Early this morning, LEGO unveiled one of their brand new themes for 2017 – DC Super Hero Girls! Yes, these are DC Super Heroes-themed minidolls. And yes, these are going to be fairly controversial among a certain subset of LEGO fans. And yes, I really dig these and can’t wait for them.
DC Super Hero Girls reimagines classic DC super heroes and villains when they were students at Super Hero High, taking on the form of Minidolls made popular by LEGO Friends and Elves.
The theme will make its first public appearance at New York Comic Con and the first three sets previewed will go on sale on November 27 in the US. It’s unclear at the moment whether this will extend to Australia, but I’ll try and keep you posted once news becomes available.
I think the first three sets previewed look extremely solid and are a lot of fun. The bright pastel colours from Friends are abundant which give these sets a fitting comic book feel and the builds look pretty tight.
The Super Hero minidolls will not be for everyone, but I really love the aesthetics of them and they look to be designed really, really well. In the first three sets previewed, we get a look at Harley Quinn, Batgirl (probably Barbara Gordon), Poison Ivy, Supergirl and Lena Luthor (Lex’s sister).
According to TIME, we will also be getting Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Katana and a slew of other DC Characters when the entire theme is fully unveiled.
I personally think that these are going to be a huge hit, given how popular Super Heroes and the Friends theme has been with LEGO fans. One of the main criticisms of the core Super Heroes theme is the lack of female characters, so this certainly nudges it in the right direction.
I also feel that these will open up LEGO and Super Heroes to a whole new segment of fans and will provide a fitting gateway for girls to get into Super Heroes. Given that Super Heroes are marketed towards boys and males, it’s nice to see DC and LEGO thinking outside the box and trying to crack into that lucrative female market.
The great news is that if you’re not a fan, LEGO’s lineup of regular Super Heroes characters have all of these characters in regular minifig form, so you can miss out on these and still have these characters into your collection. Hurray for choices!
That said, I’m a boy and I love these and will probably pick up the whole range. My population of Friends Minidolls can now rest easy, knowing that Heartlake City is now under the protection of DC’s mightiest super heroes.
So what do you think of DC’s Super Hero Girls? Let me know in the comments section or take the poll below!