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LEGO Spider-Man (Raimi Trilogy)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

With Spider-Man: No Way Home (and the potential return of Tobey Maguire) right around the corner, LegoLee decides to flashback to the first-ever LEGO sets based on something Marvel or comic book related with the original Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 sets! Lee examines the strange history of this theme and why it still holds up today. 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever wherever you're listening. Thank you so much making me a part of your day. My name is Lee Palmy. Might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee. Three, two, nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube page. Join your name it. I'm all over the Internet and this is the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're having an absolutely fantastic day. And there's something I need to address right off the bat. I am sick. Yes, I am ill. I have come down with some sort of cold. I'm very congested, extremely stuffy. My voice is definitely not one hundred percent and if there's lots of random cuts throughout this episode, that's probably why, and hopefully my cure. Is this not a sponsor Canada Dry Ginger Ale that I'm going to be drinking? Hopefully the FIZ can kind of help clear my throat just a little bit throughout to day's episode. But if I sound just a little bit off today during this recording, just know that's why it's very weird, because I haven't been sick in the entire run of brick ology. It's kind of crazy because obviously I started this podcast in early twenty twenty and the world got very sick with the covid nineteen pandemic. However, I never got covid myself, and it's almost like social distancing, wearing masks and constantly washing your hands prevented me from getting germs all over my body for a long time. The last time I remember being sick was in summer of two thousand and nineteen. So I went like two and a half years without being sick, which is like a lifetime long run for me. However, I've gotten sick once again. I have some sort of cold and that is what this episode is coming out a little bit later than I wanted it too. I had planned for this episode to drop on Monday. I wrote the script on Saturday, but I just like, man, I'm not going to be able to record this in my current state and I was hoping I'd get better, and I have gotten a little bit better, better or not that I'm like, okay, I'll give recording the episode a shot, but I'm not great enough that I'm like this is going to be an amazing episode. So if I don't have like a ton of energy today. Just know. That is why, however, this is an awesome episode, an episode I am super excited to talk about that I think is going to be Super Fun, Super Informative and very nostalgic for a lot of people. So let's get started with today's episode. But first I have a few shameless lugs to an notce go find me online on facebook, twitter, instagram, Youtube, Patreon, Lego, Lee, three to nine on all of those platforms. Additionally, I have couple of other podcasts, the very manly muppet show and the are you not podcast. Go check those out streaming on spotify and apple podcast. And, speaking of those streaming services, hit your boy with a follow on whichever service you are using. If you are on spotify, you can follow me. If you're using apple podcast, you can subscribe to this podcast, and apple podcast users actually get some pretty cool, fun additional features where you can additionally rate the podcast out of five stars and leave me a written review. I would love to hear your feedback on the show. All right, announcements out of the way, hopefully this recording goes smooth enough, given my current conditions. Let's jump into this awesome episode of Brick Ology. So something I've been doing here on brick ology recently is a lot of marvel episodes. For some odd reason, the...

