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LEGO's BIGGEST Sets Ever Produced: A List of ALL Sets Over 1,000 Pieces!

Updated on September 23, 2016
Lego Grand Carousel
Lego Grand Carousel

A Brief History of Lego

Ever since Ole Kirk Christiansen acquired his first plastic injection molding machine and began creating modular plastic toys back in 1947, Lego sets have gotten bigger and bigger.

Not only are these large Lego sets getting bigger, but they are also getting much more detailed! To date, there have been 128 sets (not including Duplo, Technic, Dacta, bulk boxes, combo packs, etc) manufactured and sold in the US that contain 1,000 pieces or more.

Approximately 95% of these have been released since 2005, so keep checking back to see the newest creations released as there are sure to be more in the months and years to come!

Top 10 Largest Lego Sets Ever Manufactured (By Brick Count)

  1. The Lego Taj Mahal (10189) contains 5,922 Lego pieces and is the largest set ever sold to date. The Taj Mahal was released in 2008.
  2. The Lego Ultimate Millenium Falcon (10179) has 5,195 pieces. The Ultimate Millennium Falcon was released in 2007.
  3. The Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) includes 4,634 pieces. The Firehouse Headquarters was released in 2016.
  4. The Lego Tower Bridge (10214) includes 4,287 pieces. The Tower Bridge was released in 2010.
  5. The Lego Big Ben (10253) includes 4,163 pieces. The Big Ben set was released in 2016.
  6. The Lego Death Star (10188) consists of 3,803 pieces. The Death Star was released in 2008.
  7. The Lego Death Star II (10143) contains 3,441 pieces. The Death Star II was released in 2005.
  8. The Lego Eiffel Tower (10181) has 3,428 pieces. The Eiffel Tower was released in 2007.
  9. The Lego Sandcrawler (75059) includes 3,296 pieces. The Sandcrawler was released in 2014.
  10. The Lego Grand Carousel (10196) consists of 3,263 pieces. The Grand Carousel was released in 2009.

(Recently bumped off the list sets include the Lego Super Star Destroyer with 3,152 pieces; the Lego Imperial Destroyer with 3,096 pieces; the Lego Sydney Opera House with 2,989 pieces; and the Lego Statue of Liberty with 2,882 pieces.)

My Lego Story...

As a child, my parents could not afford to buy us toys but my grandparents gave us some Lego sets and my parents told us we could have any toy in the world we wanted - we just had to make it from our Lego bricks. Later my mom purchased a huge bin of Legos at a garage sale for $20 and we were set for years to come.

When I was 12 I wrote to Lego to ask what I had to do to work there when I grew up. They actually wrote me a very nice letter back! While I don't work for Lego today, I am an artist and often use Lego bricks in my work and with my students. The Statue of Liberty was the first big Lego set I ever built. One day I was wondering how many other large sets had been created and I figured that a lot of other people were asking that same question. So, this is my compilation of the largest Lego sets ever made! I hope you enjoy these great creations as much as I do and help pass on a love of Lego to others.

Lego Taj Mahal
Lego Taj Mahal

Want to See What These Great Sets Look Like?

All sets containing 1,000+ pieces are listed in one of the following 6 Picture Galleries:

- Famous Structures

- Modulars

- Star Wars (including Clone Wars)

- Movie Themes (other than Star Wars)

- Boats, Planes, Trains (and other moving vehicles)

- "Other" Large Lego Sets Over 1,000 Pieces

Many of the photo galleries contain dozens of pictures, so please be sure to scroll through them all!

Listed along with each photo is the name, set number, year of release and the number of pieces. Enjoy!

FAMOUS STRUCTURES - Based on the world's most famous structures, these Lego sets are as detailed as they are large in size!

The very first large Lego set I ever built was the Statue of Liberty and it was incredible! I think I displayed that thing for over a year before I finally disassembled it to build other things. Currently, I own the Taj Mahal and the Tower Bridge although I am thinking about getting the Eiffel Tower to better round out the collection.

