As Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 approaches, LEGO Marvel sets inspired by the film have been revealed, and Blocks is searching the stars for some Easter eggs…
After facing the evil Kree renegade Ronan, and going up against the mighty Thanos, the Guardians of the Galaxy are teaming up for one final adventure as a new threat emerges. As Rocket’s past comes to unsettle the peaceful life they’ve been living on Knowhere, fans are very concerned for all their favourite characters from the gut-wrenching trailers that have been released. Everyone looks like they are in trouble and Adam Warlock can only be stirring up more.
As fans wait with trepidation, the LEGO Group has recently revealed the first tie-in wave of sets to accompany the Marvel film. There are plenty of new brightly coloured ships and costumes, with all the Guardians wearing their new uniforms. Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, is borrowing the Milano to fly through some Easter eggs…
Okay, let’s deal with the elephant in the room. Or the raccoon in the room. Baby Rocket can take the crown for cutest LEGO piece of 2023 (even if it’s only February) and almost every Marvel fan will likely pick up 76254 Baby Rocket’s Ship for this single element. He’s not using a new mould, it’s actually from the Friends theme, but the printing is just adorable.
Groot has muscles
In the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special it’s quite noticeable that Groot looks different. Certainly very different to the character that’s seen in Vol. 1. Director James Gunn took to Twitter to explain that this is ‘Swoll Groot’ who’s stockier and more outgoing than his father. To try and capture this in his minifigure, Groot’s latest look comes with shoulder pads moulded to have a bark-like texture.
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Know place like home
By the looks of 76253 Guardians of the Galaxy Headquarters, the team have made themselves a home for legal (mostly) business on Knowhere. The set features a workbench and what looks like blueprints for the new blue uniforms the team are wearing. It’s possible that denizens of the galaxy can come direct to this place to hire the Guardians for a job.
A golden boy
Adam Warlock is being teased as the main antagonist for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is supported by the box art for 76255 The New Guardian’s Ship (interestingly the name is being kept quiet). Adam’s minifigure is chasing the turquoise ship through space, and blasting some type of energy at it. In the comics Adam’s power came from the Soul Stone, which was destroyed by Thanos in the current timeline, so where his power now comes from is currently a mystery. Technically there is a seventh infinity stone though…
Where is Gamora?
Gamora, the deadliest woman in the galaxy, is still missing from all the latest Guardians of the Galaxy sets. Although her absence in 76231 Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calendar made sense, because she doesn’t feature in the special, she has been in all the trailers for this upcoming adventure. Clearly, whatever Gamora’s mission is, there was no way for the designers to include her without spoilers. Is Gamora going up against Adam Warlock or maybe the High Evolutionary?
Although these upcoming LEGO Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy sets don’t reveal a lot, there’s still some hints about what might happen in the movie. Which set are you most excited for? Is there something from the trailers you would have preferred to see? Outrun the Nova Corps and tell Blocks on any of our social media channels!