Hot on the heels of the news from earlier today of DC Comics getting Legofied we now have learned of yet another license joining up in the Lego camp.
Popular comics giant and entertainment powerhouse, Marvel, will be doing a Team-Up with Lego as well! Also part of Lego’s Super Heroes line, the Marvel Lego sets, minifigures, and buildable characters will launch in May of 2012.
From the the press release:
The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection will spotlight three Marvel franchises – Marvel’s The Avengers movie, and X-Men and Spider-Man classic characters. The LEGO Marvel’s The Avengers movie line brings such ever popular Marvel characters as Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Loki and Black Widow to LEGO minifigure form. The LEGO X-Men collection includes minifigure comic versions of Wolverine, Magneto, Nick Fury and Deadpool, while the LEGO Spider-Man sets offer minifigure comic versions of Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus. The first buildable characters in the LEGO SUPER HEROES collection are highlighted by Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man. Select figures will be unveiled in the LEGO booth (#2829) during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center July 21-24.
A May 2012 release puts this launch right around the time of the release of the much anticipated Avengers movie so expect the first Marvel Lego releases to be of the Avenger persuasion.