We now have what looks like official images of the next wave of 2018 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets that pays tribute to MCU’s rendition of the mighty Black Panther! First revealed by azanianimates over at Instagram, the famed king of Wakanda will be receiving the same LEGO treatment similar to what we saw in Spider-Man: Homecoming with its Beware the Vulture (76083) and ATM Heist Battle (76082) sets, and Thor: Ragnarok with Thor VS Hulk: Arena Clash (76088) and The Ultimate Battle for Asgard (76084).
The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther subtheme will consist of two sets (without being too spoilery with regards to the film) and are expected to be out in stores by January. Check out these official images.
Rhino Face-Off by the Mine (76099)
Minifigures include: Black Panther, Okoye, and Killmonger; 229 pieces; $19.99
I’m not quite sure if this will be an actual rhino or a robotic one that we will see in the film. In Thor: Ragnarok, we saw Fenris Wolf to be, well, an actual humungous wolf in spite of the fact that LEGO’s rendition of him in set 76084 turned out to be more like a mechanical contraption. But considering how the set designers rendered this rhino, even using legs that look more organic, and giving it a more robotic looking upper body, it’s kind of hard to tell if LEGO is hinting at a real rhino or not. The mine I guess is referring to precious, raw Vibranium (the same material in which Captain America’s shield is made from) that can only be found in Wakanda, and is the main target of Black Panther’s nemesis, Killmonger. It is also interesting to see how accurate these minifigs are, considering how these MCU characters were revealed in the film’s official trailer last October.
Royal Talon Fighter Attack (76100)
Minifigures include: Black Panther, Nakia, Killmonger, Ulysses Klaue; 358 pieces; $29.99
The Royal Talon Fighter was also first revealed in the first full trailer of Black Panther, and seems to represent the official war plane of choice of Nakia (played by Lupita Nyong’o in the film). We also see Killmonger in a ceremonial tribal mask, and Ulysses Klaue equipped with a blaster cannon, which we saw him use in the trailer, decimating a car during a street chase.
These LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther sets are expected to be in stores in January, just before the release of Black Panther MCU film in cinemas on February 16.