LEGO is well known for creating big sets with thousands of pieces that bring joy and entertainment to children and adults alike.
In order to find the biggest LEGO sets ever made, we have gone through all the databases from Brickset, one of the largest LEGO dedicated sites online. In there, we have collected the biggest sets from LEGO, starting from their sets of 1949 until the sets released this year (2020).
In this list, you will find all the LEGO sets that are over 3000 pieces, which makes a total of 36 LEGO sets. The oldest set is from 1963, but most sets are from 2016 onwards. Without further ado, let’s jump onto the list.
#1 – The ultimate battle for CHIMA (2015) -10,004 pieces
The ultimate battle for CHIMA is the biggest set ever made and is actually not for sale. It was the Grand prize for Legends of Chima competition in the July-August 2015 issue of LEGO Club Magazine. We have tried to find it for sale to get an idea of the price, but unfortunately, it is not available for purchase.
This set has a whopping number of 10,004 pieces, making it the biggest set ever created, even though it has never been available commercially.
#2 – 75192: Millennium Falcon (2017) – 7,541 pieces
This set is the only commercially available set with more than 7,500 pieces, totaling 7,541. The size, when built, is also very impressive. This set measures over 21 cm x 84 cm x 56 cm (8” x 33” x 22”).
This set is available for purchase so if you would like to buy it, go over to Amazon by clicking here.
#3 – 71043: Hogwarts Castle (2018) – 6,020 pieces
The next set on the list is the Hogwarts Castle, released in 2018. This set is a fantastic opportunity for Harry Potter fans to build the castle where Harry and his friends lived all their adventures.
This set contains 6,020 pieces, making it the third biggest LEGO set ever released. When built, this set measures over 58.5 cm x 48.5 cm x 18.5 cm (23” x 19.1” x 7.3”).
If you would like to buy the third biggest set ever released, this set is available on Amazon on this page.
#4 – 10256: Taj Mahal (2017) – 5,923 pieces
The Taj Mahal is the next set on the list. Part of the Creator Experts series, this is the biggest of them all. This piece was first released in 2008 as 10189: Taj Mahal. Due to its success, it was released again in 2017.
The 2017 version has 5,923 pieces, one more than the 2008 version. When built, the set measures 43 cm x 51 cm x 51 cm (16” x 20” x 20”)
The last version can be found on Amazon by following this link.
#5 – 10179: Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (2007) – 5,197 pieces
The Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon released in 2007 is the fifth biggest set ever released. It was the biggest set ever released at the time it first was available and it maintained that status until “The ultimate battle for CHIMA” was created.
This version from 2007 has a total of 5,197 pieces. When built, this set measures 84 cm x 56 cm x 21 cm (33″ x 22″ x 8.3″).
This set can no longer be found on Amazon, but you can have a look at it on Bricklink by clicking here.
#6 – 2000409: Window Exploration Bag (2010) – 4,900 pieces
The next set is the Window Exploration Bag, released in 2010. This set is part of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY, an innovative process designed to enhance business performance through building with LEGO bricks.
This set contains a total of 4,900 pieces, divided into 100 individual bags to be used in business workshops. The kit is designed to jump-start your business brainstorming sessions.
The set is available for purchase in Bricklink by following this link.
#7 – 70620: NINJAGO City (2017) – 4,867 pieces
The NINJAGO City set was also released in 2017, an important year for big sets, with three sets out of the seven biggest being released that year.
This set contains 4867 pieces. When built, it measures 63 cm x 31 cm x 42 cm (24” x 12” x 16”). Due to its complexity, it is recommended only for people older than 16 years old.
#8 – 75252: Imperial Star Destroyer (2019) – 4,784 pieces
The Imperial Star Destroyer is the third set on the list from the Star Wars saga, a proof of how popular this saga is for LEGO fans.
With 4,784 pieces, this last version of the Imperial Star Destroyer is another must build. This structure measures 44 cm x 109 cm x 66 cm (17” x 43” x 26”), making it one of the longest sets when built.
This set is available on Amazon and can be found following this link.
#9 – 75827: Firehouse Headquarters (2016) – 4,634 pieces
The Firehouse Headquarters is the next set on the list. Part of the Ghostbusters theme, it is a fun and complex set to build. Due to its complexity, it is recommended for ages over 16.
This set contains 4,634 pieces. This set measures over 36 cm x 25 cm x 38 cm (14” x 9” x 14”) when closed. With walls opened out, it measures over 36 cm x 46 cm x 38 cm (14” x 18” x 14”).
