With the reveal of 10299 Santiago Bernabéu – Real Madrid, the list of the biggest LEGO sets of all time needs some rearranging for the new model.
The LEGO Group continues to surpass their records following the reveal of 10299 Santiago Bernabéu – Real Madrid as the latest LEGO for Adults build has slotted itself neatly into the list of biggest models ever released.
To help you keep track of all the enormous creations, here are the 10 largest LEGO sets designed so far, including one that was re-released to technically bring the total up to 11 builds.
10 – Harry Potter 75978 Diagon Alley
For most LEGO themes, 5,544 elements would put that set as easily the biggest in the range. However, LEGO Harry Potter’s 75978 Diagon Alley is surpassed by one other Wizarding World model. Despite that, the faithful recreation of the magical street includes plenty of shops and minifigures to recreate moments from the books or films, many of which only appear in this set.
9 – NINJAGO 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens
From the second-largest Harry Potter build to the biggest in LEGO NINJAGO, 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens stands at 73cm high with a futuristic skyline that spans multiple levels of the city, from older, traditional architecture to a modern metropolis towards the top. 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens includes 5,685 elements including parts to make 22 minifigures.
8 – LEGO for Adults 10299 Santiago Bernabéu – Real Madrid
The latest model on this list has only recently been revealed. 10299 Santiago Bernabéu – Real Madrid is the newest stadium recreation in the LEGO for Adults recreation and depicts the playing grounds for Real Madrid CF that is currently under extensive renovation. Sitting at 5,876 pieces, the new LEGO stadium is available from March 1 for £309.99 / $349.99 / €349.99.
7 – LEGO Creator Expert 10189 / 10256 Taj Mahal
Technically this is two sets, but due to their identical builds and single-piece difference, we’re putting both 10189 Taj Mahal from 2008 and 10256 Taj Mahal from 2017 in the seventh spot on this list. The builds each included 5,922 bricks, with one brick separator also included in the 2017 version bringing the total to 5,923. However, both transformed the world wonder into bricks with an intricate design that is sure to be a talking point.
6 – Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle
Based on the fictional school of witchcraft and wizardry, 71043 Hogwarts Castle is the biggest LEGO Harry Potter set ever released at 6,020 elements. For the price of $399.99, £369.99, €419.99, you’ll be getting plenty of microfigures to populate the miniature halls of Hogwarts Castle and four exclusive minifigures representing the Hogwarts founders, not to mention additional builds for the boats, Hagrid’s Hut and the Whomping Willow.
5 – Star Wars 75313 AT-AT
Very few LEGO sets can be labelled as large as a small dog, but 75313 AT-AT fulfils that role in the current LEGO catalogue with a staggering piece count of 6,785. As a minifigure-scale recreation of the Star Wars walker, making the model any smaller would likely have been a challenge but the size of the build allows it to feature functions such as poseable and sturdy legs, recoiling cannons and a full interior complete with space for speeder bikes.
4 – Star Wars 75192 Millennium Falcon
Also from a galaxy far, far away is 75192 Millennium Falcon, which once held the title of largest LEGO set of all time. The Star Wars model includes 7,541 bricks with minifigures and accessories representing the original and sequel trilogies. The detailed recreation depicts the ship at a scale close to the proportion of a minifigure and focuses on the look of the exterior, though does include a few interior spaces to pose the minifigures.
3 – LEGO for Adults 10276 Colosseum
Also once holding the title of biggest LEGO set was 10276 Colosseum at 9,036 bricks. The huge model of the ancient wonder of the world makes for a unique display piece in the home that is best viewed at any angle thanks to the detail that continues on all sides of the circular creation. From a car and trees to the outside of the build to the stands and event space inside the set, 10276 Colosseum is available now.
2 – LEGO for Adults 10294 Titanic
10294 Titanic isn’t quite the biggest build of all time but still features a huge selection of bricks at a total of 9,090. Based on the ship of the same name, the LEGO designers have taken care to faithfully recreate the icon of engineering with functional details that ship enthusiasts will recognise, including working engines and a look at the classic interior at the cross-sections.
1 – LEGO Art 31203 World Map
At 11,695 pieces, 31203 World Map is still the biggest LEGO set ever released thanks to the vast majority of single-stud elements that make up the LEGO Art mosaics. We’ve yet to see a model that knocks 31203 World Map off the top of this list as the model continues to be available, whether you’ve got an empty spot on your walls or are looking to plan your bucket list of future trips.