Written by: Jamie Hejna | Updated: May 6, 2023
LEGO is constantly working to release new sets.
When you build LEGO sets, you focus on being creative, reducing stress, and accomplishing something difficult. Building a LEGO set is like solving a puzzle.
Whether you are looking for a challenge, seeking gifts for clients, or are just curious, we hope this list helps.
If you’re a fan of long build times and tons of tiny pieces, you want to check out this list.
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In this article, we’ll walk you through 50 of the biggest LEGO sets made so far:
It is a bit surprising to us that the LEGO Art World Map holds the title as the LEGO set with most pieces. It’s certainly not what we would have expected.
If you’re used to the standard LEGO building experience, this set is certainly not that. The time spent building the World Map is different, but surprisingly not boring.
As LEGO Art, this piece is designed to be hung on your wall once it’s built. It’s over one meter long and depicts an accurate world map.
Explore the world with this LEGO set without ever leaving home! This is a perfect LEGO gift for adults interested in geography or traveling 🙂
If you or your child is fascinated by the largest and most sumptuous luxury liner that ever sailed, this Titanic set is for you.
The Titanic was called the ship that “not even God himself could sink.” Today, we know that isn’t true, but LEGO has recreated the legendary ship at a 1:200 model with over 9,000 pieces.
Not only will you get to see all the external details with this LEGO set, but you’ll also get to see cross-sections with interior details (ex: grand staircase, the engine room, some staterooms) as well.
The Titanic LEGO set may take the award for the most impressive.
The Titanic LEGO model is so large, that the main box contains 3 smaller boxes inside of it.
If you are considering buying this set, make sure you have a place to display it!
This LEGO set recreates the famous scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with an AT-AT that has movable, posable legs.
At 25 inches tall, it’s the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection if you’re avidly accumulating merchandise or memorabilia from the fandom.
It’s also the single most expensive LEGO set to be released to date.
We must point out the price difference between the LEGO AT-AT and the LEGO Titanic. The only plausible explanation is an increase in licensing taxes for Star Wars / Disney, etc.
Regardless, the AT-AT is a huge achievement for the Star Wars community and a fantastic build.
Compared to all the other LEGO sets on this list, the Ninjago City Gardens set is incredibly colorful.
Its whimsical design is a favorite way for fans to rediscover cherished memories as well as recognize new Easter eggs.
Even if you’re not a Ninjago fan, you can appreciate just how intricate and detailed Ninjago City Gardens is with 5,685 pieces.
In terms of repetition, the experience building the Ninjago City Gardens set is the most unique. LEGO fans will enjoy building this set from the bottom to top by using all sorts of techniques and working with vibrant colors.
The LEGO Ninjago City Garden set comes with tons of mini figures including Clutch Powers and The Mechanic.
This set is Creator Expert exclusive released in 2021.
It is a scale model of FC Barcelona’s massive home stadium called Camp Nou. If you’re a football fan, this will be a fascinating set for you to build.
You’ll be able to see all the in-depth details with all 5,509 pieces.
This set is fairly large with a height of 8 inches, width of 20 inches, and dimension of 19 inches.
Do you have a Soccer lover in your family? This LEGO set will make a perfect Christmas present.
Travel to Hogwarts, the School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, and build the castle grounds yourself.
Just like magic, the campus comes to life with great parapet guard towers and steepled halls where ghosts and magical creatures can roam.
The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle comes with an assembly for the Great Hall, the moving staircases, a classroom for potions and Defense against the Dark Arts.
The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle was the second biggest LEGO set ever back in 2018 when it came out. At 6,020 pieces This LEGO set can feel like a magic trick is needed to put it all together, but the magic of LEGO is that anyone can build with time and practice.
Formerly the biggest set of all time, this replica of the Taj Mahal will keep you occupied for quite a while. Dedicate a few long periods of time to assemble this beautiful take on a historic world monument.
The only part that isn’t perfect with the LEGO Creator Expert Taj Mahal is the rounded dome roof. LEGO can do many things, but when you want a smooth ball you’ll have to settle for something a little more bumpy. Despite that, the detail on the exterior is picture perfect, all the way up to the gilded minarets at the top of every pinnacle.
