LEGO Art 31209 The Amazing Spider-Man is a true creepy-crawly

Comparing LEGO Art 31209 The Amazing Spider-Man to its original inspiration pinpoints why it’s giving off slightly creepy vibes.

Ever since LEGO Art 31209 The Amazing Spider-Man was revealed, there have been some slightly creepy vibes that we can’t quite ignore – and we’re not alone. LEGO fans of Reddit have been voicing their opinions, with one user writing: “The butt and the shoulders look….odd.”

“The studs and the curved/smoothed pieces don’t work well together, commented another. “It’s just ugly.”

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Now that we’ve pointed out what’s surely the original inspiration for the set, we think we can pin down just what makes 31209 The Amazing Spider-Man more creepy than heroic. Looking at the eyes, the central element to the brick-built version, 31209 sees them staring directly out at the viewer, as opposed to the lowered brow and averted gaze of the comicbook Spidey. The effect means that Spider-Man’s coiled stance seems almost threatening in 31209 The Amazing Spider-Man, an atmosphere that’s only increased by the fact he’s literally coming out of the frame.

31209 The Amazing Spider-Man’s forehead could also do with an extra printed plate to complete the webbing detail on his suit. This, combined with the lack of detail and depth on his legs, leaves Spidey feeling a little clunky in his brick form, rather than coiled and ready to go, as in the original comicbook.

While it must be admittedly hard to capture depth using LEGO bricks, the fact that 31209 shows a 3D Spider-Man means that it’s already done much of the hard work. Using more levels to display the legs would likely have worked better and created a smoother overall feel than the blocky black lines (that don’t actually follow the same artistic shadowing as the original comic).

There are plenty more details (as well as Spidey references) to dig into in the newly-revealed set, so we’ve gathered them all together for you in our detailed visual guide.

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Rachael Davies
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I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.

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Rachael Davies

I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.

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