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Fantastic LEGO Sets for Grown-Up Builders

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May 14 2024

Need a new project? Something relaxing to do after a tough day at work? Check out these amazing and complex LEGO sets designed for adult builders.

Batman – Tumbler

This UCS-like version has around 200 more pieces than the retired 2014 kit and is physically larger (it’s a full 2 inches longer). This new version has a roof that opens and allows access to the seats and control panel, as well as a sturdy display stand. The Tumbler is larger than minifig scale, but it does come with a Batman and Joker from The Dark Knight for a complete fan display.

  • 2,049 pieces
  • 6″ (16 cm) high, 17″ (45 cm) long, 9″ (25 cm) wide

Pac-Man Arcade

This LEGO replica of the classic arcade cabinet is full of retro details and fun features. It has a 4-way joystick and an illuminated coin slot. The game’s chase between Pac-Man and the ghosts is recreated with a mechanical maze. You can even open the back and display all the mechanisms.

The set also has a 1980s arcade scene to build and display alongside the cabinet. It has a gaming minifig and rotatable PAC-MAN, BLINKY, and CLYDE figures.

  • 2651 pieces
  • 12.5 in. (32 cm) high, 10 in. (25 cm) wide, and 7 in. (17 cm) deep

The Daily Bugle

When constructed, the building’s four stories stack to over 32 in. (82 cm) high–topped off with J. Jonah Jameson’s penthouse office. While the employees of the Bugle (and Peter Parker) work inside, the superheroes of Marvel battle each other outside. The kit includes 25 minifigs. With its removable floors, detachable facades, and attention to detail, this looks like a fun collectible for Marvel fans–and a challenging build, to boot.

  • 3,772 pieces
  • 32″ (82 cm) high, 10.5″ (27 cm) wide, 10.5″ (27 cm) deep

TIE Interceptor

This TIE Interceptor is a redesigned version of 2000’s Ultimate Collector Series. Build the detailed cockpit, laser cannons, and the Imperial fighter’s distinctive wings. It comes with a TIE pilot minifig and a mouse droid that are currently only available with this set. When it’s built, it measures an impressive 16 inches long and comes with a brick-built stand for display.

  • 1,931 pieces
  • 12.5 in. (32 cm) high, 16 in. (40 cm) long, and 13 in. (33 cm) wide

Lion Knights’ Castle

Lion Knights’ Castle is the set you remember, but bigger and better. It opens and has a bunch of moving parts–the castle’s drawbridge and portcullis rise and lower. You can get ready for battle in the fully stocked armory. It also has hidden passages minifigs (it comes with 22) that can use to escape the dungeon. There’s even a secret hideout for the forest people. Relive a part of your childhood–you can pick up a copy of The Sword in the Stone to watch while you build here.

  • 4,514 pieces
  • 14″ (38 cm) high, 17″ (44 cm) wide, 12″ (33 cm) deep when closed

Razor Crest – Ultimate Collectors Series

This USC ship is over two feet long. The Razor Crest’s top lifts off to show what’s inside, and you can remove the cockpit to see even more. The ship has a lot of show-inspired parts, including a cargo compartment with a weapons cabinet and a minifigure-sized carbon-freezing chamber. It even has a detachable escape pod. UCS sets don’t tend to come with minifigs, but this comes with four–Mando, the Mythrol, Kuiil, and Grogu in a pram as well as a buildable Blurrg that fits in the ship’s cargo compartment.

  • 6,187 pieces
  • 9″ (24 cm) high, 28″ (72 cm) long, 19.5″ (50 cm) wide

Avenger’s Tower

Build the iconic Avengers tower with this new set designed for grown-up builders. When built, it stands at nearly three feet tall. Beneath its removable roof, its floors are packed with memorable movie moments and fan-favorite characters.

The set features 31 minifigs—including Iron Man, Wong, Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Hulk, War Machine, Vision, Hawkeye, Wanda Maximoff, and The Wasp. It also comes with a Leviathan, Quinjet, and 2 Chitauri chariots.

  • 5201 pieces
  • 31 minifigs
  • 35.5 in. (90 cm) high, 13 in. (34 cm) wide and 10 in. (25 cm) deep

Author: Mars Garrett
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