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The LEGO® Marvel Universe: Super Sets

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Published: 19 July, 2023
Updated: July 19, 2023
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Gather round, true believers! It’s time to embark on an exciting journey through the colorfully blocky and incredibly detailed landscape of the Marvel Universe, now expertly rendered in the universally loved medium of LEGO®. But before we dive into the delightful depths of the LEGO® Superhero Sets, let’s take a quick detour to where it all began.

Where It All Began: The Marvel Comics Universe

From humble beginnings in 1939, as Timely Publications, Marvel Comics has ascended to dizzying heights in popular culture. Initially overshadowed by powerhouse competitors like DC, Marvel came into its own with the introduction of the Fantastic Four in 1961, a creation by the legendary duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

What set Marvel apart was their ability to infuse their superheroes with human vulnerabilities, dilemmas, and emotions. From Spider-Man’s teenage angst to Iron Man’s alcoholism, these were no longer the flawless paragons of virtue but real, flawed characters – much like your co-worker who insists on reheating fish in the office microwave. Seriously, Gary, it’s not cool.

Over the years, Marvel has expanded its universe through comics, TV shows, movies, and now, LEGO® sets. This has helped broaden their fan base, appealing to both young and old alike. They’ve made these superhero stories timeless, offering something for every generation – much like a good cheese.

The Blockbuster Franchise: LEGO® Marvel Superhero Sets

LEGO® has a long history of bringing popular franchises to life in the unique medium of plastic bricks, and Marvel is no exception. This collaboration has produced some genuinely iconic LEGO® sets that have been met with great enthusiasm by fans.

1. LEGO® Wolverine’s Adamantium Claws 76250

Set Number: 76250
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2023
No. Pieces: 596
RRP: £64.99 / $69.99 / 74.99€

This set allows fans to build and display Wolverine’s iconic adamantium claws. Inspired by the X-Men comic series, it’s a nod to Wolverine’s unforgettable Weapon X storyline.

2. LEGO® Captain America’s Shield 76262

Set Number: 76262
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2023
No. Pieces: 3128
RRP: £179.99 / $199.99 / 209.99€

With this set, you can construct the invincible shield of the first Avenger, Captain America. Derived from the WWII hero’s weapon of choice, this is a must-have for any fan of the patriotic super-soldier.

3. LEGO® Daily Bugle 76178

Set Number: 76178
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2022
No. Pieces: 3772
RRP: £299.99 / $349.99 / 349.99€

This towering, multi-story set brings to life the headquarters of the Daily Bugle, Spider-Man’s place of work. It is inspired by countless Spider-Man stories that have taken place within these walls, featuring many of his most iconic foes.

4. LEGO® Nano Gauntlet 76223

Set Number: 76223
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2022
No. Pieces: 675
RRP: £59.99 / $69.99 / 69.99€

This set allows you to create your own Nano Gauntlet, the device used in Avengers: Endgame to undo the damage caused by Thanos’ snap. A perfect collectible to commemorate the epic cinematic saga.

5. LEGO® Thor’s Hammer 76209

Set Number: 76209
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2023
No. Pieces: 979
RRP: £104.99 / $99.99 / 119.99€

Build the mighty Mjolnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, with this set. Inspired by the Norse God of Thunder’s most potent weapon, this set is a fitting tribute to his Asgardian power.

6. LEGO® Star-Lord’s Helmet

Set Number: 76208 Theme: Marvel Super Heroes Year Released: 2023 No. Pieces: 460 RRP: $59.99

Channel your inner outlaw with this buildable version of Star-Lord’s helmet. This set is inspired by the roguish leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy and is a must-have for fans of the cosmic side of Marvel.

7. LEGO® Black Panther Dragon Flyer 76186

Set Number: 76186
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2022
No. Pieces: 202
RRP: £17.99 / $19.99 / 19.99€

This set features Black Panther, the king of Wakanda. With his agile form and fierce claws, this set captures the essence of the beloved superhero.

8. LEGO® The Avengers Quinjet 76126

Set Number: 76126
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2019
No. Pieces: 838
RRP: £74.99 / $79.99 / 77.97€

Assemble the Avenger’s high-tech Quinjet with this detailed set. Based on the aircraft’s appearances in various Avengers movies, this set allows fans to recreate their favorite high-flying superhero moments.

9. LEGO® Infinity Gauntlet 76191

Set Number: 76191
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2021
No. Pieces: 590
RRP: £79.99 / $79.99 / 89.99€

This LEGO® set lets you construct Thanos’ terrifying Infinity Gauntlet, the most potent weapon in the Marvel Universe. This intricate set is inspired by the Marvel Infinity War saga.

10. LEGO® I am Groot 76217

Set Number: 76217
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2023
No. Pieces: 476
RRP: £44.99 / $54.99 / 49.99€

With this set, fans can build the lovable and often misinterpreted Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. This set captures Groot’s charm and the unique language that inspired the phrase, ‘I am Groot.’

11. LEGO® Endgame Final Battle 76266

Set Number: 76266
Theme: Marvel Super Heroes
Year Released: 2021
No. Pieces: 794
RRP: £94.99 / $99.99 / 104.99€

This set lets you recreate the climactic showdown from Avengers: Endgame. Featuring the Avengers Compound and several mini-figures, this set takes inspiration from one of the most epic battles in Marvel’s cinematic history.

10 Fascinating Trivia About The Marvel Universe

  1. Did you know Marvel was initially called ‘Timely Comics’?
  2. The first Marvel superhero was the Human Torch, but different from the one you’re thinking of! This one was an android named Jim Hammond.
  3. Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’ were inspired by DC’s ‘Justice League.’
  4. Spider-Man was initially turned down because a spider was considered ‘too icky’!
  5. ‘Black Panther’ was released in 1966, months before the Black Panther political party was founded.
  6. In the comics, Nick Fury has an ‘Infinity Formula’ that keeps him from aging. Handy, isn’t it?
  7. Despite his ‘Merc with a Mouth’ moniker, Deadpool was originally a mute character.
  8. Marvel once owned the rights to the word ‘Zombie.’
  9. Stan Lee made a cameo in almost every Marvel movie.
  10. In 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy before bouncing back bigger than ever.

More Info

1. What is the age range for LEGO® Marvel sets?

LEGO® Marvel sets are generally suitable for ages six and up, but the complexity varies. Always check the box for the manufacturer’s recommended age range.

2. Where can I buy LEGO® Marvel sets?

LEGO® Marvel sets can be purchased from the LEGO® website, Amazon, or at Belle-Ve Bricks, your one-stop shop for all things LEGO®.

3. Are there limited edition Marvel LEGO® sets?

Yes, there are numerous special edition and retired sets that can become quite collector’s items.

4. Do LEGO® Marvel sets come with minifigures?

Yes, most sets come with several minifigures, perfect for recreating your favorite Marvel battles.

5. Are there LEGO® sets for the Marvel TV shows?

Absolutely! LEGO® has released sets for several Marvel TV shows, including ‘WandaVision’ and ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.’

Conclusion

Whether you’re a fan of Marvel Comics, the MCU, LEGO®, or all of the above, the Marvel LEGO® Superhero Sets offer a unique and immersive experience for fans of all ages.

So why not bring a piece of the Marvel Universe into your living room? After all, who needs regular furniture when you can have a LEGO® Avengers Tower in your lounge? Hop over to Belle-Ve Bricks, where you can find your favorite Marvel LEGO® sets and more. It’s about time you let your inner superhero out to play.

Remember, true believers, with great power comes great responsibility… and a lot of LEGO® bricks!

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