January 22, 2014 11:53am PT by Graeme McMillan
LEGO Confirms 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Sets Due Later This Year
The partnership between Marvel Entertainment and LEGO has so far produced an animated series, a video game and a range of LEGO sets based on The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Next stop? Outer space, of course.
Announced during a closed-door meeting at the London Toy Fair, and later confirmed by LEGO, the brick-loving toy company will release sets based on this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
This won't be the first LEGO appearance for the characters -- various Guardians made appearances in last year's LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game, both in the game's post-credit sequence but also as unlockable, playable characters (For the curious, yes, all of the characters have the traditional LEGO blockheads, rounded-claw hands, etc., in their game guise, with the exception of Rocket Raccoon -- he appropriately sports a particularly raccoon-esque head).
The LEGO Guardians sets won't be released until August, with more details to be announced in June. If that leaves a Marvel movie-shaped hole in your LEGO-loving heart, don't worry; the company also plans releases around Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earlier in the year.