As a kid, building and constructing random trinkets or sets with legos was one of the most fun things to do in my past-time.
My brother and I would spend countless hours creating battle scenes and towns out of these tiny plastic bricks.
After exploring the web, I have compiled a top ten list for if you or friends/family are inspired to try to build something for yourself.
(Keep in mind that this list is in no particular order.)
1. Lego Porsche 911 RSR
This complex 1,580 piece Technic lego set is sure to impress. Although it doesn’t have any unique features (doesn’t actually drive), it is all about the looks. In fact, this car is a 1:9.3 scale to an actual racing Porsche that LEGO has modeled this car after. This set is very intricate and difficult to put together, so I would only recommend this for adults (unless you are really passionate about doing so).
2. Star Wars Death Star
I love this lego set because of how interactive it is. Containing 3,803 pieces, this set is sure to pose a challenge. After it is complete you will notice how open the set turns out to be, allowing you to move characters around and actually use equipment inside the Death Star. This set is not as complex as the Porsche set, so I’d guess that just about anyone could build this one.
3. Star Wars Millennium Falcon
Containing 5,197 pieces, this massive Star Wars replica will definitely draw some eyes. This set is one of the most challenging of these ten (in my opinion) because it contains many small, and intricate parts that need to fit in an exact way. Building this set took me at least a week, so you will definitely need to put some time aside for this one. This set also contains 24 Star Wars minifigures, including Chewbacca, C-3PO, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, etc.
4. Sydney Opera House
This set is a recreation of one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings: the Sydney Opera House. It contains 2,989 pieces, many of them are rare LEGOs that you can rarely find els- ware. This LEGO set is unique because of how LEGO was able to simulate the realistic curves of the shells, due to the fact that Legos are known for being square bricks.
5. Big Ben
This 4,163 piece model of Big Ben stands approximately 60 centimeters (23″) tall. This set also includes Elizabeth Tower and the Palace of Westminster, which are other famous landmarks nearby. The model also makes a great display piece for the home or office.
6. NASA Apollo Saturn V
This meter high replica of the actual Apollo Saturn V blurs the line between lego and art. It contains exactly 1,969 pieces which, you may have guessed, was the year that the rocket was launched. It’s an exact replica, approximately a 1:110 model of the real thing.
7. Taj Mahal
When the LEGO Taj Mahal was released in 2008, it was the largest set up to that point. Containing the second highest amount of pieces on this list with 5,922, this set requires a lot of concentration and skill to put together. When it is, however, you will realize that it was definitely worth it.
8. Ship in a Bottle
As the smallest set on this list, the 962 piece ‘Ship in a Bottle’ is pretty simple to piece together. This LEGO set also includes many unique pieces, such as a compass (with stickers), world globes, and many new see through parts. The plastic panels (‘glass’) are far less noticeable than I had assumed, allowing for an clear view of the ship inside.
9. James Bond Aston Martin
The James Bond Aston Martin Lego set is probably my favorite of these ten. Although it doesn’t have many pieces (1,295), the detail in this car from the movies is extraordinary (it even has the famed wheel spikes that can retract in and out). This would be the perfect gift for any adult Lego builder, and I totally recommend this James Bond Aston Martin DB5 to fans of the famed secret agent.
10. Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
Taking the place as most pieces on this list, this magical castle is well worth the money it costs. This set is the second largest set ever to be released, containing some 6020 pieces. If I am not mistaken, the castle comes with four minifigures, and something that I have never heard of; 31 microfigures! This set, once again, has many unique pieces (and microfigures), so this would be the perfect gift for any Harry Potter fan in your life.
I hope that this list of the “Top 10 Lego Sets of 2020” was exactly what you were looking for. If it was not, or you have any further ideas or questions, then leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .