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The best movie-themed Lego sets

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The best movie-themed Lego sets
08 September 2023

All Lego is fun, but there’s something a bit special about methodically recreating an iconic scene from your favourite film in brick form and displaying it on a shelf, so everyone knows which blockbuster has your geeky heart.

From Star Wars to Marvel, Bond to Indy, if it’s been on the big screen and has a worldwide fandom, Lego has probably tackled it at some point. Our list of the best movie-themed Lego concentrates on sets you can currently buy, from quick and easy builds to those multi-weekend giant epics with price tags to match.

As for the ranking? Well that’s up to you to decide. Lights, camera, action!

The 10 best movie-themed Lego sets

The 10 best movie-themed Lego sets

1. The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell

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Another massive build, this one recreates The Lord of the Rings’ Elven settlement of Rivendell, where the Fellowship that would set off on a quest to get rid of that nuisance of a ring once and for all was established. It’s an important place, then, one that is stunningly recreated in brick form, filled with little details that will delight Tolkien devotees. As for the minifigures? Well, with Rivendell being probably the number one hangout in all of Middle-earth it should come as no surprise that you get a whopping 15 in the box here.

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2. Millennium Falcon

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There are Star Wars Lego models, and there are Star Wars Lego models. This gargantuan, 7,541-piece tribute to the Millennium Falcon emphatically belongs to the latter category. One of the largest Lego sets ever made, the buildable Falcon features two minifigure crews, allowing you to choose your preferred Star Wars era, as well as buildable laser cannons, sensor dishes and removable hull panels. If you can afford it, and have a space large enough to accommodate the thing, this is the ultimate build for any Star Wars fan.

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3. Back to the Future Time Machine

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Finally, you get to tell everyone that you, too, built a time machine out of a DeLorean with this nostalgia-inducing 1,872-piece build. Packed with the kind of details Back to the Future fans will be looking out for, the Lego DeLorean features a Flux Capacitor light brick and gull-wing doors that flip out to reveal the famous dates on the dashboard inside the vehicle. Naturally, you also get Doc Brown and Marty McFly minifigures to position where you like.

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4. Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama 

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As far as Star Wars scenes go, few are more memorable than the first time we meet Yoda, at his mischievous, cryptic best on the muddy planet of Dagobah, where he spends his final years. This brilliantly detailed diorama recreates the Jedi Master’s hut, complete with the wing of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing (with the rest of the aircraft at this point still submerged in the swamp). It looks great on display and comes with Luke, Yoda, and R2-D2 minifigs to arrange as you please.

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5. Temple of the Golden Idol

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Indiana Jones returned to the big screen this year, but if we’re talking about the most memorable Indy scene of them all all, the majority of fans are probably going to go all the way back to the beginning, to the temple where our wisecracking archaeologist is first seen treasure-hunting and legging it from notably large rolling boulders. This model features a turnable knob that lights up the idol, as well as the aforementioned boulder that very nearly ends Indy’s adventures prematurely.

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6. Spider-Man Final Battle 

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The universe-colliding final battle scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home will live long in the memory of Marvel fans, and this 360-degree model does a very good job of celebrating the exciting finale. All three Spideys are included, and you can remove the roof to reveal the giant hand of Sandman. As you’d expect, the set also includes plenty of web pieces to wrap the villains in.

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7. T. rex Breakout 

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There have been several suitably colossal Jurassic Park Lego models in the past, but this one is a bit more manageable. Coming in at 1,212 pieces, it recreates (as if you haven’t already worked it out) that fateful first sighting of the T.rex from the original Jurassic Park. You’ll also build two Ford Explorers, with one faring slightly better than the other in this scene, and spot Easter eggs like dinosaur footprints, and the ‘Danger’ sign everyone chose to ignore in the film.

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8. Batmobile: Batman vs. The Joker

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There have been many versions of the Batmobile immortalised in both film and Lego, and you can’t really go wrong with any of them. But if Burton-era Bats is the one closest to your heart, you really should have a look at this set. It might be smaller than other Batmobile builds and targeted at younger Lego fans, but they certainly weren't there in 1989, and they likely won’t appreciate the purple get-up of the distinctly Jack Nicholson Joker minifig like you will.

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9. 007 Aston Martin DB5 

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Lego has retired the much larger Aston Martin DB5 model, but Bond’s favourite car of them all can still be added to your collection in less shelf-hogging miniature form, and it still looks great here. You get a dapper No Time To Die Bond minifigure to pop inside the finished vehicle, and some backup number plates from different films.

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10. I am Groot

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Technically one for the kids, but we reckon this 476-piece poseable Baby Groot looks good on display no matter how old you are. The loveable tree-alien is in his cutest child form here, and the idea is that you’re arranging him to look like he’s dancing. This set also comes with a brick-built cassette tape from Starlord’s collection.

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