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Nick Martin | June 10th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue

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Every generation has that one girl that guys (and some girls) identify with in popular culture… that girl that we watched grow up right along with us, the that we’ll remember for the rest of our days and associate those “strange” feelings we got as puberty was wrecking our young lives. The 50s / 60s had Annette Funicello, the 70s and 80s gave us Brooke Shields, and the generation today has Justin Beiber. But the 80s and 90s gave us Alyssa Milano, and those of us that grew up in that era probably remember her transition from a kid like us in Who’s the Boss to “oh, wow” on Melrose Place… a show I can tell you nothing about other than the fact she was on it.

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Maybe that’s why the MCU version of the Guardians of the Galaxy ship (which wasn’t named the Milano and didn’t look like this at all in the comics) resonates so much with me, and why it just screams 80s at me in a way that no amount of Breakfast Club jokes ever will. It’s colored like a jogging suit, it’s got the name, and there’s a boombox in the back… all it needs is a New Coke machine and we’re at maximum 80s saturation.

76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue is a unique entry in the the Super Heroes lineup… the first Marvel set that’s crossed the $50 line since the Avenger’s QuinJet. It’s hard not to draw the comparisons between them, honestly, with their size, shape, and movie nature. The Milano comes in with less parts (665 vs. 735) and is $5 more, but I’ll be honest, if you put them next to each other, you wouldn’t feel those differences amounted to much.

This is obviously the big, eye-popping set of the Guardians of the Galaxies line. On the box, it just looks great, much like the QuinJet, and the kind of build you’d leave together on the shelf. It also includes a little bad-guy ship, and like the Avengers line, it looks very similar to the one included in the smaller set, The Starblaster Showdown. $75 isn’t cheap, even in Lego dollars, so the question is… does this set live up to the hype?

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Ace Kim | May 31st, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Guardians of the Galaxy, X-men Sets Now Available

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Excited about Guardians of the Galaxy? Excited enough to want the LEGO sets? Well today is your lucky day as all three sets based on the upcoming movie are available now directly from LEGO Shop@Home:

For those of you keeping score, you’ll only need the two most expensive sets (76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue and 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission) to get the full cast.

Also, not Guardians of the Galaxy, but if you’ve been waiting to get the overpriced X-men set, 76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel ($49.99 for 336 pieces), that too is also available today.

Nick Martin | April 7th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News, Sales News

Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Sets on Amazon.co.uk

Late last week, pictures of the new Galaxy of the Guardians sets surfaced on the various sites around the interweb, and it looks like Amazon.co.uk has them up for order and “fulfillment within 1 to 2 months.” This seems to speak to a release soon, though Amazon.com in the US doesn’t tend to do Lego pre-orders. For our friends across the big blue wet thing, you can go grab them now… for everyone else, enjoy the images!

I’m digging the Star-lord look, it’s grown on me a bit, though I really hope that it has a true hairpiece to throw on if you take off the mask. I also think that Gamora is a bit overdressed, and Rocket looks a touch too big… but that doesn’t change the fact that I will buy absolutely every one of these sets when they hit. That small set with Star-lord looks like a real standout, with the dark blue and yellow, that awesome new pistol, and of course, flick-fires! Not sure about that brick-built Groot though… kinda wish he was more hulk-like.

We’ll post more pictures as we get them in for the sets…

76019 Starblaster Showdown

 

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76020 Knowhere Escape Mission

76020 - Full Set

76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue

76021 - Full Set