‘Iron Man 3′ posters get Lego treatment, with adorable results

April 16, 2013 | 3:22 p.m.

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Iron Man in a poster for "Iron Man 3." (Marvel)

Iron Man is getting the Lego treatment, the latest in a long line of Lego greats including Batman, Aragorn and Harry Potter. To celebrate Tony Stark’s new Lego mini-figure replicas, Marvel released Lego versions of two theatrical posters for the upcoming “Iron Man 3.”

What can we say? Lego Tony Stark is adorable. Check out the Lego posters and “Iron Man 3″ posters in the gallery above.

“Iron Man 3″ hits theaters May 3 following Robert Downey Jr.’s worldwide tour to South Korea, Beijing, Moscow, Munich, Paris and London promoting the film. The tour concludes with the Hollywood premiere of the movie on April 24.

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Downey Jr. reprises his role as the genius billionaire whose metal suit allows him to fly and fight uber-powerful bad guys. Directed by Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”), “Iron Man 3″ is the first Marvel movie to hit theaters since Iron Man teamed up with Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye for “The Avengers,” which broke box office records last summer.

In “Iron Man 3,” Tony Stark faces off against the Mandarin, an arch-nemesis whose ring-garbed fingers are a familiar sight to comic book fans. In the comics, the Mandarin was an exiled orphan who discovered a crashed spaceship, mastered the alien science he found there and kept 10 powerful rings used to drive the ship. He used the rings’ power in his schemes for world domination.

Ben Kingsley plays the Mandarin in the film, and other cast members include Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes, “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2″ director Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, and Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, a scientist who in the comics sells a super-soldier virus to terrorists.

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Meanwhile, Lego is uniting the Avengers and other Marvel heroes for a new video game, “Lego Marvel Super Heroes,” coming to game consoles this fall. The game, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, will be available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Vita and Windows PC and will feature an original story line in which Nick Fury calls on Spider-Man, Wolverine and other Marvel heroes to battle villains.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark

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