From the Rumor Mill: Some Details About the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031)

As a huge fan of LEGO Collectible Minifigures, I really have to say that LEGO did a fine good job with this year’s upcoming offerings. After the unofficial reveal of the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series (71030), now comes another wave of licensed LEGO minifigs to watch out for. And if the rumors turn out to be true, then we have to prep our wallets once again for the arrival of the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031) series this August.

According to reliable LEGO insider, lego_fulcrum over on Instagram, this year will see the release of a wave of LEGO Marvel CMF similar to what LEGO did with last year’s LEGO DC CMF (71026). Furthermore, if the rumors turn out to be true, we can probably expect the following:

    • According to sources, the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031) will be based primarily on MCU’s latest series over at Disney+. This means to say we will be getting characters from WandavisionFalcon & The Winter Soldier, the upcoming Loki series, and the animated series “What If…?”
    • From Wandavision, I’m crossing my fingers for a new Scarlet Witch minifigure, with the new costume and all as revealed from the series’ final episode. A White Vision will also be great, and of course a LEGO rendition of Agatha Harkness.
    • We are still halfway through the Falcon & The Winter Soldier series, but a new Falcon and Bucky minifigs are surely in order. And perhaps a new Baron Zemo and a yet-to-be-revealed Power Broker minifigures are well on their way as well.
    • The MCU multiverse version of Loki (the one that runs away with the Tesseract in Avengers Endgame) might also be receiving a new minifigure version. There’s a ton of possible Marvel characters that may also be revealed later on so I will hold my horses and wait for how things will pan out in June when the series premieres on Disney+
    • Then finally we have the Disney+ animated series “What If…?”. Needless to say, the minifigure possibilities for this one are virtually endless considering the nature of the show. However, if I were to base it on the initial trailer that we saw last December, then I wouldn’t mind seeing an Uatu The Watcher minifigure since he seems to be the narrator of the series (much like an Alfred Hitchcock BTS type of character), and a Captain Peggy Carter minifig with that new British Union Jack shield.

I want to emphasize though that these are just speculations at this point until we receive further confirmation from LEGO or other third-party retailers that are quite excited to put them on shelves. And with most likely 12 LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures characters to be included, the potential list of Marvel characters to be given the LEGO CMF treatment is as vast as the MCU multiverse itself. Here’s my own wishlist for this series:

            1. Scarlet Witch (Wandavision version)
            2. White Vision
            3. Agatha Harkness
            4. Falcon (Disney+ version)
            5. Bucky (Disney+ version) – if you look hard enough, you might probably see it’s supposed minifig torso making rounds over the internet.
            6. Baron Zemo
            7. Power Broker
            8. Loki (Disney+ version)
            9. Mobius
            10. Kang the Conqueror – the series might set him up as the main villain later on.
            11. Uatu the Watcher
            12. Captain Peggy Carter

I have to say that this speculative list is pretty insane to begin with. Also bear in mind that these are just my predictions based on existing information that we have right now, and we have to wait and see until July to probably have a full reveal of this latest LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031).

So how about your predictions? What Disney+ MCU character do you think will make it to this upcoming LEGO CMF series? Drop-in your predictions in the comments below.

LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Commemorative Minifigures Revealed

It seems that LEGO has cast a transfiguration spell on this one. And as this year marks another milestone for one of LEGO’s well-loved theme, it seems that a wave of LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary commemorative minifigures are on their way.

Shared by wizardingworld over at Instagram, this collection of six LEGO Harry Potter minifigures come in an entirely golden color scheme including their base plates and accessories, and will be included in select LEGO HP sets that are slated to be released in the 2nd half of 2021. This wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets will also be a part of LEGO’s anniversary line of offerings that marks the theme’s 20th year. This is very much the same as what LEGO did with Ninjago’s 10th-anniversary sets earlier this year, where similar golden commemorative minifigs were included in some sets to add to its appeal and collectability.

The LEGO Harry Potter characters that are expected to be given the golden magic treatment will be Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Professor Severus Snape, Voldemort, and Quirinus Quirrell. We have no word yet at what particular sets they will be included. But since images of these LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary minifigures are already out there, and we’re just a couple of months away before the LEGO H2 sets are officially released, then we can expect a steady wave of LEGO set reveals to be around the corner.

