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(Lego)   That crawling arachnid is at it again. Lego is releasing a new Marvel set: The Daily Bugle   (lego.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Spider-Man, Official LEGO, Lego, J. Jonah Jameson, Lego Group, Daily Bugle, Billund, Denmark, Legoland Windsor  
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2021-05-17 9:03:11 PM  
THIS LEGO SET IS A MENACE!!
 
2021-05-17 9:14:31 PM  
Um.  $300 is way too much money to spend on frivolous stuff, but the J. Jonah Jameson, Doc Octopus, and Black Cat minifigures are things that I could see some people getting very excited about.  (Please note that I've been a LEGO and Spider-Man fan for the last 30ish years, and YMMV and EPID.)
 
2021-05-17 9:41:28 PM  

danceswithcrows: Um.  $300 is way too much money to spend on frivolous stuff, but the J. Jonah Jameson, Doc Octopus, and Black Cat minifigures are things that I could see some people getting very excited about.  (Please note that I've been a LEGO and Spider-Man fan for the last 30ish years, and YMMV and EPID.)


I like Lego and I like Marvel, but $300 for a relatively bland-looking office building just seems like a weird choice. The minifigs are great, but something like Avengers/Stark Tower at that price point would at least be recognizable. Take the Daily Bugle sign off the top of this and it wouldn't be anything special.
 
2021-05-17 10:17:20 PM  
That'd be kind of cool just for the minifigs, and that's probably where the price is coming from.
 
2021-05-17 10:32:44 PM  

meat0918: That'd be kind of cool just for the minifigs, and that's probably where the price is coming from.


They charge a premium for sets that include all minifigs within a line. If this set was going to be priced less, it would have a less comprehensive cast.

Look back to the ninja turtles line; each set only had at most 2 of the 4 turtles, and even then you had to buy at least 3 sets to get all 4 turtles.

This set is definitely targeted at AFOLs that don't want to muck about with the cleverly parted subsets, and is priced similarly to the recent Batman batcave sets that included all the figures from the Batman universe, plus a model that is probably 3 times as many pieces.

I wonder if Lego is watching the secondary market to see just how much people will pay for sets.
 
2021-05-17 10:40:53 PM  

NeoCortex42: danceswithcrows: Um.  $300 is way too much money to spend on frivolous stuff, but the J. Jonah Jameson, Doc Octopus, and Black Cat minifigures are things that I could see some people getting very excited about.  (Please note that I've been a LEGO and Spider-Man fan for the last 30ish years, and YMMV and EPID.)

I like Lego and I like Marvel, but $300 for a relatively bland-looking office building just seems like a weird choice. The minifigs are great, but something like Avengers/Stark Tower at that price point would at least be recognizable. Take the Daily Bugle sign off the top of this and it wouldn't be anything special.


The outside is a bit blah, but there are a lot of fun details on the inside.

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2021-05-17 10:52:25 PM  
Why do I recall the Bugle as the Flatiron building, or as similarly structured?

I hope one of the knock off companies takes a decent shot at this. I find value in it, but not at that price point.
 
2021-05-17 11:05:26 PM  

shabu: Why do I recall the Bugle as the Flatiron building, or as similarly structured?


Maybe from one of the cartoons over the years?
 
2021-05-17 11:15:38 PM  

NeoCortex42: shabu: Why do I recall the Bugle as the Flatiron building, or as similarly structured?

Maybe from one of the cartoons over the years?


Yep, one of the more recent series:
https://marvelanimated.fandom.com/wik​i​/The_Daily_Bugle_(The_Spectacular_Spid​er-Man)
 
2021-05-17 11:17:17 PM  

NeoCortex42: shabu: Why do I recall the Bugle as the Flatiron building, or as similarly structured?

Maybe from one of the cartoons over the years?


Or the Spider-Man movies (at least the first 3).
 
2021-05-17 11:52:50 PM  
I think the daredevil is a nice touch. A bit pricy for me, but I'm glad it exists.
 
2021-05-17 11:56:31 PM  
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2021-05-18 12:42:50 AM  
Whoa! So many little figures! I guess I've never seen one of these but, seeing all the figures, I see why it has that price.
 
2021-05-18 2:47:34 AM  

smileyphase: I think the daredevil is a nice touch. A bit pricy for me, but I'm glad it exists.


Yup. And Firestar from the "Amazing Friends" cartoon being in the set makes me wonder if Daredevil is being included as a nod to him possibly being in the next movie
 
2021-05-18 3:03:32 AM  
Too spendy, but I did stumble across one of my childhood idea books the other daaayyyyy.
 
2021-05-18 6:49:31 AM  
Wallopin' web-snappers!
 
2021-05-18 8:58:40 AM  
I don't want the Daily Bugle building, I want pictures of Spider Man!

/jjj
 
2021-05-18 9:19:35 AM  
LEGO! YOU KILLED THE WALLET I LOVE! I'LL CHACE YOU TOO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!
 
2021-05-18 12:19:37 PM  
yeah, 25 minifigs will skyrocket the price... but that's a collection in itself
 
2021-05-18 12:36:50 PM  

NeoCortex42: danceswithcrows: Um.  $300 is way too much money to spend on frivolous stuff, but the J. Jonah Jameson, Doc Octopus, and Black Cat minifigures are things that I could see some people getting very excited about.  (Please note that I've been a LEGO and Spider-Man fan for the last 30ish years, and YMMV and EPID.)

I like Lego and I like Marvel, but $300 for a relatively bland-looking office building just seems like a weird choice. The minifigs are great, but something like Avengers/Stark Tower at that price point would at least be recognizable. Take the Daily Bugle sign off the top of this and it wouldn't be anything special.


Yeah, I'm just not really feeling this set. Just a bit too much "generic office building".  Nothing really iconic about it unlike the Ghostbusters firehouse set that they released a few years back--that is a thing of beauty. The number of minifigs are nice, but I'm not gonna drop that much cash for just those.

On the other hand, that Infinity Gauntlet in the thread above?

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2021-05-18 1:53:13 PM  
Man, if I had the space I'd consider it.  But I had to pass on the Ghostbusters firehouse and the Sanctum Sanctorum, not to mention Avengers Tower.  Sold all my Marvel and DC sets but am keeping with the modular city.  At least they're around the same size and price point and come out annually
 
2021-05-18 10:25:53 PM  

Mad_Radhu: NeoCortex42: danceswithcrows: Um.  $300 is way too much money to spend on frivolous stuff, but the J. Jonah Jameson, Doc Octopus, and Black Cat minifigures are things that I could see some people getting very excited about.  (Please note that I've been a LEGO and Spider-Man fan for the last 30ish years, and YMMV and EPID.)

I like Lego and I like Marvel, but $300 for a relatively bland-looking office building just seems like a weird choice. The minifigs are great, but something like Avengers/Stark Tower at that price point would at least be recognizable. Take the Daily Bugle sign off the top of this and it wouldn't be anything special.

The outside is a bit blah, but there are a lot of fun details on the inside.

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