If we’re going to talk about massive movie franchises, there are very few more successful than Marvel.
Their cinematic universe (better known as the MCU) is an absolute behemoth, so today we’re going to delve into 15 of the very best LEGO Marvel sets out there.
The franchise spans movies, comics, and even TV shows, and it makes complete sense that LEGO got involved in an intellectual property that is only going from strength to strength.
From large, intricate, and expansively shelf-busting sets to small and simple builds, we have considered them all, rating them in various areas, including their looks, playability, and Minifigures.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most insane and incredible LEGO Marvel sets out there!
15. Avengers: Endgame Final Battle
Set number: 76192
Movie: Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Release year: 2021
Number of pieces: 572
RRP: $79.99 / £69.99
Number of Minifigures: 8 (Ant-Man (Scott Lang) statuette, Black Panther, Captain America, Chitauri, Iron Man (mark 58 armor), Scarlet Witch, Thanos, and Thor)
We’re going to start off this list with one of the biggest and most immense battles of the MCU, and that’s the LEGO depiction of the Avengers: Endgame Final Battle.
It comes with a destroyed section of the Avengers compound, featuring light blue translucent windows. There is also Ant-Man (Scott Lang’s) small, brown, retro-looking van – an integral part of the whole battle.
While the scenery isn’t much to look at, and the small section of the Avengers compound isn’t much to look at or play with, the value in this set comes in the Minifigures that are included.
The Minifigure selection is fantastic, and we love that you get the flying and blast effects with the Scarlet Witch and Iron Man. These purple and blue pieces really add a pop of vibrancy to the cast.
One of the most impressive things though is the large Thanos Minifigure. Standing at around twice the size of an average Minifigure, he certainly makes for an imposing addition to both the battlefield and the set.
Overall, the Avengers: Endgame Final Battle is not only a fun set with a lot of play value, but it’s great for world-building and increasing your roster of Marvel characters.
14. Battle at the Ancient Village
Set number: 76177
Movie: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Release year: 2022
Number of pieces: 400
RRP: $39.99 / £34.99
Number of Minifigures: 4 (Death Dealer, Shang-Chi, Wenwu (The Mandarin), and Xialing)
If we are going to talk about the best LEGO Marvel sets, it would be remiss of us if we didn’t touch on the undeniably beautiful Battle at the Ancient Village set!
We’ll start off by talking about the main selling point of this set: the large and stunning serpent-like dragon. Red and white in color, it can be moved and positioned easily.
It stands on a blue water-like base, featuring translucent splashes coming from either side of it. There is also a translucent blue blast of water firing from its large and articulated mouth.
The dragon can in fact be detached from the base and played with as it is, too. You have plenty of options when it comes to having fun with this set.
Not only do we get some pretty rare Minifigures, but we get a tiny little six-legged, winged animal, too. But strangely, the most impressive thing about the Minifigures is the Rings accessory.
These rings can be attached to clear LEGO pieces and positioned in whichever way you want. It can then be held in a Minifigure’s hand. Not only does it look amazing, but it’s sturdy and doesn’t easily fall apart.
The other accessories include various knives and a fighting stick, all of which look great and are very appropriate for the set.
Overall, this truly is one of the most incredible and mystical-looking LEGO sets on this list, and being able to build it, own it, and play with it is an absolute pleasure!
13. Avengers Tower Battle
Set number: 76166
Movie: Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
Release year: 2020
Number of pieces: 685
RRP: $89.99 / £79.99
Number of Minifigures: 8 (AIM Agent x2, Black Widow, Iron Man, Iron Man (blazer armor), Iron Man (tazer armor), and Red Skull)
Up next is the tall and exciting Avengers Tower Battle LEGO set, complete with 8 of the coolest Minifigures around.
We love how tall this build is. Vertical sets always pop and look great in a lineup of sets. It makes them stand out more. It’s tall, thin, and interesting looking.
That’s not to say that it has no play value – it really does! It has several different levels within the building itself where you can battle with your Minifigures.
