The best pop culture Lego sets to give as gifts this year

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Nothing is more satisfying than an ultra-specific Lego set. You’ve seen the Lego Central Perk building set, the “Seinfeld” apartment, complete with hidden superman stickers and a celebratory pole, and perhaps most impressively, their colossal 9,000 piece Titanic set. Lego recently unveiled a new Razor Crest Lego set inspired by the first episode of ‘The Mandalorian’.

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Released in October, the 6,187-piece structure is packed with authentic details that reference memorable moments from the “Star Wars” series.

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Crazy specificity is Lego’s strength. If you’re deep into mythology and Roman history, there’s a Lego set for that. Marvel fan? Choose from the countless Lego range. Here’s our list of our favorite Lego sets to gift every brand fanatic in your life.

The Razor Crest

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The “Mandalorian”-inspired Razor Crest stands over 28 inches tall and features huge engines that take off for easy viewing, a detailed interior, a removable cockpit that provides access to the sleeping quarters. It also has side hatches and a cargo area with a weapon locker, a minifigure-sized freezer compartment and a detachable escape pod.

BUY NOW: $599.99

The office

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Recreate the best scenes from “The Office” with this hyper-detailed Lego set that lets you recreate the most memorable scenes from the hit NBC sitcom. Catch Michael Scott with his famous World’s Best Boss mug and Stanley sitting at his desk with a giant pretzel in honor of Pretzel Day (IYKYK).

BUY NOW: $120

Home alone

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“Home Alone” fans won’t be disappointed with this ultra-specific set, designed by a fan himself who submitted his idea to the Lego Ideas platform. After building a total of 3,995 pieces, the largest structural element of the Lego Ideas concept, you can move through the iconic mansion to recreate some of the best scenes from the film, such as Kevin McCallister’s aftershave fiasco, the infamous fake Christmas and its unparalleled zip line adventure.

BUY NOW: $249.99

Titanian

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You can almost smell the salty sea when you take in this magnificent 9,090 piece Titanic set. This working model allows you to raise and lower the anchor and spin the propellers to spin the engines. This is the largest Lego set ever put together by the company and if you put it all together in less than 48 hours you’ll be the (very tired) king of the world. Currently available for pre-order on the Lego site for a whopping $629.99.

Lego Titanic $629

Apartment ‘Seinfeld’

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Described as containing the Top 10 “Seinfeld” Easter eggs, this new piece of over 1300 on August 1 includes everything from a marble rye and a Festivus pole to a “Prognosis Negative” VHS tape. All four funny New Yorkers plus neighbor Newman also appear in minifigure form. (Unfortunately, the Jerry minifigure is NOT in a puffy shirt, nor is he holding a black and white cookie.) The main house is Jerry’s apartment (complete with Superman stickers for the fridge and studio lights to explain the lack of a fourth wall) , but there’s also a much smaller secondary piece to put together for the titular character’s stand-up segments.

BUY NOW: $79.99

Apartment ‘Friends’

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If you’ve grown tired of reenacting classic scenes from “Friends” in Central Perk, you can now expand to all the antics that took place in Joey and Chandler’s apartment, as well as Monica and Rachel’s apartment that is now Monica and Chandler has become. At nearly 2,050 pieces, the double room set includes everything from Monica’s secret messy closet to the Barcaloungers. Similar to the Central Perk set that preceded it, these apartments are treated like they’re being built on a Hollywood soundstage, framed in scaffolding and studio lighting for all your ultimate stop-motion TikTok video needs. All six titular friends are represented in new minifigure form, and this time – oh my God! — Janice is also included.

‘Friends’ $59.99

Infinite Glove

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Build the most powerful object in the universe. Marvel just dropped this Lego reproduction of the Infinity Gauntlet, complete with Infinity Gems. Recreate the snap or use your gauntlet to restore justice and peace to the world, it’s all up to you. Only 590 pieces, even the youngest of Groots should be able to reconstruct this golden glove. Don’t hesitate to pull the trigger on this purchase as it’s already sold out on Amazon.

