- "Now I have some power to play with."
- ― Magneto in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Magneto has a new moulded helmet to depict the iconic one from the comic books and is coloured red and purple to follow his suit. His face has grey bushy eyebrows, wrinkles, and is double-sided with serious and angry expressions. He also has a cape. His torso print features his collar, muscles against his suit, and red arms with purple hands. He has back printing depicting the back of the collar and the suit against his back. His hips are purple with red legs.
This version of Magneto is based on his appearances in the X-Men comic books.
In 2014, a variant of him was released based on when he was Headmaster of Xavier's School. He has the same slicked back white hair as Doc Brown, as well as his helmet. His legs and torso are also purple rather than bright red.
His appearance in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is identical to his first physical minifigure.
A modern variant is available on the portable versions of the video game.
He has the abilities to shoot metal studs, levitate on a metal platform, and manipulate metal LEGO objects.
Erik Lensherr (born Max Eisenhardt) aka Magneto was a victim of the Holocaust during World War 2. This exposed young Erik to the cruelty that some humans are capable of, cruelty that he believes that humans are ONLY capable of. But what truly sent him on the path of darkness was, years after the war had ended, when an angry mob attacked him and refused to help save his daughter Anya from a burning building because he was a mutant with the power to control any metal object on the planet. Enraged by the death of his daughter, he killed them all. His wife fled in terror (unknown to Erik, she was pregnant with twins at the time)
Magneto was once a friend of Professor X, the leader of the X-Men, until they parted their ways due to their different beliefs. (Xavier believing in a world of peace between humans and mutants, Erik believing that humans were far beyond redemption and had lost their right to be the dominant species) Magneto has since made many attempts to take over the world for the sake of protecting mutantkind from humans. Because of this, Magneto has become a recurring enemy (or sometimes ally) of Xavier's X-Men.
He is the leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Mutants, which also includes Mystique, Juggernaut, Pyro, Toad, Mastermind, Blob and Sabretooth and is often pitted the X-Men. Even though he is mostly a villain, there are occasions when he became a hero and teamed up with the X-Men to prevent the eradication of mutant kind. For a time he once even became Headmaster of Xavier's School to honor his old friend dying wish to keep the school open.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Magneto went with Sabretooth and Mystique to unleash some villains on Ryker's Island. Iron Man, Hulk, and Wolverine thwarted them, and the unleashed villains stalled them. He and Mystique managed to escape in some helicopters, but Sabretooth was defeated by the Hulk.
- Magneto is the first minifigure to have a cape in Medium Lilac.