The translucent blue window pieces also allow you to see what’s going on in the building, no matter which way round you position this particular set. It gives the building a strong and imposing yet light and airy look.
Minifigures-wise, there are some wonderful choices. We particularly like the two different versions of Iron Man that there are, a Black Widow figure is always welcome, and Red Skull looks incredible.
There are plenty of fun accessories that they come with too, and the translucent blast/flame effects are always welcome and provide a nice bright dynamic element to any LEGO Marvel set.
There’s a really nice balance between good guys and bad guys, meaning that you can have pretty evenly-matched Minifigure battles!
Also, as an interesting side note, you can also find two of the six LEGO Marvel Infinity Stones in this set: the purple power stone and the blue space stone.
Overall, the Avengers Tower Battle set is exciting and offers a lot of play features and Minifigures to help expand your LEGO Marvel universe!
12. The Milano vs. The Abilisk
Set number: 76081
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 (2017)
Release year: 2017
Number of pieces: 460
RRP: $49.99 / £44.99
Number of Minifigures: 5 (Baby Groot, Drax, Gamora, Nebula, and Star-Lord (Peter Quill))
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 is a pretty vibrant and fun movie, and The Milano vs. The Abilisk LEGO set really lives up to that reputation!
The large, bright orange spaceship opens up and allows you to seat one of your Minifigures behind the control yoke. There is also an Awesome Mix Tape in there too, just to keep on-brand!
The tips of the Milano’s wings are articulated and can move up and down, giving it an extra dynamic element. It beats a completely static and unchangeable ship!
Moving on to the Abilisk, this pink creature has a very ‘Sarlacc Pit’ feel to it, like the one that can be found in the 75174 Desert Skiff Escape LEGO Star Wars set.
It has studs on the end of each tentacle, meaning it can hold various other pieces from the set, including the Minifigures. This adds another fun layer of playability.
Each of the Minifigures are great, and worthy opponents to the Abilisk. All of them are exclusive to this particular set, and feature double-sided head printing – one happy face and the other a determined one.
Star-Lord (Peter Quill) also comes with an alternate helmeted head that looks fantastically detailed! It’s not often we get this, for example the LEGO Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy advent calendar only has the un-helmeted version.
But we want to highlight how adorable yet cool the super-tiny baby Groot Minifigure is. We still love it even though it has no articulation!
Overall, The Milano vs. The Abilisk is a vibrant and exciting set that has a lot of play value and allows you to create all kinds of fun other-worldly scenes.
11. Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Battle
Set number: 76057
Release year: 2016
Number of pieces: 1092
RRP: $99.99 / £99.99
Number of Minifigures: 7 (Aunt May, Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Scarlet Spider, Scorpion, Spider-Girl, and Spider-Man)
The Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Battle is a surprisingly grand and large build that not only has a lot of play value, but also looks fantastic.
This set consists of half of a bridge, with a damaged and broken section in the middle, as if it has been damaged or destroyed. It has a great aesthetic, with sections even featuring graffiti.
The section of the bridge isn’t the most fun or interesting play set – it’s got no moving or dynamic features. But it more than makes up for that with how striking it looks.
It does have some little hidden compartments, though, for example in the supporting leg structures. It adds to the play value and gives you a place to hide away your Minifigures.
If you had the money and the space, you could even double up on this set and create a full bridge! Now THAT would be a grand LEGO build indeed!
The Minifigures are what bring this set to life, though. There’s a great selection of characters – both good and bad. There are plenty of places up and down this build where they can be attached, hung, hidden, and enjoyed.
The Green Goblin is a highlight, and he even comes with his small flying vehicle that can be attached to a levered section on the end of the bridge. This gives it the illusion of flying.
And before we forget, there are also some great little accessories to this set, including trash cans, boxes, flames, and even a yellow taxi.
Overall, the Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Battle LEGO set provides you with a large playset that you can enjoy the many varied Minifigures on.
