Travel the dunes with the LEGO� Star Wars™ Ultimate Collector Series Sancrawler™

FBTB - From Bricks To Bothans

Follow us: RSS
News? Questions? Comments? Email!

Posts Tagged ‘76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel’

Ace Kim | June 18th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: 76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel

76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel-1

I had this prediction, more like an idea, back in the day, back when the Super Heroes licensed themes were announced. Somewhere, I think in a forum thread, I had theorized that even though LEGO didn’t have any toy rights to any of the film franchises like X-Men or Spider-Man, there wouldn’t be anything stopping them from creating a set or two that coincidentally had some of the same characters and be on the toy shelf on or around the same time a related film was shown in theaters. And that coincidence actually happened. Example: Spider-Man. Spider-Man sets are the most prevalent in the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes theme right now, with most, if not all, of the sets drawing inspiration from the cartoon series Ultimate Spider-Man airing on Disney XD. It’s serendipitous that a movie, Amazing Spider-Man 2, came out during the time the sets were sitting on the shelves. Spider-Man movie in the theaters. Spider-Man LEGO sets on store shelves. Coincidence!

Spider-man isn’t the only character with which this type of coincidence happened. The same thing is happening with X-Men. With X-Men: Days of Future Past currently in theaters (as of this writing), 76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel seems to be following the same fate as the Spider-man LEGO sets. The set (along with the Guardians of the Galaxy sets) were street dated just nine days after the release date of the film. The set is similar in a lot of ways to the movie and even features a lot of the same characters but doesn’t use any likenesses from any of the X-Men movies, instead drawing inspiration from the comics. Successful X-Men movie in the theaters. X-Men LEGO set on store shelves. Coincidence!

Alright, enough coincidence talk, let’s jump right into the review of 76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel.

Continue reading

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

Guardians of the Galaxy, X-men Sets Now Available

76021_alt1

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.

Ace Kim | February 16th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Toy Fair Report: 76022 X-Men 1

QO5C4075

$49.99
336 pieces
Available in June

We purposefully forewent covering any sets that were scheduled for March, this includes Super Heroes, and Star Wars, simply because they should already be hitting store shelves right now. This was the only Super Heroes set revealed at the show that wasn’t slated for March, 76022 X-Men 1, which is probably a working title. Not even a new Batman set was shown. Some observations: The Sentinel makes great use of the new micro ball joints found prominently in the Mixels line. Storm’s cape was made of a fabric material that was different than the normal material used for previously seen capes. Also, her cape actually attaches at her wrists. This is a great minifigure of Ororo Munroe of her original costume. Now that being said since it is not mohawk Storm, I am still disappointed. Cyclops looks good, but feels a little lazy. A custom headpiece with an actual visor would have been nice. Wolverine looks fantastic with a new headprint that is doublesided. One side looks like he is wearing shades or a visor, which may look a little funny, but makes total sense once you put his mask on. THIS IS WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE WITH BATMAN. The jet is a good size and can fit all of the minifigs. It has a nice heft with a high swoosh factor. Anyways, on to the pictures:

(more…)