I'm back, and I'm here to point out more Avengers: Age of Ultron plot points via Lego sets! Let's start out with a small one..
Set one (or four, depending on if you read my first article): Iron Man vs Ultron
This set is small, but it is interesting for many reasons. First of all, Iron Man's suit is different from in the other sets, suggesting a new armor. This theory was confirmed by the third trailer for Age of Ultron (I'm going to save myself the trouble of putting it on here, because if you haven't seen it, why are you reading this article?). Another interesting thing about this set is the fact that it is called "Iron Man vs Ultron", yet Ultron is not even in this set! The robots seen here are "Sub-Ultron officers" as seen in the trailers. The flying contraption in this set is pretty interesting as well, but, then again, smaller Lego sets like this are notorious for being inaccurate.
Set two : Duel with Hydra
This set is... Ummm.... Interesting. We will probably never see Hawkeye and Thor chasing a Hydra agent around on buggies, but at least it's probably more accurate than this:
As you can see in the photo, Thor has sleeves, and in most of the trailers and promo art for Avengers 2, he is sleeveless, suggesting a change of costume mid-movie like in the first Avengers film. Also, this set shows us a little bit more of Hawkeye's new costume and confirms the strong influence of Hydra in this movie.
Set three: The Hydra Fortress Smash
Now this set is one I can really sink my teeth into. First off, Baron Von Strucker??? Carrying Loki's Staff??? Whaaaat??? If you're not familiar with Baron Von Strucker, he is a major villian in the comics who is, essentially, the leader of Hydra, and he is a great enemy to Nick Fury, Captain America, and the Avengers. He looks a bit like this:
He can also be seen at the mid-credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Sometimes he also has a robotic arm that can suck the life out of people (what can I say, it's comics!) , but it doesn't look like he is going to have that this time. Still the question remains, how did he get his dirty little hands on Loki's staff? Shouldn't SHIELD have locked it up by now? Of course, SHIELD has fallen, but still, how? While you're bouncing that question around in your mind, I have another one for you: Is this the same fortress as seen in the trailers? Of course, the obvious answer would be "Yes, of course, you idiot!", but, last time I checked, in the latest trailer, Ultron was shown sitting on a throne in the fortress. This leads me to one final question (last one, I promise). If Hydra and Ultron are in the same stronghold, does that mean that Ultron and Hydra are allies?
Thank you for reading this article, if you want to see more of this kind of stuff, or you have more plot points derived from Lego sets, please comment below. Read my first article or go to www.brickset.com to find out more about these Lego sets. In the meantime, one last question (oops, broke my promise!):