First image of Superman: Battle of Smallville

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UK retailer Argos has published the first images of 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville.

Click through on the image to see the hi-res version on flickr. You'll find the hi-res white-background version on the set details page. I can't quite read the text under the minifigs, but it appears to contain Superman, General Zod, Colonel Hardy(?), Faora and Tor-An.

A better image of 76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown was also published, so I've added it to the database.

Presumably the fact that they've beed added suggests that they'll be available soon.

Thanks JustTooGood and CapnRex101 for the heads-up

40 comments on this article

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By in Spain,

tried a cheeky stock check and reserve to see if any Argos stores missed the memo about not ready for release yet, which they have done in the past... no stock in my nearest 10 stores :o(

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By in United States,

It is Tor-An I believe.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Kryptonian figures look great, especially that armour and what looks like a new gun part. Not sure the same can be said for Colonel Baldy/Hardy.

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By in United Kingdom,

wow this set looks fantastic. Defo gonna buy this when I can.

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By in United Kingdom,

Seems like Tor-An: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Tor-An_(New_Earth) and Faora: http://superman.wikia.com/wiki/Faora.

Zod seems to always maintain a pair of male and female 'disciples' and I presume this is them for the Superman: Man of Steel film.

Anyway, this set looks excellent to me. The Jeep looks a little flimsy, but that is only to be expected as the main focus is of course the large jet, which looks brilliant in my opinion. The Minifigure selection is excellent, General Zod and his cronies look suitably intimidating (and well armed) and General Hardy's torso looks very useful for any military MOCers out there, although I would have preferred a different face. I love the Superman Minifigure too. All in all, a must buy for me!

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By in United States,

Awesome jet! Can't wait for this set!

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By in Slovakia,

Thats strange box art car looks like flying in that beckround.

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By in United States,

Is Tor-An (or Faora) carrying a new machine gun piece?

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By in Germany,

@lukelegoman and @CapnRex101: I changed the name. Thanks for the hint.

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By in Sweden,

Wouldn't have thought it since I'm not that big of a fan of Superman, but these Man of Steel sets look much, much more interesting than the Iron Man 3 ones. Unlike those, these seem to come with cool minifigures AND some pretty nice sets/builds. The grey spaceship in this one looks particularly interesting.

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By in United Kingdom,

The jeep really reminds me of the BrIckmaster Indiana Jones jeep (20004), esp. given I have one sitting on my desk in front of me!

Will wait to see on judging this set, nice to see two proper cannons rather than just flick missiles and the minifigures look good, but not overwhelmed by the appearance of the vehicles.

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By in United States,

Looks cool, and I am glad to see that Faora actually looks like a girl! Looking forward to this set.

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By in Europe,

Great looking set, any ideas on a price?
On another note did anyone else's polys arrive from the sun today. Perhaps an article would be nice to see what other people got?

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By in United Kingdom,

When will Atkinsar do another awesome polybag article?

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By in United States,

Why are people guessing over price? Brickset has the price, it's 418 pieces (I think) and $50, a little overpriced, but not too too bad.

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By in United States,

The new guns look like they're made by BrickArms, kinda weird right?

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By in United States,

I would say $50 is definitely overpriced, but that is typical Licensed LEGO. I will definitely be waiting for a sale, if I decide to pick it up at all. I was never into Superman, but I will probably end up seeing this movie.

I am glad Faora does look more feminine than originally shown. I would have sworn the minifigure was another dude, if it wasn't for looking at the source material. Although I would still guess that, but she might look a little more feminine now because I am aware that it isn't a dude.

The ship does look interesting, but since I know nothing of this story I can't attest to how "cool" it is otherwise. The armor for the villains is interesting and I'm glad they have two unique versions, but I'll have to wait to see the movie to understand the use of them.

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By in United Kingdom,

People that saying that this awesome set is overpriced in America, think yourself lucky that you don't have to pay other country's prices like the uk which costs us $60.67 for this set.

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By in Canada,

Am I the only one that thinks that the ship looks rather chunky? Probably $60 for us here in Canada. I can wait for a sale or discount, and if I miss this one altogether, I won't be disappointed.

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By in United States,

UK and EU has taxes the USA does not. LEGO over there is 17.6% more expensive because it has to be. I'm not sure why we need to always bring this up. Should it be $40? Sure, but it's not. And being that it's the only Super Hero set that actually seems overpriced, I'll live. The rest of the theme is evry well priced.

Plus the guys in helmets come with hair pieces. I love when lEGO does that.

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By in United Kingdom,

Lots of the predictable drooling, but I tend to think that most of the Super Heroes sets are very samey and rather disappointing.

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By in United States,

The truck cabin reminds me of the Adventures theme.