A work of more modern engineering, and the biggest stadium set in a line of football (the European kind) celebration stadiums, the LEGO Real Madrid Stadium set is as real as LEGO gets at this scale.
Assemble the stadium seating inside and the pitch down below. Everything from the entrance, ticket office, dugout and scoreboards are there to assemble so you can have the whole World Cup on your display case at any time.
And to see all the detail, the roof can fully open and the model can be split in half for a diorama view, to get a bird’s eye on the pitch or zoom right in for a goal!
The largest of all the Architecture sets which honored the accomplishments of some of the greatest buildings ever made.
At 9,036 pieces, the LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum set is one of our most adored sets. Standing a fully detailed 23 inches wide, this is the closest you can get to the Roman Colosseum without leaving your home.
Assembled on a rotunda of ground, the LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum comes with an array of rocks and trees for its exterior detailing along with the remnants of the ancient chariot track still visible from above.
The bricks are shaded differently to denote the passing of age in different areas, giving it a fully authentic feeling of being an ancient work of art.
The Ultimate Collector’s Series is a set that needs to be on the list for all Star Wars / LEGO fanatics.
This impressively detailed, 33 inch long from escape pod bay to rear thrusters build has every single detail of the original model from the 1978 film. A bricky replica on par with the Joe Johnston himself.
In fact, the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon matches the very dimensions of the “stunt model” used in filming many of the original trilogy’s scenes, so once you assemble the whole set, you can feel like you own a real piece of Star Wars history.
The LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon set is customizable – with enough alternating parts it can configure into the classic New Hope variant, or the updated Force Awakens version.
In contrast to the LEGO Harry Potter Castle set, this modular street-side view fits right along with many LEGO Creator city sets.
However, the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley set is a bit more magical. Build the ins and outs of the Ollivander’s Wand Shop, the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, the Scribbulus Writing Implements shop, Flourish & Blotts book shop and the Quality Quidditch Supplies.
The LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley set is nearly a full meter (about a yard) of continuous Harry Potter magic, enough to fit an entire shelf and then some.
5,544 pieces of Wizarding wonder so you can take a tour of your very own back-to-school shopping spree.
From the highly successful LEGO original property, LEGO Ninjago City is the city straight out of the theatrical movie.
The set stands high at three tiers of customizable, modifiable interiors and exteriors, with corner shops, hidden paths, fully furnished spaces and enough room for any one of the 16 included minifigs to move around. The whole main cast of Ninjago is right at home in this sprawling, one-block metropolis, and the piece size makes it a build worthy of a Ninja master.
Another for the Ultimate Collector Series fans of Star Wars, the Star Destroyer is the weapon which struck fear into the galaxy for generations.
The LEGO New Hope Imperial Star Destroyer is the biggest Star Destroyer from LEGO, one of many throughout the years. It seems like an ideal fit for LEGO.
The LEGO New Hope Imperial Star Destroyer has a simple shape, but beneath that simplicity is a complex network of evil firepower.
The surface is the brickiest thing you’ve ever seen, mimicking the naturally complex exterior of the real-to-life models made for the films.
The LEGO Star Wars New Hope Imperial Star Destroyer is a hefty build, and more grey bricks than you’ve ever seen in your life at nearly four feet long.
Celebrate the classic 80s comedy about schlubby exterminators taking on New York’s biggest pest problem – aside from roaches.
The LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters – which in real life still functions as a regular firehouse – is the iconic corner set piece from the film where the crew bring in their ghostly quarry to store in containment.
Don’t ask how or the EPA will come breathing down your neck!
The LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set is also modeled to fit a separately sold ECTO-1 LEGO car set. The set has 4,634 pieces with all the main cast and a few ghostly extras to haunt the upper floors.
London Bridge is building up. The iconic connector of old London Town across the Thames river is a significant 4,287 piece build to recreate one of the city’s longest lasting landmarks.
