First official images of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum

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Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum

Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum

©2016 LEGO Group

We caught an illicit glimpse of this set a few weeks ago, but now Amazon Japan has published images of 76060 Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, so we are able to republish them here.

You will find an image of the box and the set description from shop.LEGO.com after the break.

Via The Brick Fan.

Stage a face-off against the portal beast in Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, with levitating function levers and mystical artifacts. Includes 3 minifigures.

Banish the portal beast from Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum!

Team up and expel the portal beast from Doctor Strange’s mysterious headquarters with some super-heroic supernatural action! Fend it off with Doctor Strange’s mystical artifacts, and evade being captured by the portal beast’s tentacles using the cape of levitation. Send in Karl Mordo to battle the beast with his quarterstaff, and help The Ancient One strike with the powerful magical fans at her fingertips!

Includes 3 minifigures: Doctor Strange, Karl Mordo and The Ancient One.


Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum features a portal beast with rotating teeth, moving eyes and tentacles that can trap minifigures, shelves for mystical artifact accessories, levitation effect for 2 minifigures, and levitation function for Doctor Strange’s cloak.

Weapons include Karl Mordo’s quarterstaff and The Ancient One’s magical fans with eldritch calligraphy.

Accessory elements include Doctor Strange’s cloak of levitation and magical power elements with eldritch calligraphy markings.

41 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks great!! But it does remind me of the rathar scene in star wars TFA!

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By in United States,

Can't wait for the first batch of these to come out.

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By in United Kingdom,

Dr Strange has always been my favourite Marvel character so this is a day one must buy for me!

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By in Australia,

Wow, it looks the same as it did a month ago! How goes the cease-and-desist letters, Lego?

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By in Netherlands,

Ohhh, no Kaecilius minifig :( I would so have loved a Mads Mikkelsen Lego figure. Still looks like an interesting set, although the play value seems a little low.

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By in Singapore,

Wow! I'm impressed! Love the window grills (i KNEW that there was more potential to that piece other than being Ninjago ornamental decorations!), and the portal beast sure looks intriguing. (reminds me of the squid from Atlantis but anywayy). The Ancient One looks weird though, especially her torso print. Is she cosplaying as a minion? Her robe from the trailer looks much better imo

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By in United Kingdom,

^^alldarker - hopefully we'll get a Mads via Rogue One!

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By in Puerto Rico,

This looks neat but it may end up on the no buy list for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like a good one to scalp two of, seeing as I sold the Ant Man set to someone for twice the retail price recently...

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like an alien's invaded the Big Bang Theory set!

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By in United States,

Really disappointed that we won't be getting a set including the comic book ancient one and mordo designs. Those are the designs I grew up with, so I was really bummed the movie went with such drastically different casts.

Of course, the movie means it will be years until we even have a chance of getting comic book design minifigure. Disappointing, to say the least.

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By in United States,

Meh, its not very appealing in my opinion. However, I must comend Lego on making a super hero set thats not a vehicle.

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By in United Kingdom,

"The Entertainer" will not be selling this one.
But I'll be buying it from other shops anyway. :)

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By in Finland,

Ha ha, I'm just laughing by myself now... I thought that Dr. Strange was a stand-alone movie brand (like Dr. Who or whoever he was called again), but now I hear that he's part of Marvel. I feel so unsophisticated.

Cool set though. The window is snazzy and the monster is scary.

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By in United States,

I like it. I think I'll pick this one up. I kinda get a Cthulhu vibe from the monster, which is nice I guess...

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By in United States,

It reminds me of the Big Bang theory lego set. Don't know much about doctor strange, but it is interesting to do an open floor set similar to BBT

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By in United States,

Only question left is how many set's we still don't know about.

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By in United Kingdom,

This set might work as a display piece, but I don't see it as being all that appealing to kids. Yes, there are play features like the levitating minifigures, but the scene (and scenery) is too specific to allow much role playing. Remove the portal beast and you basically have a sorcerer's room with a big entranceway/exit on one side. Kids - especially boys - like things that do stuff (fly, roll, transform) and/or are settings where action stuff happens (fighting, mining, exploring, chasing). Apart from the portal beast which is very specific, this set doesn't fill those criteria. Unless the film is a smash hit, I don't see this set selling particularly well. If I get it at all, it won't be until it's on sale.

@Venunder, You're probably right. I generally avoid the Entertainer even though there's one near me because I don't approve of their censorship policy. There are other stores that are just as close that don't limit their selection of LEGO in an attempt to promulgate their particular worldview.

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By in Canada,

Is the ancient one wearing coveralls and a flannel shirt? Hot dawg!

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By in United States,

Never knew of Doctor Strange until I saw the movie trailer, which looks fantastic. Set looks really cool too, lots of detail, I like the setting and that it's a play set and not a vehicle, like somebody else mentioned. I may pick this one up. I don't want to lose out like I did on the Ant-Man set.

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By in United States,

This is as cool as it was a month ago. :P Still, nice to see the minifigs properly.

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By in United States,

Ugh. I'm so sick of these sets that consist of a small piece of building, and a few minifigs. The new Ra's Al Ghul sets is exactly the same. Disappointing.

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By in United States,

love this set, on my buy list

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By in Sweden,

Pretty nice, but to be honest I think it would've looked much better with a transparent printed dish piece for the window. The brick-built is nice in theory but it just looks a bit too crude for my taste.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks cool, although it does very slightly bother me that the chest is hanging off the edge slightly. I may pick this one up.

