Every member of the Avengers has their purpose and their charms but Iron Man is one of those superheroes that is able to appeal to fans of all ages. Tony Stark himself is more amusing and charming than Bruce Wayne, with all those great houses and labs for those big parties and new experiments, but it is Iron Man that really captures the imagination of kids as he flies around and saves the world with his extraordinary suits. Because of the character’s appeal, there are many Iron Man LEGO sets out there that bring his adventures to life and let kids play with the suits in a whole new way. The following list covers some of the best options from Iron Man 3 as well as the Avengers and Avenger 2 movies.
New Iron Man LEGO Sets
LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes 76077 Set
The best Marvel Superheroes sets are often the ones where we see two key heroes from the Marvel universe teaming up to take down a bad guy. The LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes 76077 Building set offers one of the most entertaining partnerships yet as we have Iron Man, in his “invincible” suit, and Agent Coulson from Agents of Shield. Together they are out to take down Justin Hammer, a man that doesn’t seem quite so intimidating until he climbs aboard his Detroit Steel Mech machine.
This machine is a large 14cm tall, highly poseable model that is highly dangerous and has the potential to destroy all in its path. Iron Man’s flying skills and power Power Blasts in his fists are a great start to help to weaken this machine, but the Detroit Steel Mech can easily fight back with its arm-mounted chainsaw and six-stud shooter. This is why Coulson is here as back up. He can’t do much against the machine with his gun, but he does have the authority to detain Hammer once defeated and he has a special weapon in Lola. Fans will know Lola as his flying red convertible. Here the wheels turn to replicate that flying function and help Coulson join the fight.
LEGO Iron Man Sets from Iron Man 3
LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack 76007 Set
One of the more memorable sets from the Iron Man 3 movie is the beach house, that stunning glass fronted building of Tony Stark’s, that really couldn’t belong to anyone else, and is destroyed in a violent attack. Because of the drama of this scene, this really is one of those build it up and knock it down sorts of models where kids can have hours of fun crafting the situation and recreating the battle.
The LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack building 76007 set lets players build this attractive, state-of-the-art mansion, complete with rotating computer console and holographic screens, as well as the Mandarin’s helicopter, and then stage a fight with all the weaponry, a range of heroes and villains and even “exploding” windows. Give Tony the Mark 42 armor, Pepper Potts the fire extinguishers and try and survive the attack as best you can.
LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle 76006 Set
With the Malibu Mansion in ruins and the bad guys on the loose, Iron Man needs all the help he can get to save the world from the evil plans of his enemies. With the LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle 76006 set it should be fairly straight forward for our superhero because it is 2 against 1 situation with one bad guy and extra help from an ally – players receiving mini-figures of Iron Man in his Mark 42 suit, Aldrich Killian and War Machine.
The problem is that the main set for kids to build is a pretty neat, well-equipped speedboat for Killian that has plenty of weapons, such as the pistol and dual missiles, hidden storage and even an exploding buoy. Luckily War Machine has a pretty mean shoulder cannon and Stark is smart enough to use all of Killian’s tactics against him.
LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man vs. The Mandarin Ultimate Showdown 76008 Set
Finally for Iron Man 3 we have the big showdown, the big battle between good and evil where Iron Man can finally save the day and defeat the Mandarin once and for all. The aptly named LEGO 76008 Super Heroes Iron Man vs. The Mandarin Ultimate Showdown provides both mini-figures – Iron Man appearing in his Heart Breaker Armor this time – as well the intimidating armored car of the Mandarin.
Kids can have great fun building this car to its full potential with its big wheels and tough weaponry because they know they are going to be able to use it to great effect in battle. The car has the massive rotating flame thrower on top, dual flame flick missiles and, as if that wasn’t enough, Mandarin also has a pistol to make things even harder for Iron Man. It is a tough battle but one that kids can recreate over and over with new endings and situations.
LEGO Iron Man Sets from the Avengers Movies
LEGO Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape 6867 Set
For kids that are starting from the beginning with the Avengers movies and looking for great sets and scenes from what is arguably the better of the two movies so far, a great model to begin with is the LEGO Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape 6867 set. The premise is simple but, like all good superhero movie moments, it brings all the classic elements together – there is the bad guy, the good guy, the opportunity for great adventure with a chase scene and important motive.
