Rehearsing the Cap/Loki fight from Avengers in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rehearsing the Cap/Loki fight from AVENGERS in Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 2011. Nine years ago. Bonkers. We were young once! Source: @twhiddleston on Instagram — Lego Loki (@Loki_Lego)…

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Review: Old LEGO Avengers vs New LEGO Avengers

old-vs-new-lego-avengersBack in 2012, to coincide with the release of the first Avengers movie, several sets of tie-in LEGO were released, three of which featured the single greatest LEGO minifigure in all of creation: me.

To coincide with the release of the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, LEGO have released several more sets, and many of the previously featured characters have been redesigned. Let us investigate!


Here we see old LEGO Thor and new LEGO Thor side by side.

old-vs-new-lego-thorAside from a few minor clothing changes, to reflect the updated costume of the film, Thor remains largely the same, apart from one major change…

chris-hemsworth-joins-twitter-1 Look at that face. Grinning away like an idiot who is about to smash all your drinking vessels, and then charge into Jotunheim to kill an entire race, just to satisfy his own insane blood lust. Honestly, who would do such a thing? Such a person is not fit to sit upon the throne of Asgard, so it is with cheer in my heart that I remember that ’twas I, Lego Loki, who stopped Thor from gaining throne! Some Asgardians and some Jotuns died, but that was of little consequence. Death to all Jotuns!

Wait, where was I?

Oh yes, I was discussing the base ugliness of Thor….new-thor-angry-face Once again Thor has a double sided head, and this is his angry face. I am quite used to seeing this face as he often uses it when he tries to thwart my plans when I am innocently minding my own business, and then Thor just appears for no reason and tells me I can’t kill an entire race, or that it is somehow bad to lead an army against Midgard.

And people wonder why I hate him.

There is, however, one major issue with new Thor: his cape.

It is made of a strange flimsy material, which appears to be the future of LEGO capes, as LEGO Vision’s cape is also made from the same fabric. I, for one, am unimpressed with this new design, as it has a tendency to ride up around the neck, and I doubt they will be as durable as the old design stiff capes.

old-vs-new-lego-capesOh no… Thor is upset that I have insulted his cape. Cheer up, brother. At least you no longer look like this…

old-lego-thorThe winner: I declare NEITHER Thor victorious, because Thor always wins in battle, then drags me to the tavern and tells long winded, drunken stories all night. I have no wish to join you, brother! Send the mead to my chambers and I shall drink it alone.


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LEGO to release Floating Fortress SHIELD Helicarrier set.

Have you ever wished for your own Floating Fortress that you can knock from the sky at will and some pathetic Mortal in a red suit will not turn up and ruin your incredibly well thought out plan by interfering? I know I have.

Well, listen closely, mortals, for LEGO have announced plans to release the SHIELD Helicarrier set! The full specs are below:


76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier

Ages 16+. 2,996 pieces.

US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £269.99 – DK 2999.00 DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit for regional pricing.

Build and display the huge SHIELD Helicarrier!

Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the awesome LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office, featuring unique elements and surprises.

Take on the challenge of building this awesome LEGO® model of The SHIELD Helicarrier. Construct the flying aircraft carrier with 2 runways, microscale Quinjets, fighter jets and ground support vehicles. The set also comes with many of your favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes minifigures, plus 12 microfigures to display on deck and within the highly detailed interior. Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill.

· Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill, plus an iconic SHIELD eagle stand to display them on

· Features 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runways, 4 road blockades, armored exterior with translucent elements, detailed interior, plus 12 microfigures (Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents)

· Also includes a detailed runway

· Weapons include Hawkeye’s bow, Black Widow’s gun and Captain America’s shield

· SHIELD Agent Maria Hill minifigure is new for spring 2015!

· Includes a plaque with facts about The SHIELD Helicarrier

· Add lights and spinning rotors to the Helicarrier with the 88000, 8883 and 8870 LEGO® Power Functions sets (sold separately)
· Rotors can also be turned manually

· Includes a display stand

· Helicarrier measures over 11” (29cm) high, 31” (80cm) long and 17” (45cm) wide

· Each Quinjet measures over 1” (3cm) high, 2” (7cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide

· Minifigure stand measures over 4” (12cm) high, and 2” (6cm deep) and 6” (16cm wide)

It sounds wonderful, does it not? Personally I would stab Thor to get to it, but I would stab Thor to get to the sofa, before him, so that should could as very little surprise.

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