Even though it was released a few years ago, this set can still be found on Amazon following this link.
#10 – 40179: Personalised Mosaic Portrait (2016) – 4,502 pieces
The 10th item on the list and the last set over 4,500 pieces is a special one. This Personalised Mosaic Portrait can only be found in a specific shop. Mosaic Maker store in Leicester Square.
This set contains 4,502 pieces. Because of it being a mosaic, you will not be designing a 3D element like it is the case with the other sets here.
If you want to buy this set, you can find it on Bricklink following this link.
#11 – 10214: Tower Bridge (2010) – 4,287 pieces
Tower Bridge is one of the oldest sets on the list. Part of the Creator Expert series, loads of fun, and complexity are assured with this set.
This set contains 4,287 pieces and, when built, measures over 102 cm x 45 cm x 26 cm (40″ x 17″ x 10″).
#12 – 10253: Big Ben (2016) – 4,163 pieces
The Big Ben is the next set on the list. Also part of the Creator Expert series, you shouldn’t start this set if you are not prepared for a long and challenging process.
This set contains 4,163 pieces. When finished, this model measures over 60 cm x 44 cm x 20 cm (23” x 17” x 7”).
You can find this set on Amazon if you follow this link.
#13 – 10261: Roller Coaster (2018) – 4,124 pieces
The Roller Coaster is our next set. This structure is also part of the Creator Expert series, and it is the biggest one that is not classed as a “building” within that series.
This roller coaster contains 4,124 pieces. When finished this set measures over 53 cm x 88 cm x 41 cm (20” x 34” x 16”). And the coolest part is that, when mounted, it becomes an independent functioning roller coaster, so you can get the cart moving around.
If you would like to buy this set, you can find it on Amazon by clicking here. Be sure to check the video where you can see the cart going around.
#14 – 42100: Liebherr R 9800 (2019) – 4,108 pieces
Liebherr R 9800 is one of the most impressive LEGO sets available. Released in 2019, this excavator is part of the Technic series and it has a tone of features, including control from your smartphone.
This excavator contains 4,108 pieces. When built, the set measures 39 cm x 65 cm x 27 cm (5” x 25” x 10”).
If you would like to purchase this incredible set, prepare your wallet. It is one of the most expensive new sets on the market. However, the price comes with a toy full of features. You can buy it on Amazon by clicking here.
#15 – 71040: Disney Castle (2016) – 4,080 pieces
Containing 4,080 pieces, this set is recommended for ages over 16. The set, when built, measures over 74 cm x 48 cm x 31 cm (29” x 18.8” x 12”). It includes five Disney minifigs, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Tinker Bell.
If you would like to buy this set, you can find it on Amazon following this link.
#16 – 42082: Rough Terrain Crane (2018) – 4,057 pieces
The Rough Terrain Crane is another Technic set that has made it into the list. This crane and the excavator are two of the newest sets from the Technic series. This set can be built for children ages 11 and above.
The crane contains 4,057 pieces. When built and in working position, it measures over 100 cm x 66 cm x 26 cm (39” x 25” x 10”).
This set is also available on Amazon if you follow this link. Be sure to check the video for a great representation of all the features that this set has.
#17 – 75159: Death Star (2016) – 4,026 pieces
The Death Star is another set from the Star Wars series that has made it into the list. This is the version released in 2016, the biggest Death Star to date. This set is part of the Ultimate Collector Series, like some others that can be found on this list.
This set contains 4,026 pieces and it is recommended for ages 14 and over. When built, it measures over 41 cm x 42 cm (16” x 16.5”).
If you want to buy it on Amazon, be sure to follow this link.
#18 – 10255: Assembly Square (2017) – 4,002 pieces
The Assembly Square set is the last set with more than 4,000 pieces. This set, released in 2017, is part of the Creator Expert series and it features several façades with a modular model that allows for multiple display positions.
The set contains 4,002 pieces. When built, it measures over 35 cm x 38 cm x 25 cm (13” x 14” x 9”). This set is recommended for people over 16 years old.
If you would like to purchase this set, you can find it on Amazon by clicking here.
#19 – 42055: Bucket Wheel Excavator (2016) – 3,929 pieces
The Bucket Wheel Excavator is the biggest set under 4,000 pieces. Part of the Technic series, this set was the largest Technic set ever made when it was released. It is now the third-largest after the Liebherr R 9800 excavator and the Rough Terrain Crane.
