Back in August, we got one of our first looks at the upcoming LEGO Overwatch line of sets. Today the first of these kits is finally available for purchase. Stacking up to 182 pieces, Blizzard has debuted the new LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion set. Hit the jump for more info on how to add it to your collection.
Making the LEGO Overwatch debut, Bastion enters with a fresh coat of ‘Omnic Crisis Orange’ paint. The 182-piece set is mainly comprised of the Omnic robot which stands around four-inches tall. Alongside the included base with display plaque, Bastion also includes a miniature brick-built Ganymede.
Unlike the in-game counterpart, the LEGO version of Bastion lacks the ability to transform into its turret mode. The bot’s right arm does feature a stud-shooter though.
The first official Overwatch kit is now available for purchase from Blizzard for $25. It’ll be a Blizzard exclusive and is said to be available in limited quantities. With under 200 pieces, this isn’t the best value. Although with a partnership like Blizzard, it makes sense that there would be a bit of a premium. We previously remarked at how few parts came with re-release of Vestas Wind Turbine, but it looks like we have a new winner for lowest part-per-dollar metric.
Despite that, I doubt it’ll hamper the excitement for the additional upcoming Overwatch sets. This is first of many, and we’ll likely see more roll out as the holiday season approaches. Let us know your thoughts on the new release in the comments below.
Overwatch® players have long enjoyed assembling teams featuring the iconic hero Bastion. Soon members of the community will be able to assemble Bastion in real life thanks to a new collaboration between Blizzard Entertainment and The LEGO Group. In advance of the launch of a full collection of LEGO® Overwatch building sets, Overwatch fans may now purchase an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion model starting today on the Blizzard Gear Store for an MSRP of $25, or purchase on site at BlizzCon® 2018, taking place November 2 and 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
This Blizzard-exclusive display model features Bastion in the orange Omnic Crisis skin with a display plate built from LEGO bricks. The figure features a swiveling upper body, moveable arms, and a weapon built into the right arm, and comes with Bastion’s trusty bird, Ganymede. This unique figure, which stands over 4” (12cm) tall in robot mode, is the ideal collector’s item for Overwatch fans and will be a welcome addition to any gaming setup.
With a player base of 40 million, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning a robust merchandising program with brands like The LEGO Group. Blizzard Entertainment and The LEGO Group first announced their collaboration in May at the 2018 Licensing Expo, and most recently teased the upcoming building sets collection in a lighthearted video featuring Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan.