In 2014, Marvel superheroes would get the most diverse selection of building sets. DC mainly focused on Batman and a couple promotional minifigures, that tie into the new LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game.
The Avengers are Earth's mightiest heroes and are also a great way for LEGO to create an assortment of Marvel super hero building sets, without having to give any one character a larger sub-theme.
Avengers: Captain America vs. Hydra
Item #: 76017
- Captain America
- Red Skull
- HYDRA Henchman
Captain America is chasing after the Red Skull and Hydra, who have acquired the cosmic cube. The set contains two models. Captain America's motorcycle is very similar to Mac McCloud's, from the Pharaho's Quest theme. LEGO was proud of saying Cap's motorcycle has "working suspension wheels". The HYDRA tank is the largest model in the set. It seated two minifigures. One drives the off-road vehicle, while the other operates the turret. The gun can rotate and is armed with dual flick-fire missiles.
Avengers: Hulk Lab Smash
Item #: 76018
This building set is based on the Disney XD Avengers Assemble cartoon. Thor has been captured by A.I.M. and being held in one of their underground bases. The laboratory measures 9" high, 10" wide and 6" deep. It comes with lots of things for the Hulk to smash. He can burst through the collapsible wall, to gain access to the facility, and then destroy the breakable wall and shielded cell. The villains' hideout is guarded by a rotating laser cannon and attack droid armed with two flick-fire missiles.
Batman, his rogue gallery of villains and all their fantastic vehicles were the main focus for this year's DC Super Heroes building sets.
Batman Classic T.V. Series Batmobile
Item #: SDC037
Fans of the 1966 Adam West, Batman television series were in for a real treat this year. After almost 50 year, this campy take on Batman was being released on bluray/DVD. LEGO would also create a model of the Batmobile. The promotional set was released at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. The model is a relatively accurate representation of the car seen on t.v. There are some small inaccuracies, like two exhaust pipes instead of three and some gadget placements. The Batman and Robin minifigures do not match the television show and come from the Juniors line.
Batman: The Joker Steam Roller
Item #: 76013
- Robin (Damian Wayne)
- Joker Henchman
The Joker and his Henchman are causing random destruction in a steam roller and it's up to Batman and his allies to stop them. The steam roller is built in crazy Joker fashion. The large smile makes the chunky movable roller even more terrifying. It is armed with the Joker's signature laughing gas bombs, that can be flicked at enemies. For close combat, the Joker has his flag gun. Batman is flying the Batwing to intercept. The opening cockpit allows Batman to sit comfortably inside. The wings fold into attack position and are armed with four flick-fire missiles. Damian Wayne and Batgirl make their first appearance in this set, but the box accidentally calls Damian by his alias of Robin.