Update 11/2 @ 5:00 PM: LEGO and Blizzard have officially debuted all six of the upcoming Overwatch kits. They’ll be available on January 1st, with preorders now available direct from LEGO. The kits will sell for the prices that we announced before.
Since we first got wind of LEGO and Blizzard’s partnership to release official Overwatch sets, we’ve been eagerly-awaiting the full roster of kits. The two companies teased 2019’s lineup with the debut of an exclusive Omnic Bastion kit, but other details were nowhere to be see. That is until now. Thanks to Target jumping the gun, we’ve gotten a look at all six sets from the LEGO Overwatch line. Head below for a closer look.
LEGO’s lineup of Overwatch builds weren’t expected until sometime in 2019. And when the Omnic Bastion kit was released, any hope of getting a look at the upcoming kits before their release seemed unlikely. Target’s recent leak has changed that, showcasing six new sets starting at $15
These kits for the most part are centered around the minifigures for the Overwatch heroes. Each then assembles scenery or items from various in-game maps to go with them. There’s everywhere from Watchpoint Gibraltar to Hanamura and Dorado. Given that many of these sets are on the more affordable side, the designers did a great job recreating the iconic settings on a more limited parts-budget.
Check out the full roster of set releases:
75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker: $15
With 129 pieces, this set inlaces both Tracer and Widowmaker minifigures. Alongside the two is to-scale recreation of Watchpoint: Gibraltar’s payload. At $15, it’s a well-priced and is the only of the sets to include either of the minifigures.
75971 Hanzo vs. Genji: $20
At the $20 price point, you’ll assemble a miniature dojo found on Hanamura. It includes both Hanzo and Genji figures, which are both set-exclusives. It also includes a Hanamura security guard.
75972 Dorado Showdown: $30
Recreating the Mexican town of Dorado, this $30 set includes McCree, Reaper and Soldier: 76. There’s also a payload cart alongside some addition scenery from the map to round out the kit’s 419 pieces. Reaper’s minifigure comes with a new stud-shooter element.
75973 D.Va & Reinhardt: $40
In the middle price range of the six kits, this build is comprised of two different heroes: D.Va and Reinhardt. Given that both of the heroes are on the larger side compared to the others, giving them more complex brick-built bodies than the alternative route of a Bigfig seems to be a great call. The 455 piece set includes the minifigure versions of the characters themselves as well.
75974 Bastion: $50
This 602 piece set stacks up to a single build, a detailed recreation of Bastion. While we already received a minifigure-scale version, this is more of a display-model. It can be reconfigured into Bastion’s turret mode, which makes this kit even better. At $50, it’s just as solid of a value as any other LEGO kit.
75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar: $90
Finally there’s the 730 piece Watchpoint: Gibraltar kit. The main portion of the build is a shuttle at the end of the map alongside some additional elements. Most notably, there’s a Winston Bigfig as well as Mercy, Pharah and Reaper. It is the most expensive set of the six, but earns the higher price tag with its exclusive figures and well-designed builds.
The sets are due out in 2019, with current information pointing to a January 1st release date. Many were disappointed by the first LEGO Overwatch set that was released earlier in October. But it’s hard to be anything but psyched for all six of the new kits. Each of the minifigures are well-executed and true to their in-game counterparts.
Have a favorite set from the bunch? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. While I’ll definitely end up picking all of them up, I’m most excited for Bastion.
Source: The Brick Fan