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Sydney Opera House (10234) Released 2013. 2,989 pieces!Taj Mahal (10189) Released 2008. 5,922 pieces!Statue of Libery (3450) Released 2000. 2,882 pieces!Tower Bridge (10214) Released 2010. 4,287 pieces!Eiffel Tower (10181) Released 2007. 3,428 pieces!Big Ben (10253)  Released 2016.  4,163 pieces!
Sydney Opera House (10234) Released 2013. 2,989 pieces!
Sydney Opera House (10234) Released 2013. 2,989 pieces!
Taj Mahal (10189) Released 2008. 5,922 pieces!
Taj Mahal (10189) Released 2008. 5,922 pieces!
Statue of Libery (3450) Released 2000. 2,882 pieces!
Statue of Libery (3450) Released 2000. 2,882 pieces!
Tower Bridge (10214) Released 2010. 4,287 pieces!
Tower Bridge (10214) Released 2010. 4,287 pieces!
Eiffel Tower (10181) Released 2007. 3,428 pieces!
Eiffel Tower (10181) Released 2007. 3,428 pieces!
Big Ben (10253)  Released 2016.  4,163 pieces!
Big Ben (10253) Released 2016. 4,163 pieces!

MODULARS - Debuting in 2007, this series has become a hit around the world. These period structures are called "modulars" because the various floors lift off.

The very first Lego modular I ever built was the Cafe Corner and it is still my favorite although the Parisian Restaurant is a close second. I currently own all of the Lego Modulars except for Market Street as I built that one but didn't really like it. However, I had waited for collector prices to rise on Market Street and ended up selling it for a premium which covered my next four modulars when they each came out!

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Cafe Corner (10182) Released 2007. 2,040 pieces!Market Street (10190) Released 2007. 1,236 pieces.Green Grocer (10185) Released 2008. 2,335 pieces!Fire Brigade (10197) Released 2009. 2,216 pieces!Grand Emporium (10211) Released 2010. 2,154 pieces!Pet Shop (10218) Released 2011. 2,014 pieces!Town Hall (10224) Released 2012. 2,732 pieces!Palace Cinema (10232) Released 2013. 2,169 pieces!Parisian Restaurant (10243)  Released in 2014.  2,469 pieces!Detective Agency (10246) Released 2015.  2,262 pieces!Brick Bank (10251)  Released 2016.  2,380 pieces!Mini Modulars (10230) Released 2012. 1,355 pieces. (Perfect for those lacking the funds (or space!) for the large sets.)
Cafe Corner (10182) Released 2007. 2,040 pieces!
Cafe Corner (10182) Released 2007. 2,040 pieces!
Market Street (10190) Released 2007. 1,236 pieces.
Market Street (10190) Released 2007. 1,236 pieces.
Green Grocer (10185) Released 2008. 2,335 pieces!
Green Grocer (10185) Released 2008. 2,335 pieces!
Fire Brigade (10197) Released 2009. 2,216 pieces!
Fire Brigade (10197) Released 2009. 2,216 pieces!
Grand Emporium (10211) Released 2010. 2,154 pieces!
Grand Emporium (10211) Released 2010. 2,154 pieces!
Pet Shop (10218) Released 2011. 2,014 pieces!
Pet Shop (10218) Released 2011. 2,014 pieces!
Town Hall (10224) Released 2012. 2,732 pieces!
Town Hall (10224) Released 2012. 2,732 pieces!
Palace Cinema (10232) Released 2013. 2,169 pieces!
Palace Cinema (10232) Released 2013. 2,169 pieces!
Parisian Restaurant (10243)  Released in 2014.  2,469 pieces!
Parisian Restaurant (10243) Released in 2014. 2,469 pieces!
Detective Agency (10246) Released 2015.  2,262 pieces!
Detective Agency (10246) Released 2015. 2,262 pieces!
Brick Bank (10251)  Released 2016.  2,380 pieces!
Brick Bank (10251) Released 2016. 2,380 pieces!
Mini Modulars (10230) Released 2012. 1,355 pieces. (Perfect for those lacking the funds (or space!) for the large sets.)
Mini Modulars (10230) Released 2012. 1,355 pieces. (Perfect for those lacking the funds (or space!) for the large sets.)

STAR WARS - Star Wars is undoubtedly one of the most loved movie series of all time and also one of Lego's best selling themed series.

I am a major Stars Wars movie fan but I have only built a couple of these iconic pieces in Lego. My first was the X-Wing and that was a lot of fun and I really like the Yoda statue which I have built a few times. I currently own the R2-D2 and it is a dream to someday build the Millenium Falcon.

