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Awesome Toy Picks: LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy--Starblaster Showdown

A cool collectible you'll want to add to your collection.

Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. With Guardians of the Galaxy coming to theaters in August, there's already been a large number of merchandise that's been released (and currently waiting to be featured here). This week, we're looking at the LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy--Starblaster Showdown set.

The set contains 196 pieces and retails for $19.99. You can find it in stores or order directly from LEGO.com. You get two vehicles and three figures: Star-Lord, a Nova Officer, and a Sakaaran.

The first vehicle is pretty small and apparently belongs to the Sakaaran.

The two wings on the side can move around. Let's just assume the positions depend on whether it's in flight or attack mode, etc.

The set also comes with the orb seen in the trailers. Apparently this is a powerful orb that Ronan is interested in. According to the official synopsis of the movie, Star-Lord discovers how powerful the orb is and the threat it poses to the cosmos. That means he's going to want to try to get it as well.

As you can see, Star-Lord comes with his two blasters, mask, and rocket boots. The mask is removable and he has two different faces, which will be seen below.

Looks like the Sakaaran somehow got the drop on Peter Quill. He's not too happy. The orb is about to be taken and that's not a good thing.

While it looks like the Sakaaran is getting away with the orb, let's not forget that there is another figure and vehicle that comes with this set.

The back part of the ship opens and closes for different modes of flight. There's also a couple missiles on the bottom that just might come in handy here.

The set comes with a "Nova officer." He looks a little similar to the members of the Nova Corps we're familiar with. We've seen from the trailers that this is what their uniforms will look like. He comes with two different faces and a couple pairs of handcuffs.

As the Nova officer takes the Sakaaran away, what happened to the orb?

This is all going according to Star-Lord's plan. The Nova officer is busy and he's able to take the orb to safety.

Looks like the fate of the universe lies in Star-Lord's hands.

For twenty dollars, it's a pretty cool set. The smaller ship isn't too extraordinary but the Nova Corps ship is. Plus getting Star-Lord and the officer is a big reason to pick this up.

This is just one of the Guardians of the Galaxy sets available. There's a good chance you just might see more Guardians-related items coming up. Let us know what you thought about this set and if you plan on buying it. That is, if you haven't picked it up already.

27 Comments
Posted by Winter_Kills

That's a cool little set! I love this Lego Star-Lord, I wish he looked like this in the Lego MSH game! And it's cool to know there is a Sakaaran in the movie- does this mean a "Planet Hulk" movie can't be too far behind?

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Posted by AmazingWebHead

Love all the detail on Star-Lord's helmet. "Ages 6-12" label be DAMNED!

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Posted by mattwing87

Lego guns sure have changed since their days of a megaphone looking thing!

Posted by DrellAssassin

I would love to see the reactions of any people that would see Tony outside on the weekend taking pictures of and playing with Legos (yes I said Legos, deal with it). Cool looking set.

Posted by G-Man

@drellassassin: Usually I can just squat down to get the angles I want/need. For some of these, I was totally laying on the ground.

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Posted by tparks

That's a cool little set! I love this Lego Star-Lord, I wish he looked like this in the Lego MSH game! And it's cool to know there is a Sakaaran in the movie- does this mean a "Planet Hulk" movie can't be too far behind?

That would be just awesome. I have a feeling that will happen sooner or later too.

Posted by Winter_Kills

@tparks: I know what you mean! First we get the Chitauri, Thanos, a Kronan in Thor: The Dark World, The Collector, now a Sakaaran- as well as Ronan and Korath, who are Kree- and hints that the being in the guest house in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is possibly Kree. I love the idea of GoTG expanding the universe, the movie that makes the bridge to the cosmic side of things and "Planet Hulk" would be the next step, the ultimate epic Hulk movie. A huge way of expanding the literal Marvel UNIVERSE. I would love to see Korg, Caeira, and even Skaar at some point!

Posted by tparks

@winter_kills: Seeing Skaar on the big screen would be epic. Hulk really needs to have a character that he can throw down with, and give him a run for his money. I actually enjoyed the Abomination fight from Incredible Hulk, but I'd like to see that taken to a whole new (and more destructive) level with a character like Skaar.

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Those are awesome! I don't usually like legos but those I really dig!

LOL *saves photo*

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@ostyo said:

@arturocalakayvee: Not like Legos? Blasphemy!

I suck at them therefore that is where my hate is derived :P

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Posted by Winter_Kills

@tparks:

I agree! Hulk definitely needs a knock-down drag-out fight in a film(hoping to get a good Thor/Hulk slugfest one day), and bringing Skaar in would be awesome. I could easily see him becoming a fan favorite, and it would definitely renew the Hulk franchise.

Posted by ZZoMBiE13

Love all the detail on Star-Lord's helmet. "Ages 6-12" label be DAMNED!

That's just a suggestion, they have to put that on the label. ;)

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@zzombie13 said:

@amazingwebhead said:

Love all the detail on Star-Lord's helmet. "Ages 6-12" label be DAMNED!

That's just a suggestion, they have to put that on the label. ;)

XD

Posted by Oscars94

I hope the Novas can fly and blast energy atleast.

Posted by yfnjman

awesome set. the Nova Corp ship is a fun build. the small ship...meh. for the price? definitely worth it.

nice pics, btw.