Countless childhood hours were spent poring over instruction manuals to build our favorite castles or spaceships, or tinkering around to craft that perfect house, skyscraper, or custom-built vehicle.
But just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean you need to stop messing with LEGOs. On the contrary, they can actually be amazing for adults.
Research shows that LEGOs can:
• Encourage mindfulness
• Reduce anxiety and stress
• Promote creativity
• Improve hand-eye coordination
• Put your brain into a meditative state
Thanks to all these benefits, adults will find LEGOs are actually quite good for their mental health and overall wellness.
Guys, if you’re looking for the perfect LEGO set to keep you occupied for a weekend or three. or you are just searching for the perfect man gift, check out our list below.
Some of these are limited collector’s editions, others just really cool sets that we know you’ll enjoy building.
For kids (and adults) with a fascination for heavy machinery, LEGO’s newest Technic set is just the thing.
The 2883-piece Liebherr Crawler Crane LR 13000 is a true-to-life recreation of one of the most immense and powerful cranes in the world, brought to life in stunning detail. Features include:
When fully assembled, this crane stands a whopping 39 inches tall—one of the largest LEGO models ever released (and most expensive).
It’s certainly a complex vehicle better-suited for adult LEGO builders, but once assembled, it’ll be fun for the whole family.
Motorcycle fans, get ready for an epic new LEGO Technic set: the 42159 Yamaha MT-10 SP. Though 1,478 pieces may not sound like much, once you get building, you’ll see that it’s a wonderfully complex adult LEGO set that produces a truly gorgeous end-product.
When built, the bike stands 9.5 inches tall and 17.5 inches long, and is packed with so many amazing features:
Set it up on the display stand and place it proudly on your shelf for all your fellow LEGO Technic buddies to marvel at.
Few vehicles are as iconic as the original 1961 Chevy Corvette, a masterpiece of cherry red and white packed with a 270 horsepower engine and featuring a convertible top. Now, you can recreate that work of automobile art for display in your home with LEGO’s newest set, the LEGO Corvette C1.
It’s a LEGO set for adults (recommended for 18+) but is simple enough you’ll enjoy the process of the build.
The original details have been replicated faithfully, including the original door design (which can open and close), the convertible top (as well as a hard-top build option), an engine bay with a spinning radiator fan, and working tie-rod steering.
Once it’s built, it stands 4 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 13 inches long—just the right size to mount on a display stand and place proudly among your LEGO classic car collection.
Available to LEGO VIPs starting on August 1st and everyone else online and at LEGO stores on August 4th.
Growing up in Japan, I always loved seeing the mighty Japanese castles standing tall and imposing, and touring the interiors to see how the famed samurai warriors and medieval Japanese lived.
None were as fascinating and awe-inspiring as Himeji Castle, also famously called “White Heron Castle”, in Hyōgo Prefecture. Built in 1333, it’s one of the oldest Japanese castles still standing, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and both the most visited and largest of the castles.
Thanks to LEGO’s new set, you can bring the castle—and all the ancient history it represents—into your home. With 2125 pieces, you can replicate all of the castle’s authentic details: turrets, walkways, the uniquely asymmetrical walls, and the castle’s sprawling grounds (including cherry blossom trees and bushes).
As a challenging build aimed at adult LEGO fans, the finished set is an impressive 7.5 in. high, 12.5 in. wide and 10.5 in. deep, large and imposing enough to make a wonderful display piece.
Give your kids a truly enjoyable weekend by building this Technic LEGO set with them. Though it contains just under 1,500 pieces, it will prove a true challenge even for grown-up LEGO fans, given how complex the Skidder turns out to be.
The set includes a realistic motor, with both a model engine and four-wheel drive, pneumatic functions that let you control the blade, and moving claw with three different actions.
You’ll have a blast putting this one together and putting it to work alongside the rest of your kids’ favorite heavy machines and big, powerful trucks.
The reveal of the Peugeot 9X8 in 2022 set the world of hypercars ablaze, with the newest electric-powered offering from the French vehicle manufacturer promising to do amazing things at jaw-dropping speeds.
Now, you can bring all that power and style into your own home with the LEGO Technic Peugeot 9X8, a 1:10 scale version of the groundbreaking electric racing car.
Features of the LEGO Technic set include:
• V6 engine, which is connected to the rear wheels
• Replica of the built-in electric motor linked to the car’s front wheels
• The 9X8’s stylish and unique doors
• Technic cables replicating the low-emission hybrid power train
• Built-in suspension
• Glow-in-the-dark elements
The 1,775-piece set offers you a chance to build the “hypercar of the future” to display on your shelf or add to your LEGO collection.