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Millennium Falcon (10179) Released 2007. 5,174 pieces!Death Star II (10143) Released 2005. 3,447 pieces!Star Destroyer (10030) Released 2002. 3,108 pieces!Darth Maul (10018) Released 2001. 1,868 pieces!R2D2 (10225) Released 2012. 2,122 pieces!Imperial Shuttle (10212) Released 2012. 2,482 pieces!X-wing Fighter (7191) Released 2000. 1,300 pieces!Motorized AT-AT (10178) Released 2007. 1,121 pieces!Vader's TIE Starfighter (10175) Released 2006. 1,212 pieces!Sandcrawler (10144) Released 2005. 1,599 pieces!AT-AT Walker (4483) Released 2003. 1,052 pieces!Trade Federation MTT (7662) Released 2007. 1,191 pieces!Republic Gunship (7676) Released 2008. 1,004 pieces!Republic Frigate (7964) Released 2011. 1,008 pieces!General Grievous (10186) Released 2008. 1,084 pieces!Republic Dropship w/ AT-OT Walker (10195) Released 2009. 1,726 pieces!TIE Fighter (75095)  Released 2016.  1,685 pieces!Sandcrawler (75059)  Released 2014.  3,296 pieces!Millenium Falcon (75105)  Released 2015.  1,329 pieces!Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle (75104)  Released 2015.  1,005 pieces!
Millennium Falcon (10179) Released 2007. 5,174 pieces!
Millennium Falcon (10179) Released 2007. 5,174 pieces!
Death Star II (10143) Released 2005. 3,447 pieces!
Death Star II (10143) Released 2005. 3,447 pieces!
Star Destroyer (10030) Released 2002. 3,108 pieces!
Star Destroyer (10030) Released 2002. 3,108 pieces!
Darth Maul (10018) Released 2001. 1,868 pieces!
Darth Maul (10018) Released 2001. 1,868 pieces!
R2D2 (10225) Released 2012. 2,122 pieces!
R2D2 (10225) Released 2012. 2,122 pieces!
Imperial Shuttle (10212) Released 2012. 2,482 pieces!
Imperial Shuttle (10212) Released 2012. 2,482 pieces!
X-wing Fighter (7191) Released 2000. 1,300 pieces!
X-wing Fighter (7191) Released 2000. 1,300 pieces!
Motorized AT-AT (10178) Released 2007. 1,121 pieces!
Motorized AT-AT (10178) Released 2007. 1,121 pieces!
Vader's TIE Starfighter (10175) Released 2006. 1,212 pieces!
Vader's TIE Starfighter (10175) Released 2006. 1,212 pieces!
Sandcrawler (10144) Released 2005. 1,599 pieces!
Sandcrawler (10144) Released 2005. 1,599 pieces!
AT-AT Walker (4483) Released 2003. 1,052 pieces!
AT-AT Walker (4483) Released 2003. 1,052 pieces!
Trade Federation MTT (7662) Released 2007. 1,191 pieces!
Trade Federation MTT (7662) Released 2007. 1,191 pieces!
Republic Gunship (7676) Released 2008. 1,004 pieces!
Republic Gunship (7676) Released 2008. 1,004 pieces!
Republic Frigate (7964) Released 2011. 1,008 pieces!
Republic Frigate (7964) Released 2011. 1,008 pieces!
General Grievous (10186) Released 2008. 1,084 pieces!
General Grievous (10186) Released 2008. 1,084 pieces!
Republic Dropship w/ AT-OT Walker (10195) Released 2009. 1,726 pieces!
Republic Dropship w/ AT-OT Walker (10195) Released 2009. 1,726 pieces!
TIE Fighter (75095)  Released 2016.  1,685 pieces!
TIE Fighter (75095) Released 2016. 1,685 pieces!
Sandcrawler (75059)  Released 2014.  3,296 pieces!
Sandcrawler (75059) Released 2014. 3,296 pieces!
Millenium Falcon (75105)  Released 2015.  1,329 pieces!
Millenium Falcon (75105) Released 2015. 1,329 pieces!
Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle (75104)  Released 2015.  1,005 pieces!
Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle (75104) Released 2015. 1,005 pieces!

STAR WARS (continued) - Yes, there are SO many Lego Star Wars sets over 1,000 pieces that we had to divide them into two galleries. Enjoy!

