Lego is the brick building toy we all know and love. Whether it's our childhood nostalgia or the creativity Lego brings to everyday life, there's no denying it's incredibly fun.


There's hundreds of Lego sets on the market but we wanted to round-up some of the bigger builds aimed at more experienced Lego builders. If you're looking for beginner sets then we recommend heading over to our best lego sets for adults.

The Lego sets we've included in this article are some of the biggest and most complex kits that Lego produces. There's everything from the Colosseum to the Titanic in this round-up!

All these big Lego sets would make brilliant presents and are an investment worth your time and money. Keep scrolling to see 20+ amazing Lego sets and let us know in the comments if you buy one.

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23 of the best big Lego sets

1. Lego Colosseum

Lego big Colosseum set
  • Pieces: 9036
  • Level: Expert
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: Traditionalists

Recreate the glory of the Colosseum with this meg Lego kit. The famous 8000 seat stadium has been immortalised in Lego and it's no less impressive than the real thing.

It has a 360-degree design and the oval base allows you to look through the structure at all the minute details inside. It's one of the largest Lego sets ever created and is perfect for makers wanting to take time and care over their builds.

We love that the building instructions can also be found on the LEGO website are highly detailed and easy to follow.

2. Lego Marvel big sets

  • Pieces: 1901
  • Level: Beginner
  • Suitable for ages: 14+
  • Great for: Big kids (that includes adults too!)

Live out your superhero fantasies with this cool Marvel big Lego kit.

This kit allows you to build the Guardians of the Galaxy's famous ship which comes with its own display stand. Plus you'll get mini-figures of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Mantis, Thor and Chitauri warrior.

3. Lego Titanic

Lego Titanic set
  • Pieces: 9090
  • Level: Expert
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: History buffs

Build one of the most famous ships in history with this Lego kit. Over 9000 pieces make this Titanic replica and it's one of the biggest kits Lego has ever made.

It's a working model so when you turn the propellers you'll see the piston engines turn inside. Despite its beauty, it's a complex build so we only recommend buying it if you're an experienced Lego maker.

4. Lego City big sets

LEGO 60330 City Hospital Building Set with Ambulance
  • Pieces: 816
  • Level: Beginner
  • Suitable for ages: 7+
  • Great for: Kids wanting to build and play!

The Lego City sets are great for kids and come in a huge range of styles. Based on everyday places and people, these kits allow your kids to build recognisable places and role play as mum and dad. This hospital kit comes with a host of silly characters that make play fun.

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5. Lego Seinfeld set

Lego Seinfeld kit box and set up of the kit
  • Pieces: 1326
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: Fans of nostalgia

The 1990s TV sitcom has been bought to life in this colourful Lego kit. There's lots of authentic features you'll recognise from the show including a fridge with Superman sticker, microwave, oven, a teapot, and much more.

We love that this kit includes pieces to make it look like a TV set and figures of all the main characters.

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6. Lego Creator Special kits

Lego Creator kit Big Ben
  • Pieces: 4136
  • Level: Expert
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: Model makers wanting a challenge

Lego's Creator kits are designed for expert model makers. They come in lots of different styles and tend to be on the pricer side of the big lego sets.

This incredible set replicates Big Ben and the House of Parliament in London. It's highly detailed and the clock face can be adjusted to whatever time you choose.

7. Big Lego Architecture sets

Statue of Liberty Architecture Lego kit
  • Pieces: 1685
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 16+
  • Great for: Architecture lovers

Appreciate architecture with these big Lego sets. Whether you want to recreate the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State building, you're bound to find a Lego Architecture set which replicates your favourite skyscraper. These kits are highly authentic and a pleasure to build and display.

8. Big Lego Friends sets

The Central Perk from TV show Friends made from Lego
  • Pieces: 1070
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 16+
  • Great for: Modern model makers who want to try something different

Recreate the iconic Central Perk cafe with this Lego Friends set. This fun kit includes characters of all the core cast and accessories which match those in the show. Phoebe has her guitar and Joey has his pizza!

This is the perfect gift for long-time lovers of the show and would make an extra special Christmas present.

9. Big Star Wars lego sets

Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet made from lego
  • Pieces: 834
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: Builders wanting to display their work

Star Wars fans will love Lego's collection of big kits. They sell everything from the Millenium Falcon kits to Darth Vader sets for you to build and display.

Their kits come in a range of different skill and age levels but this one is great for older makers wanting to display their finished piece. Build your favourite characters and scenes from the movies and may the force be with you.

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10. Lego Ninjago big sets

Lego ninjago big sets
  • Pieces: 1159
  • Level: Beginner
  • Suitable for ages: 9+
  • Great for: Kids wanting to build big!

The Lego Ninjago big sets are hugely popular and there's loads of kits to choose from. We love this set because it comes with a range of fun characters and smaller accessories alongside the big submarine build. Kids can build, play and display their finished submarine proudly in their room.

11. Lego football clubs

Big lego sets Chelsea football club
  • Pieces: 3292
  • Level: Expert
  • Suitable for ages: 16+
  • Great for: Football fans wanting a challenge

Support your favourite football club through Lego! Lego has a huge range of football club kits covering the UK's most-loved teams.

These big lego sets include the pieces to build life-like replicas of the team's stadiums as well as decals for decoration. The pieces in these kits are very small making this kit suitable for adults only.

