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Mighty Micros: The Flash vs. Captain Cold

Mighty Micros: The Flash vs. Captain Cold

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Just2Good has revealed images of several DC and Marvel Super Heroes sets, including the much-anticipated Mighty Micros. These stylised sets include plenty of popular characters but short legs are used on each of them which is a little disappointing if you were hoping to collect some minifigures which often only appear in more expensive sets.

These sets will be released in March and we will be reviewing them then.

 

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52 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I don't see how the legs are a problem, you can just switch them out. The problem is the faces of the characters are childish and in a few cases really silly.

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By in United States,

knowing my luck, they'll make one with Iron Man which I'll be forced to buy so that I have one of each iron man...

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By in Sweden,

Didn't know they'd have little legs, but that's kinda funny actually. As long as they're still affordably priced I'll surely be picking them up, little legs or no.

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By in United States,

so, superhero racers with heavily stylized minifigs then? What?! Why is this even a thing? They all have dead, expressionless eyes as a result of having the normal Lego style and pupil removed. Just creepy...

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By in Poland,

What is the Catwoman doing with that stupid milk carton?
Does everything have to be "funny" nowadays?

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By in United States,

^ As these are cartoonish sets aimed at kids, I would say yes.

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By in Germany,

Wot, no Iron Man?

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By in United States,

Maybe they're waiting for a wave 2 to include an Iron Man...

Funny enough, a Robin with short legs is pretty logical...

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By in United States,

These are hilarious!

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By in United States,

These are fun and clever. They must've been a hoot to design. Any set that gives you two good minifigs (albeit with useless legs) and two entertaining little builds is a good deal in my book.

As for the complaints about them being too cartoony or silly, that comes with the territory. Superheroes in tiny little cars is an inherently absurd premise. It would be weirder if they had tried to play it straight with these.

(By the way, I'm assuming these were in development before the Superhero Racers projects on Ideas. Not sure if anyone else has noticed and/or complained about the similarity.)

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By in United Kingdom,

A sure fire hit for the kids; great move!

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By in United Kingdom,

Boy have I been waiting for this. After years and years of Star Wars Microfighters they finally made another theme with the same concept.

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By in United States,

FreewheelBricks, you asked why is this a think. LEGO Ideas had Super Hero go karts and LEGO just stole that idea and made these. LEGO is getting really good about stealing other people's work and then being paranoid about their set designs being stolen.

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By in United States,

Another LEGO IDEAS theft!

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By in United States,

@The Green Brick Giant: You can't be serious, can you? The Super Heroes go-karts on Lego Ideas looked completely different from these and had hardly any of the same personality. Besides that, "little cars for licensed characters" isn't even that original of an idea—heck, I had some very similar Batman-themed vehicles that I got as Happy Meal toys from McDonalds back in the day.

Lego isn't getting good about stealing anybody's work. But fans are getting really good at whining that their obvious and poorly developed ideas are getting stolen...

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By in United States,

These are really cute, I bet my 6-year-old brother will love them. Captain America's tank thingy is very cleverly done as well.

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By in United States,

I don't think it's the submissions that are bad, it's just a matter of coincidence. Toyetic racers are nowhere near a new concept, and LEGO's are far wackier. I find the designs to be a lot of fun, and it's clear that they're self-aware about how silly these are.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Lyichir I think the sad thing he/she is being serious, hence posting the same nonsense before about these new sets. Given the number of submissions on Ideas now I'm sure you can find something slightly similar to every new theme Lego produces and then claim they have stolen the idea. That is if you really have nothing better to do in your life.

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By in United States,

I am boggled at how many adult fans forget that Legos are, first and foremost, toys for children.

Wacky superheroes are perfect for the younger demographics--not everything has to be for you.

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By in Canada,

Bane's 'mole machine' looks exactly like a mini thunder driller (8960-1) from Power Miners!

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By in United States,

@Graysmith: It is 9.99 in the US, my guess is maybe 104kr (this is based off of 60113's prcing (same price in the US, and tack a little more of for being an licensed set)).

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By in United States,

@batmanbatman - There's a little similarity there, but I'm pretty sure it's a miniaturized version of Bane's driller from the 6860 Batcave.

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By in United States,

I am no fan of superheroes, but I will getting these. They are cute! I also see plenty of useful parts.

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By in United States,

The wonky faces will keep me away from several, but it really works for spider-man! Will definitely get that one. I also like that batman torso.

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By in United States,

Actually to be perfectly honest some minifigures don't look to strange. Bane and Catwoman can easily become their normal-sized selves and look pretty much the same by just adding taller legs, which aren't hard to find at all!

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By in United States,

I'll be grabbing the Catwoman vs Batman set, Catwoman will be transformed into Mara Jade.

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By in Canada,

uuummmm.....no.

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By in United States,

^^ Glad to see another EU fan around.
The torso and legs would work well for Mara, but I believe that the large white eyes are printed on Catwoman's head.

