LEGO Marvel sets were first released in April 2012. Marvel is the sub-theme of the LEGO Super Heroes theme. The sets and minifigures are based on the characters created by Marvel Comics. You can find sets from The Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange and Black Panther.
LEGO have released new Marvel sets every year since the launch showing just how much demand there is among fans. The new movies generate a lot of hype and therefore the releases are structured based on the movies. An interesting observation is that Iron Man frequently appears among sets most years, meaning we get lots of new armors! There have been over 20 Iron Man variants so far.
Fun fact: LEGO Marvel sets are so popular among fans that a total of three video games have been released to further showcase the sub-theme. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was released in October 2013, the second edition in November 2017 and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers in January 2016. What we found awesome in the Marvel Super Heroes second edition is that characters from different eras can actually meet up in the game! So Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Man 2099 can meet, how cool!