LEGO Officially Announces Marvel Super Heroes Daily Bugle
17th May 2021
LEGO have now officially revealed the Marvel Super Heroes Daily Bugle set (76178). It will be available to purchase on 1st June for £274.99 ($299.99).
The set is the largest Marvel set LEGO has produced (so far!) and is made up of 3772 pieces including a staggering 25 minifigures!
The idea behind the set is that you can relive classic matchups that have taken place such as Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin and Spider-Man vs. Doc Oc or you can create your own and it gives you all of the minifigures to do that.
The building is modular by design and has an open back so you can easily get access to all of the different rooms in the building. Some fans were calling for a closed building that opens up like the Ghostbusters fire station but due to the fact that this is primarily a play set rather than a display piece I think this is a good approach.
Taken from the LEGO website here is a bit more information about the set.
"Today, the LEGO Group reveals the new LEGO® Daily Bugle set, an intricate version of the iconic newspaper building, complete with the demanding editor, J. Jonah Jameson’s, and Peter Parker’s offices. Designed for grown-ups, it is the tallest LEGO Marvel set to date standing at 82cm tall and featuring 3,772 pieces."
"The Daily Bugle offices first featured in The Amazing Spider-Man comic series over 50 years ago in 1963 and remains a much-loved setting throughout the web-slinger’s various adventures. Workplace of Peter Parker, Ben Urich, Robbie Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson and Betty Brant, it is here that the iconic phrase of “Get me pictures of Spider-Man!” was first uttered."
"The LEGO Daily Bugle is incredibly detailed both inside and out, with four floors, the front street and the back alley. The whole set is also modular meaning you can remove walls and floors to get to the action within."
"Within the building there are several famous settings from the various universes, including the ground floor entrance that can be destroyed to look like an explosion has taken place and the newsroom on the first floor complete with the usual office furniture of desks and computers, but also much needed donuts and other treats!"
"Moving up to the second floor, the villainous Green Goblin can be seen smashing a window to get to Peter Parker’s office where his camera lies waiting for the next story. The top floor also features both Betty Brant and J. Jonah Jameson’s offices."
"The detail doesn’t stop with the building, as the set includes a huge cast of 25 minifigures, featuring Spidey himself alongside his most famous friends and foes, such as Gwen Stacy, Venom, Mysterio, and Doctor Octopus. The set also features new exclusive minifigures including Daredevil and Blade."
"Mark John Stafford, LEGO Set Designer commented “I was seven years old when I was given my first Spider-man comic and I have always had an image of creating a LEGO model of the Daily Bugle and having Spidey and his Amazing Friends in conflict with his various enemies."
“One of my favourite elements is the Green Goblin flying inside the building through the window. Being able to design a moment of frozen action like this in a LEGO set has always been a dream and I finally got to make it happen! ”"
"The impressive building is a true challenge for LEGO builders and Spider-Man fans alike thanks to its large scale and intricacies. Whether it’s part of a wider collection or a standalone piece it’s a set worthy of display."
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