Your favorite Lego Maniac is back with the final installment of our 2012 Lego Toy Fair coverage and this time we are going deep into the night by exploring Lego’s new Monster-themed line!
Let’s begin with Lego’s newest themed addition, Monster Fighters. This line in my opinion is the coolest line to hit shelves since the Time Traveler set that was released when I was a wee pup in the late 1990s. The great thing about Monster Fighters I feel is how much of a steampunk design is incorporated in each set. It gives that classic Victorian age monster feel, and I LOVE it. The first wave will include the following seven sets:
SWAMP CREATURE: 70 piece set featuring two mini figures. $6.99 USD, $9.99 CAD. Available in August.
THE MUMMY: 90 piece set featuring two mini figures. $11.99YUSD, $14.99CAD. Available in August.
THE WEREWOLF: 243 piece set featuring two mini figures. $19.99USD, $24.99 CAD. Available in August.
THE VAMPIRE HEARSE: 314 piece set featuring two mini figures. $34.99USD, $49.99 CAD. Available in August.
THE MAD PROFESSOR AND HIS MONSTER: 427 piece set featuring 3 mini figures. $49.99 USD, $64.99 CAD. Available in August.
THE GHOST TRAIN: 741 piece set featuring 4 mini figures. $79.99 USD, $99.99 CAD. Available in August.
VAMPIRE CASTLE: 949 piece set featuring 5 mini figures. $99.99 USD, $129.99 CAD. Available in August.
We can all agree that the entirety of the Monster Fighter Lego line is AMAZING, but if I had to pick the two sets I am most excited about I would say it would be THE MAD PROFESSOR AND HIS MONSTER and the VAMPIRE CASTLE. What really draws me to both is the ingenuity incorporated in each set. Lego has literally thought of everything. THE MAD PROFESSOR AND HIS MONSTER has very detailed scientific equipment (steampunk style) as well as a laser that has a light up feature. As for the VAMPIRE CASTLE it is truly a masterpiece of design. The castle features trap doors, secret entrances, and an organ piano room where you can reenact your favorite lonely monster scenes. Like I said, Lego thought of everything.
What do you think of Lego’s original offerings? How do they stand up to the licensed sets that Lego is releasing? What kinds of original sets would you like to see in the future?