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10 Biggest LEGO Sets

10 Biggest LEGO Sets

Everyone loves LEGO, and being able to create scenes, build vehicles, and make something unique is all part and parcel of being a LEGO owner!

In fact, there are countless small and super affordable sets that contain up to a couple of hundred bricks that are really great and can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

But what about if you want to go LARGE? What about if you want a LEGO sets with a massive piece count?

Well, there are some genuinely amazing sets that contain more bricks than many of the smaller sets combined!

So let’s take a dive into the world of the biggest LEGO sets ever released as of August 2022!

10. 75978 Diagon Alley (5544 pieces)

Diagon Alley LEGO set

Set number: 75978
Price (rrp): $449.99 / £349.99
No. of pieces: 5544
Price per piece: $0.08 / £0.06
Release date: 1st September 2020
Retire date: N/A

We’re going to start off this list by delving into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

The Diagon Alley set is colorful and extensive, meaning that it looks great when it’s all put together.

The first section depicts Ollivander’s wand shop and Scribbulus writing implements store.

The second section contains storefronts for Quality Quidditch Supplies and the Daily Prophet.

The third section consists of Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor and bookseller Flourish & Blotts.

And finally, the fourth section is dedicated to Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes with a small entrance to Knockturn Alley.

Each of the shop sections is reversible and has fun play sections on their rear sides that replicate the insides of their respective shopfronts.

Here’s the thing though – the LEGO Diagon Alley set is very modular! You can arrange the buildings in whatever order you want.

If the playability factor is important to you, being able to rearrange your buildings is a great feature.

It also comes with 17 LEGO Minifigures, 15 of which are unique to the set! So if one-off Harry Potter Minifigures are your thing, then this set is a fantastic choice!

Overall you can see a lot of time, effort and love went into creating this particular set, and the intricate details really do justify the high piece count.

9. 71741 Ninjago City Gardens (5585 pieces)

Ninjago City Gardens LEGO set

Set number: 75978
Price (rrp): $349.99 / £264.99
No. of pieces: 5585
Price per piece: $0.06 / £0.04
Release date: 1st February 2021
Retire date: N/A

This is our first and only stop in the world of Ninjago on this list! But what a stop it is, because the Ninjago City Gardens is an intriguing colorful, and vertical LEGO set.

Many of the pieces are in the supporting structure within the set itself. It keeps things rigid and upright, meaning it’s less likely to break when played with.

It comes with 22 Minifigures, 19 of which are unique to the set. That means that you have a lot to play with on this surprisingly good-looking and detailed set.

And speaking of details, there is so much going on on each and every level of this build.

From a lookout point, to the gardens spread across various levels, to a separate garden that can be positioned wherever is best, there’s just so much going on.

You might not be a fan of Ninjago, but this LEGO set’s intricacy and eye-catching nature make it one of the most surprisingly stunning sets on this list!

And the high piece count makes it a long but fun build that never gets boring!

Overall, if you want a colorful, exciting, and detailed LEGO set with a lot of play value, then the Ninjago City Gardens is exactly what you’re looking for.

8. 10299 Real Madrid – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (5876 pieces)

Real Madrid – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium LEGO set

Set number: 10299
Price (rrp): $399.99 / £309.99
No. of pieces: 5876
Price per piece: $0.06 / £0.05
Release date: 1st March 2022
Retire date: N/A

It’s not easy making a complicated structure into a relatively small LEGO set.

LEGO bricks are only so big, and there’s a good chance that it could end up looking too blocky or almost pixelated.

Having said that, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium has translated amazingly well into a LEGO set.

They utilized a lot of curved and rounded pieces to smooth over what would otherwise be sharp edges.

Similarly, a lot of the seating in the stadium is made up of flat-topped pieces that imply that there are thousands upon thousands of seats in there.

Outside the stadium itself, there are even little trees and a truck that helps sell the massive scale of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Minifigures-wise, there are none included in this set. Perhaps the Real Madrid football team would have made sense – or at least a few of the players and maybe some fans.

The set isn’t any less excellent for not having them there, but it would have been a nice addition.

While there are no Minifigures, this set has a few unique things that keep it interesting. For example, there is a piece with Real Madrid printed on it.

Overall, this is an intricate and surprisingly detailed, and complex set. While it might not be for everyone, lovers of architecture will find it an alluring set.

Also, it’s a must-buy for fans of Real Madrid and those who frequent the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

7. 10256 Taj Mahal (5923 pieces)

Taj Mahal LEGO set

Set number: 10256
Price (rrp): $369.99 / £299.99
No. of pieces: 5923
Price per piece: $0.06 / £0.05
Release date: 1st December 2017
Retire date: 31st December 2020

The Taj Mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world, and LEGO tackling a structure like this is no small feat.

There are a lot of ways it could have gone wrong or looked bad, but they put time, effort, and a large number of pieces into making it just right.

One thing that we do find impressive is how LEGO has found a cool way to recreate the rounded domes on top of the main Taj Mahal structure.

