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Posted by G-Man (36818 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're a frequent visitor to this place, you have a pretty good idea how we feel about LEGO. We've done quite a few features on the different LEGO sets that have been coming out. With the news of a LEGO Marvel video game on the way, it only makes sense we'd eventually see LEGO variant covers as well.

From the images Marvel sent over, it appears they may be homage covers.

HAWKEYE #15 variant

This September, two of the world's most iconic brands join forces as Marvel Entertainment & The LEGO Group, unite for the greatest variant covers you’ve ever seen – LEGO® Variants. That’s right, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Wolverine, Captain America, and so many more of your favorite Marvel heroes are translated into LEGO form! Not only will you get to see so many of Earth’s Mightiest as Minifigures, but over 20 of your favorite Marvel comics will feature these one- of-a-kind variant covers depicting some of the most classic of covers!

  • · All-New X-Men #17
  • · Avengers #21
  • · Avengers A.I. #4
  • · Captain America #12
  • · Daredevil #31
  • · Fantastic Four #13
  • · Guardians Of The Galaxy #7
  • · Hawkeye #15
  • · Indestructible Hulk #14
  • · Infinity #3
  • · Iron Man #17
  • · Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble #1
  • · Mighty Avengers 1
  • · New Avengers #11
  • · Nova #8
  • · Secret Avengers #10
  • · Superior Spider-Man #19
  • · Thor: God Of Thunder #14
  • · Uncanny Avengers #12
  • · Wolverine & The X-Men #36
  • · X-Men #5

"Working with the folks at The LEGO Group to do these homage covers is an absolute blast! As soon as we came up with the concept of doing the covers, I couldn’t wait to get an idea off the ground that really does justice to both the Marvel heroes and the LEGO brand,” explained David Gabriel, SVP of Sales, Print & Digital. “This program is the best blend of both worlds and we know it will really excite our fans and hope that Lego fans also find their way into comic shops to pick these up!”

The LEGO variant covers complement the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes construction toy collection, which brings the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO build-and-play adventure. There are currently eleven iconic scenes from the Avengers, Iron Man and Spider -Man franchises available including construction sets tied to Marvel’s Iron Man 3 feature film. The covers also celebrate the new LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes videogame which will be available beginning Fall 2013 and is the first instalment in the highly successful LEGO videogame franchise to feature a breadth of famous characters from the Marvel Comics Universe.

To celebrate this Marvel Team-Up, Marvel has pored through the vaults and selected the best images for artists Leo Castellani, Christopher Jones and Adam DeKracker to bring you a set of covers that will be forever awesome in your collection! Be sure to head on over to your local comic shop immediately and tell your retailers which one you want because all of these limited LEGO Variant covers are going to go fast!

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as the fan interest in the months to come can only increase. No fan will want to miss the chance to see their favorite Marvel heroes in a whole new light when the LEGO Variants hit store shelves worldwide!

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #14 variant
X-MEN #5 variant

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#1 Posted by Mucklefluga (2590 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy.... That's so awesome! The Hawkguy one! :D I'm a sucker for anything LEGO and now they're on these covers :D :D

#2 Edited by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

#3 Posted by Kurtisimus (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Mighty Avengers 1...Nice!

#4 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (883 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to see (and probably buy) the Daredevil and both X-Men covers.

#5 Posted by flazam (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

O.M.G that is Gonna Be Beast!!!!

#6 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2145 posts) - - Show Bio

yes yes yes

#7 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

That Indestructible Hulk one is awesome.

#8 Posted by johnkmccubbin91 (3486 posts) - - Show Bio

That actually looks pretty cool.

#9 Posted by flazam (2501 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Edited by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

why are they doing this? this is just not called for.

#11 Edited by ColonelRunAway (370 posts) - - Show Bio

why are they doing this? this is just not called for.

Yes. Whatever could they be hoping to promote?

#12 Edited by leokearon (1837 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by QuantomMan (216 posts) - - Show Bio

This is gonna be soooooo COOL!

#14 Edited by manwithoutshame (654 posts) - - Show Bio

That Wolverine cover is hilarious! Too bad none of the comic stores I go to sell variants, usually I think they sell them online for more money.

#15 Edited by Dabee (2399 posts) - - Show Bio

First the Skottie Young baby variants, the 8bit variants, and now this? So much awesome, but so much money.

Five minutes ago I didn't know these existed, but now I have to have them. I'm getting awfully tired of you making me spend all my money, G-Man. That goes for k4tzman, too. In all honesty, jokes aside, thanks for posting!

