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:

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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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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

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.

LEGO Spider-Man Minifigure

Spider-Man, aka Peter Parker, is a fictional super hero created by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. Spider-Man first appeared in Marvel Comic’s Amazing Fantasy #15 and remains one of Marvel’s most popular and commercially successful characters.

An orphan raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, a 15 year-old Peter Parker took on the Spider-Man moniker and a range of spider-like super powers after being bitten on the hand by a radioactive spider at a science exhibition.

Spider-Man and Peter Parker minifigures previously appeared in the 2002-2004 LEGO Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 themes which were based on the movies of the same title. This variant comes from the 2012 Marvel Super Heroes theme, and is based on Spider-Man’s appearance in the Ultimate Spider-Man (2012-) cartoon.

In terms of design, this variant is a bit of a mixed bag, despite being a reasonable representation of the cartoon version. The suit design on the front, imprinted over the standard muscular structure, is pretty cool. The head has a web print on the back which is nice. Also, the black spider logo and carefully shaped eye pads are spot on.

The use of negative space on the bottom corners of the front and back torso doesn’t work as the belt extends the full width of the torso, undermining the effect. Inherited from the cartoon, the logo on the back is a bit odd. A black outline around this logo might give it more depth and minimise the colour clash. He could also do with some red boots or knee markings to make the legs a little less blocky.

As with all the super hero characters, this figure is worth getting, simply because of the character he represents, if not for a fantastic design. I got my figure in Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush but he is also available on the Bricklink for a reasonable price if you are not interested in the set.

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DARTH MALGUS

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.

Darth MalgusDarth Malgus

Darth Malgus (formerly Veradun), was a force-sensitive human male and Sith Lord active during the latter years of the Old Republic era, several thousand years before Star Wars: Episode 1. He is known for his exploits during the Great Galactic War, his time on the Dark Council and later, as a self-declared Sith emperor.

Malgus wields a red lightsaber and requires breathing apparatus due to battle damage inflicted by Jedi Master, Satele Shan. The character first appeared in BioWare’s MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

This figure has all the trimmings of a fearsome foe, not least the battle armour from head to toe. The silver and black plating and rubberised armour extends down the torso and legs and is similar on the back, which means he still looks good even without the cape.

The one-piece neck / breastplate / breathing apparatus / shoulder element is a new mould and the coolest part of this figure, lending him a warrior look befitting a Sith Lord. The silver intake vents and red lights on the respirator add a subtle realism and overall, the design is pretty close to the virtual and non-LEGO models.

Other interesting details include the single-holed cape which is unique to this figure, and of course that unmistakable head print with piercing yellow eyes, wrinkled brow and battle-scarred face.

This is a must have figure for any fan of LEGO Star Wars and is well worth the set’s price-tag. He comes with the Sith Fury-class Interceptor set.

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