Overwatch sets revealed!

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D.Va & Reinhardt

D.Va & Reinhardt

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Images of the new Overwatch sets have been discovered on the Target Registry App by The Brick Fan! They include an impressive selection of characters from the video game, although several popular heroes are absent. Hopefully future waves will come with additional characters.

You can view images of these sets after the break and in the database.

75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker

  • $14.99
  • 129 pieces
  • Tracer, Widowmaker

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75971 Hanzo vs. Genji

  • $19.99
  • 197 pieces
  • Hanzo, Genji, Shimada Henchman

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75972 Dorado Showdown

  • $29.99
  • 419 pieces
  • Soldier: 76, McCree, Reaper

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75973 D.Va & Reinhardt

  • $39.99
  • 455 pieces
  • D.Va, Reinhardt

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75974 Bastion

  • $49.99
  • 602 pieces

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75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar

  • $89.99
  • 730 pieces
  • Pharah, Mercy, Reaper, Winston

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I have been looking forward to these sets very much and am quite impressed with them, although a few more different characters would have been welcome.

Are you looking forward to the LEGO Overwatch sets? Let us know in the comments below.

119 comments on this article

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By in Brazil,

I need all of them.

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By in United States,

D.VA!!!

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By in United States,

As an Overwatch fan, these look pretty good and I'm pretty excited for them, just wish Reaper wasnt in 2 sets, they should have put another character instead of 1 of them.

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By in Brazil,

Seeing the sets, I think how wonderful would be if Lego invested more in video game, anime & cartoon franchises and make them lasting, like Star Wars and Harry Potter, I hope that the Overwatch theme joins them.

I think it's annoying when Lego invests in really useless licensed themes (I still can't believe that Lego did a The Lone Ranger line years ago) and of old franchises that aren't very popular nowdays (That goes to the Knight Rider and A-Team sets from Dimensions). Lego must follow the right path now.

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By in United States,

They look fantastic, and I’ve never even played the game!

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By in United States,

Love these! Especially Bastion and the "DVA and Reinhardt" set. The space shuttle is also a really solid build!

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By in United States,

overall they don't do anything for me (don't play the game) but that gorilla bigfig in 79579 is pretty sweet. hopefully he won't be crazy-expensive on BrickLink.

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By in United States,

Very excited for all of these! they look great! I'll probably build a minifig scale reinhardt out of his part but its so cool.

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By in United States,

There are 13 different heroes/villians. there are currently 28 in game (29 is coming in november) so im guessing wave 2 will be the rest

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By in United States,

Well, I must say, still have never played Overwatch, but my thoughts on the theme has changed. Sure the Ominc Bastion was a weird one to me, but now that these sets are out, they look pretty decent. So yeah, I might have to pick up some of these. I guess just watching from the shadows during the reign of the Ominic Bastion was a great move on my part because I never thought the sets would look this good and now I'm pleasantly surprised. These sets look far better than I even thought. I can actually see why people were hyping up the theme because the sets look great. So yeah, just my thoughts on these sets.

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By in United States,

Nice sets for a sucky game.

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By in United States,

HOLY SWEET HECK! I need them all RIGHT now! Shut up and take my money!!!

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By in United States,

I don't know the first thing about Overwatch but these look terrific all around and even the prices look really good. I'm really surprised that I'm looking forward to these.

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By in United States,

Have never played Overwatch but these look great!

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By in United States,

I will also say I’ve never played Overwatch but these sets look 100x better than what I expected ...I may even give the game a try.

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By in Brazil,

Great hair molds but I can't say the same for the weapons. They look terrible brick builted instead of unique molds.

I really like Overwatch but I don't think their colorful designs fitted well in Lego minifigure scale. I'll stick with my Nendoroid collection.

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By in United States,

Don't know anything of this Overwatch thing, but these are cool looking sets.

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By in United States,

Never played the game, but I love the hover truck and damn that shuttle looks good.

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By in Australia,

Wow these actually all look really good. Not often I can say that these days. And all really fairly priced, too. I dont play the game, but Ill probably end up buying most if not all of these. Although Im a *bit* iffy on supporting Activision-Blizzard, since they're kinda massive assholes.

Anyone know what the piece making up the sides of the rocket are? Ive never seen anything like it before, looks really useful.

