Brick Fanatics’ Top 20 LEGO Sets List

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Track the hottest, most in-demand and currently available LEGO sets with Brick Fanatics’ Top 20 LEGO Sets List

With so many LEGO sets released each month, it’s hard to keep track of – let alone budget for – everything that the LEGO Group puts out. Factor in limited release for some sets, sporadic stock levels for others, and capped shelf life for all sets before permanent retirement, and many a future classic, design triumph or hidden gem can sit right under your nose, only to be missed and ultimately rediscovered years later and twice the price on eBay.

That’s where Brick Fanatics’ Top 20 LEGO Sets List comes in.

In a rush? Here’s the latest Top 20 (January 30, 2022):

  1. Star Wars 75313 AT-ATRead moreBuy now
  2. LEGO Icons 10305 Lion Knights’ CastleRead moreBuy now
  3. Star Wars 75192 Millennium FalconRead moreBuy now
  4. LEGO Icons 10497 Galaxy ExplorerRead moreBuy now
  5. Super Mario 71411 The Mighty BowserRead moreBuy now
  6. Harry Potter 75978 Diagon AlleyRead moreBuy now
  7. LEGO Icons 10294 TitanicRead moreBuy now Back orders accepted
  8. Super Mario 71374 Nintendo Entertainment SystemRead moreBuy now
  9. LEGO Icons 10300 Back to the Future Time MachineRead moreBuy now
  10. LEGO Icons 76989 Horizon Forbidden West: TallneckRead moreBuy now
  11. LEGO Icons 10302 Optimus PrimeRead moreBuy now
  12. Harry Potter 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ EditionRead moreBuy now
  13. NINJAGO 71741 NINJAGO City GardensRead moreBuy now
  14. Marvel 76178 Daily BugleRead moreBuy now
  15. Ideas 21325 Medieval BlacksmithRead moreBuy now
  16. Botanical Collection 10311 OrchidRead moreBuy now
  17. Star Wars 75292 The Razor CrestRead moreBuy now
  18. LEGO Icons 10276 ColosseumRead moreBuy now
  19. Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts CastleRead moreBuy now
  20. Marvel 76217 I am GrootRead moreBuy now

Perhaps you are a first-time buyer looking to get your hobby off to the best start or you are seeking out the ideal gift for that special LEGO fan in your life. Maybe you are a casual fan eager to find value for money, an immersive build experience and great display potential from your next LEGO set. Or you are an esteemed brick veteran keen to stay ahead of the curve with that ultimate LEGO collection.

Whether you are after expert insight, a collector’s checklist or even just shopping advice, the Brick Fanatics’ Top 20 LEGO Sets List offers a quick, considered and expert guide to the very best LEGO sets currently available.

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1 – Star Wars 75313 AT-AT

Theme: Star Wars Price: £734.99 / $849.99 / €849.99 Pieces: 6,785 Available: Now

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The latest entry in the Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series is truly a force to be reckoned with. Measuring an incredible 62cm high, the larger scale of 75313 AT-AT – the biggest LEGO Imperial walker to date – means it’s packing some serious firepower. 

The model forgoes the display stand of other UCS sets for a freestanding design, in itself a real feat of engineering, with legs adjustable by a special, brick-built tool. There’s a full interior, too: the body of the AT-AT can be opened up to store up to 40 Snowtroopers seated (or 85 standing, or up to 185 if you just pile them in), along with speeder bikes and blaster cannons.

The walker’s cockpit also features space for General Veers and a pair of AT-AT drivers, while intrepid Jedi Luke Skywalker can be seen swinging underneath the belly of the beast.

As one of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars franchise, this is basically the UCS set we’ve all been waiting for since 2000. However, as the most expensive LEGO set on the market right now (at least in the UK), it may prove a tough pill to swallow. Watch our video review or read our written review to make a more informed decision, or just trust us when we say there’s a reason it’s at the top of this list…

2 – LEGO Icons 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £344.99 / $399.99 / €399.99 Pieces: 4,514 Available: Now

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How do you celebrate the 90th anniversary of the LEGO Group, while also honouring one of its oldest (and, coincidentally, most-celebrated) lines? By taking everything so well-loved about that classic theme and pouring it into its single biggest set to date. That was seemingly the brief for 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle, an unprecedented and unparalleled build that brings together and bottles pure nostalgia through its massive 4,514 pieces.

