New images from LEGO.com

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Jor-El

LEGO has published images of forthcoming sets on their image server, including Lord of the Rings, Galaxy Squad, City Coastguard and HERO Factory.

This image of Jor-El was also found, so that should silence those that believed it to be a fake. It is real, and the fact it's been found on the LEGO.com server suggests it will be available as part of a forthcoming shop.LEGO.com promotion, maybe in June, since we know about the May offers already (which include a free 30167: Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone later in the month).

They know how to get us to part with our money and buy sets at full RRP, don't they...

22 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Why yes, yes they know how to make us part with our cash.

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By in Denmark,

The 79006 The Council of Elrond is amazing. They have done an incredible job catching the atmosphere with so few bricks. Bravo!

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By in United States,

I wonder if it is going to be policy that one of those new orange brick seperators is included in every set... wizard Battle has one, and its only a $12 set.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I don't think the size of the set matters so much, but whether or not the build technique involves plate on plate where one plate is entirely on another and so difficult to remove.

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By in Guatemala,

And I was silenced haha.. the City Coast Guard sets look really awesome, definitely getting the ones with sharks. Agree with you @icey, almost like Rivendel.

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By in United Kingdom,

I would have expected a harpoon or something in surfer rescue. Have lego really passed up an opportunity to have conflict?

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By in United Kingdom,

Official or not, it still looks nothing like Jor-El/Rusty Crowe from the film trailer. He'd be better off with longer hair... and an entirely different suit.

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By in United Kingdom,

The face is a great russell crowe likeness i'm just happy we are getting a figure of crowe's jor el even if the costume isn't the best!!!!!!

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By in United States,

Totally tempted to remove Jor-El's (Russel Crowe's) head and place it in a period dated French officers uniform...

I am also sure we might see that head show up in a roman gladiator MOC...

Also noticed the picture of the figure lacked the mold numbers and indents which indicate a China fig. Maybe we are going to have a high quality fig as a promotion for once?

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By in United States,

I really am liking the new Coast Guard, and Rivendale keeps looking better! It'll be interesting to see what you have to buy to get that pretty lame Jor-El.

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By in United States,

The Lord of the Rings sets look fantastic! I'm just surprised at how they photographed the Council of Elrond set. The way its positioned makes it looks smaller than in other pictures. You think they would try to make it look as big as possible. Can't wait to get it and the other LotR sets!

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By in Canada,

And they're officially showing that two Black Gate sets are needed to actually make the Black Gate. Sigh. Well, I'll have minifigs for trade later this year...

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By in United States,

I would also assume June to be the month for that. When does the movie come out? Sometime around there right? All that means is I will postpone the Man of Steel sets I was going to buy until then. Gotta have some Russell Crowe so I can fight around the world.

And I can't wait for LOTR sets this summer.

As much as I love LEGO, it seems Licensed LEGO is my only purchases anymore. Good thing the Modulars and Winter Village keep me buying the unlicensed sets. I think Monster Fighters and Kingdoms were the only non-licensed sets I have really purchased since coming out of the dark ages.

Thanks for the update!

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By in United States,

If you combine two Black Gate sets as shown in TLC's picture, you will end up having two separate gates in the stockade. Still like the set, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, there you go, it is indeed real. Still, a bit disappointing if you ask me. On the other hand though, which more than makes up for this disappointment (for me at least) is that we are getting an Iron Patriot Minifigure through the Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game pre-order: http://www.fbtb.net/2013/04/30/iron-patriot-pre-order-bonus-at-walmart/.

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By in New Zealand,

I've been meaning to ask this for a while, Huw: how do you find images on the LEGO.com image server? Just with all these images that have been "found" on there, I wondered how you did it. And also, I'm surprised that the Jor-El minifigure was indeed real since it looked so fake in that eBay auction. Thanks in advance! :-)

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By in United States,

The Hero Factory sets look nice, though I'm disappointed that there aren't more photos. Generally in the past, a set the size of 44014 would have at least a couple additional photos to show off its functions and/or the figure and vehicle separated, but then again TLG stopped having more than one alternate image for Hero Factory sets for last year's summer wave and don't seem intent on reversing that trend.

44009 Dragon Bolt is a work of art. I built him on LDD to the best of my ability as soon as I saw him in pictures from Toy Fair, and truly he does a remarkable job integrating a flapping-wings function into his build. The way his long, articulated neck is constructed is also nice, using a small 5x6 torso beam together with a couple 5M "C" beams. The glowing brain is not flawless (its eyes seem almost dead compared to the blazing red eyes of the other Hero Factory villain brains), but I like that the new color White Glow is being incorporated into Hero Factory sets. I would not mind seeing glowing Hero Cores in a future wave.

The Lord of the Rings sets naturally look stellar as well, with lots of great colors and textures to establish atmosphere in each scene and some very neat play features. But I don't collect that theme myself.

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By in United States,

Wow, looks like a really kool fig

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By in United States,

Huw, was there no link for the Galaxy Squad photos?

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By in United Kingdom,

If you Google images of Russell Crowe on the Man of Steel set, you can see the red and blue costume underneath.

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By in United States,

The Jor-El figure is indeed a gift with purchase in June. I just got the June calendar from my local LEGO store today and it says he is free with a purchase of $75 or more from June 1- 25.

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