Best Lego Marvel sets 2024

We've rounded up the best Lego Marvel sets you can buy in the known universe. You can recreate your favorite settings and characters from the Marvel cinematic universe and... Assemble!

As Marvel has proved to be a popular line for Lego, there's a wide-range of different sets available. So, it doesn't matter whether you're a Spider-Man super-fan, an Avengers admirer or barmy for Black Panther, there's something to amaze everyone below. We've also included sets to cover a range of price-points as some are serious investments but there are others that might prove difficult to turn down. Many of the more expensive items below tend to be aimed at adults, with age ratings of 18+ but, there are options for younger fans too, so keep an eye out for them. 

Of course, Marvel isn't the only Lego range out there, despite it's popularity. So, if you want to check out more great Lego content, it could be worth checking out our guides to the best Lego Star Wars sets and the best Lego space sets. If it's a bargain you're chasing, you should take a look at the best Lego Star Wars deals and Lego space deals around. 

In the guide below you'll get the chance to check out a review of some of the best Lego Marvel sets around, for a hands-on, honest opinion of what's out there. If you're itching to take a closer look at some of the top sets around, our reviews of the Sanctum Sanctorum, the life-size replica of Thor's Hammer and the Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop are available to read. However, if you want to check out the best Lego Marvel sets available right now, read on below.

Best Lego Marvel sets you can buy in 2024

Why you can trust Space.com Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test and review products.

The quick list

Below, you'll find a quick view of our picks of the best Lego Marvel sets currently available. For more information on any of the sets, scroll down.

Best overall

A lifestyle shot of the Lego Marvel Avengers Tower, showing a man placing the finishing touches on the top

(Image credit: The Lego Group)

Lego Marvel Avengers Tower

Specifications

Price: $499.99/£429.99
Model number: 76269
Pieces: 5,201
Finished item dimensions: 36 x 14 x 10 inches / 90 x 34 x 25 cm
Recommended age: 18+

Reasons to buy

+
Huge amount of minifigures
+
Tallest Marvel set to date
+
Incredible details

Reasons to avoid

-
Very expensive
-
Requires a lot of display space
Buy it if:

You can afford it: This is one of the most expensive Lego Marvel sets you can buy, but it's worth every penny

You like minifigures: With 31 included in the box, it's a collector's dream.

Don't buy it if:

You're short on space: At nearly a meter tall, this thing requires a lot of space.

The bottom line:

🔎 Avengers Tower: This is the tallest Lego Marvel set to date and we've been waiting a long time for such an impressive Avengers Tower. It's well worth the wait in just about every way. ★★★★★

What can we even say about the Lego Marvel Avengers Tower? At nearly a meter tall this thing needs no introduction as it will dominate just about any shelf you place it on. It's going to be a huge talking point for any Marvel fan you invite over once it's built. But before you get there, you've got an epic — and varied and enjoyable — build on your hands.

At $500, this isn't a Lego set you can buy on a whim. It's a serious investment, but the good news is, like the vast majority of other large Lego sets before it, it's going to hold its value. (Just keep the box and instructions, whatever you do!) We think it's worth every penny though, whether you're a collector or a Marvel fan. There's so much to enjoy.

There are tons of little details packed in to the multiple floors of the tower, from Thor's hammer to the Tesseract. If you've seen the Avengers movies, you're going to get a kick out of everything as you build it.

Perhaps our favorite thing about the Lego Marvel Avengers Tower, though, anad one reason we've chosen it as the best Lego Marvel set, is just how many minifigures it includes. There are 31 here, including a host of familiar faces. There's Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye, Wanda Maximoff and lots more.

Best for Spider-Man fans

A lifestyle shot showing Lego Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man displayed on a wall

(Image credit: The Lego Group)

Lego Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man

Specifications

Price: $199.99/£169.99
Model number: 31209
Pieces: 2,099
Finished item dimensions: 21 x 16 inches / 54 x 41 cm
Recommended age: 18+

Reasons to buy

+
Great comic-book style
+
Hangs on the wall!

Reasons to avoid

-
Can be tricky to hang up
-
A little pricey for the number of pieces
Buy it if:

You're limited on space: Lego that hangs on the wall is one of our favorite things, ever.

You're a comic book nerd: The comic book style here might not appeal to movie lovers quite as much.

Don't buy it if:

You're on a budget: It's not the most expensive set ever, but $200 for just over 2,000 pieces is a little on the steep side.

The bottom line:

🔎 The Amazing Spider-Man: Amazing by name, amazing by nature. It may be a little tricky to get on the wall occasionally but once it does, you've got a fantastic piece of art to enjoy for years to come. ★★★★½

Is there anything more amazing than The Amazing Spider-Man? One of the best Lego Marvel sets you can buy, this is going to appeal to comic book fans more than any other, thanks to its classic comic book aesthetic. This isn't movie Spider-Man, but as long as that's not a problem, you're going to absolutely love this set.

