One of the best kids toy companies in the world is, without a doubt, LEGO. LEGO has an assortment of different sets, including sets based on movies, dioramas of real life architecture, sets that can be turned into multiple different things and even sets that are just a bunch of bricks to encourage kids to creatively build something for themselves.
One of my favorite LEGO adaptations of the past few years has been their LEGO Marvel sets. Whether they are based on the movies, the comics or a TV show, the LEGO Marvel sets prove themselves to be accurate to their sources, bringing forth some of our favorite characters. Here are ten of these LEGO Marvels sets that I think were designed extraordinarily well that are a must-have for any Marvel fan.
1. Attack on Avengers Tower
US Price: $59.99
This incredibly well designed model of Avengers Tower is not only an exterior, but also a very detailed interior with six different rooms. It's a very fun set with an assortment of characters, props and everything you would want to see in the base for the Avengers. Though it is almost $60, it is certainly worth the money.
2. Ant-Man Final Battle
US Price: $19.99
This set has to be one of the cleverest sets I have seen by LEGO in a long time. In order to fit the theme of Ant-Man, one of the parts of the set you need to build are two over-sized LEGO bricks. But, to add icing to the cake, the set also included the actual sized versions of those bricks. It was a hilarious twist to an already well designed set that I truly appreciated.
3. The S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
US Price: $349.99
This is the largest LEGO Marvel set to date. It is an extremely detailed and rather large model of the Helicarrier as seen in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035). But it's not just one giant ship. It also includes many miniature quinjets, airplanes and other vehicles, and includes different minifigures and miniature minifigures. Plus, there's also a very well designed interior that looks like its straight out of the movie. If you have $350 to spare, use it on this thing. It will keep you busy for a very long time.
4. Hulk Lab Smash
US Price: $49.99
This is one of those rare LEGO Marvel sets that brings forth elements from the comics. Not only does it include Hulk and Thor, but it also features the red-suited comic book version of Falcon, along with comic book villains Taskmaster and M.O.D.O.K. in spectacular detail. Plus, it's a fun set with many features that are sure to keep you entertained.
5. Rhino and Sandman Super Villain Team-Up
US Price: $39.99
For the first time, LEGO brings forward their versions of Sandman and Rhino, two classic Spider-Man villains. The main backdrop of the set is a construction site for Sandman to do his thing, allowing him to stretch his abilities across the entire set with his two giant hands. Plus, it comes with the Iron Spider, the Spider-Man suit used in Civil War. Throw everything together, and you've got yourself one awesome LEGO set.
6. Knowhere Escape Mission
US Price: $39.99
Straight out of Guardians of the Galaxy, this awesome set introduces LEGO Groot and Rocket, along with Nebula and a Sakaaran bad guy. It is a very inventive set that takes up a lot of room for only 433 pieces. It's a lot of fun and Groot is pretty freaking sweet. This set is also a must-have.
7. Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack
US Price: $54.39 on Amazon.com (retired product)
Let's face it, there's probably not a person alive that looked at Iron Man's mansion in the movies and did not want it. Well, this is probably the closest most of us will get to owning this incredible house. The set includes Tony Stark and his Mark 42 suit, in addition to Pepper, the Mandarin and an Extremis soldier. It's an exquisite set and a great addition to any LEGO collection.
8. Spider-Man Daily Bugle Showdown
US Price: $63.95 on Amazon.com (retired product)
Based on the Ultimate Spider-Man TV series, this set brings forth some of the best Marvel characters like Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Dr. Doom, Nova and Beetle in the LEGO adaptation of the Daily Bugle's building. It is an awesome set with many features. Plus, really, who wouldn't want a LEGO J. Jonah Jameson minifigure?
9. Wolverine's Chopper Showdown
US Price: $99.99 on Amazon.com (retired product)
I've got two words for you: LEGO Deadpool. Or is that technically three words? In either case, this set is a must have not only because of Deadpool, but also because of Wolverine and Magneto. These are three of X-Men's most popular characters, plus the helicopter is very well designed. Unfortunately, due to how old this set is, it very very rare and expensive, especially considering how cheap it once was. It is without a doubt one of the coolest Marvel LEGO sets to date, and I keep waiting for the day LEGO releases a new set with Deadpool in it.
10. The Hulk Buster Smash
US Price: $29.99
This is honestly my favorite one on the list. It is very well designed and the Hulk buster suit moves surprisingly well. Iron Man fits perfectly into the center of the Hulk buster, and the rest of the suit closes around him. It is fun to look at and a blast to build, and even more fun to play with. Throw in some LEGO cars for Hulk to throw, and you''ll be busy for weeks.
Those are only a few of the awesome Marvel LEGO sets that have been released. There are plenty more just waiting for you to build them. Don't be afraid of being the Dad in The LEGO Movie. Whether you're a kid, a parent, a grandparent, a high school student, a college student, or something else completely, anyone can have fun with LEGO and there's no reason to feel ashamed of yourself. It's both creative and fun, and there's nothing wrong with having a little creative fun. So go out there, buy your favorite LEGO Marvel set and rebuild your childhood one brick at a time.