Should you’re bummed about Dune: Half Two being delayed till March fifteenth, 2024, Lego’s newest Icons set may be the perfect repair to tide you over. The Dune Atreides Royal Ornithopter — a 1,369-piece duplicate of the Imperium’s favored flapping flying machine — is now accessible to preorder for $164.99, with a launch date set for February 1st, 2024.
Whereas each the Dune (2021) and upcoming Dune: Part Two motion pictures have PG-13 scores, this Lego set is a “premium-quality” mannequin designed for adults. When assembled, it options flappable fold-out wings, deployable touchdown gear, and a cockpit that may be opened to put in one of many eight included mini collectible figurines of the franchise’s solid.
Nicely, at the very least seven of the characters anyway. The Atreides Royal Ornithopter set comes with Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), Woman Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin), Chani (Zendaya), Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac), Liet-Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster), and Duncan Idaho (Jason Momoa), none of which ought to have a difficulty becoming contained in the mannequin.
The eighth “mini figurine” — Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) — is donning the identical laughably lengthy gown as his film counterpart, making him roughly 4 occasions taller than the opposite collectible figurines. I can’t determine if his proportions deliver me pleasure or immense discomfort. It’s really a Lego set that follows Frank Herbert’s imaginative and prescient.