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Six times Lego spoiled movie plots: from ‘Black Panther’ to ‘Toy Story’

Turns out there’s one thing more annoying than standing on a plastic brick

Jon Hornbuckle
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Jon Hornbuckle

Turns out there is one thing more annoying than standing on a Lego brick.

The much-loved building block toys have spoiled some of cinema’s biggest surprises with Lego sets based on everything from Avengers to Toy Story.

Here are six times that Lego sets have spoiled a major moment in movies.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Ahead of the upcoming release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Lego have unveiled several new sets.

While sets revealed back in July showed Shuri wearing similar clothing to the Black Panther costume, the latest set even names her as the person to inherit the Black Panther mantle from King T’Challa following the tragic death of actor Chadwick Boseman.

Perhaps a coincidence, but within hours Marvel released a second trailer for the sequel which seemingly confirmed the storyline.

Toy Story 3

One of the most heart-wrenching scenes in animated movie history, the climax of Toy Story 3 sees the toys facing death in the fiery pit of a garbage incinerator.

Thoughtfully, Lego saved legions of viewers from the traumatic tension by releasing a set called ‘Trash Compactor’ that revealed how the aliens from Pizza Planet swing by to save the day and rescue Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of their plastic pals.

The Aliens saved the day in Toy Story 3
Credit: LegoThe Aliens saved the day in Toy Story 3

The Avengers

Loki’s escape at the beginning of the first Avengers movie hits the ground running with a high-adrenaline chase scene as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents attempt to stop him stealing the Tesseract. 

This Lego set not only spoiled the fact that Loki would steal the cube, but that he had somehow convinced Hawkeye to assist him and drive their getaway vehicle.

Iron Man’s inclusion is less of a spoiler and more of a red herring as Tony Stark and his suit of armour doesn’t actually appear in this scene of the movie.

Iron Man was a red herring in this Avengers Lego set
Credit: LegoIron Man was a red herring in this Avengers Lego set

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man’s first foray entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe came complete with its own Lego sets. And once again, Iron Man was causing bother for brick-heads.

Tony Stark’s inclusion in Spider-Man: Homecoming wasn’t a spoiler per se, as it was a major feature in the movie’s promo materials, but what the movie did ruin was that Iron Man was being remotely controlled.

Iron Man’s helmet was interchangeable with a hollow blue head, spoiling that Tony Stark wasn’t actually wearing the suit of armor.

Iron Man's role in Spider-Man: Homecoming was spoiled by Lego minifigures
Credit: LegoIron Man's role in Spider-Man: Homecoming was spoiled by Lego minifigures

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Ahead of its release in December 2021, speculation was rife over who would be making cameo appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

While the shock return of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire as their Spider-Men wasn’t spoiled in Lego, another character appearance was.

The Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop set revealed Wong would be making a cameo appearance before he was featured in any of the movie’s promo materials.

The movie’s official lego sets also featured two red herrings with the inclusion of Vulture and Mysterio, who ended up being pretty much the only two Spidey villains not returning for the sequel.

Wong's cameo was spoiled in this Spider-Man: No Way Home set
Credit: LegoWong's cameo was spoiled in this Spider-Man: No Way Home set

The Lego Movie

Leave it to Lego to spoil their own movie! 

In The Lego Movie, evil villain Lord Business has a secret weapon, the Kragle, that threatens the existence of all Lego creations. 

Lego spoiled their own movie with this set
Credit: LegoLego spoiled their own movie with this set

A mystery throughout the film, it ends up being a tube of ‘Krazy Glue’ with several letters worn off between. When used by the evil tyrant, the Kragle does what glue does best and holds the Lego people in a permanent frozen state.

Lego sets unveiled ahead of the movie’s 2014 release revealed much of the film’s climax, including the role of the secret weapon.

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