"Everyone is Awesome" Set Revealed
Arguably the biggest news story in the LEGO world this week would be the reveal of the “Everyone is Awesome” set. The set is an all-inclusive LGBTQ+ set releasing June 1st in celebration of Pride month.
It’s a really cool idea for a set, I think. A simple concept but definitely a welcome gesture. The good news is even if you don’t care at all about celebrating Pride, it’s a great way to pick up some monochrome figures. Monochrome figure collecting has been a niche sub-collection for a while now, but it is very expensive. I’m sure this set will be used as a gateway for some to get into the hobby, and for €35 it seems like a great deal.
"Daily Bugle" Set Revealed
As a follow up to their teaser on twitter last week, LEGO has officially unveiled the Daily Bugle set. The set will retail for €299.99 and contain 3,770 pieces with 25 minifigures.
The minifigures included are
- Peter Parker
- Miles Morales
- Gwen Stacy
- Black Cat
- Aunt May
- The Punisher
- J.Jonah Jameson
- Doctor Octopus
- Green Goblin
- Betty Brant
- Ben Urich
- Robbie Robertson
- Ron Barney
- Bernie the Cab Driver
- Amber Grant
The building itself will be Modular-compatible and will be 82cm tall. Even if this set had half the minifigures, I’d almost get it for the building alone. Incidentally, if the building wasn’t modular compatible, I’d probably still get it for the minifigures alone.
Daily Bugle Designer AMA
After the reveal, the designer of the Daily Bugle set took to Reddit to do an AMA on r/lego. It was a very interesting read, with lots of insight into the production process of these kinds of sets at LEGO. There were also a few vague hints towards possible future sets in this style in the future. Here are some answers I found most interesting.
- There were 60 minifigures in the first draft of this set, including the Sinister Six, the Human Torch, and Deadpool.
- The set took about 15 months to get produced since its inception.
- There could possibly be an Avengers Tower set in this scale in the future.
- More indication that the possibility for other sets in this scale could be coming.
- Some insight into the minifigure selection process, and how they decide which figures get printing on the legs etc.
- The designer has 4 dream Marvel sets in mind, this being one of them.
- LEGO aren’t allowed to make George Lucas or Stan Lee minifigures.
- Each theme has a limit for the number of new minifigure prints per year.
- A LEGO designers opinion on leaks.
- Potential Sanctum Sanctorum set in this style in the future.
- More information about the production timeline.
- Another suggestion for future sets in this scale.
This week was entirely minifigure rankings related. I realised that I had some ranked according to “objective” quality, whereas all my set rankings are mostly my own subjective preference. This was especially relevant to Plo Koon and Asajj Ventress, both of whome have okay figures that I personally value highly. I also realised that I may have been too harsh on the new Stormtrooper helmet mold. Seeing the leak for the upcoming Mortar Trooper in the Mandalorian troop transport set has maybe convinced me it’s not that bad. Full changes below.
332nd Clone Trooper [+3] => 14
Asajj Ventress [+40] => 29
Plo Koon [+40] => 30
Imperial Officer [+24] => 48
Imperial Crewmember [+24] => 47
Snowtrooper [+24] => 48
Flametrooper (Sequels) [+24] => 49
Stormtrooper (Dual Molded Helmet) [+50] => 76
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