It's fun to build thanks to its unique layering techniques, and having 2,099 pieces means it's not a huge undertaking either. Like Lego's 'Art' range, this one comes with a special soundtrack to listen to on your smartphone as you're building it — it's been tailor-made to enhance the building process.

Once it's finished you might have a little trouble getting it on the wall thanks to its Lego hanging piece, but it's secure enough when it's up there.

We love the colors and the way Spidey pops out of the frame: It's almost as if he's alive! There are some nifty Easter eggs here, too, like the fact that there are 15 spiders crawling off the frame — it's a homage to #15 of "Amazing Fantasy", where Spider-Man first appeared. 

Best for Iron Man fans

Lego Hulkbuster

(Image credit: Lego)

Lego Marvel Hulkbuster

Specifications

Price: $549.99/£474.99
Model number: 76210
Pieces: 4,409
Finished item dimensions: 21 x 19 x 10 inches / 52 x 47 x 24 cm
Recommended age: 18+

Reasons to buy

+
Very detailed build
+
Looks fantastic

Reasons to avoid

-
Extremely expensive
-
Only one minifigure
Buy it if:

You've got money to spend: This is one of the most expensive Lego sets you can buy — although it has been heavily discounted before.

You enjoy challenging builds: With 4,409 pieces, this isn't a build for the faint-hearted

Don't buy it if:

 You're wanting minifigures: Sadly, there's only one included in the set (Iron Man).

The bottom line:

🔎 Hulkbuster: A formidable Lego set, Hulkbuster looks absolutely fantastic when he's built. This is an extremely expensive set though, so it's not for casual builders. ★★★½

Once you get over the eye-watering price, it's hard not to be impressed by Lego's 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. Is bigger better? Perhaps not always, but in this case, we think it's safe to say yes — no other Hulkbuster comes close.

In terms of the build, this isn't a Lego set you should undertake as an beginner. Serious Lego builders only, thanks to lots of complex sections and an eye-watering piece count.

When it's built, the Lego Marvel Hulkbuster looks absolutely fantastic. It's hugely imposing, however, so you're going to need a lot of space to display this. At 21 inches tall and 19 inches wide, you'll need a big (and strong) shelf or an empty side table to place it on. It's going to look great wherever you put it, though.

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.

Best for Black Panther fans

Lego Black Panther

(Image credit: The LEGO Group)

Lego Marvel Black Panther

Specifications

Price: $349.99/£299.99
Model number: 76215
Pieces: 2,961
Finished item dimensions: 19 x 16 inches / 46 x 39 cm
Recommended age: 18+

Reasons to buy

+
Realistic detail
+
Two different ways to display

Reasons to avoid

-
Not the most interesting design
-
Pricey
Buy it if:

You like discounts : This set has been perpetually 40% off on Lego set for months.

You appreciate realistic detail: There's no denying this bust looks like the real T'Challa.

Don't buy it if:

 You haven't got much patience for building: This is a repetitive, fiddly build with a lot of black pieces, so you'll need patience to finish it.

The bottom line:

🔎 Black Panther: Almost lifesize, this bust of King T'Challa is every bit as impressive as you'd imagine it should be — but its mass of single-colored bricks makes for a laborious build. ★★★★

If you're a fan of Black Panther, then this is undoubtedly one of the best Lego Marvel sets you can buy. This almost-lifesize bust captures King T'Challa's helmet in all its glory, putting Lego's other helmets to shame. 

Along with the head, it also comes with Black Panther's gloves. Interesting, you can display this set in one of two ways: with or without the hands. Choose to have them, and it'll appear as if he's posing with his hands on his shoulders. Prefer it without? That's entirely your call.

As fantastic as this set looks when it's finished, though, it's not the most interesting build thanks to the mass of black bits (other than the odd bit of silver detailing). You'll need a lot of patience to get to the end of it. Manage it, though, and it's absolutely worth it.

Being close to lifesize, it's obviously a large model, and that comes with a steep price tag. The good news? It's almost perpetually on offer, and there's been 40% off on Lego for several months.

Best for Guardians of the Galaxy fans

Lego Marvel The Guardians’ Ship (76193)_build in progress 4_Andy Hartup

(Image credit: Future)

Specifications

Price: $159.99/£129.99
Model number: 76193
Pieces: 1,901
Finished item dimensions: 9 x 14 x 23 inches / 25 x 36 x 59 cm
Recommended age: 14+

Reasons to buy

+
Enjoyable build
+
Great details
+
Includes display stand

Reasons to avoid

-
Some sections are tricky to build
Buy it if:

You love detail: There are numerous great details for fans included in the set.

You don't want to break the bank: This set is a steal for $160, and it's frequently found at a discount, too.

Don't buy it if:

 You want a full-on playset: It may not be an 18+ set like many of the Marvel sets on this list, but it's still not exactly "swooshable".

The bottom line:

🔎 The Guardians' Ship: One of our favorite Lego Marvel sets, this packs in so much fantastic detail and it comes at a palatable price. ★★★★½

Without a doubt, the Guardians' Ship is one of the best Lego Marvel sets you can buy right now — and one of the best Lego ships ever created. And yeah, we're including the Millennium Falcon in that! 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.

