Choosing just 5 out of all the Lego sets in the world is a nearly impossible task.
But we here at Shrunk Collectibles dared the Lego gods to come up with a list of our favorites.
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With all the Lego sets in the world out right now, we combed and reviewed each and every one we could get our hands on.
It ranges from the Legos Ninjago movie, the Marvel Super Heroes to the Speed Champions!
And we even found some oddities like the Monkie Kid set and those dubious ones that resemble products from fashion brands.
Can’t Get Enough!
The point is, coming up with a list of all the Lego sets in the world left us, well, it left us wanting more.
We just can’t get enough of these wonderful little bricks.
So, whether you’re a Lego art fanatic or a serious play admirer of the company, you’re going to have fun checking out our favoritesets of all time!
That’s true whether you’re into modular buildings or the Lego Batman movie.
Without further ado, here are our top 5 picks out of all the Lego sets in the world!
Our TOP 5 of All The Lego Sets In The World
“A Gargantuan Lego Set”
Our Rating: 5
You may have thought the Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon, the Lego Ghostbusters firehouse, or the Lego Star Wars Death Star were pinnacles of Lego brick building.
However, you’re sadly mistaken, my friend.
This Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle makes the Star Destroyer look like a wee Lego Super Mario mushroom.
It even makes the Lego Big Ben look like a wristwatch.
Because at 6020 pieces, even the most serious fans of all the Lego sets in the world will find this Harry Potter Hogwarts castle quite the challenge.
As far as modular buildings go, this is as modular as it gets, because you could open up nearly all the sections of the wizarding school.
Really, of all the Lego sets in the world, this one stands as Lego’s most lavish sets of all time!
Not for the Weak
Yes, this is the biggest Lego set you could find right now.
It’s definitely not for fans who are only dipping their toes in the whole Lego game.
If you think the Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler or the Joker Manor is gargantuan, then stay away from this one.
Your heart will probably explode with the sheer scope of this castle.
For the Whole Weekend
Seriously, though, this is one set that you can’t complete in a single day.
Realistically speaking, the quickest build time for a set like this is through a whole weekend.
And that’s only if you take short breaks in between your build session.
The result, though, once you’re done? Why, it’s one of the largest, most majestic modular buildings that showcase Lego art at its finest.
Simply put, serious play is the name of the game here, and there aren’t any in betweens!
Magical, Not Perfect
As much as we love this set out of all the Lego sets in the world, we wouldn’t say it’s not without its flaws.
For one, if you already have any of the other parts of Hogwarts Castle from a different set (like the Great Hall), then it’ll be redundant.
Second, the proportions of this castle are not to scale with the other Hogwarts Lego sets you could find, so connectivity is not an option.
Lastly, Lego—in a puzzling move—decided to scrimp on the minifigs, only including four: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw
We mean, come on! For a 6000+ brick set, you’d expect there to be at least ten minifigs in it.
“Exclusively for Hardcore Fans”
Our Rating: 5
The Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon has become nearly fabled within brick heads all over the world.
And it’s not because of the set itself, but because it’s one of the most expensive of all the Lego sets in the world.
Honestly, we agree with that sentiment, as this set containing 7541 bricks is indeed overpriced compared to something like the previous entry in this list.
However, that doesn’t discount the fact that this is one good-looking building set.
And if you’re one of those serious Lego fans, then you’re probably having the nerd sweats right now while you read this.
Ridiculous price aside, the Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon is one of the most grandiose sets of all time.
Sure, it’s not our absolute favorite, but it belongs on this list because of how cool it looks.
It’s definitely lightyears ahead of all those Creator 3in1 sets aimed at kids.
Unlike the regular falcon release, this one’s larger, standing at 8 inches high and about 33 inches long.
It’s also one of those modular buildings that you could open up and fidget with, containing some nice detail work inside.
A Bit Pricey
Yes, the details are nice, but we really can’t say it justifies the price tag on this starship.
Even the size is not enough to grant that high a price point for this set.
There are other Legos out there that are definitely longer and larger, AND comes at a way more affordable price point.
That’s No Moon
Forget about pairing this with your Lego Star Wars Death Star or Star Destroyer, because this ship alone is as big as those star ships, if not bigger.
So, that’s a way of saying that this baby is not to scale with all the other releases out there.
Additionally, you’re just getting 7 minifigure here: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C-3PO, Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn.
For some reason, Lego really like to hold out on those sweet minifigs with their larger sets, which is a real bummer!
This set does come with a nameplate that contains the falcon’s details from the fictional galaxy far, far away.
It adds a bit of a premium touch to the whole package.
In the end, we will say we love this set for how it looks, and that’s about it.
The whole price point of this thing definitely sours the deal by a large margin.
“A Charming and Nostalgic Toy”
Our Rating: 5
Of all the Lego sets in the world, this Central Perk stands as one of the more unique releases Lego has ever had.
For one, it’s not based on a sci-fi or fantasy franchise like the Marvel Super Heroes, Legos Ninjago movie, Batman movie, or the Lego Super Mario line.
Instead, we’re getting something that’s based on a sitcom, and one of the most beloved in the history of television at that.
Yes, we hear at Shrunk Collectibles are as much fans of the Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler, Technic sets, and the Joker Manor as much as the next guy.
But sometimes, too much of those releases can admittedly get boring, and there’s nothing better than getting a refreshed with one of these more unusual sets.
Unlike modular buildings like the Lego Ghostbusters firehouse or the Taj Mahal set, this one doesn’t feature any partitions or walls that you could open up.
And that’s because this whole Central Perk building set is designed as an open—well—set that perfectly emulates what the show looks like.
Keep in mind, we’re talking about the show here, not the fictional Friends universe.