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Death Star (10188) Released 2008. 3,686 pieces!Tantive IV (10198) Released 2009. 1,387 pieces!Super Star Destroyer (10221) Released 2011. 3,124 pieces!Red Five (10240) Released 2012. 1,497 pieces!B-wing Fighter (10227) Released 2012. 1,485 pieces!Imperial Star Destroyer (6211) Released 2006. 1,340 pieces!Yoda (7194) Released 2002. 1,075 pieces!Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser (8039) Released 2009. 1,147 pieces!Millennium Falcon (7965) Released 2011. 1,233 pieces!Clone Turbo Tank (8098) Released 2012. 1,115 pieces!Malevolence (9515) Released 2012. 1,069 pieces!Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner (10019) Released 2001. 1,747 pieces!Rebel Snowspeeder (10129) Released 2003. 1,455 pieces!Y-wing Attack Starfighter (10134) Released 2004. 1,485 pieces!AT-ST (10174) Released 2006. 1,069 pieces!Slave I (75060) Released 2015.  1,996 pieces!Ewok Village (10236)  Released 2013Imperial Assault Carrier (75106)  Released 2015.  1,216 pieces!Assault on Hoth (75098)  Released 2016.  2,144 pieces!
Death Star (10188) Released 2008. 3,686 pieces!
Death Star (10188) Released 2008. 3,686 pieces!
Tantive IV (10198) Released 2009. 1,387 pieces!
Tantive IV (10198) Released 2009. 1,387 pieces!
Super Star Destroyer (10221) Released 2011. 3,124 pieces!
Super Star Destroyer (10221) Released 2011. 3,124 pieces!
Red Five (10240) Released 2012. 1,497 pieces!
Red Five (10240) Released 2012. 1,497 pieces!
B-wing Fighter (10227) Released 2012. 1,485 pieces!
B-wing Fighter (10227) Released 2012. 1,485 pieces!
Imperial Star Destroyer (6211) Released 2006. 1,340 pieces!
Imperial Star Destroyer (6211) Released 2006. 1,340 pieces!
Yoda (7194) Released 2002. 1,075 pieces!
Yoda (7194) Released 2002. 1,075 pieces!
Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser (8039) Released 2009. 1,147 pieces!
Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser (8039) Released 2009. 1,147 pieces!
Millennium Falcon (7965) Released 2011. 1,233 pieces!
Millennium Falcon (7965) Released 2011. 1,233 pieces!
Clone Turbo Tank (8098) Released 2012. 1,115 pieces!
Clone Turbo Tank (8098) Released 2012. 1,115 pieces!
Malevolence (9515) Released 2012. 1,069 pieces!
Malevolence (9515) Released 2012. 1,069 pieces!
Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner (10019) Released 2001. 1,747 pieces!
Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner (10019) Released 2001. 1,747 pieces!
Rebel Snowspeeder (10129) Released 2003. 1,455 pieces!
Rebel Snowspeeder (10129) Released 2003. 1,455 pieces!
Y-wing Attack Starfighter (10134) Released 2004. 1,485 pieces!
Y-wing Attack Starfighter (10134) Released 2004. 1,485 pieces!
AT-ST (10174) Released 2006. 1,069 pieces!
AT-ST (10174) Released 2006. 1,069 pieces!
Slave I (75060) Released 2015.  1,996 pieces!
Slave I (75060) Released 2015. 1,996 pieces!
Ewok Village (10236)  Released 2013
Ewok Village (10236) Released 2013
Imperial Assault Carrier (75106)  Released 2015.  1,216 pieces!
Imperial Assault Carrier (75106) Released 2015. 1,216 pieces!
Assault on Hoth (75098)  Released 2016.  2,144 pieces!
Assault on Hoth (75098) Released 2016. 2,144 pieces!

MOVIE THEMES (& TV other than Star Wars) - We all love movies and we all love to play with toys from these stories.

I've only built Hogwart's Castle from this catagory although some of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit sets are on my future "to build list"!

