There’s a complimentary sense of accomplishment that comes with completing jigsaws, miniatures, and even IKEA furniture, and LEGO has capitalized on this feeling to bring complete satisfaction in every wave of mammoth building sets recreating your favorite movie locations, world wonders, Marvel props, and more.
Since Christmas is fast approaching, the cogs are turning on what gifts to buy for friends, relatives, and loved ones, and LEGO never seems to disappoint the recipient. The building block company’s catalog is bursting with unique models, and to narrow down the right present in your niche, here are the best LEGO set gift ideas for movie lovers, gamers, and more.
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Best LEGO Holiday-Themed Gift Ideas
LEGO Christmas Tree
A unique alternative to the traditional conifer
Storing a building block fir after every holiday season will require some delicate storage, but it’s hard to ignore the eye-catching quality of a LEGO Christmas tree. Decorated with ornaments and candles, this 784-piece building set comes as a 2-in-1 model offering the choice of building one larger tree or two smaller trees, both with different designs. Finished with a star on the top and a sturdy base, building LEGO trees is designed to be a great family activity.
LEGO Millennium Falcon Holiday Diorama
Deck the Falcon with Porgs
$41 $65 Save $24
If you want to surprise a Star Wars fan this Christmas, present this LEGO Millennium Falcon Holiday Diorama that rebuilds the lounge area and the sleeping quarters of Han Solo’s titular ship. The set comes with a Christmas tree and a festive dinner table to create a festive vibe alongside five LEGO minifigures, including Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, BB-8, a Porg, and various accessories like a lightsaber and Rey’s Jedi book.
The LEGO Christmas tree is not the only festive building set in the company’s collection. On the contrary, the catalog serves up holiday-themed characters and even a festive wreath to give your Crimbo aesthetic more personality. The Star Wars diorama, on the other hand, is an out-of-the-box product to gawk over. In high-octane movies, like the Star Wars franchise, you rarely get to see the heroes have their downtime, which is why this small but charming set gives a head-canon glimpse behind the curtain at what the Rebels get up to around the holidays.
Best Marvel LEGO Set Gifts
Marvel’s Spider-Man Daily Bugle Lego Set
Of course J. Jonah Jameson is an included minifigure
This skyscraper building set brings the iconic headquarters of the Daily Bugle to life, featuring a host of Spider-Man characters and villains, including Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, J. Jonah Jameson, Venom, Sandman, alongside more surprising additions like Daredevil, The Punisher, and Blade. With 3772 pieces to keep you engaged, this is a fantastic set that gives you an in-depth look at a popular Marvel landmark and it’s perfect for Spidey fans of the films and comics.
LEGO Marvel Nano Gauntlet – Avengers: Endgame
An eye-catching replica without the snap (thankfully)
If you align with Thanos’ reasoning, then the real Infinity Gauntlet might be more in line with what you’re looking for. However, if saving the universe from a genocidal maniac is more your thing, then side with this LEGO Nano Gauntlet replicating Tony Stark’s creation from Avengers: Endgame. The set comes with 680 pieces and measures over 12 inches when built, complete with a set of six Infinity Stones and a neat stand to display the finished product.
LEGO Spider-Man Final Battle
Recreate one of the best MCU moments!
This LEGO set reconstructs the final battle shown in Spider-Man: No Way Home and celebrates the iconic, cinematic moment when past Spider-Men, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s variants, united with Tom Holland’s web-slinger to take down the infamous rogues’ gallery of Green Goblin, Doc Ock, et al. With 900 pieces to keep you busy over the holiday season, the battle set comes with 9 LEGO minifigures, including the three Spider-Men and the aforementioned villains, alongside Doctor Strange, Ned and MJ.
The Nano Gauntlet is a wonderful keepsake to honor Tony’s sacrifice at the end of the Infinity Saga, and the Spider-Man LEGO battle set is a real treat for fans who want to relive the magic of that final fight. The addition of minifigure supports for mid-air posing and removable pieces suggests how much action you can pack into a stationary product. Additionally, the Daily Bugle LEGO set is designed for a more experienced builder (and for a collector with plenty of free space) but this is a great landmark from Spider-Man lore to have in the collection.
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Best LEGO Sets Based On Movies That Would Make Great Gifts
Harry Potter LEGO Hogwarts Castle & Grounds
Bring the magic of Hogwarts to your living room
Every Harry Potter fan has indeed eyed this gigantic set at least once since its release but maybe placed it on a wishlist because of the $100+ price tag. The building set in question comes with 2660 pieces and stands over 8.5 inches high once completed, reforming Hogwarts Castle and its surrounding areas, including the courtyards, bridges, greenhouses, boathouse, and the Black Lake.
LEGO The Lord Of The Rings Rivendell Building Set
Explore the details of the Elven settlement
Rivendell is without a doubt one of the most ethereal locations in Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, and LEGO has recreated its beautiful architecture in building-block form. Selling as one of the most expensive building sets, the 6167-piece package costs $500 but offers a 15-inch-high set with 15 minifigures including the Fellowship, and the set can also be rearranged to bring different scenes from the film to life, such as the Council of Elrond.
Since it’s the giving season, the buyer should take note that both of these colossal sets will provide hours of enjoyment which justifies the price somewhat. The Hogwarts and Rivendell sets boast eye-widening details within the set decorations, making sure to include key objects or nooks from the source material. If you know someone who’s been looking for the perfect novelty to complete their abode or has a love for dioramas, gifting these sets will automatically earn you some brownie points as a legendary gift giver—and we’ll keep our fingers crossed that their dusting skills are up to par.
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LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Building Kit
A fun project for the holidays
The LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System building set comes with an NES console, complete with an opening slot for the buildable Game Pak, a controller, and a TV with a handle-operated scrolling screen featuring Super Mario. Boasting 2646 pieces, this is the perfect creative project for Nintendo fans to build around the festive season with stock selling fast at local retailers.
LEGO Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck Building Set
An impressive and aesthetic model
$85 $90 Save $5
This 1222-piece set reinvents the Tallneck from Guerrilla Game’s 2022 title, Horizon Forbidden West, which is known for being the most recognizable machine within the action RPG. The giant model stands 13.5 inches tall and the busy base is populated with flora and fauna alongside minifigures of Aloy and the Watcher while the Tallneck itself flaunts its intricate structure that will no doubt be a joy to build from the ground up.
Every gaming setup needs its focal point, and if you’re a Horizon Forbidden West fan, the Tallneck build is a magnificent piece to sit towering over your gameplay. Even if you’re not a die-hard fan of the game, the machine is an aesthetically pleasing structure to build as a side project and then display for decorative purposes. With the Nintendo Entertainment System set, it’s an ideal model to bring nostalgia to your retro gaming corner, or perhaps it could serve as a shrine to pastime gaming if you have a vintage gamer in your circle.
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