Best Video Game Lego Sets In 2024

There’s nothing quite like turning a pile of blocks into an into a build that you’d be proud to show off. It’s even better if that build turns out to be from your favourite video game. Lego has relatively recently launched a number of sets related to video games. While most of them are about classics like the Mario series, there are even some modern ones, like that from Horizon Forbidden West.


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The interesting thing about these sets is that each of them is unique, not only visually, but also in terms of their features. Lego’s partnership with Nintendo, especially, has revealed that sets are no longer confined to just being blocks that can barely move. With new types of pieces and mechanics, Lego sets are always evolving, and capturing bigger audiences. They’ve definitely got our attention with these Lego video game sets.

Nintendo Entertainment System Lego Set

Nintendo Entertainment System Lego Set

Best Throwback Lego Set

The pixels are much sharper though

The Nintendo Entertainment System set is a perfect example of how Lego has evolved. Not only do you get a great recreation of the console, controller and cartridge, but turning the crank of the CRT TV makes Level 1-1 scroll by with Mario jumping over blocks.

Pros

  • Boatload of nostalgia for older gamers.
  • Cranking the CRT is a great party trick.

If someone told you a few years ago that Lego will not only put out a faithful recreation of the Nintendo Entertainment System, but also a working version of Level 1-1 from Mario Bros., you’d probably think they were off their rocker. This set will be the centrepiece of your collection, and you’ll want to turn that crank whenever you have guests over.

Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck Lego Set

LEGO Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck Building Set

Best Looking Lego Set

Made to stand out

The Tallnecks in Horizon Forbidden West were created to stand out and be spotted from miles away. The Lego set also features a figurine of Aloy and a Watcher to create a great centrepiece that any gamer would be proud to show off. The Tallneck’s original design from the game fits the Lego model’s sharp edges perfectly too.

Pros

  • Supporting pieces make for a great diorama.
  • Looks very close to the in-game version.
Cons

  • Tallneck’s legs look a bit weak and susceptible to snapping.

The Tallnecks from the Horizon series are a sight to behold whenever you come upon them. Similarly, the Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck Lego set is an eye-catching piece that will no doubt draw attention wherever you keep it. The tiny little figure of Aloy just adds a bit of cuteness to the set overall.

Sonic The Hedgehog Green Hill Zone Lego Set

Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone Lego Set

Best Video Game Level Based Lego Set

Let’s loop back

$69 $80 Save $11

With the Sonic the Hedgehog movies giving the IP a boost in popularity, this Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone Lego set has been in demand since it was announced. It includes the titular hedgehog, Dr. Eggman, and a number of other enemies. The vertical loop is something that will surely catch anyone’s eye.

Pros

  • The iconic loop makes a great centrepiece.
  • Includes Gold Rings and other collectibles too.
Cons

  • Transparent pieces that hold up the Gold Rings look a bit cluttered.

It’s not just Nintendo that has partnered with Lego. Sega also collaborated with them to bring another iconic video game level to life, Green Hill Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog. You can attach Sonic to the top of the loop to show him in motion as an added bonus. This is a great one for kids who love the recent live action movies.

Mincraft The Llama Village Lego set

Minecraft The Llama Village Lego Set

Best Lego Set For Kids

There’s a baby llama too!

The Llama Village is one of the cutest sets to come out of Lego’s partnership with Minecraft. Not only does it come with a giant llama statue that spits, but a stable full of them, along with a baby llama too. It’s also a customisable set with modules that can be placed in a number of ways.

Pros

  • Highly customisable.
  • Includes Pillagers.
  • The giant Llama can spit.

A giant Lego llama statue that can spit? What’s not to like? Add to that six customisable modules, including a llama stable, and you’ve got a set that your kids will love. The Minecraft Llama Village Lego set has all the makings of a build that will keep young Minecraft players happy for a while. It also includes Pillagers to spice things up a bit.

Adventures with Mario Starter Course Lego Set

Adventures With Mario Starter Course

Best Interactive Lego Set

It’s almost like running through the Mushroom kingdom

The Adventures with Mario Starter Course Lego set is the perfect way to get your kids interested in Mario. This unique line of Lego sets has a cool digital integration that makes the Mario figurine react depending on what you make him do – be it collecting coins or stomping on a Goomba.