The LEGO Creator Tower Bridge set is about 40 inches long. It’s practically long enough to bridge it over a river in your own home as needed. You’ll need to dedicate a whole shelf for it if you plan on showing the LEGO Creator Tower Bridge set off. Which you should.
Half the fun after building a set like this is to display it and kit it out with all the best minifigs to show its scale.
This set comes with an array of UK cars, a double-decker bus and black cabby, to give it that lived in London look.
The LEGO Ideas Tree House set includes everything you need to build the perfect tree house. For one: a tree. And all the leaves that will hang from it, in a highly customizable manner. That and the houses. A good tree house would have one nice, secure room.
The LEGO Ideas Tree House set has multiple rooms, hooked together with doors, balcony walkways, and a winding staircase that reaches up from the ground.
The LEGO tree house set comes with some extra accessories, including a family of four minifigures and is part of the Ideas brand, which gets young builders to come up with their own stories around the sets they build.
A fully functional, LEGO scale bulldozer, the LEGO Technic Cat D11 Bulldozer is a build for beginners who might want to dip into the complex world of working engines and smart apps with their bricks.
After assembling this 3,854 piece set, you could display it.
You can also connect it to your smartphone and work the treads and plow against anything LEGO or otherwise that needs some dozing to be done.
One of the most recent technic sets, the LEGO Technic Cat D11 Bulldozer set is the LEGO set in the construction theme with most pieces. A 22 inch front-to-back vehicle that can help you build or break down any set you want.
Build your own game console out of LEGO!
The Nintendo Entertainment System game console relaunched the industry that goes strong today, the flagship contender which put Mario in the homes of millions.
The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System includes the build kit for the NES, a controller (with cable and easy click-in capability), a buildable cartridge of the original Super Mario Bros and it even has an old-fashioned tube TV with a buildable exterior, interior and moving picture via hand-crank LEGO technology.
Be sure to grab the 2,646 pieces of nostalgic gaming glory. You might accidentally pick up the controller to play the real thing.
It’s coming home!
The Manchester United field at Old Trafford is the home to England’s finest team of footballers. Depending on who you ask, of course.
The LEGO Old Trafford Manchester United set is a perfect replica. You could drive pass the old home-team lot and hardly know the difference. Aside from being at 1:600 the scale, it has all the details from the stadium seating, the lighting and roofing and the pitch in the center.
Clear some space for this 3,989 piece build and cheer on the lads on the telly. Just don’t rough it up too much if they lose. This set is one of the largest buildable soccer stadiums.
This Technic model, modeled after one of the biggest construction vehicles in the world, is the Bucket Wheel Excavator.
The LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator set looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, but we managed to make something like that on our planet, under our own gravity, and it works. So does this one.
The LEGO Technic sets include working motors. This one can drive on treads, move the conveyor belts for catching material and the bucket wheel revolves to scoop and dump with industrial precision. Grab this 3,929 piece super vehicle today.
The LEGO Ideas Home Alone set is the perfect recreation of the McCallister home, and one of the biggest in the LEGO Ideas line.
The whole set is designed to bring the iconic Home Alone film to life, one scene at a time.
The set even comes in bags designated on a scene-by-scene basis so you can build along with the movie!
Though it’s so big you might have to dip into the sequel to finish it up.
The LEGO Ideas Home Alone set has all the characters, Harry and Marv, Old Man Marley, and who could forget Kevin? Aside from his parents.
In celebration of 10 years of modular building designs and sets, the LEGO Creator Assembly Square is one of our favorite sets.
The set offers a stretch of street packed full with townhouse charm, like you’re walking along a San Francisco drive with colorful walls and first-floor shops.
Pass by a bakery, a florist, a cafe, a music store, a dental office and dance studio before you even hit the corner with the LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square set! Plus a rooftop terrace for outdoor barbeques and nine minifigs including a baby in a stroller make up this 4,002 piece builder’s dream set!
Build your own technological terror and bring it to a galaxy near, near to you! The LEGO Star Wars Death Star set from 2016 is a re-release of an older model with an addition of 87 bricks to bring it to 4,016. And it shows. It has a buildable, viewable interior with multiple rooms revealed by tearaway walls.
