The biggest Lego Marvel sets ever released (so far…)

LEGO 76178 Daily Bugle

Lego sets just seem to keep getting bigger and bigger, don’t they? Lego Marvel sets are no exception. We’re rounding up the biggest Lego Marvel sets of all time right here, and it’s no surprise that the biggest sets are some of the most recent.

Some of the sets in this list have since been discontinued, however, but we’ve no doubt they’ll eventually be replaced with newer versions, that are undoubtedly bigger and better (and more expensive!) than ever. So: if you’re a Lego Marvel fan and you like your sets to be as big as possible, this is the list for you.

1. Lego Marvel 76269 Avengers Tower

Lego Marvel Avengers Tower
  • Number of pieces: 5,201
  • RRP £429.99
  • Release date: November 2023 to present

The number one set on this list of the biggest Lego Marvel sets ever is also the newest. The Avengers Tower is made up of over 5,000 pieces and stands at an impressive 90cm tall. That’s just shy of the Daily Bugle, which you’ll find further down this list. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the Avengers Tower, though, is how many minifigures it comes with: a whopping 32. Thirty two! The tower has a full interior and a front that lifts away, allowing you to see inside. We’re not sure we’d class a £430 set as a playset, but that’s your call.

2. Lego Marvel 76210 The Hulkbuster

Lego Hulkbuster
  • Number of pieces: 4,049
  • RRP £474.99
  • Release date: November 2022 to present

There have been several Hulkbuster sets from Lego over the years, but none of them have been as big or as impressive as this Ultimate Collector’s Series Hulkbuster. Made up of 4,049 pieces, it’s actually smaller than the Avengers Tower above but it costs a little more. We’re not sure why: there are perhaps more unique pieces in here. There are definitely lots of shiny gold pieces to be seen on Hulkbuster’s outer shell.

If you’re thinking of picking up the Hulkbuster, all we can say is shop around a bit. It’s frequently discounted, and we’ve seen it as low as 30-40% off. That said, it’s been around for almost two years, so there’s a good chance it’ll be discontinued soon.

3. Lego Marvel 76178 Daily Bugle

LEGO 76178 Daily Bugle
  • Number of pieces: 3,772
  • RRP £299.99
  • Release date: June 2021 to present

It’s hard to believe that the Lego Marvel Daily Bugle has been around for almost three years. At its launch, this was by far the biggest Marvel set Lego had ever released, but it’s since been dwarfed by the Avengers Tower. It’s still a very impressive set, though, packed with internal details, lots of minifigures and plenty of cool little Easter eggs.

Perhaps our favourite feature is that the front of the Daily Bugle tower has been designed to look as if it’s been destroyed. And with so many heroes and villains flying around the building (there are 25 minifigures altogether!) it’s easy to believe. You can read more about the set in our Daily Bugle review.

4. Lego Marvel Captain America’s Shield

Lego Marvel Captain America's Shield
  • Number of pieces: 3,128
  • RRP £179.99
  • Release date: August 2023 to present

Captain America’s Shield might not be the most exciting of the Lego Marvel sets ever released, but it is amongst the biggest. It’s practically a lifesize replica of Cap’s shield, after all, and that reason alone makes it a striking set.

But as good as it looks when it’s built, there’s no denying that actually putting together the shield is a little laborious. There’s a lot of repetition as you piece together the strips that ultimately make up the round shape of Captain America’s Shield. But we are rather impressed with how perfectly circular the finished set looks. There’s something to be said for modern Lego designs: those designers pull off some incredible feats.

5. Lego Marvel 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier

  • Number of pieces: 2,996
  • RRP £279.99
  • Release date: March 2015 to November 2017

Sadly, the SHIELD Helicarrier has long since retired, and if you want to pick one up, you’ll have to pay way more than the RRP. If you’re lucky enough to have this in your collection, however, you’ve got a great piece of Lego Marvel history: at one time this was the biggest Marvel set ever created — and it paved the way to Lego sets becoming bigger and more expensive across the board.

If you missed out on this, we don’t think it’ll be long until we get a new Lego Helicarrier. It’s long since been rumoured, and so we think it’s only a matter of time until Lego announces one — and we’re pretty certain it’ll be way bigger than this one.

6. Lego Marvel 76215 Black Panther

LEGO Marvel 76215 Black Panther
  • Number of pieces: 2,961
  • RRP £299.99
  • Release date: October 2022 to March 2024

You might still find a Lego Marvel Black Panther hanging around in some stores, but it’s just sold out on after being marked “last chance”, which is the last stop before retirement. Since it’s been discounted for most of its life, we have a feeling it’s not been one of Lego’s best-selling sets, which is quite a shame. This bust of T’Challa isn’t exactly life-size, but it packs in some really nice detail, and it’s an unmistakably iconic model.

We particularly like how Black Panther’s hands can be removed, giving two ways to display it. Do you have his hands crossed over his body, or simply display the bust as-is?

7. Lego Marvel 76218 Sanctum Sanctorum

LEGO Marvel 76218 Sanctum Sanctorum
  • Number of pieces: 2,708
  • RRP £214.99
  • Release date: August 2022 to present

We absolutely love the Sanctum Sanctorum. It may be quite far down this list of biggest Lego Marvel sets, but that doesn’t stop it being one of our favourites. It’s a wonderful recreation of Doctor Strange’s house, and what we love most is that it’s built to the same scale as Lego’s modular range. That means you can stick it on a street alongside your Parisian Café and Downtown Diner.

The Sanctum Sanctorum comes with a great selection of minifigures (nine in total) and the interior of the house is packed with cool little features, like wormholes, details from the movies, and more.

8. Lego Marvel 76193 The Guardians’ Ship

LEGO Marvel The Guardians Ship
  • Number of pieces: 1,901
  • RRP £134.99
  • Release date: June 2021 to December 2023

It’s now retired, but The Guardians’ Ship is one of our favourite Marvel ships to date. It’s been succeeded by newer Guardians of the Galaxy ships, but none of them look as cool as this one. Its orange design is eye-catching, and it’s surprisingly big given its reasonable price point. The selection of minifigures are also excellent.

The Guardians’ Ship is also one of the first sets to come with a dedicated stand, and it’s a trend we’re so happy to see Lego continue.

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