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1. LEGO Colosseum
The LEGO Architect Colosseum contains 9036 pieces and sets the record for the largest individual LEGO set ever available for purchase.
Designed to mimic the incredible architecture of the original Roman amphitheatre, the completed model is over 10.5 inches (27cm) high, 20.5 inches (52cm) wide, and 23.5 inches (59cm) deep. You're going to need a large cabinet to display this masterpiece!
Every detail of the model amphitheatre stays true to the real-life Colosseum – including having 80 ‘ribs’ in the spectator stands and the three different shades of brick to replicate the different columns and aging of the Roman landmark. The Colosseum build experience matches the same process as the original, with the modern “wooden” arena being the last part to be placed on the LEGO model, as it was in real-life back in the 1990s.
The Colosseum may be the biggest set on our list, but it is not the most expensive. The Colosseum actually retails for $150 less than our second place entry the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon even though it contains almost 1,500 more bricks. Therefore the Colosseum is the ultimate build for fans of LEGO, Roman Architecture and/or bargin hunters costing $549.99 / £449.99 / 487.39€.
2. LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (2017)
As the biggest LEGO Star Wars set on our list - but no longer the biggest LEGO set available - the LEGO 75192 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 will take you around 24 hours to build and costs US $799.99 / £649.99 / 799.99€ making it the most expensive LEGO set. This seems like a lot of money, but if you're a collector you will notice from the discontinued LEGO Star Wars sets below that these types of sets eventually sell for a serious premium.
3. LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
The massive Hogwarts Castle measures over 22 inches (58cm) high, 27 inches (69cm) wide and 16 inches (43cm) deep. Recreating a landmark as big and grand as Hogwarts, this set is a micro-scale version of the school with an assortment of microfigures to fit inside.
The castle contains the Great Hall; moving staircases; classrooms for potions, Defence against the Dark Arts and other rooms from the series.
This set costs US $399.99 / £349.99 / 399.99€.
4. LEGO The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal contains an impressive 5923 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 originally on sale between August 2008 and May 2011. It was re-released in December 2017 with the addition of 1 piece - a brick separator and retails for US $369.99 / £299.99.
5. LEGO NINJAGO City Gardens
Launched on January 14th 2021, the LEGO NINJAGO City Gardens is the fifth biggest set on our list.
Based on the LEGO NINJAGO TV series, this three tier ninja set meauses 29" (73cm) high, 17.5" (44cm) long and 13" (33cm) wide and includes an ice cream shop, noodle house, museum, zen garden, Ninja control tower and student apartment.
It retails at US $299.99 / £274.99 and comes with 19 minifigures including a Golden Wu mini-figure to mark the tenth anniversary of LEGO NINJAGO. The set connects to the LEGO NINJA City and Docks also featured on this list to make your NINJAGO world even bigger.
6. LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley
LEGO Harry Potter makes a second entry at the top end of our chart with this superb recreation of Diagon Alley.
The set includes Ollivanders Wand Shop; Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes for all your silly supplies; Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor; Scribbulus Writing Implements stationery shop; Flourish & Blotts book shop and Quality Quidditch Supplies where you can pick up a new broomstick.
Measuring over a metre long, Diagon Alley can actually be separated in to four individual buildings that can be configured in any order to make the alley of your dreams. The bright colours and varied shops ensure that this whole build will be interesting from start to finish!
Diagon Alley is $399.99 / £369.99 and available right now.
7. LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon (2007)
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 $3500 on eBay.
8. 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.
Unfortunately, this set is no longer available after being discontinued back in December 2019. When it was for sale it cost US $299.99 / £259.99 / 299.99€. Nowadays, a new boxed set on eBay sells for around twice that price.
9. LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Imperial Star Destroyer
Recreate your own opening sequence to Star Wars: A New Hope with this authentic LEGO replica of the Imperial Star Destroyer, complete with a to-scale version of the Rebels' Tantive IV starship to chase down. This fifth - and biggest - attempt from LEGO at producing a Star Destroyer - not that the other versions were small.
This mighty ship includes swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and more grey bricks than you could ever imagine.
You'll need a fair bit of space to display this model as it measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide when placed on it's stand. You'll also need a fair bit of cash for it's whopping US $699.99 / £649.99 price tag!
10. 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.
The set is unfortunately now retired from the LEGO store.
11. LEGO Tower Bridge
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!
12. LEGO Art Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests
If LEGO studs are your thing, then LEGO's new Art collection has you covered with the first entry on our list.
With this set, you can build a tile mosaic picture of the Hogwarts crest of your choice – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw. The studs for all four crests are included so you can later rebuild it into a new crest or collect all 4 sets to create the ultimate Hogwarts crest.
The crests retail for US $119.99 or £114.99. Which works out at 2.8 cents per brick! Bargain!
