51 Challenging Adult Lego Sets For Master Builders In 2019

Article by Jennifer Lee. Last Updated: Friday, Nov 16, 2018.

LEGO is a brand that transcends age in a way few “Toys” have ever achieved. There are a ton of die-hard LEGO fanatics of all ages, and sets geared towards adults have seen a tremendous rise in recent years.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for an adult lego fan, or shopping for yourself, we’ve rounded up some of the top adult LEGO sets from a variety of collections for you here.

Check them out below, and happy building!

LEGO Architecture Sets

  1. LEGO Architecture - Great Wall of China
  2. Discover the architectural secrets of the world heritage great wall with this LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China set. Explore the ingenious building techniques that allow the structure to drape across thousands of miles of countryside, curving up, down and around mountains and rugged undulating terrain to form a Harmonious blend of nature and architecture.


  3. Lego Architecture New York City
  4. Celebrate the architectural diversity of New York City with this detailed LEGO brick model. The LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection offers models suitable for display in the home and office, and has been developed for all with an interest in travel, architectural culture, history and design. This building blocks set features the Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty, and is finished with a decorative “New York City; nameplate to make the perfect gift.


  5. LEGO Architecture - Sydney Skyline
  6. Recreate the architectural magnificence of Sydney with this realistic LEGO brick model. These models are great display pieces for the home or office. This building blocks gift set features the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower and Deutsche Bank Place, and is finished with a decorative Sydney nameplate.


  7. LEGO Architecture - Arc De Triomphe
  8. Capture the architectural elegance of one of the world's best-known monuments with this impressive LEGO Architecture interpretation of the Arc de Triomphe. This detailed model faithfully reproduces Paris' iconic masterpiece, with statue-adorned pillars, sculptural reliefs and subtle coloring that adds warmth while emphasizing the model's bold lines, curves and contours. It also includes a golden plate to represent the tomb of the unknown Soldier, a LEGO interpretation of the eternal flame and a decorative Arc de Triomphe nameplate.


  9. LEGO Architecture - The Eiffel Tower
  10. Presenting the LEGO Architecture interpretation of one of the most iconic landmarks ever constructed - The Eiffel Tower! Designed and built by French entrepreneur, Gustave Eiffel, the original 324-meter-tall masterpiece of wrought iron engineering formed the grand entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, held in Paris to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.


  11. LEGO Architecture - Lincoln Memorial
  12. Construct a LEGO brick model of the Lincoln Memorial, national monument to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Designed by architect Henry Bacon to resemble a classic Greek temple, the Memorial was officially dedicated to the American people at a ceremony on May 30, 1922, 57 years after Lincoln's death. Today, it remains a hugely popular tourist attraction and is open 24 hours a day to the public.


  13. LEGO Architecture - Seattle Space Needle
  14. Build the iconic Seattle Space Needle and display it prominently in the home or office! This makes a great gift for any adult lego fanatic, and for anyone who loves unique architecture and the Seattle skyline@


  15. LEGO Architecture - London Skyline
  16. Celebrate the architectural diversity of London with this detailed LEGO. brick model. The LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection offers models suitable for display in the home and office, and has been developed for all with an interest in travel, architectural culture, history and design. Each set is scaled to give an accurate representation of the comparative size of each structure, with true-to-life color depiction.


  17. LEGO Architecture - Statue of Liberty
  18. Celebrate a monumental blend of architecture and sculpture with this LEGO Architecture The Statue of Liberty set. America's iconic symbol of freedom stands more than 305 feet above Liberty Island in New York harbor, welcoming seafarers from around the globe.


  19. Lego Architecture United States Capitol Building
  20. Discover the architectural secrets of the iconic United States Capitol Building with this amazing Lego Architecture interpretation that focuses on the structure's neoclassical style facade, steps and lawns, finished with a decorative ""U.S. Capitol"" nameplate. Remove the dome to access the rotunda interior depicting the National Statuary Hall, with columns, 8 statues and tiled floor.


LEGO Technic Sets

  1. LEGO Technic - Bucket Wheel Excavator
  2. Enjoy building and operating this massive 2-in-1 Bucket Wheel Excavator construction toy, the largest LEGO Technic set to date! This awesome, meticulously detailed reproduction of a real-life mining excavator comes with a cool dark-blue and yellow color scheme and an array of authentic features and functions, including hand-railed walkways, huge tracks and a detailed cab.


