A quick search tells me that the tallest LEGO building ever released as an official set is the #10181 LEGO Creator Expert Eiffel Tower at 42 inches (108 cm). Other very tall LEGO buildings include the #71040 LEGO Disney Castle at 29 inches (74 cm), the #71741 LEGO Ninjago City Gardens also at 29 inches (74 cm), and the #10273 LEGO Creator Expert Haunted House at 26 inches (68 cm). They are all impressive sets that look great on display.
Recently, the #76178 LEGO Spider-Man Daily Bugle joined the list of tallest LEGO sets with the height of 32 inches (82 cm). Besides being an accurate representation of an iconic structure from the Spiderverse, this very tall 4-story building is also of interest of LEGO city builders and fans of the LEGO Modular Building series.
With the windows fixed and superheroes removed, the structure works really well as a generic high-rise. It is fully built and detailed on all four sides with no unfinished/ugly sides, and it is already compatible with the LEGO Modular Buildings right out of the box with the Technic pinholes to connect to the LEGO Modular Buildings and the standard sidewalk layout of the Modulars.
The set is also a great parts-pack if you want to build your own high-rise with tons of windows, wall-pieces, furniture, and more. In the video below, JANGBRiCKS will show you the set in detail, including all four floors of the building as well as the included vehicles and minifigures.
And here are some additional stats from the official description of the set: Measuring over 32 in. (82 cm) high 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 10.5 in. (27 cm) deep, this 3,772-piece recreation of the Daily Bugle office block provides a towering backdrop for an all-star cast of Marvel heroes and villains, many new to this set! The building is filled with authentic details, fascinating features and classic comic-book action – from the New York taxicab outside to the penthouse office of the Bugle’s Editor in Chief. Marvel enthusiasts will find the model challenging but highly rewarding to build. Once it’s completed, the removable floors, roof and detachable facades reveal this Marvel tribute for all to admire.
The 25 minifigures include5 characters exclusive to this set: Blade, J. Jonah Jameson, Punisher, Black Cat, and Daredevil. The full character list is as follows: Fire Star, Blade, Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Betty brant, Venom, Miles Moraes, Spider-Ham, Green Goblin, Gwen Stacy, Carnage, Punisher, Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, Black Cat, Robbie Robertson, Ben Urich, Mysterio, Daredevil, Sandman, Aunt May, newspaper worker, New York taxi driver, receptionist.
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. If you would like to check it out, visit the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Spider-Man Daily Bugle set? Is it on your wanted list? Would you use it as-is or modified into a regular city high-rise? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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I watched Jangbricks review on The Daily Bugle set and I have to say I was quite impressed. However I think it’s a little bit expensive for me at this point. I’m hoping that some of the minifigures will be sold in separate smaller sets in the near future, but, Lego has been very good about putting special Minifigures in larger and more expensive sets. I think personally that’s the draw and that’s what they’re hoping for, kind of like a Salesman trick that works. I’m wondering if we need to have a building permit and is it up to code.🤔 LOL!
I like the outside of this set. Like admin said, it’s a really good generic skyscraper. I don’t like the inside as much though. They should have made a working elevator, and I’m surprised that everything is tiled. Some jumper plates could have been added for minifigs to stand on. But in general, I like it.
I found the floors surprisingly high. It felt as if you could add another floor to the building just by lowering the ceiling a bit for each floor.
Possibly that could complicate the building with the railway tracks or add a higher piece count to the concept of a high-rise, though…
I didn’t even notice until you said that. Maybe they did it this way so the height of the windows is accurate compared to the source material? Otherwise, like you said, they could have easily added another floor. Hm…..
Naahh, or I don’t think the interiors of the DB have consistently been depicted the same way throughout 60 years of Marvel comics, and the construction has been influenced by a lot of different interpretations and decisions before the final build. (Just the fact that Peter Parker has his own office here doesn’t seem to correspond to most of the interpretations of the mythos. He’s just an underpaid freelance photographer. Why would a cantankerous cheapskate like J. Jonah Jameson give such a low-level grunt his own space?)
Someone came up with the idea of replacing Peter Parker’s office with something else. It feels as sowmewhat of a meme joke, to begin with, so I might consider if I could come up with something that makes more sense vis-a-vis the comics… Possibly a boardroom…
I’m still debating if I should get this one. I mainly want it to build a skyscraper. And possibly sell or trade the minifigs. I like how they used those rail pieces. I would not have thought of that. I also like the sign on top and the water tank.
Lego has been coming out with some really great sets in the past couple of years. However, I agree with Martin that they should have made a working elevator. They have done it very well in the town hall. And that’s a modular too.
I’m considering buying this set if I get a better deal on it. I could look up on how the Town Hall is constructed and see if I could customize the elevator. And also replace some characters such as Robbie Robertson, Ben Urich and Gwen Stacy that I’m not too happy with.
I have been struggling with building a proper fire escape. I came to the same solution as what lego is using here, but I don’t like it. A minifig can’t properly climb it without doing some gymnastics. But the fact that lego designers are using it does make me feel better. Maybe not everything has to be ultra realistic. But I would have used black pieces instead of red.
Hmm, It seems the minifigs might need to climb on the back of the ladder.
I think it’s actually quite common with red fire escapes. Maybe the color was chosen to break up the gray monotony.