Second LEGO Marvel What If…? set rumoured for 2021

A second LEGO Marvel set based on the upcoming Disney+ series What If…? will reportedly be arriving on shelves later this year.

Instagram user lego_fulcrum claims (via Promobricks) that 76201 Captain Britain and The Hydra Stomper will soon be joining the LEGO Marvel line-up – which includes the recently-revealed What If…? set 76194 Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man – although there’s no specific date attached to this particular rumour.

According to the same post, the set will retail for $30, placing it squarely in the middle of the park for this summer’s Marvel range. Details beyond that are pretty scarce at the moment, but given the name of the model, it sounds like we’re in store for yet another Hulkbuster-esque mech.

Potential spoilers follow for what may be coming in What If…?, the Disney+ series that explores alternate realities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so turn away now if you want to go in blind.

What If... Captain Britain and the Hydra Stomper

Back in 2019, a Disney+ short titled Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe offered a brief glimpse into the future TV series coming our way, including tiny snippets of What If…? Among those was a pre-super-soldier-serum Steve Rogers piloting an Iron Man Mk. 1 mech, accompanied by Peggy Carter (who had instead been given the serum to become Captain Britain).

If that storyline is indeed the inspiration for 76201 Captain Britain and The Hydra Stomper, we could be looking at a strangely similar set to 76190 Iron Man: Iron Monger Mayhem, which has only just landed on shelves – and also includes a giant, buildable version of Iron Man’s Mk. 1 suit.

The LEGO Group is also rumoured to be focusing heavily on What If…? in the alleged Marvel-themed Collectible Minifigures series, so 76194 Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man and 76201 Captain Britain and The Hydra Stomper may not be our only excursions into alternate realities. Stay tuned for more as we get it.

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Chris Wharfe

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. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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