Granted, it’s not perfect, but it works insanely well, even close up!

If we were to add just one thing though, it would possibly be a little bit more of the grounds around the base, for example, the luscious green grass and trees, and the famous long pond.

There are also no Minifigures included in this set. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but maybe a tourist family or something like that would have given Minifigure collectors a reason to buy it.

Overall though, the Taj Mahal LEGO set has taken something incredible and scaled it down to a tabletop-sized delight.

Despite its lack of grounds around it, or accompanying Minifigures, it’s still one awesome LEGO set.

6. 71043 Hogwarts Castle (6020 pieces)

Hogwarts Castle LEGO set

Set number: 71043
Price (rrp): $469.99 / £369.99
No. of pieces: 6020
Price per piece: $0.07 / £0.06
Release date: 1st September 2018
Retire date: 31st December 2022

We’re going to take our second dive into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this time with the Hogwarts Castle!

There’s something about this particular set that makes it particularly eye-catching. We’re not quite sure what it is, though!

Perhaps it’s the juxtaposition of the linear block work of the castle and the craggy rocks towards the base of the build.

Maybe it’s the shapes and details of a set like this. The various towers, courtyard, and bridges give it a sense of complexity and scale that LEGO have nailed!

Alongside the main build, you also get a micro build of Hagrid’s hut, a small spider (possibly Aragog, Hagrid’s eight-legged friend), the Whomping Willow tree, and five small boats with oars that the students use to get to the castle.

To add to the specialness of the Hogwarts Castle, it comes with 28 unique Minifigures – ALL of which are exclusive to the set! That’s a pretty incredible feat!

Overall, this is a brilliant LEGO set for two reasons: Firstly, the fact that it’s a Harry Potter set with 28 unique Minifigures is special in itself, and secondly, it is an architecturally complicated and detailed LEGO set that builders will love whether they are a fan of the franchise or not.

5. 75313 Ultimate Collector’s Series AT-AT (6785 pieces)

Ultimate Collector’s Series AT-AT LEGO set

Set number: 75313
Price (rrp): $849.99 / £699.99
No. of pieces: 6785
Price per piece: $0.12 / £0.10
Release date: 26th November 2021
Retire date: N/A

The AT-AT (otherwise known as the All Terrain Armored Transport) is one of the most terrifyingly iconic ground vehicles of the Star Wars saga.

LEGO have knocked it out of the park with this set, and standing at 24.5 inches tall – or just over 2 ft – it’s certainly an impressive LEGO specimen.

It is also mechanized, being able to walk at a steady rate. A lot of the pieces go into making this mechanism work pretty smoothly.

The overall result is fantastic though, and it moves very much like you’d expect an AT-AT to move – with that lumbering, robotic gait.

LEGO made sure they included each and every little detail, including a small flap on the underbelly that Luke Skywalker cut into.

Also, the interior of the AT-AT is nicely designed. They had more free rein to do what they wanted with the interior of the main hold though, as it was never seen on-screen.

There are also two white speeder bikes that sit snugly in the rear of the vehicle.

On top of all that, the Ultimate Collecter’s Series AT-AT comes with 9 LEGO Star Wars Minifigures – 4 of which are unique to the set!

There are also two white speeder bikes that sit snugly in the rear of the vehicle.

Overall the LEGO AT-AT is an imposing set, made all the more special and unique by its ability to walk and move.

4. 75192 Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon (7541 pieces)

Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon LEGO set

Set number: 75192
Price (rrp): $849.99 / £699.99
No. of pieces: 7541
Price per piece: $0.11 / £0.09
Release date: 1st October 2017
Retire date: N/A

With 7541 pieces, the Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon is the single biggest LEGO Star Wars set ever released.

It comes with two radar dishes; one round, and one rectangular. But this one simple change means you can make it either an Original Trilogy Millennium Falcon or a Sequel Trilogy Millennium Falcon.

It comes with 8 Minifigures, two of which can’t be found in any other sets.

These Minifigures can be placed throughout the Millennium Falcon, with the cockpit being the most obvious choice.

As for the actual Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon itself, it’s a monster of a LEGO build. Most of the bricks can be found in the internal structure.

They went out of their way to ensure that no part of this build was flimsy or could fail and ensured that each and every detail was as faithful to the Star Wars Saga source material as possible.

In fact, the back portion of the Millennium Falcon opens up to reveal the main hold/cargo area, including the famous holochess table.

It’s a supremely strong structure and a surprising feat of engineering and lateral thinking.

Overall this is an incredible set and one that’s totally worth getting if you have the room for it.

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3. 10276 Colosseum (9036 pieces)

Colosseum LEGO set

Set number: 10276
Price (rrp): $549.99 / £439.99
No. of pieces: 9036
Price per piece: $0.06 / £0.04
Release date: 27th November 2020
Retire date: N/A

If you want to talk about LEGO sets with an absolutely earth-shattering amount of detail, then the Colosseum is the set for you.