...first like fifty yer or so some on episodes of brick ology I hardly ever talked about Marvel, one of my personal favorite lego themes and favorite series of movies ever made, and for no reason I just never really covered it on brick ology besides the one Black Panther episode, but even that was like a special tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. I'm not sure why that is, but I'm trying to make up for it now and I've actually uploaded quite a few marvel episodes here recently. I didn't episode about Black Widow, I did an episode about what if, I did an't episode Ablot Seng Sheen, The legend the ten rings, and most recently I didn't episode about eternals, and all of those obviously tied in with a recent launch of a movie or TV show that those sets were based off of. Now the sets were talking about today are actually old lego marvel sets, not based off a current movie. But I'm doing kind of a two part episode this week and next week for spider man. Now lego has been making a lot of spider man content for nearly two decades now. They've made a ton of spider man stuff based off random cartoon shows, so much just based off the comic books. However, they've also, of course, translated these spider man movies into Lego sets, most recently the mcu spider man movies, and spider man no way home comes out tomorrow, the day after this podcast will come out. I have my tickets. I'm dressing up as spider man. I am stoked for the premiere. Now I am going to discuss the mcu Lego spider man sets here next week. However, before doing that, we're going to go back and look at the original lego spider man sets from nearly twenty years ago, and these sets are based off the original spider man films, directed by Sam Rami and of course, starring the iconic toby McGuire as spider man. Now, look, you've all seen these movies, right, everybody has seen these movies, like for Real, if you haven't seen these movies, I would be absolutely stunned for two s babies. These are iconic films and I remember seeing all these movies in the theater which is kind of scary because the original spider man movie is almost twenty years old and I have a vivid memory of going to a movie theater to see that film, which means I have conscious memories from twenty years ago. That is just messing with my head. But I was five years old when the original spider man movie came out, which means I was just about the perfect age to fall in love with these films, and I'm actually a humongous spider man Fan. I wore a spider man costume on Halloween in two thousand and one. There's a picture of me the year before the movie came out wearing a spider man costume. So I'm a huge spider man Fan and I grew up with these original spider man movies and these movies are extremely influential when it comes to comic book film, Superhero Movies and the genre as a whole. They were still kind of a young genre at the time. Come movies weren't taken super seriously. Now I do need to give credit to Xmen. Xmen actually came out a couple of years before spider man. That is kind of the first movie to kick off like the new wave of Combo movies, but besides that, pretty much the only comic book movies we had. We're like the Tim Burton s Batman Movies, which were just super weird and Wacky, and then the very cheesy and can't be s and eight s Superman movies with Christopher Reeve. Combo movies at the time weren't really...

...taken all that seriously. Xmen was the first one to kind of reinvent the wheel, but I think spider man is the movie that cemented combat movies as not only a viable genre of entertainment and box office success, but also just being a Dang good movie. Spider man was extremely well received at the time. It broke the weekend box office record when it came out in two thousand and two. This movie was huge and look, I went back and Rewatch the original spider man movie and it has some flaws, some parts of it don't hold up entirely too well, but it's still iconic and I still love it for what it is. Two years later, spider man, too was released in two thousand and four. Didn't gross quite as much money. However, the movie was even better and I rewatch this movie as well. And this is probably the best spider man movie. For All intents and purposes, it is a fantastic film. I love this movie and is nearly a perfect movie of the genre. Three years after that, spider man three was released in two thousand and seven. Spider man three, I think all of you know, it's easily the weakest of the trilogy. It's a pretty bonkers movie that definitely messes up lots of things and is very crowded. Now spider man three is completely irrelevant to everything we are talking about for today, because Lego didn't make any sets based off spider man three. However, they did make sets based off the original spider man and spider man too, so this is actually one of the original early license themes in the early two S, kind of similar to like Harry Potter. Lego jumped on the Harry Potter hype train and made sets based off that movie before it came out in two thousand and one. So when two thousand and two they jumped on the spider man hype train and made some spider man sets as well, which was very cool. which also means it's the first ever Lego theme to be based off something related to the comics. Now, obviously these sets were based off the movies then weren't based off spider man comic books, but of course the movies are based on the comic book. So this is, for all intents and purposes, the first ever Lego comic book related theme. Before Batman in two thousand and six, before marvel and DC superheroes had their returns in two thousand and twelve, Lego spider man and two thousand and two, kind of more on that in a second was the first ever comic based Lego theme. However, there are some oddities of this release. Basically, the sets based off spider man one, when they came out in two thousand and two, weren't part of a theme called Lego Spider Man. They were actually part of a different theme that maybe one day I'll talk about on brick ology, called lego studios. So what exactly is Lego Studios, you may ask? Well, essentially Lego encouraged people to make stop motion style movies using these Lego sets, and there was a Lego studios to that actually came with a camera that could take pictures and film short videos and all of these things basically came with the equipment to make like backdrops and sets to create your own Lego brick films. kind of a cool idea. It had some very outdated software for the time. Obviously early editing software wasn't super advanced, but it was a pretty cool idea. My brothers definitely had the big Lego studio set that came with the camera. That cameras somewhere in our Lego collection today, and they actually roped in some license themes into Lego studios as well. In two thousand and one they kind of combined Jurassic Park three with Lego studios and then in two thousand and two...