  3. LEGO Technic - Mack Anthem Semi Truck
  4. Explore state-of-the-art engineering and design with the LEGO Technic 42078 Mack Anthem truck. Developed in partnership with Mack Trucks Inc., this authentic replica model comes with an array of realistic technical details and functions, including front-axle steering, rear wheel drive and a 6 cylinder straight engine with working pistons and spinning radiator fan.


  5. LEGO Technic - Rally Car
  6. Discover awesome detail and design with this amazing 2-in-1 LEGO Technic 42077 Rally Car model, featuring sporty blue, white, red and black bodywork with racing stickers, large rear spoiler, 4 spot lamps and 6-spoke red rims with low-profile tires. This advanced builder set also features a detailed cockpit with racing seats and roll cage, 2-fan engine cooling system, opening hood and rear hatch, and a V6 engine with moving pistons. Rebuild the Rally Car to create a Buggy for a double build and play experience.


  7. LEGO Technic - Bugatti Chiron Race Car
  8. Explore engineering excellence with the LEGO Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron advanced building set. This exclusive model has been developed in partnership with Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S to capture the essence of the quintessential super sports vehicle, resulting in a stunning supercar replica as well as a hot toy for collectible toy car enthusiasts. It comes with gleaming aerodynamic bodywork, logoed spoked rims with low-profile tires, and detailed brake discs.


  9. LEGO Technic - Ocean Explorer
  10. Enjoy seafaring adventures with this LEGO Technic Ocean Explorer set, featuring a ship with a dark-blue, red and white color scheme, plus a buildable submarine with movable arms and spinning propeller, and a buildable helicopter with spinning rotors. The ship features a large captains bridge with radar and funnel detailing, plus a landing pad, working crane and an opening deck hatch for access to the ships hull, complete with bulbous bow and 2 fenders.


  11. LEGO Technic - Porche 911 GT3 RS
  12. Build an incredible LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS and enjoy the engineering excellence of both this set and the car which it models. This set makes an incredible gift for both Porsche and Lego fans alike, and is sure to be a hit at Christmas, Birthdays, or any other special occasion!


  13. LEGO Technic Black Champion Racer
  14. The smooth lines of the LEGO Technic Black Champion Racer can only mean one thing. speed! Pull the super-sleek car back, release and watch it shoot forwards! The black and orange color scheme makes it look even cooler and there's a sticker sheet of chrome decals to add even more detail. For an even more action-packed play experience, combine your model with 42027 Desert Racer to build a Race Truck with 2 pull-back motors!.


  15. LEGO Technic - Fire Plane
  16. Perform massive water drops with the awesome 2-in-1 LEGO Technic Fire Plane! Douse wildfires with the LEGO Fire Plane, featuring spinning propeller, water drop function and joystick-controlled elevators and ailerons. Take to the skies for aerial firefighting adventures with the awesome 2-in-1 LEGO Technic Fire Plane!


LEGO Creator Sets

  1. LEGO Creator Expert - Taj Mahal
  2. Build and discover the LEGO Creator Expert Taj Mahal. The huge ivory-white marble mausoleum, located in the Indian city of Agra is renowned as one of the worlds architectural wonders. It was commissioned in 1631 by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, the Empress Mumtaz Mahal. This relaunched 2008 LEGO interpretation features the structures 4 facades with sweeping arches, balconies and arched windows.


  3. LEGO Creator Expert - Volkswagen T1 Camper Van
  4. Road trips will never be the same again with the iconic 1962 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van. This authentic camper van is a replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962. Every iconic feature is here! On the outside, the terrific detailing includes V shape three-way color split at the front, rounded roof and window frames, opening safari windshield, opening doors, iconic pop-up roof with textile curtain surround, roof rack, rear side air intake vents and lots more!


  5. LEGO Creator Expert - Ferrari F40 Construction Set
  6. Get up close to one of the worlds greatest supercars-the Ferrari F40! This awesome LEGO Creator Expert construction set replica of the iconic sports car with its sleek aerodynamic lines, distinctive rear spoiler and racing-red bodywork is packed with authentic brick-built details, including pop-up headlights, side air intakes and a vented rear hatch that opens to reveal a twin-turbocharged, 90-degree V8 engine!


