13 Really Cool LEGO Sets to Add to Your Collection

Whether you are looking for a cool LEGO sets for yourself, and your kids, or as a gift to a friend or loved one, we’ve got you covered.

Over the past years, LEGO has released tons of cool sets with many released each month which makes it hard to know what are the coolest LEGO sets.

In this article, I will be sharing what I believe are the coolest LEGO sets that will also be great on display. So, if you’re looking for a cool LEGO set to add to your collection, then this article is for you.

Let’s dive in.

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coolest lego set

Editor’s Choice

Great Pyramid of Giza

2nd Best Choice

Colosseum

3rd Best Choice

Fish Tank

In a rush? Here are our Top Picks for the Coolest LEGO Sets:

1. Great Pyramid of Giza

2. Colosseum

3. Fish Tank

4. The Mighty Bowser

5. Orchid 

6. Hogwarts Icons – Collectors’ Edition

7. Typewriter

8. Flower Bouquet

9. Dinosaur Fossils

10. Statue of Liberty

11. Home Alone

12. Forbidden West: Tallneck 

Set no: 21058

Pieces: 1,476

Theme: Architecture

Age: 18+

This historic centerpiece lets you recreate an ancient wonder of the world and feel transported back in time to Ancient Egypt as you build and display this buildable model of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

What is cooler than visualizing how this area by the river Nile is thought to have looked in ancient times? 

This beautifully detailed cross-modeled section of the Great Pyramid of Giza comes with 1,476 pieces, 2 small pyramids, 2 mortuary temples, Sphinx statues, an obelisk, a workers’ village, and more for creative fun.

The 21058 Great Pyramid of Giza model measures over 8 in. (20 cm) high, 13.5 in. (35cm) wide, and 12.5 in. (32 cm) deep, and will make a wonderful treat for yourself and an impressive gift for an architecture connoisseur, history buff or travel-lover.

2. Colosseum

Set no: 10276

Pieces: 9,036

Theme: Icons

Age: 18+

If you’re looking for special gifts for architecture fans or history lovers, this cool set is a great choice. This epic LEGO set is one of the biggest LEGO sets ever and captures every architectural detail of the original amphitheater.

This monumental building includes 9,036 pieces and depicts each part of the famous structure in great detail. It features 3 stories, adorned with columns of the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders while the attic is decorated with Corinthian pilasters.

The LEGO Colosseum 10276 measures over 10.5” (27cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) wide, and 23.5” (59cm) deep and will be an awe-inspiring display piece.

3. Fish Tank

Set no: 31122

Pieces: 352

Theme: Creator 3in1

Age: 8+

This cool LEGO Creator 3in1 set offers 3 brilliantly detailed models to build and play with. The LEGO Fish Tank 31122 includes 5 different colorful fish, a submarine, some coral, and an aquatic plant so kids can stage their own fun stories.

This cool LEGO set will be an ideal reward for kids who have a passion for building colorful, action models. The set comes with a colorful parrot in a frame and creative kids can also rearrange the bricks and pieces to create exciting stories.

The finished model measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 8 in. (22 cm) long, and 4 in. (11 cm) deep which is a perfect size to play with at home or proudly display in a bedroom.

4. The Mighty Bowser

Set no: 71411

Pieces: 2,807

Theme: Super Mario

Age: 18+

What cool be cooler than this large and highly detailed Bowser LEGO set? With the LEGO Super Mario: The Mighty Bowser, you can imagine how cool this set will look on display.

A great gift for any Super Mario fan to appreciate the king of Koopas when they build, display, and play with the LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser.

The set uses new LEGO elements and comes with a lot of features including a fireball launcher and a button to control Bowser’s head and neck movements. 

The LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser comes with a brick-built battle platform to display it on, which has 2 towers for him to knock over, a hidden POW Block, and an Action Tag. 

5. Orchid

Set no: 10311

Pieces: 608

Theme: Icons

Age: 18+

Inspired by a real Orchid, this elegant display piece lets you enjoy a mindful building project as you create a plant display to enhance your home or office decor.

The LEGO Orchid 10311 is inspired by a real orchid and comes with 608 pieces, 5 leaves at the base, and 2 wandering air roots to create an authentic display. 

Building the blue fluted vase allows you to fill it with the brown LEGO elements to recreate the bark mix that a real orchid would grow in.

You can customize the model to your display and pose it in a variety of ways by rotating the stems, blooms, roots, and leaves of the model to achieve the perfect look. Or personalizing your display by rebuilding the stems to create new combinations of flower arrangements.

The finished model measures over 15 in. (39 cm) high, 11.5 in. (30 cm) wide and 9.5 in. (24 cm) deep and will make a cool gift for adult builders.

6. Hogwarts Icons - Collectors' Edition

Set no: 76391

Pieces: 3,010

Theme: Harry Potter

Age: 18+

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icon is also one of the coolest LEGO sets for adults. This stunning LEGO set lets you capture two decades of LEGO Harry Potter and discover a captivating collection of magical mementos.

The Hogwarts icons – Collectors’ edition is a recreation of some of the series’ most memorable imagery, brought together in a celebratory display piece created with adult enthusiasts in mind.