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By in United States,

Don't play the game but these are well done for what they intend to represent. (Did a little research). Some interesting parts too! I don't think I've seen that piece on Reinhardt's shoulder before. Also really hope lego will make a gorilla like this one without all the suit/headgear printing so he can join my jungle and zoo animals! :)

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By in United States,

@Somnium Aren’t those weapons new molds? I don’t recall seeing them before.

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By in United Kingdom,

What’s the difference (in game) between Omnic Bastion and Bastion?

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By in Poland,

I am impresed. But I have a feeling this will never be available in some places :/

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By in United States,

A little annoyed that two weeks ago we got an exclusive Bastion for $33 shipped and now we're getting a far superior one that actually transforms for just $17 more...

D.Va and Rein look great, though--I originally didn't know how this was going to work, Lego and Overwatch. Seeing them, though, now I get it.

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By in United States,

Ok, at the moment I have not played the Overwatch video game. But even with that in mind I like these sets. Tracer Vs. ?Widowmaker has some great minifigures for such a small price. I am sure this will become a big seller. Hanzo Vs. Gengi also has some great minifigures and even a fun little side build, lots of Ninjago vibes. Dorado Showdown might be my favorite. I just noticed the price per piece ratio and that is a great deal. I think the vehicle is fantastic, though the back could have more detail, the front part still looks great and looks like something out of Back To The Future Part II. The building is not too shabby either. Mechs and robots is easy skip, not my thing. As a fan of old Lego Space I love the Watchpoint set. I think Winston is the gorillas name and he is my favorite figure of the wave. The tower looks great ?and? the ship itself has some great detail. Reminds me a lot of the Javelin from DC. Hopeful has some nice interior. Overall very impressed. Dorado and Watchpoint are my favorites, I will have too see the rest of 2019 first waves sets to decide if I will buy any. Hopefully we get more Video Game based themes in the future. I would love Zelda and Mario sets, even if there not likely.

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By in United States,

This first wave is great, but I can't wait to see how they do Doomfist

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By in Germany,

Damn, these look nice.

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By in United Kingdom,

Perhaps it's because the source material is a computer game, but the box art looks far more CG than normal, to the point where I could have believed they were fan artwork.

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By in Netherlands,

That shuttle seems to have new wedge slope pieces. And a whole pile of rollercoaster track.

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By in United Kingdom,

They bring over watch video game In to Lego sets and not Mario :,(

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By in United Kingdom,

No idea what Overwatch entails, but that launchpad is schweeeeet!

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By in Netherlands,

The minifigures are awesome! But the builds themselves not so much.
I'm suprised these sets have a good PPR (though that will change a lot depending on where you live).

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By in United Kingdom,

Dorado’s Showdown is the only good one here in my eyes, as i’m not much of a gamer the overwatch theme doesn’t get me excited

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By in Serbia,

Not a fan of Overwatch, but sets are very well designed. If I ever see them discounted, I'll pick up a few.

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By in United Kingdom,

Set 75973 reminds me of pacific Rim,
And the Hanzo vs Genji suited character looks like john Travolta in pulp fiction,
I dont play the game but a couple of tbem are worth a buy for parts..

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By in Hungary,

Not a huge fan of Overwatch, but as an avid mech collector I need those two sets, especially Bastion, it looks so cool!

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By in Hungary,

Hmm, i can't find a dislike button... :(

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By in Netherlands,

I have no idea what Overwatch is about, but I love all of these sets and figures. In my totally blissfully unaware eyes (as far as the backstories to both Overwatch and Ninjago are concerned), these sets seem to fit in very well with the Ninjago City esthetic, which I really like. Can't wait to get most or even all of these!

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By in United States,

Don’t play the game nor do I know much about it. But Reaper is one cool looking character...and seeing him in a $30 set, with a cool facade, yes please!

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By in United States,

Heh, I'm another one who has never played the game, but some of these sets look interesting. Yay pink mech!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not an Overwatch fan so wasn't bothered at all by the news of this release. Now I've seen them however, there are some very well made and interesting sets. I can see the appeal of many of them as you could quite easily drop any of these into a Ninjago or Anime theme MOC.

Some of the sets seem a little pricey for what you get, given the limited appeal, but pretty sure these will be sold on discount in most places pretty soon after release.

