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The LEGO brick is a wonderful invention that has helped fuel imaginations worldwide.

The numerous ways these lovable studded bricks can be stacked together has now produced countless numbers of sets and with many creators growing up with and still continuing to enjoy the hobby, large sets have become much more common.

With the release of the impressive new LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon we felt it was time to take a look at the top 25 largest commercially released LEGO sets of all time. With entries from Minecraft, Ghostbusters, Disney and, of course, Star Wars how many do you have in your collection?

This is the most up to date list on the web, containing all the 2017 entires to the list. Enjoy!

1. LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (2017)

  • Set Number: 75192
  • Pieces: 7541
  • Minifigures: 10
  • Released: Oct 2017
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

7541 pieces of LEGO Millennium Falcon

LEGO's 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon contains 7541 pieces, setting the record for the largest individual LEGO set ever made.

As the biggest set on the list the new UCS Millennium Falcon comes in an impressive box and contains a greater level of external detail than any Millennium Falcon set ever has before, as well as several interior sections such as the main hold, the rear compartment, the top gunnery station and the cockpit.

You can configure the model to both old and new Star Wars styles and pilot the ship with the most age appropriate Han Solo fit for the task.

This ginormous set costs US $799.99 / £649.99 / 799.99€ and is available from October 2017. This seems like a lot of money, but if you're a collector you will notice from the discontinued sets below that these sets eventually sell for a serious premium.

2. LEGO The Taj Mahal

  • Set Number: 10189
  • Pieces: 5922
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: Aug 2008

The LEGO Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is still the largest non-Star Wars LEGO set containing an impressive 5922 pieces. The set does an amazing job in recreating the ivory-white marble mausoleum.

Taking roughly 25 hours to build, the finished model is an impressive 20 inches (50cm) wide and 16 inches (40.6cm) tall which means you'll need to find an extra special place to display this special model.

The Taj Mahal was on sale between August 2008 and May 2011 and retailed for US $299.99/GBP £199.99. Nowadays you are still able to find it on eBay but expect to pay a hefty premium as it often goes for around US $2000!

3. LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon

  • Set Number: 10179
  • Pieces: 5197
  • Minifigures: 5
  • Released: Oct 2007

LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon

Before 2017's Millennium Falcon there was already a rather large replica of Solo's "piece of junk". Weighing in at 5197 pieces, until recently this set was the definitive version.

The ship was the first Falcon to be built to minifigure scale and as so is over 33 inches (84cm) long, 22 inches (55cm) wide and 8 inches (20cm) tall. It comes with Han, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan, Luke and Leia minifigures to help you save the galaxy.

When it was on sale between 2007 and 2010 the set sold for US $499.99 / £349.99 but now it can be seen for around $3000 on eBay.

4. LEGO NINJAGO City

  • Set Number: 70620
  • Pieces: 4867
  • Minifigures: 16
  • Released: Sept 2017

LEGO NINJAGO City

LEGO's NINJAGO The Movie has spawned some awesome sets including this one - the NINJAGO City. This beautiful brightly coloured city sits over 3-levels all connected by a sliding elevator.

On the lower level you'll find a traditional fish market and house, together with a calming bridge over a stream and fishing boat. The second level contains a fashion store, comic book store and seafood restaurant. The top floor contains Lloyd and and Misako's apartment, together with a rooftop sushi bar and a radio tower.

With a terrific level of detail and lots to play with, this set should appeal to fans of NINJAGO and big LEGO builds alike. It costs US $299.99 / £259.99 / 299.99€.

5. LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters

  • Set Number: 75827
  • Pieces: 4634
  • Minifigures: 9
  • Released: Jan 2016
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

The LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters

The iconic Ghostbusters firehouse HQ was faithfully recreated in LEGO for this mega-sized 4634 piece set. As well as the red bricked building, the set comes with detailed interior and 9 minifigures: the 4 Ghostbusters (Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore) as well as receptionist Janine Melnitz, and Peter's neighbours Dana Barrett and Louis Tully. Spook-wise there's a Zombie Driver and the Library Ghost; as well as Slimer and two other flouresent ghosts.

The firehouse features a hinge which allows creators to look/play inside and provides just enough room for the ECTO-1 (sold separately) to fit.

It's still available to purchase on the LEGO Store and at selected retailers for US $349.99 / £284.99 / 389.99€.

6. LEGO Tower Bridge

  • Set Number: 10214
  • Pieces: 4287
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: Oct 2010
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

Tower Bridge stretches over 40 inches long!

The first of two London builds on the list, this set shows off London's most iconic bridge complete with a working drawbridge. The final build is over 40 inches (101cm) long and 17 inches (43cm) high, so expect it to take some serious shelf space - though the set can be taken apart in modules for transportation.

