The Best LEGO Sets You Can Buy and Build Today

The Best LEGO Sets You Can Buy and Build TodayRecently Jackster1337, a member of our community, shared his concept for a PC tower built out of LEGO bricks.

The concept, which appears to have been rendered using some type of modeling application that supports LDraw, is neat, but has not been actualized beyond the conceptual stage.

Not everyone has the skills nor the inclination to build their own LEGO project entirely from scratch. We’re not all engineers, after all. Some of us would prefer to buy LEGO kits that are already available through our favorite retailers, ready for us to piece together. Here are three of the best LEGO-based sets I’ve pieced together, brick by brick, that the rest of us LEGO lovers can buy and build today.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout LEGO setThe largest of the LEGO Super Heroes released to date is the Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout kit, released at the end of 2012. This set, which measures over a foot high and wide, comes with eight minifigures and an assortment of vehicles and weapons. It also includes what some reviewers have described as a very impressive gate and a tower that sparkles when a light is shone upon it. The set is also reconfigurable, so you can set it up in different formations. I have to agree with others who have said that this set would make a great addition to other Batman sets.

The Goblin King Battle LEGO setI’m still waiting for a truly awesome LEGO set for The Hobbit, but in the meantime I find the Goblin King Battle to be the best set of the bunch. It’s only 841 pieces, but sometimes less is more, and this set has all that it needs to reproduce this scene. The set includes seven minifigures, which are only available in this package. There is also a collapsible bridge and a catapulting catapult. All in all, it’s pretty nice set, if you ask me.

Star Wars Death Star LEGO setLEGO will soon be bringing The Tower of Orthanc to its Lord of the Rings series, but I still doubt it would pose a threat to the awesome power of the Death Star (from Star Wars, of course). Heck, even The Mines of Moria appears more interesting than Orthanc, which is simply a tall, dark tower built of thousands of LEGO bricks. The Death Star, which itself takes nearly 4,000 bricks to produce, is about 16 inches tall and wide, and includes 24 minifigures and droids. It also includes the Dianoga trash compactor monster, which reminds me of the Death Star Space Station playset made by Kenner the year the first Star Wars film was released.

These are just a few of my favorite LEGO sets. What are some of your favorites?

Images from LEGO