Now that the LEGO Group has somewhat permitted in principle, the online discussions of rumored or arriving LEGO sets, this has provided many LEGO fan sites some leeway to share their speculations. And one piece of news coming from the leaky faucet is the arrival of a LEGO Marvel D2C or direct-to-consumer set this May 2021.
The news came from reliable Instagram member exabrickslegogo when he shared over social media that a huge LEGO Marvel Daily Bugle D2C set may be in the works. The rumored set is said to retail for $300 and will not exactly be a tie-in for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home film but will take its inspiration directly from its comics counterpart. It may also be related to Sony’s upcoming Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage film. In case you missed it, LEGO has also released a LEGO Carnage (76199) set as part of its more recent line of LEGO Helmet Collection.
If you’ve already seen the first Venom movie, you will recall that at the end of the film, it was hinted that Eddie Brock (played by Tom Hardy) will be shifting his career from creating investigative videos, to a more “old-school” journalistic approach. Since then it was hinted that the Daily Bugle might be making an appearance in Venom 2, and may eventually be a part of Venom’s cinematic universe. And this perfectly ties up with the comics as well considering how the Daily Bugle is central to the work of Eddie Brock as a freelance journalist. Again, these are just speculations at this point so you may want to take all of this with a grain of salt.
Given this LEGO Marvel D2C set’s rumored price tag of $299, it will most probably earn its spot as the second priciest LEGO Marvel set following the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) released in 2015. And given that this set clocked in at almost 3,000 pieces, we can speculate that the LEGO Marvel Daily Bugle set will be around 2,000 to 2,500 pieces. This is a heck a lot bigger than what LEGO came up with back in 2013 when it offered a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown (76005).
And if indeed we are seeing a May 2021 release date, we can expect more news to come in about this next LEGO direct-to-consumer set anytime next month. In the meantime be sure to check with our blog site for future updates, and over at LEGO Shop@Home for the latest LEGO Marvel sets around.