The Future of LEGO Marvel Is Here – Huge Reveals at the Marvel Studios Panel at SDCC 2019

The best is still yet to come and with a deep breath, Marvel Studio’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con has unveiled the future of the film franchise for what has been dubbed as Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been rumors in the past on what these post-Endgame films will be and with Spider-Man: Far From Home officially closing MCU’s Phase 3, the stage is now set for the announcement of the next wave of superhero films that will also point us to the direction towards the future of LEGO Marvel sets.

LEGO Marvel

Right off the bat, MCU top brass Kevin Feige took the stage of SDCC’s Hall H to announce a handful of MCU films and TV shows that will define Marvel Studio’s Phase 4. And with the partnership between Disney and LEGO going on a full swing, it is safe to assume that we will also be seeing a lot of new LEGO sets and interesting minifigure characters centered on the LEGO Marvel theme.

The entire (announced) scope of MCU’s Phase 4 in full view at SDCC 2019. What LEGO Marvel sets will come out of this?

First in our list following a chronological order is the origin movie spin-off of Black Widow. This is the solo movie of Natasha Romanoff focusing on her backstory on how she became the Avenger’s top covert secret ops operative. It is not a longshot to consider that LEGO has also something in the works, that may perhaps be a call back to that Budapest mission that she and Hawkeye are fond of remembering. Black Widow is slated to be released on May 1, 2020.

Up next is The Eternals which is a star-studded cast headed by Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Richard Madden among others. It was also rumored that Keanu Reeves will also appear in the film, though he never made an appearance at the MCU Panel at that time. The Eternals will explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also shows potential for a new line of exciting minifigures which we will see before the film hit theaters on November 6, 2020.

After the arrival of the Eternals, we will have our first Asian-led MCU film in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. We will see the return of the Mandarin – the real, sinister one rather than the proxy that we saw in Iron Man 3 – which will play as the film’s major villain. If you recall back in 2013, LEGO has released a small set, the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown (76008) so hopefully, we will see the Ten Ring leader have a minifigure reboot. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will arrive in theaters February 12, 2021.

Kevin Feige confirmed that the Sorcerer Supreme will be back following the events of Endgame, and will now delve on the dark side of MCU’s multiverse. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is said to be Marvel Studio’s take on the horrific, dark version of the multiverse which was formally introduced in the film franchise in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Though this film is teased to be part of a sort of horror genre of the MCU, I’m sure that Disney will have this toned down a bit and LEGO will offer another Doctor Strange set following 2016’s LEGO Marvel Superheroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) and the more recent LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108). Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be conjuring its spells on May 7, 2021.

And the final confirmed film in MCU’s Phase 4 will see the return of the god of thunder himself, a most unlikely love triangle, and another Worthy fitting of Mjolnir’s allegiance. In Thor: Love and Thunder, we will see the rise of Thor’s love interest Jane Foster as the new wielder of the mystical hammer to become the female Thor. It will be interesting to see how LEGO will render Jane Foster in battle-ready, Asgardian armor and what particular scene will it recreate in LEGO form. 2017 saw two LEGO sets inspired by the events in Thor: RagnarokThe Ultimate Battle for Asgard (76084) and Thor vs Hulk: Arena Clash (76088) – so we hope to see another pair of LEGO Marvel sets before Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters on November 5, 2021.

Finally, SDCC attendees were given a glimpse of more things to come with the announcement of the very first Marvel film reboot. Blade was formally welcomed in the MCU with actor Mahershala Ali playing the role of the lethal Daywalker. Furthermore, Feige also confirmed the arrival of the previously Fox-owned Marvel title, Fantastic Four. It is interesting to see how Disney and LEGO will collaborate on a set focusing on the vampire hunter, though I’m pretty sure that this will be a bit toned down as well given the violent theme of the Wesley Snipes era of previous Blade films. Nevertheless, it is a long time coming for a Blade minifigure and LEGO Marvel fans will surely welcome it. A LEGO set revolving around the team of the Fantastic Four is also long overdue – just imagine a bunch of minifigures of the Human Torch, the Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic and a big fig version of The Thing all gathered in a set and you have a winner combo for a collectible LEGO set.

