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Our pick of the best Lego sets to buy today
This faithful recreation of the 1989 Batmobile has a whopping 3,300 pieces weighing over 3kg (yes, over three kilos of bricks!). It8217;s an absolute stunner and we8217;ve heard from a little bird that Lego sold thousands of them as soon as they went on sale.
Lego8217;s Architecture series isn8217;t cheap, but the sets make great gifts. There8217;s a diverse range of places now available, with New York, Paris, Las Vegas and more all covered. There8217;s also a more detailed London set of Trafalgar Square, too.
Lego is now famed for its tie-in products, especially with Disney who it has worked up on with numerous franchises including Cars and, of course, Star Wars. This three-level castle comes with Anna, Elsa and Kristoff mini dolls (a bit like minifigures) and is for ages 5 and up.
One of our favourite entry-level Technic sets, this set has some snazzy features including a mechanism for moving the sail and a rudder connected to the steering wheel. You can also rebuild the set into a catamaran, too.
Yes, we are going a bit wild for Technic, but it8217;s hard not to 8211; some of the sets around now are truly fantastic. This Porsche 911 RSR is one of the best Technic cars as it actually looks like the original and is available at comparatively low prices at the moment.
OK, we8217;ll admit it 8211; we8217;ve got a lot of time for City Lego and it8217;s not all about the nostalgia. This Monster Truck is quite brilliant and any 5-7 year-old would love it. It8217;s so good because the suspension is, basically, a little bit of Technic utilising a couple of elastic bands. As such, the truck is able to mount obstacles just like a real monster truck.
At the other end of the City scale is this 8211; a stunning alpine resort that8217;ll be a top playset for young skiiers especially. Complete with shop, ski patrol, helicopter, skidoo and 4215;4 with snowplough, there8217;s plenty to occupy. There8217;s even an apres-ski bar, too.
Hidden Side is Lego8217;s latest theme that uses an AR app on your phone to bring the sets to life. While the series is a bit of a hotchpotch in terms of what it offers (and the app is, too), there are some great sets in the range. Our pick is this school bus, which is a pretty solid set in itself 8211; long after the appeal of Hidden Side has waned, this set will be great as part of a Lego City setup.
- Here are all the Lego Hidden Side sets you can buy today
Lego 75243 Star Wars Slave I 8211; 20th Anniversary Edition
Another top Star Wars set is this 8211; the Slave l which is part of Lego8217;s 20th anniversary reissue of some key Star Wars sets (it8217;s 20 years since Lego8217;s first Star Wars set which coincided with The Phantom Menace). As well as Boba Fett, Han Solo, Zuckuss and 4-LOM, you also get a bonus 20th anniversary Princess Leia minifigure with display stand.
We so want this! Revealed at the same time as Land Rover showed off the real new Defender, the Lego recreation is an extremely detailed model with working steering wheel, forward-folding rear seats, 4-speed sequential gearbox, all-wheel-drive with three differentials, independent suspension and six-cylinder engine.
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