It’s not even December, but LEGO is already lifting the veil from its upcoming 2022 sets, and last night, we got a look at four upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets – 3 Mechs, and an Iron Man Figure that heralds the return of LEGO Constraction sets!
More interestingly is the return of X-Men into the Marvel LEGO Universe, with Wolverine making an appearance as a minifigure!
Last seen as a full-sized minifigure in 2014’s 76022 X-Men vs the Sentinel, or as a cartoony squat version in a Mighty Micros set, this will no doubt make X-Men fans incredibly happy, and with the upcoming Disney+ animated series X-Men 97, we’re almost assured more LEGO Mutants!
Here’s a list of these 4 LEGO Marvel sets which will be released on 1 January 2022.
- 76202 Wolverine Mech Armor – US$9.99 / AU$17.99 / £8.99
- 76203 Iron Man Mech Armor – US$9.99 / AU$17.99 / £8.99
- 76204 Black Panther Mech Armor – US$9.99 / AU$17.99 / £8.99
- 76206 Iron Man Figure – US$39.99 / AU$59.99 / £34.99
LEGO 76202 Wolverine Mech Armor (141 pieces)
Firstly, it’s great to see Wolverine back, but I’m not exactly sure why he needs a mech, but I guess the same can be said of this entire line of Marvel sets.
Wolverine’s minifigure looks okay – I still think medium-length legs would be far more appropriate as Logan is meant to only be 5’3″, and I’m not completely sold on the face, with the teeth-baring grin. I’ll also be interested to see his face under the mask – but the Wolverine costume is pretty darn great.
76203 Iron Man Mech Armor
Tony Stark might be dead in the MCU, but it sure won’t stop LEGO and Marvel from churning out more Iron Man suits! I do like the printed chest-piece on a Nexo Knight shield.
I’m not 100% sure what Armor this is, but it’s giving off heavy Mk 42 Extremis vibes.
76204 Black Panther Mech Armor
Not to be outdone by Wolverine’s adamantium mech, Wakanda answers the call with their very own Vibranium Mech suit for T’challa – who comes with both a Black Panther mask, as well as a regular face, where LEGO have recycled Karamo Brown’s face (from LEGO Queer Eye) – an… interesting artistic choice.
I’m not exactly sure why they didn’t re-use T’challa Star Lord’s face which seems a bit more appropriate.
76206 Iron Man Figure
LEGO has brought back Constraction figures, this time with a buildable Iron Man figure! I don’t know – this one doesnt quite do it for me, even if there are some interesting elements and it’s mostly brick-built as opposed to using Bionicle pieces, as well as a Light Brick to make the suit’s Arc Reactor light up.
I’m just not convinced the figure will hold together, especially with rough play given these are meant to be posed in different positions, but we’ll have to see how well the end product looks like.
Whatever the case, it thankfully has come a long way since 2012’s Constraction Iron Man!
I do hope we get to see more LEGO Marvel sets revealed beyond these mechs, and it’s so good to see the X-Men back in action in a LEGO set. Here’s hoping we get more non-Wolverine centric sets to and Logan is just the beginning!
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