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Best new Lego sets

New Lego sets just keep getting better, and this year is starting strong - here's our list of the best new Lego sets you can buy these days.

A woman (background) turns the handle on a vintage camera made from Lego pieces, part of a new Lego set

Looking to top up your collection with awesome new Lego sets, or find a gift for that block-building obsessive in your life? We’ve got you covered – this guide tracks the best new Lego sets from the last 12 months. We’ve selected quite a range – from handsome display pieces for adult construction toy fans, through to classic affordable playthings (with a fantastic Star Wars Lego set in the mix, too).

Shiny new Lego sets aren’t all the brand has to offer, though. If you’re more concerned by heft than release date, check out our guide to the biggest Lego sets ever released. Do you prefer the best Lego sets for adults to evoke memories of a certain far, far away galaxy? Then you’ll want to head to our best Star Wars Lego sets spotlight. Feeling flush? Our round-up of the world’s most expensive Lego sets is there to startle your wallet. We can also recommend some of the best Lego sets there are, period.

Lego Mini Palace of Agrabah

The best new Lego Disney Princess set.

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Lego Mini Palace of Agrabah specifications:
Model number 40613
Build time Roughly 1.5 hours
Number of pieces 506
Number of minifigures 0
Recommended age 12+
Reasons to buy
  • A gorgeous and compact display piece
  • A breezy build with a few more engaging challenges
Reasons to avoid
  • Very limited play value

The Lego Mini Palace of Agrabah is a delightful offering for all fans of Disney’s Aladdin –  the animated classic, not the Guy Ritchie rendition, of course!  Assembling this set is, for th1e most part, a straightforward experience, though the intricate steps are one of several elements that add to the challenge.

The set’s visual charm is absolutely captivating, with its regal matte gold domes and deep burgundy hues, perfectly complemented by vibrant accents from the magic carpet’s purple and teal turrets, creating a visually delightful spectacle. The addition of the lotus fountain and printed brick featuring Jasmine’s balcony certainly adds to the aesthetics.

Lego Millennium Falcon Holiday Diorama

This is the most festive new Lego set.

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Lego Millennium Falcon Holiday Diorama specifications:
Model number 40658
Build time Roughly 30 minutes
Number of pieces 282
Number of minifigures 5 (including BB8 and a Porg)
Recommended age 8+
Reasons to buy
  • Festive fun with a Lego theme
  • Packed with neat parts that are great for custom builds
  • Easy but enjoyable build process
Reasons to avoid
  • Not so entertaining when it isn’t Christmas!
  • One for die-hard Lego Star Wars fans

The Lego Millennium Falcon Holiday Diorama features five characters, including Rey in a stylish green Christmas jumper with her unique hairstyle, and Finn sporting an ugly jumper with the resistance logo, this set captures the holiday vibe. Chewie, BB8 (arguably the best droid!), and a Porg complete the ensemble.

With reversible facial expressions for Finn and Rey, you can tailor your display. Additionally, the set includes two lightsabers that can be clipped onto the side or placed within the figure’s hands.

This set embraces simplicity in a charming way. When you strip away the holiday accessories and the Minifigures, it reveals a well-designed core. The doorway boasts great structural integrity, and the seating area is neat and tidy. The lights, a quintessential Christmas touch, add to the festive spirit. The Lego design for the string lights is not only clever but also aesthetically pleasing.

Standing at a height of 8 cm, with dimensions of 17 cm width and 12 cm depth, this set, comprises 282 pieces, providing an easy yet enjoyable building experience.

Lego Walt Disney Tribute Camera

The most sophisticated new set.

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Lego Walt Disney Tribute Camera specifications:
Model number 43230
Build time Roughly 3 hours
Number of pieces 811
Number of minifigures 5
Recommended age 18+
Reasons to buy
  • An elegant display piece for Disney collectors
  • A charming, entertaining build
Reasons to avoid
  • Limited play value for younger Disney fans

 

The Lego Disney 100 Walt Disney Tribute Camera offers a unique, compact model that maturely exudes Disney magic. This set includes 5 Minifigures: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Bambi, Dumbo, and Walt Disney, with monochrome Mickey and Minnie giving a nod to Disney’s earlier days. The Minifigures are creatively displayed on a clapper board in front of a vault of cells, demonstrating Disney’s film creation process.

The camera features a film strip that showcases stills from 20 Disney films including some early titles like Pinocchio, and modern films like Frozen. Functional features include a crank which when turned sounds like a camera recording. It also features rotatable lenses and the camera even opens up to reveal an office space for your Walt Minifigure to sit!

Comprising 811 pieces, It is a neat display item that is perfect for all Disney enthusiasts. The camera measures over 37 cm high, 21 cm wide, and 19 cm deep and is readily available for a well-priced $99.99 (£89.99). This set is surprisingly challenging! For Disney enthusiasts, this is an absolute must-have.

Dungeons and Dragons: Red Dragon’s tale

The best new fantasy Lego set.

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Dungeons and Dragons: Red Dragon’s tale specifications:
Model number 21348
Build time Roughly 9 hours
Number of parts 3745
Number of minifigures 6
Recommended age 18+
Reasons to buy
  • Extremely detailed and entertaining build
  • Comes with a whole DnD adventure
  • Unique DnD monsters, including Dragon, Beholder, and Displacer Beast
Reasons to avoid
  • So far, the only official Lego DnD set, despite crying out for expansions

DnD players have been using Lego sets in their games for decades, whether that’s using minifigures as cheap alternatives to DnD miniatures, or creating their own custom Lego DnD dungeon tiles. It’s just a surprise it took us until 2024 to get an official DnD Lego set, in the form of Red Dragon’s Tale.

