There are a total of five characters based on Marvel Studios What If…? featured in the LEGO Group’s latest Collectible Minifigures Series – Gamora, Zombie Cap’, Zombie Hunter Spidey, T’Challa Star-Lord and Captain Carter. That leaves lots of other great characters on the table, so here are some that we’d like to see in future sets or blind bags…
Nebula appears in What If…? episode two, ‘What If… T’Challa became a Star-Lord?’. Only in the universe, she is not only an ally to Star-Lord and the Ravagers, but has a healthy relationship with her father, Thanos. Her most notable physical difference from her official MCU counterpart is her blonde hair, which show runners claim is natural and not just a wig. Rather than being a dark version of a character, this Nebula symbolizes what could have been for our favorite cyborg assassin. What If…? Nebula would serve as a counterpart to T’Challa as Star Lord, who can be found in the new Collectible Minifigures series.
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Yellowjacket makes an unexpected appearance in episode three, ‘What If… the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?’. His suit is a mixture of the classic Yellowjacket design from the comics and the Ant-Man suit from the MCU films, so the result is drastically different from the Yellowjacket minifigure that appeared in 76039 Ant-Man Final Battle. The LEGO Group could reuse the existing Ant-Man helmet mould, but instead of red eyes switch them to yellow. Yellowjacket’s identity will remain a secret in this article, but an accurate hair piece should be included for when the character is unmasked.
Dr. Strange Supreme
‘What If…Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?’ is the episode premise that leads to one of the show’s most tragic characters – Doctor Strange Supreme. No new parts would need to be introduced, just new prints to accurately portray an evil and darker Doctor Strange. While the two-piece cloth cape that all current versions of Doctor Strange wear would be acceptable, the new plastic cape as seen in 76185 Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop moulded in a new colour would be ideal.
Zombie Iron Man
The perfect counterpart to the Marvel CMF Zombie Captain America, Zombie Iron Man is the first zombie encountered in episode five, appropriately titled ‘What If… Zombies?!’. In this episode, our heroes encounter many zombified characters on their journey to find a cure to end the zombie apocalypse that has ravaged Earth, including Iron Man. Fans of What If…? as well as fans of the graphic novel that inspired this episode, Marvel Zombies, would be dying to get their hands on more zombified Avengers!
Episode six, ‘What If… Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?’ sees Killmonger befriending Tony Stark who never becomes Iron Man. Is this unexpected friendship genuine, or does Killmonger have other motives? You’ll have to watch to find out. Eric Killmonger does not visually look that different to his MCU counterpart in What If…?. In fact, he is virtually the same. Still, a new Killmonger minifigure could improve upon his appearance in 76100 Royal Talon Fighter Attack, providing a more accurate face print and a new hair piece.
Loki (Frost Giant)
Hailing from episode seven ‘What If… Thor Were an Only Child?’, this Loki is drastically different from any other Loki we have seen. This Loki never grew up alongside his brother Thor, and instead was raised by frost giants. Instead of having a relationship full of conflict, frost giant Loki and a more easy-going Thor would become friends as they traveled from planet to planet… to party. This minifigure would stand out in your collection and feature blue skin, red eyes and large horns made of ice.
Episode eight, ‘What If…Ultron Won?’ takes a dark turn, as indicated by the title. This episode features the ultimate version of Ultron, who befcomes one of the most powerful beings in the universe. This Ultron is a combination of the Ultron armour we know, plus Vision’s body, plus all six infinity stones. The Ultron head moulds as seen in 76032 The Avengers Quinjet City Chase could be used, or details could be printed on the same type of helmet used for Wasp as seen in 76109 Quantum Realm Explorers. This version of Ultron would be a sought after minifigure due to his impact in the show.
With Season 2 of What If…? confirmed, the LEGO Group could adapt any of these characters into LEGO minifigures. They could appear in another Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series or even in LEGO Marvel sets.