Blockbuster Hollywood movies have seemingly always gone hand-in-hand with merchandise and collectibles which have come in various forms over the years. A couple of examples include the world of Funko Pops!, bringing memorable figurines for fans to use as decor, along with the vast world of LEGO that lets fans build iconic scenes and moments in movies from the ground up.
It was recently revealed that Marvel Studios was joining the LEGO fun with a full set dedicated to the MCU’s Infinity Saga. With 23 movies from which to take inspiration, there is no shortage of material to recreate with LEGO blocks.
The major set-piece from this collectible is the final battle from Avengers: Endgame, arguably the biggest moment in MCU history, when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes took on the Mad Titan Thanos.
More details on a specific part of the set which didn’t make it to the final cut of the movie have now been brought to light
Instagram user @michaelbricksforever shared a new look at part of Marvel Studios' The Infinity Saga LEGO set, which is set to release in the near future. The set is titled "Black Panther Dragon Flyer" and features Black Panther, Shuri, and a Chitauri soldier.
The cover image of the set showcases Shuri in the Dragon Flyer ship from Black Panther with T'Challa fighting a Chitauri warrior on the ground below. Curiously, Shuri was never actually shown piloting the ship during her limited screentime in Avengers: Endgame's final battle, though Dragon Flyers still did appear in background shots. Nevertheless, the set still pays tribute to the epic action in the movie's Thanos fight.
The full image of the set can be seen below:
DRAGON FLYERS READY TO BUILD
LEGO has done a fantastic job through the years depicting some of the biggest moments from Marvel Studios' movies, and this set appears to continue that trend.
One interesting detail to point out here is that T'Challa's suit has his movie-accurate purple tint instead of the blue that was used in previous iterations. Shuri also sees an impressive upgrade as she is depicted in her full Wakandan armor rather than the casual orange she used through 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.
This scene may not be taken directly from the big screen, but it certainly looks like a fun build for fans of both MCU movies and LEGO sets. The Dragon Flyer should provide a unique challenge with its futuristic design as Shuri sits in the cockpit, and it will add a fun dynamic to this take on a defining moment in Avengers: Endgame.
The full set should be available sometime this summer, while Avengers: Endgame is available to stream on Disney+.