Few off-road vehicles are as iconic and instantly recognizable as the Land Rover Defender, nor as tough. Off-roading enthusiasts can bring a bit of that “awesome” into their own home thanks to LEGO’s newest kit: the Land Rover Classic Defender 90.
This 2,336-piece set gives you two build options for the vehicle:
1. The standard road-traveling SUV, complete with white roof and sage green body.
2. The off-road model, complete with snorkel intake, roof racks, revised front bumper, and a host of off-roading tools (working winch, fire extinguisher, recovery boards, rock rails, etc.)
In addition to the functional suspension and steering, the kit also includes two different engines and three hood types so you can customize the build just the way you want it.
Few moments in film history are more iconic than the scene where Indiana Jones is fleeing the enormous rolling stone after stealing from the Temple of the Golden Idol in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Now, thanks to LEGO, you can recreate that entire scene in your own home.
This 1545-piece set comes complete with everything you’ll need to build the temple itself, down to the vines and grinning skulls, as well as the enormous boulder and the golden idol that lured Indiana Jones into the heart of the jungle.
Figurines in the set include Indiana Jones himself, the treacherous thief Satipo, and the skeleton of an unfortunate soul who dared to rob the temple.
The set is complex enough to give even adult LEGO builders a challenge—and makes a great way to spend a weekend building out one of the most exhilarating scenes in action cinema.
A-frame cabins are one of the oldest and sturdiest shelters mankind has used for millennia to withstand the elements. Now, you can build one for yourself—using LEGO bricks, from the comfort of your own home.
This 2082-piece adult-friendly LEGO set is the creation of Andrea Lattanzio, a LEGO fan and designer from Italy, and it is a truly beautiful piece of brick art. Standing 11 inches tall and 17.5 inches wide when fully built, the two-story A-frame cabin includes all the functional spaces you’d expect: a ground-floor living room (complete with fireplace) and kitchen, as well as an upper-floor bedroom.
Outside, there’s a deck, woodshed, and decorative trees (complete with LEGO squirrel), and the four provided minifigures come with a canoe and acoustic guitar for a true “cabin” feel.
Few symbols are as iconic in the music world as the Rolling Stones’ tongue and lips logo. Created by the legendary Mick Jagger himself, it was conceived as an homage to Kali, the Hindu goddess of energy and empowerment. Now, you can bring that symbol to life in your own home thanks to LEGO.
With 1998 pieces, this is no beginner’s set, but is suited for 18+ and demands intense concentration to put it together to perfection. It even comes with its own custom Rolling Stones soundtrack, which you can listen to while assembling the beautiful LEGO artwork. Get ready for a weekend you’ll never forget! Makes for a unique gift that any Stones fan will enjoy.
Capturing a memorable moment from Star Wars: A New Hope, LEGO’s Death Star Trench Run Diorama set showcases a 655-piece model and backdrop that includes the surface of the Death Star and the pursuit of Luke Skywalker’s X-wing by Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced fighter and 2 TIE fighters.
Two other sets were announced, including a Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama building set and Jedi Training Diorama.
The LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine is a three-in-one reproduction of one of the most iconic movie vehicles of the 80s.
The design of the set allows builders to create the car from either the first, second or third movie. The 1872-piece set comes complete with a light-up flux capacitor, a box of plutonium, Marty’s hoverboard and LEGO minifigs of Doc Brown and Marty McFly.
For those young-at-heart F-1 fans, the new LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car really looks like a champion. The 1,432 piece set is the result of close collaboration between McLaren & LEGO on the design, yielding a very detailed model that measures 25” long. Features include a V6 engine with moving pistons, plus steering, suspension and differential for precision cornering.
The latest crafty creation from LEGO Art is this new superhero set, The Jim Lee Batman Collection. Designed for ages 18+, it boasts 4167-pieces, allowing you to build 1 of 3 portraits of iconic DC comics characters. Choose Batman, The Joker or Harley Quinn.
The set is made for display and includes 9 canvas wall decor plates, a signature tile, 2 hanger elements, a color palette, brick separator and a brick-built frame.
With 2,585 pieces and a design that’s somehow spherical, LEGO’s The Globe set measures 16” in diameter and spins on an axis of LEGO Technic pieces. It features detailed continents and glow-in-the-dark tiles for added nighttime visuals, allowing you to travel the world without ever leaving home.
