New ‘Iron Man 3′ LEGO Sets Reveal Possible Spoilers

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A giant superhero movie like Iron Man 3 just wouldn’t be the same without gratuitous product tie-ins, which is why Tony Stark’s metal-plated mug will soon be appearing on everything from lunch boxes to collectible bobbleheads.

While this insane level of merchandising might turn some people off, for astute observers, product tie-ins can be a great way to predict key scenes in the movie. Case in point, sneak peeks of several new Iron Man 3 LEGO sets may have revealed some of the film’s major action sequences and plot points.

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POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Over at the Eurobricks website (via Bleeding Cool), a forum member recently shared some product photos of the new sets. There are three sets total: Iron Man Extremis: Seaport Battle, Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown, and Iron Man: Malibu Mansion Attack. The mansion attack has already been seen in parts through multiple Iron Man 3 trailers, but the other sets reveal action scenes that are new.

Check out the Lego sets below (click to enlarge):

Based on the Iron Man vs. Mandarin set, it looks like Tony Stark’s final battle will feature Ben Kingsley in some kind of mechanized tank. While this is somewhat similar to the endings of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, at least we won’t see Iron Man facing off against another armor-suited bad guy.

Another interesting plot spoiler can be seen in the speedboat set. We already know that Guy Pearce will be playing Aldrich Killian in the film,  a geneticist that works with Tony’s old friend Maya Hansen on the Extremis technology. But what this set shows is that Killian himself may actually become infected by Extremis during the course of the film, something that definitely did not happen in the Extremis comic book storyline. It also reveals that War Machine will be on-hand to help Tony deal with the bad guy.

But War Machine may not be the only armored hero helping Tony. Some have speculated that the character in the Iron Man armor for the Malibu Mansion set is Pepper Potts. It’s pretty difficult to tell at this resolution, but it appears as if Pepper is in the suit, saving Tony from falling off the cliff. If that turns out to be the case, it would definitely be an interesting twist in the film.

What do you think of these spoilers? Are you looking forward to seeing these scenes in the movie, or are you hoping that the toys aren’t accurate to the film?

Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3rd, 2013.

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Source: Eurobricks [via Bleeding Cool]

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  1. I hope not a mechanized tank sounds stupid

    • Same, looks like if this is true the rings mean absolutely nothing and are just something for the story. i heard a rumor that the rings were just clans that he commands.

      • You misread the rumor (or the rumors are simply wrong) as Mandarin did and likely will not command a clan called Ten Rings because the terrorist group that kidnap Tony Stark in the first Iron Man film was already called Ten Rings.

        • Are you serious or is my sarcasm monitor wonky? The Ten Rings terrorist group was supposed to be a set up to the Mandarin being a villain later in the series.

  2. God, I love Legos. ;)

  3. Mandarin in a mechanized tank for the final showdown? No magical/cosmic ring powers? /facepalm

    • Agreed, I will be disappointed if they not magically powered.

      • They were never magic. He found them in a crashed spaceship belonging to a dragon-like alien race. Its tech based.. Just very advanced alien tech.

        • Come on. You are arguing semantics here. One man’s tech is another man’s magic.

          Tech or magic, I think we will ALL disappointed if the 10 rings are nothing but a nod to to comic character and do absolutely nothing. The rings need to be his source of powers or it will be a HUGE fail.

  4. The 10 rings would have been a great chance to introduce the magical side of the Marvel universe especially since there is a Doctor Strange movie in the works. That whole tank thing looks pretty underwhelming. It would have been nice for The Mandarin to have some sort of powers that would have logically challenged Iron Man.

    • The Mandarin’s rings are alien technology, though, not magical in nature. Don’t get me wrong though, I am awaiting Dr.Strange as much as any diehard fan :P

  5. Ive always said from the beggining they should turn pepper potts into Firefight? or whayever her name is in the comics. itd make sense with maybe her getting hurt in the mansion explosion

    • Or her dying. That suit gets crushed at the bottom of the ocean pretty good in the trailers with the mansion debris falling right on it..

      • Nope. Remember the production still of Pepper standing in the ruins of the Malibu mansion holding a broken Iron Man mask? Pepper clearly survives the destruction of the mansion. I’m guessing the suit is operating on its own in this scene, in a Sentient Armor-type situation.

  6. Haven’t we already seen lego sets that are meant to tie into these movies that don’t exactly depict the story accurately?

    Example: for the Avengers: “Captain America’s Avenging Cycle”, which didn’t show up in the Avengers but in CA:TFA and “Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape” which inaccurately depicts *Iron Man* chasing Loki and a mind controlled Hawkeye from the opening scene of them escaping with the Cosmic Cube, where in the movie it was really Maria Hill persuing them in another truck.

    Main point: take this article with possibly a rather large grain of salt… especially regarding that tank and the Mandarin… I mean where exactly would the much rumored scene involving multiple Iron Man suits fit into what we see here? There’s obviously more to it that what a few lego’s can show for. Just sayin… before someone flips out or something.

  7. judging by the pictures, and the minifig’s faces, in the case of the malibu mansion set, I’m really sure that the one in the armor it’s pepper, because it’s a female lego face and like in the 6860 batman’s batcave set, we got a bruce waynne minifig, but in the box art it’s abcent, but it’s in the minifig art, so yeah, it´s pepper

  8. sorry for my bad English in my last comment, but too tired to do it right, but yeah, I would take the scenes depicted in the sets with a grain of salt, but pepper’s armor? that sounds more interesting, with all rumors :) and all.

