10 Best Adult LEGO Sets To Build This Festive Season With Family & Friends

Ah yes, Christmas is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to spend some quality time at home with loved ones, and build a massive LEGO set (or two) over a few days. The LEGO Empire has built up quite a library of IPs over the years, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. From Marvel, DC, to Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and iconic set pieces. These won’t go easy on your wallets though, but you can be sure they will make a fine centrepiece in your home once completed. Guaranteed!

Have a browse at our top 10 picks (plus one bonus for the new year) of LEGO sets perfect for the adult collector.

1) LEGO Avengers Tower (76269)

First up, it’s the iconic headquarters of the Avengers, towering at 90cm tall, and it comes with a whopping 31 minifigures! The entire building is peppered with loads of iconic scenes and moments from across the Avengers movie franchise that are bound to delight Marvel fans. And for the first time ever, there’s even a mini figure of Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios!

The Avengers Tower is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon and Shopee.

2) LEGO Batcave – Shadow Box (76252)

The 3,981-piece Batcave Shadow Box playset doubles as a display piece and measures over 51 cm wide, 29 cm high, and 14cm deep. The iconic Batcave was faithfully recreated from Tim Burton’s 1992 Batman Returns movie. It features movable items that can be controlled from the rear. The chair can be turned, the computer screen can rotate between displaying Catwoman and The Penguin, the tool store can slide open to reveal Batman’s gadgets and there’s even an illuminated Batsuit vault. The set also comes with 7 minifigures: Max Shreck, The Penguin, Catwoman, two versions of Batman, Alfred Pennyworth and Bruce Wayne.

The Batcave – Shadow Box is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon and Shopee.

3) LEGO PAC-MAN Arcade (10323)

In celebration of Bandai Namco’s 43rd anniversary of PAC-MAN, LEGO has come up with a 2,650-piece, 32cm tall retro PAC-MAN arcade cabinet. Builders can also create colourful, larger-than-scale versions of PAC-MAN, BLINKY, and CLYDE. The figures can rotate on the base and be displayed separately or on the cabinet itself. You would be wrong if you thought this was merely a decorative set! Thanks to a hand crank on the side of the cabinet, builders can recreate some of the legendary ghost-munching moves of the game. Not only that, but it also features a light-up coin slot and a small vignette of a female minifigure playing a mini PAC-MAN arcade machine hidden inside the cabinet.

The PAC-MAN Arcade is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon, and Shopee.

4) LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75313)

Standing tall at 62cm, this is the perfect set to build for Star Wars fans who have run out of shelf space, since it can stand on the floor and still look magnificent. The main body has space for 40 minifigures (General Veers and Luke Skywalker are among 9 in this set) and 4 speeder bikes (2 are included). The head/cockpit seats 2 minifigures and even has space for 1 more. Best of all, there’s even a bomb-drop hatch under the AT-AT and a hook to attach to Luke Skywalker’s line, just like in the Battle of Hoth!

The AT-AT is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon, and Shopee.

5) LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316)

A MUST-HAVE for LOTR fans. This 6,167-piece Rivendell set comes with 15 minifigures including legendary characters such as Frodo, Sam, Bilbo Baggins, Boromir, Gimli, Aragorn, Legolas and Gandalf the Grey. The set measures over 39cm high, 72cm wide and 50cm deep, and it splits into 3 sections: the tower, the council ring and the gazebo with river and bridge. Best of all, builders can detach the minifigure legs, and seat them around the table to recreate the iconic Council of Elrond scene!

The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon, and Shopee.

6) LEGO Gringotts Wizarding Bank – Collectors’ Edition (76417)

This one’s for Potterheads. The 4,803-piece, 79cm tall Gringotts Wizarding Bank consists of 3 underground vaults along with a posable Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon figure and a buildable model of the Magical Menagerie shop. The set comes with 13 minifigures – 2 Harry Potter minifigures, Ron Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange /Hermione Granger, Rubeus Hagrid, Death Eater, Bogrod, Griphook, Ricbert, 2 goblins and 2 guards. There’s even a vault cart that glides down the spiralling track and stops at each vault. Best of all, this set can be connected to the 75978 Diagon Alley set (sold separately)!

The Gringotts Wizarding Bank is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon, and Shopee.

7) LEGO Titanic (10294)

This 1:200 scale model is designed in 3 sections, faithfully recreating the features of the Titanic. It is one of the largest LEGO modesl ever at over 135cm long and clocking in at 9,090 pieces. The cross-section reveals interior details like the first-class dining room, the grand staircases, one of the boiler rooms and many cabins from the different passenger classes. Authentic details include over 300 portholes (that’s a lot to build!), the iconic bridge, lifeboats, benches, cargo crane and more! This set makes for a historical collectible display piece as it comes with a display stand to support each section, along with a stylised name plaque.

The Titanic is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon, and Shopee.

8) LEGO Colosseum (10276)

This epic 9,036-piece Colosseum model depicts each part of the famous structure in great detail. The set measures over 27cm high, 52cm wide and 59cm deep. It features 3 storeys, adorned with columns of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders while the attic is decorated with Corinthian pilasters. Best of all, the model comes with coffee-table-style building instructions with design and history details to inspire the whole family during the build process.

The Colosseum is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon, and Shopee.

9) LEGO Eiffel Tower (10307)

This set takes the cake as the tallest (at 149cm) and the most pieces (10,001). Collectors will have a hard time finding space to display this Eiffel Tower set. This collectible model is assembled in 4 sections which closely follows the way the real tower was built, giving you a unique insight into Gustave Eiffel’s engineering brilliance. The set comprises of 3 observation platforms, lifts with cabling, Gustave Eiffel’s private office at the top, a broadcast tower, topped off with the French flag.

The Eiffel Tower is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon, and Shopee.

10) LEGO Hokusai – The Great Wave (31208)

This recreation of the iconic Japanese art is a must-have for art lovers. It consists of 1,810 pieces and makes for a relaxing build after which it can be hung up on the wall or simply displayed on any shelf. As a bonus, you can even scan the QR code on the instruction booklet to listen to the set’s soundtrack, tailor-made with content to enhance the time you spend building it.

The Hokusai – The Great Wave is available now on LEGO.com, Amazon, and Shopee.

Bonus! Dinosaur Fossils: T. rex Skull (76964)

Ok for this 577-piece set, you can’t quite build it during the festive season but let’s just say you can buy it on New Year’s Day and enjoy a quick build within an hour or so to celebrate the new year. This 21cm tall build is the first Jurassic World set made for display and features a T. rex skull with an opening jaw, a stand with an information plaque, a hidden ‘amber’ piece at the back of the model and a ‘fossilised’ footprint. Jurassic Park/World fans won’t want to miss this.