The result is an equally massive fortress, spanning two sprawling and separable sections, multiple medieval rooms, and a limitless roster of minifigures – all within and against the backdrop of a castle that captures all the hallmarks of the real thing, to a level we’ve never seen in an official set before. 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle pulls off the same trick as 10497 Galaxy Explorer, coming in at a scale that replicates the feeling of building those original castles as a kid. 

There’s no getting around its price tag, of course, but we’ll just borrow a line from our review in summing up our feelings on that one: the mortgage can wait. 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle is absolutely one worth saving up for, worth ignoring other sets for, and worth dedicating a more-than-decent chunk of your display space to. It really is as true a celebration of 90 years of LEGO as you’ll find, and well worthy of its place in our Top 20 LEGO Sets List.

3 – Star Wars 75192 Millennium Falcon

Theme: Star Wars Price: £734.99 / $849.99 / €849.99 Pieces: 7541 Available: Now

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Released back in July 2007, the original Ultimate Collectors Series 10179 Millennium Falcon marked the pinnacle of LEGO design and in no small measure for the minifigure scale in which it captured one of the Star Wars original trilogy’s most iconic ships. A full 10 years of four-figure aftermarket prices after, the LEGO Group released a fully redesigned, remastered and upgraded UCS version with September 2017’s 75192 Millennium Falcon.

75192 Millennium Falcon more than just lives up to its predecessor’s status, as it reimagines building at the most ridiculous of scales, thanks to an engrossing multi, multi-bag build process packed with detail and ingenuity across 7,541 pieces. Even at twice the price of 10179, 75192 sold out within the first hour of VIP release across LEGO stores before only sporadically reappearing ahead of that first Christmas, as demand caught the LEGO Group by surprise.

A more than steady seller in the years since (often dropping in and out of stock), 75192 Millennium Falcon is the big one, both literally for the (now second) largest piece count of any single LEGO set, and for the budget it demands. It’s not one that all of us will be lucky enough to savour in person, but for those who can save up for this truly huge set, it will reward at every level, from build experience to display value, even if you need to throw out the sofa to make space for it. It was also rumoured for retirement at the end of 2020 but looks to be sticking around for at least one more year…

4 – LEGO Icons 10497 Galaxy Explorer

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99 Pieces: 1,254 Available: Now

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What better way to celebrate the LEGO Group’s 90th anniversary than with a reimagining of the classic 497 Galaxy Explorer? It’s the Space set that defined a generation of LEGO fans’ childhoods, ballooned to one-and-a-half times its original size, so that the final model recaptures that feeling of swooshing a massive ship around your living room.

10497 Galaxy Explorer is effectively the Classic Space set that’s grown with you, and whether you were lucky enough to own the 1979 original or not, it’s well worth picking up this anniversary edition – not least because it’s the more accessible of the two flagship 90th-anniversary sets at just £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99.

For all those reasons and more, we’re expecting 10497 Galaxy Explorer to be hard to come by at LEGO.com. If you see it in this list, it means it’s in stock and available now, so grab it while you can. While you wait for it to arrive, pop on those rose-tinted reading glasses and sit back with our detailed review.

5 – LEGO Super Mario 71411 The Mighty Bowser

Theme: Super Mario Price: £229.99 / $269.99 / €269.99 Pieces: 2,807 Available: Now

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Short of actual minifigures, the LEGO Group is doing great things with its Super Mario licence – not least through its three direct-to-consumer sets, each of which has provided a different entry point into the world of Nintendo. 2020’s 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System is nostalgia bait with a unique gimmick in its scrolling screen, while 71411 The Mighty Bowser is a pure and delightful character build.

In fact, Bowser might well be the best LEGO character build to date, realised expertly through 2,708 pieces that come together to deliver a model packed with personality. That’s partly through his functions, which allow him to turn his head and shoot a flaming missile from his mouth, but also through the puppet-like articulation baked into his legs.

You couldn’t ask for a more accurate depiction of the King of the Koopas, either, achieved through some brilliant building techniques. The fact it’s compatible with the digital Mario, Luigi and Peach figures (it’s basically one big boss level for the interactive sets) is the cherry on the cake. Sure, the price is high, but we’ve already seen it at a considerable discount across third-party retailers, making 71411 The Mighty Bowser one of the most attractive sets released in 2022.

6 – Harry Potter 75978 Diagon Alley

Theme: LEGO Harry Potter Price: £389.99 / $449.99 / €449.99 Pieces: 5,544 Available: Now

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Being the most expensive LEGO Harry Potter set to date and the second largest ever sets expectations and hopes for 75978 Diagon Alley incredibly high. And for every LEGO Harry Potter fan lucky enough to experience this gigantic set, it delivers in every way imaginable.

In a similar vein to 2018’s 71043 Hogwarts Castle, 75978 Diagon Alley skilfully translates into LEGO form not only a memorable location at an incomparable level, but at a level of detail and love for the source material that immediately transports the builder back into the Harry Potter books and films.

Across 5,544 pieces and four separate 32×16 baseplate builds are a whole row of memorable locations from Diagon Alley, packed with various nods to and details from across when Harry Potter’s story touched upon the secret London location.

There’s much to love and admire about this minifigure-scale epic creation, and to dream of what the LEGO Group may do next as a result. Read our review to understand why this set ranks so highly in this list.

7 – LEGO Icons 10294 Titanic

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £589.99 / $679.99 / €679.99 Pieces: 9,090 Available: Now

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The LEGO Group’s take on the Titanic first launched on November 2, and it’s since made waves, selling out repeatedly at LEGO.com. This lavish recreation of the doomed ocean liner offers impressive detailing both inside and out. LEGO fans can look out for lifeboats, benches and era-appropriate flags on the deck, or take it apart to see its suites, swimming pools and mechanical innards. 

The high piece count and slavish attention to detail has resulted in a challenging build – although you can disassemble it for storage or transport. However, with a length of 1.35m, finding an appropriate place to display it might be difficult. It’s the longest LEGO set ever released, and has (appropriately) received the longest LEGO design video ever too.

It’s proven very difficult to come by since first setting sail, so if you see 10294 Titanic on this list, make sure to bag it while you can. It’s one of the most expensive sets around, but if you want the ultimate LEGO experience, you won’t do much better than this.

8 – Super Mario 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System

Theme: Super Mario Price: £229.99 / $269.99 / €269.99 Pieces: 2,646 Available: Now

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Pure NES-talgia, 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System is a love letter to a classic games console from many a childhood. As the NES marks its 35th anniversary in 2020, the LEGO Group presents across 2,646 pieces this most detailed and accurate LEGO recreation, complete with game cartridge, controller and television. Iconic shaping so accurately captured in brick form is only the loading page of this set’s experience, though, for it is in its play feature and cross-set compatibility where it really tugs at the nostalgic heartstrings of many a retro gamer.

Simply turning a lever on the side of the television rotates the 8-bit display screen through a level of Super Mario Bros. whilst placing the Super Mario figure from 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course on top of the television adds authentic sounds and music from that same game.

From every minute detail that has gone into this faithful LEGO reimagining of many an adult gamer’s childhood experience to how the LEGO Group has finally found a legitimate crossover between digital and physical play, there’s a lot to process and appreciate in the truly one-of-a-kind 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System.

We took a closer look at the set here, and compared it to the real NES too.

9 – LEGO Icons 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £169.99 / $199.99 / €199.99 Pieces: 1,872 Available: Now

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If there’s one thing the LEGO Group gets consistently right these days, it’s its Creator Expert cars. From 10265 Ford Mustang through 10295 Porsche 911, the designers in Billund have honed and perfected their approach to channelling these iconic works of automotive history in bricks. And nine years on from the badly-dated LEGO Ideas 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine, it’s allowed them to finally do justice to one of cinema’s most enduring vehicles.

Between its endless list of accurate (and entirely nerdy) details to its comprehensive 3-in-1 design, 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine is the pinnacle of DeLorean design through a LEGO lens, all conveyed through a relatively simplistic build. That’s no bad thing: it never feels overworked, overwrought or unnecessarily complex, and is still plenty of fun to put together.

The best minifigures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown to date round out the 1,872-piece package, which for our money is basically the best LEGO vehicle of this size and scale you can currently buy, and rightfully deserves a spot in our Top 20. It’s proving particularly hard to get hold of at the moment, though, so if you see it in this list, act quickly before it sells out again.

10 – LEGO Icons 76989 Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £79.99 / $89.99 / €89.99 Pieces: 1,222 Available: Now

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Surely near the top of what’s already an increasingly long list of LEGO sets we never expected to see on shelves, 76989 Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck brings one of PlayStation’s most iconic franchises to life through a brilliantly-realised display model.

The machines that wander the post-post-apocalyptic world of Horizon seem readymade for transforming into LEGO sets, as evidenced by the very many examples that have sprung up through the fan community over the past couple of years. For its first official set, the LEGO Group has opted for one of the series’ most striking mechanical beasts – and perhaps its only peaceful one – in the Tallneck.

In-game, protagonist Aloy scales these formidable machines to gain a better vantage point on her surroundings, uncovering wider portions of the map. In LEGO, the Tallneck has been downsized considerably (in the interests of practicality), but it still makes for an incredible build – and one that’s incredible value for money, too. Throw in an über-detailed Aloy minifigure, and it’s no wonder this set sold out so quickly when released. If you see it in stock, grab it while you can.

11 – LEGO Icons 10302 Optimus Prime

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £159.99 / $179.99 / €179.99 Pieces: 1,508 Available: Now

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Who could have predicted that the LEGO Group would one day team up with perhaps its biggest toy industry rival, Hasbro, for a LEGO Transformers set? Absolutely nobody, which is what makes 10302 Optimus Prime all the sweeter: it’s the kind of forbidden fruit that’s only ever existed in the minds of fans building their own custom Transformers at home, but is now available to the masses.

It helps that it’s also a superb set in its own right, of course, underscored by the fact that it can do the very thing any LEGO Transformer needs to be capable of doing: transforming. It’s a seamless process, too, as Optimus can smoothly transition from robot to truck form (and back again) without skipping a beat, which is to say that there’s no disassembly required.

Beyond achieving the bare minimum, though, 10302 Optimus Prime manages to brilliantly bottle nostalgia for the crowd of 30- and 40-somethings who grew up with the original run of Transformers cartoons in the ‘80s and ‘90s, delivering an authentic model wrapped up in a satisfying and engaging build experience. It’s truly one of a kind in the LEGO portfolio, so don’t miss out.

12 – LEGO Harry Potter 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition

Theme: Harry Potter Price: £259.99 / $299.99 / €299.99 Pieces: 3,010 Available: Now

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The third Harry Potter direct-to-consumer set slides into our Top 20 without pushing either of the other two – 75978 Diagon Alley and 71043 Hogwarts Castle – out, which is really just a testament to how well the LEGO Group has treated the boy wizard since bringing back the theme in 2018.

Where those two previous sets went microscale and minifigure-scale, 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition serves up something still completely different, with a life-size recreation of Hedwig topping a pile of brick-built Wizarding World objects.

It’s a real love letter to Harry Potter, and includes an actual Hogwarts letter by way of three printed 8×16 tiles, along with a pair of glasses that you can actually wear. You know, if you’re feeling especially nerdy. (We won’t judge.) It’s another spellbinding D2C for what’s quickly become one of the LEGO Group’s most impressive themes, and its three golden 20th-anniversary minifigures only sweeten the deal.

13 – NINJAGO 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens

Theme: NINJAGO Price: £299.99 / $349.99 / €349.99 Pieces: 5,685 Available: Now

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This model easily takes the cake for the most NINJAGO references in one set, with iconic locations such as Zane’s memorial statue and Chen’s Noodle House finally realised in real LEGO bricks. The 19 minifigures themselves also offer plenty of characters direct from the TV show, such as the Mechanic who plays a pivotal role in more recent seasons. As if all of that wasn’t enough, the LEGO Group made sure to be as on the nose as possible with its release, launching it on the day that NINJAGO reached 10 years of age. Truly, this is the ultimate NINJAGO set. 

An impressive set for an impressive theme. 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens was designed with one goal in mind – celebrate 10 years of LEGO NINJAGO while acting as a faithful expansion to 70620 NINJAGO City. 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens might just be the ultimate LEGO NINJAGO set – three storeys and 5,685 pieces certainly makes it the biggest set of the theme.  The sheer size of the set isn’t what makes 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens great though, it’s the references to the show, from all 10 years of it. 

