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Awesome Toy Picks: LEGO Superman 'Black Zero Escape'

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

Every week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. With Man of Steel due in theaters in a couple weeks, the Superman-related merchandise has arrived on store shelves. The bad news is, most of it is pretty bad - except for the LEGO Superman products. This week we'll look at the 'Black Zero Escape' set.

What does 'Black Zero Escape' mean? Chances are it has something to do with the movie. We'll have to wait and see. For some reason, the red-haired Lois Lane somehow ends up on one of General Zod's ships or constructs. She'll have to get away in an escape pod while Superman fights Zod.

The set has 168 pieces. There is a larger Man of Steel LEGO set. It retails for about $20 so it's a good deal if you're looking for a Superman, Lois and Zod.

The way I see it, Lois is snooping reporting and somehow gains access to Zod's place.

She hears someone coming and there's only one place to hide.

Turns out it's Zod himself. Clearly he won't be too happy to find a pesky Earthling going through his stuff. This could be bad news for Lois. If only we could get John Williams' score to cue the entrance of a certain LEGO hero. Maybe if we all start humming it RIGHT NOW, Lois can be saved!

Superman isn't happy to find out the woman he has a crush on is in jeopardy. So you know what that means. It's time for a LEGO fight!

With a swift super-punch, Superman manages to get Zod out of the way so he can launch Lois to safety. You can imagine if two Kryptonians were fighting, it wouldn't be safe for a human to be around.

Of course LEGO Superman will win. It's his LEGO set after all. As for how this scene will play out in the movie, if it even does, we'll have to wait and see.

That's it for this week. We'll have another comic book collectible in the spotlight next time.

Posted by FlashDamn


Posted by Trevel8182

"You believe your son is safe? I WILL CUNT PUNT HIM!"

This is still funny!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I can practically hear the movie dialogue during all these stills! ^_^

Posted by DonFelipe

The 3 figures and especially Zod in combat armor look awesome but the rest of the set isn't very interesting. I'm way more excited about the Ewok Village.

This box says "comic book included". Which one?

Posted by TechFiendly

I love these reviews, I can enjoy the lego without spending the cash moneys

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

Love Lego.

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

Why humming the Williams theme? I would rather hum the new one by Hans Zimmer which for me, as someone who didn't grow up with the old Superman movies, is by far the better one! I LOVE me some Zimmer MOS score! The theme, I suspect, is the part thats plaIng when Superman first takes flight in trailer 3, with the uplifting notes and those bad ass war drums!

Yes, I am almost as excited to get the score on my Ipod as to see the movie.

Posted by Tacos_Kickass

I wish playing with toys was part of my job.

Posted by _Marc_74

@tacos_kickass: well said. i get told at almost 39 playing with lego is a bit wrong :(

Posted by Lurkero

That last pick most certainly looks like something one would see of Superman. I also wouldn't mind having that Zod Lego.

Posted by tikhunt

When you said about humming the tune for some strange reason I started to hum the "Duel of Fates" tune from Star Wars 1.

Posted by Phantim555

I wonder if the fact that it's called "black zero" is a spoiler since black zero was a kryptonian figure who I think Zod's military fought against as he tried to rule krypton before Zod.

Edited by kilomac29

Great pics, as always.

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

I can practically hear the movie dialogue during all these stills! ^_^


Edited by Omega-Man

Black Zero was an event on Krypton in the comics not sure what they are doing with Black Zero in the Movie.

Edited by Timotheus316

I just hope they didn't ruin your hardwood floor Tony.

Posted by Mild_Karl

This might be the first LEGO set I've bought since I was a child.

Edited by Onemoreposter

Black Zero was an event on Krypton in the comics not sure what they are doing with Black Zero in the Movie.

Black Zero has been many things but never an event. Pre-crisis Black Zero was the name of the villain ultimately responsible for the destruction of Kyrpton. Post-crisis Black Zero was the name of the organization ultimately responsible for the destruction of Kyrpton as well as the (very badass) hypertime traveling Superboy villain.

Posted by Justthatkid

They gave Zod superman's hair, I thought in Man of Steel he didn't have the curl.

Posted by bladewolf

Looks awesome. I may need to buy this.

Posted by Ninjablade09

Behold, this is what the great Christopher Reeves would look like in the MoS suit.

Posted by Darknite32

its the lego version of the New 52 Superman re-design. no belt line

Posted by TeamUnitedNerds


Posted by TeamUnitedNerds

Wait, Black Zero, as in, the Superboy from another dimension?