The LEGO Star Wars Death Star set is a fully equipped battle station that comes with 27 minifigs, multiple props, a fireable laser cannon, tie fighter, light sabers, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker – give this to a Star Wars fan and you won’t hear the end of it. It’s not a moon, it’s a whole playset!
You’ve seen this castle more times in your life than most people have seen real, physical castles. It’s at the start of every Disney movie that’s come out since before you were probably born. This may not be the biggest LEGO set, but it’s certainly one of the most magical.
Formally known as Cinderella’s Castle, this structure is now known simply as the Disney Castle.
The LEGO Disney Castle comes with 5 minifgs of Mickey, Minnie, Doland, Daisy and Tinkerbell to bring magic to the most magical place in your LEGO collection.
The LEGO Technic Rough Terrain Crane is one several Technic sets that lets you control the whole vehicle just like a real construction pro!
Only you won’t be in the driver’s seat.
The Smart Hub technology lets you maneuver the crane arm and winch from your smartphone app. The LEGO Technic Rough Terrain Crane offers a 4,057 piece kit of construction power.
R2-D2 is everybody’s favorite can-shaped buddy from a galaxy far, far away.
This LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set comes in around 13 inches tall and offers you a display piece of the most authentic R2-D2 with the most impressive assembly set you’ve ever seen.
The LEGO set also comes with a rare minifigure R2-D2 and a standee of all the stats this build comprises so you can show off the skills you had to put this 2,314 piece bot together.
The LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set is ideal for a corner of a Star Wars collection, a build that fits right at home with a Legoland exposition. Even the inside is detailed – enough to hold all the tools a roaming Jedi needs…
Summer is about thrills, rushing air and wild rides.
Summer can come at any time with the LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster. Part of the Creator line and a sub-theme of amusement park rides, this is the crown jewel of the building dynasty that starts with carousels and funnel cakes and ends with high gravity twists and turns. A 4,123 piece set that allows you to build a roller coaster with a whole queue of 11 minifigs waiting to file into one of the two three-car trains that actually do move along the track on their wheels. Over every bump and around every twist. Let gravity take the wheel and send your minifigs on a wild ride.
What if you could Paint, with LEGO?
Spreadable bricks might be the next big innovation, but until those become reality, the Art Project Create Together comes with 4,138 colorful pieces for you to assemble at will to form nine distinct bit-based images.
Or, with all those colors and combinations, and all the space on one single canvas, you can make whatever you want. Add in bricks from other sets and make liberal use of the prying arms to get those stubbornly perfect connections loose.
Why mess with paint when you can perfect with LEGOs?
Another London landmark, the towering clock that looks over the city, Big Ben.
A decedent 4,163 piece set that comes with the 23 inch tower and a movable, adjustable clock with all four faces. Also known by the formal name, the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, dedicated to the current and always Queen of England, Elizabeth II on her 60th anniversary of coronation.
It’s Britain’s version of the Eiffel Tower. Except it’s finished. And can tell time. And it will look great alongside any other particularly British builds you happen to have lying around.
One of the pride and joys of the Technic LEGO line, a 4,108 piece goliath of a construction vehicle.
The LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 set sports 7 motors of real movement and two Smart Hubs to control them. You can drive it, and work the massive arm to do actual heavy lifting.
Whatever you excavate will be a perfect size for future LEGO projects. Gives you full control over your build so you can bring it to whirring, gear grinding life at will.
Build your own Batwing from the movie that started a Comic Book empire!
Celebrating the iconic founding of the Caped Crusader’s film franchises is this moving bat signal from the sky.
This set expands an impressive 23 inches from wingtip to tip and 21 inches from the mounted guns to the afterburners. The LEGO Batman Batwing set is a sizeable build for any Batman fan to display overhead.
This set comes with 3 minifigs of Batman, the Joker and a criminal straight from the streets of Gotham.
For the music lovers in a LEGO household, this piano is beyond grand, it’s exceptional.