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The Lego Movie - MetalBeard's Sea Cow (70810)  Released 2015.  2,741 pieces!Lord of the Rings - Battle of Helm's Deep (9474) Released 2012. 1,331 pieces!Lord of the Rings - Tower of Orthanc (10237) Released 2013. 2,359 pieces!Pirates of the Caribbean - Queen Anne's Revenge (4195) Released 2011. 1,054 pieces!Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (10217) Released 2011. 1,997 pieces!Harry potter - Hogwart's Castle (4842) Released 2010. 1,228 pieces!Batman - Batmobile (7784) Released 2006. 1,045 pieces!Batman - Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937) Released 2012. 1,610 pieces!Batman - Penguin and Mr. Freeze Invasion (7783) Released 2006. 1,048 pieces!Batman - The Tumbler (76023) Released 2015.  1,869 pieces!Simpsons - The Simpson's House (71006)  Released 2014.  2,523 pieces!Simpson's - The Kwik-E Mart (71016)  Released 2015.  2,179 pieces!Ghostbusters - Firehouse Headquarters (75827) Released 2016.  4,634 pieces!Batman - Batman Classic TV Series (76052) Released 2016.  2,526 pieces!Batman - Jokerland (76035)  Released 2015.  1,037 pieces!Jurassic World - Indominus Rex (75919)  Released 2015.  1,156 pieces!Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle (76057)  Released 2016.  1,092 pieces.
The Lego Movie - MetalBeard's Sea Cow (70810)  Released 2015.  2,741 pieces!
The Lego Movie - MetalBeard's Sea Cow (70810) Released 2015. 2,741 pieces!
Lord of the Rings - Battle of Helm's Deep (9474) Released 2012. 1,331 pieces!
Lord of the Rings - Battle of Helm's Deep (9474) Released 2012. 1,331 pieces!
Lord of the Rings - Tower of Orthanc (10237) Released 2013. 2,359 pieces!
Lord of the Rings - Tower of Orthanc (10237) Released 2013. 2,359 pieces!
Pirates of the Caribbean - Queen Anne's Revenge (4195) Released 2011. 1,054 pieces!
Pirates of the Caribbean - Queen Anne's Revenge (4195) Released 2011. 1,054 pieces!
Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (10217) Released 2011. 1,997 pieces!
Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (10217) Released 2011. 1,997 pieces!
Harry potter - Hogwart's Castle (4842) Released 2010. 1,228 pieces!
Harry potter - Hogwart's Castle (4842) Released 2010. 1,228 pieces!
Batman - Batmobile (7784) Released 2006. 1,045 pieces!
Batman - Batmobile (7784) Released 2006. 1,045 pieces!
Batman - Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937) Released 2012. 1,610 pieces!
Batman - Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937) Released 2012. 1,610 pieces!
Batman - Penguin and Mr. Freeze Invasion (7783) Released 2006. 1,048 pieces!
Batman - Penguin and Mr. Freeze Invasion (7783) Released 2006. 1,048 pieces!
Batman - The Tumbler (76023) Released 2015.  1,869 pieces!
Batman - The Tumbler (76023) Released 2015. 1,869 pieces!
Simpsons - The Simpson's House (71006)  Released 2014.  2,523 pieces!
Simpsons - The Simpson's House (71006) Released 2014. 2,523 pieces!
Simpson's - The Kwik-E Mart (71016)  Released 2015.  2,179 pieces!
Simpson's - The Kwik-E Mart (71016) Released 2015. 2,179 pieces!
Ghostbusters - Firehouse Headquarters (75827) Released 2016.  4,634 pieces!
Ghostbusters - Firehouse Headquarters (75827) Released 2016. 4,634 pieces!
Batman - Batman Classic TV Series (76052) Released 2016.  2,526 pieces!
Batman - Batman Classic TV Series (76052) Released 2016. 2,526 pieces!
Batman - Jokerland (76035)  Released 2015.  1,037 pieces!
Batman - Jokerland (76035) Released 2015. 1,037 pieces!
Jurassic World - Indominus Rex (75919)  Released 2015.  1,156 pieces!
Jurassic World - Indominus Rex (75919) Released 2015. 1,156 pieces!
Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle (76057)  Released 2016.  1,092 pieces.
Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle (76057) Released 2016. 1,092 pieces.

BOATS, PLANES, TRAINS (and other moving 'vehicles') - As humans, we seem to be fascinated with speed and "going where man has never gone before"!

I currently own the VW Bus but I am thinking of trading it for the Mini Copper which I think is adorable. The space shuttles are a lot of fun to build and I've got the Imperial Flagship on my dream list.

