Earlier today, Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment gave us a glimpse of how things will be like after our Marvel heroes overcome the post-Thanos, finger-snapping catastrophe that rocked the MCU to its core, and it looks like everything’s back to normal. It’s a breath of fresh air actually, especially after seeing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man crumble into dust as one of the casualties in Avengers: Infinity War, it’s nice to see the friendly neighborhood spidey back in action and just trying to appreciate his well-earned vacation. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer, and let’s spend a few minutes talking about the possible LEGO Marvel Superheroes tie-in sets that LEGO has in store.
Like other MCU trailers in the past, the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is full of hints and references to possible LEGO sets to be revealed sometime in May. Though there are a lot of rumors making its round over the internet regarding what LEGO tie-in sets we can expect, there are some scenes in the trailer that we would really love to see re-imagined as an official LEGO set.
The first minute of the trailer shows Peter Parker and his friends looking forward to a great summer vacation in Europe, and judging from the fact that this is the first time that Peter is getting his passport, the Far From Home subtitle may probably refer to his supposedly peaceful vacation time together with his high school buddies. When everything seems to be running smoothly as expected, Nick Fury enters the scene, knocking off Ned with a S.H.I.E.L.D.-grade tranq, and practically hijacking Peter Parker’s summer vacation, enlisting his aid to stop a series of never before seen threats.
First off, we see one of the first Elemental villains in the film, very much the same as that of the character of Sandman from the Tobey Maguire era. It is highly unlikely that this is a rebooted version of Sandman, but considering how the supervillain has recently appeared as a new LEGO minifigure in Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler (76114), then I’m open to the possibility that a LEGO tie-in set may arrive including this troublesome enemy.
Next, we have this scene at the iconic Tower Bridge in London where the Elementals seem to be causing havoc, and where Spider-Man swings off to meet them head-on. Though we already have a similar LEGO set that portrays Spidey in action similarly located at a suspension bridge (Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle 76057), it will be great to have this scene from the trailer turned to an actual LEGO set. I know it’s a long-shot considering that historically among MCU films, it is only the Avengers titles that get to see a larger share of LEGO tie-in sets. But adding to this our wishlist of LEGO what-ifs is a welcomed one.
There was also a very brief shot, given only a few frames of airtime, that shows another high-powered baddie that is highly rumored to be included in an official LEGO set. This towering, fiery hot and melting giant is said to be MCU’s version of Molten Man – one of Spider-Man’s first supervillain enemies which made his debut in 1965’s The Amazing Spider-Man #28. Rumor has it that a certain LEGO Marvel Superheroes Molten Man’s Battle (76128) set will be released as one of the three LEGO tie-in sets slated to be revealed in May. With a price point that is said to be at $30, it will be interesting to see how this fiery colossus will look like when built using LEGO pieces. My guess is that it may follow the size and design of other big builds in the LEGO MCU genre such as seen with Ant-Man/Giant-Man in Super Hero Airport Battle (76051) and DCEU’s version of the God of War, Aries, in Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075).
I’m not really sure what’s happening here, but this stealthy, alternate Spider suit seems to be a shout out to one of Spidey’s comic book roots, specifically to the gothic styled Spider-Man Noir from Earth 90214. For the record, LEGO has not yet released an official Spider-Man Noir minifigure, save for a digital version of the character as seen in the LEGO Marvel Superheroes video game released in November 2017. LEGO fans of this alternate version of Spider-Man will certainly love to see him rendered to an official minifigure, but we have to wait and see if LEGO intends to give us this character.
This next scene, which is also shot near a bridge over a river (Paris, perhaps?), shows us another Elemental villain that Spider-Man has to contend with. If fighting against sand and fire monsters are not enough, then why not throw in a water elemental just for good measure? This teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home will leave us guessing on the nature and character of this water golem, but again rumors circulating within the LEGO community points to the possibility that this character may in-fact be Hydro-Man from the comics, and that we might see him included in an official LEGO set as well. Rumored to be called as LEGO Marvel Superheroes Hydro-Man’s Attack (76129), this set is expected to sell for $40 and may likewise involve a big build of the Elemental villain.
Finally, we get to see an all too familiar character and his fishbowl helmet that is kind of hard not to ignore. Jack Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is kind of an ambiguous figure in Spider-Man: Far From Home. With Gyllenhaal already mentioning that the classic Spider-Man villain will be actually teaming up with Spidey as a ‘good guy’ in taking down these menacing elemental forces, it leaves one to think on how the MCU will actually pull this out since Mysterio has been, and will always be, one of Marvel’s formidable villains. It will surely be interesting to see how Mysterio will turn out as an official LEGO minifigure, and given what we see in the trailer, it is most likely that Mysterio’s minifig version will be included in the Hydro-Man’s Attack (76129) set.
Lastly, another LEGO set is rumored to be included in the Spider-Man: Far From Home subtheme and this one is most likely to raise even more questions until such time that we see Avengers: Endgame in cinemas. The LEGO Marvel Superheroes Stark’s Plane and Drone Attack (76130) is said to be the largest among the three sets, with a tag price of $70. I’ve watched the Far From Home trailer several times just to be sure that I didn’t miss out on any subtle details that may point out to an aircraft that Tony himself might have built. However, it is kind of intriguing to see that there was no mention or any scene whatsoever of any particular aircraft that may give a hint to this set. It leads to a lot of questions actually because we really don’t know if Tony Stark has survived the events of Avengers: Endgame, or will he even make an appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home. In any case, it is possible that this rumored LEGO set will actually turn out to be just a rumor, or it could also be that Sony and Marvel are putting a very tight lid on these crucial details right now. I’m inclined to believe in the latter since it’s kind of odd to create a set that includes Stark’s plane without a Tony Stark minifig included with it.
So just to give a recap, here are some of the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man: Far From Home sets that are rumored to be released in May:
Molten Man’s Battle (76128) – $30
Hydro-Man’s Attack (76129) – $40
Stark’s Plane and Drone Attack (76130) – $70
I’m not certain if these will be the actual set names for these, and we have to wait and see if they will include the characters and minifigures that we hope to have later on. For now, be sure to check shop.LEGO.com for the latest LEGO Spider-Man sets. Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home will arrive in theaters on July 5, 2019.