Looking for the best sets that the Lego Marvel range has to offer? You've come to the right place. Marvel has quickly become one of the most popular Lego ranges in recent years - beat only by Star Wars - and with so many sets to choose from, it can be hard to know which ones are the best buys.
There are currently more than 50 Lego sets based on various Marvel properties out there. Some are small playsets aimed at kids, while others are huge, complex models aimed at adult collectors. There's the recent and super-impressive Sanctum Sanctorum, for example, or the lifesize replica of Thor's Hammer. For kids, there's the likes of Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop, based on Spider-Man: No Way Home, or the articulated Iron Man that can be played with like an action figure.
Whatever type of Marvel Lego sets you're looking for, we've got you covered. We've broken our guide down into four categories based on prices: Over $250, between $100-$250, $50-$100 and under $50. So whatever your budget, you'll find something to suit.
Fancy something other than Lego Marvel? Follow the links through to our round-ups of the best Lego Star Wars sets and the best Lego space sets.
Best Lego Marvel sets over $250
Once you get over the eye-watering price, it's hard not to be impressed by Lego's brand new Hulkbuster. This isn't the first Hulkbuster we've had of course: We've had a number of smaller ones over the years, but nothing on the scale of this behemoth. It looks absolutely fantastic and is hugely imposing, with a stature of 21 inches. For any Iron Man fan, it's an absolute must.
We cannot overlook that price though, and we have to wonder if it's worth the asking price. Had it been a little more reasonable we'd have rated this one higher. But as it is, we're just not sure we can comfortably spend so much on one Lego model.
If you're a fan of Black Panther, this set is the one for you. This almost-lifesize bust captures King T'Challa's helmet in all its glory, putting Lego's other helmets to shame. It can be displayed in two different ways: with or without Black Panther's gloves, so it's up to you how you want to show it off.
Being close to lifesize, it's obviously a large model, and that comes with a steep price tag. It's also not going to be the most interesting build, thanks to being almost entirely black, with the odd bit of silver detailing. The finished product looks fantastic though: just what you'd expect a Lego T'Challa to look like.
At $350, this isn’t a purchase to make lightly… but it’s one you’re most likely not going to be disappointed with. At over 32 inches (82 cm) tall, it towers above most other Lego sets, packing in four stories of detail.
Internally, you’ll find each floor of the Daily Bugle tower packed with cool items like desks, photocopiers, and computers. Outside, it’s full of life thanks to its impressive glass front, eye-catching fire escape and the signage atop the building. Finishing it all off is a traditional NYC taxi cab and no less than 25 minifigures. Including Spider-Ham, Gwen, Mysterio, Venom, Carnage, Dr. Octopus, The Punisher, and more, it really is the ultimate collection for Spider-Man fans.
Best Lego Marvel sets between $100-$250
One of the newest Lego Marvel sets to enter stores is also one of the best. This 2,708 piece model of Doctor Strange's iconic Sanctum Sanctorum is just delightful. It's huge, and packed with so much detail. Across three floors you'll find hidden portals, bookcases, weird and wonderful trinkets, and even the odd tentacled monster.
What's particularly cool is that if you own any of Lego's other Modular sets (like the Boutique Hotel or Police Station), the Sanctum Sanctorum can fit right alongside them, looking like an inconspicuous building on a street. Just like the real thing. Yes, it's a pricey set, but if you have $250 to spend on a Lego set, you won't regret choosing this one.
- Read our full Lego Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum review.
Without a doubt, this is one of the finest Lego Marvel ships ever created. With a huge wingspan, an impressive amount of detail, and an included display stand, there’s an awful lot to love.
What’s strange though is that this isn’t an 18+ ‘adults only’ set. Its 14+ age tag puts it somewhere in between a playset and a display set. Honestly, though, it doesn’t really matter: it is absolutely suitable for both. If parents are happy to spend $160 on a playset, this packs in a lot of detail, including internal features and space for minifigures to sit or stand. And as a display set, it’s phenomenal thanks to the level of accuracy. It’s a must for any Marvel or Guardians of the Galaxy fan, and we really hope Lego does more like it in the coming years.
- Read our full Lego Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Ship review
Best Lego Marvel sets between $50-$100
In the U.K., Lego fans have been rather cheated with Thor’s Hammer: it costs more in GBP than it does in USD – even before you consider the exchange rate. As such, it feels a little too expensive, but if you don’t mind the price tag then there’s a rather wonderful set to be had here. Lego Marvel Thor’s Hammer is an authentic replica of Mjolnir – and it looks every bit as impressive as a magical hammer ought to.
There’s a lot of weight to it, for one, and its included base – designed to look like fractured rocks – is a nice touch. The downside is that the nature of the hammer means that it is a fairly repetitive and simple build: repeat the pattern on the handle, then repeat the gray sides of the hammer head. The finished model pays off, though.
