Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. The process is easy and you can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account to make it even faster. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies and play member and staff-run games
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes, and vote to decide the winners
  • Participate in raffles, including exclusive raffles for new members, and win free LEGO sets
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!

Photo

The Avengers Theme


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 Offline MantaxApprentice

MantaxApprentice
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 190 posts
  •  

Posted Feb 13 2012 - 03:04 PM

Marvel has just posted a first look at the LEGO sets based off the new movie "The Avengers". For those who do not know, the Avengers are Marvel's premier superhero team, comparable to DC's Justice League. The movie team consists of Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow. The film will be released on May 4.http://marvel.com/ne..._toys_from_lego
  • 0
Help me revise the BZPower Ultimate Price Guide:
http://www.bzpower.c...p?showtopic=951

PM me if you want to help!

#2 Offline Binary Code

Binary Code
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Lehvak-Kal Attacks!

  • 3,656 posts
  •  

Posted Feb 13 2012 - 05:17 PM

Picture from New York Toy Fair by FBTB:4529 Iron Man4530 Hulk4597 Captain America6865 Captain America’s Avenging Cycle6866 Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown6867 Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape6868 Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle1001010 BC 01001001
  • 0
Posted Image

#3 Offline MantaxApprentice

MantaxApprentice
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 190 posts
  •  

Posted Feb 13 2012 - 05:57 PM

Oh wow, I didn't know they were going to be making sets with the X-Men. Lego Deadpool looks awesome!
  • 0
Help me revise the BZPower Ultimate Price Guide:
http://www.bzpower.c...p?showtopic=951

PM me if you want to help!

#4 Offline Collector1

Collector1
  • Members
  • Seeker

  • 279 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 04 2012 - 12:42 PM

I would love to have Iron Man!
  • 0

#5 Offline Akuna Toa of Sonics

Akuna Toa of Sonics
  • Members
  • Ice Warrior Defeated

  • 2,956 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 13 2012 - 02:37 PM

I'm not big on this theme as a whole, but Iron Man looks sweet.
  • 0

 webmaster.png


#6 Offline Jinkmeister

Jinkmeister
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Descending into Protodermis

  • 919 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 21 2012 - 12:09 PM

Iron Man's mask bothers me, I really hope they make it a bit smaller. But I will definitely be getting the Wolverine, Loki, and possibly the Quinjet sets.
  • 0

#7 Offline Rarity

Rarity
  • Banned Members
  • Language of the Past

  • 8,133 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 01 2012 - 12:00 AM

Eh, looks okay. But I want a technic set type Iron Man. :P
  • 0

#8 Online Axilus Prime

Axilus Prime
  • Members
  • Lehvak-Kal Launched

  • 4,877 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 01 2012 - 02:14 AM

Eh, looks okay. But I want a technic set type Iron Man. :P

Yeah. Hero Factory Style doesn't look right, and promotes clone sets more than Technic did.

  • 0

#9 Offline Aanchir

Aanchir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Another Chir Brother

  • 3,855 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 01 2012 - 08:00 AM

Eh, looks okay. But I want a technic set type Iron Man. :P

Yeah. Hero Factory Style doesn't look right, and promotes clone sets more than Technic did.

I think the Hero Factory style looks pretty great for the Super Heroes sets, much better than the style of most BIONICLE parts. While the Technic Star Wars figures were pretty sweet back in the day, they often had terrible posability, and they were way more complex than your typical action figure set.Anyway, where are you seeing "clone sets" among the Super Heroes sets? The only thing they tend to have in common is that they're all humanoids, they all use the new friction joints, and they all use two torso beams. Other than those two factors, most of the Super Heroes constraction sets are very unique designs.

  • 0

hs01_sig.png recommends the following sites:
bs01_banner.png hs01_banner.pngtnw_banner.pngtcw-banner.png


#10 Offline Ballom

Ballom
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Great Disks Recovered

  • 9,512 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Apr 03 2012 - 05:15 PM

My, that Iron Man minifig has a bloated head. xP Certainly hope the effects are toned down in the final version.~B~
  • 0

sands_banner.jpg


#11 Offline Aanchir

Aanchir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Another Chir Brother

  • 3,855 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 04 2012 - 04:41 PM

My, that Iron Man minifig has a bloated head. xP Certainly hope the effects are toned down in the final version.~B~

The "final versions" are actually no longer a mystery, since official pics are out and people on some sites have already obtained and started reviewing the sets.Iron Man's head is just as large in the final minifigure as in the preliminary one at Toy Fair, but the reason is that it actually has a visor that flips open to reveal Tony Stark's face. And with the finalized printing, the helmet doesn't look quite so bad. You can see several images here, and more sets here.

