LEGO has just announced the next big ticket set in the Marvel Super Heroes theme – 76215 Black Panther.
The set has 2,961 pieces, releasing October 1st for general sale. The set will cost US $349.99 / DE €349.99 / UK £299.99 / AU $549.99.
This life-size (yep) bust of T’Challa, the Black Panther will be a big addition to any Marvel superfan’s LEGO collection. It shows Black Panther in the iconic Wakanda Forever pose – arms crossed. The hands can also be removed to just show the bust itself.
The detailing looks good, however the eyes aren’t quite right. They need to be more angular – almost angrier. I really like the addition of the necklace as a separate item. Obviously the shaping and detailing is hard, even at this scale, so they’ve done a good job getting it as close as they can.
The biggest impact here (at least for us Aussies) is the price point. At $550, that’s a lot of cash. This is not a cheap set, and that LEGO price rise is noticeable. That being said, the set is still really unique, and a great tribute to a much loved character and actor in Chadwick Boseman.
You can see more images below, as well as the full press release. As always, I’d love to know what you think!
WAKANDA FOREVER! WITH THE NEW LEGO® MARVEL™ BLACK PANTHER™ SET
7th September 2022: Today, the LEGO® Group is excited to announce the new LEGO Marvel™ Black Panther™ set – celebrating one of the greatest superheroes of all time! Based on the character from the award-nominated blockbuster, the new set lets you immerse yourself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as you build Black Panther in brick form.
The LEGO Marvel Black Panther set represents a life-size bust of the iconic superhero and can be positioned in either the distinctive “Wakanda Forever” crossed arm pose – or without. It is the perfect piece to display in your home to show your love for LEGO building, and the iconic character of Black Panther/T’Challa,
The Black Panther character first appeared in 1966 in the Fantastic Four comic book, and was made ultra-popular with the release of the 2018 mega-hit film Black Panther, which truly solidified his place in popular culture, and inspired millions with his honour, pride, and courage.
In the much-loved film, Black Panther (King T’Challa) inherits the throne of the ultra-futuristic but secret African kingdom of Wakanda, which is powered by the alien metal of vibranium. When King T’Challa is challenged by the supervillain Killmonger for control of his nation, he must use his Black Panther superpowers of lightning-fast speed, brilliant ingenuity, and supreme fighting abilities to defeat his enemy, protect his country, and save the entire world. Now Marvel Studios have confirmed that the film’s sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is due out in cinemas on 11th November.
The LEGO® Marvel Black Panther set is available at the RRP of €349.99 / $349.99 / £299.99 exclusively from LEGO Stores and www.lego.com/Black-Panther from 1st October 2022.