Best LEGO Sets for Adults in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 25, 2019
LEGO sets for adults will let you put together the most detailed, intricate models. The best LEGO sets for adults can contain as many as 3-4 thousand pieces. These larger sets can be difficult to assemble but the reward is definitely worth the effort. ...Read more ...Read less
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Recommended Age
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PROS

The model car incorporates gleaming aerodynamic bodywork, logoed spoked rims with low-profile tyres, and detailed brake discs. The automobile's accessible cockpit comes equipped with an 8-speed gearbox that features a movable paddle gearshift. The rear lid lets you observe the W16 engine with its moving pistons connected to the drivetrain.

CONS

The stickers start to peel off after some time. 

OUR VERDICT

LEGO 42083 Technic Bugatti Chiron Car is among the best LEGO sets for adults we've looked at. The 3599-piece replica model looks, feels, and basically works like the real thing. The attention to detail here is pretty much unprecedented.

detailed parameters
Type

Bugatti Chiron Super Sports Car

Recommended Age

16+ years

Number of Pieces

3599 pieces

Extras

Accessible cockpit with Technic 8-speed gearbox (movable paddle gearshift and separate forward/reverse selector), steering wheel bearing the Bugatti emblem, switchable active rear wing, detailed W16 engine with moving pistons, compact storage compartment, collection of authentic stickers included

Dimensions

56 x 32 x 14 cm

Warranty

Exclusive LEGO® satisfaction guarantee

PROS

Among the 1414 pieces, you'll find a 2-minifigure cockpit with a detachable canopy, two spring-loaded shooters, a sensor dish, ramp, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with 2 minifigure seats, opening hull plates, the list goes on. The cargo area features a couch and a Dejarik holo game table, as well as a bunk bed, bar, and a missile storage compartment. 

CONS

The weapons' parts are really small and easy to lose. 

OUR VERDICT

LEGO 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon is easily the best gift for any Star Wars fan that money can buy. The legendary fictional starship is as detailed as they come. In addition to the crew (Han, Chewie, and Lando), this LEGO set includes Qi’ra, Quay Tolsite, BB-BD, and a Kessel droid.

detailed parameters
Type

Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (Star Wars Movie)

Recommended Age

9 - 14 years

Number of Pieces

1414 pieces

Extras

2-minifigure cockpit with a detachable canopy, 2 spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, rotating top and bottom laser turrets, detachable escape craft and opening hull plates for easy access to the detailed interior, 6minifigures + DD-BD droid and weapons included

Dimensions

48 x 30 x 11 cm

Warranty

Exclusive LEGO® satisfaction guarantee

PROS

In addition to the great exterior, this Porsche features a highly detailed dashboard (radar screen, working steering, fire extinguisher system, and even a track map of the Laguna Seca circuit). Moreover, the legendary "Swan Neck" spoiler completes the superior look of this race car.

CONS

The kit can be used for one model only. It's not convertible.

OUR VERDICT

With this kit, you will be able to create an almost identical replica of the Porsche 911 RSR with working steering and independent suspension. Certain elements look especially stunning, such as the wing mirrors, tail, and headlights. If you are into race cars, this model is an ideal buy.

detailed parameters
Type

Porsche 911 RSR Race Car

Recommended Age

10+ years

Number of Pieces

1580 pieces

Extras

Working differential, independent suspension, six-cylinder boxer engine with moving pistons, accessible cockpit with radar screen, working steering, fire extinguisher system, realistic head and tail lights, collection of authentic stickers included

Dimensions

50 x 20 x 13 cm

Warranty

Exclusive LEGO® satisfaction guarantee

PROS

The national gallery features removable panels that let you access the gallery's detailed interior, including brick-built statues and paintings. The set features tree-lined borders, ornate lampposts, two London buses, two black cabs, and a tiled baseplate that depicts the surrounding roads.

CONS

A lot of very small pieces make the set difficult to assemble. 