Hotly anticipated and arriving as an Instant Classic the very day of its debut, BMW’s M 1000 RR captured the hearts of 2-wheel motorsports enthusiasts the world over. LEGO’s new 1:5th scale set of this iconic bike might do just the same. It’s got 1920 pieces and an insanely detailed design that features a functional 3-speed (+ neutral) gearbox, steering, front and rear suspension, chain transmission and 4-piston engine. For ages 18+
With 6,785 pieces, LEGO’s Star Wars AT-AT stands over 2-feet tall with enough cargo space inside to store four speeder bikes and up to 40 minifigs. The 4-legged behemoth debuted on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back and this new set includes 9 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, General Veers, and seven more.
First teased by the iconic guitar maker more than a year ago, Fender’s hotly anticipated LEGO Stratocaster and amp set is finally tuned up. The byproduct of LEGO’s Music to Our Ears fan design contest, the 1,074-piece set features a red or black Fender Strat replica that plugs into a classic Princeton reverb amp. The guitar stands over 14-inches tall. It comes with six strings, an amp cable, and a branded strap. And yes—a whammy bar, too.
At 2049-pieces, LEGO’s’ Batmobile Tumbler—modeled after those featured in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Night trilogy, is more detailed than the original Tumbler released a few years back, and the new one has about 200 more pieces. 2 new mini-figs are also included, Christian Bale’s Batman & Heath Ledger’s Joker.
The 3854-piece app-controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer from LEGO Technic is a meticulously detailed replica of Cat’s biggest & baddest bulldozer. 10-inches tall, nearly 2-feet long & recommended for ages 18+, this 3-motor RC dozer uses LEGOs’ CONTROL+ app, allowing builders to drive and steer, then raise, lower and tilt the blade or raise and lower the ripper and ladder.
For fans of extreme off-road action, the LEGO Technic 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck is not just a mean RC machine, it’s a big build. With 2110 pieces, builders get 4 functioning doors and hood, independent 4-wheel suspension and other real-deal features. Once built, connect 6 AA batteries and use the LEGO Technic app & bluetooth control to drive this dirt-blasting Benz!
Seinfeld, the 1990s sitcom “about nothing” that is now a pop-culture institution, finally has its own LEGO set. The 1326-piece replica of Jerry’s apartment brings back the show’s set in rich detail and includes mini-figs for Jerry, Elaine, George, Kramer, & even Newman, as well as a small stage set-up for Jerry’s show intro.
Lego’s 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is a 1379-piece Technic set that boasts 4 function QuadCab doors, functional steering, working suspension, and a V6 under the hood with pistons that move. Dual exhaust, fender flares and raptor badging complete the build. It measures 17 inches long, 8 inches wide, and 6 inches tall.
On the Mt. Rushmore of sneakers, the iconic adidas Superstar is right up there with the AJ1, Chuck Taylor, and Stan Smith. So it makes sense that LEGO would lace one up. The new LEGO adidas Originals Superstar is a 731-piece set packed with details. It features a “shell toe” of course, plus real laces, and serrated three-stripes. Made for builders 18+
This is it. The biggest LEGO set ever—by number of pieces—is an all-new map of the world created entirely from 2-D tiles. With 11,695 pieces, it measures an impressive 41” X 25.5.” The kit consists of 40 Technic baseplates and mainly 1X1 round tiles. Of course you can customize the map by making your own continents and countries but brick-built pins also allow you to mark out places you’ve been to or want to visit. Recommended for ages 18+.
With 3772-pieces and a total of 25 mini figs, LEGO’s Spider-Man Daily Bugle set is the ultimate Spidey set for older builders. At 33-inches tall, the Daily Bugle skyscraper becomes the largest Lego set in the Marvel universe. Between the building and the mini-figs, the set follows 4 classic comic storylines that fans will know; along with Green Goblin, Sandman, Daredevil & others.
Measuring 12-inches tall and boasting 2314-pieces, LEGO’s updated R2-D2 droid set is a must have for Star Wars fan builders. The 2021 R2 is noticeably smoother & more rounded in appearance than the 2013 model. Other new features include his retractable periscope from Return of the Jedi & a hidden pop-out containing Luke’s green lightsaber.
Lego & NASA teamed up for the creation of a new 2354-piece Space Shuttle Discovery set. The set features the iconic Discovery as well as the Hubble Telescope launched on the 1990 NASA STS-31 mission. The roof of the Shuttle opens up to reveal the telescope which unfolds for deployment on an articulating crane arm. With intricate details throughout, it is an epic advanced set for fans of NASA & Lego alike.