It's unfortunate that there isn't a Deadpool one, or a Cable and X-Force one. Lego Cable would look totally badass.

EDIT: I always love homages to the great Steranko cover to Hulk Annual #1. It's kind of become an icon in my household.

#16 Edited by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by wmwadeii (3250 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

First the Skottie Young baby variants, the 8bit variants, and now this? So much awesome, but so much money.

Five minutes ago I didn't know these existed, but now I have to have them. I'm getting awfully tired of you making me spend all my money, G-Man. That goes for k4tzman, too. In all honesty, jokes aside, thanks for posting!

It's unfortunate that there isn't a Deadpool one, or a Cable and X-Force one. Lego Cable would look totally badass.

EDIT: I always love homages to the great Steranko cover to Hulk Annual #1. It's kind of become an icon in my household.

I feel your pain lol. Gotta get them all.

#18 Edited by judasnixon (6684 posts) - - Show Bio

#19 Posted by nightwingnerd (324 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome really want the Superior variant

#20 Posted by RustyRoy (13285 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk looks cool.

#21 Posted by Chaos Burn (1787 posts) - - Show Bio

S'cool

#22 Edited by csantilli27 (181 posts) - - Show Bio

this is pretty cool

#23 Posted by Oscars94 (2583 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to play this with my friends!

#24 Posted by DanteTheRedKnight (114 posts) - - Show Bio

Me gusta

#25 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3600 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by HexThis (903 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't get how people don't feel totally ripped off by all these Lego variants of different franchises. Why would you want an action figure of your favorite superhero that is an extremely simplified, blocky version of them with just the basic details? Same with the games, what's the appeal? They're clearly just cheap to produce because they use no complex graphics at all.

#27 Posted by BumpyBoo (10069 posts) - - Show Bio

Too adorable :D

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#28 Posted by fables87 (1033 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME IDEA! Can't wait to see the rest.

#29 Posted by HempKnight757 (130 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Edited by MyNameWasDeleted (679 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by DonFelipe (1126 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty sweet! I want the Hawkeye one; including the action figure please!

#32 Edited by LifePool (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda surprised that so many people are still into Legos, but hey, that's why they made them.

#33 Posted by SideburnGuru (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Lego Deadpool will probaby be a variant cover. Just not for an actual Deadpool comic. Why? Because that'd make sense.

I am excited for these covers though. Can't wait to pick some up of them!

#34 Posted by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

I am not super into lego but that wolverine cover is awesome.

#35 Posted by wmwadeii (3250 posts) - - Show Bio

I was thinking it would be nice if Marvel and LEGO decided to bag these issues to include a Marvel Mini-fig.

#36 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6434 posts) - - Show Bio

@wmwadeii said:

I was thinking it would be nice if Marvel and LEGO decided to bag these issues to include a Marvel Mini-fig.

O_O YES!

#37 Edited by CitizenJP (602 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok that's awesome lol.

#38 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3929 posts) - - Show Bio

Cute!

#39 Edited by ShadowSwordmaster (15635 posts) - - Show Bio

Well done marvel.

#40 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (7408 posts) - - Show Bio

WOOOOOO!!

#41 Posted by ThatOneKidWhoLikesComics (58 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd want to see one of Deadpool.

#42 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3175 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to see the Superior Spider-man one.

#43 Edited by TheHeat (452 posts) - - Show Bio

This video always makes me crack up!

#44 Posted by MrGOD (15 posts) - - Show Bio

DC does villains month, then Marvel has to do Lego month. Good one Marvel ;)

#45 Posted by Night Thrasher (3699 posts) - - Show Bio

That Indestructible Hulk one is awesome.

#46 Edited by Night Thrasher (3699 posts) - - Show Bio

@hexthis said:

I don't get how people don't feel totally ripped off by all these Lego variants of different franchises. Why would you want an action figure of your favorite superhero that is an extremely simplified, blocky version of them with just the basic details? Same with the games, what's the appeal? They're clearly just cheap to produce because they use no complex graphics at all.

Because buying them isn't mandatory.

#47 Posted by sweatboy (816 posts) - - Show Bio
#48 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

My gosh, combined with the DC promo for Villains this coming month in September...it leads me to believe...are the Big Two intent on draining our pockets and wallets? Seriously...

#49 Edited by jaytiz27 (68 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha ha, these will look so good on my sons lego superhero bedroom.

#50 Posted by michaelthemighty17 (237 posts) - - Show Bio

wat about avengers arena?