LEGO® sets have been popular for decades, and with each passing year, the company has continued to innovate and create exciting new products for kids and adults alike. One of the most popular themes in LEGO® sets is the superhero category, and one character that has been a fan favorite is Spider-Man. Over the past 10 years, LEGO® has released several Spider-Man sets, and the development of the LEGO® Spider-Man figures has been impressive. Let’s take a look at the evolution of the LEGO® Spider-Man figures in the LEGO® sets over the past decade.
2012-2013: The Beginning of the LEGO Spider-Man Figures
LEGO® released its first Spider-Man sets in 2012 and 2013, and the Spider-Man minifigures were a hit with fans. The first Spider-Man figure was designed with a classic comic book style, with the red and blue suit and the spider logo on the chest. The figure also came with a web accessory, which was a great addition to the set. The first Spider-Man figure was a great start, but there was still room for improvement.
2014-2016: The Ultimate Spider-Man Figures
In 2014, LEGO® released a new Spider-Man figure for their Ultimate Spider-Man sets. This figure was designed to look more like the Ultimate Spider-Man from the comics, with a sleeker and more modern design. The figure also had new web-slinging accessories that allowed it to attach to surfaces in new and exciting ways. The Ultimate Spider-Man figure was a hit with fans, and LEGO® continued to use this design in future sets.
In 2016, LEGO released another wave of Spider-Man sets, including the iconic Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle. This set included a new Spider-Man figure with an updated design that included more intricate printing and a more detailed suit. The figure also had a new headpiece with a mask that covered the entire face, which was a first for LEGO Spider-Man figures.
2017-2019: The Homecoming and Far From Home Spider-Man Figures
In 2017, LEGO® released a new wave of Spider-Man sets inspired by the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. These sets included a new Spider-Man figure with an updated suit design that featured a more high-tech look. The figure also had a new headpiece that included eye lenses that could move up and down, adding a new level of expression to the figure.
In 2019, LEGO® released a new wave of Spider-Man sets inspired by the Spider-Man: Far From Home movie. The Spider-Man figure in these sets featured an updated design that included a black spider emblem on the chest and a black border around the eyes. The figure also had new web accessories that allowed for more dynamic posing.
2020-2021: The Miles Morales Spider-Man Figures
In 2020, LEGO® released a new wave of Spider-Man sets inspired by the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie. These sets included a new Spider-Man figure featuring Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man from the movie. The Miles Morales figure was designed with a unique black and red suit, and included a hood accessory that could be worn up or down. The figure also had new web-slinging accessories that allowed for more dynamic posing.
In 2021, LEGO® released another wave of Spider-Man sets featuring the Miles Morales Spider-Man figure. This time, the figure was designed with an updated suit that featured a more detailed printing and a new web accessory that could be used as a shield.
Where Are We Now?
Over the past 10 years, the LEGO® Spider-Man figures have come a long way. From the classic comic book design to the high-tech suits of the Homecoming and Far From Home movies, and the unique design of the Miles Morales figure, LEGO has continued to innovate and improve the Spider-Man figures in their sets. The evolution of the figures has not only made the sets more fun to play with but also more appealing to collectors and fans of the character.
The LEGO® Spider-Man figures have become more detailed, more poseable, and more expressive over the years. The addition of new web accessories and web-slinging features has allowed for more dynamic posing and play, which is a big part of the appeal of these sets.
It will be interesting to see what LEGO® has in store for the future of their Spider-Man sets and figures. With new movies and comics always being released, there is plenty of inspiration for new designs and accessories. One thing is for sure: the LEGO® Spider-Man figures will continue to be a popular and beloved part of the LEGO® universe for years to come.