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Is there any particular reason we haven't seen anything on this year's DC Superheroes offerings?

PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 70
I'm aware LEGO Batman is all the rage and still has sets to roll out, but I was hoping Toy Fair would have blessed us with sets for June's Wonder Woman film or general LEGO DC Universeness. Especially disheartening for me since the Silent Mary to Spider-Man: Homecoming to the Star Wars summer offerings were circulating well before official confirmation.

I assume WB and LEGO just want the focus on LEGO Batman? Could LEGO just drop something on us right before the film? Is this unofficial confirmation any DCU sets would be for the back half of the year?

Or did DC decide to go with Mega Bloks? (Joke.)

Really, brighten up this comic fan's life after all these middling Marvel offerings (in my collection's needs, anyway).
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 3,948
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 251
    I just how they're not all based on movies.
    I really want more characters from the comics to appear in sets (couple more Green Lanterns would also be nice). 
  • DougTemplarDougTemplar Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 452
    I just how they're not all based on movies.
    I really want more characters from the comics to appear in sets (couple more Green Lanterns would also be nice). 
    I thought the best plan was to try and pick up some of the GL sets as spare and us other LEGO Alien Heads (and in some cases Chima) for the various GLs and Sinestro Corps members.
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  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 251
    I just how they're not all based on movies.
    I really want more characters from the comics to appear in sets (couple more Green Lanterns would also be nice). 
    I thought the best plan was to try and pick up some of the GL sets as spare and us other LEGO Alien Heads (and in some cases Chima) for the various GLs and Sinestro Corps members.
    That's what I have done so far, but I'd really like to see official versions of John Stewart (at least), and Kilowog or Ch'P
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  • VaderFan2187VaderFan2187 MustafarMember Posts: 15
    Not seeing JL sets is understandable, but I expected the Wonder Woman set to be on display. :-\
  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 70

    Thanks for that, more than I'd known prior. Looks like only one Wonder Woman set. I'm not too upset about that, as Dr. Strange and Ant-Man were quality sets. I feel like LEGO overextended on some prior lines (What's up, Lone Ranger?) and now play it safe. Also, it seems like they don't get as much to go on with these movie tie ins as they used to.

    Still, like @VaderFan2187 said, I expected to see it last weekend.

    That Justice League tag for the others doesn't mean it's a movie set, so I hope to see something fresh.

    Come on, Waverider and crew!

    sukh
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 812
    I think we have to wait and see how Wonder Woman does to see if we get more DC movie sets. Yes we got a lot of Batman sets, but thats Batman. We would love to see more movie based sets, but with most of the recent movies being bad I think LEGO is smart not to make more than 1-2 sets.
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 251
    edited February 24
    DC is trying to make their movies more adult-oriented in an attempt to sell more tickets. But Lego tends to avoid mature themes, that's why there are no Suicide Squad sets. If DC keeps up with that tactic, there may not be many DC movie sets in the future.

    That wouldn't bother me though since this is a Marvel household.
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 262
    NeilJam said:
    DC is trying to make their movies more adult-oriented in an attempt to sell more tickets. But Lego tends to avoid mature themes, that's why there are no Suicide Squad sets. If DC keeps up with that tactic, there may not be many DC movie sets in the future.

    That wouldn't bother me though since this is a Marvel household.
    It would bother me very much so, as I'm obsessed with Batman and DC comics as a whole. I do hope that we get some sets for the DCCU Batman film as I'd love to see a different DeathStroke minifigure. (he is the confirmed bad guy in the movie I think).
  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 70
    I lean more Marvel than DC, but I'm enjoying this period where people now see why I loved what I've loved with comics my whole life. I'll take more sets for whatever gets people excited.


    I'm fine with one WW set, I just hope it's a cool diorama.
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  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 70
    NeilJam said:
    DC is trying to make their movies more adult-oriented in an attempt to sell more tickets. But Lego tends to avoid mature themes, that's why there are no Suicide Squad sets. If DC keeps up with that tactic, there may not be many DC movie sets in the future.

    That wouldn't bother me though since this is a Marvel household.

    We did see Suicide Squad last fall across the Batman line. It wasn't the movie, but it surely wasn't coincidence.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,837
    We did see Suicide Squad last fall across the Batman line. It wasn't the movie, but it surely wasn't coincidence.
    Shhhhh!  In no way is The Lego Group endorsing or otherwise associated with the themes, violence or subject matter of said film.  The release of minifigures comprising all of the main characters is pure coincidence.
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  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 130

    I thought they didn't show them because of spoilers being avoided. Kind of how the LEGO Ninjago Movie wasn't allowed to be photographed. I'm not worried, I'm sure they'll show up eventually. I just hope there's a lot of amazons to get, because that would be awesome, a little battle pack of amazons, count me in.