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Imperial Flagship (10210)  Released 2010.  1,618 pieces!Boeing 787 Dreamliner (10177)  Released 2006.  1,197 pieces!VW Bug (10187)  Released 2008.  1,627 pieces!VW T1 Camper (10220)  Released 2011.  1,332 pieces!Emerald Night (10194)  Released 2009.  1,078 pieces!Maersk Container Train (10219)  Released 2011.  1,218 pieces!Horizon Express (10233)  Released 2013.  1,326 pieces!Hobby Train (10183)  Released 2007.  1,078 pieces!Shuttle Adventure (10213)  Released 2011.  1,190 pieces!Shuttle Expedition (10231)  Released 2011.  1,216 pieces!Transport Ferry (4997)  Released 2008.  1,279 pieces!Offroad Power (5893)  Released 2012.  1,061 pieces!Highway Transport (6753)  Released 2009.  1,294 pieces!Whirl and Wheel (5590)  Released 1990.  1,063 pieces!Brickstreet Customs (8154)  Released 2008.  1,021 pieces!Mini Cooper (10242)  Released 2014.  1,077 pieces!Maersk Line Triple-E  (10241)  Released 2014.  1,518 pieces!Ferrari F40 (10248)  Released 2015.  1,158 pieces!Volkswagen Beetle (10252)  eleased in 2016.  1,167 pieces!
Imperial Flagship (10210)  Released 2010.  1,618 pieces!
Imperial Flagship (10210) Released 2010. 1,618 pieces!
Boeing 787 Dreamliner (10177)  Released 2006.  1,197 pieces!
Boeing 787 Dreamliner (10177) Released 2006. 1,197 pieces!
VW Bug (10187)  Released 2008.  1,627 pieces!
VW Bug (10187) Released 2008. 1,627 pieces!
VW T1 Camper (10220)  Released 2011.  1,332 pieces!
VW T1 Camper (10220) Released 2011. 1,332 pieces!
Emerald Night (10194)  Released 2009.  1,078 pieces!
Emerald Night (10194) Released 2009. 1,078 pieces!
Maersk Container Train (10219)  Released 2011.  1,218 pieces!
Maersk Container Train (10219) Released 2011. 1,218 pieces!
Horizon Express (10233)  Released 2013.  1,326 pieces!
Horizon Express (10233) Released 2013. 1,326 pieces!
Hobby Train (10183)  Released 2007.  1,078 pieces!
Hobby Train (10183) Released 2007. 1,078 pieces!
Shuttle Adventure (10213)  Released 2011.  1,190 pieces!
Shuttle Adventure (10213) Released 2011. 1,190 pieces!
Shuttle Expedition (10231)  Released 2011.  1,216 pieces!
Shuttle Expedition (10231) Released 2011. 1,216 pieces!
Transport Ferry (4997)  Released 2008.  1,279 pieces!
Transport Ferry (4997) Released 2008. 1,279 pieces!
Offroad Power (5893)  Released 2012.  1,061 pieces!
Offroad Power (5893) Released 2012. 1,061 pieces!
Highway Transport (6753)  Released 2009.  1,294 pieces!
Highway Transport (6753) Released 2009. 1,294 pieces!
Whirl and Wheel (5590)  Released 1990.  1,063 pieces!
Whirl and Wheel (5590) Released 1990. 1,063 pieces!
Brickstreet Customs (8154)  Released 2008.  1,021 pieces!
Brickstreet Customs (8154) Released 2008. 1,021 pieces!
Mini Cooper (10242)  Released 2014.  1,077 pieces!
Mini Cooper (10242) Released 2014. 1,077 pieces!
Maersk Line Triple-E  (10241)  Released 2014.  1,518 pieces!
Maersk Line Triple-E (10241) Released 2014. 1,518 pieces!
Ferrari F40 (10248)  Released 2015.  1,158 pieces!
Ferrari F40 (10248) Released 2015. 1,158 pieces!
Volkswagen Beetle (10252)  eleased in 2016.  1,167 pieces!
Volkswagen Beetle (10252) eleased in 2016. 1,167 pieces!

"OTHER" LEGO SETS OVER 1,000 PIECES - Just because these sets fall into the "other" category does not mean they are any less impressive!

The Grand Carousel was the hardest Lego build I ever completed. It was fun but I enjoyed the Ollie Dragon and Minifigure statues more. Medieval Market has a lot of great details which I really appreciated. I don't currently own the Architecture Studio but I am thinking of adding that one to my collection next.