10. Gargantos Showdown
Set number: 76205
Movie: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Release year: 2022
Number of pieces: 264
RRP: $29.99 / £24.99
Number of Minifigures: 3 (America Chavez, Doctor Strange, and Wong)
The Gargantos Showdown LEGO set might only be a small one (at least compared to the rest in this list), but it doesn’t make it any less fantastic!
Not only do you get three wonderful Minifigures, but you get a fun and highly articulate creature for the figures to battle with.
We’ll start by discussing the Minifigures. Doctor Strange and Wong are criminally rare Minifigures, to say they appear in so much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it is of course nice to get both here.
America Chavez, a character only introduced in the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie, gets her Minifigure debut here. She’s a great addition to the LEGO roster, and her looks and detailing are fantastic.
The Gargantos monster is the obvious star of the set, though. The many tentacles are articulated and can be positioned however and wherever you want.
The large center eye is also amazing, and we love how they used transparent yellow and orange pieces to make it look extra realistic and like an actual, real-life eye!
Overall, for a tiny little LEGO set tied into the movie, it’s certainly one worth picking up. Not only are the Minifigures wonderful, but the whole Gargantos monster allows you to create all kinds of chaotic scenarios!
9. Daily Bugle
Set number: 76178
Release year: 2021
Number of pieces: 3772
RRP: $349.99 / £299.99
Number of Minifigures: 25 (Amber Grant, Aunt May, Ben Urich, Bernie the Cab Driver, Betty Brant, Black Cat, Blade, Carnage, Daredevil, Dr. Octopus (Otto Octavius), Firestar, Ghost Spider / Spider-Gwen, Green Goblin, Gwen Stacy, J. Jonah Jameson, Mysterio, Peter Parker, Robbie Robertson, Ron Barney, Sandman, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), The Punisher, and Venom)
We’re not going to lie, there’s something that’s instantly interesting and fun about tall, vertical LEGO sets, and the Daily Bugle set falls right into that category!
It is an extensive and detailed play set with a lot of awesome features and ways you can integrate your Minifigures, but at the same time, it doesn’t take up much floor space.
We’ll admit, the Daily Bugle building itself is kind of plain and boring, but it’s everything that you can add to it that makes it so exciting.
From the large red letters at the top to the fire escape ladders to the multitude of ways you can attach Minifigures to the vertical unit, it’s bursting with energy!
The number of actual Minifigures included is also a great drawing feature, with 25 Marvel heroes and villains to choose from. Dr. Octopus (Otto Octavius) is a particular favorite, with his 4 articulated robotic arms.
Overall, it’s a surprisingly fun set with a lot of play value. This is surprising, as it looks like it might be quite a static build.
If you want to recreate busy and action-packed Marvel fight scenes, then the Daily Bugle is a set that’s going to keep you entertained for hours!
8. Avengers Hulk Helicopter Rescue
Set number: 76178
Movie: Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Release year: 2019
Number of pieces: 482
RRP: $59.99 / £49.99
Number of Minifigures: 5 (Black Widow, Chitauri x2, Hulk, and Rescue (Pepper Potts))
If you want a good world-building LEGO set at a totally reasonable price, then the Avengers Hulk Helicopter Rescue is one that will fulfill that role perfectly.
You of course get a helicopter that can seat a Minifigure. The blades rotate, and it fires missiles from its wings, meaning that you can fly it into battle.
There are also a couple of Chitauri vehicles that can battle the helicopter, making it extra fun for whoever gets their hands on it. The vehicles can seat a Chitauri on the back.
But of course, the main draw is the Minifigures, of which there are some great inclusions. Rescue (Pepper Potts) is an especially rare and exciting choice that isn’t available anywhere else.
The larger Hulk Minifigure is also great, and we love the white outfit that he’s in. It never made sense to have a hulk that was the same size as all the other regular Minifigures.
Fun side note, this is not the Incredible Hulk, this is Professor Hulk. The same character, but a much more tamed and refined version. It’s cool to get this movie-specific version of the character.
