Another Modular! Well, not quite, but this set fits right in with the rest of the Modular series, so I’ll give it a pass. I’m super excited when any new Modular compatible sets are released as we’re slowly working our way through the entire collection. The Sanctum Sanctorum follows the same overall approach as other modular sets with three distinct levels, but naturally with a Marvel theme. So let’s get cracking!
Where do you start a building? The ground floor (baseplate) of course. And so to do we do so here. A couple of tiles in the interior and the standard external perimeter to integrate with the other modulars.
As we build out the interior of the kitchen, I love the small details in LEGO Sets. The sticker inside the fridge isn’t strictly neccessary, but gives character. It’s a tick from me!
Building the staircase is a fun affair with high quality railing and intricate artwork on the wall behind.
After building the walls of the Ground floor, the final piece was built externally and then slotted into place. It’s a little different from the standard build in place techniques often used, but works well for the set.
If you’re a fan of wide open spaces, then moving into the Sanctum Sanctorum is probably not going to be for you. A picture of Dr Strange and Wong freezing on the back wall is a great nod to Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Moving up to the second story, we get to see Dr Strange’s library. In addition to the various trinkets and furniture, we also get an fantastic play feature.
Behind the library door, there are three areas you can be teleported to by sliding the walls behind the books. The Himalayas, a Cosmic Space (as seen here) and a desert.
There’s a little more room on the second story, but certainly not enough to have kids running around throwing their Christmas presents inside the house! You can see a portal with Gargantos sneaking into the picture on the left, but we’ll talk about that later.
We finish the interior of the set with the third floor showing a variety of Dr Strange’s trinkets.
The rooftop has a small garden and a few chimney stacks. It’s nothing fancy, but caps off the build nicely. You can see the domed glass which looks fantastic. It’s a printed piece and looks amazing from inside looking out as well.
but we can see from this view, the portal with Gargantos in full view. It looks fantastic, but the location means you won’t be able to connect the build to other modulars like this. Fortunately that panel can be popped out and turned around so Gargantos is inside the building and the set will connect to other modulars.
The other side of the exterior has some graffiti including a Marvel Ten Rings reference and also showing even super heroes can’t stop this scourge! Also included is a poster for the Captain America exhibit and a portal to the Book of Cagliostro protected by an all powerful Time Stone.
Wait! We almost forgot the superheroes!
In this group we’ve Sinister Strange with his third eye, Ebony Maw from Infinity War and Dead Strange, the zombie Dr. Strange. Each minifig has a heap of detail with prints on both the torso and legs.
They are followed up by Master Mordo from the Multiverse of Madness, Spiderman and Tony Stark (Ironman). Spidey has webs that shoot when you press the side wings. If you get the set, ensure that you chase your kids around shooting the webs at them! Not officially advice – Do not shoot projectiles at your children 🙂 .
We finish up with Master Wong, Dr Strange and the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff). Dr Strange’s cape is made from flexible plastic, which almost lets you imagine it flapping in the wind. For all the figures, there’s a tonne of “weapons” as can be seen. Virtually all of them are projectile or energy weapons to go with the theme of the movie.
We wrap up the build with the trees and mounting the minifigures in their various battle positions.
When I first saw this set release, I was pumped. I’m not a massive fan of Marvel but love my Modulars. And really, who doesn’t like superheroes at least a little bit? So when we had the opportunity to pickup the set to join our collection, we jumped at the chance. The build was great fun even for someone not super hero mad, but if you do know your Dr Strange from your Ironman, then it’s a must buy set.
There’s plenty of detail and enough parts to keep you busy for a decent amount of time.
Set: Sanctum Sanctorum
Set #: 76218
Number of Minifigs: 9
Number of Pieces: 2708
A special thanks to our friends at Zavvi for supplying this set for review.