Ever since I was old enough to form memories, LEGO has been a part of my life. For me, it was the blue brick brick box that unleashed my creativity. From a parenting perspective, it’s pretty genius. Give your kid a box of connected bricks and let them go to town, sometimes for hours. For many LEGO has inspired careers in engineering, manufacturing, bulldozing (maybe?) and has sparked the imagination for generations.
Now that you’re an adult, you can afford to splurge on some incredible LEGO sets. It’s nearly approaching the point of absurdity, in terms of how many crazy LEGO sets you can now buy.
LEGO Creator sets are great because they help unleash your creativity. Maybe you’ve heard, there’s a new show on FOX called LEGO Masters. The first ever episode featured teams competing to build the coolest LEGO amusement park. Several of the sets in this list could help you build your very own miniature LEGO amusement park. As such, we’ve amassed a more than a decent list of 25 awesome LEGO Creator Sets that you can purchase right now. Let’s go!
1. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT ROLLER COASTER 10261
What’s cooler than building your own roller coaster? Seriously, this is one of the best LEGO sets ever made. With a staggering 4,124 pieces, this Roller Coaster Creator set is definitely a project. If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own amusement park, this is an excellent place to start. This boss has deep loops, cotton candy machines, a smoothie stand, and an assortment of other props that honestly make you feel as if you’re the owner of an amusement park.Honestly, how amazing would this be? The possibilities are endless.
2. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT FERRARI F40 10248
The Ferrari F40 is probably one of the most iconic supercars ever created, so it hardly needs a description. Even if you’re not a huge car guy, you understand how slick this car is and how awesome it would be to assemble 1,158 pieces of historic racing-red. The LEGO Creator Expert Ferrari F40 set would be remiss without the pop-up headlights, V8 engine, and working rear hatch and doors.
3. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT NASA APOLLO 11 LUNAR LANDER 10266
Coming in at 1,087 pieces, the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander LEGO set is just too cool. Just about any space-themed LEGO has been super popular since we all were little dudes, but this one kind of takes the cake.
LEGO actually teamed up with NASA to bring the Lunar Lander LEGO to life, so it makes a great display piece whether at your home or in the office. Like the real thing, it’s true to form and doesn’t skimp on detail.
4. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 10234
The Sydney Opera House is an architectural marvel the world over, so its inclusion on the list makes a lot of sense. The stunning Sydney Opera LEGO build features 2,989 pieces, so you’ll be well entertained for quite some time.
Like the creation of the Sydney Opera House itself, it won’t be the easiest thing in the world to build, but we’re rooting for you. You can do this.
5. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT TAJ MAHAL 1056
The Taj Mahal is quite possibly the greatest love letter ever. While you may not be able to commemorate your love as Shah Jahan did way back in 1631, you can take on 5,923 pieces of LEGO and create one of the 7 Wonders of the World. It’s ornate, classy, and it’s destined to wake the architect within you. LEGO Taj Mahal for the win.
6. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT FERRIS WHEEL 10247
Do you know what would look good next to the roller coaster up there? You got it, a Ferris wheel. This 2,464 piece LEGO Creator set also comes with ice cream cone stations, balloons, pretzels, and more. You’ll have to find a date to build this one with. Then you can pretend you’re riding it together. Okay, this is getting weird now. Moving on…
7. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT CAROUSEL 10257
While we’re not suggesting you turn your home or office into a full-blown LEGO Six Flags, we’re also not saying that you forego considering it. The LEGO Creator Expert Carousel boasts 2,670 pieces, a full textile canopy, a two-level deck, and a crank to let the animals go up and down.
8. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT BIG BEN 10253
Big Ben is easily one of the most iconic buildings on the planet. This impressive Big Ben LEGO set not only features the Elizabeth Tower, but also Westminister, a sidewalk, and a lawn. It’s 4,163 pieces and it’s also 23 inches high. You can also take the roof off and manipulate the clock face. All in all, good show, chap.
9. LEGO CREATOR EMERALD NIGHT TRAIN 10194
The Emerald Night is probably the dopest train LEGO Creator has come up with. Even if you weren’t one of the aforementioned train guys, it’s got a classic look that features 1,085 pieces, three mini-figures, and that coveted piston motion. It’s also got a dining cart, opening doors, and an opening tender.
10. LEGO CREATOR CORNER GARAGE 10264
This is a throwback. The LEGO Creator Corner Garage features a fifties style car workshop, middle-level animal clinic, and a top floor apartment with amenities. This 2,569 piece spot comes staffed with a mechanic, a vet, and a gas station owner. This will be a hit for nostalgic dudes who want to leave it all behind for a simpler time.
11. LEGO CREATOR PALACE CINEMA 10232
This is another old school building, but this time its a golden-age LEGO cinema set. It features a concession stand, a limousine, ticket area, a projector, and a star-studded sidewalk ala the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. It’s 2,196 pieces of Golden Age Hollywood.
12. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT VESTAS WIND TURBINE 10268
The Wind Turbine doesn’t require as many pieces as some of the other entries on the list, but how awesome is this wind turbine? The Vestas Wind Turbine only has 826 pieces, but it’s got optional motorized blades, a quaint little village with residents, and some greenery to enjoy after a hard day of work. It can even be expanded if you’d like to make a little town.
