Overwatch Lego sets announced, available January 1

The oversized Overwatch build is just the start of what LEGO has planned for its tie-in with Blizzard's addictive online shooter. All together, the six sets add figures of Overwatch characters Tracer, Widowmaker, Hanzo, Genji, Soldier: 76, McCree, D.Va, Reinhardt, Pharah, Mercy, Reaper, and Winston to Lego's expanding line-up of block people. In it he meets up with his old compadres, the Deadlock Gang, led by Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe. At BlizzCon several companies announced their enticing new items, including Her Universe with a new World of Warcraft fashion line, an upcoming Blizzard apparel line from UNIQLO, a Funko Pop! figure of new hero Ashe, upcoming Hasbro action figures, and a new McCree Nerf Blaster.

The Viper is Ashe's main weapon, a semi-automatic rifle.

Ashe features in the Reunion short, and a page on the official Overwatch website gives more details about the latest hero. She can also throw sticks of dynamite that detonate when shot (or after a short delay) and light enemies on fire dealing damage over time.

"And Ashe is not alone, as she can call on her omnic ally B.O.B., to join the fray when the need arises".

Her coach gun is her shotgun. "We cherish these game worlds as much as our players do, and today's reveals helped put a spotlight on how far we've come, through our stellar partnerships, in developing toys and apparel that reflect that shared passion". When he arrives, he charges toward enemies and pops them into the sky while firing at them with arm cannons.

  • Latoya Cobb