What Are The Best LEGO Sets of All Time?

Since its creation in 1932, the connectivity and intricacy of LEGO sets have grown in leaps and bounds. But what is the best LEGO set of all time? The jury is still out there, but here are a few LEGO sets that have been considered the best.

The Top 5 Contenders for the Best LEGO set of all time

1. TAJ Mahal

One of the eight wonders of the world found its way into a LEGO set. Among all the LEGO sets, the Taj Mahal has the most number of bricks. With over 5933 bricks, this set is a challenge to even the most seasoned LEGO builder. 

Even those who aren’t into building blocks will be in awe at how intricate, detailed, and realistic, the Taj Mahal LEGO set is. Even the temple was accurately cloned.

2. Star Wars Death Star

When you pass the force into the builder, it’s sure to have massive staying power. Like many people, we reckon it does! The Star Wars Death Star LEGO set consists of 3800 building blocks, and also has one of the most numbers of mini-figures. From Chewbacca, the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and a bunch of stormtroopers, the cast of this popular space opera is complete.

This LEGO set was created in 2008, and it’s still being produced. With its staying power, the force will always be with you.

3. Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc

This Lord of the Rings installation is all grandeur. The Tower of Orthanc is ridiculously surreal, with six floors and a lot of mini-figures. It’s a must-have model for your LOTR collection.

Revel in the story once again with Saruman, the Great Eagle, Grima worm tongue, and the Orc pitmaster among others. Saruman’s throne even has special effects. It indeed has lots of details that it’s like enjoying the movie once more.

4. Harry Potter Diagon Alley

The Harry Potter Diagon Alley is also one of the biggest LEGO sets ever manufactured. Measuring over a meter long, the Diagon Alley is lined with the Flourish & Blotts book shop, Scribbulus Writing Implements stationery shop, and Quality Quidditch Supplies among others.

It has a lot of details, and the stores are outfitted with bright colors, just like how it was in the movie. 

5. LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters

You can recreate the iconic Ghostbusters scenes with this 4634-piece LEGO set. Ghostbusters has earned a spot in every kid’s heart, and the adventure lives on in this three-story firehouse headquarters.

This set is big and has a lot of detail. The brick-building looks masterfully cloned. Also, it has a very detailed interior complete with your reliable Ghostbusters. And of course, there is always receptionist Janina and a couple of neighbors and ghosts!

What is the best LEGO set of all time?

Ultimately, it all boils down to personal taste. The LEGO sets mentioned top the list in terms of complexity, intricacy, style, popularity, and staying power. If you’re impressed by complexity, the Taj Mahal takes the prize. However, if you’re a Potterhead, LOTR, Ghostbusters, or Star Wars fan – you’ll pick the film-inspired LEGO set of your choice.