...they made spider man part of Lego Studios. So spider man was not its own theme at the time and you'll see that reflected in the set because not everything in the sets is specific to just the spider man movies. So that is rather bizarre. However, a year later Lego decide to break away from the studios theme with Spider Man and make spider man its own theme, which is pretty cool. And then a year later when spider man to came out, we had spider man two sets as their own theme. So spider man did become its own official Lego theme in two thousand and three, but we're also going to talk about the two thousand and two studio sets as well. Additionally, for two thousand and four spider man two sets, there were also four plus four junior sets that we will discuss. So some very strange things going on with the release of this theme, but there are quite a few sets and I'm very excited to talk about them here. So let's dive in. As if I needed more things to go wrong, somebody decided to start leaf blowing something outside my apartment. I have no idea what's going on. I apologize if there's any obnoxious background. No ways, but let's talk about those aforementioned Lego studios spider man sets from two thousand and two, starting off with the smallest set here, a seven dollar set with fifty eight pieces, called Green Goblin. That was literally the name of the set and, shocker, the first minifigure included with this set here is my green Goblin, Norman Osborne, himself played by the amazing Willem Dafoe in the film, who, of course, is set to appear in spider man no way home. I can't wait to see that character on the big screen again. Honestly, this green Goblin figure for the time is pretty fantastic. Has a really Nice brand new mold for his helmet that has a lot of detail. Has a pretty good face print underneath the helmet mold. Nice printing all around. This is a very good looking green Goblin figure. The only thing that's not amazing, I would say, are the pumpkin bombs. They're just transparent orange minifig heads. I think that was a rather boring solution to accomplishing that detail. Besides that very, very well done figure, the other figure included with this set is not spider man, so no spider man figure included with this spider man set, but it is the main love interest of the film, Mary Jane Watson, in an outfit she wears in the movie. It's like kind of a Chinese style dress. I have no idea why she wears that outfit in the movie. It feels very out of place, but Lego did a pretty good job at representing her in that outfit here. Nice Torso print, decent face print, good double tide of face with kind of a scared expression. Overall, a solid Mary Jane figure. Again. I find it weird that spider man has not included with this set, especially if you were a little kid at the time and wanted a Lego spider man figure. He was a little harder to obtain for the main titular character of one of these sets, so that is a little bit odd if you ask me. As for the build of this set, you get the Goblin Glider, a pretty simple build but has some nice purple pieces and some nice printed parts as well, which is good. You also get some side builds with some fire details and some lights. Not a whole lot going on. So overall, a pretty small set, but a solid enough set. And you do get the iconic Green Goblin villain in a cheap form, which is nice, but this set would have been a lot better if spider man were also included. Moving on to the next set, we have the wrestling scene, which was a twenty four dollar weird price point for this set, one hundred and twenty eight piece set.