The Hulk also comes with a red Infinity Gauntlet that he created, and it sits nicely on the end of his arm. There are the various Infinity Stones sat in there too.
Overall, this is a neat set if it’s rare and great-looking Minifigures you’re after. The helicopter and the Chitauri vehicles only add to the world-building.
7. Rise of the Domo
Set number: 76156
Movie: Eternals (2021)
Release year: 2021
Number of pieces: 1040
RRP: $89.99 / £89.99
Number of Minifigures: 6 (Druig, Ikaris, Makkari, Phastos, Sersi, and Thena)
If you want something that has a few tricks up its sleeve, then you’re going to enjoy the Rise of the Domo LEGO set.
While the Eternals movie itself was pretty polarizing among Marvel fans, the quality of the LEGO build cannot be questioned.
The brutal-looking Domo spaceship might look plain on the outside, but it can be opened up to reveal various rooms and sections that can be played with and explored. It holds some really cool surprises!
The Minifigures all look wonderful and have fantastic detailing all over them. They are all of course compatible with the ship, and all 6 of them can comfortably fit inside at the same time.
As with many other sets, the accessories are all fantastic. LEGO Marvel always go the best blast/flying effects with their translucent pieces!
We love that part of this build is a larger character that is very reminiscent of the old-school Bionicle LEGO characters that you used to be able to get.
It allows you to play on two different scales: the smaller Minifigure scale, or the large Bionicle-like scale.
Overall, the Rise of the Domo set might seem pretty simplistic, but it holds some really fun surprises while allowing you to enjoy the two different scales of figures.
6. Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash
Set number: 76088
Movie: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Release year: 2017
Number of pieces: 492
RRP: $59.99 / £54.99
Number of Minifigures: 5 (Grandmaster, Hulk, Loki, Sakaarian Guard, and Thor)
We’re big fans of bright and colorful LEGO play sets, and the Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash set totally embodies that! With its bright blue and red walls with yellow highlights, it’s certainly eye-catching!
The walls can be pivoted and turned inwards or outwards, depending on what you want to do and what scene you would like to set. It’s a better option than completely fixed solid walls.
The throne section on top of the walls is adorned with bright yellow columns, and two floodlights reach up at either side of those columns. It really adds to that ‘arena’ feel of the set.
The Minifigure selection is fantastic, and as always the larger Minifigures are always a bonus. It’s great to get an Incredible Hulk figure in any set, but one dressed up in the Sakaarian gladiator armor is even better.
Of course, Thor, Loki, and the Grandmaster are all fun additions too, and the Sakaarian Guard makes for a fun little army builder, should you decide to collect more than one of them.
Overall, the Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash is a colorful and fun set that, while not the most dynamic of builds, certainly makes for some exciting and bright play!
5. I Am Groot
Set number: 76217
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Release year: 2022
Number of pieces: 467
RRP: $54.99 / $44.99
Number of Minifigures: 0
The I Am Groot LEGO build is less of a set and more of a tiny character build. And you know what? It actually looks really great! From the looks to the articulation, Groot is certainly a fine set.
And we have to give it to LEGO, they’ve made something natural and without any straight lines per se work in LEGO form! It shouldn’t work…but it does!
We love how they included an Awesome Mix Volume 2 mixtape, and the small plaque that you can display next to this particular build is perfect!
It combines the skill and craftsmanship that LEGO is renowned for with that patented Marvel humor!
Groot’s legs bend at the hips, knees, and ankles, and his arms bend at the shoulders, elbows, and wrists. On top of that, each finger is poseable. This means you can get him in some fantastic and fun positions!
And as an added bonus, Groot is pretty accurately scaled to the same size he is in Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2.
Overall, we have to hand it to LEGO for making something like this look so good. It was a bold move and something that could have easily become a bit of a mess, but it worked out wonderfully.
