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LEGO Super Heroes Building Sets

Updated on December 15, 2014
LEGO Super Heroes Theme Logo
LEGO Super Heroes Theme Logo

The Super Heroes theme was officially introduced in January 2012, but promotional sets were released in 2011. This theme would include two of the largest comic book companies stock of characters and put them into one LEGO Super Hero Universe. Marvel and DC comics willingness to licence their intellectual property under the same company show an enormous respect for LEGO and appreciation for their comic book fans. The individual building sets were based on the respective companies property, but LEGO is all about mixing and matching, so there is nothing stopping you from having your favorite heroes from the Marvel and DC universe meet up and join forces.

The LEGO superhero building sets were not only based on the comic books in which these characters were first created, but also the movies that have brought them to a larger audience. The models are mostly comprised of the standard building sets, which are based on vehicles, locations and events. However, this theme would also introduce the Ultrabuild sets. The Ultrabuild sets are basically buildable action-figures. There are many liberties taken with the characters’ design, because LEGO put priority on the figures’ movement capabilities and preserve the LEGO system of being able to interchange and combine different model pieces.

DC LEGO Super Hero Minifigures
DC LEGO Super Hero Minifigures
Marvel LEGO Super Hero Minifigures
Marvel LEGO Super Hero Minifigures

Video Games

It should come as no surprise that with so many superhero video games, that LEGO would release their own video games based on their popular Super Heroes theme.

LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes Video Game Box Art
LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes Video Game Box Art

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Before LEGO acquired the rights to the larger DC Universe, they were building sets for Batman. LEGO would also release a video game based on the heroes and villains found in his storyline. The sequel to LEGO Batman would incorporate many of the popular characters in DC Comics and tie in with their recently introduced Super Heroes theme, which included most of the popular DC characters. One of the biggest talking points of this installment was the use of voice acting. This was a big departure from the LEGO grunts used in previous games. The plot revolves around the Joker creating a synthetic Kryptonite that can power Lex Luthor’s gun he calls The Deconstructor. The Deconstructor has the power to destroy any black brick. The weapon is used to break the inmates out of Arkham Asylum, destroy the Batcave and wreak havoc on the city of Gotham. This would be one of the few original stories created for a LEGO video game based on a licensed them. Up until this point, the plots revolved around the different movies that inspired the building sets.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

With DC getting their own LEGO title, it was time for Marvel Comics to get their shot. The gameplay is much the same as we have seen in previous LEGO titles, but there's a lot of interest in the Hulk. His character will be significantly larger than the other “mini”figures in the game. The story revolves around the the Silver Surfer’s surfboard shattering into Cosmic Bricks, after he falls from the sky. Dr. Doom recruits several supervillains to collect these pieces, so that he can build a powerful Doom Ray. Nick Fury has S.H.I.E.L.D assemble Earth’s mightiest superheroes to locate and retrieve these Cosmic Bricks before they fall into the wrong hands. However, unlike the Avengers’ movie, LEGO has the rights to popular characters like Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and the X-Men.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Box Art
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Box Art

LEGO Super Heroes Sets

Instead of cramming all the LEGO Super Heroes sets onto one page, I have divided them up according to the year they were released. The individual building set names and item numbers are listed below. If you wish to learn more about the sets released, you can click on the links. There will be information, fun trivia and lots of pictures. These links will be available as they are published.

(Mini): Mini Building Sets are smaller scale models. They contain fewer pieces and cost less than standard building sets.

(Pro): Promotional Sets were only available at certain locations or given away at special events.

(Ult): Ultrabuild Sets are designed as buildable action figures.

LEGO Super Heroes 2011

  1. Batman (Pro) comcon014

  2. Batman (Pro) comcon018

  3. Green Lantern (Pro) comcon013

  4. Green Lantern (Pro) comcon016

  5. Superman (Pro) comcon017

LEGO Super Heroes 2013

  1. Arctic Batman vs Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice 76000

  2. The Bat vs Bane: Tumbler Chase 76001

  3. Batman Arkham Asylum Breakout 10937

  4. Green Arrow Minifigure (Pro) comcon030

  5. Gun Mounting System 30168

  6. Iron Man: Extreme Sea Port Battle 76006

  7. Iron Man vs Fighting Drone 30167

  8. Iron Man: Malibu Mansion Attack 76007

  9. Iron Man vs The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown 76008

  10. Jor-El (Pro) 5001623

  11. Robin and Redbird Cycle 30166

  12. Spider-Man Minifigure (Pro) comcon028

  13. Spider-Man: Daily Bugal Showdown 76005

  14. Spider-Man: Spider-Cycle Chase 76004

  15. Spider-Woman Minifigure (Pro) comcon027

  16. Superman Black Suit Minifigure comcon029

  17. Superman Battle of Smallville 76003

  18. Superman Black Zero Escape 76009

  19. Superman Metropolis Showdown 76002

LEGO Super Heroes 2012

  1. The Batcave 6860
  2. Batman (Ult) 4526
  3. Batman Jetski (Pro) 30160
  4. Batmobile (Pro) 30161
  5. Batmobile And The Two-Face Chase 6864
  6. Batwing Battle Over Gotham City 6863
  7. Bizarro (Pro) Comcon022
  8. Captain America (Ult) 4597
  9. Captain America’s Avenging Cycle 6865
  10. Catwoman Catcycle City Chase 6858
  11. DC Universe Super Heroes Collection 5000728
  12. Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape 6857
  13. Green Lanter (Ult) 4528
  14. Hawkeye With Equipment (Pro) 30165
  15. Hulk (Ult) 4530
  16. Hulk (Pro) 5000022
  17. Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout 6868
  18. Iron Man (Ult) 4529
  19. Iron Man and Captain America (Pro) LCP2012
  20. Joker (Ult) 4527
  21. Lex Luthor (Pro) 30164
  22. Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape 6867
  23. Marvel Super Hero Collection 5001135
  24. Phoenix (Pro) Comcon021
  25. Quinjet (Pro) 30162
  26. Quinjet Aerial Battle 6869
  27. Shazam (Pro) Comcon020
  28. Spider-Man Black Costume (Pro) Comcon023
  29. Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush 6873
  30. Superman Vs. Power Armor Lex 6862
  31. Thor And The Cosmic Cube (Pro) 30163
  32. Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown 6866

LEGO Super Heroes 2014

  1. Avengers: Captain America vs. Hydra 76017

  2. Avengers: Hulk Lab Smash 76018

  3. Batman Classic T.V. Series Batmobile

  4. Batman: The Joker Steamroller 76013

  5. Batman: Man-Bat Attack 76011

  6. Batman: The Penguin Face Off 76010

  7. Batman: The Riddler Chase 76012

  8. Batman of Zur-En-Arrh

  9. The Tumbler 76023

  10. Batman Tumbler (mini) 30300

  11. Batwing (mini) 30301

  12. The Collector

  13. Doc Ock Truck Heist 76015

  14. Electro 5002125

  15. Knowhere Escape Mission 76020

  16. Martian Manhunter 5002126

  17. Milano Spaceship Rescue 76021

  18. Plastic Man 5004081

  19. Rocket Racoon 5002145

  20. Rocket Racoon’s Warbird

  21. Spider-Helicopter Rescue 76016

  22. Spider-Man 30302

  23. Spider-Trike vs. Electro 76014

  24. Starblaster Showdown 76019

  25. X-Men vs. The Sentinel 76022


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      LEGOdomenick 3 years ago

      These were the two best LEGO video games yet.