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By in United Kingdom,

Good price point for Tracer - I hope Uk and EU don’t get gouged on price though

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By in United Kingdom,

Loving the pink one!

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By in Ireland,

Zero interest in this apart from Dorado showdown - could be a decent parts pack at discount

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't know much about Overwatch, but I know a Shuttle Adventure gantry in the making when I see one.

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By in Netherlands,

That's a lot of straight rollercoaster tracks on the Gibraltar launch tower!

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the 2 mech sets. The Bastion one looks like an improvement over the first one, not sure if it’s bigger or it’s just a colour change but I prefer it either way. The rest I’ll skip, they just look like ugly builds to me.

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By in Italy,

@rslotb you're right, those looks like new sweet slopes! They scale 1 stud every 3. Yay new shapes!

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By in Russian Federation,

Yeah, everybody will get Tracer vs. Widowmaker for minifigs of the most popular characters.

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By in United States,

They look cool and they're actually designed extremely well in my opinion, not unlike LEGO movie sets. Color me impressed.

I just wish more series such as Star Wars had sets this slick-looking.

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By in United States,

Darn the best waifu is in the most expensive set

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll admit, I wasn't that sold on the sets when I first saw them. A lot of little things, like the minifigs seeming 'off' somehow, the bizarre positioning of some of the sets (Soldier: 76 riding shotgun on the Dorado set payload seemed bizarre to me), and some of the clunky weapon builds.

I've definitely come round. Lego always looks better in person than it does on the box, and even then the few (tiny) compromises that do exist have been made for good reason. The focus on only making moulds of parts that are absolutely necessary (Winston, hairpieces, etc) to avoid one-time-use elements that aren't good for anyone, least of all LEGO. Brick built guns integrating stud shooters and the like for play elements to appeal to kids (and to avoid creating realistic weapons). The glossy textures of some of the sets on the box art that have that Lego Digital Designer look are probably not going to stick around when we see the sets officially.

So yeah, these definitely look worth getting, and the tiny few niggles I have are either almost completely inconsequential or have been made for very good reason. Looking forward to getting a closer look at the new figs and parts.

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By in Hungary,

I don't know the game, but the figs are awesome! My favourites are Hanzo and McCree, they have some scifi vibe along with the historic design.

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By in United Kingdom,

Reinhart’s head would make a good sauron head proxy

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By in Jordan,

I have to echo everyone else and say I don't know a thing about Overwatch, but the sets look rather nice and well designed.

I wonder if this theme means that it isn't so far-fetched to think that we might see Lego Nintendo...

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By in United Kingdom,

Like a lot of posters I think they are some cool looking sets that I am sure fans of the game will be all over.

I must admit that whilst I am not a hardcore gamer I tend to keep up to speed with most big games but am still surprised how popular Overwatch appears to be.

It still a somewhat left-field choice for Lego to go with but I guess the company who makes the game chucked a lot of money in their direction to make the sets.

And as most of the other big games (eg. GTA, Tomb Raider, Fallout, etc) are too violent for Lego I suppose this a more suitable way of tapping into the gaming market.

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By in United Kingdom,

Again, echoing many comments above, not a clue what Overwatch is but I LOVE these sets! Dorado Showdown and Hanzo vs. Genji definite buys - they definitely have a hint of Ninjago City about them and will look brilliant among my display!

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By in United States,

These look great, but none of them help build my City, perhaps wave two but that Watchpoint Gibtlraltar and Tracer vs Widowmaker look neat.
Edit: Dorado Showdown can be incorporated easily into a Sci Fy setting easily as well plus you get the frontal half of a house so that may be the only one I go for if any.

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By in United States,

I want to get ALL OF THEM. Overwatch merch is very expensive and even if they aren't I don't think they look that good. But these look amazing!!! I have Lego for a really long time and got into Overwatch a while before there were rumors about sets. I am so glad two of my favorite things are coming together. The guns of Reaper and Soldier 76 look terrible, but I plan to build a version of my own so it's all good.

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By in United States,

I'm glad that the two most iffy characters are in the lamest set. Reinhardt looks amazing!! So does the mega Bastion.

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By in United States,

I have absolutely no idea what over watch is, but the sets actually look pretty cool, and they aren't too bad of value. The only reason I'd get them though would be for the pieces, although that's why I get most sets. The dorado set looks especially great.

