12 Over-The-Top Lego Sets That Will Win The Holidays
Gifts to make your builders’ holiday dreams come true.
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Looking for a showstopper gift for the Lego fans — young and young-at-heart — in your family? If you are looking to make your builders’ holiday dreams come true, here are the biggest, best, and — be warned — most expensive Lego sets of 2020.
1 & 2. Death Star and Millennium Falcon
For years, Star Wars fans have coveted the Lego versions of the Death Star and the Millennium Falcon. Give in to the Dark Side and make this the year you go out and buy one. The Death Star is one of the most expensive Lego sets on the market because it is soon to be retired. With 4,000 bricks, it is also one of the biggest Lego sets, so settle in for a long build.
Can’t get to an amusement park this year? Treat your family to a fully functional Lego rollercoaster, and give the minifigs the vacation day you wish you could have. When built, you can turn a hand crank to make the coaster cars climb the track. Or upgrade your set with Lego Power Functions add-ons to motorize the track.
4. Pirate Shipwreck
Your family can enact a full swashbuckling tale with Lego’s pirate shipwreck set. The 2,500-plus piece set can be built as an intact pirate ship, fully equipped to terrorize the playroom high seas. But should your brick armada fight back, the ship can be rebuilt as an island wreck, complete with buried treasure and palm trees growing from its broken bow.
5. Hogwarts Castle
Of all the Harry Potter sets, the coolest Lego creation by far is the 6,000-piece Hogwarts Castle. No detail is overlooked from the Whomping Willow to the Great Hall and Chamber of Secrets. Your family will celebrate this gift like they won the House Cup, but no magic spell will help you build it more quickly.
6. Disney Castle
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Speaking of castles...If your family has been wishing on a star for an amazing Lego gift, the Disney Castle will keep them believing in Santa – or at least fairies. The 29-inch-high model of Disneyworld’s iconic towers is a must for Mickey lovers. Fireworks not included.
7. Motorized Cargo Train
It’s not really a holiday without a train under the tree. Lego lovers who are also train enthusiasts will flip for this motorized, remote control-operated cargo train set. Build the cars, a forklift, even an armored truck, and set up your cargo loading operation on the included tracks. All aboard!
8. Mandalorian Razor Crest Starship
Families who have binge watched The Mandalorian this year will want to celebrate with a gift of a Razor Crest Starship Lego set. And, yes, it comes with an adorable Baby Yoda (we mean, Gorgu) minifig.
9. Grand Piano
For the more sophisticated Lego lovers in your family, we present the Lego grand piano, which actually plays music. The 8.5-inch high by 12-inch wide piano has a 25-key keyboard, which you can play manually or use the Lego Powered Up app for an auto play option. It’s a perfect present for the aspiring Juilliard students on your holiday list.
10. Tree House
Who doesn’t dream of an amazing tree house with tree-top walkways and playhouses, a swing, and a basket on a pulley? This Lego set will wow kids and grownups alike with its Swiss Family Robinson charm. Take it up a notch by purchasing the add-on LED lighting kit, to give your treehouse that holiday sparkle.
11. Assembly Square
The ultimate Lego dollhouse – or should we say doll rowhouses – the Assembly Square set features a bustling city block with a bakery, florist, coffee shop, music studio, dentist office, chic urban apartments, and a rooftop terrace. Let your Legos live the urban lifestyle dream!
12. Saturn V
The space buff on your list will be over the moon to receive this 1:110 scale realistic model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. (For the non-buffs, that’s the rocket that took the first astronauts to the moon.) Like the original, it has three sections that come apart, a lunar lander, and a splashdown rocket for its return to earth. It also comes with two minifigs (purportedly Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin – because everyone always forgets Michael Collins in the driver’s seat).
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