2018 promises us new themes and sets and one of these is the LEGO Powerpuff Girls theme this August! With the end of LEGO Dimensions, it’s a surprise to see these characters appear with their own theme. Let’s see what we can expect from the LEGO Powerpuff Girls 2018 sets.
The LEGO Powerpuff Girls 2018 Theme Announced!
Powerpuff Girls is a cartoon series wildly popular for both its cuteness and surprisingly adult humour and themes. It debuted in 1998 but won itself a revival last year, and, so it seems, will also win a LEGO theme in 2018!
The series follows sisters Bubbles, Buttercup and Blossom, three kindergarteners with a secret: they’re superheroines. The Powerpuff Girls cartoon follows the adventures of these three girls as they protect their home city from all sorts of villains.
This franchise has since become massively popular, with lots of merchandising and even a feature film. It also stars in LEGO Dimensions, a video game amalgam of popular franchises. The Powerpuff Girls debuted in LEGO Dimensions last year; this year we’ll get an actual theme and sets as well.
We already have two sets out, both in the LEGO Dimensions theme, a Team Pack and a Fun Pack. Let’s take a look at them.
LEGO has recently released pictures showcasing the Powerpuff Girl minifigures, with sets available this August. They do not seem at all different from those seen in the Dimensions packs, but they do look good with their custom moulds. Thus far, we know all three girls will feature, each with their own set, likely, as well as some other characters from the TV show.
And the full lineup:
LEGO 71346 The Powerpuff Girls Team Pack (Dimensions)
This set associates with LEGO Dimensions and comes with two minifigures and two builds. The minifigures are Blossom and Bubbles, and both girls have unique moulded heads that are significantly larger than a regular minifigure. This gives them the right proportions in accordance with original their character design. They also have short legs.
The builds in special are interesting as, with every Team Pack, they can be rebuilt as other things too. They are originally Octi and PPG Smartphone. Each build has two alternate options as well, giving it a lot more variety than it would seem. Both builds also have printed bricks for their details, which is fairly unique to Dimensions sets. This set has 93 pieces.
LEGO 71343 Buttercup Fun Pack (Dimensions)
Much like the previous set, this Fun Pack is fairly simple and part of the LEGO Dimensions theme. It brings us Buttercup, made in the same style as the Team Pack, with a unique moulded head and short legs. This one also keeps the style of the previous minifigure versions. It also has a build, the Mega Blast Bot, which like the Team Pack’s builds can be remade in three different looks as well.
New LEGO Powerpuff Girls 2018 Sets
The new LEGO Powerpuff Girls theme joins Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in the list of new themes of 2018. Thus far, we don’t know much about what to expect, as they should appear in stores only in summer of 2018. We do have two named LEGO Powerpuff Girls 2018 sets, however, which sheds some light on what we can expect!
41287 Bubbles Playground Attack
We do not yet have pictures for this set, but we know a little about it. It should include Bubbles, Princess Morebucks (who appears in Dimensions) and Octi. The build itself should be a playground, with a slide and merry go round, as well as a Mech. As we don’t have any pictures, we’ll have to wait and see if that’s all included or if there will be more (or less) in this set.
41288 Mojo Jojo Strikes
This set should include Mojo Jojo, Buttercup and Blossom, as well as brick-built animals, possibly a unicorn, and some sort of vehicle for Mojo Jojo to ride. It should also include shops, although we do not yet know what these shops sell.
When will more 2018 Powerpuff Girls Sets get announced?
While two sets may seem too little for a new theme (we don’t even have numbers or rumours for more), it may be that the holiday season brings more sets if the current ones succeed in the market. It isn’t the first time LEGO play tests some sets to see if they are commercially worth it, so, we’ll need to follow the progress of this set and keep an eye out for whether LEGO will invest in it or if it’ll have a brief run like the Avatar: The Last Airbender set.
If you’re interested in this theme, stay tuned in this post as we’ll update it with all the new LEGO Powerpuff Girls 2018 sets!