Five things you need to know about LEGO Marvel 76178 Daily Bugle
The latest mega Marvel model from the LEGO Group is finally available on the official online store, so here’s everything you need to know about the 76178 Daily Bugle.
VIP members can already order the massive ode to Spider-Man and his friends (and foes) straight from LEGO.com (stock pending), but whether you’re on the fence above the towering skyscraper or you just don’t know what to expect from the 3,772 piece concrete slab, we hope we can help you make a decision.
Scroll down for five things you need to know about the 76178 Daily Bugle before you jump into another LEGO set dedicated to your friendly neighborhood web slinger – but unlike any other before it …
5 – It’s big. Very large
At an incredible 82cm tall, the 76178 Daily Bugle will literally outshine almost all your other sets – bar, perhaps, 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens, which is only shorter thanks to the antenna on the roof of the Bugle. You’ll need a shelf of the appropriate height to accommodate it, but it may be best to place it in and among a larger LEGO town setup, if you have one.
4 – It’s a record
Not only does this impressive height make the 76178 Daily Bugle the tallest LEGO Marvel set to date, but it’s also a record for two other reasons: First, it contains the most parts of any Super Heroes to date, with 3772 items in the box. . (The previous record holder was Batman’s 1989 Batmobile 76139.) Second, it has more figures than any single Marvel or DC model ever released, with a total of 25 unique characters in the box.
3 – This is a dream set for collectors of figurines
How long have we been asking for a Daredevil figure? Too long – but not only does the 76178 Daily Bugle meet that demand, it also brings us the very first LEGO versions of The Punisher, Blade, Black Cat, Firestar and a whole bunch of dark journalists. (What do you mean you’ve never heard of Ben Urich? Click here to get up to speed.)
2 – it was not always gray
Mark Stafford’s final design for 76178 Daily Bugle sees the iconic comic book building transformed into a towering concrete slab of 1960s architecture – but that wasn’t always the case. According to a question-and-answer session hosted by the designer LEGO on reddit, he initially built the Bugle in dark beige, but switched to gray to allow the minifigures to stand out from the structure. Oh, and the sign was once yellow too.
1 – It can connect to the rest of your LEGO sets
Well, anyone who follows the Modular Buildings Collection design standard, anyway – i.e. the likes of 10278 Police Station, 80107 Spring Lantern Festival, and 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens. Click here to see how it lines up next to these modular (and modular compatible) sets. In short: you may need to start adding a few floors to your other buildings.
76178 Daily Bugle is available to order now for VIPs. It will be released widely from June 1. You can support the work that Brick fanatics done by ordering your copy using our affiliate links. Thank you!