The highly anticipated 76269 Avengers Tower will be released on Black Friday, the 24th of November.
It’s one of the most expensive sets of 2023, and towers over most of its peers at 90cm (check out just how tall the 2023 LEGO Avengers Tower is), and to tempt fans to buy at launch LEGO will be offering 5008076 LEGO Marvel Taxi, which will be available exclusively as a gift with purchase for anyone that buys the LEGO Avengers Tower on LEGO.com from 24-27 November 2023.
Be sure to be logged into your LEGO Insiders account to qualify.
Do note that if you opt to order on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, you’ll also be able to score 40601 Majisto’s Magical Workshop and 40602 Winter Market Stall as well, making it quite a substantial GWP haul.
LEGO were kind enough to send over a copy of the Marvel Taxi GWP, so let’s take a quick look to see if it’s worth jumping on the Avengers Tower on day one!
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Here’s a look at the LEGO Marvel Taxi box. Like most LEGO Insiders rewards and GWPs, this one comes in a yellow cardboard box, so it doesn’t quite look like a regular LEGO set.
These yellow cardboard boxes are typically used for LEGO Gifts with Purchase (GWPs) which have smaller production runs.
One thing I like is that the manuals double up as the box art for these sets, and they slide out of a slot.
These yellow GWP boxes are typically reserved for small run sets, and you can see the contents are just packed into a ziploc bag, and not the typical sealed polybag. The use of these ziploc bags indicate that these are packed manually (by hand) at the production facilities, which means that quantities of these will be limited.
With the Avengers Tower being a highly anticipated set, and fans wanting to treat themselves for Christmas – don’t be surprised if these Marvel Taxis sell out incredibly quickly.
I was really surprised that the set didn’t come with any stickers and all the decorative elements are printed. This is quite a rarity, especially for the license plate tiles, which are typically stickers, and is a nice bonus for fans who are going to drop a huge amount of money on the LEGO Avengers Tower.
For Marvel completionists, you can rest easy because none of the characters and minifigures are exclusive.
Here’s a look at the Taxi Driver and Black Panther minifigures. They’re both decent – the claws look kinda funny on Black Panther, and the Taxi Driver works well as a generic minifigure. I like his shocked experience, probably because Black Panther is bouncing off the roof of his vehicle.
Black Panther is identical to the minifigure from 76212 Shuri’s Lab so don’t stress about missing out on an exclusive Black Panther minifigure.
For enemies, we get two Outriders, which are identical to the one from 76247 The Hulkbuster: The Battle of Wakanda.
The Outriders are decent enough but kind of an odd inclusion as I don’t believe they were anywhere near the Avengers Tower or New York for that matter.
Here’s a look at the Marvel Taxi, which has a futuristic, almost EV-esque design thanks to the glass roof and canopy which covers the entire top section. The car itself is quite sleek and aerodynamic and feels very New York, which complements the Avengers Tower.
The truly exclusive element in the set are these printed license plate tiles, which has AT – the initials for Avengers Tower and set number on it.
Design-wise it’s pretty decent as a LEGO Car, and will fit in nicely with LEGO City sets.
In the boot/storage space there’s a brown briefcase, a slice of pizza and a nice little bonus, an extra Kevin Feige Avengers baseball cap!
Here’s how the Taxi looks like next to the Avengers Tower.
I think it’s funny that Black Panther is literally bouncing off the roof of the Taxi – this new transparent action element serves its purpose really well here.
And last but not least, a side by side comparison with the Yellow New York-style Taxi from 76178 Daily Bugle. It’s really nice to have some continuity with the Bugle, as well as firmly placing the Avengers Tower in New York, but having this build be a GWP instead of a part of the set like the Daily Bugle is a bit of a poor move by LEGO.
All in all, this is a decent enough GWP, and I think a good reward for those that order 76269 Avengers Tower at launch. While The Avengers Tower is really expensive, the addition of this GWP, stacked with 40601 Majisto’s Magical Workshop and 40602 Winter Market Stall make it quite a compelling purchase on Black Friday, especially if the Avengers Tower is on your wishlist.
If you’re on a budget and are concerned about splurging, you can also easily recoup some of the money spent on The Avengers Tower by reselling the LEGO Marvel Taxi, 40601 Majisto’s Magical Workshop and 40602 Winter Market Stall all at once, which would yield back about 10-15% off the price of the Avengers Tower, which is not too bad.
It’s an easier calculus to make, especially as there aren’t a lot of rare minifigures or elements here, with the only exclusive element being the license plate, so I think it’s safe to not get too attached to the Taxi.
While it’s a nice compliment to the Avengers Tower, it’s by no means absolutely necessary, but at the end of the day, I’m glad that LEGO are rewarding early adopters who order 76269 Avengers Tower with a substantial number of GWPs.
If you’re seriously considering the Avengers Tower and are in a position to do so, I definitely recommend picking it up, so you can get a Marvel Taxi. As these yellow box GWPs are usually produced in limited quantities, I can see this GWP selling out really quickly.
What do you think of the Marvel Taxi GWP? Let me know in the comments if you’re going to pick up the Avengers Tower and are excited to get your hands on this GWP!
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