12 Movie-Themed LEGO Sets That You Can Buy Today (list)

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Have you ever bought a toy in the hope that it would one day become an heirloom? It’s something that many of us have done at some point.

LEGO cares deeply about the longevity of its toys and has been doing so for a very long time. In fact, quite a few of its sets have stood the test of time and are classics to this day.

I’ve chosen 12 classic models that you should consider for your collection. I've also included a handy link to them on Amazon so you can check up close images, read customer reviews and order them if you wish.

These are timeless lego sets for your children, grandchildren and even your great, great, great, great grandchildren.

What are they and where can you buy these movie themed lego sets. Read on to find out.

NameCategoryProduct
LEGO Star Wars Death StarBest Overall
LEGO Star Wars Death Star
LEGO Lord of the Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Building SetBudget Pick
LEGO Lord of the Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Building Set
LEGO Simpsons 71006 The Simpsons HouseUpgrade Pick
LEGO Simpsons 71006 The Simpsons House

1. LEGO Star Wars Death Star

Our rating: 10 / 10


LEGO Star Wars Death Star

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Pros:

  • Best LEGO Star Wars set
  • Incredibly detailed model of the Death Star
  • Authentic movie scenes from Episode IV
  • Highly collectible LEGO set
  • Comes with two iconic minifigures … Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia
  • Engaging and challenging Instructions

2. LEGO Lord of the Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Building Set

Our rating: 9 / 10


LEGO Lord of the Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Building Set

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Pros:

  • The set looks amazing enough to be at the center of your living room display
  • Features a tower, a rooftop and 4 4-inch mini-figures
  • The set will look great in any big collector’s home (or yours if you’re a LEGO and Lord of the Rings nut)
  • Made from 867 pieces of LEGO use to feature 44 minifigures; 18 of which will be Rohan warriors, 9 Orcs, 1 Uruk-hai leader, two Ents, two Rohirrim and nine minifigures for the four Hobbits (Sam, Frodo, Merry and Pippin). The set also includes a statue of Strider and a white Anduaith, an Uruk-hai, an Orc archer, a Goblin soldier, Pippin, Merry, Aragorn, Gimli, Sam, Frodo, two Ores, an Olog-hai, two Rohan warriors, a Rohan rider, three Rohan warriors, an Uruk-hai leader and an Uruk-hai
  • There are a total of 4 sets to collect and this is the first one to come out
  • The tomb is a cool feature of this set
  • The set includes weapons such as two swords, two axes, a mace and a long bow

3. LEGO Simpsons 71006 The Simpsons House

Our rating: 9 / 10


LEGO Simpsons 71006 The Simpsons House

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Pros:

  • Great attention to detail
  • 71006 The Simpsons House has a large number of pieces, which allows for extended playability
  • The set allows children to put on a play of their own

Cons:

  • The set requires a lot of pieces to set up. This may deter children if they are not used to such sets
  • 71006 The Simpsons House does not come with Marge, Bart, Lisa, or Maggie

Bart, Lisa, Marge, and Maggie all live in this awesome house in Springfield.

The 71006 The Simpsons House set is the latest LEGO® set to be released based on The Simpsons television series.

It features Homer’s home, which contains the most important rooms in the house – the kitchen, living room, children’s bedroom, bathroom, and even the basement boiler room where Homer keeps his stash of Duff beer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the top 5 biggest Lego sets?

What is the best Lego set for adults?

Lego makes sets specially designed to be used by adults and for the most part, they are pretty cheap. Age on average can range up to about-15 or so, they are not officially intended for children, but I strongly believe that Lego never stops being fun. Why?…

First, lego’s are the perfect toy for people: they are loaded with building fun, endless creative possibilities and they can be used to practice mathematics, mechanics and other sciences, which makes them a perfect addition to any family household. They also work great as birthday presents and gifts for adults.

What is the hardest Lego set to put together?

While the most tedious set on the market is probably still the Police Tank which has 8,384 pieces, the most challenging to assemble would probably be the Millennium Falcon from the second edition of the Ultimate Collectors series. It took me hours to actually get to the point where it was playable. There is a lot of rigging and other complicated tasks in this set that are quite difficult to do with Lego bricks.

The most popular Lego sets by far are the City and Friends themes. They’re easy to identify as they’re overwhelmingly pink. You will also find the Pirates series and Monsters themes have a large following, as does the Castle theme and Bionicle series, but these tend to lean more male.

Conclusion

From Superman to Dr. Strange, here are the best movie-themed LEGO sets that are worth the money!

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
LEGO Star Wars Death StarBest Overall
LEGO Star Wars Death Star
LEGO Lord of the Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Building SetBudget Pick
LEGO Lord of the Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Building Set
LEGO Simpsons 71006 The Simpsons HouseUpgrade Pick
LEGO Simpsons 71006 The Simpsons House