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Carousel (10196) Released 2009. 3,277 pieces!Lego Minifigure Sculpture (3723) Released 2000. 1,850 pieces!Robbie House (21010) Released 2011. 2,276 pieces!Friends Riding Camp (3185) Released 2012. 1,112 pieces!Lego Ollie Dragon (3724) Released 2001. 1,536 pieces!Monster Fighters Hauntd House (10228) Released 2012. 2,064 pieces!Skyline (5526) Released 2005. 2,792 pieces!Town House (4954) Released 2007. 1,174 pieces!Medieval Market (10193) Released 2009. 1,565 pieces!Kingdom Joust (10223) Released 2012. a,575 pieces!Imperial Hotel (21017) Released 2013. 1,188 pieces!Mission 6: Command Center(8635) Released 2008. 1,107 pieces!SHIELD Helicarrier (76042)  Released 2015.  2,996 pieces!Fairground Mixer (10244)  Released 2014.  1,746 pieces!Bike Shop and Cafe  (31026)  Released 2014.  1,023 pieces!Heartlake Mall (41058)  Released 2014.  1,120 pieces!Battle for Ninjango City  (70728)  Released 2014.  1,223 pieces!Fire Temple  (2507)  Released 2013.  1,174 pieces!Lion CHI Temple  (70010)  Released 2013.  1,258 pieces!Architecture Studio (21050)  Released 2013.  2,013 pieces!Ferris Wheel (10247)  Released 2015.  2,464 pieces!Heartlake Grand (41101)  Released 2015.  1,552 pieces!City Square (60097)  Released 2015.  1,683 pieces!The Fortrex (70317)  Released 2016.  1,140 pieces!Temple of Airjitsu (70751)  Released 2015.  2,028 pieces!Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty (70738)  Released 2015.  1,253 pieces!City of Stiix (70732)  Released 2015.  1,069 pieces!The Village (21128)  Released 2016.  1,600 pieces!
Carousel (10196) Released 2009. 3,277 pieces!
Carousel (10196) Released 2009. 3,277 pieces!
Lego Minifigure Sculpture (3723) Released 2000. 1,850 pieces!
Lego Minifigure Sculpture (3723) Released 2000. 1,850 pieces!
Robbie House (21010) Released 2011. 2,276 pieces!
Robbie House (21010) Released 2011. 2,276 pieces!
Friends Riding Camp (3185) Released 2012. 1,112 pieces!
Friends Riding Camp (3185) Released 2012. 1,112 pieces!
Lego Ollie Dragon (3724) Released 2001. 1,536 pieces!
Lego Ollie Dragon (3724) Released 2001. 1,536 pieces!
Monster Fighters Hauntd House (10228) Released 2012. 2,064 pieces!
Monster Fighters Hauntd House (10228) Released 2012. 2,064 pieces!
Skyline (5526) Released 2005. 2,792 pieces!
Skyline (5526) Released 2005. 2,792 pieces!
Town House (4954) Released 2007. 1,174 pieces!
Town House (4954) Released 2007. 1,174 pieces!
Medieval Market (10193) Released 2009. 1,565 pieces!
Medieval Market (10193) Released 2009. 1,565 pieces!
Kingdom Joust (10223) Released 2012. a,575 pieces!
Kingdom Joust (10223) Released 2012. a,575 pieces!
Imperial Hotel (21017) Released 2013. 1,188 pieces!
Imperial Hotel (21017) Released 2013. 1,188 pieces!
Mission 6: Command Center(8635) Released 2008. 1,107 pieces!
Mission 6: Command Center(8635) Released 2008. 1,107 pieces!
SHIELD Helicarrier (76042)  Released 2015.  2,996 pieces!
SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) Released 2015. 2,996 pieces!
Fairground Mixer (10244)  Released 2014.  1,746 pieces!
Fairground Mixer (10244) Released 2014. 1,746 pieces!
Bike Shop and Cafe  (31026)  Released 2014.  1,023 pieces!
Bike Shop and Cafe (31026) Released 2014. 1,023 pieces!
Heartlake Mall (41058)  Released 2014.  1,120 pieces!
Heartlake Mall (41058) Released 2014. 1,120 pieces!
Battle for Ninjango City  (70728)  Released 2014.  1,223 pieces!
Battle for Ninjango City (70728) Released 2014. 1,223 pieces!
Fire Temple  (2507)  Released 2013.  1,174 pieces!
Fire Temple (2507) Released 2013. 1,174 pieces!
Lion CHI Temple  (70010)  Released 2013.  1,258 pieces!
Lion CHI Temple (70010) Released 2013. 1,258 pieces!
Architecture Studio (21050)  Released 2013.  2,013 pieces!
Architecture Studio (21050) Released 2013. 2,013 pieces!
Ferris Wheel (10247)  Released 2015.  2,464 pieces!
Ferris Wheel (10247) Released 2015. 2,464 pieces!
Heartlake Grand (41101)  Released 2015.  1,552 pieces!
Heartlake Grand (41101) Released 2015. 1,552 pieces!
City Square (60097)  Released 2015.  1,683 pieces!
City Square (60097) Released 2015. 1,683 pieces!
The Fortrex (70317)  Released 2016.  1,140 pieces!
The Fortrex (70317) Released 2016. 1,140 pieces!
Temple of Airjitsu (70751)  Released 2015.  2,028 pieces!
Temple of Airjitsu (70751) Released 2015. 2,028 pieces!
Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty (70738)  Released 2015.  1,253 pieces!
Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty (70738) Released 2015. 1,253 pieces!
City of Stiix (70732)  Released 2015.  1,069 pieces!
City of Stiix (70732) Released 2015. 1,069 pieces!
The Village (21128)  Released 2016.  1,600 pieces!
The Village (21128) Released 2016. 1,600 pieces!

