76195 Spider-Man’s Drone Duel is apparently inspired by the events of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which would explain Vulture’s presence, but Spidey’s black and gold suit has always felt a little more mysterious. It’s shown up in other toys based on the upcoming threequel, but there’s been nothing to explicitly suggest it’s a suit the web-slinger actually wears in the movie – until now.
At several points in the latest trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, we get a clear look at the black suit with gold highlights, which may or may not be designed to combat Electro, who’s just one of the classic multiverse villains back wreaking havoc. But while it’s nice to have confirmation of the origin behind the minifigure, it just makes the latest LEGO Spider-Man sets even more puzzling.
Just one of the trio is said to be explicitly based on No Way Home – 76185 Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop – while the other two are inspired by Homecoming and Far From Home, the first two movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Spidey trilogy. But if 76195 Spider-Man’s Drone Duel has nothing to do with the latest film, what’s Pete’s black and gold suit doing there?
The answer could go one of two ways: either the LEGO Group is just bashing together random characters from multiple movies because, at the end of the day, this is just a toy; or – and this feels just as likely – Vulture will actually show up in No Way Home as part of a potential Sinister Six, and 76195 Spider-Man’s Drone Duel is therefore a huge spoiler for the movie.
And if it is, does that mean that there’s more relevance to 76184 Spider-Man vs. Mysterio’s Drone Attack than it might first appear, and both Mysterio and Nick Fury will also pop up in No Way Home?
We’ll have to wait for the hugely-anticipated multiverse movie to arrive in cinemas in December to find out for sure. In the meantime, you can snag all three brand new Spidey sets – including 76184 Spider-Man vs. Mysterio’s Drone Attack, 76185 Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop and 76195 Spider-Man’s Drone Duel – at LEGO.com.
- I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.