Who would have guessed that stacking plastic blocks would turn into the phenomenon that it is today? Lego has become a cornerstone of pop culture, staying on trend and up to date with the latest in movies and entertainment; they’ve even moved into film production themselves to great success. But even with The Lego Movie and Lego Batman bona fide hits, they still haven’t forgot the core appeal of the building sets or their minifigures.
The latest movie to get the Lego treatment is Thor: Ragnarok, the offbeat take on the hero from Taika Waititi. Lego has not officially released the set designs yet, but thanks to Reddit, we’ve just gotten a sneak peek are what the minifigs will look like.
The images show designs for the usual Thor, Hulk, and Loki, but also in the mix is what seems to be Bruce Banner, Hela, and the Grandmaster. You can check them all out at the link below.
There are two versions of Thor in the images, with very subtle differences. One is battle ready with his wits about him, and the other shows glowing trance-like eyes. There’s no explanation for the difference yet, although surely a scene in the movie will highlight this power. The Lego characters are in a slightly different form than their comic book selves to reflect their looks in the movie, but they seem to have all the odds and ends we would hope them to have.
The film’s plot follows Thor as he is trapped on the planet Sakaar without his hammer immediately following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Asgard is in grave danger with the impending Ragnarok (aka a great battle), and Thor must fight the Hulk in a gladiatorial duel to stop the evil Hela and save his beloved home. The film is said to have the humorous touch of director Waititi, who also directed the viral short Team Thor, in which we see Thor adjusting to normal life on earth alongside his new roommate, Darryl, while Iron Man and Captain America battle it out in Captain America: Civil War (absence from which initially made Chris Hemsworth think he’d been fired).
Recent images from the set are getting fans even more excited. The photos show a more vibrant and colorful take on the world, immediately setting this film apart from anything we’ve seen of Thor thus far. The Lego figures themselves somewhat reflect that. There’s not a release date set yet for the sets they’ll appear in, but fingers are crossed that it’s soon. After all, the film’s November release is quickly approaching.