Going forward, it was also announced during the SDCC Marvel Panel that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2 are in the works together with a handful of new TV shows that will air on the Disney+ streaming service – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye just to name those that were revealed. Whether or not these shows will also get the LEGO treatment is still speculative at best, but one thing is certain – this year and the couple of years to come will surely be very busy for our LEGO designers, and a heck exciting for LEGO Marvel fans.

So how do you think the next wave of MCU-inspired LEGO Marvel sets will look like? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

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LEGO BrickHeadz Jabba the Hut and Salacious Crumb (75232) Rumored for 2020

The LEGO BrickHeadz theme had its share of ups and downs since its debut three years ago, and it looks like it’s on its way for another comeback in 2020. Thanks to the eagle-eyed scouts of Star Wars fan site Rebelscum, we are now convinced that a LEGO BrickHeadz Jabba the Hut and Salacious Crumb (75232) set is now on its way.

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Rebelscum gathered the pieces of evidence to see if they point to this possibility, starting with third-party retailer Amazon France. Now it can be argued that this particular listing does not really say or hint anything about the famed Hutt crime lord coming to the LEGO BrickHeadz theme. However, a closer look at the set’s piece count (coming in at 240 pieces) and box dimensions (19.1 x 14.1 x 7.1 cm) suggest that this upcoming LEGO BrickHeadz set will be a dual pack, similar to what LEGO released in the past. Prominent twin-packs in the Star Wars subtheme of the LEGO BrickHeadz line include the Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498) set released as an SDCC 2017 exclusive, and the Luke Skywalker and Yoda (41627) released last year.

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And on what could be the most convincing piece of evidence that suggests that a LEGO BrickHeadz Jabba the Hut and Salacious Crumb (75232) set is happening is from the theme’s lead LEGO designer himself, Marcos Bessa. In an interview at the LEGO Innovation House in May last year, Marcos made mention of  “a certain lizard creature-ish bad guy” was in the works at that time. Eventually, challenges on how to re-create its “weird form” which is quite the “opposite of the proportions of what the Brickheadz are,” have now been hurdled. I know this slight reveal is unintentional on the part of Marcos, but considering the specific details that he gave back then, I couldn’t help but think of Jabba as the most likely candidate.

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Whatever is the case the LEGO BrickHeadz theme is still holding on, and with more licensed names poised to be included in its ever-growing line, I wouldn’t mind if a LEGO BrickHeadz Jabba the Hut and Salacious Crumb (75232) set will be added to the mix. For the meantime, be sure the check out the rest of the LEGO BrickHeadz currently available at LEGO Shop@Home.

Special thanks to Rui Miguel Anacleto for these cool LEGO BrickHeadz MOC digital renders of Jabba and Crumb. For more outstanding LEGO Star Wars  MOCs, be sure to check out Rui’s Flickr page.

Life Size LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Statue to Debut at SDCC 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is fast approaching and with the recent reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901), LEGO and Lucasfilms have lifted the veil for yet another evolution of the terrifyingly efficient footsoldier of the Star Wars franchise. And just in time for next week’s SDCC’s celebration, LEGO pays tribute to this new Star Wars character in the most glorious way possible: in LEGO bricks of course. This life-sized LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue will be displayed at the LEGO Booth during SDCC to greet the throngs of fans who will flock grandest comic book convention on the face of the planet.

This brick-built, Sith Trooper statue is a life-sized creation made up of 34,307 LEGO pieces, weighs almost 80 kilos and stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall. With a total of 250 hours of design and building time under its belt, this recent LEGO masterpiece is a sight to behold. This new version of the First Order Stormtrooper comes in a very intimidating red color scheme which reminds me of the Elite Praetorian Guards seen in The Last Jedi.