Then include the figures here of spider man finally, but in his homemade suit, so it's basically the outfit that kind of looks like a basic wrestling outfit. Not An amazing looking figure year and definitely not the most desirable spider man figure to get. Also included with this set is another wrestler, I believe, played by Randy savage in the film, which is a fun detail. And then you also get the film director who comes with a camera. So this is where the whole studios thing comes into play. A lot of these studios sets include people who are part of like the film crew, and you get like their film equipment, like lights, cameras, dollies, all that weird stuff, which is kind of bizarre if you ask me. But the same time it's cool to get some of these things represented in Lego, so that is interesting. As for the build of this set, besides all the kind of directors equipment and studio equipment, you get the wrestling cage, but kind of like what would be on a set of a movie. It's a facade. It's not actually a big build. It's only one side of the cage. Not a whole lot going on here and honestly, I was really struggling to find a whole lot of information about this set. I was googling it, I was trying to find stuff on wikipedia and brick set and there weren't that many images around. I was like does this set even exists, like, what's going on? And then I realized this set literally was never released. This is an unreleased Lego set, so that kind of explained why there was such a lack of information about this set out there. That is very bizarre. So overall strange, bizarre set that literally doesn't exist. So let's move on to the next spider man studio set, referred to as the Spider Man Action Studio. This was a thirty dollar set with two hundred and forty eight pieces. It included the figures of spider man finally in his real iconic spider man suit from the first movie. Great to actually get that figured. That is awesome. You also got Peter Parker included with this set, which was pretty cool, and then we also got a cop and a robber, which were very generic city looking mini figures, and a director. And this director minifigure looks so much like Steven Spielberg that it's funny to me. Clearly lego model this guy's face print off Steven Spielberg. I find that very funny. As for the builds of this set, you get a very basic city style cop car. Nothing to talk about there. You get this bank build, but yet again the whole thing is just a facade. It's like a big vinyl piece. Literally, they made a big vinyl piece that has like all the bank details printed on it, rather than building it with Lego bricks, which I personally don't like. That kind of takes away from the film of Lego Building, so I'm not a huge fan of that particular detail. You also get some side builds, including lights and cameras, just like the last set we mentioned. So overall, nothing in this set was really all that accurate to a scene from the movie. Really, the only thing great here was that exclusive at the time spider man mini figure. However, there was kind of an additional set. It was a seven dollar set that only had twenty five pieces, but it came with a different vinyl piece you could swap out for the bank which essentially made you recreate the scene from the movie where the Green Goblin attacks Mary Jane on that Balcony. So that was actually pretty cool. So if you got the smallest set and the biggest set and then this little extension pack, you could actually recreate an iconic scene from the film. So I do like that detail. So that's cool.

However, honestly, these two thousand and two studios spider man sets aren't great, and you definitely see the limitations of the studios theme in full effect here. These sets are amazing, if you ask me so. Now we're in the year two thousand and three, in spider man is now its own official Lego theme, no longer part of Lego studios, and the sets gets so much better because of it. So the first that we're in to talk about here is called spider man's first chase. This was a twenty dollar set with one hundred and ninety one pieces and it includes the figures oh spider man in his homemade suit, which in some ways I'm fine with this because that a forementioned wrestling set, like I said, wasn't actually officially released, so this was the only way to actually get this version of spider man, so that's cool. However, the same time, like I already mentioned, definitely not the desirable version of spider man to get. So it's kind of a double edge sword there in a certain regard. Also, these figures are still yellow Lego mini figures. Will mention with the spider man two sets that the figures became flesh tone, but in two thousand and three, Lego was still using yellow for all of their mini figures, regardless if it were a license theme or not. The other figures included here you get a cop and you get a robber, generic city figures. As for the builds, you get a small, for wide cop car, you get a small, four wide robber car, you get a gate for the cars to crash through and you get a street light with a sign and then a fire hydrant. If this set sounds kind of like it could just be a generic Lego city sets, that's because as essentially is a Lego city set with an additional an old spider man minifigure. Not My favorite build out of this wave. However, I definitely had this set back in the day and had some fun with it, so it's not all bad, but I think it's a little bit weaker when comparing it to some of the other sets from this collection. The next seme we're a talking about here is a thirty dollar set with two hundred and eighteen pieces referred to as spider man and the Green Goblin. The origins this set include the figures here of spider man in his spider man's suit, which is pretty cool figure to get. However, it doesn't really make any sense why he was actually in this set, because spider man didn't exist in this scene. Like I said, this it is called the origins and this set represents the origin of spider man in the movie. So of course you also get a Peter Parker minifigure and additional Mary J minifigure, so it's very odd that spider man himself is in this set. However, I'm not complaining because I'm sure kids don't just want to have a generic Peter Parker figure. So actually including spider man in his spider man's suit is still a win. Additionally, you also got Norman Osborne and his assistant scientist, along with an additional Green Goblin minifigures. So a lot of cool figures included with this set. As for the build you get two separate builds built on, I believe, eight by eight or maybe sixteen by Sixteen Bass plates, which is very cool. One of them is the lab where spider man gets bit by the radioactive spider. You get some spiders and cages. They're all on transparent colors. One is transparent blue. That is supposed to be the spider that bite spider man and there is a feature to have it come down from the ceiling, which is very fun. The lab also has some nice kind of printed computer screen details to help set the scene. All that is great. As for the Green...