The bridge wouldn't be complete without some vehicles to drive across it, so this set comes with a black London taxi, red double-decker bus, green car and, er, an iconic yellow truck.

Tower Bridge can be purchased for US$239.99 / £219.99 / 219.99€ on the LEGO online shop and limited retail stores. As one of the longest selling sets, the chances are this will go in to retirement soon so pick it up while you still can!

7. LEGO Creator: Big Ben

  • Set Number: 10253
  • Pieces: 4163
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: July 2016
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

The Elizabeth tower and Big Ben

Much more recently, LEGO have released another London tourist spot in to their collection - the Elizabeth tower aka Big Ben. The tower is over 23 inches (59cm) tall and comes with amazingily detailed clock faces with movable hour and minutes hands.

It'll cost you $249.99 / £179.99 / 219.99€ to pick up from the LEGO store.

8. LEGO Disney Castle

  • Set Number: 71040
  • Pieces: 4080
  • Minifigures: 5
  • Released: Sept 2016
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

A detailed LEGO replica of Walt Disney World Resort's Cinderella Castle

A recent addition to the list, the Disney Castle is the largest Disney LEGO set at 4080 pieces and comes complete with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Tinkerbell.

The detailed set replicates the iconic Cinderella Castle with each room within the castle referencing different parts of Disney's rich and varied past.

You can make your own dream come true by exchanging US $349.99 / £299.99 / 349.99€ on the online LEGO store.

9. LEGO Star Wars Death Star (2016)

  • Set Number: 75159
  • Pieces: 4016
  • Minifigures: 27
  • Released: Sept 2016
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

LEGO Star Wars Death Star (2016)

The first Death Star on our list is the most recent from the LEGO Group. Essentially a re-release of 10188 (#12 on our list), the 2016 Death Star has a few new additions which increase the brick total by just 87 bricks.

The set includes Darth Vader's TIE Advanced Fighter which has been updated with more pieces and more details have been added throughout the set. It also comes with updated minifigures using the latest printing techniques.

The LEGO Star Wars Death Star retails for US $499.99 / £409.99 / 499.99€ which is considerably more than the original cost, but with that model now in retirement this is your cheapest option when it comes to needing a LEGO Death Star playset in your life.

10. LEGO Creator: Assembly Square

  • Set Number: 10255
  • Pieces: 4002
  • Minifigures: 9
  • Released: Jan 2017
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

Expect to see a dentist, a baker, a dancer and a florist as some of the minifigures in this set.

Assembly Square is the 12th set in LEGO's modular building range and to celebrate it's 10th year, this addition is the biggest one yet.

Assembly Square comprises of a bakery, florist’s shop, a café, a music store, photo studio, dental office, dance studio and an apartment with access to a rooftop terrace with barbecue. It's a stunning model with lots of detail and 8 minifigures with a variety of occupations to occupy the shops plus a baby figure.

You can purchase the Assembly Square modular set now for US $279.99 / £179.99 / 239.99€.

11. LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator

  • Set Number: 42055
  • Pieces: 3929
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: July 2016
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator

The largest LEGO Technic model in this list is the Bucket Wheel Excavator containing 3939 pieces.

The Bucket Wheel Excavator comes with an array of motorized functions, including forward and reverse driving, moving conveyor belts, working boom with revolving bucket wheel, and a rotating superstructure.

It's available now for $279.99 / £189.99 / 229.99€.

12. LEGO Star Wars Death Star

  • Set Number: 10188
  • Pieces: 3803
  • Minifigures: 24
  • Released: June 2008

LEGO Star Wars Death Star

This LEGO Star Wars Death Star set was one of the longest available LEGO sets ever produced - available for an astonishing 7 years from 2008 to 2015. And it has now been surpassed by the slightly bigger set 75159.

The set originally cost US $399.99 / £274.99 / 419.99€ and due to it's re-release as an improved model, the original doesn't fetch as much as you might expect on auction sites.

13. LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star II

  • Set Number: 10143
  • Pieces: 3441
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: Oct 2007

LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star II

While the other Death Star sets on this list opt to show a playable interior this set instead shows off a detailed exterior.

Containing 3441 pieces, the partially constructed Death Star includes an Imperial Star Destroyer to show scale. The set measures a full 25 inches (63.5cm) high and 19 inches (48cm) wide. Perfect for inciting fear in to your LEGO Ewok buddies!

Originally costing US $269.99 / £249.99, you can now expect to drop over $1500 for a new edition of this model.