- See what makes Mjolnir so great by reading our full Lego Marvel Thor's Hammer review
The Lego Marvel Infinity Gauntlet stands out thanks to the sheer amount of gold bricks used in its construction. They’re typically quite rare in Lego sets, and so the number of them here makes this set an attractive purchase for Lego collectors, regardless of how they feel about Marvel. However, if you are a Marvel fan, you hopefully won’t be disappointed with this replica Infinity Gauntlet, either.
The price tag feels a little high, considering there’s only 590 pieces in the set, but the finished model feels adequately detailed. The Infinity Stones are in there, it comes with a display stand, and, as a fun touch, each of the digits on the gauntlet are poseable. We shouldn’t suggest you make lewd hand gestures, but that’s a thing you can do if you feel so inclined.
One of several Lego Marvel ‘heads’ to be released, Lego Marvel Carnage is undoubtedly the most fearsome of them all. It stands out thanks to its incredible teeth and wonderfully shaped eyes. Some of the building techniques used are a little tricky, and so even though it’s a fairly quick build, some sections can be frustrating. The finished model is worth it though.
Lego Marvel Carnage comes with a built-in stand, making it perfect for display. And if you happen to have the other Spider-Man villian’s Lego Marvel Venom head to sit alongside it, they make a fantastic duo thanks to their similar shapes. It’s just a shame that this one uses stickers, which can be a bit fiddly, rather than printed bricks for the detailing.
- Click on through to read our detailed Lego Marvel Carnage review
If you’re an Eternals fan, then adding the Lego Marvel Rise of the Domo set to your collection should be an attractive prospect. At 1,040 pieces, this is a sizable set. The Domo ship is of course the focal feature here, but it also packs in lots of extras: there are six minifigures, all with accessories, and two ‘Deviant’ builds.
We love the details on the ship, and it opens up to reveal a full interior. There’s a cockpit, a weapons room, and a laboratory in there, making it a great playset for younger builders. The Deviant figures make a nice enough addition as a playset, but we’d have probably preferred a cheaper price tag for just the ship.
As far as value for money on a Lego set goes, Lego Marvel Avengers: Endgame Final Battle has to be one of the worst out there. Particularly in the U.K., where it’s considerably more expensive.
The model itself is very simple as it’s just a two-story building made with large window panels. There’s also a van, which is detailed enough, but it feels like you’re paying a premium for the included minifigures and the Thanos big fig here. Three of the minifigures are exclusive to this set, and it’s also the only set you can currently find Thanos in. When you see that those big figs sell on eBay for up to $40 by themselves, the price tag makes a little more sense.
Best Lego Marvel sets under $50
Despite its simplicity, there’s something about Lego Marvel Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop that we love. The set itself is rather basic, consisting of just a few brick walls, but it’s the little details – the workbench, the shelves of weird and wonderful jars, the sofa with a video games controller – that really bring it to life. The cherry on top are the four minifigures included: Spider-Man, AJ, Doctor Strange, and Wong. They’re all excellent, although sadly there is no Ned.
- Find out more in our full Lego Marvel Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop review
For those of us who miss Lego’s short-lived Vikings theme, Lego Marvel The Goat Boat may be the next best thing. A tie-in with the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder movie, it features five minifigures, a Viking-style longship, and two brick-built goats. This is a seriously fun set.
Lego Marvel The Goat Boat is surprisingly sizable, too. The longship, living up to its name, is 17 inches (43 cm) in length, providing a formidable display piece and also plenty of space for youngsters to re-enact scenes upon its deck. We love the included five minifigures – particularly Mighty Thor – but we’re not quite sure about those goats. It’s a shame they’re brick built instead of being nice looking moulded animals – but we do appreciate their printed faces.
For a $40 set, the size of the Lego Marvel Sanctuary II: Endgame Battle spaceship is rather impressive. Its wingspan of 14 inches (36 cm) makes it feel substantial, and it’s solid enough to withstand younger builders enthusiastically ‘swooshing’ it through the air. In terms of playability, there’s an opening cockpit and a cargo area – perfect for stowing the three minifigures and their accessories.
As a display set though, the Sanctuary II: Endgame Battle lacks some detail, and it’s a shame that it uses stickers rather than printed parts. As you’d expect from a set with only 322 pieces, too, it’s a fairly simple build – though it’s ideal for kids.
Who doesn’t love a Lego dragon? Lego Marvel Battle at the Ancient Village, based on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, doesn’t have much else going for it other than the centrepiece water dragon, but it doesn’t really need it. This formidable beast really looks the part, and its poseable body makes it great for displaying or playing with.
It also comes with four minifigures, two of which (the Death Dealer and Xialing) can only be found in this set. No doubt that’ll be an attractive prospect for adult collectors. We also love that it comes with a stand for easy displaying.
While the bright, bold colors of Lego Marvel Spider-Man Webquarters Hangout are undoubtedly eye-catching, be warned that this is a very basic set. As part of Lego’s 4+ range, it’s aimed at the very youngest builders (it’s a step up from Duplo, essentially). Instructions are very simple, and it has more large pieces than usual, making for an easy assembly.
Because of that, its price feels very high for the number of pieces included. Still, the included minifigures are wonderful, and the design of the Spider-Man basketball hoop is a lot of fun.