Four minifigure-scale and one BrickHeadz LEGO Avatar sets have now been revealed, likely forming the first full wave for the new theme coming on October 1, 2022. Since we have official images for these builds, let’s look at how they stack up to our initial predictions for the theme.
In March 2022 we looked at the first Avatar film – which the five upcoming LEGO models are based on – to see what creations the source material could inspire. One of the more obvious inclusions that we predicted for the theme was a LEGO Samson aircraft, complete with dual rotors.
One such model appears in 75573 Floating Mountains: Site 26 & RDA Samson, though it’s the only airborne vehicle from the RDA to appear in bricks so far, meaning two of our entries on that initial list have yet to be realised so far.
The nature of Pandora is an equally huge part of the original Avatar film as the RDA vehicles and each of the new LEGO sets apart from the BrickHeadz includes a section of the environment to help display the builds. 75572 Jake & Neytiri’s First Banshee Flight includes two Banshees, ticking off another idea from our list. Though they have a similar assembly, their alternate colour schemes should assist in telling them apart.
Moving back to the RDA, the AMP suits from the first film seemed like another design that would lend itself well to a LEGO set, especially with the ever-adapting elements used to create brick-built mechs. 75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch includes an AMP suit piloted by Colonel Miles Quaritch as well as a Thanator to recreate a climactic confrontation from the first Avatar film.
Overall, the upcoming LEGO Avatar sets summarise the characters, vehicles and events of the first film, though there are a few missing moments. Whether the other huge flying vehicles will ever see a brick-built recreation is unknown as no further LEGO Avatar models have been confirmed at the time of writing, though rumours for another wave in 2023 have surfaced.