Built to look just like the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, it features all manner of intricate brickwork.

LEGO made sure that they got everything right from the tiered stands to the boulders that surround the structure.

And that attention to detail paid off in spades! Sitting on a round gray base, the Colosseum would make a great centerpiece or talking point.

It draws the eye and almost begs you to go exploring into the various nooks and crannies of the build.

While the color is pretty flat and monotone, the way it interacts with light gives it some depth.

The relatively boring sandy beige bricks are brought to life by the shadows cast in the recesses of the structure.

While we realize that might sound a little pretentious or like we’re overthinking things, we feel like we owe it to the designers of the incredible LEGO Colosseum set to truly appreciate it for what it is.

2. 10294 Titanic (9090 pieces)

Titanic LEGO set

Set number: 10294
Price (rrp): $679.99 / £554.99
No. of pieces: 9090
Price per piece: $0.07 / £0.06
Release date: 8th November 2021
Retire date: N/A

The Titanic is a LEGO set that is a special kind of awesome. Not only does it faithfully scale down the proportions of the real ‘unsinkable’ vessel, but it also gets in a lot of the tiny, intricate details.

There are plenty of lifeboats that can be attached to the side, and the detailing on the bow and stern of the set really gives it a sense of scale.

The small windows that stretch along the side also make it feel like a BIG beast of a set.

One of the nicest features is the string used for the rigging. It stretched from the front to the back of the set and is locked down in three separate places on each side.

Similarly, the four colorful stacks are also weathered down.

It’s little things like that that really bring this LEGO set to life.

Measuring in at over 53 inches (135 cm) long, it’s undeniably a long LEGO set. Luckily they have provided 6 supports that hold it in place, so you can display it.

Overall, the Titanic is an impressive and extensive set, and the results are as breathtaking and amazing as the luxury liner itself!

1. 31203 World Map (11,695 pieces)

World Map LEGO set

Set number: 31203
Price (rrp): $249.99 / £219.99
No. of pieces: 11,695
Price per piece: $0.02 / £0.01
Release date: 1st June 2021
Retire date: N/A

With well over 2000 more pieces than the Titanic set, the 11,695-piece LEGO World Map is the biggest set ever released. And this one really is a complex and time consuming build.

Measuring in at 25.5 inches (65cm) high and 40.5 inches (104 cm) wide, it is basically a flat rectangular plate upon which you can stick your various small circular flat studs.

It is also 130 studs wide by 80 studs high if you’d rather measure it that way!

When you arrange them in a specific order you get a truly amazing-looking map that can be hung on the wall. That’s right – it’s as much a piece of art as it is a LEGO set!

Overall there’s not too much to say about the World Map – it’s pretty clear why the piece count is so high!

While it might not be a set that everyone will get excited about, it’s still certainly an interesting and complex one!

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The biggest LEGO sets…in numbers!

We’ve given you our detailed, in depths thoughts and feelings on these sets, but we thought we’d make things a little easier.

Take a look at this table to see how the sets stack up against each other!

75978 Diagon Alley55442020$449.99 / £349.99
71741 NINJAGO City Gardens55852021$349.99 / £264.99
10299 Real Madrid – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium58762022$399.99 / £309.99
10256 Taj Mahal59232017$369.99 / £299.99
71043 Hogwarts Castle60202018$469.99 / £369.99
75313 Ultimate Collector Series AT-AT67852021$849.99 / £699.99
75192 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon75412017$849.99 / £699.99
10276 Colosseum90362020$549.99 / £439.99
10294 Titanic90902021$679.99 / £554.99
31203 World Map 11,6952021$249.99 / £219.99

Oh, and for those who are wondering (and we know that there will be some people out there), if you were to buy all 10 sets from this list, you’d have a total of 73,095 pieces.

Furthermore, if you were to buy them all at recommended retail price, it would set you back a whopping $4369.90, or £4209.90!

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Final thoughts

There really are some incredibly large LEGO sets out there!

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you like, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of architecture, history, sport, or franchises such as Harry Potter and Star Wars.

There’s definitely some prestige to buying and completing such expansive sets with SO many pieces, and it says a lot about a person and their patience level if they have the time and energy to put into these constructions.

It’s difficult to decide which is the best of these huge sets, though we’d have to plump for either the Ultimate Collector Series AT-AT (5th place), the Colosseum (3rd place), or the Titanic (2nd place).

The detailing of the Colosseum set is mind-boggling and practically looks like the real thing. Somehow LEGO made their product look even older and more blocky than it already is!

The Titanic set is just magnificent, and its length and scale really do take your breath away.

Both the real-life luxury cruise liner and the LEGO replica really are architectural marvels.

Finally, the Ultimate Collector Series AT-AT combines what we like about both the Colosseum and the Titanic. The detailing is absolutely first-rate, and the size is something to behold!

Yes, these big LEGO sets do often come at a big price, BUT it’s totally worth it.

Each and every one of them looks and feels incredible, and being able to masterfully put one together is an achievement in itself!

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