Indiana Jones Gets Three New Lego Sets Ahead of Dial of Destiny
Indiana Jones returns to cinema screens this year, and fans will soon be able to recreate his classic adventures in Lego form. Three new sets depicting scenes from Jones’ classic adventures have just been unveiled. In conjunction with this year’s highly anticipated Indiana Jones and the Dial of DestinyLego commemorates the return of Harrison Ford‘s intrepid archaeologist with a new set of building kits; Three of these sets were introduced this week. The sets revealed today are based on scenes from the 1981s Hunter of the lost treasure and 1989s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; presumably sets based on Fate dial are in progress.
The largest of the three sets is the Temple of the Golden Idol; It recreates the iconic opening scene of Hunter of the lost treasurein which Jones retrieves an artifact from an ancient temple full of traps, only to give it to his insidious guide Satipo (a young Alfred Molin) and the amoral archaeologist René Belloq (Paul Freiman). The set consists of three modular pieces that represent the various obstacles Jones must overcome to reach his goal; a crumbling statue, a dangerous pit for Jones to swing over, and of course the giant rolling boulder that threatens to flatten him. The set will also include an electronic LED function to light up the idol Jones is looking for. The set has 1535 parts and includes minifigures of Jones, Belloq, Satipo and one of the Hovitos warriors who attack Jones as he escapes. it will retail for $150.
The $40,600 Escape from the Lost Tomb set is also derived from a scene from robber; In this case, it’s the Well of Souls, the ancient, snake-filled Egyptian tomb where Jones and his partner Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), were captured by Belloq until defeated by his ally Sallah (John Rhys-Davies). The set will include Jones, Ravenwood, Sallah and one of the many, many mummies minifigures from Well of Souls, as well as a Lego Ark of the Covenant.
The smallest of the three sets, Fighter Plane Chase costs $35 and contains 387 pieces. It shows the scene in Last Crusade where Jones and his father, Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery), attempt to overtake a Nazi fighter plane in a stolen German car. The chase ends with the plane trying and failing to fly through a tunnel, resulting in its fiery destruction. The Lego plane’s wings can be removed to recreate this moment.
Lego has previously released a number of Indiana Jones starts 2008 to tie in with that year Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This line contained sets of crystal skull, robber, Last CrusadeAnd Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It also spawned a hit video game, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventuresand a sequel Lego Indiana Jones 2: The adventure continues.
The new Indiana Jones Lego sets will be available this April. Stay tuned to Collider for future updates. Check out the new sets below.