IRON MAN WAR MACHINE MINIFIGURE

While Iron Man 3 tie-in LEGO sets are not due for release until the second half of 2013, ebay seller lego*dudes has managed to beg, borrow, or otherwise obtain a couple of apparently official, War Machine figures from the unreleased LEGO Iron Man 3 sets. Follow the auction here.

LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man 3 War Machine Minifigure

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Judging by leaked set photos from the new movie, we might also expect an Iron Patriot minifigure in the new wave of Marvel Super Hero sets woohoo!

In the meantime, you can pick up the Iron Man minifigures and Ultrabuilds in the following sets:

GALEN MAREK

LEGO Star Wars (1999-) is a licensed theme based on characters, settings and stories from George Lucas’ fictional Star Wars universe. It was one of the LEGO Group’s first licensed themes and remains one of its most critically and commercially successful franchises. Check out reviewssetsicon, and more about the story.

LEGO Star Wars Galen Marek [Darth Vader's Apprentice][Front]Galen Marek

If you’ve played Force Unleashed I or II you would be familiar with the ill-fated Galen Marek. Marek aka Starkiller was Darth Vader’s secret apprentice during the Galactic Era and part of Vader’s grand-plan to overthrow Darth Sidious by instigating a rebellion against the Empire.

Marek is a somewhat rare minifigure having appeared in only one set, Rogue Shadow 7672, alongside a battle-damaged Darth Vader and imperial officer, Juno Eclipse. His design is also quite unique, being one of only several minifigures that depict blood (something not usually seen in family-friendly toys and media).

This figure comes with a Sith-standard red lightsaber, basic black hairpiece and black legs. Interesting details include the black and chrome damaged flight suit and black and rounded belt. The blood-stained bandages and missing sleeve were the result of a battle with Darth Vader and are pretty awesome. Unsurprisingly, given his release date (2008), the back is unprinted and the face is a fairly simple.

As with his counterpart, Battle Damaged Darth Vader, Marek’s design is a little darker than the usual LEGO fare and this lends him a certain uniqueness which I think is pretty cool.

Whilst he is a little tricky to come by on the used market, you can still pick Galen Marek up in the Rogue Shadow set on Amazon, albeit for a hefty premium!

Rogue Shadow on Amazon

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NEW LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES GAME, FALL 2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (2012-) is a licensed theme based on the heroes and villains from across the Marvel multiverse. The theme incorporates characters and stories from Marvel Entertainment’s cinema, television and comic book franchises. Click for reviews, sets and more about the theme.

Warner Bros., TT Games, LEGO and Marvel have announced that a new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game is in the works, to be released on PC, major consoles and handhelds around Fall 2013.

According to the press release, the game will feature over 100 unlockable Marvel characters and “[offer] an original storyline in which Nick Fury calls upon Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other heroes spanning the Marvel Universe to save Earth from such threats as the vengeance of Loki and the hunger of Galactus, Devourer of the Worlds”.

Game Informer put together a  quick preview of the upcoming game:

Based on the success of previous LEGO games, this entry in the franchise is certainly not unexpected and will no doubt satisfy fans of the light-hearted video game franchise. Click below to for other LEGO games.

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MINIFIGURE INFOGRAPHIC

The folks at Hot Butter Studio have mocked up a cool infographic about the humble minifigure, collecting some interesting facts about the austere little guys and girls. Click through for full version or check out Visual.ly for more LEGO tidbits.

JACK McHAMMER

LEGO Monster Fighters (2012) follows a band of monster fighters led by Dr Rodney Rathbone and a group of misunderstood evil monsters led by Lord Vampyre. Some of the characters and sets are similar to the LEGO Studios (2000) theme. Click for reviews, setsicon and more about the theme.

LEGO Monster Fighters Jack McHammerJack McHammer

Jack McHammer is a Scottish or ‘possibly’ Canadian lumberjack with a penchant for Hulk-style smashing with his trusty hammer. He has a steam-powered artificial arm which he uses to poke and generally annoy his arch-enemy, the Crazy Scientist’s Monster (aka Frankenstein).

Jack also comes with a knitted grey cap – popular among LEGO bank robbers, green plaid shirt under a leather vest, sand blue jeans with reinforced leather pockets and matching belt.

The head print on this guy is very cool. The two-tone beard, eyebrows and wrinkles add a lot of realism to his growly, determined expression. If you look very closely, his white pupils are also shaded, which may be a misprint as it varies across different figures, but nonetheless gives the eyes some nice depth.

The detail is continued on the legs with asymmetrical scratch marks on each kneepad and the stitching around the blue pockets. The front and back torso print lacks depth compared to the rest of the figure but is still pretty nice overall.

The all-round good design of this wee Scotsman is consistent with the other Monster Fighter figures although I found the sets themselves (aside from the completely awesome Vampyre Castle and Haunted House), a little disappointing.

You can pick up Jack McHammer in Vampyre Castle (9468)icon and The Zombies (9465)icon sets.

What do you think of this steam-powered minifigure? Add your rating and comments below!

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