Following his introduction in “Captain America: Civil War,” Tom Holland’s wall-crawler will swing back into theaters in July in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first co-production between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. There he’ll face a slew of classic foes, including the Vulture, the Shocker and the Terrible Tinkerer.
Some fans may fear that multiple villains is a sign of trouble — plenty of superhero films have stumbled in that area — while others place their trust in Marvel. But we can be certain of one thing: More villains means more LEGO minifigures to collect, which in the eyes of collectors can supersede any other concerns.
Over the weekend at Toy Fair 2017 in New York City. LEGO showcased two new “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sets as part of its Marvel Super Heroes line. The first set, ATM Heist Battle (76082), is based on a scene spotlighted in the movie’s trailer. You know the one, where Spider-Man interrupts a group of criminals in Avengers maska as they attempt to rob an ATM. Those minifigures are the highlight of the 185-piece set. In addition to an updated Spider-Man, there are two figures of the robbers, one with a Hulk mask and the other with a Captain America mask permanently affixed to their little yellow heads.
The second set, Beware the Vulture (76083), is a little larger and a bit more exciting. Boasting 375 pieces, this set has Spider-Man teaming up with Iron Man, both clad in updated costumes. There’s also the Vulture, who’s attempting to rob a high-tech van. Adrian Toomes is a character who really lends himself well to a LEGO rendition, especially in this movie costume. His wings are a huge green and silver vehicle in and of themselves, with multiple pieces and little spinning rotors.
Most intriguingly, the box teases an additional mystery character. Perhaps it’s the Shocker, but we already know he’s in the movie and what he looks like. Judging by the fact that Iron Man is teaming up with Spider-Man, this could be a scene from late in the film. Perhaps this is a surprise for the climactic action scene. Or maybe they’re just capturing the Stan Lee cameo in tiny brick form.
Neither ATM Heist Battle nor Beware the Vulture will likely break the bank, as the former is priced at $19.99 and the latter at $39.99.
Arriving in theaters July 7, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
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