The 25 Best Lego Sets for Adults

Meilleurs ensembles Lego pour adultes

We may grow older, but our love of Lego is timeless. In fact, many of the Danish building block company’s best kits are geared for the grown-up crowd. From epic art composed of more than ten thousand bricks to lovingly designed deep dives into beloved pop culture properties, there’s a Lego set sure to please builders of any age. So tuck the kids in, start your favourite playlist and get snapping with one of these fantastic Lego sets for adults.

In this guide
1. Lego Art, Design and Music
$ 69.86

Lego Bonsai Tree (10281)

Bonsai trees are tricky to care for, but not as tricky as building this delicately designed Lego model with its curving trunk and tiny blossoms. Once you’re done, though, it doesn’t need water, sun or pruning—just the occasional dusting!

$ 349

Lego Art: World Map (31202)

This 11,695-piece set has more pieces than any other Lego set ever made. It’s also massive, measuring some 105 cm across and 65 cm high. Plus, it’s been designed with a frame, making it a true work of art you can proudly hang on your wall once complete.

$ 169.15

Lego Adidas Originals Superstar (10282)

Sneakerheads will go crazy for this replica of one of the most iconic running shoes in history. Details include an inner sole label, branded tongue, authentic shoelace and a stand with a plaque. It even ships in a shoebox!

$ 103

Lego Ideas: Fender Stratocaster (21329)

If you’re in search of a centerpiece artwork to display alongside your record collection, look no further than this lovingly crafted model of one of the world’s most famous guitars. This Lego set comes complete with strings, a posable whammy bar and an amp with removable panels.

$ 228.98

Lego Disney: Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse (43179)

Take your Disney obsession to the next level with this pair of multi-pose mouse models. This Mickey and Minnie Lego combo comes with a variety of accessories, including a tripod camera, photo album, guitar and flowers. Separate stands mean you can display them together or apart.

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2. Lego Star Wars
$ 99.86

Lego Star Wars: Darth Vader Meditation Chamber (75296)

Remember when Vader Force chokes that condescending admiral from the comfort of his meditation chamber? Relive that scene in all its dastardly glory while building this miniature recreation, which even has a display panel depicting the foolishly smug, soon-to-be-dead officer.

$ 119.86

Lego Star Wars: Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama (75339)

“What an incredible smell you’ve discovered!” complained Han upon dropping into the Death Star’s trash compactor. Said offensive odour is not included in this diorama of the famous scene, but just about everything else is, from moving walls to the dianoga’s creepy one-eyed head!

$ 68.17

Lego Star Wars: Luke Skywalker Red Five Helmet (75327)

Let’s face it: You’ll probably never get around to making that cosplay helmet you’ve been noodling. But this 675-piece Lego model of Luke’s famous Red Five headgear? Totally doable. And with its interior padding, brick microphone and transparent orange faceplate, it’s probably a lot better looking than anything you could build from scratch.

$ 1340.72

Lego Star Wars: A New Hope Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

This multi-week project for experienced builders is pretty much the Holy Grail of Lego Star Wars sets. Huge, heavy (12 kg!), and achingly beautiful, it includes a moving radar dish and deck guns, massive engines and intricate surface details. It’s boredom solved for the next month.

$ 118.25

Lego Star Wars: Imperial Probe Droid (75306)

Find out what makes the Imperial Probe Droid tick with this small but challenging Lego kit. It includes a buildable transparent pole that creates the illusion that the droid is hovering and the intricately designed arms can be moved and posed as you like once on display.

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3. Lego Travel and Space
$ 130.98

Lego Architecture: The White House (21054)

Learn about neoclassical design and the history of one of the most recognizable buildings in the world while putting together this 1,500-piece miniature marvel, which includes everything from the front lawn and Rose Garden to the West Wing and Oval Office.

$ 269

Lego NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283)

An authentic, to-scale Lego Nasa space shuttle? Sign us up! A space shuttle with an articulating Canadarm that can be posed to pluck a golden-lined Hubble Space Telescope out of the cargo bay for orbital insertion? Lego can have our first-born child.

$ 79.86

Lego Architecture: Skylines - Dubai (21052)

Perhaps the most stunning of modern skylines, everyone can recognize the iconic buildings of Dubai. The towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, the Dubai Fountain and the golden Dubai Frame are all present in this multi-building model. The finished work is a perfect desktop conversation piece.

