Minifigure: #17 of 20 – General Zod
Released: January 1, 2018
There have been two other versions of General Zod released by LEGO. Both of those releases where in celebration of the Man of Steel film (for what it’s worth). While this particular Zod is from The LEGO Batman Movie, the figure is stylized after the Terence Stamp Zod from Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). It’s a very specific character played by a very specific actor. Therefore, the minifigure should be unmistakable and unforgettable; not like the other two Zod figures. Let’s see how they did!
The black, short, swept back hairpiece is a recoloring of the hair we’ve seen a few times. From The Twelth Doctor with the purple coat (ideas021) in the Ideas Doctor Who set (21304) in light bluish gray to the reddish brown version for Doctor Peter Venkman (gb005a) in the Firehouse Headquarters (75827), we’ve gotten this hairpiece in eleven sets, in three different colors since 2015. Now, in 2018, here it is again this time in black. We love it. We’re for it. We want to see it in more sets.
And one of the best parts is, the hairpiece element is big enough to cover an alternate face. That comes in handy, because General Zod comes with two faces. The primary face has a nice print. It has a good mustache and beard in black and nice muscle structure using the dark flesh printing. The secondary print has more of a disgusted look, but instead of the white on black print for the eyes, there is a white on red print for the eyes. It’s a fantastic option for a minifigure that’s ill or possessed; there have been a few zombies released previously this way.
The black torso is very plain and clean. On the front there’s the deep cut of the neckline with the hem in silver. The light flesh of the chest is printed on top, and that covers the black of the torso quite well. The character’s bracelets are printed on the arms in silver. On the back is Zod’s emblem, also printed in silver. The hips and legs are also pretty unremarkable; plain black parts with three silver stripes up the length of the hip piece.
As for accessories, the set includes the black 3×4 modified tile with yellow batsymbol printed in relief. Also, you get a printed 2×2 tile in white, made to look like a newspaper; The Gotham Gazette to be exact. The headline reads, “Kneel Before Zod in Polls.” This tile has already started to show up in MOCs, especially those of the newsstand variety.
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