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Top Ten LEGO Sets for Adults and Kids

Updated on January 9, 2011
Amazing Lego Sets
Amazing Lego Sets

Lego Sets

Ever since I was a child I loved playing with LEGO.  While a lot of the time I would make up my own creations I also loved to build up some of the LEGO sets.  Over time the number of Lego sets has grown to the thousands, from space aged LEGO to LEGO Pirates.

With Lego sets you can recreate your own fantasy world, build up a town of your own design, or even build scenes from some of the worlds greatest films.  With Lego you can create Lego Starwars scenes or LEGO Indiana Jones fights right from the movie, or you can even create your own scenes, how you think the film should have gone!

The Best Lego Sets

My top ten Lego sets bring together some of the best Lego games you can buy for you or your children. Whether they are in to space travel, or defending a fortress from invaders. Lego makes an amazing gift, and will keep your children, and yourself entertained for hours on end!

If you are looking to buy a LEGO set then you amy want to take a look at the options available, and which would suit you or your children. Some people do prefer to build their own sets from scratch without following instructions. However even if you do buy a LEGO set with instructions, that does not mean that you necessarily have to follow them. You can use the basic board and build your own LEGO world around it!

The flexability of LEGO sets make them an ideal gift for any child who wants to express their creative side. 

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Lego Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, one of the best Lego games.
Lego Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, one of the best Lego games.

10) Lego Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

One of the best Lego sets in my opinion is from the Lego Indiana Jones series. Lego Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a great Lego set for adults and children alike. You can spend hours building the Lego temple of Doom set, but spend even more time playing it!

While some kids might not know the older Indiana Jones films, but this could be a great way to introduce them to the fantastic Indiana Jones Quadrilogy. I have to admit a little personal bias in this, since I have always been a huge fan of the Indiana Jones films. The Lego Indiana Jones lego sets allow you to bring in the best parts from the films, and make up your own adventures!

The Lego Indiana Jones sets are an amazing way to feed your childrens imagination, while teaching them how to build with Lego, and follow instructions.

Great Lego Police Station Set

LEGO Police Station
LEGO Police Station

9) Lego Police Station Set

If your children have any Lego city sets at all then the LEGO Police Station set could be a great addition to their collection. The police station can add a whole new level of excitement and adventure to your, or your childrens best lego sets.

While you can get LEGO Space sets, Lego Western Sets and more, sometimes the best sets are those that recreate the world around you. Creating the Lego police station and modifying it to fit your world will provide days of entertainment, and combine incredibly well with any other earth bound Lego sets you may own!

One of the Best Lego Sets

Lego Pirates Loot Island is a great addition to the Lego Pirate Sets!
Lego Pirates Loot Island is a great addition to the Lego Pirate Sets!

8) LEGO Pirates Loot Island

Police chases might be fun, but for the imagination to really take hold NOTHING beats the lego pirate sets. A good starter Lego Pirate set is the LEGO Pirates Loot Island, since every pirate needs a secret Lego Pirate Island to stash their hoard!

The Lego Pirates Loot Island comes awith a pirate, a castaway, and a soldier to help you create a LEGO Pirate battle. The island itself can be customized with a pirate treasure cave, lego treasure and a selection of Lego Palm Trees!  To defend your island the Lego Pirates Loot Island comes with a functioning cannon to keep your enemies at bay!

if your children show an Interest in pirates then the LEGO Pirates Loot Island set could be the perfect childrens game to keep your children entertained.  The Pirates Loot Island Lego set contains all you need to run your pirates home base,.  Dont forget though, every Pirate needs a Lego Pirate Ship to complete the perfect childrens Lego set!

Top Childrens Lego Set

Lego AT-AP Star Wars Set
Lego AT-AP Star Wars Set

7) LEGO Star Wars AT-AP Podwalker

The Lego Star Wars sets have become immensely popular over the last decade, especially since the release of the first three Star Wars films. If you are looking for something to start of your Lego Star Wars collection then you might find the LEGO Star Wars AT-AP Podwalker is the perfect way to start it off.

While there are hundreds of Lego Star Wars sets available to buy online, choosing the right Star Wars lego set can be difficult!

i find that the Lego Star Wars AT-AP podwalker is a great part of the Lego Starwars set, it brings in one of the most Memorable parts of the Starwars films, and provides hours of Lego Star Wars play. The great thing about Lego Starwars sets is that they can be used in any space game your child wants to play, and it is not limited to Star Wars imagination!

Best LEGO Sets

The Lego Eiffel Tower Monument is one of the most stunning Lego Sets from the LEGO Monuments series!
The Lego Eiffel Tower Monument is one of the most stunning Lego Sets from the LEGO Monuments series!

