If you’ve been following the LEGO news cycle over the past few months, you should know the drill by now: a LEGO set number and name appears on the LEGO Group’s building instructions portal (without an image), and later that day it’s officially revealed through the online store.
Today it’s the turn of the once-rumoured – and now-confirmed – 76208 The Goat Boat, which is said to be based on the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. Thought to include 564 pieces for €49.99, the set’s name (which, let’s face it, is one of the best in recent memory) likely references the superhero’s longship, which is pulled by two giant goats named Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder.
Given their size, we’re fully expecting those animals to be brick-built, so best to rein in any expectations of the return of the fabled goat mould.
This won’t be the only LEGO Marvel set inspired by the Thor-quel: at least one more is on the way, as confirmed by a consumer catalogue late last year, with the release for both sets (and presumably any others) currently lined up for May. That’s in line with the movie’s original release date, before Marvel bumped it to July 8 in October 2021.
There’s no word yet on which minifigures will be included with 76208 The Goat Boat, but a couple of action figures based on Thor: Love and Thunder have revealed character designs for Thor and Jane Foster – and could therefore give us some idea of what their LEGO versions will look like.