You may have clicked into this article out of sheer curiosity. Surely you thought building Lego sets was something that you left behind in your childhood. Well you thought wrong. Adult Lego sets are very much a thing, and if you are looking for a fun pastime that also challenges your creativity and critical thinking skills, then you should consider purchasing one. To be honest, there are actually some pretty sick Lego sets that you can build, and we have compiled a list of several sets to get you started. Below are the 20 best Lego sets for adults.
The 20 Best Lego Sets For Adults
They aren't just for kids anymore
What To Look For When Buying A Lego Set
Before we get started on the list, we thought it would be helpful to provide a few things to look out for when choosing a Lego Set. This may sound obvious, but the first thing you want to do is make sure that the set is actually for the adults. Don’t get me wrong, the kids Legos can be pretty fun as well, but the whole point is to get something specifically meant for your age range. Last but not least, you want to select a set that matches your interests. You definitely don’t want to build something that you find boring. All in all, there is no set rule when it comes to purchasing Legos, other than the quality aspect. You can also check out the reviews before buying to see how other purchases have fared. Now that we have covered that, let’s move on to the actual list.
1. ‘LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083’
Did you wake up in a new Bugatti? Well we didn’t either, so the next best thing would be to build one. The Bugatti remains one of the most popular sports cars in the world, and it would be pretty cool to recreate it. With 3,599 pieces, this set is going to require some time and work, but it will all be worth it once you're finished. Key features include the classic duo-tone blue model scheme complete with an active rear wing, spoked rims, luxurious box packaging, and more. If luxury vehicles are your thing, this is right up your alley.
2. ‘LEGO New York City Skyline’
Since it will still be awhile before we can resume our regular travel activities, now would be a good time to travel in a different way. New York City remains one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, and in this set you can create the ultimate Big Apple experience by building the NYC Skyline. This kit features the Statue of Liberty, Flatiron building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the One World Trade Center. With only 598 pieces, the build is a little less complex, but still challenging.
3. ‘LEGO Taj Mahal Building Kit’
I have always wanted to visit the Taj Mahal as I believe that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Designed to look as close to the building as possible, the kit features sweeping arches, ornate domes, soaring minarets, and decorative finials to give the design a rich extravagant look. With nearly 6,000 pieces, the Taj Mahal kit is one of the largest LEGOs ever created, and is probably one of those builds that will take you a little while to complete. Once done, you will have a timeless piece to add to your house decorations.
4. ‘LEGO Stranger Things Building Kit’
Whether you watch Stranger Things faithfully or not, you are probably familiar with the show and the overall hype surrounding it. The Stranger Things Building Kit takes things to the next level by presenting you with a creative thinking set that reconstructs some of the most recognizable sets in the show. With this kit, you’ll be able to build a Stranger Things Byers house which can be flipped upside down to reflect the alternate dimension shown in the series. The merchandise also includes 8 Stranger Things Characters and gives you 2,287 pieces to work with.
5. ‘Iron Man LEGO Helmet’
This is an absolute must have for any Marvel fan out there. The Iron Man helmet provides quite the construction challenge for any level of LEGO building. The design of the helmet is almost too realistic, and one that I think Tony Stark would approve of personally. The intricate details of the set are pretty awesome, and with only 480 pieces, you should be able to knock it out a little quicker than the others. I am going to give the Iron Man helmet a try, and I think you should too.
6. ‘Lego Elf Clubhouse’
If you are in the holiday spirit, then you may want to consider trying out the LEGO Elf Clubhouse. Unlike some of the other kits on this list, this build is actually a little more on the simple side. You’ll get to design a two-story clubhouse for Santa’s Elves to enjoy a well deserved paid vacation. The house is complete with a wrapping present station, a waffle maker, and sleigh rides parked outside. The Christmas lights on the outside add to the holiday spirit, and would look nice alongside a beautiful Christmas tree. If desired, you can also buy an LED lighting kit to make the house light up in the dark.
7. ‘LEGO Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Kit’
Anyone who is into artsy vintage Hollywood pieces will certainly enjoy this kit. Many are familiar with Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Monroe art piece that he created in 1962, and now you can recreate the LEGO version. With 3,341 pieces at play, you can slowly but surely build a masterpiece of your own. The set includes 9 canvas wall decor plates, an exclusive signature title, and a built brick LEGO frame. This build will push your creativity beyond expectations, and is totally worth it for the relatively inexpensive price.
8. ‘Manchester United LEGO Set’
It truly doesn’t get any better than this. I think this kit is absolutely brilliant. If I didn’t know any better, I would think that I was actually in Manchester heading to a United game at Old Trafford. With 3,898 pieces, this is the perfect gift for any Manchester fan that wants to work on a rewarding project. Once completed, you will have an incredible stadium to add to your home and work office.