Goblin, you get his lab with a bunch of switches and stuff, and then it has a very typical lego play feature. They do a lot, but it's simple yet effective, of transforming the Green Gobler, Norman Osborne, into the Green Goblin. Essentially you can put the normal Osborne figure inside this little cage and then you do something to make it spin around and then he becomes the Green Goblin. It's a very simple but effective playability feature and overall I like this set and I like the idea of this set having parallel scenes from the movie. That's something lego really doesn't do. Ever, I haven't can't remember a single other Lego set being quite like this one. So it's a very unique set that came with some cool figures and made some very cool scenes and over all was a solid value, very very solid set. Well done, Lego. The next set here is called spider man versus Green Goblin. The final showdown this set was fifty dollars with three hundred and sixty pieces, which doesn't seem like a great price to part ratio, but the pieces included with this set are so large and I'm actually surprised this set was only fifty bucks, I think, to say would cost like eighty two hundred dollars in modern lego standards. The figures included here were spider man, Mary Jane Green Goblin. Now the Green Goblin figure actually had a slight update from the year before. They painted more stuff on his face. The last version didn't have any paint on the helmet piece. This version did, which made it look a little bit more accurate, which was nice to see. Also, you got an exclusive taxi driver figure in this set, which shocker. moving onto the builds, you get a taxi build as well, and you also do get a Goblin glider, but the Goblin glidder included with this set was much smaller and honestly dinkier than the version that came with the set from two thousand and two with Lego Studios. Not The best Goblin glider build in my opinion. But the main build of this set is the Roosevelt Island Bridge Tram, and this thing was hue. They actually use some Lego racers pieces from this time period in Lego to create the bridge and made it very long and very cool. nonfortunately, it was only about four wides. It could fit like one car going in one direction. You couldn't have cars going and opposite directions, but it was still very cool. And then, of course, the bridge also had a couple of spires. And then it had the tram, which had this string based elaborate polly system to have the tram go across, with a very cool and accurate play feature that I loved. Now the Tram, unlike the movie, did not have screaming children inside of it. It was just completely empty. I guess maybe that was a little bit too dark for Lego to include with this set, but other than that it's very accurate to the film. It's a very big design and an amazing looking set and, in my opinion, one of the best lego spider man sets ever made. It costs a lot of money now on third party markets, so I'll definitely never be able to afford this set, but it is a beautiful looking lego spider man set that I absolutely love. And that is it for sets based off the first spider man movie. So technically we got six sets, three from its own theme, three from Lego Studios. But in two thousand and four spider man was its own theme for Spider Man Too, and they made a lot more set for this film, starting off with the ten dollars seventy three piece set spider man street chase. This send include the figures of spider man. Now the figure was actually updated. He now had kind of dark blue details instead of a more normal shade of blue. But this...

