Marvel Avengers LEGO Sets

by TerriRexson

There are new Marvel Avengers LEGO Sets out in April 2012. Captain America, Thor, Hulk and more of our favorites are featured.

The LEGO Marvel Avengers LEGO sets came out in April 2012 to tie in with the new Marvel The Avengers movie for summer 2012. Collect the sets and reenact your favorite super hero moments.

In this article we'll look at each of the sets in this April 2012 wave and which minifigures are in each set. We always want to know which minifigures you get!

The LEGO super hero theme minifigures in this range include: Captain America, Thor, Loki, Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man and Hawkeye. Whew! That's a cool set of LEGO minfigs. Let's find out which sets they appear in.

There are some great details in these sets including the use of blue semi-transparent round unit blocks for Iron Man's jets and the very cool claws on Iron Man. I particularly like that the small and medium sets include 3 minifigures. The minifigures are very popular with younger kids who might not be able to cope with the complex builds in the larger sets. And of course kids might be able to buy the smaller sets with their pocket money but have to wait for a birthday or Christmas for the larger sets. You still get lots of build and play value with the small and medium sets.

Collectors will want the larger sets in this range though! The Quinjet Aerial Battle and Hulk's Helicarrier Battle have each have a minifigure that's not available elsewhere and offer large builds with lots of detail.

When are the LEGO Marvel Avengers Sets Released?

The LEGO Marvel Avengers Sets were released in early April 2012. They will are available to order from the LEGO Store online as well as other retailers. See: LEGO Super Heroes at

NEW Marvel LEGO Super Heroes sets are now available!

Lego Marvel Avengers Sets in the UK?

In the UK you can buy Lego Marvel Avengers Lego Sets at Amazon UK. Some sets are available to pre-order for release on April 8th. 

You can also order LEGO Marvel Super Heroes at the LEGO UK Shop

Lego 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle

The Lego 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle is the big showpiece set of this wave of Lego Marvel Avengers sets. 

The set includes a large Quinjet flying vehicle for the Avengers and the smaller Loki's Flying Chariot. Loki plans to destroy the Earth and the Avengers must stop him. 

This is a big set with 735 pieces. The set is rated for kids aged 8-14, but I think a lot of parents will end up building this set for younger kids too. And of course adult fans of Lego and Marvel will enjoy the build and the resulting models. 

The Quinjet Aerial Battle set includes 5 minifigures:

  • Black Widow is exclusive to this set
  • Thor
  • Iron Man (Brickipedia says this is the Mark 7 Iron Man and unique to this set.)
  • Loki
  • Alien Foot Soldier to drive Loki's chariot

Buy LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Quinjet Aerial Battle @ ToysRUs

LEGO Quinjet Aerial Battle

LEGO 6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

LEGO 6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout is the other large set in the LEGO Marvel Avengers initial range. The set has 389 pieces and is recommended for kids aged 7-14. That looks about right although slightly younger kids with lots of experience building LEGO models and plenty of patience should be able to attempt it. 

The location for this set is inside the Hulk's Helicarrier (he's too big for the Quinjet!) Loki has been captured and there's a glass cell to try and keep him contained. The other large item in this set is the jet fighter plane. 

Minifigures in this set:

  • The Hulk - this is the only initial set that includes the Hulk. That's understandable, he's a big minifig!
  • Loki appears in this set
  • Thor's here too
  • Hawkeye with his bow and arrow

Buy LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout @ ToysRUs

Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

LEGO 6865 Captain America's Avenging Cycle

LEGO 6865 Captain America's Avenging Cycle is the smallest set in this range. It has 72 pieces and is recommended for kids aged 5-12. This will be the set that kids use their pocket money to buy. I've just shown the range to my 5 year old and this is the set he wants. (We're British, but he loves Captain America!)

Captain America's motorcycle is the main vehicle in this set but you also get gunner station and a space glider for the alien army. 

Although it's a small set you get 3 minifigures. Only one is a super hero, but still, kids love the minifigures and this set has lots of play value. (As I Mum, I really appreciate this!)

The minifigures are:

  • Captain America, of course. His shield looks great in LEGO
  • Alien Footsoldier
  • Alien General

Buy LEGO Captain America's Avenging Cycle @ ToysRUS

Captain America's Avenging Cycle

Lego Super Hero Marvel Avengers

Lego 6867 Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape

Lego 6867 Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape is another medium-sized set with 181 pieces. It's recommended for kids aged 6-12. 

The main vehicle in this set is a blue pick-up truck. Loki is getting away from S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ with the Cosmic Cube (which is included in this set.)

This is another good set for minifigures. You get:

  • Iron Man (apparently a different design to the Iron Man in the Quinjet set.)
  • Loki (he also appears in other sets, but this one has his storyline)
  • Hawkeye

Buy LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape @ ToysRUs

Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape

LEGO 6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown

As well as the Avengers tie-in sets there's another Marvel set released at the same time. This time it's an X-Men set starring Wolverine. 


Wolverine is another favorite in our house (not just with the kids!) LEGO 6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown has 201 pieces and is recommended for kids aged 6-12. 

Deadpool's Helicopter is the main piece in this set. It's a red and black helicopter to match the villain Deadpool. Magneto levitates on a disk. 

The awesome Wolverine come with a small motorbike. He's got his work cut out for him here!

The minifigures in this set are:

  • Wolverine, with Lego claws (that does make me smile!)
  • Magneto with his helmet and cape
  • Deadpool - it's his helicopter

Buy LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wolverine's Chopper Showdown @ ToysRUs

Wolverine's Chopper Showdown

More Lego 2012 Sets

There's a new Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar for 2012.
Lego have confirmed that there will be a range of Hobbit Lego to tie in with the 2012 Hobbit movie, An Unexpected Journey. What do we know about the Lego Hobbit sets?
LEGO Monster Fighters is a new Lego theme introduced in summer 2012 featuring mummies, vampires, frankenstein and other monents. Perfect for Halloween Lego builds.
The Lord of the Rings Lego sets are new for summer 2012. You can now collect the whole Fellowship of the Ring, plus orcs, ringwraiths, Gollum and more.

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Updated: 05/21/2012, TerriRexson
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TerriRexson on 04/01/2012

Aw Brenda that's sweet. ToysRUs have the sets listed as in stock and available for shipping (I've included links in the article) but I don't think they are officially released until later in the week, though ToysRUs sometimes get sets early. I can't be certain they would arrive in time for your grandson's birthday. Careful of eBay sellers who have marked the price up, check the prices at ToysRUs.

I've ordered a set for my boys. They look very cool!

BrendaReeves on 04/01/2012

This reminds me that my grandson's birthday is April 9th. I've got to get his BD present. I'll go through your link so you can make some money.

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