Top 10 LEGO IDEAS Sets for Adults

Adult fans of Lego – AFOLs – have been waiting for a breakthrough since the first LEGO Ideas set was released three years ago. The LEGO Group’s LEGO IDEAS (formerly known as CUUSOO) is the only official channel where adult fans can submit ideas which may become future sets. The concept of a Lego IDEAS set for adults is great in theory, but in practice it has some challenges: Only one set per designer (although this limitation may be dropped in the future); Long review process; Price significantly higher than for existing official sets; Limited availability of the set after its release. The approval process is a bit slow and the possibilities for adult Lego fans to release their own designs are still limited. But despite these problems, each Ideas set is a milestone in expanding the appeal of Lego to adult enthusiasts. Here the top ten highest rated Lego Ideas sets which we picked from a few dozen available today.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle 92177 Expert Building Kit, Snap Together...
  • Build a ship in a bottle featuring a brick-built cork and wax seal, ship with a captain’s quarters, cannons, mast, crow’s nest, sails, flag, display stand with a nameplate and ‘compass’!
  • This LEGO Ideas ship in a bottle model kit comes with an instruction booklet including information about the set's fan creator and LEGO designers
  • The bottle on stand measures over 3" (10cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep; Ship measures over 3" (8cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
  • 962 pieces – Advanced building set for boys and girls aged 12+ and for fans and big kids of all ages
  • The LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle 92177 model kit can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO building bricks for creative building

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 92176 Outer Space Model Rocket for...
  • Bring to life the rocket launch that took humans to the moon with the meter-high (approximately 1: 110 scale) model rocket of the NASA Apollo Saturn V
  • The Saturn V rocket kit includes 3 removable rocket stages (first, s-ii second, and s-ivb third) below the launch escape system, command and service module; Plus, there are 2 minifigures to accompany the Lunar Lander and splashdown rocket toy
  • After building the Saturn V rocket, you can display the spacecraft horizontally with 3 stands; The Lunar Lander docks with the command and service modules while the Lunar Orbiter sends the rocket into space
  • Recreate space adventures with this NASA toy and action figures based off of the included booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this build and play set
  • This spaceship toy measures over 39-inches (100cm) high and 6-inches (17cm) in diameter; It includes 1,969 pieces and is ideal for boys and girls 14 years or older

LEGO Ideas International Space Station 21321 Building Kit, Adult Set...
  • Challenge your construction skills with this LEGO Ideas ISS (21321) display model, featuring 2 rotating joints with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, posable Canadarm2 and other authentic details to discover as you build
  • This ISS model comes with a stand, 2 astronaut microfigures, a brick-built mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts to create a spectacular display and rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO projects
  • Includes a 148-page booklet featuring fascinating facts about the International Space Station, the spaceship model’s fan creator and LEGO designer, and a celebration of the LEGO Ideas theme’s 10th anniversary
  • A super treat for yourself, birthday present or holiday gift idea for space fans, adults aged 16+ or any experienced LEGO builder, this 864-piece set offers hours of creative fun, whether built solo or with friends
  • This ISS (International Space Station) toy building kit for adults, measuring over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide, makes a beautiful display model that will catch the eye of every passerby

LEGO Ideas Tree House 21318 Build and Display (3036 Pieces)
  • Challenge advanced LEGO builders and inspire role-play fun with this highly detailed LEGO Tree House, featuring 3 cabins, a tree with interchangeable summer and fall leaves and play-inspiring features including a crane, swing and a treasure chest
  • This cool tree house toy playset includes 4 minifigures: mom, dad and 2 children, plus a bird figure
  • Measures over 14” (37cm) high, 10” (27cm) wide and 9” (24cm) deep
  • 3036 pieces – This adult LEGO set for ages 16+ makes an unusual gift for LEGO fans
  • This LEGO Ideas 21318 Tree House eco-friendly toy features over 180 botanical elements made from plant-based polyethylene plastic and can be built together with all other original LEGO building toys and LEGO bricks for creative play

