Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny In cinemas this summer. And you probably don’t need a precious old artifact to tell you that licensed Lego sets will arrive alongside. Accordingly, for the first time in 25 years we get three new Lego sets under the Indiana Jones theme.
Fighter Chase ($35 / £30) recreates the chase scene from The last crusade. Indiana Jones and his dad in their classic convertible, and the bad guy with a plane are in hot pursuit. The set comes with a Berlin Road Sign, in case you need help with the location of this action packed battle. Resembling a wallet, Escape from the Lost Tomb ($40 / £35) gives you a scene from Raiders of the Lost Arkwith chunky Anubis statues, a hidden passage, and lots of plastic snakes.
Golden Idol’s Leading Temple ($150 / £130) is a brick building in the memorable opening scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Its detailed modular sections bring us to mind from Lego star Wars diorama. However, there is more interaction with this group. You can light up the Golden Idol and you can launch a huge rolling boulder for Indy to run away from.
Lego watchers may have noticed that one set is conspicuously absent: The Temple of Doom. This kit leaked a while ago, and it’s said to cost $80 and come with 801 pieces. There were to be Indy, Short Round, Willie and Mola Ram minifigs. The building included small artifacts, paths and sections of an underground temple.
Lego provided a statement on the group’s status: “Throughout 2022, the Lego Group worked closely with Lucasfilm to improve our planned product line for our next Lego Indiana Jones product launch in April 2023. As a result, we’ve consolidated launches to focus on three products (77012, 77013, 77015) It features some of the most iconic scenes from the Indiana Jones franchise.”
It’s unusual—but not unprecedented—for finished kits that never make it to market. There may have been issues with the depiction of Kali or other brick-and-mortar elements that collided with Lego’s brand values. Or maybe it’s just been delayed and will eventually hit store shelves. With other collections in this series including Sacred Artefacts and A real nazi in a plane with gunsit is not clear why a Temple of death Several in particular will be banned forever.
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