Collecting the beasts of Marvel’s Shang-Chi in LEGO

The latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe adds mythical beasts to the superhero franchise, and here’s how to get them in LEGO sets.

For those who have yet to watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, be warned that this article will contain spoilers for the movie. Those who have yet to click away will likely know that the film introduced mythical beasts to the MCU from dragons to flying, faceless, furry companions.

Many of these creatures have been recreated in the new LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi sets, but a few can even be found in older models from other non-superhero themes.

The Great Protector

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Kicking off the list is the Great Protector dragon, which features as the main model in 76177 Battle at the Ancient Village alongside Morris, who will feature again later in the article. Minifigures of Shang-Chi, Xialing, Death Dealer, and Wenwu – as well as five of the Ten Rings – are included too.

Compared to the NINJAGO dragons such as 71753 Fire Dragon Attack, this mythical creature is based on the elongated design from Chinese mythology, with a striking red, white and teal colour palette.

Guardian Lions

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Moving on from Marvel, the creatures of Shang-Chi are based on Chinese folklore and legends, including the giant Guardian lions that protect the ancient village in Ta-Lo. Recently, these beasts have featured in a special LEGO set.

The now-retired 80104 Lion Dance featured brick-built dancing lion figures making use of colourful printed elements to help them resemble costumes featured in tradition. Whilst not the same as the versions seen in the MCU, they may serve as inspiration or an adequate representation of them in a display.

Jiuweihu

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LEGO NINJAGO is home to the next legendary beast or at least one that takes inspiration from and greatly resembles it. Akita featured in 70671 Lloyd’s Journey in her wolf form included a white coat of fur and multiple tails.

This design may remind you of the similar creatures seen in Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings, which are identifiable as the nine-tailed Jiuweihu. Whilst the LEGO figure features fewer tails than the cinematic version, Akita should still act as a decent stand-in for those wanting to recreate Ta-Lo.

Dijiang

LEGO Marvel Shang Chi 76176 Escape from the Ten Rings 2

Rounding out the list is Morris, otherwise known as a Dijiang. This faceless, furry and winged companion acted as a guide to the cast and is one of two beasts on this list to have his own dedicated LEGO brick.

With six legs and four wings, Morris is possibly one of the most unique elements yet and features in both official LEGO Marvel models for the movie. As well as finding him in 76177 Battle at the Ancient Village, the smaller 76176 Escape from The Ten Rings isn’t left without him either.

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