Buckle up, this is a big one! LEGO has officially announced the release of 76178 Daily Bugle, in the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes theme.
With 3,772 pieces, a whopping 25 minifigures, costing an even more whopping US $299.99 / DE €299.99 / UK £274.99 / AU $499.99, and available from 26th May for VIPs and 1st of June worldwide, this is an 82 centimetre tall monster! I’m so excited.
It’s a seemingly bland building facade, but add the action packed scenes around it and you’ve got yourself a very eye catching build!
I love the exploded look with the Green Goblin bursting out of the front of the building. It also looks like the front panels can come off, to show off the detailed interior. My goodness, what a set! It’s 9 cm taller than Ninjago City Gardens (and also costs the same amount). Save those pennies folks!
The eye catching sign at the top looks excellent, and there’s lots of colour in the interior, especially in the flooring.
The extensive minifigure list is also impressive. Exclusive minifigures include Daredevil and Blade, but there’s also other new ones in amongst the list. Fire Star, a redesigned Doctor Octopus (those tentacles look great), Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Venom, Miles Morales, Spider-Ham (woo!) Green Goblin, Gwen Stacey, Carnage, Punisher, Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, Black Cat, Robbie Robertson, Ben Urich, Mysterio, Sandman, Aunt May, a newspaper worker, a New York taxi driver, and a receptionist. What a list!
I’ll let the images do the talking, with the press release below. Let me know what you think! I’m very excited about this one.
GET ME PICTURES OF SPIDER-MAN!
THE LEGO GROUP REVEALS A HUGE, NEW SPIDER-MAN DAILY BUGLE SET
18th May 2021: 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.
LEGO Daily Bugle set is available for €299,99 / £274,99 / $299,99 from LEGO Stores and LEGO.com from 26th May for LEGO VIP members and 1st June, 2021 for all.