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By in Austria,

Don't know anything about this game, but I will get 75971 Asian Arena and 75972 Venice Heist once the price is reasonable. The latter's builds are pretty great.
This Reaper guy's head piece looks perfect for a custom Darth Nihilus. Depending on the color of the Outlaw's (Cowboy's?) beard, his head could be used to make Gavin Darklighter (dark brown) or Corran Horn (regular brown). Hoping for even more useful figure parts, building techniques and other rare parts in new colors in future sets!

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By in Norway,

Looks good, need several for the builds/parts. Will they be widely available in every market? And do we know release date?

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By in United States,

The sets look good but the box art, especially the LDD gloss on D.Va & Reinhardt and the just awful composition on Dorado Showdown, is terrible. Also, no knees

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By in Belgium,

Glad to see LEGO releasing something I don't want to spend money on.
Doesn't look bad but I don't understand the excitement.

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By in United States,

I know what Overwatch is, but I don’t play it. But dang, these sets are every bit as cool as I was hoping.

Just look at all those SPACE parts! Also I really liked the look of Pharah from the game, and her minifig looks equally as cool.

I’m gonna have to get these for sure.

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By in United States,

That is amazing wow.

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By in United States,

Ok, I'll buck the trend. Never heard of Overwatch AND couldn't care less about these sets.

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By in United States,

Love what LEGO is doing here with Blizzard. Opens up many doors. I've seen MOCs on StarCraft and WarCraft sets, and is definitely a viable choice for LEGO themes. Sure the cross interest from the audiences are more limited than others but LEGO is realizing that since the video game market is bigger than the film market as far as younger age groups go, they can tap into that medium too. For anyone that doesn't have an idea about the game that are still buying the sets..proof right there that unknown licenses are feasible. All I know is I'm SO happy that my main is in the first wave of sets. Come to meeee Pharah!

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By in United States,

The Bastion set says "batteries included" - any idea what that is about? Is it for a light brick? Or something new?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Sinkiller Nick: It is a lightbrick for an eye.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm so excited! :D Also I have to say Minifig Reinhardt looks great on the side of the D.va and Reinhardt set. Fingers crossed they might sneak in some Minifig armour and a helmet for him in this set though I imagine a Minifig Reinhardt likely would be a good pull for a seperate set. Though an Axl style minifig would also work well for him as even without his armour he is a big guy.

And that Hanamura set will fit in nicely with my Ninjago stuff :D

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By in United States,

This has got to be one of the smartest moves by LEGO ever. Got a super popular license, made fantastically accurate sets, and didn't jack up prices. Never even played the game and I'm excited for these.

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By in United States,

For all those saying they don't know what Overwatch is, even if like me you're not really a gamer, I highly recommend checking out the cinematic trailer and character spotlight animated shorts! Despite not having played the game even once, these gorgeous animations have definitely helped me gain an appreciation for the world and characters:

https://youtu.be/FqnKB22pOC0
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAYFVhxsaqDuOh4Ic5mRu5CiZVKCMVv66

Plus, as I understand it, the lore/backstory of the characters and world tend to be a negligible factor in the actual gameplay — as is the case in most competitive fighter and shooter games since as far back as the arcade era, there are no limits on which characters are on the same or opposing sides in any given match, and the objectives in any particular game mode are the same whether your opponent's player characters and yours are friends or foes in-universe.

@KDNX: I have to agree here. The blatantly rendered box art gives me flashbacks of stuff like the 2007 Aqua Raiders sets, and not positive ones. I suspect the goal particularly on the back-of-box shots was to try and recreate the in-game CGI lighting from those settings, but I think it backfired. Even with a lot of other recent CGI box art, LEGO has often managed to greatly improve the sense of realism compared to this.

@Phathead: Well, for one thing, the Minecraft license has done really well for them even despite AFOLs frequently dismissing it as stupid/redundant/pointless. Video game fans can be just as passionate about their favorite games as movie or comic fans are about their favorite movies and comics.