...is finally a cheap set to include the character of spider man. Also. That was include a horrible voice crack, but a really great way to actually get the spider man figure, which is super exciting. And then you also got two different robber figures in this set as well, and they were in flesh tone because this is the first time in two thousand and four that Lego started to use flesh tone mini figures. So that such a fun little tidbit of Lego history that I think I've alluded to and some Harry Potter in Star Wars episodes as well. As for the build of this set, it's a piece of a New York Street, a tiny, tiny, tiny diamond store that you can steal from, and there's also a street sign with a spider web attached. There's also a street build that has a ramp in the middle of the street for some reason, I guess just for playability features, because one of these robbers has a skateboard with a spider man decal on it. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but was still kind of cool looking to get in the set, and the other one had the old style of Lego ttrike, which was a pretty cool thing to get as well. Now, this is not really based off a particular scene from the movie, but you know what, I think it was a fine, cheap little set in a good way to get the spider man mini figure, and I actually just ordered this set off bricklink, so I'm in is a painting getting this set in the mail. I'm very excited about that. I mainly just wanted the spider man minifigure. I had to pay a pretty penny to get this set, but it was the cheapest option for any of these og lego spider man set, so I put the bullet and ordered this one in particular. But moving on to a slightly larger set, for twenty dollars. We had doc ox bank robbery. This set had one hundred and seventy four pieces. It included the figures of spider man. You also finally got a Lego figure version of May, which was great to get, played by the great actress Rosemary Harris and the films, and our first appearance in Lego form of Doctor Otto Octavius, Aka DOCOC, another villain who's going to reappear in spider man no way home, played by the amazing Alfred Molina who, oddly enough, would go on to be the first ever actor to join the three Lego minifigure club. His character firm Raiders of the lost arc and then his character from Prince of Persia. I've talked about both of those lego themes on earlier episodes of brick ology were made into Lego minifigures, but his first ever like a minifigure was doc oc from spider man. Very very iconic villain, a great character in the movie and a really cool lego figure. Basically, the way they created his tentacle arms they use for a really long time. It looks great a functions really well, very very well done. I think this doc OC figure, especially for the time period, was a humongous success. And finally, you also got two cops in this set. So five mini figures for a twenty dollar set was really solid. The builds here another four wide cop car that has no roof, so a convertible cop car. That doesn't really make a whole lot of sense. kind of a silly inclusion if you ask me. You also get a cop trike, which I don't love either, but you know what, it gives of the set a little bit more action. The main build the set here is the bank, and honestly this bank isn't quite as bad as the bank from the studios set a couple years prior because it was actually built of Lego bricks and not just a big printed vinyl piece. But it is a facade. It's really skinny and there's almost no interior. Really. The only thing here is that DOC OC can rip the safe out of the wall and steal the money. Now the SAFE is...

...not entirely accurate to the movie. In the movie he doesn't rip the entire safe out of the wall, he just rips the door off the safe and in the movie it's rather cartoonish. But there's literally like bags of gold coins inside the safe and the movie, but the Lego set, oddly, is more realistic, with like one hundred dollar bills, kind of weird, kind of silly. So overall the build of this set honestly isn't great, but for twenty dollars, getting all these mini figures, including the main hero and the main villain, is spectacular. So it's still a solid set and I would have been satisfied getting this set back in the day and I wish I had this set and I really wish I had that og doc OC figure now because that figure is beautiful. Moving up in price ten dollars, we have spider man's train rescue. This set was thirty bucks with two hundred and ninety nine pieces, so a near perfect price to part ratio, and included the figures of spider man Doc OC, exact same versions from the last set. You also got jade Jonah Jamison, played by the amazing JK Simmons, who, of course is reprising his role once again in spider man no way home and was also briefly in spider man far from home. And the final minifigure included with this set is a train conductor. This set included the build of one train car. It would have been cool to get more than one, but I get it for the size of the set only having one train car. This particular car is kind of the caboose of this subway style train. And Look, this car in the movie is not a super attractive looking train and Lego did a fantastic job at representing that. It's rather square, rather drab and color scheme and I think it looks very accurate. And there actually are a few pieces of train track include did in this set and there's a mechanism to launch this car and there's also a mechanism to stop the car with a bunch of spider webs so you can recreate the iconic action scene from the movie. This set was not only great for play, it was great for display and it recreates one of the most iconic spider man action scenes of all time. This is a fantastic set, if you ask me, and it's super expensive on third party markets. I was really sad I couldn't find any version of the set for like less than a hundred fifty bucks. Now was like completely out of the box. I really do want this set. I think this is an absolutely fantastic set and one of the best lego spider man sets ever made, driving up in price even more. We have a fifty dollar set of DOC ox hideout. This set had four hundred and eighty six pieces. It included the figures of Spider Man Samon's act version, but you also got Peter Parker in this set, which was a nice inclusion. You a also got doc cock, same version Mary Jane for the first time from the spider man two sets. Great figure to get and our first ever version of Harry Osborne in Lego minifigure form. Now, why is he in this set? I have no idea. He is not in this scene the movie. Definitely a strange inclusion, but it's still cool to get him in this set. And speaking of strange inclusions with Harry Osborne, he is given a small side built in this set of a little speed boat that is not in the movie. No idea why that is here. Let's just move on from that because it's downright confusing. The rest of this set is doc ox hideout from the film. I believe it's like an old boat repair shop or something that's quite dilapidated and Lego did a good job at creating this. It's not entirely a facade either. It actually has walls from two sides. Then it's open from kind of the corner of the back to see the interior. It...