  • 0

hs01_sig.png recommends the following sites:
bs01_banner.png hs01_banner.pngtnw_banner.pngtcw-banner.png


#12 Offline Ballom

Ballom
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Great Disks Recovered

  • 9,512 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Apr 05 2012 - 12:32 AM

My, that Iron Man minifig has a bloated head. xP Certainly hope the effects are toned down in the final version.~B~

The "final versions" are actually no longer a mystery, since official pics are out and people on some sites have already obtained and started reviewing the sets.Iron Man's head is just as large in the final minifigure as in the preliminary one at Toy Fair, but the reason is that it actually has a visor that flips open to reveal Tony Stark's face. And with the finalized printing, the helmet doesn't look quite so bad. You can see several images here, and more sets here.

Well, that final version certainly does look better. I suppose the function of it flipping up as a visor also justifies the large size somewhat as well.~B~

  • 0

sands_banner.jpg


#13 Offline Gatanui

Gatanui
  • Reporters
  • Senior News Finder

  • 10,943 posts
  •   BZP Reporter

Posted Apr 06 2012 - 07:03 AM

Aww man, I just HAVE to get an Iron Man minifig, even if it has to be as a keychain. :PSpeaking of minifigures, I´m more than disappointed about Hulk. I didn´t expect him to have moveable legs, but come on! Undetachable head and what´s worse, undetachable hair? That´s just lame, LEGO, and you can do better. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/mad.gif-Gata Posted Image
  • 0
Please don't use my avatar without permission, thanks ^_^

#14 Offline Booker DeWitt

Booker DeWitt
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Master of Poison Loose

  • 5,508 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 06 2012 - 08:17 AM

Aww man, I just HAVE to get an Iron Man minifig, even if it has to be as a keychain. :PSpeaking of minifigures, I´m more than disappointed about Hulk. I didn´t expect him to have moveable legs, but come on! Undetachable head and what´s worse, undetachable hair? That´s just lame, LEGO, and you can do better. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/mad.gif-Gata Posted Image

Have you seen this promo Hulk?Posted ImageI think that'll be the Hulk I have in my Avengers team. He fits in a lot more. And doesn't cost me a rubbish £50 set to get. :)I picked up the Captain America, Wolverine and Loki Escape sets. They're all pretty good, and the minifigs are just amazing. I love Iron Man and his big head.- Tilius

  • 0

stendan.jpg


#15 Offline Lyichir

Lyichir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • A Chir Brother

  • 1,693 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 06 2012 - 08:21 AM

Aww man, I just HAVE to get an Iron Man minifig, even if it has to be as a keychain. :PSpeaking of minifigures, I´m more than disappointed about Hulk. I didn´t expect him to have moveable legs, but come on! Undetachable head and what´s worse, undetachable hair? That´s just lame, LEGO, and you can do better. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/mad.gif-Gata Posted Image

The head and hair are a completely different size than those of standard minifigs, so even if they were detachable they couldn't be exchanged for any other head- or hairpieces. I'm personally impressed with Hulk, and can see how adding many of the features FOLs wanted (detachable head and hair, poseable legs) could have worsened the fig, in addition to making it more expensive.

  • 0

Formerly Lyichir: Rachira of Influence
Aanchir's and Meiko's brother


#16 Offline Booker DeWitt

Booker DeWitt
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Master of Poison Loose

  • 5,508 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 06 2012 - 08:52 AM

Aww man, I just HAVE to get an Iron Man minifig, even if it has to be as a keychain. :PSpeaking of minifigures, I´m more than disappointed about Hulk. I didn´t expect him to have moveable legs, but come on! Undetachable head and what´s worse, undetachable hair? That´s just lame, LEGO, and you can do better. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/mad.gif-Gata Posted Image

The head and hair are a completely different size than those of standard minifigs, so even if they were detachable they couldn't be exchanged for any other head- or hairpieces. I'm personally impressed with Hulk, and can see how adding many of the features FOLs wanted (detachable head and hair, poseable legs) could have worsened the fig, in addition to making it more expensive.

Well, if they'd made the figure slightly smaller so that a regular head would fit then that would've cut costs, and then they could've used the money saved to add poseable legs and detachable head and hair.- Tilius

  • 0

stendan.jpg


#17 Offline Gatanui

Gatanui
  • Reporters
  • Senior News Finder

  • 10,943 posts
  •   BZP Reporter

Posted Apr 06 2012 - 09:21 AM

Aww man, I just HAVE to get an Iron Man minifig, even if it has to be as a keychain. :PSpeaking of minifigures, I´m more than disappointed about Hulk. I didn´t expect him to have moveable legs, but come on! Undetachable head and what´s worse, undetachable hair? That´s just lame, LEGO, and you can do better. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/mad.gif-Gata Posted Image

The head and hair are a completely different size than those of standard minifigs, so even if they were detachable they couldn't be exchanged for any other head- or hairpieces. I'm personally impressed with Hulk, and can see how adding many of the features FOLs wanted (detachable head and hair, poseable legs) could have worsened the fig, in addition to making it more expensive.