This model easily takes the cake for the most NINJAGO references in one set, with iconic locations such as Zane’s memorial statue and Chen’s Noodle House finally realised in real LEGO bricks. The 19 minifigures themselves also offer plenty of characters direct from the TV show, such as the Mechanic who plays a pivotal role in more recent seasons. As if all of that wasn’t enough, the LEGO Group made sure to be as on the nose as possible with its release, launching it on the day that NINJAGO reached 10 years of age. Truly, this is the ultimate NINJAGO set.

14 – Marvel 76178 Daily Bugle

Theme: Marvel Price: £299.99 / $349.99 / €349.99 Pieces: 3,772 Available: Now

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The biggest LEGO Marvel set to date – by whichever metric you choose; part count or sheer physical size – 76178 Daily Bugle takes an iconic comic book location and transforms it into a modular building-compatible model that should slot right into your growing LEGO city.

Yes, it’s ostensibly a big, grey, concrete slab – but that just makes it the perfect backdrop for the action offered up by its 25 minifigures, which bring a wealth of Spider-heroes and -villains to the table (including the first-ever LEGO versions of Deadpool, Blade and The Punisher). Painting the exterior of the building with those characters brings the entire scene to life in a way that’s sure to draw the eye wherever you place it.

A pricey set, no doubt – but if you’re a Marvel fan, one that’s easily worth the investment.

15 – Ideas 21325 Medieval Blacksmith

Theme: Ideas Price: £159.99 / $179.99 / €179.99 Pieces: 2,164 Available: Now

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The 33rd LEGO Ideas set may be a far cry from Clemens Fiedler’s original submission in design aesthetics, but that shouldn’t detract from what’s technically the biggest castle-themed LEGO set ever released (even if it isn’t actually a castle).

It takes its cues from the Modular Building Collection in its multi-storey approach, and packs in plenty of familiar techniques from the LEGO design team’s modern-day toolbox. That doesn’t mean 21325 Medieval Blacksmith lacks the ability to surprise you, though, because it’s how they’re applied that matters.

For Classic Castle fans, nothing can really compare to seeing the part palette, design language and attention to detail of the very best LEGO sets today poured into a medieval setting. Putting together 21325 Medieval Blacksmith, you genuinely feel like you’re diving into the Middle Ages through the lens of a set that embraces all that’s great about LEGO today.

Check out our review for a closer look at this superb slice of medieval life.

16 – Botanical Collection 10311 Orchid

Theme: Botanical Collection Price: £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99 Pieces: 608 Available: Now

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The LEGO Group’s Botanical Collection continues to bloom in 2022, with another pair of sets joining the increasingly-leafy (albeit plastic) garden. The clear winner is 10311 Orchid, a beautifully-designed buildable plant that makes gorgeous use of the LEGO colour palette and fascinating use of the part library, bringing out all the details in its flowers while wonderfully contrasting its dark green stem and sand blue pot.

Better yet, 10311 Orchid dials things back to a more accessible price point than last summer’s 10289 Bird of Paradise, matching the first two Botanical Collection sets – 10280 Flower Bouquet and 10281 Bonsai Tree – at less than £50 / $50 / €50. Now much more than a novelty in the 18+ line-up, the Botanical Collection is seriously worth digging into, whether you’re green-fingered or not.

Check out our review of 10311 Orchid for more, and note that while it’s our current fave in the Botanical Collection – thus earning its place in this list – the rest of the assortment is very much worth your time, too.

17 – Star Wars 75292 The Razor Crest

Theme: Star Wars Price: £119.99 / $139.99 / €139.99 Pieces: 1,023 Available: Now

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Announced at February 2020’s New York Toy Fair, 75292 The Razor Crest was promptly made available for pre-order at LEGO.com in the UK and Europe, ahead of release a whole six-and-a-half months later in September. With only video from New York and official imagery to impatiently gaze at, it was a long seven months of anticipation for the title character’s ship from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

So long was the wait, in fact, that 75292 was even renamed to 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport, due to a copyright issue. Much like the Razor Crest in the show, this is a set that saw a lot of action before it even got to us. (It’s since reverted back to its original name, though – another happy landing.)

75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport/The Razor Crest ticks a lot of boxes for LEGO Star Wars fans, from its central status within a new and highly popular Star Wars story (at least for a while) to its size as a model, promising plenty of detail and playability. And, yes, there is a Baby Yoda included. Whilst a BrickHeadz double set 75317 The Mandalorian and The Child released at the same time, plus a larger scale Baby Yoda buildable set, 75292 is the set that captures that greater level of depth, story and detail from The Mandalorian Disney+ show that many LEGO Star Wars fans are looking for.

