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Biggest & Greatest LEGO Sets for the Holidays

LEGO released some fantastic sets for teen and adult LEGO fans as well as collectors in the last couple of years. In fact, the number of large sets geared towards a more mature audience is steadily increasing. Some of these sets you might already have, some may be on your wanted list, and others are retiring soon, So, let’s talk about some of the greatest sets of the last couple of years. Maybe Santa will hear us and bring us our favorites.

In terms of size, piece-count, desirability, and price, the greatest LEGO sets from the past few years appear in several different themes, satisfying a wide variety of interests. We will start with LEGO Star Wars, because this theme is known for its large and impressive sets and huge fanbase, but we will also look at some of the of the other impressive large sets specifically made to satisfy older teens and adult LEGO fans.

GREATEST LEGO STAR WARS SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The #75252 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer (4,784 pieces, price: $700), and the #75192 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (7,541 pieces, price: $800) are the two largest LEGO Star Wars sets of all time, and they are absolutely massive. If you plan to get either of these sets, make sure you plan for display space ahead of time. Slightly smaller, but still highly detailed advanced sets are the #75244 LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (1,768 pieces, price $200), the #75159 LEGO Star Wars Death Star (4,016 pieces, price $500). You can find them all at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

GREATEST LEGO DISNEY SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Another theme that’s very popular around the holidays is LEGO Disney. The two currently available largest LEGO Disney sets are the fully motorized #71044 LEGO Disney Train and Station (2,925 pieces, price: $330) released this year, and the #71040 LEGO Disney Castle (4,080 pieces, price: $350). You can find them both at the LEGO Disney section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO FAIRGROUND SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Yet another popular collection is the LEGO Creator Fairground sets. The #10261 LEGO Creator Roller Coaster (4,121 pieces, price: $380) is the only set currently available directly from LEGO, and the #10257 LEGO Creator Carousel was just retired, but you may still be able to find it at select LEGO stores. See the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO MODULAR BUILDINGS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The LEGO Modular Buildings are the favorites of many adult LEGO fans. They are very interesting builds, and look great on display. The currently available LEGO Modular Buildings are the #10260 LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (price: $170), the #10264 LEGO Creator Corner Garage (price: $200), and the #10255 LEGO Creator Assembly Square ($280). You can find them all at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

GREATEST LEGO CREATOR VEHICLES FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Another popular sub-theme of the LEGO Creator Expert line recreates iconic cars in LEGO. These are large display-sets with authentic details, and they also have some functionality like opening doors, hood, etc. The sets currently available are the #10265 LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (price: $150), the #10262 LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (price: $150), the #10258 LEGO Creator London Bus (price: $140), the #10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (price: $100), and the #10269 LEGO Creator Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (price: $100). You can find them all at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO HARRY POTTER SET FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The #71043 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (6,020 pieces, price $400) is a beautiful set, and the largest in the LEGO Harry Potter collection. Please note that although this set does include some of the key Harry Potter characters in minifig form, the castle itself is for micro-scale figures. Eve if you don’t care for Harry Potter, this set is a beautiful example of LEGO castle building and could be easily repurposed for other inhabitants. You can find it at the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.

GREATEST LEGO TECHNIC SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: LEGO Technic is especially popular with older LEGO fans who are technically inclined and like to build working vehicles with realistic mechanical functions. The largest and most challenging sets currently available are the fully motorized and app-controlled #42100 LEGO Technic Liebherr R9800 (4,108 pieces, price: $450), the #42110 LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (2,573 pieces, price: $200), the #420823 LEGO Technic Rough Terrain Crane (4,057 pieces, price: $300), and the #42083 LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron (3,599 pieces, price: $350). You can find them at the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.

GREATEST LEGO IDEAS SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: LEGO Ideas are sets that were originally designed and submitted by adult LEGO fans and were selected to become official LEGO sets. They aren’t necessarily expensive, and they cover a great range of themes and interests that adult LEGO fans usually like. The largest currently available LEGO Ideas set is the beautiful #21318 LEGO Ideas Tree House (price: $200). The highly popular #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V is retiring this year, and was recently on sale, so you may need some luck to find it. Many of the other LEGO Ideas sets are also out of stock due to popularity, so check availability at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

OTHER LARGE LEGO SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: There are some other beautiful, large sets for older teens and adult LEGO fans that you might consider for the holidays. This includes the #10256 LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (5,923 pieces, price: $370), the #76139 LEGO Super Heroes 1989 Batmobile (3,306 pieces, price: $250, the #75936 LEGO Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage (3,120 pieces, price $250), and the #75810 LEGO Stranger Things: The Upside Down (2,287 pieces, price: $200).

As you can see, there is a wide variety of large sets available for older teens and adult LEGO fans. Please note that many of these sets are very popular, so it’s likely they will be going in and out of stock between now and the end of the year. Of course, there are many other LEGO sets to select from, but if you are going for the biggest and best, this list should give you plenty of options. We will look at large LEGO sets for kids, moderately sized sets to fit a smaller budget, and even some inexpensive stocking stuffers in the next few weeks.

What do you think? What is your favorite large LEGO set from recent years? Do you have some of the ones mentioned here already? Are you planning to get any of them before the end of the year? Which ones would you recommend the most? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Rob December 7, 2019, 11:04 AM

    I do love a bigger Lego building challenge, (My fingers were a bit sore for a couple days after building the Big Ben model.) If Lego keeps putting out these bigger models, “We’re gonna need a bigger house!”

    Bonus points if you can figure out where that quote is based on.

    • Icepacklady December 7, 2019, 12:01 PM

      Rob– Jaws.

      I set my sights a bit lower than this list. I asked for the Ninjago City and docks sets as well as the Donut Shop opening set. I hope to see one of them under the tree this year. If the tree house was there I would be very happy though.

      • admin December 7, 2019, 10:35 PM

        If you do want the Ninjago sets, better tell Santa that those sets are retiring this year. 😉

  • Will December 7, 2019, 1:17 PM

    I know I’ve been pleasantly surprised at what the LEGO Ideas sets have been offering. Voltron, Saturn V, and Tree House, come to mind as being some really solid experiences.

  • Emperor P. December 7, 2019, 10:37 PM

    Is the Technic offroader worth it? I would like to try out the new Technic Control+ system, but all the sets are so expensive.

    • Peter December 8, 2019, 12:02 PM

      I recommend watching Sariel’s review on it. It has some minuses, but overall a great way play around with Control+.

  • Sith015 December 8, 2019, 1:30 PM

    A friend of mine told me that his dad is getting him the Falcon for Christmas, and I can help him build it! It’s gonna be epic! 😀

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