It’s actually taken a lot longer than I expected for the first image of the LEGO Marvel Doctor Strange set to appear. While the set was shown at the London Toy Fair in January 2016 (with photography forbidden), the Sorcerer Supreme was absent entirely at the New York Toy Fair 2016 in February. But it was only a matter of time until the Master of Mysticism made his brick-form presence felt, and the LEGO Doctor Strange 76060 movie set has now been revealed!
UPDATE: Images have been removed from the site as per the request of The LEGO Group.
What we seem to have here is a portion of Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (complete with a cool chest of weapons and artifacts, bookcase and summoning circle decal), along with an extra-dimensional portal ripping open on the far right wall and a tentacle creature tearing through reality. (Uh-huh.)
I began speculating that the tentacle monster might be an MCU version of Shuma Gorath (one of my favorite villains thanks to the Marvel vs. Capcom series) when I first heard about this set in the winter, but now that I actually see the creature, I sure hope it isn’t.
Whereas Shuma-Gorath has always looked super-cool to me, this looks more like a dopey, random demon. This looks more like Fred from Big Hero Six to me than a credible monster, honestly.
The Doctor Strange figure is obviously movie-styled, but it looks like it could double as a comic-based Dr. Strange LEGO Minifigure in a pinch easily enough–which is good, since I doubt we’ll be getting another anytime soon. I like his spell effects pieces, though I would have preferred them in pink (clear is good too, though, I guess).
This only photo of this set available right now is just the cover of the first instructional manual, so we still don’t know the official name, piece count or MSRP for this set. Even so, comparing it to comparably sized licensed sets, I would guesstimate a $29.99-$39.99 MSRP for LEGO 76060.
I’ll post an update once more specific details regarding the 76060 Doctor Strange LEGO set are known, including the official release date and pricing information, and you can follow the Marvel Toy News Twitter and Facebook Page to get updates via your favorite forms of social media. My best guess on the release window for this set would be August/September 2016 based off my own experience and intuition.
What do you think of our very first look at the inaugural LEGO Doctor Strange minifigure and his brick-built Sanctum Sanctorum, Marvel collectors? Is this on your must-buy list for later this year, or does the good doctor fail to impress you in his other-dimensional brick form?