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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