  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 70
    Hadn't heard Ninjago Movie had a phantom appearance. That's good to know.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,372
    Maybe some of that focus is going to the DC Super Hero Girls theme
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 824
    I'm happy I decided dc sh girls and Lego Batman sets aren't for me
  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 70
    KingAlanI said:
    Maybe some of that focus is going to the DC Super Hero Girls theme

    That makes me sad. I love the details that the Elves, Friends, and SH Girls sets get, but the doll figs are not for me.
    MattPetersen
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 251
    KingAlanI said:
    Maybe some of that focus is going to the DC Super Hero Girls theme

    That makes me sad. I love the details that the Elves, Friends, and SH Girls sets get, but the doll figs are not for me.
    Thank you! I like the classic minifigure design. 
    My fear is that Lego will ignore female superheroes in the basic line and only produce them for the "superhero girls" line now.
    I desperately want a Saturn Girl to round out my Legion founders. 
    catwrangler
  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 70
    Yeah, I appreciate the breadth of characters seen in the SH Girls, but I'd love to see them in the normal DC line.


    I'd love a Saturn Girl, too.
    MattPetersen
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 1,698

    If Justice League does well, it could open the doors to a lot of new DC characters to feature in movies in 2018+ and give Lego the opportunity to make sets based on them. I'm cautiously hopeful. And yes, I have seen BvS:DoJ :-)

  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,249
    KingAlanI said:
    Maybe some of that focus is going to the DC Super Hero Girls theme

    That makes me sad. I love the details that the Elves, Friends, and SH Girls sets get, but the doll figs are not for me.
    Thank you! I like the classic minifigure design. 
    My fear is that Lego will ignore female superheroes in the basic line and only produce them for the "superhero girls" line now.
    I don't think that should be a major concern. A lot of people had the same worry about the LEGO City theme when LEGO Friends first came out, but in fact we've seen a substantial INCREASE in the number of female figures in LEGO City (even if it's still not 50/50).

    It's not like the number of female characters in the DC Super Heroes line was ever that great prior to this year, anyway. Last year there were just 7 new female minifigures in DC Super Heroes sets, as opposed to 36 male ones.
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  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 824
    ^larger male super heroes demographic and larger make super heroes fan base
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,837
    BrickFan posted/re-posted photos of three of the Justice League sets.

    http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-dc-comics-super-heroes-justice-league-sets-first-look/

    Apparently Superman isn't dead!?!?!?! By his inclusion in one of the sets, I'm totally underwhelmed by that spoiler.  And... I don't understand either one of Batman's vehicles.  I hope they make some sense in the movie.

    Parademons.  Are they Diet Chitauri or No-Calorie Sakaarans?
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 41
    Boy I hope the JL offering is more than just these leaked sets.  From what these images show, all three a hard pass.

    BvS may have been a sub-par film, but at least the LEGO sets were well-done.
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamMember Posts: 456
    @SumoLego I'm pretty sure Superman moved in the grave at the end of the last film. :)
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  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 972
    After seeing Ninjago sets last week and then seeing these today, I know where all the design effort went.
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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 1,710
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,837
    @SumoLego I'm pretty sure Superman moved in the grave at the end of the last film. :)
    I think that was Rey using the Force.  
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,837
    edited June 26
    vwong19 said:
    After seeing Ninjago sets last week and then seeing these today, I know where all the design effort went.
    I take it as an insight into the amount of time that the in-house folks have to design sets.  I'm sure they've been at it for years on these Ninjago Movie sets.

    With BvS or JL, they clearly have no time.  Ares in the WW set is perplexing.  Why is there a portal monster in the Dr. Strange set?

    The exception is the Silent Mary.  There seems to have been a fair amount of design resources put into that set.  And the Civil War sets indicate some lead time as well.

    I credit them with doing what they can on an obviously short schedule.
    catwrangler
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 1,710
    but the doctor strange set is my favourite at this price point.
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  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,108
    SumoLego said:
    vwong19 said:
    After seeing Ninjago sets last week and then seeing these today, I know where all the design effort went.
    I take it as an insight into the amount of time that the in-house folks have to design sets.  I'm sure they've been at it for years on these Ninjago Movie sets.

    With BvS or JL, they clearly have no time.  Ares in the WW set is perplexing.  Why is there a portal monster in the Dr. Strange set?

    The exception is the Silent Mary.  There seems to have been a fair amount of design resources put into that set.  And the Civil War sets indicate some lead time as well.