In the meantime, be sure to keep tabs here at our blog site and keep an eye over at LEGO Shop@Home as well.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Delayed Once Again

I guess we have to wait a little longer for this one. In a not-so-very-surprising turn of events, it looks like the much anticipated LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game will be delayed once again. And of course, we can’t blame game developer TT Games for this pandemic-stricken situation.

After almost a year when news came out of a possible August 2020 release date, it seems that the journey from studio to console will have to wait a tad longer. The announcement came via TT Games’ official Twitter account which you can see below:

It is reasonable to assume that the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is now in its final development stages. But since this pandemic has gotten a lot of projects derailed in the video game industry, it is clearly forgivable that delays like this are bound to happen. We’re not just sure yet where exactly this video game stands in terms of releasing, whether it is still being polished with the possible inclusion of an upcoming Star Wars The Bad Batch tie-in, or it’s a matter of logistical issues.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is hailed to be THE largest, galaxy-spanning Star Wars video game that LEGO has ever come up with. And with every known major LEGO Star Wars character reportedly coming to the game as a playable avatar set in a massive open world in a galaxy far away, the potential and excitement for this game are very much expected.  This game also comes in a Deluxe Edition which you can find over at Amazon and will be available for all major consoles and the PC via Steam.

Are you planning to get this game despite of its delays? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Is LEGO Giving Us a Glimpse of a New LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 Set?

Eagle-eyed LEGO fans were quick to take notice of what seems to be a new LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 set included in a promotional video intended for its recently announced LEGO Imperial Probe Droid (75306).

The now-deleted video puts the spotlight on the brick-built sculpture of the Imperial Probe Droid while having a sizeable R2-D2 peeking under the table. And because the said video has been deleted, it goes to show that someone from LEGO is certainly doing some sort of damage control.

Peek-a-boo, I see you R2!

As you can see from the above screenshot, this version of R2 looks to be a brand new model, significantly different from its predecessor, the LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 (10225) released in 2012. The newer version uses several curved slopes and plates giving it a more sleek and smooth look. And if what Promobricks’ sources tell us turns out to be true, then we can expect this to be part of this year’s line-up of LEGO Star Wars May the 4th releases.

A UCS LEGO Star Wars version of R2-D2 was first released back in 2012. Are we going to see another rendition in 2021?

Please bear in mind that at its best, these are just speculations, and it’s always prudent to wait for LEGO’s official announcements and press release. I’ll keep this post updated once additional information comes in.

So what do you think of this possible new LEGO Star Wars UCS set? Do you think it’s long overdue? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

ICYMI: LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid (75306) Now Available for Pre-Order

Following the release of two additional sets in the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection, we now have another building set that takes its inspiration from the days of The Empire Strikes Back. The LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid (75306) is now available for pre-order and is slated to be released on April 26.

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid

Though the Imperial Probe Droid was given a substantial amount of LEGO treatment throughout the years since 2007, this is the first time that it is getting an impressive brick-built sculpture. Standing in at 10.5 inches, the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid (75306) comes in at 683 pieces retailing for $59.99. It also features an information plaque similar to previous 18+ sets and those from the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collection Series (UCS). The set is mounted on a clear display pole on top of a snowy scene reminiscent of the icy planet of Hoth.

You may click the following affiliate link below if you wish to pre-order this set or add it to your LEGO wishlist. And while you’re at it, you may also want to go over the set’s official product description and images below.

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid (75306)

683 pieces | $59.99 | Available for pre-order. Will ship from April 26, 2021

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid

Recall epic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back action on the ice planet, Hoth, as you build the Imperial Probe Droid (75306). The droid has posable legs and comes with a transparent, brick-built pole to ‘suspend’ it above a buildable snowy scene.

Striking centerpiece
An information plaque completes a highly collectible display piece that looks impressive on an office desk or a mantelpiece at home.

Top gift
Part of a premium-quality collection of LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for adults, this complex, construction kit offers an immersive and fun building experience as you recreate every distinctive detail in LEGO style. It makes a delightful treat for yourself and a fun gift for a Star Wars fan or experienced LEGO lover in your life.