4. The Goat Boat
Set number: 76208
Movie: Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
Release year: 2022
Number of pieces: 564
RRP: $59.99 / £54.99
Number of Minifigures: 5 (Gorr, King Valkyrie, Korg, Mighty Thor, and Thor)
Hopping over to the most recent of Marvel movies, Thor: Love and Thunder, we have the Goat Boat LEGO set.
It consists of an old Viking-looking boat being pulled by two goats. The back ‘hut’ section of the boat opens up both ways and allows you to put a couple of Minifigures in there.
The goats are a fun build, and we like how they utilized printed bricks for their faces. Would it have worked better with a brand-new molded head sculpt? Maybe, yes, but what we get is great too.
The goats can be separated and have individually articulated legs, meaning you can play and put them in whatever position you want.
The Minifigures are all great. Korg is a fan favorite, and they really do him justice here. King Valkyrie, Mighty Thor, and Thor all have a similar aesthetic, and the detailing is incredible.
Perhaps Gorr could have been done a little better, maybe by utilizing a single block piece for his bottom half. But then, while it would have looked more like he was wearing a robe, he would have had less articulation.
That is but a minor complaint, though. While there are only 5 Minifigures, the selection is still one of the best on this list.
Overall, The Goat Boat is an amazing-looking set that not only looks striking but has some unique Minifigures. It’s worth buying for the stunning Asgardian, Viking-looking ship alone!
3. Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown
Set number: 76108
Movie: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Release year: 2018
Number of pieces: 1004
RRP: $99.99 / 89.99
Number of Minifigures: 5 (Cull Obsidian, Doctor Strange, Ebony Maw, Iron Man (mark 50 armor), and Spider-Man)
You’d be hard-pressed to think of a more recognizable building from the MCU than the Sanctum Sanctorum. The Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown depicts the face-off in the New York streets.
And LEGO has done an amazing job of replicating the large stone building, even ensuring that they included the iconic big round window on the roof.
While it looks like a single solid block of a set, each of the levels of the Sanctum Sanctorum can be separated to reveal a different scene.
There are several different rooms for your Minifigures to play in, and even a pizza shop at the base. The whole building is on a hinge and can be folded together for playability and storage.
The Minifigures are all brilliant, and you get a good selection of both good guys and bad guys. The highlight is of course the huge and bulky Cull Obsidian, which is around twice the height of the other Minifigures.
The sheer number of accessories is also something to marvel at (pun not intended). There are so many different bits and pieces that help bring the LEGO set to life and give it a really action-packed look.
Overall, the Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown is a beefy Marvel set that really does have as much play value as it does display value.
2. Ant-Man and the Wasp
Set number: 75997
Movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Release year: 2018
Number of pieces: 218
Number of Minifigures: 1 (The Wasp (Hope van Dyne))
In 2nd place in today’s list, we have the Ant-Man and the Wasp LEGO set, a build that was exclusive to the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.
It consists of a single tiny Minifigure and a large bust. The bust is that of Ant-Man, with his distinctive helmet having plenty of details built into it.
There’s not much to do with the head, it can move side to side, and the antenna on the side pivots up and down, but it’s more of a companion piece for the comparably minuscule Minifigure.
And speaking of Minifigures, only one comes with this set: The Wasp (Hope van Dyne). She is exclusive to this set and looks absolutely fantastic. She only comes with a helmet, though, and no hair piece for if you remove it.
Still, The Wasp is a nice rarity of a Minifigure that looks stunning next to the much larger Ant-Man head.
Overall, this is a rare and exciting set. The two different scales are great and work well next to each other. It might not have much of a playability factor, but it more than makes up for this with coolness!
1. The SHIELD Helicarrier
Set number: 76042
Movie: Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
Release year: 2015
Number of pieces: 2996
RRP: $349.99 / £279.99
Number of Minifigures: 17 (Black Widow, Captain America, Captain America statuette, Hawkeye, Hawkeye statuette, Iron Man statuette, Maria Hill, Nick Fury, Nick Fury Statuette, and SHIELD Agent statuette x8)
We end this list with the breathtakingly bold SHIELD Helicarrier. Not only is it one of the most iconic and unique Marvel vehicles, but the LEGO set is equally captivating.