If you recall from last year’s SDCC and those prior to it, it has been a tradition for LEGO to release such brick-built statues which also acts as a marketing tool to promote upcoming films and TV series. We saw the magnificent brick statue of Thanos striking a pose while wielding the Infinity Gauntlet.  The latest incarnation of Doctor Who that also received the LEGO treatment in last year’s SDCC with her very own brick-built statue and Ultrakatty which looks surprisingly intimidating in her battle mode just in time for The LEGO Movie 2 promotions.

Since LEGO usually reveals two or three brick statues of this kind during San Diego Comic-Con, we can somehow expect that there are still more to come as we count the days before SDCC. Be sure to subscribe to our blog site for more news updates on LEGO @SDCC 2019. For now, check out this speed build of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue as shared by Yahoo! News.

 

LEGO Reveals New 2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets In Time for SDCC

In addition to the new LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) that LEGO will showcase at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the company has revealed two new 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets that will also be displayed at the event. It looks like LEGO will be throwing in a pair of new sets that calls back on some of the most memorable opening scenes from the very first Star Wars movie ever made: Episode IV: A New Hope.

Both sets render these opening scenes as we fondly remember them. The first one being Obi-Wan’s Hut (75270) which comes in at 200 pieces, and features minifigures of Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and a Tusken Raider. Unique to this set is a new microfigure of Princess Leia’s hologram which she used to send a distress signal to Obi-Wan.

The second set is another classic call back with Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder (75271). To be frank, this is the fourth Star Wars Luke Landspeeder that LEGO has released over the years since the theme’s inception in 1999. So for some, this may no longer come as a surprise. However, this new set boasts of having more details than its predecessors and also features the minifig versions of Luke with a new blaster rifle clip, C-3PO, and a Jawa with his buildable cave hideout.

Read on for the rest of the product descriptions for these new 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets, both of which will be available to the public starting January 1 next year. If you’re happening to drop by at SDCC from July 18 to 21, then be sure to check out these sets to be displayed at the LEGO Booth. Thanks to The Brothers Brick for the tip.

 

LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan’s Hut (75270)

200 pieces | Age 7+ | $29.99 USD

2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Your young Jedi will love this detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ 75270 Obi-Wan’s Hut model. The hut folds out for easy access and there are lots of cool items to spark kids’ creativity, including Lightsabers, a training remote and a new-for-January 2020 Princess Leia hologram element to recreate classic Star Wars: A New Hope scenes. The set includes iconic Star Wars characters Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker and R2-D2, plus a Tusken Raider for role-play battles.

 

LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder  (75271)

236 pieces | Age 7+ | $29.99 USD

2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Young Jedi will love pretending to power across the Tatooine desert with this new-for-January-2020, collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ 75271 Luke Skywalker’s X-34 Landspeeder model! More detailed than ever before, there’s space for the Luke and C-3PO minifigures, an opening trunk with macrobinoculars inside, and a clip for Luke’s blaster rifle to inspire creative play. And kids can reimagine Star Wars: A New Hope movie action with the buildable cave hideout for an armed Jawa minifigure.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) Revealed

After the reveal of this year’s LEGO SDCC exclusives: Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) and The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), the LEGO Group has revealed another set that will grace their booth at San Diego Comic Con 2019 starting July 18. The LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) comes as an addition to the roster of LEGO Marvel Endgame sets which are now currently available in LEGO Stores and online.

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

As initially announced by Gizmodo, the set comes in at 482 pieces and will include two Chitauri minifigures, Black Widow in her time heist suit, and an Infinity Gauntlet-wielding Professor Hulk, and Pepper Potts in her Rescue armor. The central build of this set is the Avengers Helicopter, which to be quite honest and nitpicking does not fit in that entire Endgame scene. But perhaps the biggest question is, as Gizmodo pointed out, is LEGO’s call of including Nat in this particular set considering that Bruce Banner already has the Infinity Gauntlet together with the Soul Stone attached to it. Spoiler alert: if you haven’t seen the movie until now (seriously?), then you wouldn’t want to know why is it so.