9. ‘LEGO Tree House Building Kit'
If you didn’t get the chance to build a treehouse as a kid, now you have the opportunity to do so as an adult with this Tree House kit. The objective is simple; build a treehouse. The kit comes with 3 cabins, a tree with interchangeable leaves to match the summer and fall seasons, a crane, a swing, and a treasure chest. The tree also includes a family of four with a mom, dad, two children, and of course, a bird. It wouldn’t be a real treehouse without a bird's nest. This is a pretty neat set to invest your time and money into, and can be broken down for future rebuilds if necessary.
10. ‘NASA Apollo Saturn Kit’
This just may be a national treasure for all the Sci-fi outer space enthusiasts out there. This kit brings to life a historic moment in time by reconstructing Saturn V, he rocket that took humans to the moon for the very first time. The kit includes 3 removable rocket stages below the launch escape system, a command and service module, and two mini figures to the Lunar Lander and splashdown rocket toy. At nearly 2,000 pieces you will have your hands full, so get ready.
11. 'Star Wars Millennium Falcon Kit'
Two words: Millennium Falcon. LEGO does a wonderful job capturing Star Wars fans attention with this starship building set. The Millennium kit has 7 legendary Star Wars characters including: Finn, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and others. The Falcon is also loaded with details such as a rotating top and bottom gun turrets, 2 spring-loaded shooters, a lowering ramp, and an opening cockpit. While LEGO has developed other models of the Falcon, this is by far the most complete version. So if you have the money to shell out for this set, it will be worth the investment.
12. ‘LEGO London Skyline Building Set’
Earlier we discussed the New York City skyline set, so how about trying the London Skyline version? Featuring the National Gallery, London Eye, Nelson’s Column, Big Ben, and the Tower Bridge, this kit offers you the ability to literally build London from the ground up. With 468 pieces, this isn’t an incredibly difficult set, but it still provides quality entertainment as you assemble one of the most magnetic cities in the world.
13. ‘The Office LEGO Kit
I don’t know a single adult on the face of this planet that doesn’t like The Office. True to the show, The Office LEGO Kit gives you everything you need to build your version of the Dunder Mifflin office. Also included in the set are characters Michael, Dwight, and Jim, who each have their own office space (which is probably for the best). The decorations are nearly identical to the television version of the office, which is a delight for any Office die-hards looking to add to their collection. Again this is reasonably priced, so this would be a good kit for beginners as well.
14. ‘Disney LEGO Castle Set’
This is for the kid in all of us. The Disney Castle is symbolic for all things magic, and would be an architectural adventure for anybody who chooses to take this project on. In addition to building the legendary castle, you’ll also be greeted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, and Tinkerbell. Maybe this glamorous castle set is all that we need to make our dreams come true. Even if it isn’t, the build looks to be an extravagant one worth your coins.
15. ‘LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System’
Do you really need this? The answer is an overwhelming yes. This LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System is a thing of beauty, and sure to impress even the most picky gaming fans. Consisting of 2,646 pieces, the set is almost identical to the 1990s Nintendo gaming system that we are all familiar with, right down to the cartridge and controller. So again, the answer is yes on this one.
16. ‘LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle’
Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of the largest LEGO sets ever created. With over 6,000 pieces, this build is going to require a lot of time, effort, and patience. You know what they say though, ‘patience is a virtue. When you are done, you will have your very own Hogwarts castle. Now could you just simply buy a toy version of the castle? Well you could, but this is far more special.
17. ‘James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Set’
The name is Bond. James Bond. While 007 has a wide assortment of cars associated with him, the Aston Martin DB5 is probably the best known ‘James Bond car.’ The authenticity really stands out in this set, and it does a good job of capturing the smoothness of Bond’s vehicle.
18. ‘LEGO Lamborghini Building Kit’
Speaking of cars, if you want a Lambo, you have to go get a Lambo. So make sure you purchase the LEGO Lamborghini kit for the newest addition to your garage. From the looks of it, the building process seems similar to the Bugatti. The kit has 3,696 pieces with many of the cars ‘faithful features’ including the V12 engine and opening hoods. The neon green color and golden rims add to the overall finesse of the design, and is as close to the Lamborghini Sian FKP as you can get.
19. ‘LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle Kit’
I’m picking this because of the sheer difficulty of not only building a bottle, but a bottle with a craft inside of it. With nearly 1,000 pieces, this is going to take some critical thinking skills. If you mess one thing up, you could potentially ruin all of your work to the point where you have to start over (no pressure). If you can handle the stress, then consider picking up this unique bottle kit.
20. ‘LEGO Tokyo Skyline’
You can call me a fan of skylines, but you have to admit they are a thing of beauty. If you have already mastered some of the other skylines on this list, then try your hand at the Tokyo one. Inspired by the colorful model of the city, the Skyline set is a relaxing stress-free build that you can tackle during your free time. Some of Tokyo’s most famous buildings are depicted in this kit, and LEGO captures the essence and imagery of Tokyo very nicely. Building these skylines are also a cool way to learn more about each city in the process.
Now that you have 20 different LEGO sets to choose from, there should be nothing stopping you from trying at least one. While it may be difficult at first, remember that it’s completely worth it in the end.