14. LEGO Eiffel Tower

  • Set Number: 10181
  • Pieces: 3428
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: Oct 2007

LEGO Eiffel Tower

Built to 1:300 scale, the LEGO Eiffel Tower is a perfect replica of the original Eiffel Tower blueprint. At 3428 pieces, this structure is over 48 inches (121cm) tall once complete. It can be split in to three separate sections to make for easier transportation.

The LEGO Eiffel Tower initially cost US $199.99 / £146.99 to pick up, but it has gone for around $1500 on eBay recently.

15. LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler

  • Set Number: 75059
  • Pieces: 3296
  • Minifigures: 14
  • Released: May 2014

These aren't the droids you're looking for

At number 15 on our list of the biggest LEGO sets is the beautiful Star Wars Sandcrawler.

Recreating the early scene from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope the Jawas’ desert-going vehicle, the Sandcrawler, is an impressive 3296 pieces.

It comes with steering, ramps, 2 working cranes, liftable side panels and a speeder bike for extra exploration. As well as 7 minifigures, it comes with 7 droids to make for an impressive marketplace. There’s R2-D2 and C-3PO, together with an R1-series Droid, another R2 unit, R5-D4, a Treadwell Droid and Gonk Droid.

The Sandcrawler set originally went for US $299.99 / £249.99 / 299.99€ and even though it has retired if you shop carefully on auction sites you can pick this set up for not too much of a premium.

  • Set Number: 10196
  • Pieces: 3263
  • Minifigures: 9
  • Released: June 2009

LEGO Grand Carousel

With the Grand Carousel, LEGO bought the fun of the fair to the home. This beautifully decorated merry-go-round included a motor and sound brick which allowed the carousel to rotate and play music. The swing boats and horses moved up and down as the carousel rotated.

With a heap of impressive details on the carousel and a canvas texture roof, this set would look incredible in any collectors' display.

When released back in 2009 it was yours for just $249.99 / £179.99, but now it'll fetch a price closer to $1k.

Although this set is no longer available, a slightly smaller carousel weighing in at 2640 pieces has been released - but it'll require additional effort and cost to motorize.

17. LEGO Super Star Destroyer

  • Set Number: 10221
  • Pieces: 3152
  • Minifigures: 9
  • Released: June 2009

LEGO Super Star Destroyer

Fans of the color grey will be excited by this 3152 piece giant Super Star Destroyer set.

The set measures over four feet (48 inches/ 121cm) long and comes with it's own display stand. As well as measuring incredibly long, it weighs over 8 pounds (3.6kg).

It originally sold for US $399.99 / £349.99 / 399.99€ but you can expect to pay 2-3 times that price nowadays.

18. LEGO UCS Imperial Star Destroyer

  • Set Number: 10030
  • Pieces: 3096
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: 2002

LEGO UCS Imperial Star Destroyer

Arriving in 2002, and costing $269.99 / £249.99, the Imperial Star Destroyer also consisted of a huge number of grey bricks and panels.

Using magnets to hold the wings up divided opinions among builders with some deeming the model incredibly fragile, but the sheer length of 37 inches (94cm) by 23 inches (59cm) wide more than made up for it.

The set also included a Rebel Blockade Runner mini model, allowing you to recreate the opening scenes of Star Wars IV: A New Hope.

To buy this set new in 2017 is going to cost you upwards of US $1800!

19. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The SHIELD Helicarrier

  • Set Number: 76042
  • Pieces: 2996
  • Minifigures: 5 (+12 microfigures)
  • Released: March 2015
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

The Helicarrier comes with 12 microfigures that are the appropriate scale to the model.

The SHIELD Helicarrier is the largest set in the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes collection with 2996 pieces.

The flying aircraft carrier comes with 2 runways, microscale Quinjets, fighter jets and ground support vehicles. It measures an impressive 31 inches (79cm) long.

To scale with the Helicarrier, the set includes 12 microfigures - Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

You can purchase this set online now for $349.99 / £279.99 / 349.99€. Lights and spinning rotors can be added to the Helicarrier with additional LEGO® Power Functions sets.

20. LEGO Creator: Sydney Opera House

  • Set Number: 10234
  • Pieces: 2989
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: Sept 2013

LEGO Creator: Sydney Opera House

Recreate Australia’s architectural masterpiece and one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings with this model of the Sydney Opera House.

The set contains 2989 pieces and measures over 11 inches (28cm) high, 25 inches (63cm) wide and 15 inches (38cm) deep.

Originally costing $319.99 / £249.99 / 279.99€; the LEGO Sydney Opera House now goes for around $450.

21. LEGO Statue of Liberty

  • Set Number: 3450
  • Pieces: 2882
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: 2000

Lady Liberty

Originally released in 2000, the LEGO Statue of Liberty uses paler green bricks to create a realistic model standing 33 inches (84cm) high.

