76178 Daily Bugle is among the 112 sets that have shot up in price in the US as of August 1, having climbed from an already-expensive $299.99 to an eye-watering $349.99. That’s a significant increase, and one that could yet follow in the UK and Europe come September 1, when the LEGO Group’s summer 2022 price hikes go live on this side of the pond. If the web-slinger’s best set is high on your wish list, you’ll want to lock this price in while you can.
‘Best set’ is of course subjective, but when you’re talking about a 3,772-piece skyscraper brought to life by a whopping 25 minifigures – 19 of which are exclusive to 76178 Daily Bugle – it’s going to take some beating. That probably explains why the first Marvel modular building (followed this month by 76218 Sanctum Sanctorum) has proven pretty difficult to come by, spending a good chunk of its shelf life so far temporarily out of stock.
There’s no telling how long this particular restock of the biggest Marvel set to date, and its new and exclusive Daredevil, Punisher and Blade minifigures, will last. Regardless, with only three weeks until a potential price bump – which could see it rise to as much as £299.99 in the UK and €349.99 in Europe, looking at that US change – we can only recommend swinging for 76178 Daily Bugle as soon as possible.