So, in anticipation of The Flash appearing for the first time as a video game Lego in Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes (due out June 19, 2012 in the US), I’m going to be posting a series of Lego Flash-related post featuring art, customs, and officially licensed knockoffs of the Flash Block Alive.
First up we will be revisiting our favorite Lego-knockoff brand, Minimates!
The story behind the DC Comics C3 series begins back in 2004 when toy companies, Art Asylum and Play-Along came together to bring us the Lego-like Minimates C3 (Create, Construct, Customize) series. The only catch was that due to conflicting licensing agreements the DC Comics mini-figures needed to be included with a C3 Construction set. While the line was short-lived we did manage to get two great Flash-related releases out of it.
First up is Wally West from Justice League Unlimited. He was released back in April of 2005 as part of the DC Comics Justice League Unlimited C3 line and came packaged with his own Mini-Flyer that I guess is designed for jaunts across the globe that could tire him out, times when he has lost his powers, or just to have really.
Since the figure is from a line based on Justice League Unlimited it features the costume from the animated series as well. This uniform also bears a strong resemblance to his 90s comic book uniform with the mask lenses and would later on inspire the short-lived redesigned “Flash: Rebirth” Wally West suit complete with the modified symbol featured on the JLU animated series and now, Young Justice. The Minimate also comes with an alternate hair piece that allows you to have an unmasked Wally on display if you so choose.
The Mini-Flyer is pretty simple to put together and a decently executed idea. Yeah, it is one of those “wtf” vehicles that Flash has in his garage (along with his motorcycles, rocket pack/skates, and glider) but at least this one makes a bit of sense in a way. The wings are designed to look like lightning bolts but really that is the only thing that really makes this flyer flashy other than the color scheme.
Stay tuned for a look at more awesome Lego Flash goodness.