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By in United States,

I have a different head in mind, forgot to mention it. :P Black Widow's.

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By in Australia,

It is slightly frustrating that the Minifigures legs are short and more so that they have stylized faces, but I can live with it. I own most of the figures in their normal versions and the only one I ever planned on getting was the Spider Man one, and his new head looks fantastic.

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By in United States,

I want Hulk vs Ultron, wacky faces and all!

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By in United States,

@yuffie
"Given the number of submissions on Ideas now I'm sure you can find something slightly similar to every new theme Lego produces and then claim they have stolen the idea."

One of the reasons Ideas needs to close up shop. Without picking a side, we can still acknowledge that the "Idea theft" - which will only continue - opens Lego up for consistent negative press among their most committed customers.

I feel like this sort of thing would go over easier if Lego took control over their products and brand in all areas, say for example quashing the exponentially growing bootleg market. Then it would look like they wish to be the absolute authority rather than maintaining their products only when it suits them financially. It make it hard to reconcile the idea that they have their customers' interest in mind when they behave this way.

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By in United States,

@thebrickdoctor
Ironically the new Spiderman face here is MORE accurate to his design and character from the comics, his eyes are usually very emotive like that.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is it just me, or does it look like they may have a pull back and go feature? They all share the same design of back wheel that is (in most cases) bigger than the front.

I'm probably completely wrong, and more experienced eyes will be able to tell better than I can.

Jo

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By in Malaysia,

Hopefully the cars has pullback like the shell series.

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By in United States,

Forgive my blatancy in this comment but ... I don't even want to touch these with a ten foot pole. All the KFOLs can have 'em but count me out! :P

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By in United States,

Clever idea with fun accessories. I mean, I can't lie, I find the faces disappointing, but anyone just looking to pick up a Flash mask or a snowboard will be happy.

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By in Canada,

I know the faces have different expressions but most superheroes have 2 expressions, has anyone been able to confirm is it 1 or 2 facial expressions? When there is two usually one expression is a more neutral face.

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By in Australia,

These things are hilarious.. not sure they are my cup of tea as a purchase, but I still love them !

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By in United States,

"Much anticipated"? Maybe so, but now after seeing them, "Much to be desired'" But I guess it puts the "toy" factor back into LEGO like the Star Wars Microfighters.

Love the Hulk Smash hands though.

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By in Australia,

@DanRSL, I was thinking the same thing. It's good to finally see a new Spider Man variant.

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By in Australia,

@you_will_forget and rezzza: I also wondered if these have pullback motors. I'm sure Lego can build them small enough and it would really suit the theme of funny little superhero cars.

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By in United States,

I think these are adorable and so fun. Kids will love these. My nephew is only 2 but he's obsessed with cars I will be getting these and saving them for when he's bigger. And a set for myself too of course. Lol

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By in United States,

@Batmanbatman, I wonder if that isn't a nod towards the Power Miners theme?

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By in United States,

Everyone stop saying this is an idea theft. I totally agree that superheroes in little cars with stylized faces have been around for decades!

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By in United States,

I also think these will be good parts packs.

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By in United States,

@DanRSL: I haven't seen a lot of bad press about "idea theft", just random comments that indulge in wild conspiracy theories. Most actual LEGO news sources I follow know better than to assume a product idea was stolen from fans just because it's similar to an idea a fan once had.

What's more, if the LEGO Group's "most committed customers" are in fact ready to believe at a moment's notice that the LEGO Group's designers are shameless thieves and talentless hacks who can't come up with new product ideas except by ripping off fans, then the LEGO Group should focus on increasing their appeal with other, more reasonable customers, instead of pandering to a whiny, irrational audience that doesn't have faith in the company's principles and assumes the worst of them at every opportunity.

Plus, if Ideas closed up shop, the lunatic fringe would STILL be accusing LEGO of stealing ideas any time a new product concept happens to resemble a MOC. It's not like those kinds of accusations didn't exist before LEGO Ideas. Pandering to that audience by shutting down LEGO Ideas would accomplish nothing from a PR standpoint. It'd just deny fans a legitimate way to pass ideas on to LEGO, and deny LEGO a legitimate way to approve ideas passed on by fans.

One of the things LEGO excels at is engaging with their fans, and I'd hate for them to have to shut down platforms that let LEGO and fans support each other just because some cynics don't believe that kind of relationship can exist without LEGO preying on their own fans.

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By in United States,

The minifigures would be good for a Halloween moc

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By in United Kingdom,

@aanchir Excellent post.

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By in Sweden,

Woud you say The Flash has the same mask piece as that one from "Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas
Set Number: 76026"? It is the only minifig I am really interested in and it should be easy to replace the legs..

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By in United States,

Even without the wacky faces, the torsos are different than their counterparts. Less or no muscle or extra lines. Even catwoman didn't have curves I don't think.

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By in United States,

Yeck........the faces are just cheaped out on and weird

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