Out of the 32 characters in LEGO Marvel 76269 Avengers Tower, one minifigure stands out from the rest for a specific reason. While the likes of Iron Man, Loki, the Hulk and more are entirely fictional, the non-fictional Kevin Feige has a minifigure wandering around the many floors of the building.
Feige is the Chief Creative Officer at Marvel Studios and while his presence makes some sense in that regard, his inclusion as a minifigure to stand alongside fictional characters is definitely unusual for a LEGO set. However, the latest LEGO designer video has helped it make sense from an in-universe perspective.
In the designer video, Senior Graphic Designer Mark Tranter goes over the minifigures in 76269 Avengers Tower. Kevin Feige is given a second identity in the video as Kevin the Avengers fan. Given the role that Feige plays in the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind the scenes, it’s safe to say that he is a fan of the Avengers in real life.
However, this may be suggesting that Kevin the Avengers fan is another identity for this minifigure to explain why the President of Marvel Studios can exist in-universe, beyond the minifigure just being an interesting Easter egg for Marvel enthusiasts.
The fact that Kevin’s cap also appears in 5008076 LEGO Marvel Taxi only furthers this idea as the item of clothing could be considered merchandise that Kevin the Avengers fan has picked up ahead of his visit to Avengers Tower – an idea that the taxi driver has had too.
Either way, Kevin Feige is one of the few real people appearing as minifigures alongside fictional characters in LEGO sets. The only other entry on that list to our knowledge is Walt Disney in 43230 Walt Disney Tribute Camera.
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