It’s not the size of the build. The LEGO Grand Piano is only 10 inches high, 15 inches long from the keys to the back, it doesn’t seem like a huge build.
But the LEGO Grand Piano is one of the densest builds at 3,662 pieces. What makes it so big? It works. You can build a fully functional LEGO piano, complete with strings and hammers, making this one of the first true LEGO instruments with smartphone autoplay capabilities.
Park this monumental building on your Pennsylvania Avenue and take in a Capitol landmark with this 1,483 piece build of the official home of the President of the United States.
The LEGO White House Comes with two additional wings, a lawn, it’s an 18 inch wide plot of glory for any patriotic shelf. Best of all – you can appoint any minifig in your collection to be the President your LEGO citizens need.
In celebration of one of the spookiest films of 2021, the new and improved, yet old and classic ECTO-1 has been brought out of the farmhouse and is ready to bust some more ghosts!
This Ghostbusters: Afterlife model comes in 2,352 pieces with all the equipment it was armed with in the movie – including the mini mobile trap that deploys from the bottom to catch ghosts on the go!
A 19 inch wide modified hearse is the perfect automobile for bringing the dead back to rest and has details under the hood identical to its real life 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor counterpart.
For those who can’t help but look up at the night sky and wonder just what’s out there.
Now you have, at least some of, your answer.
The LEGO Space Shuttle Discovery set is a replica of the NASA space shuttle Discover which flew the Hubble Telescope into orbit where it remains to this day.
The model is 2,354 pieces, which includes the shuttle itself and the telescope inside. So it’s two incredible achievements of mankind’s pursuit of finding new frontiers in outer space all in one!
This set is the perfect to display your fascination for our travel into the stars as a centerpiece, or a reminder of that fateful mission in 1990 where we learned more about where we are in this vast, massive universe.
Some legends never die. The original lineup of the world’s most famous band, taken straight off the cover of their White Album, assembled lovingly in row-by-row pieces of LEGO.
These wall-mountable LEGO portraits combine everyone’s favorite click-and-build toys with everyone’s favorite band, the ones who led nations down a trippy road of psychedelic wonder from the early annals of rock and roll.
Use the 2,933 pieces to assemble the prime likeness of John, Paul, George and Ringo with a soundtrack in the background to keep you company on your journey.
No LEGO city street is safe without its very own LEGO Police Station! Assemble this streetside crime stopper, which is nestled tightly between a news stand and a donut shop.
The LEGO Police Station set comes with five minifigures: three cops, one crook and the donut shop owner. Inside the Police Station you’ll find an evidence board with an adjustable red band to link the clues together, a jail cell with a suspiciously spacious area under the bed, and everything you’ll need to bring your LEGO city series to life with this new inclusion on the block! 2,923 pieces.
Since its introduction in 1963, the Porsche 911 has become one of the world’s most iconic sports cars.
It is instantly recognizable by its distinctive shape and classic lines, which have remained largely unchanged since it first rolled off the production line.
Over five decades later, it continues to be an automotive icon with a loyal following among enthusiasts around the globe.
For the car fans on the go – the getaway, specifically – the Porsche 911 renders the iconic car of yesteryear in two distinct styles; Turbo for the extra speed, and Targa for the convertible curb appeal.
The parts are swappable, adjustable – the whole car can be customized to your dream desire, down to the swappable license plates in the rear.
The LEGO Porsche 911 set is a car for enthusiasts to love, and a model set with 1,458 pieces for LEGO fans to stay busy for quite a while learning the ins and outs of what makes this car one to remember.
Behold an impressive build of the magnanimous and unmistakeable Sydney Opera House, the landmark feature of Sydney, Australia.
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia and a symbol of modern architecture.
Located on the harbor of Sydney, this magnificent structure was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and completed in 1973.
The building features an array of curved shell-like roofs that have become a signature feature for many buildings around the world. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007 and hosts over 1,500 performances each year, making it one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world.
The angular sloped-dome roof segments and pavilions along the seashore are all present and buildable by your own hands in just 2,989 pieces.
Explore the depth of engineering and architecture that make this one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a masterpiece of the very modern era.