As such, you’re not getting a Central Perk building, you’re getting a studio set from a sound stage that’s acting as a building.
What results is one of the most charming sets out of all the Lego sets in the world.
And it’s one of best sets of all time to display than play.
Keeping things Light
This isn’t exactly a building set that’s for serious play, nor is it as set for imaginative play styles like those Creator 3in1 vehicles aimed at kids.
Simply put, this is a Lego toy that’s somewhere in between.
It’s not as serious as something like the Taj Mahal or the biggest Lego set, that Technic sets crane.
On the other hand, it’s not as playable as something like the Joker Manor or the Han Solo carbonite scene.
Either way, this is one perfect piece to add to your collection if you want something that you could display on your shelf.
And with its 1070 brick count, this is perfect for those transitioning from casual Lego fan status to bona fide brick head.
Oh, and it has a generous minifigure count, too, which features: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
“Pure Creative Play Set!”
Our Rating: 5
All the Lego sets in the world won’t exist if it weren’t for the contributions of the Lego Classic line.
This 1500 brick set keeps true to the tradition of Lego being a toy that fuels the imagination.
As such, Lego heads who are in it for the Lego art or serious play can’t go wrong with purchasing one of these boxes.
Now, we’ve all heard of those Lego Classic sets that feature brick boxes, but those are mostly for kids.
3 Levels of Complexity
This one ups the ante by having 3 levels of build complexity.
That makes it perfect for those who have just started their brick building passion right up to the more seasoned Lego builders out there.
This just goes to show that the best Lego sets of all time don’t always have to be made of an absurd number of bricks.
Additionally, this also proves that licensed properties aren’t always a shoo-in for a spot on our best Lego sets of all time list.
We’re talking about the likes of Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler, the Marvel Super Heroes line, or Lego Minecraft.
Much like most other Lego Classic releases out there, this particular set does not have set or target construction in mind.
Instead, it opts for pure imaginative play, which is the center of Lego’s whole campaign.
So, if you’re the kind who likes to recreate scenes from movies with Han Solo or a Lego Super Mario minifig, this is probably not for you.
However, if you’re the type of fan who just likes to build and see wherever the bricks take you, then there’s no better Lego toy than this.
Since it doesn’t have a target construction that you should assemble, this set contains more of a guideline manual.
That provides suggestions on what you COULD build, but not necessarily what you should go for.
This set has all the classic bricks you’d expect from this line, be it the standard 2×2 pieces or the iconic 2×4 ones.
The color selection here is pretty decent to, which range from light to dark blues all the way to tan and chocolate brown ones.
We’d go so far as to say that you could probably build your very own Lego Big Ben with this set if you have the right schematics.
And speaking of schematics, manuals and guides are available from Lego online.
So, if you happen to run out of ideas on what to build, simply head on over to their site for more guidelines and suggestions.
“An Expensive Classic Lego Set”
Our Rating: 4.5
Of all the Lego sets in the world, it does not get any more epic than the Lord of the Rings line.
You can keep your Star Destroyer; tuck away that Lego Star Wars Death Star; and move the Joker Manor aside.
Because there is one ring to rule them all.
This Lego building toy recreates the Battle of Helm’s Deep, which is arguably the grandest fantasy battle in all of—well—fantasy.
With 1368 bricks in the set, you could even say we were surprised that Lego was a bit conservative with the brick count on this one.
After all, if Hogwarts castle is 6k+ in brick count, then shouldn’t the Battle of Helm’s Deep be double that?
This is one of those modular buildings that you could play with, as it features nooks and crannies that add playability.
These include the ramparts, exploding walls, and main gates, with each having an action feature of their own.
What impresses us the most here at Shrunk Collectibles, though, is the fact that this is one large set relative to its brick count.
At around 1368 pieces, it’s unusual to have something of this size and scale, which goes as high as 20 inches and as long as 12 inches.
Now, admittedly, we will say this is small if you’re trying to recreate the Battle of Helm’s Deep, which deducts some points from this otherwise perfect set.
Make it Epic
The minifigs here are nice, though, as you’re getting 8 of them, which range from characters like Aragorn and Legolas and right up to orc and elven soldiers.
But one of our absolute favorite features of this set is that it’s not just one of those modular buildings, but a connectible set as well.
That means you could pair it with Lego’s Uruk-Hai army set, numbered 9471.
It allows you to create a more or less faithful adaptation of the Battle of Helm’s Deep assembly square!
On the one hand, we love this idea because it allows you to buy either of these sets separately, which keeps your costs down.
On the other, we’re now living in 2020, a time when these sets have been discontinued by the Lego company itself.
Middle Earth Problems
Because of this, either of these sets now sells at ridiculous prices well above their SRP.
So, the only options in enjoying these sets are either you shell out the extra cash or you wait for a re-release.
The former option is honestly not worth it and your money is better off spent on other models.
And the problem with re-releases is that unlike the Star Wars Lego UCS Millennium Falcon, the LOTR Lego line isn’t as popular.
It’s a shame, really, given how legendary the Lord of the Rings property is.
In any case, this is one of our favorites of all the Lego sets in the world.
All the Lego Sets in the World—The Verdict
With all the Lego sets we’ve reviewed, we’d have to say we’ve come up with a new appreciation for these wonderful little bricks.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of Lego Minecraft, Technic sets, Lego Big Ben or the Speed Champions.
Lego has a set for any level or any kind of fan.
You’re Free to Choose!
These are just some of our favorites and by no means should dictate what you should or shouldn’t opt for.
That’s the beauty of Legos, after all: you could build your own or stick to a target construction.
It’s all a matter of how you want to play.
All the Lego sets in the world make the world a better place, and we’re just so happy we get to share this article with you guys!