Infinite Glove $69.99

venom

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We didn’t know this kind of Lego art existed until we saw the red Venom tongue morph into Lego blocks in this comic book inspired Venom head. This bust of the Marvel symbiote character sits on the border of good and evil, much like his movie version of the movie starring Tom Hardy as human reporter Eddie Brock by day, and flesh-craving alien parasite Venom by night. (or when Venom is hungry, which is technically time). The 565 piece is perfect for any mantelpiece or bedside table as it is art without a doubt.

Poison Head $59.99

Daily bugle

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Celebrate your love for all things Spider-Man by bringing chaos and madness straight to Peter Parker’s workplace. This Marvel Lego set builds the iconic Daily Bugle building, home to New York City’s best paper. This massive build comes with 25 minifigs, including the Green Goblin, Black Cat, Spider-Gwen, Venom, and (of course) J. Jonah Jameson. With 3,770 pieces and battle-ready Lego bricks, there’s no comic book scene you can’t recreate.

Daily bugle $299

Excellent Mickey and Minnie

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Disney characters aren’t just for kids and nothing proves that better than Lego’s buildable Mickey and Minnie statues. They are 18″ tall and posable, with Mickey holding a soapbox guitar and Minnie holding a bouquet of flowers. (Additional parts of the set include an old-fashioned film camera on a tripod and a small photo album). Intended for builders aged 18 and over, they are designed as decorative additions to one’s home or workspace, right up to the classic movie cell base they stand on. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had with them.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse $179.95

Colosseum

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With a retail price of nearly $550 and a print run of just over 9,000 units, the recreation of Rome’s historic Colosseum is arguably one of the most extravagant mass-produced Lego sets on the market today. It’s also literally the biggest and probably one of the most methodical to put together as most of the pieces are the same color and have to be arranged in an oval pattern which is quite hypnotic. Details such as arches, paths and olive trees will further lend to the authenticity of the collector’s version of the real amphitheatre.

Colosseum $549.99

disney castle

Disney Castle LEGO

Disney Castle LEGO

If you’ve got a weekend to kill (maybe it’s raining, maybe you’re still waiting for your last quarantine before you’re fully vaccinated), the Disney Castle set might be even more fun to assemble than it is to play with. With over 4,000 pieces, including minifigures of everyone’s favorite Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the build is part architectural and part perfect Disney detail. The rear of the castle features individually themed rooms for classic properties, from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ to ‘Aladdin’.

Cinderella’s Castle $349.99

Nintendo Entertainment System

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Who needs a real game console when you can build one from Lego! Cobble your own Nintendo Entertainment System from the Kit of 2,646 pieces and then start on your own small TV. Captured in time (and on your Lego screen) is the world’s greatest video game from “Super Mario Bros.”

Nintendo Lego set $229.99

Sesame Street package

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Lego suggests this set be built by someone over the age of 18, but in reality it’s fun for all the family. The youngest members, who may still watch the show often, will love seeing the colorful brownstone and Hooper’s grocery store come into their own homes in a new way, while the older members get a sense of nostalgia as they build Bert and Ernie’s Apartment and Oscar the Grouch’s Garbage Corner and even put pigeons on the roof. Fair warning: you may find yourself alternating between singing “Rubber Duckie” and counting the different pieces as you toss them out of the bag as you work on this one. (“One – a Big Bird minifig, ah ha ha!”)

123 Sesame Street $119.99

Hogwarts Castle

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Create the magic of “Harry Potter” by building your own Hogwarts school. The 6,020-piece set comes with all sorts of magical oddities, including 27 microfigures from the books and movies, the Whomping Willow, Hagrid’s Hut and more. Get it for the holidays so it can be your “celebratory” decoration (and then you’ll have a good excuse to leave it out for months!)

Hogwarts Castle $399

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