In a video published earlier today, michael_bricks_f0rever apologised for informing his 3,600 followers that the summer LEGO Marvel sets would be unveiled on May 11 – a report that seemingly originated with lego_club_news and subsequently circulated around Instagram.
That rumour has now turned out to be false, with the latest updates suggesting the Infinity Saga sets – which will apparently revisit early movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – will actually be revealed next week, potentially on May 19.
michael_bricks_f0rever has since published a 21-minute video on Instagram apologising for the part he played in spreading that original rumour – and says the backlash he’s faced over it has even involved death threats from LEGO fans.
“At the end of the day, this is the internet – if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen,” the Instagram user said. “But when you start sending death threats over stupid s*** like this – because it is stupid s***, it’s really stupid, it’s plastic toys – it’s kind of a lot.”
“I do feel bad, I do feel guilty,” he continued. “I can’t just move on with my life and be okay when I know you guys are disappointed by something that I said. It should have happened today but it didn’t happen.”