You might have already heard about this from Brick Show Brian, but unfortunately, his video about the upcoming LEGO Marvel Superheroes UCS Hulkbuster (76105) has been taken down by the Brick Police from Brick Show’s YouTube channel. Well, I guess it is expected at some point. So, even before LEGO’s corporate censorship machine comes knocking at our doorsteps, allow me to share this leaked image once more about this latest Marvel UCS from LEGO, or to be more precise, the Hulkbuster Ultron Edition (76105).
Standing in at a towering 10.43 inches in height, this UCS model is based primarily on the Age of Ultron Mark 44 Hulkbuster model, and not from the newer version as we saw in the MCU Infinity War trailer. The set also comes with an exclusive Iron Man suit, which is not available in any other set. I have to admit that I’m a little puzzled at LEGO’s choice of offering this Hulkbuster model given the fact that it will be better to have one that is most updated. However, it is still expected to be a crowd favorite once it is released in the first week of March, as LEGO’s March Store Calendar have suggested. Now it should be noted that the recent LEGO Store Calendar does not mention any UCS type of set to be released alongside the LEGO Marvel Infinity War sets, so we are still guessing here on when this Hulkbuster will actually be available.
Though most of us were probably expecting a long overdue UCS Milano, I can’t deny the fact that this most recent version of the Hulkbuster looks kind of cool. But if you’re still waiting for the UCS Milano to happen, then you might want to check out Tyler’s seriously awesome UCS Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Milano MOC.
Now, truth be told, I’ve seen a handful of better Hulkbuster MOCs from the AFOL community, and one which even garnered 10,000 votes of support as a potential LEGO Ideas set. The Hulkbuster UCS by Raymond Chow is one magnificent set to behold. Not only did he manage to create on a minifig scale, but he also got the proportions right, which is somehow lacking from this current UCS Hulkbuster offering from LEGO.
Nevertheless, it’s a great move forward by LEGO in giving us a LEGO UCS Hulkbuster, particularly with regards to brick-built mechs and robots. We’ve seen some improvements in this virtually neglected aspect of LEGO sets when the LEGO Ninjago Movie sets came out. But in the end, I’m just glad that LEGO designers got those feet and legs right.