The set is packed with character and details. While its recommended for builders 18 and up, it has incredible toy value, thanks to densely packed playset-style scenes and a cast of minifigures and monsters – headed up by the red dragon.

What’s more, the set comes with a complete DnD adventure, something we want to see more of – there could be a whole Lego DnD campaign setting, complete with kits for encounters, adventure locations, and heroes. To see how that adventure plays, check out this video from the official Lego channel:

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Lego The New Guardians Ship

The best new Lego Marvel ship.

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Lego The New Guardians Ship specifications:
Model number 76255
Build time Roughly 4 hours
Number of parts 1108
Number of minifigures 5
Recommended age 10+
Reasons to buy
  • An intricate, rewarding build
  • Gorgeous colors give it great display appeal
  • Excellent toy factor
Reasons to avoid
  • Deceptively challenging build
  • Kids and collectors may squabble – is this for playing with, or to look cool on a shelf?

Released to coincide with the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 movie, Lego The New Guardians’ Ship might not stay on your display shelf for long. It’s certainly one for adults and kids alike, and as well as being perfect for building together across the generations, it’s a superb plaything.

You’ve surely already noticed by now; it’s a fantastic-looking creation. That’s thanks in part to the bold color scheme that helps it pop in front of any background it is set before.

But equally, there are so many stylish lines and captivating building techniques to delight the eye. And with two detachable mini spacecraft and all kinds of hidden and internal details, it’s a very hard set to put down once you’ve finished it.

Lego Indiana Jones: Fighter Plane Chase

The best new Lego plane set.

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Lego Indiana Jones: Fighter Plane Chase specifications:
Model number 77012
Build time Roughly 2 hours
Number of pieces 387
Number of minifigures 3
Recommended age 8+
Reasons to buy
  • Amazing play value
  • A breeze to build
  • Small and perfectly formed
Reasons to avoid
  • Definitely a kit for kids to play with, rather than a display item for adult Indy fans

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again. Lego sets don’t need to be monstrously big, complicated, or expensive to be brilliant. And there’s a chance that most of us are going to find it much more achievable to purchase a $30 set than a $300 one.

In fact, conjure up a distant memory of a day from your childhood playing with Lego, and you’re probably imagining a box that sits in one hand (or that one time you got a huge flip front big box set).

For $34.99 (£29.99), the Lego Indiana Jones Fighter Plane Chase set gets you a lot of entertainment, a snappy, lively build process, and an extremely play-worthy set. It includes a plane, a car, a smidgen of scenery, plenty of accessories, and three Minifigures, including Indy himself. Simply put, the part count to fun ratio is off the chart in the builder’s favor.

Lego Star Wars Endor Speeder Set

The best new Lego Star Wars set.

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Lego Star Wars Endor Speeder Set specifications:
Model number 75353
Build time Roughly 1.5 hours
Number of pieces 608
Number of minifigures 3
Recommended age 18+
Reasons to buy
  • Quick to build
  • Captures the classic chase scene perfectly
Reasons to avoid
  • Definitely a display piece rather than a build challenge

 

If there’s a brick-based round-up feature being published, a new Star Wars Lego set usually secures a place on the list. We almost managed to resist for this article… but then we familiarised ourselves with the Lego Endor Speeder Chase Diorama, which captures not just one of the most iconic scenes from George Lucas’ world, but also one of cinema’s greatest chase scenes.

There have been Lego speeder bikes before, absolutely. There have been some great ones, in fact. The Chase Diorama isn’t vast in piece count or size, and its compact form means it doesn’t bristle with an abundance of detail. Yet the set capably snapshots some Star Wars magic, as part of a wider series of brick-based dioramas that reproduce favorite moments from the films.

It’s a joy to build, and a lot is achieved with the brick count provided. Ultimately, this set gives you a tidy display piece without having to invest too many hours or hard-earned coins, and we love it for that.

Lego Vintage Motorcycle

The best new Lego motorcycle.

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Lego Vintage Motorcycle specifications:
Model number 31135
Build time Roughly 30 minutes
Number of pieces 128
Number of minifigures 0
Recommended age 8+
Reasons to buy
  • A gorgeous little design
  • Three builds in one
  • Budget friendly
Reasons to avoid
  • Minimal challenge

No official theme quite represents the true spirit of Lego quite like the Creator range. While Creator brings a focus on classic bricks and non-licensed traditional building fodder like cars and houses and planes, it also leans into modern construction methods and mindsets. Indeed, in almost every case there are no Minifigures in Creator kits.

The Lego Vintage Motorcycle does a lot with a little. Over half as cheap as the Fighter Plane Chase, and plenty smaller, it is still gorgeous, display-worthy, and rich in smart ideas. And there’s no doubt the final form is a classic motorbike rather than a modern machine.

And yet, being a 3-in-1 set, you get instructions for a modern street racing bike and a minimalist drag racer. Not bad for a shade under $15 (£13).

Lego Technic Firefighter Aircraft

The best new Lego Technic set.

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Lego Technic Firefighter Aircraft specifications:
Model number 42152
Build time Roughly 2 hours
Number of pieces 1134
Number of minifigures 0
Recommended age 10+
Reasons to buy
  • An innovative Technic design that’s not just another car
  • Multiple functional components including landing gear and a ‘water’ dump
  • Mid complexity will suit almost all builders
Reasons to avoid
  • Quite a niche theme