It’s hilarious because, yeah, egotistical and a monument to his own face, but it struck me as how that’s 100% an Asgardian thing to do. Everything I have ever learned about Asgardian architecture and design, from studying all the different sources as best I can, is two things:
They love giant ugly statues and E V E R Y T H I N G is made out of gold.
The only thing Loki is missing here is a water feature and I would not be surprised if he put a goddamned fountain in the middle of that big ugly statue of himself. SERIOUSLY, I LOVE IT, IT’S SUCH AN ASGARDIAN THING TO DO, YOU CAN TAKE THE LITTLE SHIT OUT OF ASGARD, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE ASGARD OUT OF THE LITTLE SHIT.