Developed for LEGO’s adult-builders, the new Porsche 911 Creator Expert set is a 1,485-piece replica with a faithfully detailed design. Included parts allow builders to swap the roof, assembling it as either the hardtop Turbo with a wider rear-end or a leaner Targa with a stowable drop-top. Dark orange bricks for the interior match classic Porsche leather. Measures 13 inches. A solid gift option for dads that like to tinker.
At 9036 pieces, the Roman Colosseum is the largest LEGO set ever offered, surpassing the 7,541-piece Star Wars Millennium Falcon by a longshot. The iconic Colosseum has been carefully designed to match ruins of the original Roman amphitheater. Fans of history and architecture will appreciate the design’s accurate detail—from the 3 different types of bricks comprising its exterior to the columns matching distinct historic eras. It measures 10.5” and 23.5” across.
The 1980s are alive & well in Hollywood & Legoland, too. The plastic brick brand’s latest dad-age offering is a 2,352-piece model of the ECTO-1 from the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Measuring 18” long, the converted 1959 Cadillac ambulance is packed with paranormal tracking equipment & other details drawn straight from the film.
Through a partnership with Porsche Design, Lego Technic has created a 1580-piece 911 RSR, a highly detailed kit that features independent suspension, working steering, a boxer motor with moving pistons, and race-inspired detailing throughout.
Due for official release on November 1—the LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing is a 2,362-piece set based on the Tim Burton directed movie. At nearly two-feet wide, it features a detailed interior, articulating adjustable flaps, and a special brick that allows you to mount it to the wall for display. Mini-figs include Batman, Joker, & Lawrence the Boombox Goon.
The Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine may be the most iconic set from the original Star Wars film, and now the whole thing has been made into a massive LEGO set. At 3,187-pieces, this set, matches up perfectly inside and out. In addition to the cantina, the set includes mini-figures of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, C-3PO, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Dr. Evazan, Garindan, Ponda Baba, Kardue’Sai’Malloc, the Cantina band, Jawa, & Sandtroopers, plus a Dewback & a Landspeeder to park outside.
The pop-culture crossover of Nintendo NES and LEGO makes perfect sense to fans of both iconic brands. The new buildable NES console set from LEGO is a detailed 2600 pieces that recreates the original console, including a controller & tv screen. A mechanical crank on the TV moves an 8-bit Mario to make the game “playable.”
With 3,696 pieces and details like switch-activated Scissor-Doors and a functional 8-speed gearbox, LEGO’s Limited-Edition Technic Lamborghini Sian is a detailed 1:8 scale replica of the ultra-rare V-12 hybrid Lambo.
Carefully designed to capture the style, sophistication, & performance of the Ducati Panigale V4 R super bike, this new LEGO Technic set raises the bar. It is the first motorcycle in LEGO history to include a gearbox for exploring different speeds and techniques. Other key features include steering, functional front and rear suspension, plus front and rear disc brakes. The set is 646 pieces.
Fans of Fast & Furious will know on sight that this is Dom’s Mopar beast. Technically, it’s the Lego Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger. Based on the the iconic 1970s Charger R/T, this 1077-piece set features a fully blown V8. It measure 15-inches long and has moving pistons, suspension, steering system and air blower. It requires no batteries, just lots of sounds you make yourself, like squealing tires and revving engines.
Manchester United fans are a passionate bunch and this new Lego set of Old Trafford, the teams legendary stadium gives them something new to cheer about. The 3898-piece set celebrates the team’s rich legacy, featuring all the recognizable details of the real arena—like the statues of Sir Alex Ferguson, Matt Busby and the United Trinity. From the perfectly manicured pitch to the seating and exterior details, it is the perfect addition to the man-cave of a Man U superfan.
To celebrate 25 years of Friends, Lego created a commemorative set featuring mini-figs of the whole gang: Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, even Central Perk’s manager Gunther plus a replica of their Central Perk television set. This collectible set has over 1000 pieces and nobody cares that the kids will have no idea what they’re building.
The Ford Mustang Fastback is an undisputed icon of 70s-era American muscle. Even when it’s made of Legos. This new kit from the brand’s Creator line is comprised of 1471 pieces and features a legit build sheet that includes a supercharger, front and rear spoilers, tail & side pipes, and even a nitrous tank. A removable roof panel gives you access to the car’s detailed interior. Available March 1.
Arguably the most capable adventure bike on the market today, BMW Motorrad’s 1200 GS Adventure will soon be available in January as a 603-piece Lego Technic set. The 7-inch tall, 13-inch long miniature features that distinctive twin cylinder boxer engine, Telelever suspension and a factory-correct paint scheme.