6) LEGO Make & Create Eiffel Tower 1:300

While creating adventures with Lego will keep many children entertained for years. Eventually however they will always want to start building real world things with their Lego Sets.  One of the most visually stunning, and recognisable, Lego Sets is the Lego Eiffel Tower set.

Depicting the French national monument at 1/300th its normal size, the Lego Eiffel Tower set gives children a real insight in to the challenges of building such an immense structure. The Lego monument set is part of the Lego Monument Series, and is both challenging and entertaining.

Of course there are plenty of other Lego Monuments which you can build, including the Lego Taj Mahal which is a beautiful Lego monument creation which will astound your children as they create it.

Pirate LEGO Sets

The Lego Pirate Ship in LEGO Pirates Brickbeard's Bounty is one of the best Lego Pirate Ships available!
The Lego Pirate Ship in LEGO Pirates Brickbeard's Bounty is one of the best Lego Pirate Ships available!

5) LEGO Pirates Brickbeard's Bounty

The Lego pirates series is by far the most entertaining of the LEGO sets in my opinion, I have always loved pirates, and the LEGO Pirate sets give a huge scope for adventure and action with LEGO!

The LEGO Pirates Brickbeard's Bounty provides all the action and adventure of a pirate ship on the high seas. LEGO Pirates Brickbeard's Bounty goes incredibly well with the LEGO Pirates Loot Island, giving your Lego Adventurers a home base for their bountiful treasure!

The Brickbeard's Bounty is an amazing Lego Pirate Ship, which will keep your childrens entertained for months. There are plenty of Lego pirate additions that you can buy to keep the Lego Pirate Ship in a never ending adventure.

If you are looking for a great Lego Pirate set, the Lego Pirates Brickbeard's Bounty is one of the best Lego Pirate Ships to buy for your children!

Best Lego Sets

The Lego Battle on Endor is one of the Best Lego Star Wars Sets!
The Lego Battle on Endor is one of the Best Lego Star Wars Sets!

4) LEGO Star Wars The Battle of Endor

The LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor Set replays one of the greatest Star Wars scenes of all time. The Battle of Endor Lego Set is possibly one of the best Star Wars Lego sets which you can currently buy. It brings together all of the action that you remember from the films, and will captivate any child.

The Lego Star Wars Battle of Endor provides a great scene for your starwars battle, but it looks even better if you place it in with some Lego Jungle sets or other Lego Foliage sets!

With LEGO Star Wars Battle on Endor, you can play your very own Battle on Endor with this amazing Lego Star Wars Set, crafted to replicate scenes from Endor in this stunning lego game set!

Lego Medieval Sets

The LEGO Medieval Village set gives you a perfect setting for your Lego Medieval Sets!
The LEGO Medieval Village set gives you a perfect setting for your Lego Medieval Sets!

3) LEGO Castle Medieval Market Village

The LEGO medieval market village set gives children a great background for any Lego Medieval set they wish to own. Whether it is knights battling it out, or a castle under seige, the lego medieval market village set can give your childrens play a whole new level of scope.

The LEGO Medieval Market village set is one of the best medieval lego sets available. It contains medieval houses, carts and people to give your medieval Lego sets a truly authentic medieval feel.

The Lego Medieval Market Village set is a great stand alone lego set all by itself. This medieval lego set can however easily be incorporated in to any other lego medieval set which your children want, allowing them to build some fantastic medieval scenes, or battle scenes.

Best Lego Sets

The LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 is a great LEGO set where you can build your very own robot!
The LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 is a great LEGO set where you can build your very own robot!

2) LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0

The LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 is a next generation set of LEGO, allowing you to program a real LEGO robot to comply with your commands, or work off of it's own artificial intelligence.  With LEGO Mindstorm you can create a robot of your own design which will walk around your house, or possibly just fall apart.

While you can build your own LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 robot in 30 minutes by following the instructions, it will not take you or your children long to begin modifying NXT 2.0 in to new designs, shapes , and for new utilities.

The Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 set is a little bit more advanced than the average LEGO set, however it is a great progressive step from basic Lego, especially if your children are shoing an interest in computers or programing.

The Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 set provides all the things you need to create a Lego robot, from gears to the CPU.  While Mindstorm Sets are LEGO branded they do not have the usual connections, instead they use the LEGO Technic style connections, which are more adult, and difficult to handle.

All in all the Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 is a great lego set for children aged ten upwards, however some of the set can be rather difficult, so may need adult supervision!