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay 21322 Building Kit, Cool Pirate...
  • Build and play or display this LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model; The island can also be split in half and rearranged, revealing buried pirate treasure
  • This set has 8 minifigures including Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and twins Port and Starboard for pirate role-play action, plus a shark, pig, 2 parrots, 3 crabs, 2 frogs and 2 skeleton figures
  • Rooms including a captain's cabin, kitchen, tavern, bedroom and jail cell are filled with accessories; The shipwreck also rebuilds into a ship inspired by the 1989 LEGO model, Captain Redbeard’s Black Seas Barracuda
  • This 2,545-piece pirate building set makes a great birthday or holiday gift for pirate and LEGO enthusiasts; It will give you a stress-relieving break from the daily grind – and hours of refreshing, creative fun
  • This cool pirate shipwreck island model measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep; It's sure to make a big impression whether displayed at home or as an office desk piece

LEGO Ideas 21306 Yellow Submarine Building Kit
  • Includes 4 minifigures: John Lennon, Paul mccartney, George Harrison and ringo starr, plus a Jeremy figure
  • Yellow submarine features a removable top, cockpit that fits all four Beatles minifigures, four rotating periscopes, two rotating propellers and an adjustable rudder, plus a removable display stand
  • Accessory elements include john’s telescope, paul’s 1x2 ‘love’ tile, ringo’s round 2x2 ‘half a hole’ tile, george’s submarine motor and jeremy’s Apple
  • Includes a booklet about the lego fan/designer and the yellow submarine
  • Yellow submarine measures over 5” (13cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide, submarine display stand measures over 1” (3cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep
  • This cool toy for kids includes over 550 pieces and offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 10+

LEGO Ideas 21301 Birds Model Kit
  • Includes a presentation stand for each bird featuring its Latin name; enjoy building and rebuilding these intricate models
  • Display the birds using their specially designed stands; recreate the birds that received over 10,000 votes from LEGO Ideas members
  • Learn more about the species in the booklets provided; includes building instructions and information about the creator
  • The perfect gift for fans of LEGO bricks and birds alike; Blue Jay stands over 7" (18cm) tall on its stand
  • Hummingbird stands over 5" (15cm) tall on its stand; Robin stands over 6" (17cm) tall on its stand

LEGO Ideas 21319 Central Perk Building Kit (1,070 Pieces)
  • Here’s a LEGO brick-built version of the famous CENTRAL PERK café packed with authentic details to inspire hilarious memories of the classic Friends TV show and to show off to your own friends
  • In the box: a buildable Central Perk café studio set, plus Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther minifigures with cool accessories to role-play memorable scenes
  • This collectible 1,070-piece LEGO toy makes a great Friends memorabilia gift for fans and offers a rewarding building experience for adults aged 16+ who love to build solo or share the fun with friends and family
  • This LEGO Ideas Central Perk 21319 Friends TV show merchandise is compatible with the LEGO construction toys, bricks and characters that you already own so you can create your own mash-up models and unique stories
  • This colorful Friends TV show gift item measures over 4” (11cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (22cm) deep, and will make a big impression when displayed in any room or office

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano 21323 Model Building Kit, Build Your Own...
  • Drum roll please as we proudly introduce the first-ever, playable LEGO Grand Piano; Experience the hands-on pleasure of creating a highly sophisticated LEGO concert piano model and then play beautiful music with it
  • The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) has a removable 25-key keyboard, authentic hammer action, moving dampers and pedal, and motor; Combined with the LEGO Powered Up app, you can play a tune yourself or automatically
  • Revel in the authentic design details of this beautiful model, from the top lid that can be propped up just like a real grand piano’s, to the opening fallboard and piano leg wheels, plus a height adjustable bench
  • If you are looking for a creative DIY project, this 3,662-piece model building kit is ideal for you; So, take some time out and click your stress away with a rewarding challenge that will leave you feeling revitalized
  • The piano measures over 8.5” (22.5cm) high, 12” (30.5cm) wide and 13.5” (35.5cm) deep when closed; A stylish item for your home or workplace, it also makes a cool gift for musicians, music-lovers, pianists and hobbyists