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The 10 Biggest LEGO Sets Ever Made

The Biggest LEGO Sets That You Can Buy

LEGO, like video games, is no longer just for kids.

A lot of the sets that LEGO release are aimed at kids, for sure, but then there are also plenty aimed squarely at the adult market. Five year old Tommy probably isn’t going to be as thrilled about building a detailed replica of a Mini Cooper as his 35 year old dad, for example. While eight year old Millie would probably love the idea of getting her hands on the Disney Castle, but soon tire of building it.

LEGO is now a hobby for all ages, albeit quite an expensive one. To buy all of the LEGO sets in this list you’d need in excess of £2,000/$3,000. That’s a lot of pocket money. Each and every one of these gargantuan models is a sight to behold once completed though, so sit back, relax, and admire the 10 biggest LEGO sets ever made.

Death Star 75159

Death Star

Number of pieces: 4016, including 27 minifigs
Price: £409.99/$499.99
Year of release: 2016

Featuring a whopping 27 minifigures, LEGO’s latest incarnation of the Death Star is the biggest yet.

While it isn’t quite the step forward over the previous model that Star Wars fans expected, it’s still a mighty fine set that you can both play with and admire. Being a current model, the Death Star can be yours if you’re willing to part with a considerable wad of cash, but we think that money is better spent on more impressive looking models.

Disney Castle 71040

Disney Tower

Number of pieces: 4080, including 7 minifigs
Price: £299.99/$349.99
Year of release: 2016

The included minifigs are a little bit ugly, but the Disney Castle is otherwise a beautiful looking LEGO model.

Standing 74 centimetres tall and 48 centimetres wide, the Disney Castle’s impressive size is only overshadowed by the detail of its innards when viewed from the back. Each room of its interior has its own Disney theme, meticulously designed by LEGO to bring back memories. Honestly, if you’re a Disney fan and you’ve got cash to burn, buy this model before it gets discontinued. You’ll regret it if you don’t.

Roller Coaster 10261

Roller Coaster

Number of pieces: 4124, including 10 minifigs
Price: £299.99/$379.99
Year of release: 2018

Due out on the 1st June for the general public, and on 16th May for LEGO VIPs, the new Roller Coaster set looks like a whole lot of fun.

A duo of cranks can be rotated to make carriages travel around the tracks. Or, power features can be added to keep the Roller Coaster working without you having to put any effort in. You can even integrate LEGO BOOST if you have it, automating the chain lift feature and adding sound effects. It comes at a hefty price, but displayed alongside the LEGO Ferris Wheel and Carousel, which are also available, it’ll bring joy to your home.

Big Ben 10253

Big Ben

Number of pieces: 4163
Price: £179.99/$249.99
Year of release: 2016

One of the most iconic structures in the world, you can have a detailed LEGO replica of the Big Ben in your home for less than couple of hundred pounds.

It doesn’t include any minifigures – this really is a model to be displayed rather than played with – but it does feature over 4,000 pieces. If you’d like an impressive model to build in your spare time that might generate some conversation from visitors, the LEGO Big Ben might just be for you.

Tower Bridge 10214

Tower Bridge

Number of pieces: 4287
Price: £219.99/$239.99
Year of release: 2010

Another gigantic LEGO model based on a London structure, the Tower Bridge is perhaps even more impressive than Big Ben.

It’s only 100 or so pieces bigger than Big Ben, but being just over one metre in length it has the appearance of a grander model. Again, it doesn’t include any minifigs, but you do get to build some tiny vehicles including an iconic red London bus to bring the bridge to life.

Firehouse Headquarters 75827

Firehouse Headquarters

Number of pieces: 4634, including 10 minifigs
Price: £284.99/$349.99
Year of release: 2016

If you’re a Ghostbusters fan, LEGO’s Firehouse Headquarters model will have you eagerly checking your bank account to see if you can afford it.

In our opinion one of the best LEGO sets ever created, the Firehouse Headquarters is absolutely teeming with detail inside. Even better, it has been made so that the LEGO Ideas Ecto-1 (now unfortunately discontinued) can be perfectly housed within it. Hinged so that it can be opened up, it makes a great display piece, though kids can also play with it if they must.

Ninjago City 70620

NINJAGO City

Number of pieces: 4867, including 19 minifigs
Price: £259.99/$299.99
Year of release: 2017

The LEGO Ninjago City is busy. Very busy. But that just adds to its charm.

There’s so much variety to be found as you remove each layer and rotate the finished model around. And with 19 minifgures included to populate it, it feels alive. Sure, it’s based on a theme aimed at kids, but Ninjago City is a model that anyone can admire. It’s just that kids will probably want to play with it as well as look at it.

Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon 10179

UCS Millennium Falcon

Number of pieces: 5197, including 5 minifigs
Price: £342.49/$499.99
Year of release: 2007

One of Star Wars’ most iconic ships, it should come as no surprise that the Millennium Falcon has been the subject of many LEGO sets over the years.

Back in 2007, the Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon was the largest model that LEGO had ever created. Featuring over 5,000 pieces, it was, and still is, huge. It came at a high cost though; £342.49/$499.99. That being said, when it was discontinued some three years later, it became worth a hell of a lot more. We’re talking thousands. It’s not worth as much anymore though, and soon you’ll find out why.

Taj Mahal 10256

Taj Mahal

Number of pieces: 5923
Price: £299.99/$369.99
Year of release: 2008/2017

The Taj Mahal was first released in 2008, becoming LEGO’s biggest model.

With close to 6,000 pieces it really was huge, but after a couple of years it was discontinued. Unsurprisingly, it became worth a small fortune to collectors, but then in 2017 something unprecedented happened: LEGO just pretty much re-released it. The 2017 version of the Taj Mahal has just one more piece than the old version; more than likely just being a brick separator. Inflation means that it costs £100/$69.99 more though. And yes, that means the UK gets ripped off. Still, if you’re after an obscenely large LEGO model, the Taj Mahal fits the bill perfectly.

2017 Millennium Falcon 75192

Millennium Falcon

Number of pieces: 7541, including 8 minifigs
Price: £649.99/$799.99
Year of release: 2018

The biggest model LEGO has ever released, it’s wise to make sure you have the space available before you commit to buying the new Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon.

With over 2,000 more pieces than the model released in 2008, the new Millennium Falcon truly has to be seen to be believed. Honestly, it’s like a museum piece. While its hefty cost means that it’s never likely to be used simply as a toy, it does have plenty of interactive elements to keep kids happy. Though the sheer size of it makes playing with it quite a task. Amazingly, despite being so expensive, it’s pretty much always out of stock on the LEGO website. If you want one of these, you better jump on one as soon as you see that they are available. Chances are you won’t regret it. But your bank account might. And also your partner.

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