Today’s top story: LEGO Hits Daily Bugle’s Front Page! The most memorable building in the entire Spider-Verse is coming to stores. But this giant set won’t just be a good place to get pictures of Spider-Man. It will also let you play through some of the web-slinger’s most famous stories alongside iconic friends and foes.
LEGO has announced its massive new 3,772-piece Daily Bugle headquarters set. The “intricate” collectible is designed for grown-ups, partly because it will tower over kids. It measures 82 cm (about 2.8 feet) tall. And with all that room, there’s plenty of space to turn that memorable Marvel news hub into an entire week’s worth of stories.
The set boasts three floors full of office furniture and equipment, along with a front street and the back alley. The whole set is also modular, so you can remove walls and floors to access the inside. There you’ll find plenty of famous characters and popular Spider-Man stories waiting to be recreated. That starts with the ground floor entrance. It can be “destroyed to look like an explosion has taken place.”
Things get even more dangerous when you get inside. You might find the Green Goblin smashing Peter Parker’s office window on the second floor. Or Doctor Octopus clinging on the other side. And on the top level, fans will find both Betty Brant’s and J. Jonah Jameson’s offices. That’s where you’ll hear the most screaming. (Not because anyone is in danger. Just because you’ll be too busy playing with the set to get Mr. Jameson those pictures he’s demanding.)
The set also comes with a whopping 25 minifigures. That includes five new exclusives: Blade, Jameson, Punisher, Black Cat, and Daredevil. Joining them are Fire Star, Blade, Doc Ock, Spider-Man, Betty Brant, Venom, Miles Morales, Spider-Ham, Green Goblin, Gwen Stacy, Carnage, Punisher, Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, Robbie Robertson, Ben Urich, Mysterio, Daredevil, Sandman, and Aunt May. Along with a newspaper worker, a New York taxi driver, and a receptionist.
A big set comes with a big price tag. You can get yours for $299.99 from the LEGO Stores and LEGO.com. LEGO VIP members can purchase theirs starting May 26. Everyone else will have to wait until June 1.
That’s not a super long wait normally. But for a newspaper, it’s downright tardy. It will be worth the wait, though; you’re going to get all the Spider-Man you want.