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By in Canada,

I wish they'd bite the bullet and make a candle stick already. The paintbrush mould they already use is nearly perfect, if it was white and had a transparent orange top.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well 'portal beast' was a bit of a spoiler from the film. Would have been interesting if we saw the hellish dimension controlled by Mephisto... maybe we will.

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By in United States,

Not necessarily...this IS Marvel movie sets after all. They have been under no obligation to be accurate to the movie in the past...remember Iron Man 3's Mandarin missile-launching ATV, or Killian's boat, or Agent 13 at the airport in Civil War...

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By in United States,

^Agent 13 in the airport is a rather minor offender. :P How about giant-sized Rocket and Groot and grey Drax in the GOTG sets, or Black Panther's jet, or the AoU battle pack thingy?

Also, the window looks a lot worse from slightly above... head-on it works better.

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By in United States,

I didn't know who Dr strange was until fairly recently so likely I will pass, which is off considering I try to collect all super hero figures. But I'm pretty meh about this set.

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By in United States,

I was really hoping to see a set or two based on the new X-Men movie, as I really enjoyed the previous X-men set that was released (X-Men vs. the Sentinel). I know that set was not based on any of the films, but I thought it was a fantastic set. Does anyone know why there weren't any sets based on the new X-men movie? I could be mistaken, but i would imagine X-men would be a little more popular than Dr. Strange, and therefore maybe a better sell for Lego. Regardless, I'm very much looking forward to this set and the movie!

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By in Australia,

It's really weird to see a superhero set like this, with no vehicles of any sort, just the interior of a building... it reminds me of the Big Theory Bang set more than anything else.
What next, Superhero Cafe?

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By in Germany,

^I would prefer the villain pub :)

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By in Poland,

@eggbert20
X-Men IP is held by 20th Century Fox and Lego sets, as it seems, are only based on Marvel IPs.

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By in Canada,

@eggbert20

Hello, fellow X-Fan.

Marvel Studios/Disney and Fox are in a tedious tiff over X-Men and F4 movie rights. 20 years ago Marvel was broke and dying, if you can imagine, and sold many of their movie rights to stay afloat. When Marvel righted itself over the years, Sony opted to keep Spider-Man and Fox kept X-Men, the F4, and Daredevil.

Slowly Disney/Marvel accrued the rights back from Fox, except for X-Men and all associated characters and X-Relations. With Marvel Studios doing so well, Fox wanted to keep something for itself to compete, as did Sony. It's well within the original contract rights, as crude as some of their film efforts were. After Amazing Spidey 2 underperformed expectations, Sony halted it's Spider-Verse movie plans and parleyed a long deal with Disney that satisfied both studios. Marvel is cool with Sony's arrangement, and Spider-Man continues to get merchandise.

Fox has not been so kind with the X-Men and F4. It's never been officially stated except by a Gazillions employee (the video game studio that makes the Diablo 2-esque Marvel Heroes on PC), but Marvel has a blanket ban on these properties. Gazillions can put X-Men in their game until 2019, as their contract was pre-existing. It's assumed that other contracts (such as Marvel vs. Capcom, LEGO deals) negate the X-Men and F4 appearing anywhere. Marvel doesn't want to give Fox free marketing or association.

It's even leaked over to the comics where the F4 have been disbanded and shunted off the stage. X-Men is still a big seller and brand for Marvel, so the comics have a quality stable of titles, but the Inhumans have for all purposes taken the X-Men's "protects a world that hates and fears them" gimmick and most of the comics since last fall use Inhumans where in the past mutants sufficed. Marvel's official figure line, Marvel Legends, pumps out X-Men on occasion (a wave is due this fall for the first time in years) as they own the manufacturer and rake in what they can.

LEGO, video games, and other merchandise don't fit this "minimal exposure" vision Marvel has gone with. X-Men would sell gangbusters. The amount of custom sets and figures is a testament to that. With Fox refusing to share X-Men, X-Force, Deadpool, and anyone else associated, Marvel won't give them any attention.

A quick example for this theory revolves around Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch - in the comics, they are Magneto's children and prominent in the X-Men and Avengers tales. Thanks to rights, Marvel Studios had rights to them by way of the Avengers, while Fox was covered under their mutant deal. Quicksilver was written out of Avengers (and the two had wholly different origins) while Scarlet Witch was kept, and Quicksilver also exists as a character in the new X-Men films, and his sister may never appear unless the studios make nice. Rather than confuse audiences, they both took one to use.

To most comic shop crowds I've run with, Marvel is the bad guy in this, punishing the fans of these franchises across books and toys because Fox won't relent.

@bny1985 Yes, I'd take a Punisher set with the B-list villain stocked dive bar.

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By in United States,

@Alonzo Brickovsky
@JudgeAnderson

Thank you both very much for your reply and information! I did not know these things. It's a shame the fans are the ones that suffer from these business deals and squabbles. I sure would love to see more X-men Lego sets in the future.

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By in Poland,

@JudgeAnderson
Thanks for this comment! Still, I don't get how X-Men and Deadpool got their sets already, despite this battle going for some time now. F4 never managed. Also, it's strange that the X-Men set is still selling cheap despite its being retired for a year...

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By in United States,

Looks awesome! Any guesses on price?

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By in United States,

@cinemajay

If I were to make an educated guess, I would say probably $30. We shall see I suppose!

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By in United States,

Looks like Cthulhu is back. :\

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