2022 Marvel Sets Revealed

Metal suits and Claws! That’s the name of the game it seams with the reveal of the 2022 Marvel sets, now up on LEGO.COM. This newest wave of sets includes three new mech armor suits inspired by the comic book characters. And from the Infinity Saga, we’re getting a larger scale buildable Iron Man figure. All four sets will release on January 1st. The mech armor suits are the latest in the series of simpler ‘robot’ builds with a minifigure pilot (so to speak). Click the following links for reviews of the Thor, Miles Morales and Captain America mech armors from January 2021.

The low price point and easy access to a popular minifigure in these sets make for a great combination. And in this case, there will definitely be some excitement as we are getting the return of an X-Man character! Wolverine is back and he’s certainly going to be a big draw for collectors after an 8 year absence. Read on for more details.

WOLVERINE MECH ARMOR

  • SET #: 76202
  • THEME: Marvel
  • COST: $13.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 141
  • MINIFIGURES: 1
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.10 (great value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 141 bricks/fig (good value)

Wolverine returns in full LEGO® minifigure form for the first time since 2014’s X-Men vs. The Sentinel (76022). The first minifig of the canucklehead was in 2012’s Wolverine’s Chopper (6866) set. He does appear more recently in a 2017 Mighty Micros (76073) set with the traditional short legs and wacky expression. But let’s be honest, that doesn’t count.😝 All 3 minifigs are unique and, so far, exclusive to each set. This seems to be the case yet again. Although the mask mold is a reuse, the torso is an all-new print. There’s definitely shades of the 90’s X-Men animated series in the design which is pretty great! Also, those claws are no joke and the set should come with goggles. Goggles that do something….

IRON MAN MECH ARMOR

  • SET #: 76203
  • THEME: Marvel
  • COST: $13.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 130
  • MINIFIGURES: 1
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.10 (great value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 130 bricks/fig (good value)

This latest Iron Man minifigure is a brand new print with a predominantly gold colour scheme. It looks like it’s based on the Mark 42 armor as seen in Iron Man 3. Swap out the comics style helmet for an MCU one and you’ve got yet another suit to add to a movie accurate Hall of Armor. And yes, that is exactly what I will be doing.

BLACK PANTHER MECH ARMOR

  • SET #: 76204
  • THEME: Marvel
  • COST: $13.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 124
  • MINIFIGURES: 1
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.11 (good value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 124 bricks/fig (good value)

The Black Panther minifigure is an all new torso and mask print. The face looks to be reuse of the recent T’Challa as Star-Lord collectible minifigure, and that still works really well. I am a little confused by the purple ‘screen’ right in front of the minifigure’s face however. I’m guessing it’s some kind of HUD? Or it’s just a sensible windshield? *shrugs*

IRON MAN FIGURE

  • SET #: 76206
  • THEME: Marvel
  • COST: $49.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 381
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.13 (OK value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: N/A

The Iron Man Figure is a buildable Iron Man suit with lots of articulation and a light-up feature. The suit is based on the Mark 43 seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The details are pretty good here and there’s definitely a lot of great play features. It’s perfect for a younger builder with the potential for a nice display piece. The built figure is 24 cm (9 in) tall and is part of the recent Infinity Saga line. Adding a light brick (woohoo) to light up the chest arc reactor is a fun idea and makes perfect sense. A small UCS style info plaque is also included so you can learn while you play. 😄

SNIKT!

And there you have it friends, the 2022 Marvel sets revealed. More Marvel goodness as we all expected. The recent Disney + Marvel collectible minifigures teased Wolverine in the corner of the packaging art. A lot of people were hoping that this meant his return. And lo and behold, they were happily right! The Mechs are definitely not in my collection, but I am always happy to snag a minifigure for a real decent price. The buildable figure is also a decent value for the cost and is pretty well done for a 9+ set.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any of the other Mech Armor sets? Are you stoked for a possible return of even more X-Men characters? Are there anymore Marvel heroes (or villains) you would love to see get their own mech to drive? Comment in all the usual spots and as always, keep on brickin’.

-Frank

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