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SDCC 2022- New Avatar Lego Sets Shown

SDCC 2022- New Avatar Lego Sets Shown

Lego was at San Diego Comic Con this weekend and unveiled four new Avatar sets. Three of the sets we knew were coming, and one unknown set from the Brick Headz line.

Neytiri & Thanator vs AMP Suit Quaritch-75571

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/neytiri-thanator-vs-amp-suit-quaritch-75571

This set inspired by the end of the original Avatar movie where Neytiri confronts Quartich as he is coming close to killing Jake. It includes Neytiri and Colonel Miles Quaritch Mini figs, a build-able thanator, and AMP Suit. It also includes some color Pandoran flora to build as well. It’s 560 pieces and is listed for $44.99 with a release date of 10/1/22.

Jake & Neytiri’s First Banshee Flight-75572

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/jake-neytiri-s-first-banshee-flight-75572

This set is inspired by the original Avatar movie when Jake take’s his first flight after he completes Iknimaya, with Neytiri by his side. It includes Jake Sully and Neytiri mini figures, plus a build-able ikran for Jake and Neytiri. Also it has build-able flora that doubles as a stand for each ikran. It is 572 pieces, will cost $59.99, is set to release on 10/1/22, and can currently be pre-ordered through Lego.com. See the link above to secure your set.

Floating Mountains: Site 26 & RDA Samson-75573

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/floating-mountains-site-26-rda-samson-75573

This set is inspired by Site 26 from the original Avatar movie, it was a remote site set up high in the Hallelujah Mountains where Grace could work with less interference from the RDA powers that be. It includes Jake Sully in his human form and in his iconic yellow wheelchair, human Grace, Trudy Chacon, Jake Sully in his Avatar, and Norm Spellman in his Avatar. It has a direhorse, a build-able link shack, Trudy’s Sampson, and flora that doubles as a stand for the Sampson. The Direhorse feels a little out of place with this set at they are at a location on top of a floating mountain, but I won’t complain they included an extra. Also of note, Trudy has her warpaint on that she had during the final battle of the movie, and her Sampson is also adorned in the paint shown in the final battle. Looking through the photos it looks as if the human Jake and Grace have a reversible head, one side with a mask and one side without, Trudy also looks as if you can display her with her warpaint or without. Very cool touches, I love the attention to detail. This set is 887 pieces, will cost $99.99 and release on 10/1/22.

Jake Sully & his Avatar-40554

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/jake-sully-his-avatar-40554

The last set shown at SDCC was from the stylized Brick Headz line. It features Jake in a build-able human form, and Avatar form. It is 246 pieces, will cost $19.99 and release on 10/1/22.

For our previous coverage of Lego Avatar sets-https://avatarsequels.com/lego-con-2022/

Lego Con 2022

Lego Con 2022

Officially announced yesterday at Lego Con 2022, was our first official look at an Avatar Lego set, Toruk Makto and the Tree of Souls. It was a fun presentation with Jon Landau kicking things off, followed by Josh Izzo being at Lego Con to talk about the set, no direct embeds were allowed on this video, however the link below should take you right to the start of the Avatar portion-

https://youtu.be/ZHSnx-smuUA?t=3355

I think Lego is an awesome brand, very high quality products that also is reflected in the price. I didn’t think I’d have any desire to grab any Lego sets until I watched the Lego Con stream. However after watching my mind was changed. This is such a fun looking set and it’s obvious a lot of thought and care went into designing it, I love the pa’li (direhorse) that is included, the toruk (Great Leonopteryx) is truly epic in size, and the mini figs, they look phenomenal. This set comes with Mo’at, Neytiri, Jake Sully as Toruk Makto, and Tsu’Tey. This set is supposed to be the largest of the Avatar sets that have been teased so far, and is $149.99 USD. With the hype for Avatar increasing as the original movie rereleases into theaters, and as Avatar 2 approaches I expect a lot of the merchandise to fly off the shelves this year. So if you want to make sure you get one you can preorder one now through Lego.com, which shows the set will ship out by October 1 of 2022. You can preorder it here-https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/toruk-makto-tree-of-souls-75574