OUR VERDICT

LEGO 21045 Architecture Trafalgar Square delivers the most rewarding building experience to all people whose interests align with architecture, travel, history, and design. It will let you celebrate the world of architecture and offer a real assembly challenge as well.

detailed parameters
Type

Trafalgar Square Set

Recommended Age

12+ years

Number of Pieces

1197 pieces

Extras

Nelson's Column flanked by four lions, 2 Trafalgar square fountains, removable sections at the rear of the national gallery (access to the detailed interior with brick-built statue and paintings), 2 London buses and 2 black cabs included

Dimensions

24 x 20 x 12 cm

Warranty

Exclusive LEGO® satisfaction guarantee

PROS

The set features National Gallery, London Eye, Nelson's Column, Big Ben (the Elizabeth Tower), Thames River, and Tower Bridge. The model is completed with a decorative London nameplate. The supplied booklet contains information about the design, architecture, and history of the buildings. 

CONS

The London Eye is a bit unstable. 

OUR VERDICT

LEGO 21034 Architecture Skyline Model offers excellent value for its price. The set is compatible with all LEGO construction sets, allowing for inventive building.  The 468-piece model is really easy to assemble. It doesn't take too much time nor effort.

detailed parameters
Type

Architecture Skyline Collection

Recommended Age

12+ years

Number of Pieces

468 pieces

Extras

National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, London Eye, Big Ben (the Elizabeth Tower), Tower Bridge (lifting), London’s Thames River

Dimensions

28 x 8 x 15 cm

Warranty

Exclusive LEGO® satisfaction guarantee

LEGO 42083

Attention to Detail

LEGO 42083 Technic Bugatti Chiron Car is insanely detailed. What we have here is an exclusive 1:8 scale replica model that has been designed in partnership with the folk at Bugatti. The model does an excellent job capturing the essence of these quintessential super sports car that combines cutting-edge performance with daring aesthetics. The model car incorporates gleaming aerodynamic bodywork, logoed spoked rims with low-profile tyres, and detailed brake discs.

The automobile's accessible cockpit comes equipped with an 8-speed gearbox that features a movable paddle gearshift. The rear lid lets you observe the W16 engine with moving pistons connected to the drivetrain.

The active rear wing allows you to insert the top speed key and switch the wing from handling to the top speed position.

Beneath the model's hood, you'll find the set's unique serial number and enough storage space for an elegant Bugatti overnight bag.

The car measures 56 x 32 x 14 centimetres in overall dimensions, so it isn't necessarily too small but that's what you get from a 1:8 replica.

Bottom line, LEGO 42083 Technic Bugatti Chiron Car is the best LEGO set for adults we've looked at. The 3599-piece replica model looks, feels, and basically works like the real thing. The attention to detail here is pretty much unprecedented and downright awesome.

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LEGO 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

IT'S NOT WISE TO UPSET A WOOKIEE

Is there a fictional carrier more renowned and legendary than Millenium Falcon? Don't answer, it was a rhetorical question, there isn't. Well, with this set, you'll be able to build your very own but meticulously authentic replica of the aforementioned starship.

As it is often the case with these expensive sets, the attention to details here is off the charts. Among the 1414 pieces, you'll find a 2-minifigure cockpit with a detachable canopy, two spring-loaded shooters, a sensor dish, ramp, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with 2 minifigure seats, opening hull plates, the list goes on.

This LEGO set will allow you to jump in the rotating laser turrets and fire the said spring-loaded shooters. Tired of fighting? There's an espresso machine in the cockpit, why don't you grab a cup there? After that, you can open the hull plates, access the cargo area, and kick back with our favourite vest-wearing character and his friends. You can even entertain a Dejarik session with Chewbacca. Just keep in mind that the guy is a sore loser and will likely flip the board if you don't let him win once in a while.

Again, the starship is as authentic and detailed as they come, supplied with a detachable escape craft, missile storage compartment, as well as a buildable hyperdrive with repair tools. Fix the damn thing and you'll be able to make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.

What else is there to add? LEGO 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon is easily the best gift for a Star Wars fan that money can buy. The legendary fictional starship is as detailed as they come. In addition to the crew (Han, Chewie, and Lando), this LEGO set includes Qi’ra, Quay Tolsite, BB-BD, and a Kessel droid.

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LEGO 42096

The Real Deal

The LEGO 42096 Technic Porsche 911 is one of the most true-to-life replicas included in our review. At the very first glance at this excellent car, you get a strong impression that a lot of effort has been put into bringing this race car to life.

