, of course, which means the pressure is on the design team to keep us coming back for more year after year. But from the images released so far, it seems they’ve done their job with at least a few of the mechs arriving in 2023. Here’s a rundown of the complete line-up (so far)…
Core elements. It’s also Thanos’s second mech, but the first for Rocket Raccoon, Hulk and Ghost Rider, the latter of whom is bundled in with a larger bike build. He’s still the only minifigure in that £30 set, though, and the price bump from £8.99 to £12.99 for the smaller mechs (while losing detail through those juniorised limbs) stings a bit.
doesn’t require skipping next month’s rent to add to your collection, and arguably looks much better than the £475 version released in November – for less than a tenth of the price. If you can get past general Hulkbuster fatigue, this genuinely looks like the best one yet, and certainly one of the better mechs arriving in 2023.
I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.