And by what standard is City suffering? It's reliably proven to be one of the company's top-selling themes, in spite of (or perhaps to an extent, because of) choices that tend to frustrate AFOLs like repetition in police/fire sets, less frequent releases of hospital train sets, and the more far-flung brand extensions like Space/Volcano/Deep Sea/Arctic/Jungle Explorers. Never mind all the other largely non-licensed themes have become huge, long-term successes for LEGO: for example, Friends, Ninjago, Creator, Classic, Technic, and Duplo. Star Wars is the only licensed theme that is reliably able to surpass ANY of these in terms of overall sales/popularity.

And anyhow, it seems strange to be so concerned about LEGO betting "too much" on this particular license. So far it's only six sets, around the same as the 2013 Castle and 2015 Pirates lines that so many AFOLs say were " phoned in" and pathetic in size/number. The biggest set of this wave isn't even as big or pricy as the Brick Bounty or the most recent King's Castle. And the only new molds I see that aren't figure parts and accessories are some basic wedge/slope elements in the big shuttle that we can almost certainly expect to see in other themes. Hardly a sign of huge expenses ccompared to the bigger, more numerous, more new-element-heavy product lines we see year-after-year in themes like City, Friends, and Ninjago.

Mind you, I expect to see at least one additional wave for the second half of 2019 which has more of the heroes who don't seem to be appearing in this wave like Mei, Lucio, Roadhog, Junkrat, etc. So it's probably not quite as much of a short-term, low-commitment license as single-wave, flash-in-the-pan ones like Scooby-Doo, The Angry Birds Movie, The Lone Ranger, or Prince of Persia. But even so I think LEGO is exercising more than enough care and caution about not betting too big on this one particular brand.

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By in United States,

I'm not an Overwatch fan so most of the sets personally seem underwhelming but I'm happy for all the other fans that do like them. The sets seem to have some parts worth getting.

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By in United States,

Ok, what is that plane thing in the tracer and widowmaker set supposed to be? In my opinion, it looks terrible, especially for 15 dollars.

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By in United States,

I'm in the "what's an overwatch?" camp, but will probably get several of these. Pink mech, hover truck, space ape & those red girder pieces, yes!

Actually, keep the spaceship... I just want a 730pc box filled with only launch tower parts and apes from 75975. TIA, TLG!

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By in United States,

When are thye getting releeased again?? Im so exited!!!!!

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By in United States,

It amazes me how many people came here to say they've never heard of Overwatch and then proceed to complain about the the sets for reasons. We get it, these sets aren't for you.

The fact is, these are compelling, well-designed sets. I doubt I'll be buying more than one of them, but I love that they exist and if people are willing to give Lego money for them so Lego can go on being Lego, then I have zero problem with that. (For the record, I was an Overwatch player for some time and enjoyed the game--and the D.Va/Rein set looks fantastic.)

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By in Sweden,

The license itself feels very... out of left field, i suppose. it just isn't a game you'd easily imagine in lego. the sets are ok, tho, the reinhardt and dva one could be pretty fun.

i guess this means that the next castle line is going to be warcraft.

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By in United States,

@demohound a quick search of the name on the sticker shows that it's a "payload", which I assume is the target in a capture the flag like mode. https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Satellite_Drone_XR-9

Me? I just like the design (I'd never have used a castle window the way the front of the set uses it) and parts (more A-wing wing panels in white, in a cheap set, yes please), which is plenty for a set whose draw is the figs anyway.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice to see a couple of popular figures in the smallest set. I'll probably get that one for Tracer and Widowmaker. Now, is this the first multi-minifig set with an all-female line-up?

I like the big pink mech too. And the red roller-coaster tracks as the shuttle gantry.

Looks like a new multi-purpose gun piece with the handle end of that semi-automatic the black-suited guy is holding, but with a block on the end with studs on the end, sides and underside. But it looks like it's only two plates thick, just enough to fit a stud on, not the two-and-a-half-plates thick that a 1x1 brick would be.

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By in United Kingdom,

Okay. When I heard this was coming, I had envisioned a pretty measly theme - and one without the potential to launch a second wave. Unfortunately, what it actually looks like to me is decent buildings (and a very good launchpad), cool vehicles (that space shuttle shows some real flair), good minifigures and three very well done mechs. By which I mean, unfortunately for my wallet (and my justification for not playing video games is probably about to become unjustifiable as well).