For starters, just like the original vehicle, this toy has no additional parts that might obstruct the driver's view or increase the car’s weight in any way.

Furthermore, unlike other technic LEGO kits, this Porsche features headlights that look just like real. Since the original car takes part in 24-hour races, it is not a bad idea to pay extra attention to the headlights even in a replica model.

As a nice touch, the included authentic stickers even include the road maps that you can put on the inner side of the driver’s door.

The only slight niggle with the set is that because it's a single model piece no conversion options are possible. However, considering the high quality of the kit and how stunning the assembled 911 looks, we doubt you'd want to change it.

In the end, if you're looking for a stunning display racing car to enjoy family time with your teen kids, the LEGO 42096 Technic Porsche 911 is the best LEGO Technic kit to consider.

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LEGO 21045

A Historic Landmark at Home

LEGO 21045 Architecture Trafalgar Square strikes the perfect balance between detailed and affordable. The Trafalgar Square interpretation looks very similar to the real square, incorporating a decorative nameplate that works wonders capturing the essence of this historical London landmark.

The detailed 1197-piece set includes the national gallery, Nelson's Column flanked by four lions, two Trafalgar Square fountains, among other parts. The national gallery features removable panels that let you access the gallery's detailed interior, including brick-built statues and paintings. The fountains look as realistic as LEGO pieces allow can make them look.

In addition to these massive essential parts, the set features tree-lined borders, ornate lampposts, two London buses, two black cabs, and a tiled baseplate that depicts the surrounding roads.

Despite how detailed the set is, the whole thing assembled measures 24 x 20 x 12 centimetres in overall dimensions, making the whole square ridiculously compact. The only issue with that is there are many very small pieces that can make the set hard to assemble.

In short, LEGO 21045 Architecture Trafalgar Square delivers the most rewarding building experience to all people whose interests align with architecture, travel, history, and design. It will let you celebrate the world of architecture and offer a real assembly challenge as well.

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LEGO 21034

Accurate Representation

LEGO 21034 Architecture Skyline Model is affordable first and foremost. The set isn't as detailed as every other set on this list. But the price more than reflects that. This is a casual LEGO set. It does a decent job replicating London skyline.

The set features the National Gallery, London Eye, Nelson's Column, Big Ben (the Elizabeth Tower), Thames River, and Tower Bridge. Plus, the model is completed with a decorative London nameplate.

The 468-piece small set is really easy to assemble. It doesn't take too much time nor effort. The set will prove suitable enough for any individual over 12 years old with an interest in architecture, travel, and history.

The set is perfectly scaled to offer an accurate representation of the structure's comparative sizes, including true-to-life colour depiction.

When assembled, the set adds up to 28 x 8 x 15 centimetres in overall dimensions, so you should have no issues finding enough space for the model in your house/at work.

The only somewhat major issue we have with the set is that the London Eye part is slightly unstable.

Apart from that, LEGO 21034 Architecture Skyline Model offers excellent value for its price. The set is compatible with all LEGO construction sets, allowing for inventive building.

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What Is a LEGO Set for Adults?

LEGO sets are equally suitable for kids and adults. At the same time, people associate these sets with children's toys first and foremost. We're not saying that the stereotype is entirely baseless. LEGO used to manufacture and design these things for kids and kids only.

That's not the case anymore though. There are many sets that aren't just equally suitable for children and adults but are, in fact, designed with adults in mind. These sets are usually much more detailed and complicated. There are many more pieces involved. More often than not, these sets are able to replicate major historical landmarks, automobiles, fictional aircrafts, things like that. Plus, LEGO building is excellent for calming nerves and concentrating on smaller tasks.

Generally speaking, the biggest difference between these models is the number of pieces included in the set. As you would imagine, more pieces mean higher attention to detail, making the set in question much more attractive to the nit-picky crowd.

Other than that, it is all about your interests. There is a set out there for people whose hobbies cover pretty much all subjects.

Want more LEGOs? Check out these LEGO sets and LEGO technic sets reviews.

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Publish Date: 2019-09-25 08:45:33