WATCH: The new LEGO Avatar range could be dangerously addictive

While the newly-revealed LEGO Avatar theme is pretty polarising at first sight, a closer look suggests it has the ingredients to become dangerously addictive.

LEGO sets that exist in isolation are easy on the wallet (without an entire theme to collect), but also generally quite easy to pass up: half of the collecting mindset is the drive to catch ‘em all, and if a given set doesn’t already fit into a particular subtheme or collection, many of us will happily give it a miss. (If only for the sake of those wallets, of course.) The same logic can often be applied to entire themes – especially one-off licensed waves, like The Angry Birds Movie or The Lone Ranger.

Coming some 13 years after the movie they’re based on, October’s new LEGO Avatar sets could easily have fallen squarely into that bracket. But thanks to a bit of cunning design harmony across the four main builds, you might actually find yourself compulsively snapping up the entire wave – if only to feed that drive to collect sets that can be combined together (it exists in us all, don’t try to fight it).

Our latest YouTube short explores the modularity of the Avatar range – and why it could be dangerously addictive.

What appeared at first to be a small part of each of the four main Avatar sets – 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch75572 Jake & Neytiri’s First Banshee Flight75573 Floating Mountains: Site 26 & RDA Samson and 75574 Toruk Makto & Tree of Souls – now looks like a perfect way to tie them all together. And that might just be the excuse you need to collect them all come October 1.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more quick dips and deep dives into all things LEGO. And don’t forget to check out our daily LEGO videos over at TikTok, too, where you can follow us to ensure you never miss a thing.

@brickfanatics

The LEGO Avatar range is dangerously addictive…

? original sound – brickfanatics

The first batch of LEGO Avatar sets – which may not be the last, if retailer listings are to be believed, and expectations are met (the sequel arrives in December, so will surely get sets at some point down the line) – will be available to purchase from LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores from October 1.

Support the work that Brick Fanatics does by purchasing your LEGO using our affiliate links, subscribing to our YouTube channel and following us on TikTok. Thank you!

Chris Wharfe

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]