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By in United States,

Welp, there goes my Lego budget for the first half of 2019.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not interested in the game, but as a fan of mechs Bastion looks a good prospect. The Lego colour palette used not only seems to match the source material but is a welcome change to the shades of grey or more garish colours that are often used for mechs. The transforming option looks fun too.

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By in France,

Don't know the videogame but the sets are impressive.
Still wondering whether i'm gonna buy a few...

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By in Spain,

I can't wait to buy them :(

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By in United States,

Wait, they're using the 900 "block" of the 75XXX set numbers? But what's Star Wars gonna use when they make it that far in 2031? :P

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By in United States,

They'll be in 6-digit numbers by then... ;)

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By in United States,

Does anybody else find it odd that Lego would make a theme for so narrow an audience? Look at all these comments; over a quarter say they don't know what Overwatch is! I am proud to be in that group.

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By in Sweden,

Overwatch has tens of millions of players. That's, all in all, not that narrow. Not the least considering Blizzard is one of the world's most recognisable games studio with Starcraft, Diablo and Warcraft under their belt.

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By in Italy,

I can't wait to... leave them on the shelf.
Is it too hard for lego to produce original lego themes?
With nice yellow minifig.
yellow is the color for minifigs, not pink.
I'm really tired of these co-branded licensed stuff.
oooook money saved

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By in United States,

Blizzcon is next weekend. Do you know if there are any exclusive?

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By in United States,

@Xherus: AFAIK the previously revealed Omnic Crisis Bastion is the Blizzcon "exclusive", as it were.

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By in United States,

@Your Future President: That doesn’t mean Overwatch fans are a narrow group, it means that Bricksetters are a narrow group, and also severe outliers from the teen and young adult mainstream that tends to have at least basic awareness of current trends in video games. Ignorance is not something to be proud of, nor is outright disregard for other people’s interests.

From https://www.statista.com/statistics/618035/number-gamers-overwatch-worldwide/ : “ The team-based first-person shooter video game launched in May 2016 and already a week later it was reported to have had seven million players. As of May 2018, Overwatch had 40 million players worldwide. The game generated a lot of media buzz in 2016, with approximately 75 thousand online articles mentioning the title that year. Even Pokémon GO, which was the second most mentioned game online, had only 36 thousand articles citing the title. It's no wonder Overwatch found a spot among the most anticipated PC games of 2016. The game also boasted one of the record-high numbers of players subscribed to beta testing that was made available in late October 2015.”

And that doesn’t even count the many people who enjoy the Overwatch supporting media and/or merchandise but don’t play the game. By contrast, Brickset has less than 200,000 members after over ten years of people being able to create accounts and post news comments. Less than a tenth of that number has logged in in the past week. And a lot of us who are active already buy at least some sets from existing themes. Do you REALLY think we are a more promising market for LEGO to target a new theme at than Overwatch fans?

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By in Australia,

Bastion set looks suitablly brick built and generic enough that I can buy and not seem out of place.

How would D.Va & Reinhardt work? 450 pieces and two mechs? They must either tiny or use large pieces.

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By in United States,

Is this supposed to be Lego's first video game license?

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By in United States,

@MugenLazlo: Clearly not—even if you don't count Angry Birds, which was based specifically on the movie adaptation, Minecraft would certainly count.

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By in United States,

@Sertse: They're definitely small-ish, at least compared to a lot of Ninjago mechs. In terms of height they seem much closer to the 15cm height of 70754-1 than the 18cm height of 70592-1, although both look considerably more heavily armored than the Electromech.

And even at a scale this small, they're both still considerably bigger relative to other heroes than they are in the actual game, where characters like Reaper and Soldier 76 are around 2/3 the height of Reinhardt and D.va's MEKA. This is probably on account of minifigures like D.va being so much chunkier and less flexible, and LEGO mechs having more stability-related concerns, than the in-game designs they're based on. Compare with the Hulkbuster from Marvel Super Heroes, which in the movies is roughly Hulk-sized but in the sets towers over him because it has to comfortably fit a minifigure without the surrounding structure being too thin and fragile.

We can certainly see SOME parts that are fairly large in both models (the curved slope elements on D.va's MEKA, the new elements used for Reinhardt's shoulders, and the wheel element used on his hammer), but most of their other parts seem to be fairly average in size. Given their small overall size, if there were other really big parts like the ones we tend to see in a lot of Bionicle sets, they probably wouldn't be hard to spot.

