Marvel LEGO Black Panther Bust – First Look

08/09/2022
First Look At LEGO Black Panther

Avengers assemble, Marvel fans unite… LEGO have announced their latest brick-built release, following a dark and moodily lit video reveal on Twitter.

The new LEGO set follows the model of previous buildable helmets, offering a life-size recreation of the iconic vibranium-weave suit and facemask worn by the Black Panther, protector of Marvel’s fictional African kingdom, Wakanda.

The build-and-display LEGO bust includes detachable hands with movable fingers so collectors can adapt the famous fist-clenched Wakanda Forever salute into a battle-worthy pose with claws on show.

The new LEGO model is a tribute to the fan-favourite character King T’Challa, played by actor Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away two years ago. The model-making project also celebrates Marvel Studios’ Infinity Saga and the upcoming release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on 11th November. Following the release of the first Black Panther film in 2018, Boseman’s performance turned the character into a pop culture icon, inspiring Marvel Cinematic Universe fans worldwide.

Make sure to check out LEGO’s latest press release for more info on the new set.

When is the LEGO Marvel Black Panther Bust Being Released?

LEGO Black Panther (76215) is available from 1 October 2022.

Bust of LEGO Balck Panther 2022

Is the LEGO Marvel Black Panther Bust Any Good?

We think the model looks gorgeous, faithfully recreating the Black Panther’s distinctive design. It certainly looks like a model that fans of the series will want to display at home, perhaps on a bookshelf or desk. As a nice touch, the set also includes a recreation of the necklace, which King T’Challa uses to summon the suit. We cannot wait to get out hands on it – the spirit of the Black Panther lives on.

Fan responses have been mixed, with most praising the model while criticising the price. Many commenters on Twitter cynically accuse LEGO of cashing in on the character and overcharging. As one commenter said, ‘Lego is pricing us right out of the market.’

As much as we would like to sink our claws into the new set, we wonder how many fans can afford the £299.99 price tag, especially considering that products such as the Iron Man Helmet (76165) were priced at £54.99. The new set may be bigger and more detailed, but that remains a steep increase for many LEGO enthusiasts.

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