18 – LEGO Icons 10276 Colosseum

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £474.99 / $549.99 / €549.99 Pieces: 9,036 Available: Now

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Rome wasn’t built in a day and, with consideration to a record number of 9,036 LEGO pieces, it should be immediately apparent that neither will 10276 Colosseum.

The new largest ever LEGO set released is unique for many reasons, beginning with a laborious, challenging, tan-infused build process that will take the better part of several days. Get beyond what will be a – shall we kindly say – memorable build experience, though, and sat before you will be one of the most impressive display models that the LEGO Group has ever produced.

Everything that makes the build process as difficult as it is also comes together to make the final LEGO set one of the best examples to date of what an unlimited budget and piece count can achieve, in the hands of the LEGO design team. Our review and image gallery goes into further depth at how authentic and impressive this set really is, from all angles.

As incomparable as its real-world source material, 10276 Colosseum is a one-of-a-kind LEGO set that if you are brave enough to build, you’ll be lucky enough to behold.

19 – Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle

Theme: Harry Potter Price: £409.99 / $469.99 / €469.99 Pieces: 6020 Available: Now

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If there is one set that every Harry Potter fan – LEGO collector or not – needs to own, it is 71043 Hogwarts Castle. At 6,040 pieces, 58cm tall and 69cm wide, this is the ultimate, detailed recreation of the central setting to the Harry Potter series. With so much packed into the model across a 360-degree display, it’s impossible not to admire the build, nor to be taken back to those incredible, sweeping shots of the real castle from the film series.

The exterior of the building is wonderfully captured through clever usage of texture and detail, whilst the design team’s passion for the project shines through the interior builds that capture not only key rooms and chambers from the castle but also key moments of the story.

Harry Potter’s return to LEGO has brought with it some truly quality upgrades on previous sets – 75968 4 Privet Drive is one such example that narrowly missed our Top 20 – but it is in what the theme has strived to create anew, at scales previously untested, that is most worth paying attention to, with no better example to celebrate than 71043 Hogwarts Castle.

Arguably the LEGO Group’s finest ever castle set, it’s little wonder that this model has sold out more than once at LEGO.com.

20 – Marvel 76217 I am Groot

Theme: LEGO Marvel Price: £44.99 / $54.99 / €49.99 Pieces: 476 Available: Now

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It was tempting to just write ‘I am Groot’ over and over again here until it wasn’t funny anymore, but only because any one photo of 76217 I am Groot is really enough to justify its inclusion in this list. The buildable character is easily among the very best the LEGO Group has ever come up with, and instantly takes the crown for the company’s most adorable set in this format from 75318 The Child.

Beyond being brilliantly posable and really just an authentic, accurate and all-round perfect incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy character post-rebirth, 76217 I am Groot offers a surprisingly involved and engaging build that belies its 10+ age recommendation. This would have slotted just as easily into Marvel’s 18+ range as a display model, and could have added a much-needed sillier side to the LEGO Group’s ‘adults welcome’ campaign.

As is, it’s still an essential purchase for 2022, and unlikely to hang around for long at LEGO.com

Notice something missing?

This list is updated regularly to reflect the 20 best LEGO sets currently available on the UK version of LEGO.com. If something sells out there, it drops off the list until restocked.

Here you’ll find sets in contention for the LEGO Set Buy List that are currently out of stock on the UK version of LEGO.com.

Retired sets

If a LEGO set is retired, it also comes out of the list. These sets can often be found on the secondary market, such as through Amazon, but expect to pay top dollar compared to their initial retail prices. If anything, they’re a great lesson to grab the sets you want before they retire.

LEGO Disney 71040 The Disney CastleLEGO UK exclusive: Sold out

Stranger Things 75810 The Upside DownLEGO UK exclusive: Retired Amazon: Available now

Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda BayLEGO UK: Retired Amazon: Available now

Batman 76139 1989 BatmobileLEGO UK: Retired Amazon: Available now

NINJAGO 71699 Thunder RaiderLEGO UK: Retired Amazon: Available now

The LEGO Movie 2 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! – LEGO UK: Retired Amazon: Available now

Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V – LEGO UK: Retired Amazon: Available nowReissued as 92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V