The Most Popular LEGO Set of All Time: Revealing the Ultimate Fan Favorite

Choose the set you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 06:17
Step into the colorful and captivating world of LEGO, where imagination meets ingenuity! At StrawPoll, we are on a quest to uncover the most popular LEGO set of all time, and we need your help! Join thousands of fellow LEGO enthusiasts in casting your vote for the most iconic, awe-inspiring, and nostalgia-inducing sets that have captured our hearts and fueled our creativity over the years. Will the majestic Hogwarts Castle reign supreme, or will the towering Millennium Falcon soar to the top? Perhaps the intricate Taj Mahal will steal the show, or maybe a hidden gem will rise through the ranks. With countless beloved sets to choose from, every vote counts! Don't see your favorite on the list? No problem! Flex your LEGO expertise and suggest a missing option to truly make this the ultimate ranking. So, what are you waiting for? Let the brick-building battle begin and help us crown the most popular LEGO set of all time!

What Is the Most Popular LEGO Set of All Time?

  1. 1
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    This set has been consistently popular since its release in 2017 due to its iconic design and high level of detail. It is also the largest LEGO set ever produced, with over 7,500 pieces.
    The LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (75192) is a highly detailed and iconic LEGO set based on the famous spaceship from the Star Wars franchise. With its impressive size and intricate design, it is considered one of the most popular LEGO sets of all time.
    • Number of pieces: 7,541
    • Recommended age: 16+
    • Dimensions: 8.8 x 33.4 x 22.9 inches
    • Weight: 26.1 pounds
    • Included minifigures: 10
  2. 2
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    This set is beloved by fans of the Harry Potter franchise and features a highly detailed model of the Hogwarts Castle, complete with numerous rooms and characters.
    The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) is the ultimate LEGO set for Harry Potter fans. It is a highly detailed, massive replica of the iconic Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter movie series. This set includes numerous intricate features and a wide range of minifigures to bring the wizarding world to life.
    • Set Number: 71043
    • Piece Count: 6020 pieces
    • Dimensions: 22.4 x 18.9 x 27.2 inches
    • Weight: 22.7 pounds
    • Recommended Age: 16 years and older
    LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) in other rankings
  3. 3
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    This set is a faithful recreation of the iconic Taj Mahal, featuring over 5,900 pieces and intricate details. It has been popular among LEGO enthusiasts and architecture fans alike.
    The LEGO Creator Expert Taj Mahal (10256) is an iconic LEGO set that faithfully recreates the beauty and grandeur of one of the world's most famous architectural wonders. It is part of the LEGO Creator Expert series, known for its intricacy and attention to detail. With a whopping 5,923 pieces, this set offers a challenging and rewarding building experience for LEGO enthusiasts and collectors alike.
    • Piece Count: 5,923 pieces
    • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 16.3 x 5.9 inches
    • Weight: 16.2 pounds
    • Model Scale: 1:650
    • Age Range: 16 years and up
    LEGO Creator Expert Taj Mahal (10256) in other rankings
  4. 4
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    This set is based on the popular Ninjago franchise and features a massive cityscape with numerous buildings and characters. It has been praised for its intricate details and high level of playability.
    The LEGO Ninjago City (70620) is a highly advanced LEGO set that offers an intricate and detailed model of the bustling Ninjago City. It is a part of the LEGO Ninjago theme, which revolves around a group of ninja warriors defending their city from various threats.
    • Piece Count: 4,867
    • Number of Minifigures: 16
    • Dimensions: 24.8 x 18.9 x 5.9 inches
    • Weight: 14.22 pounds
    • Number of Levels: 3
    LEGO Ninjago City (70620) in other rankings
  5. 5
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    This set is a tribute to the historic Apollo 11 moon mission and features a highly detailed model of the Saturn V rocket. It has been popular among fans of space exploration and LEGO enthusiasts alike.
    The LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) is a highly detailed and intricate LEGO set that replicates the iconic Apollo Saturn V rocket used by NASA during the Apollo missions. It was designed by LEGO enthusiast and fan, Felix Stiessen, and contributed to the LEGO Ideas platform.
    • Number of pieces: 1969
    • Height: 1 meter (3.28 feet)
    • Length: 1.09 meters (3.61 feet)
    • Width: 17.6 cm (6.93 inches)
    • Weight: 1.4 kg (3.09 pounds)
    LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) in other rankings
  6. 6
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    This set is based on the classic Batman TV series from the 1960s and features a highly detailed model of the Batcave, complete with numerous gadgets and vehicles. It has been popular among fans of the Batman franchise and LEGO enthusiasts alike.
    The LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batcave (76052) is a highly detailed LEGO set that accurately recreates the iconic Batcave from the classic 1960s Batman TV series. It features numerous rooms and areas for Batman and his allies to carry out their crime-fighting adventures.
    • Piece count: 2,526 pieces
    • Characters: Includes 9 minifigures: Batman, Robin, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Alfred Pennyworth, The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, and The Penguin
    • Accessories: Comes with a Batmobile, Batcycle, Batcopter, and three Batpoles
    • Features: Includes the Batcave with a sliding transformation chamber, Batcomputer, weapons rack, and a cave section with a Batmobile launch function
    • Details: Includes a Bat-phone, Bat-ray, Batarangs, and a Bat-cave brick and blanket
  7. 7
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    This set is a popular choice among children and features a police station with numerous vehicles and characters. It has been praised for its high level of playability and realistic details.
    The LEGO City Police Station (60141) is a highly popular LEGO set that allows kids and adults to play out thrilling police adventures. It features a multi-level police station building with various interactive elements and accessories.
    • Building Instructions: Available
    • Set Number: 60141
    • Theme: LEGO City
    • Age Range: 6-12 years
    • Number of Pieces: 894
  8. 8
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    This set is based on the classic Ghostbusters franchise and features a highly detailed model of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle. It has been popular among fans of the Ghostbusters franchise and LEGO enthusiasts alike.
    The LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (21108) is a highly detailed replica of the iconic vehicle from the Ghostbusters movies. It consists of 508 pieces and offers a challenging build for LEGO enthusiasts. The set includes minifigures of all four Ghostbusters characters, as well as a variety of accessories and equipment. The Ecto-1 features a removable roof, a detailed interior with seats and gear, a paranormal detection equipment rack, and some authentic Ghostbusters decals. It captures the essence of the original Ecto-1 and offers a great display piece for fans of the franchise.
    • Piece count: 508
    • Minifigures included: 4
    • Accessories included: Various Ghostbusters equipment
    • Removable roof: Yes
    • Detailed interior: Yes
  9. 9
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    This set is a recent addition to the Harry Potter franchise and features a highly detailed model of the iconic Diagon Alley, complete with numerous shops and characters. It has been popular among fans of the Harry Potter franchise and LEGO enthusiasts alike.
    The LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) is a highly detailed and highly sought-after LEGO set that recreates the iconic wizarding shopping street from the Harry Potter series. It features intricate brick-built shops and buildings with authentic details, providing a magical experience for LEGO and Harry Potter fans alike.
    • Number of pieces: 5,544
    • Number of minifigures: 14
    • Included shops: Ollivanders Wand Shop, Scribbulus Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch Supplies, Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Daily Prophet, Madam Malkin's Robes for all Occasions
    • Included characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Hagrid, Florean Fortescue, Garrick Ollivander, Quirinus Quirrell
    • Dimensions: 29.5 x 102.4 x 38.4 cm (11.6 x 40.3 x 15.1 inches)
  10. 10
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    This set is a tribute to the iconic Beatles song and features a highly detailed model of the Yellow Submarine, complete with characters and accessories. It has been popular among fans of the Beatles and LEGO enthusiasts alike.
    The LEGO Ideas The Beatles Yellow Submarine (21306) is a LEGO set that pays homage to the iconic British rock band, The Beatles, and their famous song 'Yellow Submarine'. It allows fans of both LEGO and The Beatles to recreate the magical journey under the sea with the Fab Four. The LEGO set includes a detailed model of the Yellow Submarine, along with four minifigures representing the band members and several accessories.
    • Set Number: 21306
    • Pieces: 553
    • Age Recommendation: 10+
    • Minifigures Included: 4
    • Band Members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

