Out of all the toy brands on the market today, LEGO remains one of the top toy companies. Since being introduced in 1955, their signature, stackable block kits have appealed to both children and adults of all ages. In fact, today, 400 million children and adults can confidently say that, yes, they’ve played with LEGOs before.
But what makes LEGOs so appealing to a wide population? The company’s creativity. LEGO has come out with thousands of different sets and lines over the years and continues to release new kits with various complexities, block colors and types, and themes. Today, sets appeal to everyone: very young children, inspiring architects, older adults, girls, boys, you name it.
However, with some many options to choose from, it’s not always easy to decide which set will be your next purchase. Fortunately, the following list of best LEGO sets and lines will help give you a better idea of what to add next on your wishlist.
Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon set
One of the highest-grossest movie franchises of all times is Star Wars, so it’s no wonder that LEGO’s Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon set left many people excited. This 2017 kit features a whopping 7,541 pieces and includes Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and C-3PO minifigures along with classic weapons from the movies.
Featuring laser canons, a lowering boarding ramp, a gunnery station, and landing legs, this LEGO set is highly detailed, possibly more so than any other LEGO Star Wars set, and is perfect for any Star Wars lover 16 and older.
Batman Movie Batcave Break-in set
Boys and girls around the ages of eight to 14 who loved the LEGO Batman Movie will love LEGO’s Batcave Break-in set. Featuring 1,047 pieces, this block kit is detailed yet not overly-complicated to build. Still, this smaller set still features Batman, Bruce Wayne, the Penguin, and Alfred Pennyworth minifigures plus three Batsuits and two hench penguin figures.
Harry Potter line
Harry Potter is another incredibly successful movie franchise that is still popular today. In fact, due to its popularity, LEGO has unleashed several Harry Potter LEGO sets including the Hogwarts Castle, Quidditch Match, the Knight Bus, Aragog’s Lair, and much more.
The Disney Castle set
Disney remains one of the most beloved media companies of all time. So, what better way to bring the magic to Disney lovers than through LEGO’s Disney Castle block set? Containing over 4,080 pieces; five minifigures; four stories and a five-story tower; and several small details including mosaic tile flooring, a chandelier, and a magic carpet, any Disney lover would drool.
Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters
Those 16 and older who consider themselves Ghostbusters fanatics will love LEGO’s version of the Firehouse Headquarters. This set features 4,634 pieces that together form a realistic-looking, three-story headquarters from the movie. This Ghostbusters set includes nine minifigures, opening walls for easy play, and special elements from an alarm bell to a toolbox.
Lord of the Rings line
Being one of the top film series to have ever existed, LEGO’s Lord of the Rings line is, as expected, quite successful itself. Their top sets of this line include The Battle of Helm’s Deep Building, The Tower of Orthanc, Battle at the Black Gate, The Mines of Moria, and the Council of Elrond.
The many types of LEGO sets out there with variant themes and complexities easily makes LEGO one of the best toy companies on the planet. However, due to their many high-quality, intricate parts, most LEGO sets don’t come cheap.
That said, it’s important to be picky and choosy when it comes to selecting your next LEGO kit. With the latter list, you’ll have a clearer idea which LEGO set or line will be your next pick to add to your collection.