The LEGO Group originally produced the set for San Diego Comic-Con 2020. It’s inspired by Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow movie, which was supposed to premiere in May, but has unfortunately been pushed back to next year amid the ongoing pandemic.
With SDCC also cancelled, the LEGO Group has had to turn to alternative methods of distribution. The model briefly showed up on Amazon US last week, but quickly disappeared; it was then available through Amazon’s Treasure Truck promotion, and began arriving with fans, but now looks to be sold out once more. However, Instagram user @emilyloveslego has apparently been able to purchase the set from Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
The LEGO fan published pictures of the 230-piece model to her Instagram account, showing off the rugged vehicle, its display base, and its three minifigures – two of which are exclusive to this set. Taskmaster popped up (with a black hood) in the movie’s sole retail set, 76162 Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase. But the Red Guardian and Black Widow minifigures are both brand new, and therefore highly desirable for collectors.
Unfortunately for non-US fans, it looks like 77905 Taskmaster’s Ambush will remain exclusive to the States. That’s in line with other event exclusives this year, including LEGO Star Wars 75294 Bespin Duel and 77904 Nebulon-B Frigate. Whether it will also come to LEGO.com is yet to be seen.
The same LEGO fan also found the recently-revealed LEGO Harry Potter 30628 Monster Book of Monsters at Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. The promotional set is thought to be a future gift-with-purchase at LEGO.com, though nothing’s been confirmed.