Lego DC Super Hero Girls
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SubjectDC Super Hero Girls
Licensed fromDC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation
AvailabilityNovember 2016–2018
Total sets12 (including promotional sets)[1]
CharactersBatgirl, Bumblebee, Eclipso, Harley Quinn, Krypto, Kryptomites (Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, Orange and Purple), Lashina, Lena Luthor, Mad Harriet, Poison Ivy, Steve Trevor, Supergirl, The Flash and Wonder Woman
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Lego DC Super Hero Girls was a Lego theme based on DC Super Hero Girls franchise.[2] It is licensed from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation.[3][4] The theme was first introduced in November 2016. The toy line was accompanied by several shorts, a television special and films based on Lego DC Super Hero Girls. The Lego DC Super Hero Girls theme was discontinued by the end of 2018.

Overview

Lego DC Super Hero Girls was based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise. The product line focuses on the DC Super Hero Girls characters from Super Hero High School. At Super Hero High School, well-known DC heroes attend challenging classes and deal with all the awkwardness of growing up with the added stress of having unique superpowers. Lego DC Super Hero Girls aimed to recreate the main characters in Lego form, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.[5][6][7]

Development

The Lego DC Super Hero Girls theme aimed to introduce a product line that reimagines female DC superheroes and supervillains in Lego form as students at high school.[6][8] In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the theme aimed to provide children with a "relatable world filled with aspirational characters, immersive stories and action-packed missions that inspire girls aged 7-10 to be smart, courageous and empowered to be an everyday Super Hero".[9]

Each of the sets featured the Lego DC Super Hero Girls characters revamped as mini-doll figures and gave them new looks which were also used in the Lego Friends, Lego Disney Princess and Lego Elves themes.[10][11]

Launch

The Lego DC Super Hero Girls theme was launched early in the US on 5 October 2016. The Lego Group announced the first wave of six construction sets based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise on 27 November 2016 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, followed by a global launch in January 2017. The sets featured buildings, vehicles and mini-doll figures, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy and several villains, including Eclipso, Lashina, Lena Luthor and Mad Harriet.[9] The second wave of sets was launched at the New York Toy Fair in 1 August 2017.[12]

In addition, The Lego Group built two life-sized models of Harley Quinn and Supergirl, two characters that appear in the DC Super Hero Girls franchise. The Harley Quinn model consisted of 12,789 Lego bricks, measured 5'3" in height and weighed 63 lbs. The Supergirl model consisted of 14,210 Lego bricks, measured 5'5" in height and weighed 70 lbs. They were placed in front of New York Comic-Con.[13]

Characters

Main article: List of DC Super Hero Girls characters

Superheroes

Supervillains

Construction sets

According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released a total of 11 Lego sets and promotional polybag as part of Lego DC Super Hero Girls theme.[1] It was discontinued by the end of 2018.[33][34]

First wave

In October 2016, New York Comic-Con had announced that an exclusive Batgirl mini-doll figure [35][36] would be given away to the winners before the toy sets was released. The next month, The Lego Group announced that the first wave of sets based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise was released on 27 November 2016.[37][38] The six sets[39][40][41] being released were Batgirl Batjet Chase (set number: 41230),[42][43] Harley Quinn to the Rescue (set number: 41231),[42] Super Hero High School (set number: 41232),[42][44] Lashina Tank (set number: 41233),[42] Bumblebee Helicopter (set number: 41234)[42] and Wonder Woman Dorm Room (set number: 41235).[42][45] In addition, Krypto Saves the Day (set number: 30546) polybag set was released as a promotion.[46]

Second wave

The second wave of sets was launched at the New York Toy Fair in 1 August 2017.[12] The four sets[47][48] being released were Harley Quinn Dorm (set number: 41236),[47][48] Batgirl Secret Bunker (set number: 41237),[47][48] Lena Luthor Kryptomite Factory (set number: 41238)[47][48] and Eclipso Dark Palace (set number: 41239).[47][48][49] The sets were designed primarily for girls aged 7 to 12 years old.[50]

Web shorts

The product line was accompanied by a series of animated short films that was released on YouTube inspired by both the DC Super Hero Girls franchise as well as the Lego toyline.

Lego DC Super Hero Girls (Shorts)

The 10 web shorts have been released on YouTube.

# Title Release date Notes
1 Body Building[51] April 7, 2017 LEGO DC Super Hero Girls computer-animated series also included in the special features of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High DVD.[52]
2 Need for Speed[53] April 7, 2017
3 Trading Places[54] April 7, 2017
4 Crazed & Confused[55] April 7, 2017
5 Showdown[56] April 7, 2017
6 Wonder Waitress[57] April 7, 2017
7 Get Your Cape On[58] April 7, 2017 LEGO DC Super Hero Girls - Get Your Cape On is an official music video.

TV specials and films

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Galactic Wonder (2017)

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Galactic Wonder is a five-part computer-animated series based on DC Super Hero Girls franchise and Lego toyline released on the YouTube channels of DC Super Hero Girls and LEGO on 27 April 2017.[59][60][61][62][63][64] It also premiered on Cartoon Network in Europe on 24 September 2017[65] and on Boomerang in Australia on 13 October 2017.[66]

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)

Main article: Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain is an American computer-animated direct-to-video film based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, produced by Warner Bros. Animation.[67] It is the third film in the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, as well as the first in the series to be based on the DC Super Hero Girls brand of Lego.[68][69] It was digitally released on July 25, 2017 and was followed by a DVD release on August 8, 2017. The movie premiered on Cartoon Network in the US on November 19, 2017.[70][71][72]

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High (2018)

Main article: Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High is an American computer-animated direct-to-video film based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, produced by Warner Bros. Animation.[73][52][74] It is the fourth film in the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, as well as the second and final Lego branded film in the series to be based on the DC Super Hero Girls, before the franchise itself got rebooted by Lauren Faust in January 2019. It was digitally released on May 1, 2018 and was followed by a DVD release on May 15, 2018.[75]

Lawsuit

In August 2017, Hasbro filed a lawsuit that attempted to block sales of Lego DC Super Hero Girls sets due to the possibility of the Bumblebee character being confused with the Transformers character of the same name.[76]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Wonder Woman also make a cameo in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and voiced by Margot Rubin.

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