This set contains 3,929 pieces. When built, the excavator measures 41 cm x 72 cm x 29 cm (16” x 28” x 11”). This set, despite the number of pieces, is recommended for a younger audience than the rest that we have seen so far on the list. In this case, the recommended age is between 12 and 16 years old.
If you would like to buy this set, you can find it on Amazon by clicking here.
#20 – 10272: Old Trafford Stadium (2020) – 3,898 pieces
The Old Trafford – Manchester United set is one of the newest sets on the list. It is a great replica of the real stadium and any Manchester United fan will love to build one of these.
The set contains 3,898 pieces. The set, which is done at a scale 1:600 from the real stadium, measures 18.5 cm x 47 cm x 39 cm (6.5” x 18” x 15”) when finished. This size is perfect to feature some details such as the player’s tunnel or the statue of Sir Alex Ferguson
If you want to buy this set, you can find it on Amazon by following this link.
#21 – 10188: Death Star (2008) – 3,803 pieces
The Death Star version from 2008 is the next set on the list. Featuring around 200 pieces less than the 2016 version, but it is fairly similar.
This set contains 3,803 pieces. When built, the set measures 41 cm x 42 cm (16” x 16.5”).
This Death Star version can be found on Bricklink by clicking here.
#22 – 42083: Bugatti Chiron (2018) – 3,599 pieces
The Bugatti Chiron set is another extraordinary Technic set. Released in 2018, this is the biggest race car ever released by LEGO.
Containing 3,599 pieces, the set is a 1:6 scale representation of the original car. When built, this set measures over 14 cm x 56 cm x 25 cm (5” x 22” x 9”). Due to its complexity and number of electronic and mechanical pieces, this set is recommended only for people over 16.
If you would like to buy this set, it can be found on Amazon, following this link.
#23 – 70657: NINJAGO City Docks (2018) – 3,553 pieces
The docks contain 3,553 pieces, this set was released in 2018. Recommended for ages 12 and over, this set measures over 37 cm x 38 cm x 25 cm (14” x 14” x 9”) when built.
If you like this set and would be interested in purchasing it, you can find it on Amazon if you click here.
#24 – 70922: The Joker Manor (2017) – 3,444 pieces
Our next set is The Joker Manor. Released in 2017 following the Batman movie, this set is great for superhero lovers and especially Batman lovers.
This set contains 3,444 pieces. When built, the manor measures over 55 cm x 66 cm x 27 cm (21” x 25” x 10”). The set is aimed at ages 14 and over.
This set is available on Amazon and can be found if you follow this link.
#25 – 10143: Death Star II (2005) – 3,441 pieces
Death Star II is also on the list. This set is one of the most valued sets on the market and for a good reason. Funnily enough, it was not very successful when it was commercially available.
The set contains 3,441 pieces and, when built, it measures over 65cm x 50 cm (25” x 19”). The measures and the design are a bit different from the Death Star which was issued after in 2008 and reissued in 2016.
This set was discounted before 2010, but it can be found on Bricklink by clicking here.
#26 – 10181: Eiffel Tower (2007) – 3,428 pieces
Our next set is the Eiffel Tower. Released in 2007, this set is part of the Creator Expert series. The model is a representation at a scale of 1:300 of the original.
This set contains 3,428 pieces. When built, this is probably the tallest set from LEGO. The tower measures 108 cm (42.5”) high, with a base of 50 cm x 50 cm (20” x 20”). This set is recommended for ages 16 and over.
The Eiffel Tower is not available on Amazon but can be found on Bricklink if you follow this link.
#27 – 76139: 1989 Batmobile (2019) – 3,306 pieces
The 1989 Batmobile is the next set on the list. Released in 2019, this set features the Batmobile from the 1989 Batman movie, featuring a slide-open, dual-cockpit, and two hidden machine guns.
This set contains 3,306 pieces. When built, this toy car measures over 12cm x 60 cm x 22 cm (4” x 23” x 8”). It is recommended for people over 16 years old.
This car can be found on Amazon if you follow this link. Be sure to check the video to get a good idea of how big this car is.
#28 – 75059: Sandcrawler (2014) – 3,296 pieces
The Sandcrawler is another set from the Ultimate Collector Series from Star Wars. This set, released in 2014, will help you relive classic moments from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!
The set contains 3,296 pieces. When built, it measures over 24 cm x 48 cm x 16 cm (9″ x 18” x 6”).
Even though it was released in 2014, this set is still available on Amazon, and you can buy it clicking here.
#29 – 10196: Grand Carousel (2009) 3,263 pieces
The Grand Carousel set released in July 2009. It is part of the Creator Expert Sculptures series. The carousel can move and play music thanks to some power function elements.
