Adult fans of Lego (AFOLs) might describe the iconic Danish company’s products as an advanced construction system of interlocking blocks. In more candid moments, though, they’ll confess: They’re toys. Delightful, colorful, and highly collectible plastic toys.
Nevertheless, Lego goes to great lengths to appeal to consumers of all ages, so while its core customer group remains children, many of its most avid followers are old enough to make a decent pay, drive themselves to the toy store, and then fork over several days’ decent pay for… toys. Nobody thinks that’s odd and everyone’s happy.
And now with Marvel, and the MCU particularly, dominating the cultural landscape, Lego has been quick to supply licensed sets for fans of all ages. AFOLs and kids alike can find their favorite Avengers, wall-crawlers, and Wakandan kings in tiny, foot-piercing Lego bricks.
The following are 12 Lego Marvel sets perfect for display on cubicles and bookcases or simply a little diverting fun in front of the TV. A kidney or two may need to be sold for a few of them, mind.
(FYI: The numbers in parentheses are official Lego set numbers for easier reference. Many of the sets will be a bit old and hard to find in stores, so anyone interested should try BrickLink for the best prices on the secondary market.)