Legos are the greatest toy of all-time, as delightful and intriguing for adults as they are for children of all ages. Since the Lego brick system debuted in 1958, there have been thousands of different sets released, with millions of bricks. Today, the Lego company has around 1,000 different sets for sale, with themes ranging from Star Wars to Super Heroes and a host of working robotics kits.
With so much awesomeness, it's hard to separate the studs from the duds. That's why we've constructed this list of the top 25 Lego sets that are available today.
The ultimate dollhouse for evil Star Wars minifigs, the 4,016-piece Lego Death Star has at least half a dozen rooms, including Palpatine's throne room, a detention block, a trash compactor and a cargo area. The 16-inch by 16-inch battle station has a laser that shoots missiles across the room. It also comes with 23 different minifigs, including Darth Vader, the Emperor and the trash compactor monster. It also comes with Darth Vader's Tie Fighter!
Get ready for human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together and mass hysteria, because the Ghostbusters headquarters has gone to the bricks. This realistic 4,634 piece set builds the iconic firehouse from the original Ghostbusters movie and it opens up to reveal 20 different rooms, including staircases, a kitchen and three-story pole for the nine minifigures to slide down.
Lego's architecture line lets you build great structures from around the world and put them in your living room. While not the most complex set, the New York City Skyline uses 598 bricks to give you miniature versions of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, the Freedom Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
A great way for young kids to learn about coding, Lego Boost gives you the pieces to build one of five different robots and program them using the associated Android or iOS app.
The software is extremely, fun and intuitive as it shows children how to code using a simple block-based language that's entirely marked with icons rather than words. My five year old who can't read yet was writing his own programs within a few minutes. Also, at $159, Boost is an incredible value compared to robot kits that cost twice as much and are half as fun.
The company's Technic line features complex vehicles that often have motorized parts. A truck fan's dream, this set goes all-out with giant tires and a moving crane and winch that you can access via remote control.
The truck measures a full two feet long and is 20 inches high and 14-inches wide, with an attractive teal blue paint job. This set also builds a research explorer vehicle for when you get bored.
An affordable and impressive piece from the architecture collection, this 695-piece set makes a detailed model of France's famous art museum. It even features an attractive rendition of the iconic glass pyramid.
Re-enact the second-most dramatic moment from the Empire Strikes Back, without breaking the bank. This set features everything you need to put Han into suspended animation, including a carbonite freezing chamber and minifigs of Bobba Fett, Han Solo and an Ugnaut.
A built-in elevator allows everybody's favorite bounty hunter can go up to the platform to make sure that the procedure happens. There's also a carbonite box with Han's frozen visage on it.