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By in United States,

This looks quite bad***. I am not a fan of the series, but I may pick up this one.

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By in United States,

can we not re-hash the regional pricing debate again for the umpteenth time please?

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By in New Zealand,

Why are all you guys complaining about the prices of LEGO, when in NZ WE PAY DOUBLE (or more if it's licensed) THE AMERICAN PRICE! And I know what you guys are probably going to say: "NZ is far away from any LEGO factory though!". True...but double is a bit much, don't you think? Try going to shop.lego.com and click on a SW set, for example. Go into the US region, check the price....now go into the NZ region for the same page and have a look at the price. See what I mean? And that doesn't add on shipping either....the cost of shipping in NZ is sometimes double the price of the actual product that your buying. It's ridiculous really, because now LEGO has their own exchange rate for us people in NZ.

We have to work harder to pay more for the LEGO we know and love. :(

PS: Just so you know, this set that this article is supposed to be talking about would easily be over $100 - $120 bucks in NZ (probably more cause it's licensed). I think that the Australians have this problem as well (I'm not sure though).

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By in Canada,

I'm not attracted to either model featured in this set, which is a shame given the fact that I haven't picked up a superman minifigure yet and the two armoured dudes look cool. I'm not a fan of any superhero theme. Nothing in this set would look good in my displays, which means to me; DON'T BUY IT!!! Normally I'd say something along the lines of "I'd pick this up on a sale" but I don't exactly have my fingers crossed for TRU ever to put this more than 20% off... whereas one year ago it was almost certain that I'd get a better deal than that before they retired it. The jeep is butt ugly and the Jet-thing just looks clunky. So much of the superhero theme is just half-a**, and I'm missing out on some great minifigures because of it.

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By in Canada,

I don't know why Lego is wasting their time making this kind of stuff.

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By in United States,

Ugh, I would have preferred more sets based on the Batman 2 game. I want pre-52 crap DC. Come on. I bought a whole city just because of the early Batman sets. Only 4 new characters in the second series...Aquaman, Lex, Superman, and Wonder Woman. I so want more characters in standard DC pre-52 style. I haven't like the styles of the movie from the get go.

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By in United States,

Lets give a hand for such an amazing picture. I have to say Wo who.

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By in United States,

I find it mildly amusing that some people don't yet realize that on an ever-increasing basis LEGO sets, particularly licensed ones, and most particularly the superheroes ones, are entirely about selling mini-figures. Any actual vehicles or other brick-built structures are mere window dressing to hit price points and convey a semblance of setting or context to the star attractions: the figures

Why people seem to still be surprised by this obvious fact and disappointed in the set design and construction is beyond me.

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By in United States,

I am always befuddled at how USers complain about our fantastic prices… Be thankful we don't have the prices of NZ and AU! Or South America.

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By in United States,

Well, this is the biggest set of the bunch, the last photo to be released is a 19.99$ set

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By in Australia,

@yodaman5556 -- yes, the Aussies have the same problem. We get charged about double the price, that the rest of the world has to pay. The end result for me has been to buy a lot less Lego.

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By in Australia,

@Zordboy, agreed. I have stopped buying the bigger sets, electing instead to use the generous exchange rate to fish out the best minifigs on Ebay or Bricklink.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well outside the context of the film i've got no idea what Zod is doing with a ship studded with guns, but I do like it! Bley canopy pieces, new armour, helmets and what look like machine pistols that the Kryptonian is brandishing in the main pic? Plus the figs look nice. The tan jeep is filler but that aside I suspect I will get this set. Better than the iron man sets by some margin.

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By in United States,

@dougts: I disagree. Yes, minifigures are increasingly becoming the main selling point of a lot of sets, but that doesn't mean that the models themselves don't matter. For a collector, sure, any set with the minifigures will be sufficient. But for the average kid? They don't want the figs just for the sake of owning them; they want to PLAY with them. And in that case, the model is the foundation of the play scenario for the included figs.

It doesn't matter where the idea for a set comes from or what its main selling point is; there is still a lot of value in a set being well-rounded, with great figs, great play opportunities, and some great building. I'd say this set has all three, regardless of whether a person would be likely to buy the jeep or spacecraft on their own.

On a side note, I don't see why there's so much criticism of the jeep. I think it's quite nice. It uses some of the same techniques as that lovely Indiana Jones polybag that was included with Brickmaster magazine subscriptions back in 2008, but a little bit beefier. The spacecraft is also quite clever and unique-looking, even though I have no idea whether it resembles the source material closely.

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By in United States,

in every set, is superman's eyes all red?

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By in New Zealand,

@Zordbay Yes I thought so... :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Its disappeared from Argos :(

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