Well, if they'd made the figure slightly smaller so that a regular head would fit then that would've cut costs, and then they could've used the money saved to add poseable legs and detachable head and hair.- Tilius

Very good point. As for the Hulk promotional minifigure, I think it´s too small for THE HULK. :P-Gata Posted Image

  • 0
Please don't use my avatar without permission, thanks ^_^

#18 Offline Lyichir

Lyichir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • A Chir Brother

  • 1,693 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 06 2012 - 11:10 AM

Aww man, I just HAVE to get an Iron Man minifig, even if it has to be as a keychain. :PSpeaking of minifigures, I´m more than disappointed about Hulk. I didn´t expect him to have moveable legs, but come on! Undetachable head and what´s worse, undetachable hair? That´s just lame, LEGO, and you can do better. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/mad.gif-Gata Posted Image

The head and hair are a completely different size than those of standard minifigs, so even if they were detachable they couldn't be exchanged for any other head- or hairpieces. I'm personally impressed with Hulk, and can see how adding many of the features FOLs wanted (detachable head and hair, poseable legs) could have worsened the fig, in addition to making it more expensive.

Well, if they'd made the figure slightly smaller so that a regular head would fit then that would've cut costs, and then they could've used the money saved to add poseable legs and detachable head and hair.- Tilius

The regular head hardly fits the far-too-small-for-the-Hulk Hagrid minifig; it looks awkward if he has any hairpiece smaller than his massive beard, which creates the illusion of a larger head. What's more, a smaller figure would eliminate the possibility of using the parts the Hulk fig does reuse; namely, the hands (from the fantasy Castle giant trolls) and the arms (from this year's Lord of the Rings cave troll).I doubt poseable legs could be made to look all that good. At best they might have been able to introduce spiral tortion to the fig (in other words, allowing his waist to rotate). Separate leg pieces could make it hard to give him his iconic crouch, and I doubt they would be very reusable (especially if, like the final fig, they had texture to suggest the Hulk's pants).As it is, I think the Hulk we got stands out as a brilliant design that perfectly captures the look of the character.

  • 0

Formerly Lyichir: Rachira of Influence
Aanchir's and Meiko's brother


#19 Offline Gatanui

Gatanui
  • Reporters
  • Senior News Finder

  • 10,943 posts
  •   BZP Reporter

Posted Apr 06 2012 - 11:26 AM

Aww man, I just HAVE to get an Iron Man minifig, even if it has to be as a keychain. :PSpeaking of minifigures, I´m more than disappointed about Hulk. I didn´t expect him to have moveable legs, but come on! Undetachable head and what´s worse, undetachable hair? That´s just lame, LEGO, and you can do better. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/mad.gif-Gata Posted Image

The head and hair are a completely different size than those of standard minifigs, so even if they were detachable they couldn't be exchanged for any other head- or hairpieces. I'm personally impressed with Hulk, and can see how adding many of the features FOLs wanted (detachable head and hair, poseable legs) could have worsened the fig, in addition to making it more expensive.

Well, if they'd made the figure slightly smaller so that a regular head would fit then that would've cut costs, and then they could've used the money saved to add poseable legs and detachable head and hair.- Tilius

The regular head hardly fits the far-too-small-for-the-Hulk Hagrid minifig; it looks awkward if he has any hairpiece smaller than his massive beard, which creates the illusion of a larger head. What's more, a smaller figure would eliminate the possibility of using the parts the Hulk fig does reuse; namely, the hands (from the fantasy Castle giant trolls) and the arms (from this year's Lord of the Rings cave troll).I doubt poseable legs could be made to look all that good. At best they might have been able to introduce spiral tortion to the fig (in other words, allowing his waist to rotate). Separate leg pieces could make it hard to give him his iconic crouch, and I doubt they would be very reusable (especially if, like the final fig, they had texture to suggest the Hulk's pants).As it is, I think the Hulk we got stands out as a brilliant design that perfectly captures the look of the character.

