Spoiler Alert: Avengers: Age of Ultron LEGO sets reveal new plot details
I have put together so many damn LEGO sets for my kids over the past eight years that I still have thoughts about craggling them together so they don't break again. Still, I do enjoy the finished product once you can look at it and display it and, occassionally, play with it. So, when new LEGO sets are announced for big feature films each year, we can look to them for plot hints and character designs that will be featured in the movies themselves.
Aside from the STAR WARS: EPISODE VII sets coming later this year, I am excited for the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON sets that have just been announced. We have new looks at five of the sets that tie into Joss Whedon's film which all seem to center on moments we have seen snippets from in both trailers to date. The descriptions for the sets give us a new glimpse into locations from the film like the country of Sovokia, the motivation behind the big battle between the Hulkbuster and Bruce Banner's alter ego, and even the return of HYDRA.
Nothing groundbreaking here, but it does help flesh out a little more about the film that has so far just been a big tease in the literal sense of the word. Hopefully more will be revealed in the next few months as we approach the release of the film on May 1, 2015.
Check out the LEGO sets along with their descriptions below.
Attack on Avengers Tower (76038)
The Heroes are having a party when suddenly Avengers Tower comes under Ultron attack from the inside! Evil Ultron Mark 1 has assembled himself in the lab and is exploding out the windows. Help Iron Man and Thor to defeat Ultron and the 2 Iron Legion accomplices under his control.
Make plans in the JARVIS control room and treat injured Super Heroes in the sick bay.
An Iron Legion is blasting out the doors and windows of the ground-floor robot bay. The other has stolen the Loki Scepter from the analysis lab so pursue him with Thor and take aim from the roof of the tower with the secret hidden drone and stud shooters.
You must retrieve the Scepter and stop Ultron! Includes 5 minifigures with a weapon and assorted accessories: Ultron Mark 1, 2 Iron Legions, Iron Man and Thor.
The Avengers Quinjet City Chase (76032)
Launch a high-speed pursuit of Ultron with the Avengers in the iconic Quinjet. Place Black Widow at the controls in the cockpit and soar into the sky. Fire the stud shooters and release Captain America on his super-cool bike to take the pursuit to the streets.
Iron Man MK43 is flying alongside the Quinjet using his thrusters, ready to take on Ultron. When the time is right, make the perfect jump onto the truck to explode the sides and reveal the precious cargo. Includes 5 minifigures with assorted accessories: Vision, Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man and Ultron.
The Hulk Buster Smash (76031)
Hulk has been trapped by the powers of Scarlet Witch and she is ready to fire an electrical bolt if he tries to escape! Place Iron Man in the cockpit of the humungous Hulk Buster suit and rush to the rescue. On the way you must fend off aerial attacks from the flying Ultron.
Adjust the Hulk Busters arms and legs to create fearsome battle poses and grab the villain with the powerful hands. With Ultron safely in the mechs grip, attach Iron Man to his Super Jumper. Then take out Scarlet Witch with an accurate jump and free the imprisoned Hulk!
Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Iron Man, Ultron and Scarlet Witch, plus a Hulk figure.
Avengers Hydra Showdown (76030)
Join Thor and Hawkeye as they chase the Hydra henchman through the Sokovia winter forest! Place Hawkeye in the cockpit of the awesome Avengers 4×4 vehicle and accelerate away. When you have the Hydra offroader in your sights, fire the flick missiles from the rotating turret and swerve away from the offroaders powerful stud shooter.
Then launch Thor on his Super Jumper and disable the stud shooter with one perfectly aimed jump! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Thor, Hawkeye and Hydra henchman.
Iron Man vs. Ultron (76029)
Team up with Iron Man MK45 to take on the Ultron army in an ultimate battle! Defend against aerial attacks from the Ultron vehicle piloted by the Sub-Ultron officer. Take cover as Sub-Ultron troopers leap from the back of the vehicle and fire their stud shooters.
Then activate Iron Mans Super Jumper to topple the Sub-Ultron officer and bring the vehicle crashing to the ground! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Sub-Ultron officer, 2 Sub-Ultron troopers and Iron Man MK45.
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