The long-awaited (and constantly-delayed) solo flick for the last of the original on-screen Avengers will launch simultaneously in cinemas and on Disney+ on July 9. That’s just over 16 months after its accompanying LEGO set, 76162 Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase, arrived on shelves.
By our count, that represents the biggest window between the release of an official set and its source material to date. (In that order, anyway – we’ve obviously had plenty of LEGO sets based on decades-old movies.)
It’s also a consequence borne out of the very specific and unprecedented circumstances we’ve all been living in for the past year, though, so don’t expect that record to be shattered any time soon – especially given the LEGO Group seems to have been better prepared to delay its planned Eternals sets when that movie shifted from February to November.
All that remains to be seen now is whether the company will extend the planned shelf life for 76162 Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase. According to our sources, it’s still on track to retire at the end of 2021, but that would mean pulling it from shelves mere months after we’ve finally watched the film it’s based on.