The massive black carrier is part ship, part aircraft. It had a long runway on the top, and LEGO even included some extra tiny aircraft micro builds that look totally at home on the deck.
The whole SHIELD Helicarrier can be placed on a display stand that displays a few facts about the gigantic vehicle.
There are plenty of blue translucent tiles around, giving it a light, airy, and futuristic look. When you open up the center section, it reveals a large control station, perfect to play with the statuettes in.
The one and only issue that we can spot is that the SHIELD Helicarrier is a little stud-y. As it is a (relatively) older set, more of the studs are exposed, whereas a more up-to-date version may cover many sections up with smooth panels.
And speaking of the statuettes, we love the fact that you get those even smaller versions of the characters too. You get to enjoy play in two completely different scales. The statuettes are more in scale with the SHIELD Helicarrier itself.
The Minifigures are really nice, and you get a few unique and exciting characters. Maria Hill and the version of Hawkeye are certainly Minifigures you wouldn’t expect to find in any other sets.
One of the most unique parts of this set is that you can display all 5 regular-sized Minifigures in front of a large, eagle-like SHIELD logo. It’s a neat way of displaying what Minifigures come in the set.
Overall, the SHIELD Helicarrier totally deserves its number 1 place. Could it do with an updated version with a smoother look and less visible studs? Maybe, but what we get is truly a masterful LEGO build!
The 15 Best LEGO Marvel Sets Ever…in numbers!
So we’ve taken a deeper dive into the 15 best LEGO Marvel sets ever, but we thought we’d make things a little easier and simpler for you!
Take a look at this table to see how the sets stack up against each other!
|76192 Avengers: Endgame Final Battle||2021||$79.99 / £69.99|
|76177 Battle at the Ancient Village||2022||$39.99 / £34.99|
|76166 Avengers Tower Battle||2020||$89.99 / £79.99|
|75968 The Milano vs. The Abilisk||2017||$49.99 / £44.99|
|76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Battle||2016||$99.99 / £99.99|
|76205 Gargantos Showdown||2022||$29.99 / £24.99|
|76178 Daily Bugle||2021||$349.99 / 299.99|
|76144 Avengers Hulk Helicopter Rescue||2019||$59.99 / £54.99|
|76156 Rise of the Domo||2021||$89.99 / £89.99|
|76088 Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash||2017||$59.99 / £54.99|
|76217 I Am Groot||2022||$54.99 / £44.99|
|76208 The Goat Boat||2022||$59.99 / £54.99|
|76108 Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown||2018||$99.99 / £89.99|
|75997 Ant-Man and the Wasp||2018||N/A|
|76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier||2019||$349.99 / £279.99|
As you can see from this review list, there are some absolutely incredible LEGO Marvel sets out there that cover pretty much every movie and every cinematic phase.
And not only do these sets allow you to recreate your favorite scenes, they invite you to dream up new ones.
Why not add the Battle at the Ancient Village dragon to the top of the Daily Bugle? Who said you can’t park the Goat Boat on the SHIELD Helicarrier? It’s all part of the fun!
What we did notice is that not all of these sets are ridiculously expensive. Yes, there are a few that will set you back quite a bit of money, but some of the sets are very affordable.
If you can get a LEGO Marvel set for less than $50 / £50 then it’s a real win. More often than not, popular IP LEGO sets have steep price tags, but it’s good that there are cheaper options out there.
The 76402 SHIELD Helicarrier totally deserves that number one spot because of how grand and detailed it is. It looks fantastic, has a lot of play value, and the Minifigure assortment is first-rate.
But in all honesty, we could have put the rest of them in any order, and this list would have worked. The fact of the matter is that LEGO Marvel sets are very rarely bad!
Each of the LEGO Marvel sets is special and unique in its own way, and we love that there’s something for everyone, no matter what your budget is or what films you do or don’t like!
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