Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender
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SubjectAvatar: The Last Airbender
Licensed fromNickelodeon
AvailabilityJune 2006–November 2007
Total sets2[1]
CharactersAang, Sokka, Momo, Katara, Zuko, Firebender and Fire Nation soldier

Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender was a Lego theme based on the Nickelodeon television show Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is licensed from Nickelodeon. The theme was first introduced in June 2006.[2][3] It was eventually discontinued by the end of 2007.

Overview

Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender was based on Book One of Avatar. The product line focuses on the centered around the journey of twelve-year-old Aang, the current Avatar and last survivor of his nation, the Air Nomads, along with his friends Katara and Sokka, as they strive to end the Fire Nation's war against the other nations of the world.[4] Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender aimed to recreate the main characters in Lego form, including Aang, Katara, Sokka, Momo, Zuko, Firebender and Fire Nation soldier.

Initially, the Nickelodeon featured Lego sets did not only release the 2 Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender sets. 3 Lego SpongeBob SquarePants sets were released at the same time in 2006, both being the flagship product for a newly-signed partnership of Lego and Nickelodeon. The Nickelodeon series featured its most iconic shows, which were Avatar, SpongeBob SquarePants and its newest member, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender sets were not a series of their own, but only a theme out of many of the main series which was Nickelodeon.[5]

Characters

Construction sets

According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released a total of 2 Lego sets as part of Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender theme.[1] It was discontinued by the end of 2007.[7][8]

In 2006, The Lego Group announced a partnership with Nickelodeon. It was officially announced by The Lego Group that the two sets based on Book One of Avatar was released on 1 June 2006. The two sets being released were Air Temple (set number: 3828) and Fire Nation Ship (set number: 3829).

Air Temple

Air Temple (set number: 3828) was released on 1 June 2006 based on the seventeenth episode of Book I: Water The Northern Air Temple. The set consists of 400 pieces with 5 minifigures. The set included a section of the Northern Air Temple and Aang's glider. The Northern Air Temple included a main door with sliding and locking features. Also included a catapult and Fire Nation vehicle that is able to seat with one minifigure. The set included Lego minifigures of the Aang, Sokka, Momo, Firebender and Fire Nation soldier.[9][6]

Fire Nation Ship

Fire Nation Ship (set number: 3829) was released on 1 June 2006 and based on Prince Zuko's ship. The set consists of 722 pieces with 5 minifigures. The set features a largest Fire Nation ship, a built in catapult, a small dinghy that could launch out of the main ship and seat with one minifigure, a retractable anchor and extending ladder along the side of the ship. The set included Lego minifigures of the Aang, Katara, Zuko, Firebender and Fire Nation soldier.[10][6]

Other media

Lego Ideas

In 2020, a revival set named Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns and it was created by StudioTRico reached 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas in order for Lego to consider to make it into an official set. The project is based on Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns from the original Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender theme and includes characters such as Aang, Katara, Sokka, Prince Zuko, Iroh and a Fire Nation soldier.[11][12][13]

See also

References

  1. ^ J. P. Wolf, Mark (2015-01-07). LEGO Studies: Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon. Taylor & Francis Ltd. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-41572-291-9.
  2. ^ Avatar Lego theme on Peeron
  3. ^ Herman, Sarah (2012-07-09). Building a History: The Lego Group. Grub Street Publishers. pp. 72–121. ISBN 978-1-78340-804-7.
  4. ^ The Free Library. "LEGO Group Builds Licensed Portfolio Success with New Deals; Global Construction Toy Category Leader Secures Worldwide Licensing Rights to Leading Properties". Business Wire. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Farshtey, Gregory; Lipkowitz, Daniel; Hugo, Simon (2020-10-01). LEGO® Minifigure A Visual History New Edition. Dorling Kindersley Limited. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-241-50202-0.
  6. ^ "Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender LEGO Sets". BrickEconomy. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  7. ^ "Six licensed LEGO themes that ended way too soon". Brick Fanatics. 8 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Random set of the day: Air Temple". Brickset. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Featured set of the day: Fire Nation ship". Brickset. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  10. ^ "AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER - THE AVATAR RETURNS". Ideas.lego.com. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  11. ^ Graham (2020-10-09). "Avatar: The Last Airbender reaches 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas". Brick Fanatics. Archived from the original on 2020-10-21. Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  12. ^ "Avatar: The Last Airbender project makes it to LEGO Ideas review". Brick Fanatics. 26 September 2021.