13. LEGO Creator: 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.
14. LEGO Creator: Roller Coaster
LEGO introduced new roller coaster pieces to their product lines toward the end of 2017, and produced this massive roller coaster set just in time for the summer of 2018.
Measuring over 20 inches (53cm) high, 34 inches (88cm) wide and 16 inches (41cm) deep, the roller coaster set contains a fully functioning chain-lift roller coaster with 2 trains - each with 3 train cars.
Yours for just $379.99 / £299.99 / 329.99€. Plus you can motorize the roller coaster for just a little more money with <a href="https://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-Power-Functions-M-Motor-8883?p=8883">the LEGO Power Functions M-Motor</a>.
15. LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator
2019's Liebherr R 9800 Excavator takes the crown for the largest LEGO Technic set with 51 more pieces than previous Technic giant, the Rough Terrain Crane.
This creation is a replica model of the real Liebherr Excavator and is powered by 2 advanced Smart Hubs with 7 motors. Hooking up to an app on your smartphone, the crane comes to life allowing multi directional driving and rotation; and control of the boom, arm and bucket.
It measures over 15 inches (39cm) high, 25 inches (65cm) long and 10 inches (27cm) wide and costs $449.99 / £399.99.
16. LEGO Technic Rough Terrain Crane
This crane measures over 39 inches (100cm) high, 25 inches (66cm) long and 10 inches (26cm) wide in working position, and over 10 inches (27cm) high, 29 inches (76cm) long and 7 inches (20cm) wide in driving position.
It costs $299.99 / £229.99.
17. LEGO Disney Castle
The magical Disney Castle is the largest Disney LEGO set at 4043 pieces and comes complete with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy and Tinkerbell minifigures.
The detailed set replicates the iconic Cinderella Castle found at the Walt Disney World Resort with each room within the castle referencing different parts of Disney's rich and varied past.
You can make your own dreams come true by exchanging US $349.99 / £299.99 / 349.99€ on the online LEGO store.
18. LEGO Star Wars Death Star (2016)
The first Death Star on our list is the most recent one released from the LEGO Group. Essentially a re-release of 10188 (#22 on our list), the 2016 revision of the Death Star has a few new additions which increase the brick total by just 87 bricks.
The newer 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, and boast the record for the LEGO set with the most number of minifigures.
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; and you too can own the biggest LEGO Death Star in the world!
19. LEGO Creator: Assembly Square
Assembly Square is the 12th set in LEGO's modular building range and to celebrate the modular themes 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€.
20. LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator
The third 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 cost $279.99 / £189.99 / 229.99€, although you can expect to pay slightly more for it now it has been retired.
21. LEGO Old Trafford: Manchester United
LEGO's first(?) soccer/football stadium model now stands among its biggest creations. Filled with historic details and a perfectly kept pitch, the stadium is likely to be a centerpiece in any Manchester United fans' home.
The model is a 1:600 replica model of Old Trafford and measures 6.5 inches (18.5cm) high, 18 inches (47cm) long and 15 inches (39cm) wide.
22. LEGO Star Wars Death Star (2008)
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.
23. LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sian FKP 37
Grab a chance to own a Lamborghini with this 1/8 scale replica.
This build features a 8-speed transmission, activated by the movable paddle gearshift; a V12 engine with moving pistons, and 4-wheel drive. Use the steering wheel to position the car, then check out the front and rear suspension. Just like the full-size super sports car, this model car features classic scissor opening doors.
Possibly the most affordable Lamborghini in history, the set costs $379.99 / £349.99.
24. LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron
This beautiful 1/8 scale replica of the Bugatti Chiron is sure to impress your friends with it's two tones of blue.
Containing a detailed cockpit with 8 speed gearbox and moving paddles and Bugatti steering wheel hitting the top speed key will lower the active rear wing. The car's W16 engine comes with moving pistons.
The set costs $349.99 / £329.99 / 369.99€.
25. LEGO NINJAGO City Docks
The third NINJAGO set on the list connects to the LEGO NINJAGO City.
This highly detailed set features a harbor with a functioning crane and boat; a grocery store with tipping food display and rotating rotisserie; a house with map room and kitchen/bedroom; sculptor's workshop; a dojo; a tearoom and an arcade with interchangeable billboards, buildable arcade games, functioning vending machine and a buildable pig ‘balloon’ attached to the roof.
The sets cost US $229.99 / £199.99 before it retired in November 2019.
26. The LEGO Batman Movie: The Joker Manor
The Joker Manor is the biggest superhero set LEGO have ever released. Including the new 2018 rollercoaster LEGO parts, this jokerized Wayne Manor contains a huge Joker head with trapdoor and slide, punching boxing gloves, a rocking ‘The Joker’ sign and rotating ‘big eye’ tower.
