A second wave of LEGO Avatar sets is rumoured to be landing on shelves in 2023, suggesting this is another licensed theme that’s going to stick around for at least a couple of years.
That’s in stark contrast to themes such as Prince of Persia, The Angry Birds Movie and Minions: The Rise of Gru, all of which enjoyed just a single wave of sets for their respective movies (even if Minions’ were staggered on shelves). According to Instagram user greekbricks (via Promobricks), Avatar’s initial batch of one confirmed and three rumoured sets won’t be its last.
At the moment, the only LEGO Avatar set we’ve seen is 75574 Toruk Makto & Tree of Souls, which arrives on shelves on October 1 for £129.99 / $149.99 / €149.99. It will reportedly be the largest build in the new wave, which rumours suggest will only cover the original 2009 movie, rather than the upcoming Avatar: The Way of Water.
If that’s true, it’s not hard to imagine a future 2023 run of Avatar sets covering events from the franchise’s long-awaited first sequel. And with further instalments slated all the way up to 2028 – bringing James Cameron’s ambitious series up to five films in total – it’s not hard to see the LEGO Avatar theme similarly going the distance.
Sales of the initial wave and any sets that follow in 2023 will likely factor into the equation, of course – and those interim years between movie releases could still prove less prolific for the theme. Or it could go the way of LEGO Jurassic World, plugging the gaps with original content (especially if a LEGO Avatar TV show ever becomes a thing, but we’re not holding our breath).