Best Lego Game

The Kings Castle Seige is by far one of the Best Medieval Lego Sets!
The Kings Castle Seige is by far one of the Best Medieval Lego Sets!

1) LEGO Castle King's Castle Siege

The medieval period is a favorite of mine.  The Lego King's Castle siege is one of the best LEGO castle sets that you can find to buy online.  The Lego King's Castle Siege set is an amazing Lego set, especially when combined with the LEGO castle drawbridge.

The Lego King's Castle Siege is one of the best medieval Lego games, and a full lego Castle is one of the best children's lego sets that you can find online.  It will provide infinite entertainment for your children as they explore this intricate castle Lego set.

The LEGO Castle set has over 950 pieces and comes with everything from move able castle walls to a dragon ready to pounce.  The Lego castle has walls, a drawbridge, and a catapult ready to ward off the skeleton attackers.

The Castle Lego King's Castle Siege is both in depth and entertaining as you build your castle and protect it from your enemies.  The Lego Castle is a great children's Lego set with millions of possibilities, whether your King is ruling over your medieval Lego set,

The Best Lego Sets Conclusion.

All in all any of the above Lego sets would be a perfect gift for your child.  Whether you choose a medieval lego set, or a space lego set.  Choosing the best lego set for your child will always be down to their personal preference. 

Whichever lego set your children want, they will be guaranteed to have hours of fun.  Letting your children build up a collection of LEGO sets will provide them with an ever expanding fantasy world which they can immerse themselves in. 

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    • flint3099 profile image


      3 years ago

      The King's Castle Siege was a great set. I love the Lego castle theme. If I had to choose though I would have to say my favorite theme is pirates.

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      Suzanne Day 

      4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I haven't seen the Lego medieval castle set before - this is one I'd like to own for my kids (and me too, I'm a legoholic). Cheers and voted interesting!

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      6 years ago

      i have over 100 set!!!! yeah

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      7 years ago

      im 12 and i love lego so so much my brother had lots and when i was smaller i made house for my dolls. i saw a thing on t.v and it wa no.1 out of 50 for top toys since 1990 up to 2010.WOW WOW

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      7 years ago

      I'm a MASSIVE lego lover. Last Chrissy i got the lego Taj Mahal. 5922 pieces. 5 days. Now that was hard. =)

      But i want something MORE challenging. Can anyone recommend anything??

    • thisisoli profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      You might want to try out the Lego set with the NXT 2, that thing is much more complicated, plus you can continue to work on it afterwards, and teach it to do a whole lot of stuff.

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      7 years ago

      These all seem good for younger ages, but as a teenager I'm not big on legos. The only ones i like are the challenging ones and I have yet to find one that is hard at all. Lego needs to step up their game and create a more intense, thorough series. All of the ones they create nowadays are little people with a big bright smile on their face and is do-able by 2 year olds. So for all of you reading this and looking to find something hard, don't get these and get a life instead.

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      7 years ago

      Legos are fun for all ages. I really like the train sets.

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      7 years ago

      man i just love legos. i never get tired of just randomly fiddling with legos and things just keep getting better with every set. i recently started customizing my lego clone minifigs (check youtube if interested) and just made my very first stop motion! (again check youtube or any video sharing website.

      anyway im looking for some cool new sets to get for the holidays plz comments any ideas. thanks bye!

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      7 years ago from Prague

      I'm still playing a Lego with my daughter.

    • laurenthomas profile image


      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      My personal favourite Lego set is the giant Star Wars Star Destroyer set from a few years back - such a very impressive kit.

      As a child though, I spent many happy hours playing with the Pirate and Castle ranges.

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      8 years ago

      i need to find the pirates exsculisive island one with a bridge help me find it

    • thisisoli profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Glad you liked it, Lego was a passion of mine when I was young, and to be honest I kinda still wish I had some over here in America with me!

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      Dale Mazurek 

      8 years ago from Canada

      What an absolutely terrific Hub. Its so obvious how much time and effort you put into this.

      It brings back so many great memories of my childhood.

      Your hub is now posted on my blog.



    • thisisoli profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Glad you are both fans, the LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 has artificial intelligence as well as motors, it really is brilliant!

      Despite reviewing some of the best LEGO sets here, I still have fond memories of rumaging through boxes full of random Lego bricks to build my creations!

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      8 years ago from On New Footing

      Legos are cool! I saw some really neat things built from Legos at Downtown Disney in Orlando a couple of years ago!

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      Wag The Dog 

      8 years ago

      LEGO has come a long way sense I was a kid. They now have motors in some of them. Lego is a classic that will never grow old. Good job on the Hub. Good luck and God bless. Wag


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