  • Be transported to the frozen planet of Hoth and spark memories of classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back scenes with this detailed Imperial Probe Droid (75306) build-and-display model.
  • The buildable droid LEGO® figure features posable legs and comes with transparent, brick-built pole to ‘suspend’ it above a buildable snowy scene. The set also includes an information plaque.
  • This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ build-to-display models for adults.
  • Offering a complex, rewarding build, this 683-piece set makes a terrific birthday, holiday, or surprise gift for any Star Wars™ connoisseur or experienced LEGO® builder.
  • Measuring over 10.5 in. (27 cm) high, 9 in. (24 cm) wide, and 4 in. (11 cm) deep, this buildable model does not need much space for display, but it is sure to grab people’s attention.

This Custom LEGO Serenity Set Is a Space Renegade’s Dream

While director/producer Joss Whedon takes a momentary back seat from Zack Snyder’s Justice League streaming in just a couple of days via HBO Max, Build Better Bricks now relives one of Whedon’s most iconic pop-culture creations in this massive LEGO Serenity MOC.

Yep, as bold as maverick as the crew of the Serenity back then, this next B3 creation is its grandest offer to date. Based on the 2002 hit Fox TV series Firefly by writer and director Joss Whedon, and its 2005 theatrical counterpart, this custom LEGO Serenity build features tons of details that are very much familiar to fans of the TV series and film. Like its original counterpart, this build features the ship’s prominent large rear engine module, a pair of wing-mounted, rotating vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) engines, and a pair of two-man shuttles known in the series as “Beetles”.

LEGO Serenity

On the inside of this brick-built creation, the details are likewise spectacular. We have a fully accessible cockpit, a spacious hallway connecting to the dining area and infirmary. The dining area and most of the ship’s sections may also be accessed by removing its middle top exterior or any of the opening hatches below it. Its rear engine room is also accessible to reveal its full interior.

And with over 2,000 pieces LEGO pieces used to build this custom LEGO Serendipity, it is B3’s largest building instruction ever created following its custom LEGO Milano back in 2017. So if you’re interested to revisit some of those wild space adventures aboard your very own Firefly-class spaceship, be sure to head over to Build Better Bricks to purchase the premium building instructions for this custom LEGO Serendipity MOC. For $25, you’ll get a hefty 285-page building instruction in full PDF format, a parts list, and a Stud.io file that you can easily import to Bricklink to buy the needed LEGO parts that you’ll need. Remember that you’ll need to purchase or provide the required LEGO parts separately, as B3 only offers the building instructions for this massive custom set.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out B3’s buy 2 get 1 promo on all of the building instructions that you will purchase from their store. Happy building!

Here’s a Round-Up of the LEGO Marvel 2021 2H Sets Rumored to Arrive Soon

If the first wave of LEGO Marvel 2021 sets were a bit lackluster for some, then you might find this next offering of LEGO Marvel 2021 2H (or 2nd half of the year) sets more promising – well if we will consider the rumors themselves. And after the reveal of the LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) helmet a couple of days ago, it may seem that the rumor mill may be pretty accurate this time.

Thanks to our friends over at Promobricks, we can now have a glimpse of what LEGO has in the works for its LEGO Marvel 2021 2H sets. I’ve mentioned some of these sets in my previous posts with links provided below for your reference.

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Escape From the Ten Rings (76176) 

    • 321 pieces with 5 minifigures | 29.99 Euros | Release date: May 2021

Battle at the Ancient Village (76177)

LEGO Marvel 2021 2H

    • 400 pieces with 5 minifigures | 39.99 Euros | Release date: May 2021

 

Marvel Helmet Collection

Venom (76187)

    • 565 pieces | 59.99 Euros | Release date: May 2021

Infinity Gauntlet (76191) 

    • Not exactly a helmet but a brick-built sculpture of Thanos’ cosmic weapon as seen in MCU’s Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. It also includes LEGO versions of the six Infinity Stones. 
    • 590 pieces | 69.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021

Carnage (76199)

LEGO Marvel 2021 2H

    • Revealed earlier to be a Target-exclusive.
    • 546 pieces | 59.99 Euros | Release date: April 11, 2021

 

Avengers: The Infinity Saga

From what we heard, this rumored LEGO Marvel subtheme will focus on the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will include entirely new sets and reenvisioned ones. It is quite a substantial subtheme, with plenty of sets expected to be released in June.