    I credit them with doing what they can on an obviously short schedule.
    Short schedule? I believe these are done very very very far in advance. You know how the Mighty Micros were revealed at SDCC last year? That's about.. a year ago, June. Those are the final models. So they are finished at least half a year in advance of release. Plus I think the 2HY products (JL and WW) were finished at the same time all the 1HY products were.. so they're done very far in advance. I don't know why they can't change things before they start making copies of the sets.. 
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 670
    I feel you also need to take into account the availability and accuracy of source material.  Ares probably looks EXACTLY like the source material and brief originally provided to TLGs design team and later changes to the film weren't able to be accounted for - I'd say the same for Dr Strange - TLG probably designed exactly what they were asked to.  The film makers then went in a different direction. 
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,837
    The micros aren't tied to a film.  

    But I think that reinforces my point that once someone decides to make, say, the WW movie, Lego has to have the sets designed and produced far enough in advance to get through the retail distribution system for sale in conjunction with the release of the film.

    Maybe an early draft of the WW movie had a Giant-Man sized Ares - it gets translated to the Lego set - but then the script is re-written.  The sets are already in production - too late to change it!

    (Which may also explain the portal monster?)
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 4,245
    The issue is generally more to do with the movie studios/IP holders. They will be the ones signing off on designs and concepts. Sometimes choices will be made based on the marketing of toys in general - in the case of Wonder Woman, would a giant Ares be more fun than a standard minifigure?- other times it can be wanting to keep certain film details secret for as long as possible - as in letting fans know Ares is in the film but wanting to keep the true nature of the character secret.

    Im also of the opinion that some studios have started deliberately licensing inaccurate toys to deliberately mislead audiences to set up bigger surprises in the film, but that's a little on the conspiracy theory nut realms.
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  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 766
    Shib said:


    Im also of the opinion that some studios have started deliberately licensing inaccurate toys to deliberately mislead audiences to set up bigger surprises in the film, but that's a little on the conspiracy theory nut realms.
    And of course, you'll then be able to sell the trufans(tm) movie accurate versions as well later on.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,837
    edited June 27
    I'm not holding my breath for a David Thewlis-accurate Ares from the WW movie.

    (Or a brick-built Dormammu.)
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  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 375
    And for that matter, one reason for designs for the Ninjago movie (or any Lego movie sets, for that matter) seeming so accurate is partially due to Lego playing a much more active role in the development of those movies. They're not just trying to cram early concept art for an externally-produced movie into a brick-shaped niche, but rather get to suggest and help develop brick-built features of the movie that can then be adapted back into the retail sets with only minor concessions for things like stability and scale.
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  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 670
    Having now had a good chance to pore over the hi res images of the three Justice League sets, I'm actually starting to think the set designers may be listening to fans. If you're going to give us minifig- centric sets with additional builds at least give us interesting parts!
       For the first time in forever, and based upon local purchase prices and resale value of figs, I can see myself picking a couple of super hero sets up!  The Atlantis set looks like a great city/architecture parts pack once the figs are gone.  The drop ship looks like a great City/tiles/ Bat Vehicle parts pack once the figs are gone.
      For some strange reason,  I've got a desire to actually build a few bat vehicles and I can see a whole lot of options with two or three drop ship sets.
      The bat sewer inspection vehicle on the other hand...
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 1,710
    checking them again. why the hell would "wayne technology" be written over batman' s vehicle???
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,837
    Um, because he's Batman.

    Wait... dammit!  Spoiler alert!
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 14,849
    The John Stewart torso is up on replacement parts (currently not for sale)...



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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 394
    Actually, It will never be for sale. Lego no longer sells copyright parts. You can only get it if you actually need a replacement part. 
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,145
    ^ Not necessarily true. Some parts do slip through the net.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 14,849
    Lego no longer sells copyright parts. You can only get it if you actually need a replacement part. 
    That's not true.

    For example ... lots of torsos from many different licensed themes.



    Same with fleshie heads and so on.

    SumoLego
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 552
    Not sure what to make of the new Krypto. In fact the 2018 DC sets don't do much for me.  

    Reverse Flash looks good tho.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 3,948
    Still no Mad Hatter. Now I am off to find a nice overlook to stand on and shake my fists and scream Whhhhyyy?!?! While collapsing to my knees in despair. 
    maaaaaaagmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,837
    ^ Maybe the IP rights for the Mad Hatter are tied to the Fantastic Four.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,261
    Want Lobo, Reverse Flash, and white Scooby Doo...err...Krypto. Otherwise, I'll remain a Marvel first sorta guy. 
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 706
    Still no Mad Hatter. Now I am off to find a nice overlook to stand on and shake my fists and scream Whhhhyyy?!?! While collapsing to my knees in despair. 

    Must...control...urge...to...post...a...meme...
    SumoLegoBumblepantsgmonkey76
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,264
    Where is the John Stewart torso from? Whatever it is, I can't remember if I preordered something.
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