Originally costing US $199, this set new now fetches upwards of $3500. Ouch!

22. LEGO Minecraft: The Mountain Cave

  • Set Number: 21137
  • Pieces: 2863
  • Minifigures: 2
  • Released: July 2017
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

The Mountain Cave is the largest LEGO Minecraft set available

Minecraft is one of LEGO's most successful franchises, so it's no surprise to see it crop up in our list of biggest builds.

The Mountain Cave is the biggest LEGO Minecraft set at 2863 pieces, far exceeding the 1600 pieces found in Minecraft's The Village set. The set is 20 inches (50cm) wide and over 12 inches (31cm) high and includes a minecart track with piston based minecraft elevator. There's also lots of other Minecraft based treats in here including a first-night shelter, spider-spawner, and a glowing wall of redstone.

This set costs US $249.99 / £259.99 / €249.99 and is available now.

23. LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

  • Set Number: 42043
  • Pieces: 2793
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: Aug 2015
  • Buy online: LEGO Store

LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

This LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz 2-in-1 set comes with a whole host of motorized functionality as well as a enormous number of bricks. From the crane arm mechanism to the detailed interior and engine, this is a set for LEGO fans looking for something extra.

It's on sale for US $229.99 / £179.99 / 199.99€.

24. LEGO Factory: Skyline

  • Set Number: 5526
  • Pieces: 2776
  • Minifigures: 0
  • Released: 2005

LEGO Factory: Skyline

The LEGO Factory: Skyline set contained models of several buildings and the Statue of Liberty, together with minature vehicles and a monorail when it was released back in 2005.

Originally selling for US $130, you can pick it up today for around $650.

25. LEGO Creator: Town Hall

  • Set Number: 10224
  • Pieces: 2766
  • Minifigures: 8
  • Released: Mar 2012

Get married at the LEGO Town Hall

The final set in the list sitting at number 25 is the LEGO Creator: Town Hall. Another set in the Modular series the 20 inch (50cm) high 3-story Town Hall features large entranceway columns, a coat of arms, a tall bell tower with clock and a large skylight on the roof.

On the ground floor you can find the large hall, tax office and auditorium. The secretary and mayor’s offices are found on the second floor complete with office furniture. On the third floor you will find a spacious meeting room which features a large conference table, chairs and globe. Each floor can be accessed using the working elevator.

It originally retailed for US $199.99 / £149.99 / 179.99€ but now sells for just short of US $500.

Worthy Mention: The Ultimate Battle for CHIMA & LEGO City Giant Pack

  • Set Number: ?
  • Pieces: 10004 / 5368
  • Minifigures: 92 / ?
  • Released: 2015 / 2016

The Ultimate Battle for CHIMA

Technically, the Ultimate Battle for CHIMA is the largest LEGO set ever created - but it was never sold commercially. The set was given away as the grand prize for a Legends of Chima competition in the July 2015 issue of LEGO Club Magazine and a smaller LEGO City set containing 5268 pieces was given away shortly afterward. These sets contained lots of smaller pre-existing sets, so it's still possible to gain the same collection commercially - just without the big box.

Conclusion

That completes our look at the top 25 biggest LEGO sets. As you may have noticed, the number of larger sets has increased in recent years. Here's a breakdown of how many of these sets were released in each year:

  • 2017: 4 (LEGO Star Wars: UCS Millennium Falcon, LEGO Ninjago City, LEGO Creator: Assembly Square, LEGO Minecraft: The Mountain Cave)
  • 2016: 5 (LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ, LEGO Big Ben, LEGO Disney Castle, LEGO Star Wars: Death Star, LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator)
  • 2015: 2 (LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The SHIELD Helicarrier, LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3425)
  • 2014: 1 (LEGO Star Wars: Sandcrawler)
  • 2013: 1 (LEGO Creator: Sydney Opera House)
  • 2012: 1 (LEGO Creator: Town Hall)
  • 2010: 1 (LEGO Tower Bridge)
  • 2009: 2 (LEGO Grand Carousel, LEGO Super Star Destroyer)
  • 2008: 2 (LEGO Taj Mahal, LEGO Star Wars Death Star)
  • 2007: 3 (LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon, LEGO Star Wars: UCS Death Star II, LEGO Eiffel Tower)
  • 2005: 1 (LEGO Factory: Skyline)
  • 2002: 1 (LEGO Star Wars: UCS Imperial Star Destroyer)
  • 2000: 1 (LEGO Statue of Liberty)

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Andrew Smith @andismith

Andrew is a LEGO geek and an avid collector. When he has some spare time he loves to indulge in a video game.

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