The docs here: https://docs.docker.com/compose/reference/build/
Indicate that you can call docker-compose build with args…however it seems to be failing.
Usage: build [options] [--build-arg key=val...] [SERVICE...] Options: --force-rm Always remove intermediate containers. --no-cache Do not use cache when building the image. --pull Always attempt to pull a newer version of the image. --build-arg key=val Set build-time variables for one service.