Pros

  • Great for toddlers.
  • Digital integration for Mario’s reactions.
  • Companion app to teach kids how to build it.
Cons

  • Sets are pretty small.
  • Expansion sets will rack up quite a bill.

The Adventures with Mario Starter Course Lego set is one part of an entire line dedicated to Super Mario Bros. It’s specifically tailored to toddlers, thanks to the digitally interactive feature. The companion app also teaches kids how to build various setups in an easy and understandable manner. This is a great alternative to just letting them play with a tablet.

Atari 2600 Lego Set

Atari 2600 Lego Set

Best Nostalgia Based Set

This one’s probably not for your kids

The Atari 2600 Lego Set is a great way to remember the retro console, and some of its classic games. It also includes a wired Joystick, game cartridges for Centipede, Adventure, and Asteroids, and a mini-build of someone enjoying the console in their room.

Pros

  • Shape of the Lego blocks lend perfectly to the console’s design.
  • Original video game art.
Cons

  • Doesn’t come with a screen like the NES Lego set.

It’s not as interactive as the NES set, but the Atari 2600 Lego set has its own appeal among older video game player. The mini-builds of iconic games is a great nod to some of the classic retro games on the console.

It’s actually pretty hard to tell this one apart from the original.

Lego Mario Adventures With Luigi Starter Course

Lego Mario Adventures With Luigi Starter Course

Oh No!

$48 $60 Save $12

The Lego Luigi Starter Course is ideally the next set to get if you liked the Mario Starter Course. It comes with Luigi, Pink Yoshi, Boom Boom and Bone Goomba. However, it has better obstacles, including the Spinning Seesaw Challenge, which has been a mainstay in 2D Mario games.

Pros

  • Spinning Seesaw Challenge makes for a great obstacle.
  • Can be paired with any other Lego Mario set.
  • Features iconic mobs.

If you don’t want your Lego Mario Starter Course set to feel lonely, the Luigi Starter Course is a great buy. Not6 only will it allow siblings to play together, but will also add to the initial set to make a larger one. What’s more? The two can team up to rack up even more points than they could individually.

LEGO Minecraft - The Sword Outpost

LEGO Minecraft: The Sword Outpost

Don’t try and pull this one out.

Lego Minecraft sets are usually pretty simple. However, The Sword Outpost set offers a few features that the others don’t. Firstly, it comes with a lever to make the guard tower collapse as part of the fight, and the massive crystal sword also makes for a great showpiece for those of you who like to display your builds.

Pros

  • Collapsible guard tower.
  • Makes for a great showpiece.
  • Easy to build.

Like the other Lego Minecraft sets, The Sword Outpost is pretty easy to build. However, it still comes with a neat feature that lets you collapse the guard tower with the push of a button. This is a great feature for when your kids are playing with it. But it also makes for a pretty shelf piece if you choose to showcase it. Just don’t try pulling the sword out.

Lego Star Wars BD-1 Set

Lego Star Wars BD-1 Set

Order 66 of them

BD-1 is always there when you need him in the Star Wars Jedi games. This adorable and resourceful droid will make sure that you can get through doors and your health is topped up in your fight against the Empire. This set is made up of over 1,000 pieces and can be posed in many ways.

Pros

  • Highly detailed and posable.
  • Makes for a great centerpiece.
Cons

  • Cost is a bit on the higher side.

Cal Kestis wouldn’t have nearly made it as far as he did in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor or Fallen Order if it wasn’t for the help of BD-1. The little droid gave him access to sealed areas and kept him in fighting shape when he needed it the most. Everyone needs a BD-1 in their lives.


FAQ

What is the biggest Lego set?

The Lego World Map set, launched in 2021, comes with 11,695 pieces.

What is the hardest Lego set ever?

The Statue of Liberty Lego set is considered to be the hardest, due to its many uniquely shaped pieces.

What is the most expensive Lego set?

The Millennium Falcon Lego set is currently the most expensive, costing $849.99

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