?

    • admin October 17, 2011, 10:13 AM

      Bryson, that’s a good question. There has been some news that Harrison Ford would like to make another Indy movie, but the guy is getting so old! There is nothing wrong with being old, but Ford needs to embrace different roles than trying to pretend he is still a young hunk. 😛

      Anyhow, if there is any new movies the licence with LEGO is likely to be renewed. So, it is still up to the old man. 😉

  • Matthew Petersen October 17, 2011, 4:43 PM

    I love that Superman/Wonder Woman/Lex Luthor in a giant robot set!!
    Can’t wait!!!!!

    My only concern is……I don’t see Green Lantern……I hope they make some sets featuring him as well!!!!

    • admin October 17, 2011, 5:26 PM

      Matthew, yes, the LEGO SUPER HEROES line is very exciting! Please note that if you scroll down in the post towards the bottom, there are two images of the upcoming Green Lantern minifig. In addition Green Lantern will also come in a large version. See the post on the large figs here: More LEGO Super Heroes News

      • Matthew Petersen October 17, 2011, 9:51 PM

        Yeah, I saw that figure and I like it a lot!!
        I also have the minifigure from Comic Con a friend got me when he went.
        I am just hoping I see a Great Power Battery lego playset, or a Guardians Citadel playset for Green Lantern….. 😉

        • admin October 17, 2011, 11:04 PM

          Matthew, we can always dream! 😉

  • Bryson October 21, 2011, 5:54 PM

    do you know any information about the new lego spiderman sets

    • admin October 21, 2011, 8:04 PM

      Bryson, so far I have seen the new Batman sets. I don’t remember seeing Spiderman just yet. 😉

  • Quad October 24, 2011, 11:22 PM

    I thought I commented on this… This is such exciting news! I can’t wait!

  • Bryson October 26, 2011, 6:48 PM

    my mom wants to know if there will be a lego batgirl minifig

    • Quad October 26, 2011, 8:54 PM

      Bryson, It doesn’t look like there are any batgirl minifigs in the leaked Super Heroes images. Maybe later, we’ll just have to wait and see. 🙂

      • admin October 26, 2011, 9:32 PM

        Quad, thanks for taking care of that question! 😉

    • admin October 26, 2011, 9:31 PM

      Bryson, oh, your mom is sweet! I hope there will be a batgirl! I haven’t seen any pictures yet. But best comes last! 😉

  • unknown November 1, 2011, 1:54 PM

    There wouldnt be a batgirl

  • unknown November 1, 2011, 2:03 PM

    and ya know check out the http://www.bricktuts.com
    there are all batman sets and how much will they cost… and one superman set: superman vs. lex luthor

  • SAM November 10, 2011, 11:56 AM

    I like LEGO SUPPER HEROES game because their characters have nice color and they are look like their real characters in them videos.

    • admin November 10, 2011, 12:07 PM

      Sam, yes, the game is fun! 😀

  • SAM November 10, 2011, 12:01 PM

    (I like to have got this game.)


    (GOOD BYE)

  • SAM November 10, 2011, 12:08 PM

    (I LOVE YOU LEGO SUPPER HEROES.I be happy to got this game.Can you give me this game.please!)

    (I AM 11 YEARS OLD.)

    • admin November 10, 2011, 12:10 PM

      Hey, Sam, maybe you can ask Santa to bring it to you for Christmas? 😉

  • Bryson November 18, 2011, 11:02 PM

    how did the person who made that lego superhero video get the new 2012 batman minifig?

    • admin November 19, 2011, 12:11 PM

      Bryson, the Batman figs have been around. LEGO has been giving them out at recent toy-fairs. Some people keep them, some people sell them on BrickLink or eBay for outrageous prices. But if someone really wants one they are available. 😉

  • Bryson November 20, 2011, 1:31 PM

    when is the next lego comic con?

    • admin November 20, 2011, 1:53 PM

      Bryson, Comic-Con is actually not a LEGO event, but a comic books convention. LEGO has been going to the recent ones because of its collaboration with Marvel and DC Comics. Comic-Cons are yearly events in cities like San Diego, New York, Dallas, Baltimore, London, etc.

  • Bob November 21, 2011, 2:26 AM

    Will these sets be realeased in australia? If so, what month? I really want the 2-face set! I had the old one but i lost it.
    I still have the minifigs though!

    • admin November 21, 2011, 6:11 PM

      Bob, I’m not familiar with the Australian LEGO market, but this is a major contract for LEGO, so I assume the sets will be available all over the LEGO market. I would also recommend you check out this Australian LEGO blog: http://www.thebricklife.com. The blogger’s name is Inger, and she is very much up on what is available for you guys down under. 😉

  • admin November 22, 2011, 11:09 AM

    UPDATE: First LEGO SUPER HEROES set pictures posted! Enjoy! LEGO SUPER HEROES Sets – First Pictures!

  • Craig November 23, 2011, 4:42 PM

    When are the batman ones coming out?

    • admin November 23, 2011, 5:10 PM

      Craig, they are sceduled for April of next year, which means they would probably start to appear in some markets in January. 😉

  • Roberto November 24, 2011, 12:36 AM

    When will these be released in Australia?

    • admin November 24, 2011, 10:29 AM

      Roberto, as I have mentioned I’m not familiar with the Australian LEGO market. I would recommend you get in contact with Inger from . She is an Australian LEGO blogger. 🙂

  • admin December 12, 2011, 10:45 AM

    UPDATE: The LEGO SUPER HEROES website is now live! See details and the first wave of LEGO SUPER HEROES characters here: LEGO SUPER HEROES Website Now Open!

  • elijah dg December 13, 2011, 8:17 AM

    Is there going to be the amazing spiderman????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • elijah dg December 13, 2011, 8:22 AM

    jj jameson:wheres my pizza this bow ties pafetic i want my coffee!

  • admin December 15, 2011, 10:46 AM

    UPDATE: The fist wave of the 2012 LEGO SUPER HEROES sets are now available! See here: LEGO SUPER HEROES Available Now! 😀

  • admin February 28, 2012, 9:49 PM

    UPDATE: First pictures of the LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel sets! Check here: 2012 LEGO SUPER HEROES Pictures!

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