With the release of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever approaching in November 2022, we get our second big Marvel set in as many months: a lifesize bust of the Black Panther.
With 2961 pieces and measuring 46 cm high and 52 cm across, the set will set you back USD349.99/ €349.99/ £299.99 /AUD549.99/539.9 SGD / 569.99 NZD / 449.99 CAD. More Pictures and the Official press release after the break.
Today, the LEGO® Group is excited to announce the new LEGO Marvel™ Black Panther™ set – celebrating one of the greatest superheroes of all time! Based on the character from the award-nominated blockbuster, the new set lets you immerse yourself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as you build Black Panther in brick form.
The LEGO Marvel Black Panther set represents a life-size bust of the iconic superhero and can be positioned in either the distinctive “Wakanda Forever” crossed arm pose – or without. It is the perfect piece to display in your home to show your love for LEGO building, and the iconic character of Black Panther/T’Challa,
The Black Panther character first appeared in 1966 in the Fantastic Four comic book, and was made ultra-popular with the release of the 2018 mega-hit film Black Panther, which truly solidified his place in popular culture, and inspired millions with his honour, pride, and courage.
In the much-loved film, Black Panther (King T’Challa) inherits the throne of the ultra-futuristic but secret African kingdom of Wakanda, which is powered by the alien metal of vibranium. When King T’Challa is challenged by the supervillain Killmonger for control of his nation, he must use his Black Panther superpowers of lightning-fast speed, brilliant ingenuity, and supreme fighting abilities to defeat his enemy, protect his country, and save the entire world. Now Marvel Studios have confirmed that the film’s sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is due out in cinemas on 11th November.
The LEGO® Marvel Black Panther set is available at the RRP of €349.99 / $349.99 / £299.99 exclusively from LEGO Stores and www.lego.com/Black-Panther from 1st October 2022.
While the set does what it says on the tin – it is a lifesize bust of the Black Panther – I do find myself wondering whether there is a market for such an expensive and large set from a relatively niche, albeit popular, corner of the MCU.
There has certainly been a recent trend for increasingly larger display sets representing different aspects of popular culture – the recent collectors’ edition Harry Potter – Hogwarts Express is another example. But is bigger and, by inference, more expensive necessarily better? Is this actually what people are looking for in a LEGO set?
Does this set hold appeal for you? Why not leave your comments below and until next time,