Hi guys! Today I’ll be comparing the minifigures from the LEGO Avengers Infinity War lineup to the characters’ designs in the movie! 22 minifigure designs were released as part of the Infinity War lineup, and today I’ll look at the first half – perfectly balanced, as all things should be. 😋 The first minifigure we’ll look at is Captain America. He comes in 76101 The Outrider Dropship Attack and is made from 6 pieces – two are new, four are reused.
Here’s Captain America as he appeared in the movie. I think the torso is fairly accurate, even featuring the blackened-out star, though the red stripes are a bit too bright. Cap’s hair in the movie is somewhere in between brown and nougat-colored, but LEGO chose the awkward choice of nougat-colored hair and a brown beard, which just looks really weird. His shields are represented by silver claw pieces, which are probably the best molds currently available in the LEGO palette, but I think Cap deserved a new mold for his shields. Next up is Iron Man. He appears in two sets, though this variant is in 76108 The Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown.
The suit Tony Stark wears in the movie is the Mark 50 suit, and the LEGO version is surprisingly accurate, with suitably detailed printing on the torso and legs. It’s a bit of a pity that the minifigure in 76108 doesn’t reflect the shape-shifting capabilities of the MK50 suit, though. The third minifigure is the Iron Man MK50 suit from 76107 Thanos’ Ultimate Battle. It has the same core minifigure but has a huge neck attachment to reflect his additional wings which morph out of his suit. Power Bursts galore!
Unfortunately, the wings are much too large. I get that this was probably the smallest they could do if it was brick-built but maybe they could have molded a new neck attachment. Next up is Thor, son of Odin. This minifigure comes in 76102 Thor’s Weapon Quest and has some translucent light blue Power Bursts to represent his lightning, though the set also has the Stormbreaker Axe which he forges at Nidavellir.
This minifigure of Thor is based on the outfit he wears to Nidavellir and not the sleeved one he wears when he appears at Wakanda, though it does combine elements of both as it has the glowing blue lightning circles on his chest. Contrary to what trailer material showed, the LEGO minifigure was actually accurate in the aspect of Thor’s eyes – Rocket gives Thor an eye so Thor now has two. His head has two expressions: smiling and lightning-charged. However, I don’t think his hairpiece is accurate – it’s too spiky and something less angular would be more appropriate.The fifth minifigure on the list is Black Widow, who appears in 76101 The Outrider Dropship Attack.
Here’s Black Widow as she appears in the movie. Her blonde hair in the movie is light yellow on the minifigure, which I think is a bit off but might have been the closest choice available (though tan might have worked). The LEGO minifigure’s torso is sand green, and while Black Widow’s tactical vest is green in the movie, it’s nowhere as bright a green as the LEGO one. Dark green might’ve worked better. However, the torso printing is surprisingly very accurate. Up next is Bruce Banner. This minifigure comes in 76104 The Hulkbuster Smash-Up, but he first appeared in 76084 The Ultimate Battle for Asgard.
Unfortunately, I think the minifigure is not very accurate in relation to Bruce’s movie appearance. The hair is much too long — a lot closer to the 2012 Avengers Bruce Banner than the 2018 Infinity War one — and I think some stubble on the face would have been more accurate. The torso is also inaccurate but I think it is a more minor grievance compared to the face and hair. The seventh minifigure is Falcon, who also appears in 76104 The Hulkbuster Smash-Up. He has updated face and torso printing, and has a brick-built, poseable wing attachment.
Here’s Falcon as he appears in the movie. You can see he’s quite accurate, though unfortunately he’s missing his dual guns. The next minifigure is Vision, who appears in 76103 The Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack.
Vision’s LEGO minifigure was not changed from his 2016 appearance, but I think it is suitably accurate. The coloring on his head and body is suitably accurate, as is some of the printed detail. Up next is Spider-Man, wearing his new Iron Spider outfit in 76108 The Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown. He uses the Outrider neck attachment which allows him to have his golden extra arms at the back.
Now here’s the Iron Spider suit in the movie. I think the main outfit itself looks pretty convincing, but the golden arms are much thinner on the movie variant in relation to the LEGO one. The next minifigure is T’Challa aka the Black Panther, king of Wakanda. This minifigure design first appeared in 76100 Royal Talon Fighter Attack but then popped up again in 76103 The Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack.
This shot shows Black Panther fighting an Outrider, but while the overall design of the minifigure’s armor is accurate, LEGO unfortunately opted for an open-eyed design, which is inaccurate to Black Panther in the movie. The final minifigure is Princess Shuri, who appeared alongside her brother in 76103 The Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack while wielding dual gauntlets.
In comparison to Shuri in the movie, I think LEGO got everything right except for the hairstyle, which is way different and a lot more like her hairstyle in Black Panther.
That’s it for Part 1 of my LEGO Avengers Infinity War Minifigures vs Movie! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the other 11 minifigures!
VaderFan2187 out! 😀