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Well, LEGO does not really have the reputation of being completely movie-accurate with regards to rendering MCU films into sets. Nevertheless, if you’re a LEGO Marvel MCU completionist, then its nice to have that Rescue armor around. The LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) is expected to retail for $60 and will be available in US stores beginning November 25. Check out the rest of its official images and product description courtesy of Brick Fanatics.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Team up with the Avengers in an epic aerial battle against the Chitauri soldiers! Launch the helicopter with Rescue and fire the triple stud shooters at the mighty Leviathan. Dodge the Chitauri flyer’s stud shooters. Surprise the enemy by dropping the mighty Hulk into battle. Then attack with Rescue’s Power Blasts and Black Widow’s batons. Who will win this LEGO Marvel Avengers Endgame? You decide!

Build Your Own Custom Microscaled LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run

During this month’s Father’s Day celebration, Toys R Us stores across Canada made this day extra special for AFOL dads through a LEGO Make and Take promotional. The freebie is an impressive 52-piece microscaled model of the iconic LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run.

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run

However, if you’re not living in the Canadian region and you wish to try making your own remarkable microscaled model of this famous Star Wars scene, then fret not. Thanks to Instagram user officejedi who shared some images of this build’s parts and finished build, we now have an idea on how this can be built using the LEGO pieces that may just be lying at our home.

But in case you find it hard to make sense out of this chaos of LEGO pieces, then you’ll be glad to know that the good ‘ol builders over at Rebrickable have reversed engineered this set and has now provided the building instructions and parts list in creating this LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run microscale build. You may access and download the pdf file for these instructions right here. Alternatively, you may view these instructions below. These parts are pretty common so you can easily build this classic, micro X-Wing with parts that you may already have.

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the most recent LEGO Star Wars sets released last April. These include the LEGO Star Wars 2019 Spring Collection, and the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Commemorative sets. Just click on the following affiliate links to know more. Happy building!

Duel on Starkiller Base (75236)
Action Battle Endor Assault (75238)
Hoth Generator Attack (75239)
Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240)
Action Battle Echo Base Defence (75241)
Black Ace TIE Interceptor (75242)
Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition (75243)
Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition (75258)
Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition (75259)
Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)
Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)

Exclusive LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334) Still Available in UK LEGO Stores

In case you haven’t received this next LEGO Gift-With-Purchase set and you happen to be in the UK, you might be glad to know that the exclusive LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334) promotional set is still available in the region both in-store and online. After being first spotted back in March via a Spanish LEGO Store flyer, its good to know that this LEGO GWP set is still up, though only limited currently to the UK and other parts of Europe until the end of this month or until supplies last.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334)

For a minimum single receipt purchase of any LEGO Disney set or merchandise worth £75 and above, you can bring home this 211-piece exclusive set that features a unique Tony Stark minifigure with Mark 8 mid-transformation Iron-Man decoration.

Here’s the complete promotional description of the exclusive LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334). Remember, this promo currently runs in the UK and other parts of Europe only until June 30. You may receive this set either as an add-on both to your in-store LEGO purchases or online.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334)

Free Exclusive LEGO® Avengers Tower (40334) offer is valid for purchases online at shop.LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 17/06/2019 to 30/06/2019, while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than £75 in LEGO Disney™ merchandise only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. If the qualifying LEGO purchase(s) is returned to us for a refund, the gift must also be returned to us together with the qualifying LEGO purchase(s). It cannot be purchased, exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Offer may not be valid at LEGOLAND® Parks, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres or LEGO Certified Stores. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior notice.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Summer 2019 Official Set Images Released

Following the reveal of probably the last LEGO Movie 2 summer 2019 sets through the online LEGO Catalog for the 2nd half of this year, we now have official images of these tie-in sets, courtesy of LEGO fan site StoneWars. Let’s take a closer look at these official set images. Please take note that these are the official names of these sets, while those that we initially posted are based on a rough Google translation.

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Good Morning, Sparkle Babies! (70847)

As I mentioned in a related post, we can fairly expect that the main selling point of this set are the two adorable Sparkle Babies. In contrast to their alter ego (aka Sewer Babies) as found in The LEGO Movie 2 Accessory Pack (853865), these Sparkle Babies are definitely a win for LEGO Movie 2 minifigure completionists. This set comes in at 50 pieces and is expected to retail for $10 USD.

