Best LEGO summer sets: Star Wars, Nintendo and more
Now that the dust has settled on much of the LEGO summer lineup, we’re all getting a retrospective to highlight several builds that shine above the rest. Ranging from the long-awaited creations of a galaxy far, far away to the upcoming appearance of video game icons in LEGO form, you’ll want to head below for a closer look at the top five summer kits.
Our favorite LEGO kits are due out this summer
With a massive selection of LEGO kits just launched in early June, there are even more builds on the horizon to look forward to. While we’ll go through all of the Star Wars creations, among many of the other new releases when they become available, below are the five kits we’ve most been waiting for.
Star Wars Bad Batch Shuttle | $ 100
Clone Wars fans like me have been waiting for an official way to add all Bad Batch members to our LEGO collections for a long time, and summer is finally here. With the Disney + series now streaming, builders will be able to bring home the Havoc Marauder, aka the Bad Batch Shuttle.
The 650-piece model features five minifigures including Hunter, Wrecker, Echo, and Tech in their iconic armor, as well as the redesigned Imperial Crosshair. Sadly, there isn’t an Omega here yet, but hopefully it won’t be long before the LEGO Group releases a kit featuring the Honorary Bad Batch member.
Complete with a unique sand blue design, folding wings, and room inside for four of the Clone Troopers, this build is now available for pre-order. He enters with a $ 99.99 price tag, which makes this one of the biggest LEGO Star Wars kits of the summer and certainly one of the best.
Marvel Guardians Ship | $ 150
By registering with another Disney property, the LEGO Group is set to revisit several iconic moments from the MCU in their upcoming Infinity War collection. Of all the kits to come, the Guardians of the Galaxy starship, the Benatar, is one of the LEGO sets we can’t wait to put together this summer.
Stacking up to 1,901 pieces, the construction sports its iconic colourway and plenty of details from the movies. Of course, the LEGO Group also has this build embellished with minifigures. A total of six minifigures are included in the kit along with Star-Lord, Thor, Rocket, Teenage Groot, and Mantis. Arrived on August 1st, this kit will take you back $ 149.99. Although you can currently get a discount on the unpublished kit and tag it quickly thanks to our friends at Zavvi.
Bird of paradise | $ 100
Debuting for the first time earlier this year, the LEGO Group has expanded its collection to the home decor scene with a new Botanical Garden series. After leaving with some pretty strong impressions in our bonsai and flower bouquet reviews, a third addition to the collection is on the horizon.
With what will be the largest botanical build to date, the next Bird of Paradise arrives with 1,173 pieces and stands over 18 inches tall. There’s the same attention to detail as the rest of the theme, but with another fresh design of the iconic plants. Arrived on August 1, this construction enters a $ 99.99 price tag and is definitely at the top of our list of the best summer LEGO sets.
Nintendo Adventures with Luigi Starter | $ 60
Back on the licensing side, Nintendo’s collection of LEGO creations has a new expansion. And this one could be the most anticipated yet. Almost a year after the theme’s original launch, Mario is finally joined by Luigi himself in a new starter kit. The 280-piece creation includes Luigi’s electronic minifigure as well as plenty of bricks and structures to create your own LEGO Mario world.
There are also many other brick-built versions of classic characters, including pink Yoshi, Boom Boom, and Bone Goomba figures. Now available for pre-order at $ 59.99, it should arrive on August 1. You can get all the details of the original version in our review.
Prime Hydro Ninjago | $ 130
The latest take on the LEGO kits that we can’t wait to put together this summer is the latest flagship version of the Ninjago collection. If you’ve been a longtime reader of our LEGO coverage, you’ll know how big a fan we are of the theme. So when we took a look at the new line of Seabound kits, the Hydro Bounty definitely grabbed our attention.
Stacking up to 1,159 pieces, this is one of the theme’s largest builds of the year and comes with eight minifigures. The build is over 23 inches long and contains a detachable mecha among other inclusions. The best part on my mind has to be the reference to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, as indicated by the construction designer. Pointing to $ 129.99, this release arrives on August 1.
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After what many fans saw as a rough start to the year, the LEGO Group is heading into summer with one of its most extensive lines in some time. While many summer creations went live in early June, there is still so much to look forward to with July, August and September on the horizon.
Is there a specific summer LEGO set that you can’t wait to put together? Let us know in the comments below.
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