Black Panther Dragon Flyer (76186)

    • 202 pieces with 3 minifigures | 19.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021

Captain America and Hyrda Face-Off 4+ Set (76189) 

    • 49 pieces with 2 minifigures | 9.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021

Iron Man: Iron Monger Mayhem (76190)

    • 479 pieces with 3 minifigures | 39.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021

Avengers Endgame: Final Battle (76192) 

    • 527 pieces with 8 minifigures | 89.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021

Benatar (76193)

    • 1,901 pieces with 6 minifigures | 149.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021

Sanctuary II (76200)

    • 265 pieces with 3 minifigures | 29.99 Euros | Release date: August 2021

Unknown Disney+ Set (76194)

    • It is still not known at this point if this LEGO Marvel 2021 2H set will take its cue from either Wandavision or The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. 
    • 369 pieces | 34.99 Euros | Release date: August 2021
LEGO Marvel 2021 Advent Calendar (76196)
    • 298 pieces with 7 minifigures | 29.99 Euros | Release date: September 2021 
Spider-Man: No Way Home
    • 76184 (4+) – 73 pieces | 19.99 Euros |Release date: October 2021
    • 76185 – 355 pieces | 39.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021
    • 76186 – 198 pieces | 19.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021
The Eternals

Earlier last January, we had a glimpse of these LEGO Marvel The Eternals sets through a published LEGO catalog. Here’s a recap of these LEGO Marvel 2021 2H sets in case you missed it.

Eternals Aerial Assault (76145)

    • 133 pieces with 2 minifigures | 9.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021

Deviant Ambush (76154) 

    • 197 pieces with 3 minifigures | 19.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021

In Arishem’s Shadow (76155)

LEGO Marvel 2021 2H

    • 493 pieces with 4 minifigures | 59.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021

Rise of the Domo (76156)

    • 1,040 pieces with 6 minifigures | 99.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021

New LEGO Marvel Carnage Helmet (76199) Revealed

It looks like there is a new addition to the LEGO Helmet Collection hailing from the Marvel universe. Reddit user pbpdesigns have shared some details on what seems to be a Target-exclusive. And from the looks of it, we can expect a new, crazy cool LEGO Marvel Carnage Helmet (76199) brick-built bust any time soon.

This info came in when pbpdesigns shared a notification from the Target app revealing this LEGO Marvel Carnage Helmet (76199) pre-order offer as you can see below. As of this posting, the Target alert indicates that the set will go live for pre-order on March 11, 8 AM CST, and the link for its product page is not yet published live.

Carnage helmet coming to Target. Just got an alert. from lego

The LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) is based on one of Marvel’s most formidable symbiote villains who is also slated to appear in future Sony films. Similar to sets under the LEGO Helmet Collections, this set follows the same design concept appealing mainly to adult LEGO fans. And though this new subtheme seems to offer more Star Wars characters, it looks like LEGO intends to accommodate more licensed characters outside of this theme. On a side note, there are also rumors (and leaked images) circulating online on what looks like a similar Batman brick-built bust. I guess only time can tell if this will also officially surface or is just another kind of deliberate misdirection.

I also understand the hype over this new LEGO Marvel Carnage bust considering how on point its design is. The black and red color scheme beautifully stands out, and I love how the details of Carnage’s eyes and glorious teeth define this iconic villain. I just can’t figure out if this set also comes with printed pieces for those symbiote-laden eyebrows and forehead, but I guess that it might be stickers.

Though it is labeled as a Target-exclusive, I am still expecting that this set will eventually appear over at LEGO Shop@Home. I’ll keep you posted. So what do you think of this new LEGO Marvel Carnage Helmet bust? Will you pre-order this over at Target? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

First Image of LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient Village (76177) Box Art Revealed

It looks like the leaky faucet is at it again. We’re now getting new information from brick street and it seems that we now have our first look at a new LEGO tie-in set that focuses on Marvel Studios’ second MCU film of the year. Check out the box art image of the LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient Village (76177).

