Daily Bugle 76178

Today, The LEGO Group Announce the largest Marvel Super Heroes set to Date! The LEGO® Daily Bugle 76178. With 3772 Pieces, this set spreads the action across three floors, the roof and an alley: Just perfect for creating adventures in the Spiderverse. The Final model measures 82 cm tall, and has lots of great details, as well as 25 minifigures. Yes: 25.

Unfortunately, the press pack only included a few. However, I was able to enhance the end of the box to get all characters in one shot….

The set will be released on the 26th May for VIPs, and June 1st for everyone else, and cost €299.99/ £274,99 / $299,99/499.99 AUD/399.99 CAD

There are so many great moments, frozen in this set. I especially love the windows exploding out as the Green Goblin flies through them. I am also intrigued to see the return of the rail element in medium stone grey: there are 48 in this set, as far as I can tell. while it was seen in dark stone grey last year in the Crocodile Locomotive set 10277, it has not been seen in this lighter shade since 2015’s UCS TIE Fighter.

There are some great details in this model: I am especially fond of the men waiting to happen in Peter Parker’s office

One of the great surprises in this set is the range of minifigures included: we would expect Peter Parker, Betty Brandt, even Miles Morales and Spider Ham. There are plenty of characters that have previously been represented in Marvel sets, but this set also includes Daredevil and Punisher, characters that you would not expect to find in a set aimed at a younger audience.

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.

the full list of characters includes Fire Star, Blade, Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Venom, Miles Morales, Spider-Ham, Green Goblin, Gwen Stacy, Carnage, Punisher, Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, Black Cat, Robbie Robertson, Ben Urich, Mysterio, Daredevil, Sandman, Aunt May, Newspaper Wworker, New York Taxi Driver, Receptionist

LEGO Daily Bugle set is available for €299,99 / £274,99 / $299,99 from LEGO Stores and LEGO.com from 26thMay for LEGO VIP members and 1st June, 2021 for all. 

What do you think about this set? I cannot think of any Super Heroes set with such a range of characters, and such an incredible level of detail included. I can see this set as being essential building for anyone interested in assembling their own person Spiderverse in the comfort of their own home!

What do you think of this set? Day 1, or leave it be? Why don’t you leave your comments below, and until next time,

Play Well!

One thought on “Daily Bugle 76178

  1. Makes me think of the Death Star II – giant grey expensive play set with great minifigs lol!! I enjoy the super hero movies and really enjoyed Into The Spiderverse which surprised me as I generally do not enjoy animated movies/shows, but this does nothing for me. If the building was more visually interesting I would definitely be interested, but it’s just too boring looking and the source material doesn’t interest me enough to pay over $500. Thanks for the information though 🙂

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