We might pause a little at spending $160 on a playset, but we'd imagine older kids will be more than capable of taking care of this thing and giving it the respect it deserves. It's undoubtedly designed with display in mind, though, and for that reason it comes with a stand — a huge plus that we love.

There's a lot of detail to enjoy here, including plenty of internal features and a set of neat minifigures (including Star Lord, Groot, Gamora and more). 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.

Best for Thor fans

Lego Marvel Thor’s Hammer 76209_Side view

(Image credit: Future)

Specifications

Price: $99.99/£104.99
Model number: 76209
Pieces: 979
Finished item dimensions: 18 x 11.5 inches / 46 x 29 cm
Recommended age: 18+

Reasons to buy

+
It looks fantastic when built
+
Huge!

Reasons to avoid

-
A fairly repetitive build
-
Pricey, particularly in the U.K.
Buy it if:

If you like 'artifacts': Thor's Hammer makes for an unusual and interesting finished Lego model

You don't mind repetitive builds: Much of the process is very samey, so you'll need patience.

Don't buy it if:

You want the best value for your money: It's not the cheapest set, from a per-piece perspective, and we've rarely seen this one on offer.

The bottom line:

🔎 Thor's Hammer: It's not the most exciting build, but the finished model looks absolutely fantastic — just like the real thing. It's a unique Lego set and we'd love more like it. ★★★★

It's a fairly expensive set for what it is — particularly in the UK, where it's more in GBP than it is in USD, a weird situation that we rarely see with other Lego sets. But for $100, you're getting an almost-lifesize model of Thor's impressive hammer — Mjölnir — made out of 979 Lego pieces.

The finished build is something rather striking, and an unusual 'artifact' of a Lego set quite unlike anything else (except maybe Captain America's Shield, which has come along since). It looks fantastic when finished, and comes with a rocky stand for the hammer to balance on. 

It's big enough to be picked up and held, making it great to pose with. Obviously, it's not imbued with the real powers of Mjölnir, however, so we wouldn't recommend hitting, well, anything with it. Still, it's an authentic replica and it's surprisingly weighty to hold, thanks in part to the solid and sturdy build.

The downside is that given the nature of the hammer, it's not the most exciting building process. Much of it is repetitive, and there isn't much color variation in the design. We'd say it's worth it, though, if you don't mind a bit of repetition.

Best for minifigures

Lego Marvel Daily Bugle 76178

(Image credit: The LEGO Group)

Lego Marvel Daily Bugle

Specifications

Price: $349.99/£264.99
Model number: 76178
Pieces: 3,772
Finished item dimensions: 32 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches / 82 x 27 x 27 cm
Recommended age: 18+

Reasons to buy

+
It's huge!
+
Comes with an incredible 25 minifigures
+
Packs in so much detail

Reasons to avoid

-
Its size can make it difficult to display
-
Lots of repetitive sections in the build
Buy it if:

You're a big fan of the MCU: The minifigures here cover a wide range of Marvel characters, so fans are going to love them

You relish big, time-consuming builds: With 3,772 pieces, this is a huge build to really lose yourself in.

Don't buy it if:

You are restricted by budget: At $349.99, this is an expensive Lego set so it's not one to be bought lightly. 

The bottom line:

🔎 Daily Bugle: Huge, imposing and absolutely packed with fantastic minifigures, there's so much to love about the Daily Bugle. The size and price means it's only for serious Lego fans, but it's a fantastic build and looks even better when finished. ★★★★★

At $350, the Lego Marvel Daily Bugle isn't a purchase to make lightly — but do it, and it's one you're most likely not going to be disappointed with. It measures over 32 inches (82cm) tall, making it tower over most other Lego sets. It's quite the imposing model, then, but it looks absolutely fantastic.

There are four storeys in the Daily Bugle, each one is filled with lots of fun little details. Whether you're a comic book or movie fan, you'll find little Easter eggs to make you chuckle, all nestled between the usual office equipment like desks, photocopiers and computers. The walls can be removed, too, so you can peer into any floor whenever you feel like it.

On the outside, the Daily Bugle is filled with life thanks to its impressive glass front, eye-catching fire escape and attention-grabbing signage atop the building. There's also a traditional New York City taxi cab to give the building a sense of presence within the bustling city.

The best thing, though? All the minifigures: There are 25 of them here. It's been beaten by the Avengers Tower recently, but it's still a huge number of minifigs, and there are some fantastic characters here. Including Spider-Ham, Gwen, Mysterio, Venom, Carnage, Dr. Octopus, The Punisher, and more, it really is the ultimate collection for Spider-Man fans.

Best for modular fans

(Image credit: Future)

Specifications

Price: $249.99/£214.99
Model number: 76218
Pieces: 2,708
Finished item dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 x 10.5 inches / 32 x 31 x 26 cm
Recommended age: 18+