This set stands at 25 inches high and 15 inches at the longest, it’s a centerpiece for any set of Australian themed sets or just a fan favorite for anyone who’s gone there and wished they could see it again.
One of the most rugged vehicles in all creation, the Land Rover Defender is the definition of an offroad car.
This model perfectly replicates the outdoorsman spirit contained on 4×4 wheels. The gearbox and engine are meticulously detailed to the point that they’re nearly in working order – if only petrol came in LEGO quantities.
Nevertheless, owners of a Land Rover may be the only ones to find any faults in its design. The biggest one being that they can’t get in to drive it themselves! This bulky LEGO set includes a working, adjustable gearbox that really helps change the torque on the wheels and generates spin.
Released in 2016, the LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs set comes equipped with an abundance of features. This set includes extendable outriggers, an automated crane arm, and a working tipper body. This set has been well received with favorable reviews for the building experience.
Released on November 1st, 2021, the LEGO DC Batman Batmobile Tumbler is a fan favorite for folks interested in the iconic Batman series or individuals who enjoy complex LEGO set building. One of our favorite aspects of this set is that it includes Batman and Joker minifigures to join in on the fun.
In addition to the classic movie figure additions, the LEGO Batmobile includes an information plaque which stores details of the model. Ultimately, the Batmobile is thousands of pieces away from the largest. However, this set is big and definitely worth considering.
Released on May 20th, 2020, the LEGO Haunted House is a set that has received positive reviews for a number of reasons. First, this is a big LEGO set at 3,231 pieces. Some of the features of this set include a free-fall ride and a scary painting.
This enormous LEGO set also includes some valuable minifigures, 10 to be exact (estimated value of $24.27). With most sets, we are lucky to receive 2 minifigures, so a 5x count is a noteworthy detail of this set.
The LEGO Creator Expert Carousel was released in the Summer of 2017 and was well-received by those that bought the set. The reason why this LEGO set is more expensive is that this set is now retired and the inventory is more limited.
Why should you consider making the purchase? This set has a beautiful yellow canopy, comes with 7 minifigures, and has a 4.5/5 star rating. Plus, it would make for a stunning display.
One of our favorite aspects of the LEGO Factory Skyline set is the sleek packaging design. This set shouts “build me!”
This set features a small model of the Statue of Liberty, the world-renowned Sears Tower, and two more skyscrapers. Vehicles and minifigures are included to complete the experience in true LEGO fashion. Of all of the LEGO sets released in 2005, this set is one of our favorites.
The LEGO Movie Metal Beard’s Sea Cow set was released in 2014 as a promotional addition to the timeless LEGO Movie.
The high price tag reflects the fact that LEGO has since discontinued the set, thus depleting the true supply. One may argue this set sealed will continue to increase in value over the next several years. It may be time to grab it while you still can!
Not only is this one of the largest LEGO sets, it is also one of the biggest LEGO technic sets. Although the price-per-piece may give you sticker shock, this big LEGO set provides hours of fun and building enjoyment. The set comes with a detachable trailer and can also be rebuilt into a garbage truck!
The LEGO Corner Garage set is a part of the Creator Expert collection. In this 2,569 piece set you will build a 3-floor 1950s building with a gas station, car shop, and even an apartment with a kitchen!
In the 2,523 Simpsons House LEGO set, you will receive 8 minifigures. The roof is hinged to allow for easy removal to show off the finished masterpiece. The Simpsons has been one of the longest running series on television and it’s no surprise us that LEGO created the opportunity for a collaboration.
The LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle set is the last on our list, but certainly not the least. Star Wars and LEGO Fans unite for this timeless rendition of the Imperial Shuttle. The set comes with 5 awesome minifigs including Han Solo and Chewbacca.
Which of these huge LEGO sets is calling your name? The best thing about these massive sets is that they each have a different theme. Let your interests guide you to decide which one you’ll create first!
We hope you enjoyed this article highlighting the biggest LEGO sets of all time. Our aim is to provide a list filled with not only large sets, but sets still available to buy in 2022 that are WORTH buying.