I´m not too bugged by the unposeable legs, it´s mainly the head. By its shape, I expected it to be a regular minifig head so I was pretty disappointed it wasn´t. Even more disappointed was I about the hair, that was something I really would have expected to be a seperate piece. I´m not complaining about the looks of the figure, I think he looks fine, particularly the round head makes it stand out as a LEGO figure, which is definitely a good thing. I just feel LEGO could have done better.-Gata Posted Image

  • 0
Please don't use my avatar without permission, thanks ^_^

#20 Offline Ta-metru_defender

Ta-metru_defender
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Blog Assistants
  • Senior Staff

  • 10,291 posts
  •   BZP Assistant

Posted Apr 13 2012 - 12:12 AM

I bought the Quinjet.Guys. It's friggin' awesome.TMD
  • 0
I still believe we can live forever
You and I we begin forever now


Posted Image

I still believe in us together
You and I we're here together now


#21 Offline Meiko

Meiko
  • Premier Member
    BioniLUG Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Nuhvok-Kal Attacks!

  • 3,042 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Apr 15 2012 - 05:32 PM

I'd love to buy a few of these. Any ideas on which I should get first?
  • 0
--
Meiko
News reporter and database administrator at Brickset (profile)
Administrator at Brickipedia (profile)
Former administrator at BIONICLEsector01 (profile)
MediaWiki developer (profile)
 
DISCLAIMER: All opinions and contributions made under this account are based solely on my own personal thoughts and opinions, and in no way represent any of the above groups/entities. If you have any concerns or inquiries about the contributions made under this account, please contact me individually and I will address them with you to the best of my ability.

#22 Offline Visaru

Visaru
  • Members
  • Emerging Stone Champion

  • 1,474 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 15 2012 - 05:44 PM

No matter what sort of printing lego puts on that Iron man head, it'll always make me cringe. It's definitely the worst figure of this line , and if they had printed the head instead of making an actual helmet, iron man would likely have been the best figure in the entire line.I want that one with wolverine, magenta and deadpool. Three of the best character of all time. Especially deadpool.
  • 0

#23 Offline Toa of Winds

Toa of Winds
  • Members
  • Steely Visionary

  • 353 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 16 2012 - 09:56 AM

I think the Iron Man figure is totally fine. The helmet is a little big, but it makes up for that in its cool printing. That, and Iron Man is just awesome.I'm probably going to get the Ultrabuild Iron Man and Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape. Maybe Captain America's Cycle if I still have the money (also buying HF and SW).Oh boy, this will be a great year for my wallet (sarcasm).~TNTS~
  • 0

THE ASHES - Chapter 2 and some clarification is up!

 

THE ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF TAHU - Chapter 4 is up!


#24 Offline Lyichir

Lyichir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • A Chir Brother

  • 1,693 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 16 2012 - 10:20 AM

No matter what sort of printing lego puts on that Iron man head, it'll always make me cringe. It's definitely the worst figure of this line , and if they had printed the head instead of making an actual helmet, iron man would likely have been the best figure in the entire line.I want that one with wolverine, magenta and deadpool. Three of the best character of all time. Especially deadpool.

I don't think printing the head would work well. If he were a robot, maybe, but he's actually a human in powered armor, and his minifig should reflect that. The worst figure in my opinion would be Black Widow, who doesn't look much like the character she's supposed to represent at all.

  • 0

Formerly Lyichir: Rachira of Influence
Aanchir's and Meiko's brother


#25 Offline Booker DeWitt

Booker DeWitt
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Master of Poison Loose

  • 5,508 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 16 2012 - 01:45 PM

For Iron Man, I think neither the removable helmet route nor the printed minifig head route really work. He really needs a head like C-3PO's - shaped as the Iron Man helmet, without needing to be big enough to fit a minifig head under.That would've worked well. But Batman has a big head and minifigs are hardly meant to be that accurate so it's not a big deal.- Tilius
  • 0

stendan.jpg


#26 Offline Lyichir

Lyichir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • A Chir Brother

  • 1,693 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 16 2012 - 02:16 PM

For Iron Man, I think neither the removable helmet route nor the printed minifig head route really work. He really needs a head like C-3PO's - shaped as the Iron Man helmet, without needing to be big enough to fit a minifig head under.That would've worked well. But Batman has a big head and minifigs are hardly meant to be that accurate so it's not a big deal.- Tilius

Another thing I've considered is that the helmet might have been able to be made smaller if it didn't have the liftable visor. Tilius, you have the set. Can you estimate how much smaller it might have been sans visor?

  • 0

Formerly Lyichir: Rachira of Influence
Aanchir's and Meiko's brother


#27 Offline Booker DeWitt

Booker DeWitt
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Master of Poison Loose

  • 5,508 posts
  •  

Posted Apr 22 2012 - 10:53 AM

Not much. Any configuration that includes a minifig head with a separate helmet piece is going to be about the same size, because you've still got an extra layer of plastic. The C-3PO-esque approach would've been the best one, I think. The promo Iron Man that is just a printed regular head looks worse than the big headed version IMO, so something inbetween would've worked well.- Tilius
  • 0

stendan.jpg





0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users