Comparing LEGO Marvel 76210 Hulkbuster to its cinematic source

The new LEGO Marvel 76210 Hulkbuster is one of the most expensive LEGO Marvel sets, but it’s not exactly the same as its source material. 

First featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Mark XLIV Iron Man Armor, or the Hulkbuster, is one of the biggest suits Tony Stark ever created and though it later received an upgrade, the brand new LEGO set is based on the Age of Ultron depiction. 

At £474.99 / $549.99 / €549.99, you’ll soon be able to start building 76210 Hulkbuster at home from November 9 or November 4 for VIP members. but in the meantime, here’s how it stacks up to the suit from the film. 

5 – Raised shoulder pads 

Whether the LEGO Group’s teams forgot to fold them down during the photoshoot is unconfirmed but the raised shoulder pads should ideally be pointed at more of an angle. This would help to hide the arm connection elements as well as being movie accurate. 

At present, this makes the torso in 76210 Hulkbuster resemble a single piece of rigid armour like shoulder pads used in American football. 

4 – The proportions 

There aren’t many other ways we can put this, but the proportions in 76210 Hulkbuster are a bit off. The limbs look like they should all be a bit wider and most of their lengths are thrown off by the torso being too tall. 

This may have been an unavoidable design decision to incorporate one of the set’s main features – the ability to fit 76206 Iron Man Figure inside. 

3 – The accurate armguards 

The golden armguards that are an iconic part of the MCU Hulkbuster design carry over to the new LEGO model and their length closely matches the cinematic version of the suit. 

These armguards are some of the more accurate elements of 76210 Hulkbuster and their golden design helps to offset the mostly maroon colour scheme used throughout the rest of the model. 

2 – The detailed dome 

Much like the previous 76105 Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, 76210 Hulkbuster has a detailed dome piece for the helmet. However, the latter version has been expanded in size, allowing to better recreate the features of the armour. 

At nearly double the size of the dome in the last set, 76210 Hulkbuster’s head being bigger means the graphic designers have a bigger canvas to work with, better pronouncing the angles and shapes that make the helmet so iconic in the film. 

1 It’s not angular enough 

Following our comparison to shoulder pads earlier, the chest of 76210 Hulkbuster could do with a slight angle to better match the shape of the Hulkbuster in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which would have helped to make the model look more organic, or as organic as a giant suit of armour can. 

Ultimately, this may be another sacrifice of being able to fit 76206 Iron Man Figure inside and we can only hope that a modification can be thought up shortly after launch. 

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