Lego Ultra Agents
Lego Ultra Agents.jpg
Parent themeLego Agents
SubjectAgents
Licensed fromThe Lego Group
AvailabilityJune 2014–December 2015
Total sets14 [1]
CharactersAdam Acid, Agent Curtis Bolt, Agent Caila Phoenix, Agent Jack Fury, Agent Max Burns, Astor City Scientist, Infearno, rofessor Christina Hydron, Psyclone, Retox, Agent Solomon Blaze, Toxikita, Tremor, Astor City Guard, Spyclops, Agent Trey Swift, Invizable, Agent Steve Zeal, Drillex, AntiMatter, Agent Jack Fury, Professor Brainstein, P.U.P.(Prototype Unmanned Patrol), Professor Brainstein, SharX, Electrolyzer and Terabyte
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Lego Ultra Agents was a Lego theme that was first introduced in June 2014 after the discontinued Lego Agents theme. The theme was inspired by James Bond as well as various spy movies. The theme was considered to be a development or upgrade from the 2008 Lego Agents theme. The theme's 14 toy sets were released in three waves and were accompanied by a free app.[2] Lego Ultra Agents was discontinued by the end of 2015.

Overview

The Lego Ultra Agents product line focused on a group of fictional Ultra Agents and their mission to stop AntiMatter and his evil villains from attacking Astor City.[2]

Development

Lego Ultra Agents was an updated version of the previous Lego Agents theme, which was released in 2008, Lego Agents itself was also an update of Lego Alpha Team. Lego Ultra Agents included some of the original high-tech spy concepts of the Lego Agents and Alpha Team themes, but also introduced a storyline and a series of secret build instructions for the Lego sets that were delivered through the app.[3]

Launch

The Lego Ultra Agents theme was launched at the American International Toy Fair in 2014. As part of the initial launch, The Lego Group released six Ultra Agents Lego sets alongside the theme's associated app.[4]

Characters

Ultra Agents

Villains

Construction sets

According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released a total of 15 Lego sets as part of Lego Ultra Agents theme.[1] It was discontinued by the end of 2015.[8]

First wave

The first wave of Lego Ultra Agents sets was released on 27 May 2014. Most of the sets were similar to the Lego Agents theme, but the Lego Ultra Agents theme depicted fictional Ultra Agents fighting evil villains accompanied by high-tech equipment in the area of Astor City, which was accompanied by an accessible app.[2][9] The six sets[10][4][11][2] being released were Riverside Raid (set number: 70160),[12] Tremor Track Infiltration (set number: 70161),[12][13] Infearno Interception (set number: 70162),[12][13] Toxikita's Toxic Meltdown (set number: 70163),[12][13][14] Hurricane Heist (set number: 70164)[12][13] and Ultra Agents Mission HQ (set number: 70165).[12][15][16][13][17] Each of the sets included eight Ultra Agents, named Agent Max Burns, Agent Jack Fury, Agent Solomon Blaze, Agent Curtis Bolt, Agent Caila Phoenix, Professor Christina Hydron, Astor City Guard and Astor City Scientist.[5] Several villains were released, named Adam Acid, Tremor, Infearno, Toxikita, Retox, Psyclone and Hyrdon.[5] It also included variety of weapons and accessories.

Second wave

The second wave of the Lego Ultra Agents theme was released on 1 March 2015 and had five sets (total of 11 sets) with similar models to the first wave. The second wave also incorporated a sequel to the first compatible app that focused on a villain named Antimatter.[9][18] The eight sets[19][20] being released were Spyclops Infiltration (set number: 70166),[21][22] Invizable Gold Getaway (set number: 70167),[21][22] Drillex Diamond Job (set number: 70168),[21][22] Agent Stealth Patrol (set number: 70169)[21][23] and UltraCopter vs. AntiMatter (set number: 70170).[21][22] Four additional Ultra Agents, named Agent Trey Swift, Agent Steve Zeal, Professor Brainstein and P.U.P were released as well. Several additional villains were included, named Spyclops, Invizable, Drillex and AntiMatter.[24] It also included AppBricks, variety of weapons and accessories. Allows builders to build the AppBricks by place on the touch-screen of tablet device to unlock game features and find secret clues.[25]

Third wave

The third and last wave of the Lego Ultra Agents theme was released on 19 May 2015 and had three sets (total of 14 sets) with similar models to the first wave. The three sets being released were Ultrasonic Showdown (set number: 70171),[26] AntiMatter's Portal Hideout (set number: 70172)[26][27] and Ultra Agents Ocean HQ (set number: 70173).[26] Additional villains, named SharX and Electrolyzer, were released as well. It also included AppBricks, variety of weapons and accessories. The sets were designed primarily for children aged 7 to 14 years old.