  7. LEGO Creator - Pet Shop
  8. Greet customers with a menagerie of pets and let them treat them with a selection of toys and supplies. The pet shop building features a hinged staircase for easy access, upper apartment with kitchenette and upper loft overlooking the open plan interior below. To the side, the tastefully appointed townhouse features a detailed ground floor with accessories and spiral staircase leading to the upper floor.


    Experience the majestic carousel with a wealth of delightful features, including a large textile canopy, ornate reflective rounding boards with blue and gold detailing, reflective center panels, and a 2-tier deck comprising a raised boarding platform with handrail and a main platform with 5 buildable animal rides, including a white Swan and 4 moving animals. Turn the crank and see the elephant, Tiger, Flamingo and frog move up and down as the carousel rotates.


  9. LEGO Creator Expert - Volkswagen Beetle
  10. Celebrate the iconic VW Beetle with this awesome LEGO Creator Expert reproduction. This detailed model comprises a number of special features and elements that help recreate the distinctive Beetle characteristics, including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank.


  11. LEGO Creator Expert - London Bus
  12. Celebrate iconic design with this charming double-decker London bus, featuring a wealth of authentic details, including a bright-red color scheme, Panoramic windshield, specially made standard-tread tires, destination sign, and an open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the upper Sightseeing deck.


  13. LEGO Creator Expert - Downtown Diner
  14. Drop in at the LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner, where youll discover a healthy portion of fun and surprises. This impressive assembly kit for adults features removable building sections for easy access to the detailed interior comprised of a ground-level 1950s-style diner with a large curved front window, red bar stools, jukebox, counter and an open-plan kitchen.


  15. LEGO Creator Expert - Parisian Restaurant
  16. Its very busy in the Parisian Restaurant. As a scooter zips by, inside the waiter rushes between the tables as the nervous young man gets ready to propose with the ring! Its just as hectic behind the scenes, with the chef busily preparing the food. This beautifully detailed building is the setting for so many stories and is a great addition to the modular building series. The Parisian Restaurant has a fully-stocked, blue and white tiled kitchen with tableware as well as a cozy apartment with pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace.


  17. LEGO Creator Expert - Detective's Office
  18. Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the LEGO Creator Expert Detectives Office! Step through the open archway and into the barbershop, where seated customers are pampered in the reflection of a large wall mirror, while next door, competitors play pool and darts beneath the comforting whir of a rotating ceiling fan. Venture to the first floor and youll find the detectives office, his desk strewn with clues, a safe containing valuable evidence and a concealed wall compartment.


LEGO Ideas Sets

  1. LEGO Ideas - Ship in a Bottle
  2. Continue a nautical tradition when you build the LEGO Ideas 21313 Ship in a Bottle, featuring a highly detailed ship with the captains quarters, cannons, masts, crows nest and printed sail elements. Place the ship inside the LEGO brick-built bottle with a buildable cork, wax seal element and water-style elements inside, then display the model on the stand featuring the ships Leviathan nameplate, built-in compass (non-functioning) with compass rose and spinning needle, and globe elements. This construction toy also includes a booklet about the fan creator and LEGO designers of this wonderfully nostalgic set.


  3. LEGO Ideas - NASA Apollo Saturn V
  4. Display and role-play with this majestic meter-high LEGO brick 6224324 of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the s-ivb third stage with the lunar lander and lunar Orbiter. The set also includes 3 stands to display the 6224324 horizontally, 3 new-for-june-2017 Astronaut micro figures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.


  5. LEGO Ideas - Old Fishing Store
  6. Visit the beachside old fishing store, featuring a shop packed with fishing-themed elements, and a connected watchtower with a 360-degree viewing balcony and office on the lower level. Ideal for display and role-play, this 6204049 has 2 removable roofs, an opening back wall in the shop for easy access, 4 minifigures, cat and 3 seagull figures, as well as loads of other cool details and elements to fire up the imagination.


  7. LEGO Ideas - Doctor Who
  8. Build, display and role play with Doctor Who! Go time-travelling with this LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set featuring opening TARDIS, console room, Clara Oswald, Daleks and a Weeping Angel. Construct a stunningly detailed LEGO version of the iconic TARDIS and role-play the Doctors time-travel adventures! Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members, this set is based on the BBCs popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord - the Doctor - exploring the universe in a blue police box.