While the other upcoming releases weren’t covered during Lego Con, here is a list of all known Avatar Lego sets so far-

Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit 75571: $39.99 | 560 pieces
Jake and Neytiri First Flight on a Banshee 75572: $54.99 | 572 pieces
Floating Mountains 75573: $89.99 | 887 pieces
Toruk Makto and the Tree of Souls 75574: $149.99 | 1,212 pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avatar: The Way of Water trailer leaks

Avatar: The Way of Water trailer leaks

Hey all, as I’m sure you’ve seen, four stills from the upcoming trailer were posted across social media today. Out of respect to everyone who’s spent years working on the sequels I don’t share anything that isn’t official. Just as I didn’t share the leaked movie titles I won’t be sharing the 4 movie stills until the time comes where I can. However that doesn’t mean they don’t exist and that fan’s aren’t excited and talking about what they’ve seen. For fan discussion on the upcoming trailer join us on Kelutral.org‘s Discord where we are chatting about all things Avatar, and stop by and learn some Na’vi while you’re at it. If you are more of a forum user you can check out the Tree-of-Souls.com forum, which has been around since the early days of Avatar. I am a proud member and supporter of both places.

Check out Kelutral here- https://www.kelutral.org

Join their Discord here- https://discord.gg/SSUFJUBwSA

Join the Tree-of-Souls forum here- http://www.tree-of-souls.com

 

Was Ninat in Avatar?

Was Ninat in Avatar?

I recently came across an old thread on the Tree of Souls forum titled, What do you think Ninat looks like? I must say that old threads like this hit me hard with the fun nostalgia hammer, there were so many things we didn’t and still don’t know about Avatar back then. However some of these questions have been answered in the years since. This is one of those question that has, we got some beautiful character art of Ninat when Pandora Rising was released. So we know what she looks like, however we aren’t sure if she shows up in Avatar the movie, so this is a topic I wanted to touch on. My guess is just that, my guess, this is totally for fun.

If you do a google search of Ninat you will come across speculation from various fans and sites who seem to agree the best possible guess for who Ninat is happens to be this lovely Na’vi to Neytiri’s right (I’ll refer to right vs left from our perspective as the movie viewer). This is by far the best shot we have of her face, the other screen shots I can get are just slightly different angles of this shot here.

It’s a logical guess, especially going off the lack of information we had at the time it was made. Which was simply her name, that she was the best singer, and that she could have been a potential mate for Jake. This particular photo is during the scene with the Omatikaya clan leaving their destroyed home and meeting at the Tree of Souls, which happens just before Jake shows up as Toruk Makto. However since we got a look at Ninat from the Pandora Rising game, I believe she could actually be the Na’vi on the left of Neytiri. As there are two Na’vi in this scene singing with Neytiri. Below we can see the three Na’vi women. Something else that makes sense in my mind is that the best singer would be in the middle vs on the end.

The 3 singers, including Neytiri.

Now let’s review what Ninat looks like in the art from Pandora Rising. Something important to note, this art is high quality, the pieces that depict characters we already know, such as Jake or Neytiri, look just like their movie counterparts. So I’m very confident if Ninat was in the movie she looked very close to this in the face.

When I study Ninats face and compare with the two women singing with Neytiri, I do think she is possibly the Na’vi to the left. The Na’vi woman on the right has a very uniquely shaped face, and her stripes don’t match at all. While the photos of the Na’vi to the right aren’t the greatest closeups, they show me enough to make me think she is not Ninat.

Neytiri with the singer to her left.

Ninat, the Na’vi to the right of Neytiri, and the Na’vi to the left.

The three best shots of the Na’vi who I believe to be Ninat, the left Na’vi. The stripe patterns don’t match up exactly with this singer either, that could be because there aren’t the highest of screen shots available so the artist took some liberties, or their is the possibility neither of these are Ninat. However I feel like if Ninat survived the Hometree destruction, which we don’t know, but if she did, as the best singer of the Omatikaya she would have been one of these two up front leading the singing for the clan. Looking at the face shape and what little information we have to go by, my best guess that this is in fact Ninat. Could I be wrong, absolutely, but they look very similar.

I’m curious what other fans think, Left, Right, or neither?