Web shorts (2014)

The Lego Group released a series of web shorts on YouTube for the Ultra Agents theme.

# Title Release date
1 Mission Brief[28] June 16, 2014
2 Training Mission Intro[29] October 1, 2014
3 Training Mission Scene A[30] October 1, 2014
4 Training Mission Scene B[31] October 1, 2014
5 Training Mission Scene C[32] October 1, 2014
6 Training Mission Scene D[33] October 1, 2014
7 Training Mission Scene E[34] October 1, 2014
8 Training Mission Scene F[35] October 1, 2014
9 Training Mission Scene G[36] October 1, 2014
10 Training Mission Game Over: Alarm![37] October 1, 2014
11 Training Mission Game Over: Neutralizer![38] October 1, 2014
12 Training Mission Game Over: Poison![39] October 1, 2014
13 Intel A[40] January 31, 2015
14 Intel B[41] January 31, 2015
15 Intel C[42] January 31, 2015
16 Intel D[43] January 31, 2015

App

The release of the first wave also included free application software compatible with the six released sets. The application, available for iOS and Android devices, included an advanceable plot and comic-centered gameplay.[18][44] In the second wave, the agents fight in a sequel to the original game against a villain named 'AntiMatter'.[9][45][25][46]

Reception

In 2018, UltraCopter vs. AntiMatter (set number: 70170) was listed as one of the "Top 10 Best LEGO Helicopters Sets" by Lego fansite BricksFanz.[47]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ She is known as Tox in Ninjago (TV series).
  2. ^ He is known as Mr. Pale or Paleman in Ninjago (TV series).

References

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  9. ^ "LEGO Ultra Agents Official Logo Revealed". thebrickfan.com. 18 January 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "Official images of Ultra Agents sets". Brickset. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "The LEGO Movie & Ultra Agents Summer 2014 Pictures". toysnbricks.com. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d e "More LEGO Ultra Agents Images From Nuremberg Toy Fair 2014". thebrickfan.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  13. ^ "[USA] LEGO 70163 Toxikita's Toxic Meltdown". toysnbricks.com. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
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  15. ^ "LEGO Legends of Chima and Ultra Agents Set Features at Nuremberg Toy Fair". thebrickfan.com. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  16. ^ Edwards, Luke (July 7, 2014). "Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ Review". Pocket-lint. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
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  19. ^ "2015 Ultra Agents images". Brickset. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
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  22. ^ "LEGO Ultra Agents 2015 4×4 Agent Patrol (70169) Revealed". thebrickfan.com. 9 November 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
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  24. ^ a b "What are LEGO Ultra Agents AppBricks?". thebrickblogger.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
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  26. ^ "Toy Fair: Lots More LEGO Pictures!". ComingSoon.net. 15 February 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  27. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Mission Brief. June 16, 2014 – via YouTube.
  28. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Intro. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  29. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Scene A. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  30. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Scene B. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  31. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Scene C. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  32. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Scene D. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  33. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Scene E. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  34. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Scene F. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  35. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Scene G. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  36. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Game Over: Alarm!. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  37. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Game Over: Neutralizer!. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  38. ^ LEGO® Ultra Agents - Training Mission Game Over: Poison!. October 1, 2014 – via YouTube.
  39. ^ LEGO Ultra Agents - Intel A. January 31, 2015 – via YouTube.
  40. ^ LEGO Ultra Agents - Intel B. January 31, 2015 – via YouTube.
  41. ^ LEGO Ultra Agents - Intel C. January 31, 2015 – via YouTube.
  42. ^ LEGO Ultra Agents - Intel D. January 31, 2015 – via YouTube.
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  45. ^ "Smart Lego Minifigures Could Become Reality With 'Lego Dimensions'". Forbes. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  46. ^ "Top 10 Best LEGO Helicopters Sets". Bricksfanz.com. 13 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.