Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Then explain why Pepper is shown in the armor in the LEGO set.
Here's another possibility: *nobody* is in the armor that goes to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
Most of us here are pretty sure that the trailers show that at least one of Tony's armors gets a mind of its own --- either Sentient Armor, or a suit remotely controlled by Mandarin and/or his minions. That would explain why the LEGO set layout has five different figures --- Tony, Pepper, Mandarin, Extremis Soldier, and Iron Man Mk 7: maybe Mk 7 is sentient/controlled.
It would also explain Pepper's "Alas poor Yorick" look. If the faceplate was supposed to be off of a suit Tony was in --- or that she was just in, for that matter --- would she be looking at it all "hmm....this means something"? No, she'd be bawling her eyes out because she'd think Tony was dead.
*Edit: also, the Mk 7 suit is shown looming over a scared Tony lying on his back in the damaged living room of his mansion --- most likely during the helicopter assault. So Tony is *clearly* not in the armor at the time of the attack. Someone else is....or NO ONE else is.
We have no idea how that scene at the mansion will play out now, so we can spin any number of scenarios for it. Perhaps Pepper was in the armor briefly, just long enough to get her out of danger, then it was redirected back to Tony. That would explain how Pepper ends up in the ruins of the mansion by herself while Tony is seen dragging the same Mark XLII armor, heavily damaged, through the snow. Or it could have been Maya Hansen
in the armor since there is also a Pepper Potts figure in the set wearing normal clothing.
Another thing that sticks out about that spoilery Lego set is that Mandarin is included and is shown aiming a Lego weapon at the mansion. As far as I know no one has commented on that yet. From the trailer, it doesn't seem that Mandarin was in any of the helicopters during the attack. For people arguing that the Lego sets accurately reflect the action in the film, that is at least one example where it's not true.
ETA: The bit where the Mark XLII was looming over Tony could well be a nightmare of his after the attack. The same could be true of the clip with the armor grabbing Pepper's arm while she and Tony are in bed. There is no way to know for sure until we see it.