13. LEGO CREATOR OLD TRAFFORD MANCHESTER UNITED 10272
We honestly don’t know what to say about this. You know what it is. If you’re a Man U supporter, it should be on your list. Old Trafford is one of the most iconic stadiums on the planet – complete with a Sir Alex statue. One thing to love about this Old Trafford LEGO Creator set is it’s sheer size. It’s 3,998 pieces and you can buy it now.
14. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT LONDON BUS 10258
Sticking with English flair, the Expert London Bus is loaded with details! You’ve got the standard double-decker bus with removable roof, nice little accents like newspapers, and the ability to change the ads on the bus to accentuate what decade you’re going for. the build is 1686 pieces and doesn’t wouldn’t look bad next to your stadium.
15. LEGO CREATOR ASSEMBLY SQUARE 10255
Feast your eyes on an underrated little LEGO set. The Assembly Square by LEGO is home to a lot of nooks and crannies. It makes sense because it’s 4,002 different pieces. It’s home to a dance studio, multiple shops, a dentist’s office, outdoor cafe chairs, and a sidewalk. It also comes with 8 Minifigures, including a shop assistant, a barista, dentist, photographer, and a dancer.
There’s a lot going on here, but all of it good.
16. LEGO CREATOR TOWN HALL 10244
If you’re a civil engineer, or you just love town halls, you’ll love this little slice of Americana. The LEGO Creator Town Hall comes with all the amenities, including a skylighted roof, a functioning elevator, desks, chairs, lamps, conference tables, and a platform to address citizens from a balcony.
So, if you have the desire to reign over LEGO figures and enact some unpopular policies, you may want to grab this one.
17. LEGO CREATOR JAMES BOND ASTON MARTIN DB5 10262
It’s a shame that there aren’t any other James Bond LEGO Creator sets. This list would have been a lot easier to make. Not only is the Aston Martin DB5 one of the coolest cars ever made, but this 1,295 wonder features James Bond. That means guns and gadgets for you to play with. Also, it’s the Goldfinger version – quite possibly the best Bond ever made.
18. LEGO CREATOR FIRE BRIGADE 10197
If you ever wanted to be a fireman, or if you are one – you know what you’re getting here. The LEGO Fire Brigade features 2,231 pieces including a 1930s fire truck, fire fighting tools, a removable roof with a water tower, and even a cool little fire dog.
19. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT MAERSK LINE TRIPLE-E 10241
Cargo ships are cool, and we’re happy that LEGO made one with the Maersk Line Triple-E. 1,518 pieces featuring propeller blades, detachable lifeboats, crane arms and comes with a stand so you can put it on your desk. Anchor’s away.
20. LEGO CREATOR GRAND EMPORIUM 10211
The LEGO Grand Emporium is a nifty little piece. The department store has three different levels, signature of the Grand Emporium. It’s also fitted with a brick-built escalator, a cash register, fitting room, a housewares department, and various knick-knacks that harken back to the olden days.
If you’re a collector of all things old and love LEGO, there aren’t many better choices.
21. LEGO CREATOR FORD MUSTANG 10265
It’s a LEGO Mustang GT, what’s not to love here? There aren’t too many American cars that ignite the hearts and minds like a Mustang. LEGO even has the right color here. It comes with opening doors, a raisable trunk, and a hood that painstakingly details the V8 engine.
You can even customize the damn thing with a spoiler, exhaust system, and a supercharger. The LEGO Creator contains 1,471 pieces. This may be a must-own.
22. LEGO CREATOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON FAT BOY 10269
The LEGO Harley-Davidson Fat Boy only comes with 1,083 pieces, but it may be a little tougher to build. Forget all that for a second. This reasonably priced Creator Set is another piece of American machinery that makes you want to go out and actually buy a Harley. It’s all here – the Milwaukee-eight engine pistons, kickstand, a substantial display stand, and the legendary red and black display scheme that Harley has made bank off of.
23. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT DOWNTOWN DINER 10260
Eat a slice of apple pie with the LEGO Creator Downtown Diner Set. Diners have long been a part of America, and even though we don’t see them as much, you can replicate old America with 2,480 pieces. Featuring a boxing gym, recording studio, and – of course – a jukebox, you’ll have plenty of customization options to create a true-to-life LEGO town. It’s not at all nerdy, it’s historic. Either way, it’s damn cool.
24. LEGO CREATOR 3-IN-1 TWIN ROTOR HELICOPTER 31096
Look, you’re getting three awesome things here. First, a helicopter with synchronized rotors and cargo bay. Second, the Creator Set is a pretty nifty jet that’s built with supersonic swept wing design.
Last but certainly not least, you’re getting a hovercraft built for land and sea missions. This LEGO Helicopter set is only 569 pieces, but again, you’re getting literally three sets in one. We know that you can do the math.
25. LEGO CREATOR EXPERT MAERSK TRAIN 10129
Speaking of nostalgia, most guys at least have had a passing interest in trains. This LEGO Maersk Train is 1,237 pieces, features an opening driver’s cab, official Maersk branding, and removable side panel that reveals a 16-cylinder engine. It’s also motorizable with LEGO Power Functions.
We don’t think that you can go wrong with any of these twenty-five options for LEGO Creator sets. None of them are too ridiculously expensive and we think that they run the whole gambit of interests, options, and purposes. They all may require a solid amount of time to put together, but LEGO has usually been a pretty big time sink. When I buy a LEGO set, part of the draw is how much time I’ll get to spend putting it together. It’s therapeutic or something. That’s what I tell my wife at least.
Why not go get our imagination going with a few beers? You know you deserve it.
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