...looks good from the outside. It's pretty accurate looking from the outside and it looks pretty solid from the inside as well, where you have DOC OC building his fusion reactor machine from the movie. That's kind of like the main macguffin of the film and it's a pretty cool looking build inside there as well. So, overall, another iconic scene from the movie being recreated with this Lego set extremely effectively. I think this set was a big win, and you guys did as well because, honestly, surprisingly, I kind of thought the the tram kind of Roosevelt big bridge, Green Goblin set two thousand and three. We win this vote when it gotten my personal vote, but this set was voted the best Lego og spider man set by you guys on Instagram. So congratulations to this set. Another set that I wish I had. This thing is going for like over four hundred dollars on Ebay. Crazy, crazy aftermarket prices. Now there was one kind of special edition set. I'm guessing from this line. I actually don't know exactly. I couldn't find much information on it, but it's not numbered with the rest of them, and that is doc ox fusion lab. This was a twenty dollar set with two hundred and thirty seven pieces, so a great price to part ratio and include the figures of spider man, same one doc cock, actually a little bit of a different version. This is doc doc from kind of his origin scene in the movie, so not wearing the trench coat, so a different figure. That was great to get. You also got these same Harry Osbourne figure in this set and then an ambulance driver, which was pretty cool. and the builds of this set where an ambulance built in the for wide style. That was kind of basic for the spider man's sets. Not a great looking ambulance build, but LEGO ambulances aren't super common compared to let cop cards or fire truck, so it's always nice to get one of those. And the main build was a platform with a smaller version of the fusion machine from the last set, and Leggo did a pretty good job at downsizing that and essentially this is the scene where this machine malfunctions and message up doc ox and hibber chip and then the arms take over control of his body and there is a feature to essentially launch DOCC off this platform. Additionally, there's like a small side bill what they do or to come through, which is kind of a random detail. And all the details inside this set are made with red pieces, which doesn't fit the esthetic of the scene. So I'm not really sure what's going on here. Honestly, this is probably the least accurate of any of these sets. It's still based off of scene you recognize from the movie, but it's not done quite as well as the others. But you know what, I would still kill for this set. It still looks great in my opinion. It's just not quite as good. We're comparing it to a lot of other sets, but overall, this main wave of spider man to Lego sets and my opinion, is pretty fantastic. The sets were all reasonably priced. The mini figures are great and they get a good job at representing the iconic moment from a really iconic and great superhero film. One of the better waves of lego superhero stuff ever made, including all of the modern day stuff as well. I love these sets, but we're not done yet. As I alluded to earlier in the episode, they made some four plus sets for spider man too in two thousand and four now Lego has four plus sets today, which include normal Lego minifigures. They have some bigger specialized pieces and some very simplicit to build. These sets are kind of in the same vein as that, but they're done just a little bit differently, especially in the way of the mini figures, because they had their own style of figures at the...