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Ranking factors for popular set

  1. Sales figures
    The number of units sold globally is an indicator of a LEGO set's popularity. The higher the sales, the more popular the set.
  2. Cultural impact
    Sets that have a significant impact on popular culture or have a dedicated fan base can be considered popular. This could include sets based on famous movie franchises, landmarks, or historical moments.
  3. Online ratings and reviews
    The number of positive online reviews and ratings on websites such as Amazon, LEGO's official website, and other fan sites can give insight into a set's popularity.
  4. Longevity and continued availability
    Popular LEGO sets are often available for a long time, as their constant demand keeps them in production. This makes them more accessible to fans and contributes to their popularity.
  5. Awards and recognition
    LEGO sets that have won awards or receive recognition from professional organizations can be considered popular, as these accolades often reflect quality and appeal to fans.
  6. Relevance to current trends
    Popular LEGO sets often align with current trends in the toy market, entertainment, or pop culture. Sets that match these trends are more likely to attract attention and gain popularity among fans.
  7. Level of difficulty and playability
    A well-balanced LEGO set, which offers both challenging building experiences and engaging play opportunities, can be popular among fans of different age groups and skill levels.
  8. Rarity and exclusivity
    Limited edition and exclusive sets can be considered popular among collectors, as these sets are often harder to find and more valuable.
  9. Affordability and value for money
    LEGO sets that offer a good price-to-part ratio, unique pieces, or appealing builds, can be more popular, as they provide better value for money.
  10. Thematic appeal and diversity
    Popular LEGO sets often cater to various themes and interests, such as popular movie franchises, historical themes, vehicles, or architectural landmarks, attracting a broad range of fans.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most popular LEGO set of all time. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or set is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

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More information on most popular lego set of all time

LEGO sets have been a beloved toy for generations, with millions of sets sold worldwide. Over the years, LEGO has released countless sets featuring different themes, including popular franchises like Star Wars and Harry Potter. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which LEGO set is the most popular of all time. However, thanks to the power of online polls and rankings, it's possible to narrow down the contenders and discover which LEGO set reigns supreme. In this article, we'll explore the top contenders for the title of the most popular LEGO set of all time and what makes them so beloved by fans.

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