This set contains 3,263 pieces. When built, the carousel measures over 30 cm (12”) in diameter and 30 cm 12” in height.
The Grand Carousel is not available on Amazon but can be found on Bricklink if you click here.
#30 – 7100: Samsonite Large Educational Set (1963) – 3,250 pieces
This set is a very special one. The Samsonite Large Educational Set is, by far, the oldest set in the list. Released no less and no more than 1963, this was the biggest set for 44 years before the 10179: Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon was released in 2007.
This set contains 3250. Intended to be used in classrooms through group activities, it was organized in a way that could be quickly dismantled.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to find this set available for purchase.
#31 – 10273: Haunted House (2020) – 3,231 pieces
The next set is the Haunted House, released in 2020. Part of the Creator Expert series, this set is for people over 18 years.
This set contains 3,231 pieces. When built, this house measures over 68 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm (26.5” x 9” x 9”).
At the time of this writing, the set was still not available on Amazon. However, it can already be purchased on Bricklink following this link.
#32 – 70840: Welcome to Apocalypseburg! (2019) – 3,178 pieces
The set contains 3,178 pieces. When built, this set measures over 52 cm x 49 cm x 33 cm (20” x 19” x 12”).
If you would like to purchase this set, you can find it on Amazon by clicking here.
#33 – 10221: Super Star Destroyer (2011) – 3,152 pieces
The Super Star Destroyer is another set from Star Wars, one of the most common series on this list. Recommended for ages 16 and above, this set is both challenging and fun to build.
The set contains 3,152 pieces. It measures 124.5 cm (50”) long, which makes it one of the longest LEGO sets. Moreover, it weighs nearly 8 pounds (3.5kg).
This set, even though it has been discontinued by the manufacturer, can still be found on Amazon by clicking here.
#34 – 75936: Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage (2019) – 3,120 pieces
The Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage is a set from the Jurassic World Series. Released in 2019, it features Jurassic Park’s iconic gate with opening function and a fearsome T. rex.
This set contains 3,120 pieces. When built, the gate measures over 42 cm x 48 cm x 14 cm (16” x 18” x 5”). The T. rex dinosaur measures over 22 cm x 69 cm x 17 cm (8” x 27” x 6”).
The set can be bought on Amazon by following this link.
#35 – 10030: Imperial Star Destroyer (2002) – 3,096 pieces
The Imperial Star Destroyer is one of the oldest sets from the list. Released back in 2002, it is part of the Ultimate Collector’s Series set. At the time of release, it was the largest set (in size, not in the number of pieces) released.
This set contains 3,096 pieces. This set measures over 94 cm x 58 cm (37″ x 23″).
You can find this set on Bricklink if you click here.
#36 – 21318: Tree House (2019) – 3,036 pieces
The last set on the list is the Tree House, released in 2019. As we talked in the post “Recycling LEGO: Possible Or Not?”, this is the first set to feature a new material for the bricks that is more sustainable than the ABS plastic.
This set contains 3,036 pieces, out of which over 180 botanical elements are made from plant-based polyethylene plastic. When built, this treehouse measures over 37 cm x 27 cm x 24 cm (14” x 10” x 9”). This set is recommended for people over 16.
If you would like to buy the more sustainable (to date) big LEGO set, you can find it on Amazon by following this link.
#BONUS – Hogwarts’ Castle Epic Extension – Additional 19,307 pieces
This set is not an official set, but the accomplishment is so incredible that we wanted to add it here.
Bear in mind that the original set that this extension is based on is the third on our list, with 6,020 pieces. Well, this epic extension has a total of 19,037 pieces, and that is without including the original pieces. If this was an original LEGO set, the total number of pieces would be a whopping 25,327 pieces, more than double the current biggest set.
This castle is huge, measuring over 130.6 cm (51.4”) wide, 93.7 cm (36.9”) long, and 62.8 cm (24.7”) high. But also the instructions are huge. The set of instructions goes over 3,000 pages.
The design was first created by LEGO enthusiast Ryan Kroboth. Upon request, Playwell Bricks created the instructions and made them available. If you want to purchase the instructions and try to build this huge set, you can do so in Rebrickable, by clicking here.
And with this last bonus unofficial set, we have arrived at the end of this post. In total, we have covered the 36 biggest official LEGO sets and an unofficial one.
If you liked this post, be sure to check our posts “Some Of The Rarest LEGO Star Wars Sets Ever Made” & “These Are The Most Difficult LEGO Technic Sets To Make”.
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