12. Lego Harry Potter kits

Lego Harry Potter kits
  • Pieces: 6020
  • Level: Expert
  • Suitable for ages: 16+
  • Great for: Fans of the wizarding world

There's loads of incredible Harry Potter Lego sets on the market. There's some really sweet kits for kids but for our big Lego round-up, we had to mention the Hogwarts set.

This huge kit features all of Hogwart's famous rooms including the Great Hall, Chamber of Secrets, and the classrooms. It also comes with plenty of extras like Hagrid's hut, the Whomping Willow, and even four figures.

13. Lego Batman kit

Lego Batman kit
  • Pieces: 410
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: Movie buffs

Save the city with this Batman figure kit. It comes with everything you need to make this cool-looking display piece including an easy-to-follow instruction booklet. If you enjoy this Batman Lego kit then look out for their Batmobile and Batwing kits too.

14. Lego World Map

Lego World Map
  • Pieces: 11,695
  • Level: Expert
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: Those wanting a truly massive Lego project

This world map kit has been officially crowned the biggest Lego set ever created! With over 11,000 pieces, this map allows you to add ‘push pins’ onto your map to represent all the places you've been.

Lego even created a custom soundtrack to go alongside this kit so you can listen to some soothing sounds while you make it.

15. Lego Ghostbusters kit

Lego ghostbusters car
  • Pieces: 2352
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: 90's babies

Who you gonna call? Lego apparently! They've created this amazing ghostbusters car kit that has left fans of the films very excited.

Build the famous ghostbuster car from 2000 pieces and marvel at its working parts. The kit also includes a collector's guide making it the ideal gift for super fans.

16. Lego Rocket kits

Lego Rocket kits
  • Pieces: 2352
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 14+
  • Great for: Aspiring astronauts

Shoot for the stars with Lego's range of rocket kits. They have plenty to choose from all imitating famous NASA rockets.

Each kit is super authentic and perfect for inspiring future astronauts. This kit replicates the famous Apollo Saturn V and even comes with the pieces to build a tiny rover!

17. Lego Boutique Hotel

Lego Boutique Hotel kit box
  • Pieces: 3066
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: those wanting an aesthetically pleasing big Lego kit

This gorgeous boutique hotel Lego set completely caught our eye when we first saw it. Its European architecture, floral accessories, and 7 characters make it the most pleasing set to make.

You can add tons of tiny details to the build including room keys, floor tiles, and decorative signs. It's perfect for Lego lovers who just want to play!

18. Lego Art kits

Lego Art Elvis Presely kits
  • Pieces: 3445
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: makers who want to hang their work

This Elvis Presley kit brings the world of Lego and art together in a fun, satisfying way. The kit includes 9 decor plates and two hanging elements so you can proudly display your piece when it's finished.

Not an Elvis fan? There's plenty of Lego Art sets to choose from, ranging from Spiderman to Hokusai. Pick your favourite and build an icon!

19. Thor's Hammer kit

Thor's Hammer Lego kit
  • Pieces: 979
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: making and gifting to a Marvel lover

Get the world of mini-making and large-scale building with this Marvel Infinity War kit. You can build Thor's famous hammer as well as mini versions of the Infinity Gauntlet, Tesseract and Odin's Fire.

The hammer also has a secret compartment which you can open and store the mini figures inside!

20. Lego Globe kit

Lego Globe kit
  • Pieces: 2585
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: makers looking for something unique

This kit is great for makers who are bored of the classic square Lego builds. The spinning, technic globe will put builders to the test but also produce a gorgeous result.

The kit comes with glow-in-the-dark tiles, geographical plaques, and even vintage-style ship and compass icons. All these added details make for a really special build that we know most Lego lovers would adore.

21. Nintendo entertainment kit

Nintendo Entertainment System Lego kit
  • Pieces: 2646
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: Gamers

If you loved both Lego and Mario as a kid then this is the big Lego set for you. This nostalgic Nintendo kit enables you to build an authentic version of the original console, controller and Game Pak cartridge.

You can also build a 1980's TV with that famous Super Smash Bros scene to complete the retro feel! The perfect present for big kids everywhere.

22. Home Alone house kit

Home Alone Lego house
  • Pieces: 3955
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: A Christmas present

A Lego recreation of Kevin McCallister's home? We're here for it.

This detailed build includes 5 figures and some fun festive accessories to decorate the home with. It's kitted out with a getaway van, zipline, Kevin's treehouse and swinging paint cans.

You'll recognise many of the film's most famous scenes inside the house and we know it would make a brilliant Christmas window display.

23. Lego Typewriter

Green Lego Typewriter
  • Pieces: 2079
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Suitable for ages: 18+
  • Great for: Vintage Lego lovers

Lastly, we had to include this incredible typerwriter. This big Lego set was created in honour of Lego's founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.

Build your very own vintage typewriter complete with movable parts and printed buttons. Not only will you get the pieces to make this typewriter and instructions in the box but you'll also receive a letter from current Thomas Kirk Kristiansen.

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Which big Lego set will you choose?

With such a wide range of subjects and interests captured in these big lego sets, there really is something for everyone!

People with an interest in design will love the clean lines and intricate builds of the Lego architecture sets, and fans of famous movies and TV shows will love all of the franchise sets – what Star Wars fan wouldn't love the Darth Vader helmet?

Be warned though – once you've made one of these big Lego sets, you'll want to get started on your next one right away!

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Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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