Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in full swing, with numerous films and TV shows now confirmed for release. One of the most recent announcements is a new live-action Daredevil series on Disney+, although any connections to the Netflix version have yet to be confirmed.
Despite the continued success of the LEGO Marvel line, a number of recent characters haven’t earned minifigure versions yet (or, at least, not for a long time). With that in mind, here’s five Marvel characters that we hope will debut or return in LEGO form.
5 – Kate Bishop
This young archer is an acolyte of Hawkeye, following in his footsteps after the events of the first Avengers movie. The two of them joined forces in the Hawkeye TV show, which appeared on Disney+ over 2021’s Christmas period.
Strictly speaking Kate shouldn’t be too hard to recreate from the neck up, thanks to the wide selection of female minifigure heads. However, her distinctive purple outfit may prove a little trickier to recreate with existing elements.
4 – Moon Knight
Marking Oscar Isaac’s debut in a Marvel project, Moon Knight was a breath of fresh air for Disney’s Marvel output. It downplayed both its broader MCU connections and superheroic aspects, focussing on the conflict between Steven Grant and Marc Spector – who happen to share the same body. Both are in service to Egyptian god Khonshu, who enlists their help in the fight against injustice.
Moon Knight is another, relatively easy character to recreate in LEGO form. The LEGO Star Wars theme has given us plenty of Oscar Isaac heads – and they’re even double sided, allowing his mercurial nature to be conveyed. Unfortunately each of Moon Knight’s stylish suits remain un-LEGO-fied, a glaring oversight for the LEGO Marvel theme.
3 – She-Hulk
Jennifer Walters (AKA She-Hulk) is stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe soon, thanks to the announcement of a new Disney+ series inspired by the character. Like Daredevil, She-Hulk has to balance two very different types of crime-fighting: on the streets, and in the courtroom. It’ll be interesting to see how she manages both in this series.
A perfect She-Hulk minifigure actually appeared back in 2017, via 76078 Hulk vs. Red Hulk. However, the young target audience probably deterred a lot of buyers at the time. If we do get a new She-Hulk minifigure, we’ll hopefully get both superhero and lawyer variants of the character.
2 – Kingpin
Also known as Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin is renowned as an enemy of both Spider-Man and Daredevil. He’s made appearances in both live-action and animated projects, with his design in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse one of his most distinctive.
As a bald white dude the Kingpin is probably easy to recreate; you could sub in a minifigure from 6862 Superman vs. Power Armor Lex with little difficulty. However, a dedicated Kingpin minifigure would hopefully capture something of his massive frame. Is a bigfig (as seen in the LEGO Marvel video games) out of the question?
1 – Aunt May
Okay, yes: we’ve been able to get LEGO Aunt Mays pretty easily over the years. However, we’ve yet to get a version inspired by Marisa Tomei’s take on the character. This version of Aunt May was a breath of fresh air for the character, acting as an active participant in Spider-Man’s crime fighting and a more fleshed out character on her own terms.
Given Spider-Man’s friends from the MCU have gotten LEGO versions, Aunt May seems like a conspicuous oversight. Still – given the LEGO Marvel theme’s looks back at the past lately – maybe we’ll get lucky in the next couple of years.
Regardless of whether these characters earn LEGO versions, one thing is for sure: we won’t be running out of LEGO Marvel sets any time soon. The theme is confirmed to appear at the upcoming LEGO CON 2022, with some potential surprises in store.
(Header Image: Marvel Studios)