  9. LEGO Ideas - Voltron
  10. It's time to defend the universe so get ready to form LEGO Ideas 21311 voltage, the biggest buildable LEGO Mech ever! this awesome set features buildable and highly posable black, blue, yellow, red and green Lion toys with specially designed, extra-strong joints to combine them all and create the voltage Super robot, plus a huge silver-colored sword and shield that attach firmly to Voltron's hands. Ideal for display or to recreate thrilling action from the original 1980S Japanese anime Voltron TV series and the modern dreamworks Voltron: legendary Defender series.


  11. LEGO The Big Bang Theory Building Kit
  12. Build Leonard and Sheldon's living room for display and role play! Construct the detailed LEGO Ideas version of Leonard and Sheldon's living room from hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory including 7 minifigures. Includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy and Bernadette. Features Leonard and Sheldon's living room with all the iconic elements from the sitcom, including a telescope, whiteboard, DNA display model and various ornaments.


  13. LEGO - Ghostbusters Ecto-1
  14. Celebrate 30 years of ghost-busting action with the iconic Ghostbusters Ecto-1 car! Selected by LEGO Ideas members (formerly known as CUUSOO), this fun and iconic vehicle from the blockbuster 80s movie is fully loaded with all the paranormal detection equipment needed to track down those ghastly ghosts. It also features cool Ghostbusters logo decoration, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures.


LEGO Star Wars Sets

  1. LEGO Star Wars - Ultimate Millennium Falcon
  2. Welcome to the largest, most detailed LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon model ever createdin fact, with 7,500 pieces its one of our biggest LEGO models, period! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solos unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station.


  3. LEGO Star Wars - First Order Heavy Assault Walker
  4. Add a fearsome walker to your LEGO Star Wars First Order army with the Heavy Assault Walker. This awesome model, based on the walker from the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VIII movie, features tough armor-plate detailing, posable legs, posable head with opening minifigure cockpit and spring-loaded shooters, an aimable rapid-fire stud shooter on top, and detachable canisters that can be released from the rear of the walker. There's also a storage compartment at the side with extra stud ammo and an opening hold to the rear with space for a minifigure and extra missile ammo. This amazing set also includes 5 minifigures.


  5. LEGO Star Wars - Kylo Ren's Tie Fighter
  6. Create your own LEGO Star Wars: Episode VIII battle adventures with Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter. This model features large wings, red exhaust detailing, an opening minifigure cockpit and trigger-activated spring-loaded shooters. The set also includes 3 minifigures and a BB-9E figure.


  7. LEGO Star Wars - X-Wing Starfighter
  8. Lead the Rebel attack with the LEGO Star Wars 75218 X-Wing Star fighter. This detailed 6212799 has retractable landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit with a fire extinguisher behind the seat, stud shooters on the side and wing-mounted spring-loaded shooters, space for R2-D2, and a new-for-august-2018 lever function to transition the wings between cruise and attack modes. What's more, this great 6212799 also comes with extra stickers and tiles to transform it from Luke Skywalkers red five into biggs darklighter red three X-Wing so of course Luke and biggs LEGO mini figures and their astromech droids are included!


  9. LEGO Star Wars - Imperial TIE Fighter
  10. Engage the enemy with the LEGO Star Wars 75211 Imperial TIE Fighter! This brick-built version of the Galactic Empires iconic attack craft has a highly detailed design, including sturdy wings, opening minifigure cockpit and access hatch, and 2 spring-loaded shooters. This great building toy Star Wars gift also includes 4 LEGO Star Wars figures, including Han Solo and his accomplice Tobias Beckett.


  11. LEGO Star Wars - First Order Star Destroyer
  12. Embark on galactic Star Wars: Episode VIII adventures with the First Order Star Destroyer. This huge model features armor-like panels on the outside, transparent-element engine detailing at the back and 8 side-facing stud shooters. Open out the top panels to reveal the detailed interior, featuring a working elevator leading to Snoke's command center with a seat and mini hologram figure, bridge with seating for the crew, conference area with buildable medical droid and BB-9E droid, and a passageway leading to a detailed control room. There's even a carry handle to take the play action into hyperspeed! This stellar set includes 5 minifigures and 2 droids.


  13. LEGO Star Wars - BB-8
  14. This faithfully reproduced LEGO Star Wars incarnation of the diminutive BB-8 droid from the new Star Wars movie trilogy makes the perfect gift for any Star Wars or LEGO fan. Turn one wheel at the side to rotate the detailed head, and another to open the access hatch and extend the 'welding torch'. This faithfully reproduced model also comes with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 figure, making it a great display piece for any bedroom or office.


