LEGO has released the first official images from their AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR sets – and boy do they give us some groovy details. Character details, set locations, and some plot developments are revealed, so read on at your own peril!
These sets are often put into production based on the shooting script, so there’s every chance that some of these scenarios won’t make it into the final film. However, there are a couple of major pieces of information in the sets that we can’t help but get excited by.
The characters and costumes
All of the main Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy you’d expect to be present in Minifig form are accounted for: Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Falcon, Thor, Groot, Rocket, Star-Lord, Gamora, Black Panther, Vision, Shuri, and Black Widow are all checked off. Some of the costumes are interesting though, especially the Iron Spider outfit for Spidey, indictating some spare faring on the wallcrawler’s part. Iron Man gets at least two different costumes, not least of which is the Hulkbuster armour similar to that in Avengers: Age of Ultron. There’s no Hulk to be seen, but there is a Bruce Banner in the Hulkbuster set. Thor, it should be noted, has both of his eyes and Groot is a regular sized Minifig because he’s now a teenager.
Then there’s the villains. The Hulk-like Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw can be found in the Sanctum. The former is one of Thanos’ children and both are members of the Black Order. The presence of Proxima Midnight, and one of the Outriders, is indicative that Jonathan Hickman’s epic Infinity run will form at least part of the basis for the film’s plot. Thanos himself is there, and it seems the Infinity gems for his glove can be found across the various sets.
The biggest and most detailed of these is the Sanctum Sanctorum, last seen in Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok, and is apparently the focal point for a major showdown. The others are less indicative, but the Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack is possibly in Wakanda, while Thanos: The Ultimate Battle is a Guardians-based set either on a planet, in the desert, or on a desert planet.
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