  9. i hope pepper potts isnt suiting up…it would be crappy…but you know what WOULD be cool?killian taking the place of mallen and getting injected with extremis first…! :D

  10. In the malibu mansion attack, you can see pepper potts face in the armor, and see tony stark falling below her. I’m pretty certain that pepper potts will have her own armor.

    • I agree, the person in the mansion armor has no mustache or goatee, but the guy falling looks to have a goatee. It’s not unlikely that Pepper saved both her and Tony after the mansion attack, which may prompt Tony to build her some armor (allowing the Mandarin to kill her by mistakenly thinking he’s attacking Iron Man.)

  11. Reaching

  12. n the Iron Man vs The Mandarin Ultimate Showdown set iron man has a different suit its like the extremis one but with atatchments

  13. Cool pics and story. This just makes me all the more excited for the movie!

    Can’t wait!!

  14. Third picture, the guy on the left looks like Tombstone to me.

    (I think thats his name)

    • Tombstone is a Spider-Man villain

      • could be cold-blood, he has blueish skin

      • Still, he looks like Tombstone to me.

  15. If anyone has read the Iron Man 3 prequel comic, the ten rings have tanks based on Hammer Tech… So the tanks shouldn’t be a big surprise.

  16. What’s with the green Tony in the Malibu attack set?

  17. If their accuracy holds true then what about the last pic of the ironman with the triangle chest light like the end of IM2? Possibly yet another armor?

    • sounds more like a pentagon, could be a space armor, the original had a trianglar/pentagonal shape

  18. If you watch the trailers, there is another woman in the room with Tony and Pepper when the front of the house explodes. She is farther away from the explosion, running away.

    I assume it is that new female character, and if I had to bet, it is HER in the suit, not Pepper.

    • I would think there would be blocks to prevent just anyone from donning the ‘suit’, but Pepper would certainly be on the approved list.

      • I could understand for the attack Pepper is forced to put on some armor to save her and Tony. I would not expect to see her duke it out at all durring the film.

  19. The person in the armor in the mansion set is indeed Pepper. Any Lego collector can see the face displayed is a woman’s. Also, why do you think the face plate is flipped in the first place? If it were Tony in the suit they most likely wouldn’t bother showing his face. Besides, it’s clear Tony is falling. As for the guy people called Tombstone or green Tony Stark he’s an Extremis Soldier. You can see him piloting the copter.

  20. In the Malibu Mansion Attack set, yoy can see what looks to be a male in a suit falling off the mansion and down the cliffs. Is that Happy Hogan? And is that depicting how he will meet his end in the film?

  21. So Pepper will save Tony then after the mansion attack. That’s pretty cool actually.

    As far as Mandarin’s rings…..

    Call me crazy if you like but I hope the rings aren’t “magical” in this movie because I’m hoping that Mandarin will appear in a future movie where his rings are “activated” if you will to give him more power to take the fight to Tony personally rather than needing a tank or whatever he has in IM3.

  22. Pepper Potts in armor? Great idea. Just cover up Gwyneth Paltrow’s sexy body with metal. She can attend the premier in a backless Iron Lady suit.

    Apologies to Margaret Thatcher.

    • She is flat in the back and the front. What part of that is sexy? Unless you like the way mens bodies look too? ;)

      • Is this a troll post or something because women can be sexy in all shapes and sizes (unless they’re too thin or too big).

        I personally have never found Gwyneth attractive at all but still…

        • She is too thin. And she is ugly. Come back when you learn what a troll really is junior.

          • In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1]extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

            You sir, are indeed a troll. Or at the very least your comment was very troll like. For future reference, sticking a winking emoticon on the end of a post doesn’t make it ok to have insults in your post.

            • Come back to me when you can explain what a troll is without searching google son. ;)

              • Come back when you have something relevant to say son ;)

  23. That is definitely Pepper in the suit….

  24. I would love it if pepper got her own suit!

  25. I’m just a bit… underwhelmed by that tank. It just seems alot like something a certain evil scientist might employ against a certain speedy blue hedgehog. I expect something way better looking for the actual movie.

  26. Come back to me when you can explain what a troll is without searching google son.

  27. jesus christ

  28. MUST READ !!!

    OVER ANALYZING SOMETHING USUALLY LEAVES ONE BLIND TO THE BIGGER PICTURE……………AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO SEE’s HOW PERFECTLY AND COHESIVE IT WOULD BE THAT “ULTIMO” MAKES AN APPEARANCE IN THIS FILM (if you don’t know do some research)
    THINK ABOUT IT SOME OF ULTIMOS KEY TIES WITH THIS MOVIE
    FOR ONE THE FORTHCOMING OF THE IRON LEGION WHICH WERE ORGINALLY ASSEMBLED TO TAKE IT AND OR “HIM” DOWN,
    TWO AN ALIEN RACE CREATED HIM AS THE ULTIMATE OOMS DAY DEVICE,
    THREE HE’S CONTROLLED BY THE MANDRIN WHEN HE DISCOVERS THE DEVICE IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (wait isn’t part of the film set in china …….DUHH!!! )
    AND WOULDN’T THAT ALL TIE IN SO PERFECTLY SEEING HOW IRON MAN THREE GOES STRAIGHT INTO GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY !!!

  29. i hope the make lego iron man for Xbox PC PS3 etc

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