  15. LEGO Star Wars - Y-Wing Starfighter
  16. Expand your Rebel fleet with this iconic Y-Wing Starfighter LEGO Star Wars toy. The unmistakable workhorse of the Rebel Alliance has been faithfully reproduced with LEGO bricks and features many play starters, including retractable landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit, rotating guns, dual spring-loaded shooters, and gearwheel-operated bomb-drop function. This great model also comes with a weapons loader with turning crane and extra ammo for even more immersive play. Includes four mini figures and a droid figure.


  17. LEGO Star Wars - Snow Speeder
  18. Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snow Speeder. This LEGO interpretation of the iconic Speeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V the empire strikes back has all the details you'd expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snow Speeder pilot and Rebel Snow Speeder gunner minifigures. This 6224306 also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.


  19. LEGO Star Wars - Slave I
  20. Track down fugitives with legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett aboard the powerful Slave I! This exclusive LEGO Star Wars model features a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, plus dual shooters and hidden blasters to repel attackers. Reenact the capture of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and take off from Bespin with the carbonite-imprisoned Rebel hero in the cargo hold. Attach the stand to display this iconic ship in characteristic upright flight. Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtrooper and Han Solo.


  21. LEGO Star Wars - Captain Rex's AT-TE
  22. The Imperial Inquisitor Fifth Brother and his Stormtrooper accomplice are trying to board Captain Rex's modified AT-TE and take control! This old AT-TE might not be much to look at, but it's got cranes, ladders and a top-mounted gun! Help Rex and his clone friends, Commander Gregor and Commander Wolffe, keep their Imperial foes at bay for as long as it takes aboard this great LEGO Star Wars toy!


LEGO Harry Potter Sets

  1. LEGO Harry Potter - Hogwarts Castle
  2. Build the magic of the wizarding world of Harry Potter with this incredible Hogwarts Castle building set. This fantastic kit is made up of over 6000 pieces, which puts it high on the list of the biggest and best Lego sets available! A great gift for any adult for Christmas, Birthdays, or any other special occasion.


  3. LEGO Harry Potter - Hogwarts Great Hall
  4. Build and recreate a magical fantasy realm from the Harry Potter movies with this detailed 4-Level LEGO 75954 Hogwarts great Hall Harry Potter building kit, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables and reversible house banners, plus the grand staircase tower with a spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, mirror of erised and lots of magical artifact accessory elements. This fantasy role-playing castle toy includes 10 mini figures and buildable basilisk and Fawkes creatures, plus Hedwig and scabbard figures.


  5. LEGO Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
  6. Step aboard the iconic LEGO Harry Potter 75955 Hogwarts Express train from Kings Cross Station. This action-packed building set features a railway bridge with a clock and steps leading to Platform 9, moving brick wall entrance, Wanted poster and Daily Prophet newspapers, plus a train toy and carriage with 4 seats and removable side panel and roof. Order candy from the Trolley Witch, fly the Dementor into the carriage and recreate fantasy realm scenes from blockbuster Harry Potter movies.


  7. LEGO Harry Potter - Hogwarts Whomping Willow
  8. Help Harry and Ron race to Hogwarts in this action-packed LEGO Harry Potter 75953 Hogwarts whomping Willow set, as seen in Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. Fly the Ford Anglia into the spinning branches of the whomping Willow, then help the young wizards escape to join Hermione at Hogwarts, featuring a Dormitory, potions classroom, Professor Snape's office and an owlery. This fantastic Harry Potter building kit includes 6 mini figures and a Hedwig owl figure.


  9. LEGO Harry Potter - Quidditch Match
  10. Catch the Golden Snitch and win the match for Gryffindor! Marcus Flint and the Slytherin team are winning! Gryffindor's only chance to win is if Harry Potter is the first Seeker to catch the Golden Snitch! Beat the bludgers away, soar through goal posts, a tower or over the stands, fire catapults, catch the Snitch, then fly away through the Hufflepuff Tower with the trophy!


  11. LEGO Harry Potter - The Knight Bus
  12. Harry and his owl Hedwig need a lift back to Hogwarts, but as the purple, triple-decker Knight Bus screeches to a halt beside them, are they ready for the bumpiest ride in the wizarding world? Set includes Stan Shunpike, Ernie Prang and Shrunken Head. Rebuilds into a London bus or regular bus.


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