The Joker Manor measures over 21 inches (55cm) high, 25 inches (66cm) wide and 10 inches (27cm) deep.
The sets cost US $269.99 / £249.99 / 269.99€ before it was retired at the start of 2019.
27. 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.
28. 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, should you need to take it with you.
The LEGO Eiffel Tower initially cost US $199.99 / £146.99 to pick up, but it has gone for around $1500 on eBay recently.
29. LEGO Art: The Sith
More LEGO Art appears toward the end of the list with The Sith.
This set provides the chance for you to build Sith artwork for either the legendary Darth Vader, dark and stormy Kylo Ren or smoking hot Darth Maul.
It'll cost $119.99/£114.99 on the LEGO store for the pleasure of a LEGO stud permanently etched in to your finger as you finish your masterpiece.
30. LEGO Art: Warhol's Marilyn Monroe
If you're not in to Star Wars, maybe 3300 studs of real art on your wall are more your thing. Build your own Marilyn Monroe portrait with this set in one of four colours.
It'll cost $119.99/£114.99 on the LEGO store for this one too.
As new sets are released, older sets fall out of the top 30. Here are a few honourable mentions!
- Set Number: 76139
- Pieces: 3306
- Minifigures: 3
- Released: Nov 2019
- Buy online: LEGO Store
This is the recently released LEGO Batmobile from the original Batman movie measuring over 60cm long and built from 3,306 pieces.
It's full of true-to-the-movie features such as the slide-open cockpit, hidden machine guns with a pop-up function, turbine exhaust and grappling hooks.
The Batmobile comes with a rotating display stand so you can view it at any angle any time. And it comes with a mini Jack Nicholson! Perfect!
$249.99/£219.99 for you on the LEGO store.
LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler
- Set Number: 75059
- Pieces: 3296
- Minifigures: 14
- Released: May 2014
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.
Although it debuted at number 15 on our list, it's now fallen out of our top 30!
LEGO Grand Carousel
- Set Number: 10196
- Pieces: 3263
- Minifigures: 9
- Released: June 2009
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.
LEGO Movie 2: Welcome to Apocalypseburg!
- Set Number: 70840
- Pieces: 3178
- Minifigures: 12
- Released: January 2019
- Buy online: LEGO Store
If you need a little more apocalypse in your life, you can't go far wrong with this LEGO set of Apocalypseburg from the second LEGO Movie. If the derelict Statue of Liberty wasn't enough - there's a number of removable modules such as a café, office, armory, barber, hideout, workshop, rooftop diner, gym and spa. Plus it comes with Batman.
If you're worried about it fitting on your shelf, know that it measures at over 20” (52cm) high, 19” (49cm) wide and 12” (33cm) deep. So maybe you should be! This set is still available for $299.99 / £279.99.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The SHIELD Helicarrier
- Set Number: 76042
- Pieces: 2996
- Minifigures: 5 (+12 microfigures)
- Released: March 2015
The SHIELD Helicarrier is the largest LEGO Marvel set 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.
When available this set retailed for $349.99 / £279.99 / 349.99€. Lights and spinning rotors can be added to the Helicarrier with additional LEGO® Power Functions sets.
LEGO Statue of Liberty
- Set Number: 3450
- Pieces: 2882
- Minifigures: 0
- Released: 2000
Released in 2000, the LEGO Statue of Liberty was one of the earliest large sets from LEGO. It 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!
LEGO Minecraft: The Mountain Cave
- Set Number: 21137
- Pieces: 2863
- Minifigures: 2
- Released: July 2017
- Buy online: LEGO Store
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.
The Ultimate Battle for CHIMA & LEGO City Giant Pack
- Set Number: ?
- Pieces: 10004 / 5368
- Minifigures: 92 / ?
- Released: 2015 / 2016
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.
That completes our look at the 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:
- 2021: 2 (LEGO Art Harry Potter Crests, LEGO NINJAGO® City Gardens)
- 2020: 6 (LEGO Colosseum, LEGO Old Trafford: Manchester United, LEGO Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sian FKP 37, LEGO Art: The Sith, LEGO Art: Warhol)
- 2019: 2 (LEGO Star Wars: UCS Star Destroyer, LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator)
- 2018: 5 (LEGO Harry Potter: Hogwarts Castle, LEGO Creator: Roller Coaster, LEGO Technic Rough Terrain Crane, LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron, LEGO NINJAGO® City Docks)
- 2017: 4 (LEGO Star Wars: UCS Millennium Falcon, LEGO Ninjago City, LEGO Creator: Assembly Square, LEGO Batman Movie: The Joker Manor)
- 2016: 5 (LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ, LEGO Big Ben, LEGO Disney Castle, LEGO Star Wars: Death Star, LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator)
- 2010: 1 (LEGO Tower Bridge)
- 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)
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