Loki has escaped with the cosmic cube and the brainwashed Hawkeye is at his side helping him get away in a tough off-roader complete with missiles. It is up to Iron Man to chase after him, stop his evil plans and retrieve the cube. All three minifigures are included and the car has the added bonus of a tipping function to send Loki flying as Iron Man strikes.
LEGO Super Heroes Quinjet Aerial Battle 6869 Set
Iron Man is a crucial part of the Avengers team, it is his smart brain and smart mouth that gets them both into trouble and out of it, and this means that he cannot fight Loki and his army alone. The fight that takes place with the LEGO Super Heroes Quinjet Aerial Battle 6869 set is an iconic scene from the first Avengers movie that many fans will want to recreate at home as not only does it provide two great aircraft to build, including Loki’s chariot, it comes with 5 minifigures – Iron Man, Loki, a foot solder to fight against and much needed reinforcements from Black Widow and Thor.
These two vehicles are built to be piloted and commandeered; the Quinjet has adjustable wings, a cockpit, detachable mini-jet and weaponry and there is firepower with the characters too – Iron Man’s thrusterflame, Thor’s hammer and Loki’s staff.
LEGO Superheroes Attack on Avengers Tower 76038 Set
Of course the demand for Iron Man themed LEGO sets this year is going to center around Age of Ultron because that is the latest adventure with new characters and evil bad guys to interact with, as well as new suits, sets and scenarios. Once again our heroes find themselves under attack at their base and this brilliant battle is brought to life through the LEGO Superheroes Attack on Avengers Tower 76038 set.
Kids can spend hours carefully constructing this tower with all its brilliant architecture and different rooms and this offers plenty of room for Iron Man and Thor to work, plan strategies or simply relax after a job well-done. The problem is that Ultron is on his way so Iron Man and Thor can’t relax for long. Once battle begins this adaptive tower with its moving parts becomes a great stage for launching the Iron Legion characters and helping our heroes win the battle.
LEGO Superheros Iron Man Vs Ultron 76029 Set
As the kit above shows, it is mostly about defeating Ultron with these new Avengers 2 LEGO sets and the LEGO Superheros Iron Man Vs Ultron 76029 set is the ultimate showdown between the big bad villain of the movie and our favourite millionaire playboy philanthropist. For collectors, the appeal of this set also lies in the fact that this mark 45 Iron Man minifigure is a little bit different to some of the others seen in previous sets and that the ship used by Ultron is so reminiscent of the comic books.
For kids, none of that matters and they just want the chance to build something cool and create an epic fight scene. This set definitely allows for that with the quality of the craft, the firepower offered to both sides and the inclusion of additional minifigures. It is the ideal way to beat Ultron once and for all but only if players are tough enough.
LEGO Super Heroes The Hulk Buster Smash 76031 Set
If poor Tony Stark didn’t have enough to contend with regarding Ultron and Vision in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, he is also called upon to fight The Hulk. Subduing The Hulk requires something a little more complex and tougher than Stark’s regular Iron Man suits and that is where the LEGO Super Heroes The Hulk Buster Smash 76031 set comes in. This 248 piece sets lets people create the highly anticipated Hulk Buster suit from the movie.
It is something new for kids to build and play with, with the moving parts, large scale pieces like the helmet and the chance to put the Iron Man minifigure inside, but it is also something unique for the collector that wants a replica of this moment. If the giant, one off Iron Man suit was not enough for recreating these scenes, there are also minifigures of Scarlet Witch and Ultron Prime to spice things up.
LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man 4529 Set
The last model in this list is something a little different. With most of these sets, the ones from Iron Man 3 and the Avengers, the model of Iron Man that flies around fighting crime is a small minifigure, much like all superhero sets; with the LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man, however, kids get to build a fantastic moving replica of the suit straight from the Avengers film so it really feels like a scaled down version of the character rather than a simplified extra.
The customiable “flexible building system” gives builders the sense that they are making it their own way and they can appreciate the finer details of the moving parts, armor and jet boots. The joints mean that when the model is stood up straight it measures over 7 inches tall and there is also the fact that it can be combined with the Captain America model to form the Iron Patriot.
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