Lego is becoming more popular in these days than ever before. Its building kits are getting better and better and especially those from the Lego Technic collection are well made and funny to build. But have you ever thought about investing in Lego when buying it as a toy for your children? Specially large Lego Star Wars sets are good to invest in. Let’s have a look at different Lego building kits which are excellent for investment in 2023.
1. Lego Icons 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell
The first Lego building kit I would like to introduce to you is Lego Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell set. It is a new exclusive set that was released in March 2023. This large & detailed model consists of 6,167 pieces, which qualifies it among the 10 biggest Lego sets ever sold. It also comes with 15 minifigures that include famous fellowship movie characters such as Frodo Baggins, Aragorn, Arwen, Gimli, and others. The dimensions of the final model are 29.5″ (75 cm) wide, 15″ (39 cm) high, and 19.5″ (50 cm) deep. This Lego kit is a real masterpiece and a must-have for every Lego collector.
2. Lego Star Wars 75343 Dark Trooper Helmet
If you are a huge Star Wars fan, you will appreciate this building kit from the Lego Star Wars Collection. The model of the helmet is almost indistinguishable from the helmet which you could have seen in the movie Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 – the helmet is made in the typical black color with the shining red colored eyes. Even though this set has less than 700 bricks included, the helmet will surprise you with all the authentic details. The model is 7 inches high, 4.5 inches wide and 6 inches deep. The building kit contains a stand with a nameplate and that makes it a perfect display piece. Furthermore, there are many other helmets from the Star Wars movies in this collection so you can collect them all and display them on your shelf.
3. Lego Star Wars 75292 The Razor Crest
This is an award-winning building kit from Lego. It won the Toy of the Year Awards in 2021 and there is sure reason for that. It is a spectacular armored transport shuttle from the movie Star Wars: The Mandalorian. This shuttle is equipped with spring-loaded shooters prepared for the battles in the galaxies. It has a cargo area with an access ramp so that you can load everything needed on the board. There is even a sleeping area. Furthermore, there is a detachable escape pod so the crew can evacuate themselves in the case of emergency. In front of the shuttle there is a cockpit where you can fit different minifigures for the pilot role. In total there are 4 different minifigures included in this Lego set.
4. Lego Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina
This Lego set is from the Star Wars collection, and it features the iconic cantina from the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. This building kit contains more than 3,000 Lego bricks so you can construct a perfectly detailed model and recreate the scenes from the movie. The designers didn’t leave it to chance and designed every little detail such as the equipment of the bar, the Dewback figure or the two Landspeeders outside of the cantina. The model has removable roof so that you can explore everything inside. There are 21 unique Star Wars minifigures in this set including the main characters from the movie like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and others. This Lego set is one of the most immersive from the Star Wars collection and it is perfect gift for teenagers and adults.
5. Lego Icons 10317 Land Rover Classic Defender 90
This building kit contains 2,336 Lego bricks, with which you can build a model of the iconic Land Rover Classic Defender. It is a replica of the Land Rover’s 1984 model of this famous off-road vehicle from the history. The model also has the traditional sand green color with a white roof and brown interior typical for the Land Rover SUVs. It includes all the authentic features such as working suspension, opening doors, steering and an openable hood. It also includes some smart interior details like, for example, a coffee cup. This model is ideal for anyone interested in off-road cars.
6. Lego Technic 42141 McLaren Formula 1 Race Car
If you like ultimate fast sport vehicles, you will be certainly astonished by this detailed model of the McLaren Formula 1 race car. In my opinion, it is one of the best Lego Technic models. You will be dazzled by the vivid orange & blue colors of the McLaren team and by the details such as V6 engine with movable pistons, working suspension, differential and steering. This building kit has been developed in collaboration between Lego and McLaren Racing. It is an authentic replica of the 2022 McLaren’s F1 car suitable for adults. The model consists of 1,434 bricks.
