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|Parent theme||Lego Studios
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Lego Spider-Man is a product range of the Lego construction toy, based on the first two Spider-Man movies. The theme was first introduced in 2002 as a sub-brand of the Lego Studios theme, to tie in with the release of the first Spider-Man film. Three new sets were released in 2003, this time without the Lego Studios branding. In 2004, 7 new sets were introduced, to tie-in with the Spider-Man 2 movie. After this, the line was discontinued, and the rights to the third film in the series Spider-Man 3 were sold instead to rival company MEGA Brands, resulting in a Spider-Man 3 range of the Mega Bloks toy. However, in 2012 LEGO released a set based on the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series in their Marvel Superheroes line.
List of Lego Spider-Man sets to date
|Spider-Man (2002 film)||Number||Minifigures||Released|
|Green Goblin||1374||Green Goblin, Mary Jane Watson||2002|
|Wrestling Scene||1375||Spider-Man (Wrestling Suit), Bone Saw||2002|
|Spider-Man Action Studio||1376||Spider-Man, Robber, Director, Camera Man||2002|
|Spider-Man's first chase||4850||Spider-Man (Wrestling Suit), Carjacker, Police Men||2003|
|The Origins||4851||Spider-Man, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson, Norman Osborn, Green Goblin||2003|
|The Final Showdown||4852||Spider-Man, Mary Jane, the Green Goblin, Taxi Driver||2003|
|Spider-Man's Street Chase||4853||Spider-Man, Robbers||2004|
|Doc Ock's Bank Robbery||4854||Spider-Man, Doc Ock, Aunt May, Police Man (2)||2004|
|Spider-Man's Train Rescue||4855||Spider-Man, Doc Ock, J. Jonah Jameson, Train Driver||2004|
|Doc Ock's Hideout||4856||Spider-Man, Peter Parker, Doc Ock, Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn||2004|
|Doc Ock's Fusion Lab||4857||Spider-Man, Doc Ock, Harry Osborn, Hospital Driver||2004|
The two sets that were part of the Lego 4+ range were Doc Ock's Crime Spree (4858) and Doc Ock's Cafe Attack (4860). The former included a helicopter, two motorbikes and a ramp, whilst the latter featured a cafe facade and a yellow car. Both sets included figures that were larger than the traditional minifig scale, with more points of articulation.
Also combined sets with the Lego Studio sets and a few Lego Spider-Man 2 sets.
After 2004, no new Lego Spider-Man sets were released, despite the release of the third film in the franchise, Spider-Man 3. Instead, rival toy company MEGA Brands, who produce the Lego-compatible product Mega Bloks, entered into a multi-year licensing deal with Marvel Enterprises, giving them the rights to produce 'playsets, vehicles and other building-themed products' based upon Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Captain America, Daredevil, Silver Surfer, Punisher, Blade and Namor. It is unknown whether Lego intended to discontinue the Spider-Man license or were out-bid.
Spider-Man returned in the Marvel sub-theme Lego Super Heroes. The Lego sets are based the Ultimate Spider-Man series. The first Lego set in the series called "Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush" was released in Summer 2012. Two new sets were released in January 2013: Spider Cycle Chase and Daily Bugle Showdown.
- "Mega Bloks and Marvel enter into multi-year licensing agreement..." (PDF) (Press release). MEGA Brands. 14 October 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2009.