From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Andrew
Marvel fans, this is not a drill!
The Daily Bugle, a fictional New York City tabloid newspaper, was first featured in “The Amazing Spider-Man” comic series in 1963 — and has become a iconic fixture in the MCU.
The new collection, which is made for adults, has more than 3,700 pieces and impressively stands at 2.7 feet tall — making it the tallest Marvel Lego set to date.
The intricate set brings the Daily Bugle headquarters to life, re-creating where Peter Parker works under editor J. Jonah Jameson. It was in these offices are where the famous phrase of “Get me pictures of Spider-Man!” was first bellowed.
“I was 7 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,” said Lego designer Mark John Stafford in a statement.
The resulting new Daily Bugle set is seriously detailed both inside and out, with three floors, a front street and a back alley. The whole shebang is modular, so you can remove walls and floors to get to the action within.
Plus, the new set includes a huge cast of 25 mini-figures, including Spidey himself alongside some of his most famous friends and enemies — Gwen Stacy, Venom, Mysterio and Doctor Octopus.
Exclusive new mini-figures — including Daredevil, Punisher, Black Cat and Blade — are included.
On the second floor, you find the evil Green Goblin smashing a window to get to Peter Parker’s office where his camera lies waiting for the next story. The third floor displays Betty Brant and J. Jonah Jameson’s workspaces.
“One of my favorite elements is the Green Goblin flying inside the building through the window,” Stafford added. “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 Daily Bugle set also features many signature settings from the various universes, including the ground floor entrance that looks like an explosion has taken place and the newsroom on the first floor complete with the usual office furniture.
While you can’t quite get your hands on this set just yet, VIP Lego members can get early access to the set on May 26 (it’s free to join!) and regular shoppers can buy it on June 1.