It has been eleven years since the Avengers assembled on the big screen and while LEGO Marvel 76248 The Avengers Quinjet includes most of the team, a few key players are missing…
As part of the new LEGO Marvel spring wave of sets there is a new and improved version of the Avengers’ iconic ship – the Quinjet. 76248 The Avengers Quinjet is not only a great model, but a very cost effective way of getting most of the Avengers team as minifigures in one set. There’s heroic courage included with Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, and Thor plus an extra dash of mischief from Loki.
However, 76248 also presents a bit of a problem for LEGO fans trying to recreate the battle of New York if they don’t have previous sets because it doesn’t have the full team. Where are Hawkeye and the Hulk? Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, has some ideas for taking down the Chitauri…
One of the key concepts about the plot of The Avengers is that the team learn to work together. No matter their personal differences and their different powers or strengths, they all need to come together to be strong enough to protect the people of Earth. It’s a powerful message and something fans will definitely want to recreate either when playing or displaying 76248 The Avengers Quinjet.
When it comes to the Hulk then there’s a few options. Firstly, a minifigure version is actually available right now in 76241 Hulk Mech Armour for a reasonable £12.99/$14.99. If you don’t mind a more comic inspired bright green Hulk in his signature purple pants, then this is a great option. However, a movie-accurate version is a little bit trickier. For that you’ll need a Hulk big-fig and the last one was in 76152 Avengers: Wrath of Loki from 2021. This cute 4+ set actually has a great selection of characters, so is well worth finding on the secondary market.
Another option for a Hulk big-fig is just to buy one separately. There are LEGO resellers who specialise in just minifigures and big-figs, though Hulk alone can be around £20/$35, which is the price of a small LEGO set, so it really depends on how much you are willing to splurge for the big guy. There’s plenty more Marvel sets to come this year, so a Hulk big-fig may make an appearance later in the summer.
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Hawkeye presents a much bigger challenge. Considering the character has an entire Disney+ series dedicated to him, which includes a role in the Avengers musical, he’s not a common minifigure. One of his most recent appearances was in 2019 when he sported the all-white time travelling suit from Avengers: Endgame in 76126 Avengers Ultimate Quinjet. For his Avengers costume, which features a distinctive vest and quiver strappings, then there hasn’t been an accurate minifigure since 2012.
6867 Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape (aka the Tesseract) featured this version of Hawkeye, but it would look pretty dated next to the minifigures of 76248. Mashing up this torso with a more textured hairpiece, like the one from 76143 Avengers Truck Take-Down would work far better, especially as this minifigure also has an updated bow mould, plus a detachable quiver.
That’s our top picks for LEGO sets if you want to complete your Avengers team, so what 76248 The Avengers Quinjet really highlights is that fans need a new matching version of Hawkeye, along with a fresh chance for a Hulk big-fig. So, keep your S.H.I.E.L.D. scanners on the lookout for this year’s LEGO Marvel releases!