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The LEGO Movie 2  Systar Party Crew (70848)

Another expected must have is this party version of Benny which was initially spotted inside the LEGO House as a prototype in the development phase of The LEGO Movie 2. LEGO fans instantly fell in love with this party version of Benny, and the good thing is LEGO actually came up with this official set including this hip version of the beloved LEGO character. Coming in at 196 pieces, expect this to retail for 19.99 Euros or probably $20 USD locally.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Wyld-Mayhem Star Fighter (70849)

Other than having a recolored version of Lucy’s minifig hair, this particular set also features Emmet with a new torso print is similar to that of Rex. If for some reason you haven’t seen the film yet, you are aware that Rex didn’t turn out to be the nice hero after all. The Wyld-Mayhem Star Fighter set sees the team-up between Lucy and Mayhem to thwart the selfish plans of Rex. This set comes in at 405 pieces and will retail for $50 USD.

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Though these LEGO Movie 2 summer 2019 official set images are now circulating online, we still yet to see them at shop.LEGO.com. However, these sets are expected to be out in August so we can be sure that LEGO’s online shopping portal will be listing them soon.

LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2019 Sets To Be Released by Barnes & Noble

The LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2019 wave of sets are still slated to be released on July 1, and its good to know that Barnes & Noble will also be adding these sets on their shelves by then. According to their blogsite, these latest LEGO sets will also be arriving in their stores as well.

Build the magic & relive the adventure! Bring Harry Potter moments to life with these new LEGO® sets, exclusively at Barnes & Noble 7/1 – 7/31!

Among these upcoming LEGO Harry Potter sets, only the Expecto Patronum (75945) is not included in the Barnes & Noble offering. Furthermore, we’re still keeping our radars open for the Beauxbatons’ Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts (75958) and The Rise of Voldemort (75965) sets which I assume is slated for an August 1st release.

For the meantime, Barnes & Noble’s announcement may also suggest that these sets are available only for a limited time, or until supplies last. You may keep tabs with their online store portal or alternatively, you may also check with shop.LEGO.com once the LEGO Harry Potter summer 2019 sets are available on July 1st. You may click on the following links below to know more about these sets.

Expecto Patronum (75945)

LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2019

 

Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge (75946)
LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2019

 

The Knight Bus (75957)

 

Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue (75947)

 

Hogwarts Clock Tower (75948)

SDCC 2019 LEGO Exclusive Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) Revealed

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is now set, and the throngs of this year’s SDCC attendees may now have a chance to grab one of its exclusives. As revealed today via SDCC’s blog site and Yahoo! Entertainment, we now have this year’s SDCC LEGO exclusive which is the Captain Marvel and the ASIS (77902) building set.

Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902)

Like other SDCC exclusives from last year, LEGO will be adopting the SDCC Online Exclusives Portal System via lottery in order to determine who is eligible to purchase this set. I guess LEGO event exclusives are here to stay despite LEGO’s efforts some sets available in all regions.

Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902)

The Captain Marvel and the ASIS (77902) set comes in at 271 pieces and is expected to retail for $45. It features a new minifigure iteration of Captain Marvel herself, a new minifig of Carol Danver’s former flying partner and ace pilot Monica Rambeau, and Goose going Flerken-crazy. The central part of the build is Captain Marvel’s signature jet – the Asis. The box art also sports Captain Marvel, drawn over as a stylized comic book cover. Similar to last year’s LEGO SDCC exclusives, we can somehow expect that LEGO will be releasing the building instructions for this set, though the real catch here is the new minifigs of Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau. LEGO has only released three non-exclusive sets featuring Captain Marvel: Avenjet Space Mission (76049) from 2016, and the more recent Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) and Avengers Compound Battle (76131) sets from Avengers Endgame.

We can also expect more SDCC 2019 LEGO exclusives to be revealed anytime soon, so be sure to turn on your notifications for the latest LEGO news and updates here on The Brick Show.