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LEGO Spider-Man Daily Bugle Set Coming!

Today, the LEGO Group reveals the new #76178 LEGO Spider-Man 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 three 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.

The model measures 82cm high, 35cm wide, and 27cm long, and comes with 3,772 pieces. and 25 minifigures, including 5 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.

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 favorite 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.

In the video below, LEGO designer Mark Stafford and LEGO graphic designer Mark Tranter will show you the set in detail, including the building, characters, and some of the Easter eggs.

The #76178 LEGO Spider-Man Daily Bugle set is going to be available from official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop from May 26th for LEGO VIP members, and from June 1st for all. Prices are as follows: €299.99 / £274,99 / $299,99 / 499.99 AUD / 399.99 CAD. For more information, visit the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like this massive version of the Daily Bugle? Is this a set you’re planning to get? And how do you like the details, minifigs, and play-features? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Legostuff14 May 17, 2021, 11:54 AM

    Or you can change the interior of the creators police station and save yourself a hundred dollars. 😎. It’s to tall for me ( I don’t have the space for it).

  • Håkan May 17, 2021, 12:12 PM

    It’s a pretty impressive set. There’s a lot here that looks interesting, and I think I could put it on one empty Ikea lack table to make a scene together with three road plates and some custom tower blocks next to it.

    I fear it will be marked up in Sweden as a Lego exclusive, though, so I’ll wait with my purchase for a 2x VIP point drive, although I might possibly have to wait a while when it’s placed on back-order. Oh, well, patience is a virtue…

    • Håkan May 17, 2021, 12:14 PM

      Pretty interesting character assortment, as well, even if I still lack a lot of his rogue gallery. (Amber Grant and Ron Barney are very obscure characters, which leads one to wonder why they were picked. Maybe they were easy to match with available torsos, or something…)

      • Håkan May 18, 2021, 7:09 AM

        Unfortunately, some of the key characters here appear rather middling.

        Gwen Stacy doesn’t have either her iconic Earth-616 black Alice headband or the hangy-bangs of the Earth-65 Ghost Spider version. Even if she’s supposedly a clone, she’d look like her 616 version. I suppose she could look somewhat like Emma Stone’s take from Mark Webb’s spin on the mythology. (See what I did there?) I actually like the movies, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone do a good job with their characters, but she doesn’t have the visual iconicity of the Earth-616 or Earth-65 counterpart.

        Robbie Robertson is usually depicted as this older, proper white-haired, clean-shaven serious black man who always wear a suit and tie to work, and is usually depicted as Jonah’s right side man and his voice of reason, when his hate of Spider-Man goes out of hand. I think a recolored white Finn hairpiece would look perfect. (To be fair, Jonah’s vendetta against Spider-Man isn’t always as heavy-handed as it appears in the movies, and his main gripes are more with masked superheroics and vigiliantism, than Spider-Man as a person. Then, he and Spidey usually rub each other the wrong way, adding to the conflict.)

        And Ben Urich is also well-suited and clean-shaved, although his working hours and unhealthy lifestyle shines through too much for him to look like a ‘proper’ newsman. He’s generally depicted as a hard-working and serious journalist who took up the profession to make a real difference, and subsequently is a very depressed and cynical person. Might be one of superhero comics better depictions of the thesis that all the superheroes don’t necessarily make the word a better place, just a weirder.

        I had already had plans to do a custom Earth-616 Gwen Stacy with some well-picked parts and some acrylic paint. Maybe I’d try something similar for Robbie and Urich, as well.

        I guess Amber Grant doesn’t look much like her comic version, as well, but she’s a pretty obscure 70’s character who’s connected to the Daily Bugle, but not really the Spider-Man mythology in itself, so I don’t mind it particularly much.

        • Håkan May 18, 2021, 7:12 AM

          Marc Webb, sorry…

          (Lego themselves did a similar mistake for Curt Connors in the set’s easter egg. I guess it could be the 90’s Grunge version…)

          • Håkan May 18, 2021, 6:46 PM

            Peter Parker is kind of generic, as well, but at least he works in context. And at least he keeps his hands where we can see them…

            • Håkan May 19, 2021, 1:48 PM

              After some thinking, I think the Jillian Holzmann hairpiece would be a pretty good approximation for the Earth-65 Gwen hairdo.

  • Fred May 17, 2021, 1:03 PM

    Could you post a modification guide to fix that broken window?

    • Håkan May 17, 2021, 7:29 PM

      I read that all the parts necessary should be included in the set. I guess you could just copy the construction technique for the whole windows…

      • Håkan May 18, 2021, 7:03 PM

        AFOL hachiroku24 posted a YouTube guide. Apparently it features less parts than the original breakout construction, so you’d get a few spare parts if you’d decide to go that route.

        Afterwards he/she decided to move one of the flagpoles(?*) on top to put Green Goblin there instead. Works pretty well.


        *Or are they even flagpoles? We barely have any high-rise buildings of that height in Stockholm, so I’m not sure on what their function is. And do flags on buildings even have flagpoles, or is the terminology here different? I’m a bit confused now…

  • Legostuff14 May 17, 2021, 5:36 PM

    Watched a review video on YouTube that a youtuber got this set early. The mini figure selection is awesome but, the building it self is some what fragile and the wall panels that can reveal the interior of the building can easily fall off and can break into a lot of pieces. So, to spend $300 on a set that’s not that stable. Doesn’t seem worth it to me. To each their own I guess.🤔.

  • Nofakebricks May 17, 2021, 9:06 PM

    Holy cow, Spider-Man! That’s a big set! Is this like the first real tall highrise they ever made?

  • quinton May 17, 2021, 9:11 PM

    Wait. Are those train tracks at the sides of the building? Anyway, I like it. It’s like a big ugly skyscraper. Perfect for my city. 😀

    • Håkan May 18, 2021, 7:16 AM

      It’s generally depicted as a big ugly skyscaper in the comics. Apparently the team considered doing a Flatiron version, as it has become rather iconic after the three Raimi movies, but apart from the bigger challenges in constructing a triangular dollhouse build, they’d also have to pay extra licenses to use the likeness of the building, so they skipped it.

  • Matthew May 18, 2021, 10:20 AM

    It looks really good, but Ninjago city gardens has way better value in terms of pieces. I hate to say it, but… I’ll pass on this one.

    • Håkan May 18, 2021, 1:45 PM

      Well, there’s a Marvel tax. For Marvel fans, a lot of these characters carry special meanings.

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