LEGO collectors of themes based on licensed IPs usually have a good sense of what sets to expect per franchise. With LEGO Marvel the focus tends to go to big vehicles. Character-wise, Tony Star/Iron Man can be counted on to have sets centered on him. Powered armors do make for lots of brick-building potential. Speaking of Iron Man armors, you can look no further than Stark’s Hulkbuster. This armor-for-an-armor specializes in tackling Hulk-sized problems, as seen in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” That Hulkbuster was LEGO-fied in 2018’s Marvel Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105). And apparently a new LEGO Hulkbuster is probably coming by next year.
We have another LEGO rumor to speculate on courtesy of Promobricks. As hinted above, LEGO’s apparently planning a new Hulkbuster set for their Marvel Super Heroes line. This one will be based on the Iron Man Mk-XLVIII armor, aka the Hulkbuster Mk-II. Where the first Hulkbuster was in the “Age of Ultron” movie, this one’s from “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018). Ironically, Iron Man himself never uses this Hulkbuster in the film. Instead Bruce Banner – at the time unable to “Hulk-out” – commandeers the armor for the Battle of Wakanda. The buster Mk-II boasts different weapons load-outs.
Promobricks’ rumor details have this LEGO Marvel Hulkbuster Mk-II at 50-60cm [twice larger than the Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105)]. It also gets an info plaque for the base, a collector’s badge and Tony Stark minifig. But other than that the rumored upcoming set has fewer extras than 76105. With an alleged 2,500+ pieces and a €200-250/$231.70-289.62 price, the set’s due for 2022. Now, remember that this is still rumor, and LEGO has plenty of time to confirm or debunk it.