New rumoured release date for LEGO Marvel Daily Bugle D2C

The rumoured LEGO Marvel direct-to-consumer Daily Bugle set now has an updated release window – and it’s a little later than originally expected.

Word of an enormous rendition of the fictional newspaper’s headquarters first arrived last month, with Instagram user exabrickslegogo_ claiming it will retail for $299 and take its inspiration from the Spider-Man comics, rather than the webslinger’s movies.

At the time, that source reported that the Marvel set would arrive in May 2021. But fellow Instagram user tandnbricks now suggests that the model won’t be launching next month, with a June 1 release ‘most likely’.

That doesn’t necessarily conflict with the original rumour in terms of a wide release date, however – it just means that we shouldn’t expect to see the Daily Bugle receive early VIP access, which isn’t granted to all direct-to-consumer sets anyway. (10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery launched wide on April 1, for instance.)

According to tandnbricks, another set is coming ‘early in May’, indicating that there will indeed be an early-access product. We don’t yet have any firm clue of what that might be, but the same user subsequently posted that ‘Friends comes first’, suggesting it could be the rumoured follow-up to 21319 Central Perk.

While we don’t have many other details to go on where the Daily Bugle is concerned, previous rumours have claimed minifigures of Venom, Daredevil and the Punisher will be included, while another brand new report says we’ll also be seeing the previously SDCC-exclusive Spider-Woman among the line-up. We’ll bring you more as we get it.

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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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