The four LEGO Marvel sets expected for this summer are finally available for pre-order at Amazon (UK for the GotG sets and FR / IT / UK for the X-Men set) and this is the opportunity to discover the final visuals of the three LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy sets:

76019 Starblaster Showdown (incl. the minifigs of Star-Lord, a Nova Officer and a Sakaaran Soldier)
76020 Knowhere Escape Mission (incl. the minifigs of Rocket Raccoon, a Sakaaran Soldier, Nebula and Groot)
76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue (incl. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Ronan and a Sakaaran Soldier minifigs),

as well as the X-Men set:

76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel (incl. Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto and Storm minifigs).

Also available for pre-order, the LEGO Juniors set 10669 Turtle's Lair whose official visuals can be found below.

I added these references on Pricevortex, it's up to you to compare the prices ...

(Be careful, the sets do not yet appear at amazon FR, but the prices go up well in the comparator).

(Thanks to WEED for his email)

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe

Fans of the Marvel universe, here is a documentary that you do not want to miss, even if you will have to try to find it on Youtube or via a Torrent just after its broadcast Tuesday, March 18 on the American channel ABC.

Entitled "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe", this document will retrace the Marvel saga in cinema and now on television from the release of the first Iron Man in 2008 to the Marvel TV series Agents of SHIELD currently being broadcast across the Atlantic, with the added bonus of some information on the two next films that will join the long list of cinematographic variations of the Marvel universe: Guardians of the Galaxy (released in theaters in August 2014) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (released in theaters in April 2015).

There might not be anything really new in this documentary, the trailer of which is below, but we are promised exclusive interviews and some behind-the-scenes clips of all the Marvel films released to date.

martian manhunter

Let's go for the March offer on the LEGO Shop allowing to obtain for 55 € of purchase a bag containing Martian Manhunter's minifigure in version DC Comics New 52.

Note the arrival on the LEGO Shop of many sets including new Marvel products with sets 76014 Spider-Trike vs. Electro (€ 14.99), 76015 Dock Ock Truck Heist (€ 25.99), 76016 Spider-Helicopter Rescue (€ 54.99), 76017 Captain America vs. HYDRA (25.99 €) and 76018 Hulk Lab Smash (62.99 €) as well as the new Junior range with sets 10665 Spider-Man: Spider-Car Pursuit (12.99 €) and 10672 Batman: Defend the Batcave (34.99 €).

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes X-Men

It's no longer a secret, we will be entitled to an X-Men set in 2014 under the reference 76022. Until now we had the certainty that Magneto, Storm et Wolverine will be in the box.

We now know that cyclops will also be there, in its version astonishing, thanks to a forumer ofEurobricks who had access to the entire 2014 reseller catalog page from which the above visuals are extracted: He is in charge of the X-Jet or Blackbird which is part of the set and of which one of the sides can be distinguished on the visual on the right.

76014 Spider-Trike vs. Electro

View for sale on eBay, Electro minifig from the LEGO Marvel set 76014 Spider-Trike vs. Electro that we have already discovered on the official visuals.

We can see better in these images the head and the translucent polycarbonate arms of the minifigure.

I would have preferred the whole minifig to be polycarbonate, but LEGO apparently does not use configurations where polycarbonate parts are connected together due to the very high coefficient of friction of this material which makes it difficult to take two parts apart.

This would explain, apart from any artistic choice, that the minifigure is in ABS plastic for the torso and legs and in polycarbonate for the arms and head.

The design of the minifig is directly inspired by the Ultimate version of the character as he appears in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.