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By in United States,

Looking great! A few things to note:

I don't remember/recognize Tracer's vehicle from the first set at all, and the rocket *might* have only been mentioned (but my knowledge of the game isn't great, especially recent stuff.)

The D.Va & Reinhardt set is epic! A must have for me.

The Bastion set isn't minifig scale. There are giant Bastions so it would look *too* out of place with the other sets but for me it's a bit of a no go, I prefer my giant figures with the BIONICLE system.

I'm slightly dissapointed Winston didn't come in a set of his lab. LEGO Does tend to put minifigs in multiple sets so hope isn't lost but that map was what I was looking forward to most from this line.

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By in United States,

@MataNui2009: According to comments from the designer (Mark Stafford) on Reddit, Tracer's vehicle from the first set is the payload from the Gibraltar level (it ordinarily has a tile covering the top since it's a drone in-game, but the tile comes off so that kids can play with it as a vehicle if they prefer).

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By in United States,

@ Aanchir I understand your point, but my personal opinions are mine to share just as yours are to share. I for one AM the target audience for this game. And I do not approve. But notice I did not say the majority of people support me. Me being in the minority does not make my view any less important, but just not as relevant. Obviously Lego did not consult me to make this theme. But you will not catch me getting these sets. Last time I checked Lego's (a toy company) highest priority target audience was kids, but maybe that's not what it has turned into. Not only is this a video game, which in of itself is ok, but it is a killing game where people play it to kill people to have fun. You guys do that for your enjoyment, but I'll stick to creative activities for my pastime, like building with Lego.

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By in {Unknown country},

@MugenLazlo - and Portal and Sonic in Dimensions. And the Defender cabinet, come to think of it.

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By in Germany,

I don't have time to play video games any more, so no interest in the source material. Also I agree with @Your future president in that this theme seems quite inappropriate for LEGO, given their - admittedly ever more hypocritical - supposed stance on "violence" and "family friendliness".

But that aside, the shuttle launch set looks great to me, and the others seem relatively solid too.
Somehow that set looks like the spiritual successor to 920/483, no? At least it gives me all the same vibes, only in a modern fashion.

75971 looks like a Ninjago set to me, and 75972 seems like an add-on for the Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate set. Same architecture, plus a BTTF2 Hovervan thrown in for good measure ;-)

The shuttle launch set could even be the centrepiece of a new "Classic Space" theme as well, kind of like a 928/497 Galaxy Explorer equivalent, with 75970 as kind of an entry level set for the same "theme", like a 918 of sorts. Would only need a 924/487 modern derivative to complete the trio. Perhaps I will try to come up with such a creation myself. The more I think about it, the more it piques my interest.

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By in United States,

LEGO's violence policy is spelled out fairly clearly and as far as I can tell nothing about this conflicts with it:

"The LEGO Group believes that conflict between good and evil can form an important part of children’s play as it teaches children about their own, and other people’s, aggression and helps them recognize and handle disputes in other situations. However, the LEGO Group has no intention of glorifying war or encouraging violence, and therefore refuses to produce realistic weapons and military equipment with the risk of children recognizing these types of weapons from hostilities around the world. Instead, the LEGO Group supports children, stimulating their imagination by launching only historical and fantasy weapons."

The weapons in Overwatch tend to be no more realistic or modern than those in other licenses like Star Wars, let alone other non-licensed themes like Exo-Force. Nor does the theme have any sort of realistic or modern day context (it's set in the far future), nor the kind of military fetishism associated with games like Call of Duty.

On some levels, you could call it a "killing game", but then, you could say the same thing about Super Mario Bros or even many of the LEGO video games where enemies are squished or break apart when defeated, with no indication of survival. But again, the lack of graphic realism in these games sets them apart from those that show gratuitous blood and let you inflict realistic physical injuries. The primary game modes in Overwatch aren't even centered on killing, but on "capture the flag" or "escort" styles of gameplay where your character respawns after being defeated and your victory is measured not by some measure of violence inflicted on others but on your team's ability to complete an objective (comparable to most of the competitive game modes in Nintendo's even cartoonier and more kid-friendly competitive shooting game, Splatoon).

