Previous LEGO minifigures of Vision (or The Vision, as he’s officially named in 71031 Marvel Studios) have been super-colourful, reflecting the green, yellow and pink hues of the on-screen character in Avengers: Age of Ultron through Avengers: Infinity War.
Created by Ultron from Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S., and given life by the Mind Stone, Vision played an integral role in the second and third Avengers movies and Captain America: Civil War. His journey came to an end in Avengers: Infinity War, however, when Thanos ripped the Mind Stone from his head, essentially killing him.
Fast forward to January 2021, and WandaVision – Disney’s first Marvel streaming show – arrived with the synthezoid seemingly alive and well in a post-Avengers: Endgame landscape. Over the course of the mini-series, we learned that Wanda (or The Scarlet Witch) had created an alternate reality to cope with Vision’s death.
At the same time, S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Division) had reassembled the original Vision’s body, and eventually used chaos magic retrieved from Wanda to resurrect him as White Vision. This is the version of the character that we see in 71031 Marvel Studios, with nearly all colour drained from his outfit.
The LEGO minifigure opts for a mix of grey and white to represent the different shades in the on-screen Vision’s ensemble, with designer Mark Tranter making a conscious decision to avoid any black lines across the character. For more on The Vision’s latest minifigure, check out our detailed review of 71031 Marvel Studios.
Back in-universe, WandaVision ended with White Vision gaining the original Vision’s memories from the version created by Wanda, and subsequently declaring himself ‘the true vision’. It’s likely that we’ll therefore see him again in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and/or TV shows, even while WandaVision is a standalone series, so this may not be his last minifigure.
Given the attention to detail the LEGO Group can give its Collectible Minifigures compared to its regular superhero characters, though – it considers them ‘small pieces of art’ – this is probably the best version we’ll ever see, so make sure to seek it out when 71031 Marvel Studios launches on September 1.