First look at LEGO Marvel 76172 Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown

An early review has given us a first look at 2021’s first 4+ LEGO Marvel set, 76172 Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown.

The 45-piece set – which would once have been branded ‘Juniors’ – includes a 4×4 ride for Spider-Man and a mini-catapult for Sandman. Both minifigures feature new printing, which should make this a great cop for character collectors given its low price of £8.99 / $9.99 / €9.99.

As with most 4+ sets, it’s built around large, single-purpose moulds, offering a great gateway from DUPLO to System for younger builders. YouTuber Ashnflash has received an early copy of the set and published a review, praising the set for its minifigures – but lamenting the missed opportunity for something new.

“It’s a 4+ set – what more could you ask for?” he says. “You’re getting a villain that we haven’t gotten for a year and a bit now, and specifically in this outfit it’s been a very long time, so it’s great to be getting here, it really is. But I just wish that it could have been a new villain like Electro, or someone that we’ve never gotten.”

76168 Captain America Mech Armour will launch in January 2021, along with at least five other LEGO Marvel sets. You can check out all the details hereAnother two Marvel sets have also been revealed, but they don’t yet have an official launch date.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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