Looking for Large Lego Sets?

LEGO Creator Expert Ferris Wheel 10247 Construction Set
LEGO Creator Expert Ferris Wheel 10247 Construction Set

The Lego Ferris Wheel is a great new large Lego Set. I've not personally built it yet but it looks like a ton of fun. What do you think? Check out the details on this and others here...

 

Which Catagory Contains YOUR Favorite 1,000+ Piece Sets?

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After hours and hours of research, I do believe this list contains ALL of the Lego sets ever produced that contain 1,000+ pieces! However, if I have accidentally missed one (not including Duplo, Technic, Dacta, Bionicle, Bulk Bins, Combo Packages, etc.) please let me know.

Mini Millennium Falcon
Mini Millennium Falcon

Available in smaller sizes...

While the BIG Lego sets are a lot of fun to look at, you can still have a ton of fun playing with the smaller ones too as many of the creations above are available in smaller sets as well.

For instance, between 2000 and 2011, the Star Wars Millennium Falcon was released in 7 different sets ranging in size from 13 pieces to 87, 356, 641, 971, 1,233 and of course the ultimate 5,174 piece behemoth - simply choose the set that fits your space and budget!

Large to Lifesize Lego Sculptures
Large to Lifesize Lego Sculptures

Large Sets vs Custom Creations

Now, all of the large Lego sets listed above, are just that, sets. You see, a lot of super cool, very large and immensely creative models can be built using basic Lego blocks to create custom designs without having to purchase a "kit". (Just check out the work of artist Nathan Sawaya for plenty of examples - Nathan with one of his creations pictured at right).

Really, I mean, why should the Lego designers have all of the fun? Regular kids and adults alike can create large creations that are just as detailed and imaginative as the Lego retail sets. Simply use bulk Lego pieces and start having fun building and designing your own new forms based on personal interests.

Obviously, Legos are not just for kids...

Which is YOUR favorite?

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So which is my favorite?

I am obviously an avid Lego fan, so a lot of people tend to ask, "Which is your favorite large set?" That is not one of the easiest questions to answer! If I could pick an entire category, I think I would say the modulars because I love the detail that each one has and also how they all fit together to create one ginormous town! For a single set, though, I think it would be the Statue of Liberty. It was the first 1,000+ piece Lego set I ever built and with the pieces all being the same color (minus the flame) you have a lot of bricks to create other, custom, creations. In fact, I've even made my own Ollie Dragon Statue out of the sand green bricks from my Statue of Liberty and he looks really good in that color!

LEGO Creator Expert 10243 Parisian Restaurant
LEGO Creator Expert 10243 Parisian Restaurant

Shown here is the Lego modular Parisian Restaurant - my favorite from the modular line. Which will be your favorite? Have fun searching for more details on your favorite 1,000+ piece Lego sets!

 

Information courtesy of 20+ years of my own Lego experience with dates and other specific data researched from Lego books and websites. Many photos are from my own collection while others were sourced from Amazon (via our affiliate status) or other public domain images sources/friends from around the world. All Lego "artwork" created by individuals is specifically identified.

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      click2CYtoday 20 months ago

      I'm so glad you love Lego too! I hope it isn't long before you get a 1,000+ piece set - they are a ton of fun!

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      Kids Cardz 20 months ago from Andalucia,Spain

      great hub. I love lego, but haven't yet got a 1,000+ pieces set.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      I love Lego a lot! It gives you the potential to create the things that they share or can also use your own imagination! Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful lens!!!