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By in United States,

The Overwatch craze has gon' to the bricks......................................THE LEGO BRICKS THAT IS!

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By in United States,

The difference between killing actual people (cartoon or not) and squishing mushrooms on super Mario is hardly comparable. And also, guns, futuristic or not, are still guns, no matter from what period. And just because there is killing in other games hardly justifies it. Killing people is killing people--period. I for one believe these type of desensitized games causes people to be desensitized to the loss of human life. I can see we don't and won't agree on this Aanchir, so let's agree to disagree and let it be that.

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By in India,

Woah... I kinda want to play the game, now. These sets are pretty awesome.

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By in Hungary,

I have never played the game, but I think Bastion is like a military unit among the "far east" toys... doesn't fit to LEGO's portfolio in my opinion...

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By in Denmark,

What a bunch of parrot comments. Counted 25ish time"I dont know the game but great sets ".

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By in Germany,

@icey: so what? It's a perfectly valid statement from someone who thinks the sets are great, even though he/she doesn't know the source material. Should I for example pretend to know the game just to make you happy?
Get a life!

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By in New Zealand,

I agree with FBTB commentary. I may be entering my third Dark Age.

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By in United States,

Never heard of this game but these look super good. The lego star wars designers should take their cue from the designers of these sets.

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By in Norway,

Count me into the "don't know squat about Overwatch" camp, but I tried doing some googling, this is what I've found out so far:

* Its an FPS game, but for some reason just cartoony enough to pass by Lego's moral guardians. It seems like these limits are somewhat flexible, I heard rumors when they introduced the Portal set that the designers had a hard time convincing management that the portal gun wasn't actually a weapon.

* It feels even more frantic than most shooting games, I watched some Youtube videos but while I usually can handle about 15 minutes of FPS footage before getting sick, here I had to stop after 5. I believe the problem here (and in many other games) is the lousy FOV, forcing the player to constantly pan left and right to avoid getting blindsided (which is especially nauseating when watching someone else play). It seems like the default/max FOV for Overwatch of "103" actually corresponds to about 90 degrees, you really should be able to get at least 120 degrees on a widescreen monitor.

* Hanzo seems to be a target of mockery and a bit of a running joke (like https://cad-comic.com/comic/mained ), as he's hard to play well (requiring good aim) and how many newbies insists on playing him badly. Also his outfit looks kinda mirrored, I'd think it would be more natural to keep the left arm protected from getting hit by the bowstring while having the right free to easily fetch and shoot arrows.

* I had to double-check if the colors of the D-va & Reinhardt set was right when I first saw it on the front page, as it reminded me of some crappy PDFs I sometimes receive where everything shows up in grey, pink and green (unsupported CMYK scheme?).

The sets, figures and colors are quite nice, but not really interesting enough for me to buy. And while the dollar price is good I expect the euro and kr prices to be considerably worse as usual. I'm also a bit skeptical about the use of darker/more saturated colors for the box art (as seen in many recent Ninjago sets too), it makes the boxes look good but it's also harder to see what's actually part of the set (like how the brown background platform in the Tracer/Widowmaker set really looks like a brick-built structure). That Winston gorilla seems interesting as a character but I'm not a fan of the bigfigs, without decent articulation (something closer to the Technic men) it's just a dumb lump o' plastic.

If Lego first are to go down the semi-cartoony FPS route I'd be far more interested in a Team Fortress 2 lisence ("Random hats in each set!"). I don't play that game either, but feel it has a wider pop-culture recognition even outside the playing audience.

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By in United Kingdom,

I know zip about Overwatch, but some of these look pretty good ESPECIALLY that launch tower made from roller coaster track, and its corresponding space ship.

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By in United States,

@axeleng: TF2 is a good comparison in terms of gameplay (being another team-based shooter) but in terms of content it highlights one reason Overwatch might be considered more appropriate than many other FPS games: Overwatch does not feature any realistic or exaggerated blood and gore. Rather, despite the gunplay involved the damage characters take is abstracted—headshots still do critical damage, but the characters' heads don't spurt out bloody chunks like they do in TF2.

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By in Indonesia,

Lego Overwatch???
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
and they look amazing too

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By in United States,

@donutboy:
The Midway Arcade pack didn't just include the Defender arcade cabinet. It also came with the James Bo...I mean Spyhunter car.

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