Just to be accurate, this particular image was shared over at Instagram and does not feature any confidential watermark, suggesting that this was not lifted from any preliminary catalog. The following image also suggests that it was taken from the set’s actual box art suggesting that the set might be already in the wild, or tucked away in any third-party LEGO reseller warehouse. In any case, if the LEGO brick police should request us to remove this image, we will comply promptly.

As a gentle reminder and in case you are wary of spoilers, you are free to stop that mouse from scrolling down, and you may hit that back button anytime.

And with those things out of the way, check out this first box art image of the LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient Village (76177) set.

If you recall, Shang-Chi is this year’s second MCU film for the big screen. The movie is slated to be released this July, and seeing this set out in the wild given at this time does not come so much as a surprise. For starters, we already have the LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) released last year, and this is even way before we have the Black Widow film making its theatrical entry this May. So seeing this LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi set at this point is somehow expected.

The Battle at the Ancient Village (76177) set features a dragon in a white and red color scheme, on what seems to be a portal of some kind. The brick-built dragon itself is central to the set and features some of the distinct Asian features of this mythological creature. According to sources, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi will most likely introduce these mystical creatures in the MCU multiverse including the extraterrestrial villain Fin Fang Foom.

The LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient Village (76177) is rumored to retail for $40 – a pretty steep price considering its modest size. However, it comes with five minifigures which include Shang-Chi, Xialing, Wenwu (or the Mandarin as the legendary leader of the Ten Rings), the enigmatic Death Dealer, and a figure of a still to be revealed creature named Morris.

Since this is out in the wild already, we can cross our fingers and hopefully see this set’s official images anytime soon. Let us know what you think about this set in the comments section below.

Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home Finally Confirmed

After a series of amusing misdirects from its cast, Marvel Studios have finally dropped the real, working title of its next film in Jon Watt’s Spider-Man trilogy. The Spider-Man: No Way Home is confirmed to be arriving in cinemas this Christmas. Watch the teaser trailer below.

If you recall, there was some kind of hype-building going on these past few days coming from Tom Holland (playing Peter Parker), Zendaya (MJ), and Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds). Each of them gave their “take” on what could be the working title on this next Spider-Man film. However, it was immediately clear that these are just their way of playing with words, hinting at the idea of an impending title reveal anytime soon. And like clockwork, Marvel Studios has just released the film’s official title, delivered through a short skit about the trio’s predisposition for spoilers.

The title is definitely something to think about, and many Marvel fans took it to the internet on what this could reveal about the movie’s plot. One key element in the reveal teaser is the cryptic whiteboard found in the hallway. The board seems to reflect a brainstorming session for the film’s possible titles, riddled with enigmatic symbols and phrases that somehow relate to the film’s title. Like a trail of bread crumbs, these pieces of clues may eventually lead to what Peter Parker has thought since the previous films – the existence of the MCU multiverse. And considering that the Spider-Man: No Way Home evokes a certain feeling of frustration and despair for not finding one’s way back home, we can somehow theorize that our friendly neighborhood web-crawler has to traverse so many “worlds” (or alternate realities, perhaps) to find his very own.

With more than 4 million views as of this posting, the hype for this film is continuously building. We can also expect that the months leading to its premiere will be riddled with other promotions and tie-in merchandise to build on its publicity. LEGO for one has consistently released tie-in sets for the two previous Spider-Man installments in the form of the ATM Heist Battle (76082) and Beware the Vulture (76083) sets from Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Molten Man Battle (76128), Hydro-Man Attack (76129) and Stark Jet and the Drone Attack (76130) sets from Spider-Man: Far From Home. And given a December theatrical screening for Spider-Man: No Way Home, then we can assume that any LEGO-related sets will be revealed sometime in the third quarter of this year.

Whatever is the case, these upcoming LEGO tie-in sets will surely reveal some aspects of the film’s storyline and hopefully give us a glimpse of what to expect from this third installment. For now, let’s just see where the trail of bread crumbs and whiteboard clues will lead us.

So what do you think will this third Spider-Man film be all about? Does it really point us to the MCU multiverse moving forward? And what new LEGO Spider-Man sets can we possibly expect from this film franchise? Share what you think in the comments below, and for the latest LEGO sets slated to be released, check out our list right here