...time. These figures were noticeably taller than normal Lego minifigures and they had specialized molds that were all one piece, including more molded face details. They had noses, which is very weird for a Lego minifigure, and honestly they are very controversial today. Someday I'll talk about the Lego theme Jack Stone, which I really enjoyed when I was like five years old. On this podcast I want to talk more about these just kind of wacky figures from back in the day. But they did make them for spider man and they made two sets for spider man to under this kind of strange four plus line. The first set is called doc ox crime spree which was a fifteen dollar set with fifty five pieces, like I said, big specialized pieces. So the price of part ratios are kind of useless here and they're not going to be the greatest in the world. The quote unquote figures here were Spider Man and doc coc of course, and they're actually was a pretty cool specialized piece for doc ox, tentacles that were attached with a technic rods who could attach it two a normal lego figure. That piece, low key, is pretty cool. Also included here was a cop, a very weird looking cop figure with a motorcycle helmet as well. And then is the first build. The COP does come on a motorcycle, and then doc cock has a motorcycle. Why does DOC ocney in a motorcycle when he has these robot tentacle arms are can get him anywhere in a matter of minutes? I have absolutely no idea, but it's a yella motorcycle piece. Very Weird and Lego has been continuing the striction for a long time of giving characters big motorcycles they don't need in Lego superhero sets. That's still going on today in two thousand and twenty one, and I don't expect it to slow down in the future. You also gets spider man in a helicopter, which I'll leave nothing again about. The last time leg it would make a spider man helicopter. And why does spiderm I need a helicopter? No one will ever know. But it's a very interesting looking piece, has some nice prints and colors, but overall is all very silly. Obviously this set is not accurate to any scene in the movie. They're really trying to target a young audience here, but in some ways it feels insulting two younger audiences because, like, at least when I was a kid, even I would question like why the heck is there a motorcycle and a helicopter for these characters? That wasn't in the movie. So in my opinion it's definitely a flawed concept. However, the one other set from this four plus line and actually doesn't have the same issues. This set was called Doc ox cafe attack. Thirty dollars, one hundred and thirty pieces, so a terrible price. To part ratio again and you get the figures of spider man and Doc ock, the exact same virgins, but Peter Parker is exclusive included with this set as well the builds here. First off, you get this taxi, quote unquote taxi, because this taxi looks more like a sports car than a taxi. It's a convertible, it has spoilers, it's souped up with big engines, but it's called a taxi, so that's kind of weird. And Peter Parker is driving it. I don't know what's going on there. Obviously that does not happen the movie. I had no idea why there is a taxi with Peter Parker driving it in this set. And the other build of this set is the cafe, which has some nice details from the outside, pretty limited interior. But there is a feature where you get another small car included with this set and you can throw that car through the window of the cafe and break away the window, which this specific scene does happen in the movies. That's actually accurate detail to the movie. So Bravo to Lego to making this set actually somewhat accurate to the film and definitely more accurate than...

...the last set. But overall these are very silly, weird for plus sets. This four plus line of Lego sets and not last more than a couple of years, but someday on this podcast I will dive deeper into this theme because I think there is a lot of interesting stuff going on. And that is it. Those are all the Lego spider man sets from the Sam Remi Trilogy. Unfortunately, mega blocks took the spider man license in two thousand and seven and Lego did not make any sets based off spider man three. I have no idea why that happened. That is just what happened. And look out for the next episode or Brick Ology, which will be about the mcu Lego spider man sets. That will come out after I see spider man no way home, so I know how accurate the sets from that movie are to the Lego sets they made earlier this year. And thank you so much for listening to this episode of Brick Ology. Hopefully it's sounded okay. I pause a number of times. I'm trying to work my adobe editing magic to make it sound as good as possible. Hopefully it wasn't all too bad and I get better and look out for my review of spider man no way home on the are you not podcast and I hope you guys have a fantastic rest of your day, week, month, whatever it is for you. Thank you so much for listening. Peace Out, God bless but by.

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