7. Lego Ideas 21318 Tree House
Have you ever thought about designing your own Lego set? Lego decided to hold a competition and to choose the best designs from the people. Afterwards they started producing Lego Ideas sets which were designed by the Lego fans not by the designers. And this kit is one of the kits from the collection. It has 3,036 bricks and you can build a tree house like the one you used to play in when you were a little kid. Although it was designed by Lego fans it has many astonishing details like a bonfire, wind-up crane, picnic table and much more. I really like that there are two sets of leaves and you can change them on the tree as the season changes. The tree house has free separate cabins – the bedroom, bathroom, and a kids’ room.
8. Lego Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle
The fans of the Harry Potter will like this Lego set which has more than 6,000 bricks. With this building kit, you can build the castle where the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is based. The model has all the towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, Professor Dumbledore’s office, the Great Hall and much more – shortly it has everything the castle had in the Harry Potter movies. The building set also contains many small accessories like house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and the model features interesting functions such as moving staircases. Furthermore, you will find 4 minifigures and 27 microfigures in the box. This building kit is perfect to display but also to recreate your favorite scenes from the films.
9. Lego Icons 10307 Eiffel Tower
The next one on my list is another majestic Lego set that features the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. The final model is 58 inches (149 cm) tall, which makes it the tallest Lego set yet. The building process is divided into 4 steps, in which you will be building the 4 construction phases like the real Eiffel Tower was built. The model also features realistic & geometrically accurate details such as elevators, observation platforms, supports, railings, bracing and arches. The whole model consists of 10,001 pieces and it is an 18+ set (for adults).
10. Lego Ninjago 71741 City Gardens
This building kit is another kit inspired by a movie, this time by Ninjago series. It is one of the kits which was designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ninjago. The model of the ninja house or more like palace is breathtaking. It has five floors, each including something different. You can find there a Ninjago Museum of History, an ice cream shop, the ninja zone, or Chen’s Noodle House. Building this kit is a huge ride for the fans. Lego added many hidden surprises which will be appreciated only by the all-time addicts and there is also a Ninjago Fan apartment inside the house. There is vast number of bricks, so it is rewarding experience building this house. In addition, there are 19 Ninjago minifigures including the main characters like Young Lloyd, Kai, Zane, and many others.
11. Lego Creator Expert 10295 Porsche 911
If you are an ultimate fan of Porsche cars, I would really like to recommend you this Lego building kit with which you can build two Porsche models – Porsche 911 Turbo and Targa. The model was made in cooperation with Porsche manufacturer, and you will be astonished by all the different details. The model is authentic, the engine is in the back of the car and you will find a storage space in the front. If you want, to remove the roof of the car, you can store it in the front. This model is perfect for collectors and it is perfect exhibition model.
12. Lego Icons 10294 Titanic
This Lego set features the legendary Titanic ship icon. The model contains many detailed working functions such as, for example, the propellers with the piston engines inside. Other details include swimming pool, promenade deck, the ship’s bridge, boiler room, grand staircase or smoking lounge. The ocean liner is 17.5″ (44 cm) high, 53″ (135 cm) long, and 6″ (16 cm) wide. Actually, it is a 1:200 scale ship model of the real Titanic from 1912. This Lego set would be an ideal historical collectible display piece for anyone who likes both history and Lego.
13. Lego Architecture 21042 Statue of Liberty
If you ask anyone about the name of this statue, everyone will give you the correct answer. It is a symbol of New York and for some also a symbol of the USA. With this building kit which contains more than 1,600 bricks, you can actually build this architectural piece – the Statue of Liberty. The model is perfectly detailed, and it looks almost like a piece o art. It is made in the authentic sand-green and beige color and it is perfectly detailed. The model is 17″ (44 cm) high, 5″ (14 cm) wide and 5″ (14 cm) deep and it is a perfect model to display at your home or in your office.
Now you know the best investment collections. All of them are amazingly done, perfectly detailed and they are worth having them at home even as a decoration. You will be fascinated by all these kits and like to build them and play with them!
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