$ 485.88

Lego Camp Nou FC Barcelona (10284)

Iconic in the world of soccer, FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium is captured in extraordinary detail here, including easter eggs like a miniature players bus, team banners and press boxes. And with more than 5,500 pieces to assemble, you might be building this over the course of a whole World Cup!

$ 189.99

Lego Architecture: Statue of Liberty (21042)

She welcomed migrants from around the world to the harbours of New York City and once you build this towering replica—which stands more than 40 cm high—she’ll be welcoming folks into whatever room you choose to display her in. It’s the next best thing to visiting Lady Liberty in person.

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4. Lego Vehicles
$ 129

Lego Vespa 125 (10298)

If we’re being real, you’ll probably never get to own the vintage Vespa of your dreams. But this beautiful recreation in baby blue makes for a satisfying substitute. Complete with kickstand, helmet and even a spare wheel, it’s got everything you need to daydream a spin along a twisty Italian trail.

$ 209

Lego Creator Expert: Ford Mustang (10265)

A perfect example of the stunning realism that can be achieved with Lego bricks, this 60s-era Ford Mustang will galvanize gearheads with its customization options, including rear ducktail spoiler, supercharger and exhaust pipes. You can also pop the hood to check out the meticulously modeled V8 and remove the roof to enjoy the cockpit console.

$ 249

Lego Technic: McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (42141)

Much like the engineers who design real F1 cars, this 2022 McLaren kit will have racing fans building with exacting precision as they construct moving pistons, suspension and differential. The finished model makes for a fine centrepiece in offices, dens and bedrooms.

$ 349

Lego DC Batman: Batmobile Tumbler (76240)

This massive model based on the Batmobile introduced in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy absolutely screams power. More of a tank than a car, this kit is covered in black plate armour and is equipped with enormous tires, yet still makes room for little details like windshield wipers and a cockpit display.

$ 299

Lego Technic: BMW M 1000 RR (42130)

Motorcycles wear their technology on the outside with pride, and you get to see it all—inline 4-piston engine, functional gearbox, front and rear suspension and chain transmission—while building this intricate Lego Technic BMW bike. It’s a great way for motorsport lovers to relax without getting grease on their hands.

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5. Lego Entertainment
$ 109.86

Lego Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck (76989)

An iconic presence in the Horizon universe, this towering robot is the key to getting your bearings while exploring the far future. Lego’s take on the climbable automaton has all the right details, including handholds, a viewing platform and even a tiny Aloy minifigure (perfect for reenacting ascents when no one’s looking).

$ 249.86

Lego Mario: Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block (71395)

If catching sight of a Question Mark Block instantly brings you back to a childhood spent playing Mario games, this kit is for you. The miniature dioramas from famous levels (think: Peach’s Castle) that pop out of cleverly hidden panels are the icing on the cake.

$ 283

Lego Ideas: Home Alone (21330)

Few movie homes are as well known as the one from John Hughs’ Christmas classic, and Lego ‘s plastic recreation of it has all the details fans know and love, including the furnace monster, toy train decoy and bathroom mirror. It even comes with a treehouse and replica of the thieves’ van.

$ 149.86

Lego Ideas: The Office (21336)

Fans of NBC’s archetypal faux documentary series won’t be able to resist this amazing reproduction of the show’s primary set. It’s loaded with references to memorable episodes—like a stapler in jello and a trash can with fire shooting out—and includes no less than fifteen minifigures based on the cast.

$ 589

Lego Harry Potter: Hogwarts Castle (71043)

There is no Harry Potter without Hogwarts. Nothing captures the grandeur of the fantastical school quite like this exquisite 6,000-brick, 58 cm-high model. Wizarding world aficionados will be in heaven as they build its iconic bridges, lofty towers and signature dining hall. You can even place a handful of Dementors around its perimeter.

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Chad Sapieha has been writing about video games and technology for more than two decades, with thousands of stories appearing in national publications including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and appearances on CTV News, Global News, and CBC radio. He has also written about parenting in the digital age for Today's Parent, Parenting.com, and Common Sense Media. Chad lives in Southern Ontario with his wife, daughter, and a criminally adorable dog named Ron Swanson.

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