This cool LEGO set includes 3,010 pieces and comes with iconic artifacts: Harry’s wand and glasses, a tray of potions, Tom Riddle’s diary, the Golden Snitch, a Hogwarts scarf, Hedwig carrying an invitation to Hogwarts, and more.

The set is also accompanied by 3 exclusive golden Minifigures – Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, and Rubeus Hagrid, plus a display stand with a decorated tile celebrating 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter.

The finished model measures over 17.5 in. (44 cm) high, 19.5 in. (50 cm) wide, and 13 in. (33 cm) deep, and will provide an attractive conversation piece for any home or workplace.

7. Typewriter

Set no: 21326

Pieces: 2,079

Theme: Ideas

Age: 18+

What is cooler than a typewriter made with LEGO that moves and sounds like the real thing? The LEGO ideas typewriter comes with a striking design filled with details to spark nostalgic feelings and bring a touch of nostalgia to your home or office.

The 21327 Typewriter includes 2,079 pieces and features a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to a carriage that moves across as you type, plus a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.

Every key on this model has a printed character, no stickers are required. There is a platen roller that you can feed real paper into plus the carriage also moves from right to left as you “type” on working keys.

The finished model measures over 4.5 in. (11 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide and 10.5 in. (26 cm) deep and will make a delightful display piece.

8. Flower Bouquet

Set no: 10280

Pieces: 756

Theme: Icons

Age: 18+

LEGO IconsFlower Bouquet is another cool LEGO set for adults. If you are looking for a flower gift with a difference, this set delivers a vibrant display of colors and interesting shapes.

The set is inspired by real flowers such as roses, snapdragons, poppies, asters, daisies, and grasses and uses several elements made from plant-based plastic, produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane.

The Flower Bouquet 10280 features adjustable stems that make it easy to tailor the arrangement for any vase or container.

When complete, the impressive flower display measures over 14 in. (36 cm) high and brings a touch of fun and color to any room. 

9. Dinosaur Fossils

Set no: 21320

Pieces: 910

Theme: Ideas

Age: 16+

LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils is another cool LEGO set that offers an immersive, creative building experience for natural history enthusiasts. The set includes 910 pieces and 2 Minifigures: A paleontologist and a LEGO Sapiens skeleton figure.

This authentically detailed model of the 2 dinosaur skeleton models (Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops) and the pterosaur reptile (Pteranodon) skeleton toy can be adjusted into lifelike poses.

Each one comes with its own stand so they can be placed alongside the included sapiens skeleton figure for a museum-style display. The T. rex toy skeleton is the biggest of the 3, measuring over 7” (20cm) tall and 15” (40cm) long, and will make an eye-catching display.

10. Statue of Liberty

Set no: 21042

Pieces: 1,685

Theme: Architecture

Age: 16+

This beautifully crafted is also one of the coolest. It includes 1,685 pieces and a rewarding building experience for all interested in architecture, travel, history, and design.

The Lady Liberty statue let you bring a symbolic centerpiece to your home or office and features a flowing robe, broken shackles, a 7-ray crown, an iconic tablet, and an upraised arm bearing a golden torch. 

The LEGO Architecture 21042 Statue of Liberty model measures over 17-inch (44cm) high, 5-inch (14cm) wide, and 5-inch (14cm) deep and is finished with an authentic sand-green and beige color scheme, and a decorative nameplate.

11. Home Alone

Set no: 21330

Pieces: 3,955

Theme: Ideas

Age: 18+

LEGO Ideas Home Alone is another cool LEGO set that is packed with instantly recognizable details and delightful features to recreate hilarious scenes from the McCallisters’house.

This 3,995-piece set comes with 5 Minifigures of Kevin McCallister, mom Kate McCallister, crooks Harry and Marv, and neighbor ‘Old Man’ Marley, plus Harry and Marv’s van with crowbar and police hat elements inside. 

The set includes everything you need to stage Kevin’s fake Christmas party including a basement furnace with a LEGO light brick, an iron-drop function, swinging paint cans, collapsible shelves, a zip line from the attic to the tree house, and more. 

The finished model measures over 10.5 in. (27 cm) high, 13 in. (34 cm) wide and 14.5 in. (37cm) deep and will make an awesome centerpiece and a cool holiday gift for adult LEGO fans.

12. Forbidden West: Tallneck

Set no: 76989

Pieces: 1,222

Theme: Horizon

Age: 18+

This cool LEGO set uses clever building techniques to capture authentic details of the most iconic Horizon machine in the Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck,  from its smooth, disc-shaped head to its long, slim legs.

The Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck includes 1,222 pieces and 2 Minifigures: Aloy and a Watcher – The Aloy figure has a bow and a brick-built spear, and the Watcher figure comes with a choice of blue, yellow, or red eyes.

The finished model measures over 13.5 in. (34 cm) high, 9 in. (23 cm) wide, and 6.5 in. (17 cm) deep and includes a display stand with familiar Horizon landscape details including a brick-built birch tree, tall grass, and a rusty stoplight with a vine wrapped around it.

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Lisa D. Marsh

Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm the editor of BrickMechanics.com LEGO has been part of my life ever since I was young. I have a deep love of LEGO and it has guided me through my early years, through school, and eventually through my degree in Engineering.