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LEGO Avengers Tower tall expanded version

by admin on April 10, 2015

in Featured Creations

One of the most interesting LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets that was recently released is the #76038 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Attack on Avengers Tower. The set is based on the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron film, where the Avengers Tower comes under attack from the inside from the evil Ultron Mark 1 that assembles itself in the lab and is exploding out the windows. The set in itself looks fantastic with great shaping, gorgeous translucent-blue windows, and fun play-features. The only issue is that the tower is kind of on the short side, compared to how tall it is in the film. So it was inevitable that some LEGO fans were going to give the tower some height to bring it to its full glory. ๐Ÿ™‚

#76038 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

In fact, I have seen several LEGO fans who have been working on giving the LEGO Avengers Tower proper height. One of those LEGO fans is cmay91472, who actually built two versions of the tower he calls LEGO Avengers Tower 2.0 and LEGO Avengers Tower 3.0. The first version is six stories high, while for the second version two more stories were added. Of course that’s still short compared to the real building which is around a hundred stories high, but it is much better than the original #76038 LEGO Avengers Tower with only three stories.

LEGO Avengers Tower Expanded Version

On his flickr page cmay91472 shares that to start out he bought two of the #76038 LEGO Avengers Tower set – which is a good idea, and one of the cheapest ways to expand most LEGO sets. However even with a second set additional piecesย were needed to provide stability. He says: “You will need a large number of both dark-gray and light-gray 1×12 bricks to essentially sister each of the existing 1×12 bricks used in the official set design, otherwise the tower will be very fragile. You will also need a lot of trans-light-blue 2×6 bricks and trans-light-blue curved window pieces. I suppose you can buy a third set, but from my count that will still leave you a number of bricks short in regards to the 2×6 and 1×12 bricks. All of the other additional pieces I used not found in two sets are fairly common that most LEGO fans will have plenty of. It’s the trans-light-blue pieces and 1×12 dark-gray and light-gray pieces that may pose a problem.” You can see more pictures of LEGO Avengers Tower 2.0 and LEGO Avengers Tower 3.0 by following the links. As you will notice, he also added lights to the towers.

LEGO Avengers Tower 2.0 and 3.0

As you can see, building a more realistic version of the LEGO Avengers Tower is quite possible. The #76038 LEGO Avengers Tower is only $60, which is not bad for a LEGO set with so many useful pieces. Buying two would set you back $120, however you can reduce the cost by selling the extra minifigs on the secondary market. All additional pieces that you would need can purchases on BrickLink.com, or you may already have them in your collection. If you would like to tackle this project and want to be sure what it would cost, you can first build it in LEGO Digital Designer. This way you can work out the details and come up with an exact part-list.

LEGO Avengers Tower Tall Version

The point is that the #76038 LEGO Avengers Tower is a great set that looks good on display as it is, or can be added to any LEGO City or even futuristic setting. It also comes with great play-features, and lends itself to modification and expansion. If you would like an interesting building project and some fun challenge, this might be just the right one for you. You should be able to find the #76038 LEGO Super Heroes Avengers Tower at most LEGO retailers, and it is also available (along with all the other new LEGO Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron sets) at the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Avengers Tower set? Do you have it already, or is it on your shopping list? Have you considered expanding the set to make it taller? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Jason April 10, 2015 at 10:15 AM

that’s bananas

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OTigger April 10, 2015 at 2:54 PM

thats pretty sweet

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David Tennant Lover April 10, 2015 at 5:46 PM

I was going to get that, but got the Quinjet instead. I’m trying to get the Hulkbuster set but every Lego store I go to it is sold out! Anyone else having the same problems?

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admin April 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM

The Hulkbuster set is extremely popular and very hard to find. You just have to keep checking back with your local stores or get it online.

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David Tennant Lover April 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Yeah, I’m gonna order it online and maybe pick up a few small sets along with it.

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CaptainChespin April 10, 2015 at 7:16 PM

Hey, Admin, sorry this is off-topic, but would you happen to know a good place to find Harry Potter sets? I’m just getting into Harry Potter, and would like some sets but they are all VERY expensive on Amazon and Ebay! ๐Ÿ™ Any idea? Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

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BLProductions April 10, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Seems Harry Potter has really gone up since the theme was discontinued. You can try Bricklink: https://www.bricklink.com/browseList.asp?itemType=S&catString=227 But the prices there are also pretty high, though probably lower than ebay. You could also go around your region and see if there’s any left in some little store in the middle of nowhere… but it’s unlikely you will find anything after 4 years…. Hope this is helpful. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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CaptainChespin April 10, 2015 at 8:41 PM

Thanks for your help, BLProductions! ๐Ÿ˜€ I will definitely check Bricklink. I’m not sure what stores I would check around my area however. Any suggestions as far as what kind of stores you would check?

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BLProductions April 10, 2015 at 10:01 PM

I would check any local toy stores you have, particularly the smaller, more hidden ones. Those are more likely to carry older sets. But I haven’t seen any HP sets in stores since late 2012, so my guess is you will have to use online shopping sites to get the sets you want. Good luck for your search! ๐Ÿ™‚

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admin April 10, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Thanks for helping out. I’m out of town and can’t answer all questions, so I really appreciate your help. And I would say the same thing; look for local mom and pop toy shops. They are becoming quite rare, but some places – particularly older towns – still have them. Also, some second-hand stores get LEGO in fairly regularly.

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Tom April 11, 2015 at 1:49 AM

Harry Potter lego is now ridiculously expensive. Especially if you want new sealed or used but boxed. As others have suggested try bricklink, ebay and 2nd hand garage sales/clearouts etc.

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LegoUniverse Bob April 11, 2015 at 5:08 AM

Wait, that’s you, CC? I’m not gonna say who I am (heh) but it’s neat to see another person outside the MBs. ๐Ÿ™‚

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CaptainChespin April 11, 2015 at 12:13 PM

@BLProductions, Admin, and Tom: Thanks for the suggestions! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to start saving a lot of money…! ๐Ÿ˜›

@LUBob: No, you must tell me! :O ๐Ÿ˜›

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Brad April 11, 2015 at 4:46 AM

I recently re-watched Captain America 2, and I was able to see the Avengers tower in one of the scenes, with the A on it in a similar spot as it is in this set.

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MeL May 2, 2015 at 7:28 PM

Ok so I read the article ifnyiu get 4 sets will tat cover the missing pieces to make that tower ?

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admin May 2, 2015 at 7:33 PM

You could do that, or it might end up being cheaper to get two sets, and get the rest of the missing parts from BrickLink. It really depends on which parts you have in your own collection already. But if you want to do it quickly, getting 3-4 of the sets should give you all the parts you need. Another option would be to build the tower however tall you want it in LDD, generate a parts list, then get your shopping done. This way you will definitely get everything you need without ending up paying for extra parts.

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Steve P August 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

I dont see a 1×12 dark grey part in the parts list for Avengers Tower. Can you tell me the part number please?
Thank you

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admin August 6, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Steve, in the set itself there are no 1×12 dark-gray pieces. What he is saying is that you might want to get some to make the taller version more sturdy. You can use other combinations as well, but as you make the tower taller it is a good idea to use larger pieces. Hope this helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

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