Bask in the Glory of Warrior Hulk and LEGO Jeff Goldblum in New ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Sets
If you’ve been following the LEGO Super Heroes tie-ins to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you no doubt have an entire home already set aside just for the various Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and handful of other sets released over the last ten years. That means you’ve also probably got room for two new sets coming this summer to tie into Thor: Ragnarok. At least, I hope you do because this isn’t just the first time we’re getting a Hela or Valkyrie figure; it’s also the first time Jeff Goldblum will be immortalized as a LEGO character.
Coming out on August 1, the brand-new LEGO Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok sets look like they’ll be based on two of the bigger action set pieces in the upcoming third film in the Thor cinematic saga. First, there’s the Ultimate Battle for Asgard, which focuses on Hela’s attack on the capital of the Norse gods.
LEGO Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok Ultimate Battle for Asgard ($49.99)
Fly the Commodore spaceship and team up with Thor, Bruce Banner and Valkyrie to take on Hela, her Berserkers and the Fenris wolf in this exciting LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes The Ultimate Battle for Asgard set. The Commodore has 2 dual stud shooters and a mini figure-drop function, while the buildable Fenris wolf figure features posable joints for different battle poses. Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons such as Thor and Hela’ s firing Power Blasts to intensify the role-play action.
The set includes the best version of Hela and her amazing headdress, along with a Valkyrie, Thor, two Berserkers, and a Bruce Banner. Best of all, the Bruce has an alternate face that can be spun around to show his “Hulking out” eyes. A buildable Commodore spaceship, which you saw briefly in the trailer, along with a buildable Fenris wolf round out the set. It’d be worth buying for Hela alone, but the rest of the set certainly isn’t anything to complain about.
As solid a set as this one is, it’s the Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash that should have most fans excited. Not only does it include a warrior Hulk in his full “Planet Hulk” garb, but it also comes with a mini Jeff Goldblum.
LEGO Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash ($59.99)
Role-play an arena duel between Thor and Hulk and then team up with these 2 old friends to topple Grandmaster. This awesome LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash set features an arena with a sliding gate, secret weapons rack, 2 toppling pillars, smash-function wall and an opening prison cell. Use Thor’s super jumper to knock Grandmaster off his throne and Loki off his seat. Includes 4 minifigures plus a Hulk big figure with assorted weapons and accessories to intensify the action play.
Granted, this Jeff Goldblum figure doesn’t quite capture the fan-favorite actor very well, but absent some Jurassic Park retro sets (or a new one for Jurassic World 2), this is about as good as it’s going to get. The arena walls themselves are just okay, but expecting a full arena would have driven the cost up more than it was already for including the big fig of the Hulk. Still, he does look pretty dang incredible.
Thor: Ragnarok is due out November 3.