The Marvel modular street is about to double in size with the newly-revealed Doctor Strange building, which recreates the iconic MCU location with a mix of characters from Avengers: Infinity War and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The 2,708-piece set lands August 1, and will connect not only to the wider Modular Buildings Collection, but also last year’s 76178 Daily Bugle.
That seemingly cements this superhero subtheme as a regular addition to the LEGO line-up, so getting in at the ground floor is probably wise. (Just look how much the first modular buildings sell for on the aftermarket these days.) And it’s clearly an approach adopted by plenty of LEGO Marvel fans in the wake of 76218 Sanctum Sanctorum’s announcement, because 76178 Daily Bugle sold out in the UK and Europe last week.
Thankfully, it’s now back and available to order for just £264.99 / $299.99 / €299.99. We say ‘just’ because while that’s obviously not chump change, you do get an awful lot for your money, including 3,772 pieces and 25 minifigures – among which are a handful of exclusive characters we probably won’t see anywhere else. It’s a package worthy of a permanent place in our Top 20 LEGO Sets List (at least while in stock).
According to Brick Fanatics’ sources, 76178 Daily Bugle isn’t due to retire until the end of 2023 – but if these Marvel modular buildings really are becoming an annual addition to the theme, best not to let that backlog pile too high. Plus, you can currently earn double VIP points on all purchases at LEGO.com, which means you’ll get a tasty £26.50 / $30 / €30 back in points when buying 76178 Daily Bugle before June 30.