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Awesome Toy Picks: LEGO X-Men vs. the Sentinel

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

Each week we take a close look a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. With X-Men: Days of Future Past out in theaters, we asked: where's all the X-Men merchandise? We managed to track down the X-Men vs. The Sentinel LEGO set.

The set currently seems to be a little difficult to come by. It was found at a Toys 'R Us. There's only 336 pieces and prices are rising online. But you do get quite a bit in this set. The mini-figures are a big draw but besides the figures and the larger Sentinel, you also the Blackbird.

The jet holds four figures. Two can sit in the front and two sit in the back.

There's some missiles on the sides and a compartment in the back, behind the last seat. Inside is a fire extinguisher and a couple tools.

There's also some missiles that come from a back section that can be raised up.

But what happens when the X-Men take the Blackbird out for a spin? Chances are they'll run into Magneto.

The first X-Man out to confront Magneto will, of course, be Wolverine. Not the best choice but perhaps the question is, is LEGO Magneto the master of LEGO-ism? Does he have any control over Wolverine's Adamantium?

One of the cool things about this Wolverine, like Magneto, is he's different from the LEGO Wolverine Chopper Showdown that came with Deadpool and Magneto (featured HERE back in June 2012). He has the classic brown and yellow costume and also comes with a mask, which you'll see later.

Along with Wolverine and Magneto, we also get Storm and Cyclops.

Magneto needs the X-Men to put aside their differences. There's a bigger problem coming. He's even willing to remove his helmet to let them know he's willing to let his guard down. Or maybe it's because there's no telepaths around.

Inside the Blackbird, a sensor goes off, warning them a Sentinel is on the way.

The Sentinel attacks by shooting at the Blackbird. Can the X-Men and Magneto stop one mutant-hunting robot?

You have to admit, even in LEGO-form, the X-Men look pretty tough. We are talking about a Sentinel though? Do you think they can take it out?

And that's it for the Sentinel. Was there any doubt the X-Men and Magneto would be able to triumph over one single Sentinel?

It's clearly a cool set. The mini-figures are great. All of them, except Cyclops has two different faces. Magneto and Wolverine have the option of their hair or mask/helmet. Storm has her lighting bolts. The Blackbird is cool too. If you're able to find this, it's definitely recommended. It's just a question of can you find it close to the retail price and will LEGO be making it more widely available?

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Posted by ccraft

If there is one thing I miss from my childhood it is Lego's :(

This is one cool toy set, or is it considered a collection set?

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Brilliant stuff, I remember once trying to make my own X-men in Lego.

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Posted by ScrappyDont27

This makes me want to drive down to my parents house and go through all my old 90's x-men toys in the attic

Posted by Sammo21

That Lego Sentinel looks cooler than the ones in the movies...

Seriously though, those are neat. I wish they'd finally confirm the actual date of the Ghostbusters Lego so I could go ahead and order those.

Posted by Knightsofdarkness2

I am so getting this set!

Edited by Onemoreposter

Very interesting costume choice for Magneto

Posted by G-Man

@onemoreposter: It's great that they made these tiny changes in the Wolverine and Magneto figures instead of just repackaging the previous ones.

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Posted by Oscars94

I would love a Brotherhood vs X-men set. This set is so cool though.

Posted by jhazzroucher

How come there's a smiling Storm and an angry Storm? Does this mean when you buy it, you're getting 2 Storm figures?

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Posted by jhazzroucher

I'm going to buy this set once it's available here because Storm is in it. : )

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Posted by PhillyEagles10

This set is AWESOME!!! I bought it for my little boy after we watched DOFP.

Posted by flazam

How come there's a smiling Storm and an angry Storm? Does this mean when you buy it, you're getting 2 Storm figures?

I think the way it works is that you spin the head around not sure...... maybe you get two heads?

Posted by AmazingWebHead

The jet looks f$%^ing AWESOME!

I still need to see the new movie. Advice to all you reading this: never let your incompetent-as-hell mother help with your weekend planning.

Posted by Icon

This is epic. Want!

Posted by iceman228433

I think I need to buy this one.

Posted by curtman2k20

awesome, these new lego sets make me want to get back into the lego game. maybe just some random minifig bags as i don't know if i have the cash for cool stuff, like this and The Simpsons house.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

I kind of wish they'd include an alternate head for characters like Cyclops who don't have a hair or hat piece included.

Posted by dreamfall31
Edited by DocFishstick

Just may go out and get this one.

Edited by staypuffed

Nice job, Tony! I always enjoy the photos.

I'm not a fan of the Sentinel design, though. The one in the video game was perfect, this is a little disappointing. And not sure why they've gone with a mishmash of costumes. Classic Wolverine? Astonishing Cyclops? Modern Storm? Secret Wars II Magneto? Why not just choose a time period and stick with it?

Posted by N00beditor3

Nice job, Tony! I always enjoy the photos.

I'm not a fan of the Sentinel design, though. The one in the video game was perfect, this is a little disappointing. And not sure why they've gone with a mishmash of costumes. Classic Wolverine? Astonishing Cyclops? Modern Storm? Secret Wars II Magneto? Why not just choose a time period and stick with it?

I think they figured most kids aren't familiar with the comics so they wouldn't recognize the random mishmash of costumes anyway. So they probably just went with what they thought looked cool.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

All of them look -pretty good, except the Storm figure, which I think could be much better.

Posted by jhazzroucher

I've search some malls here but it isn't available yet. : (

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Posted by Emperormeister734

This is a great X-Men set, now they have to work on making a X-Mansion.

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Posted by poisonfleur

Aye! Super Kawaii! I doubt I'd buy it- but it reminds me of the episode from TAS Enter Magneto