LEGO Con has concluded and fans have had an intriguing look at all the latest sets that the company will be releasing. But for pop culture enthusiasts, there are plenty of products on the market already that they simply have to add to their collection (depending on what they are a fan of, of course).
From incredible dioramas to beautiful character displays and impressive locations that have been fully realized in brick form, these LEGO sets would make a perfect gift for a pop culture geek, or could be a great self-treat. Each set is gorgeously detailed and really captures the vibe of the show or movie.
BrickHeadz are a relatively recent product from LEGO but they have already really stood out among the pack. Featuring brands such as The Simpsons, The Mandalorianand Stranger Things, BrickHeadz are fun characters that buyers can actually build themselves. They are the Pop Funkos of the LEGO world.
It’s easy to imagine how quickly a collection of these loveable builds could expand. There is usually a prop or other type of character-specific detail included with the set, to really bring the whole scene to life. The costumes are always accurate to what’s seen on screen and there’s definitely a quirkiness to them visually.
There are so many brilliant Star Wars sets that capture iconic moments from the movies. While the range of dioramas that have been released recently is a great new line for fans to explore, there’s one ship in the galaxy far, far away that audiences simply have to get their hands on.
The Millennium Falcon is not just a piece of junk, and LEGO has captured Han Solo’s prized possession in all its glory. It’s a complex build, and one that may take some time, but the end result is phenomenal. It’s so effective as a design and captures all the angles and tiny intricacies fans are so familiar with.
The Harry Potter brand has had a partnership with LEGO for years. The current line includes plenty of Hogwarts-based sets, which can combine together to create a larger castle. But that’s not the only way to bring together the classic Wizarding location.
There is also a smaller, yet fuller iteration of Hogwarts Castle which includes all the hidden easter eggs that audiences would be hoping for. It’s a well-thought-out set that makes this a bit more accessible in one go, rather than collecting multiple sets together, and is perhaps the best iteration of the castle yet.
Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile
DC has also been a mainstay at LEGO as well and there are a few various vehicles and locations that fans have always wanted to see adapted, either from the screen or from the comics. The Batmobile is the holy grail of them all, and the classic 1966 iteration is perhaps the most iconic.
LEGO came through for fans by creating Batman’s retro ride, complete with Minifigures that reflect the costumes of those wacky early iterations on TV. It’s a build that can sit proudly on display in any office, and reflects the inspired color combination and curved lines that made the car so famous.
T. Rex Breakout
The Jurassic World series has brought the franchise back to prominence, but the saga has arguably never risen above the very first release of Jurassic Park (which is a cinematic spectacle on another level). LEGO’s diorama series has managed to capture a specific moment from that movie.
The T. Rex Breakout includes the sequence that sees the classic Park vehicles flipped upside down and the ensuring escape thanks to Alan Grant’s quick thinking. It’s a moment in film history presented in a single scene and it’s a great display for any pop-culture enthusiast.
There is a range of well-known locations across the Marvel Universe that fans would love to see adapted into LEGO form, but is there any other area that represents Spider-Man better than the offices of the Daily Bugle? So many adventures, both as the webhead and Peter Parker, have taken place here.
It’s certainly one of LEGO’s largest sets and it has so many floors to play around with. The range of Minifigures included in the product is also sensational, drawing from Spider-Man’s rich array of rogues and allies from the comics and the big screen. It’s a graphic novel sequence come to life.
Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block
Nintendo and LEGO have formed a partnership that has included a full range of Mario products, many of which are actually interactable. The line continues to expand, even with the latest series of individual Minifigures, that can connect up with the various Mario sets.
The Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block feels like a throwback and is a miniaturized iteration of the levels that fans remember so fondly. Electronics are involved with this set as well, which is an added bonus and it’s cool to see how the set all folds in together, in a great piece of engineering.
The God of Thunder is constantly associated with his hammer Mjolnir, so it is not surprising that LEGO has created their own iteration of the enchanted weapon. It’s a massive construct that looks and feels like the real deal, despite the fact it’s all made out of bricks. The set even opens up to reveal a few secrets inside.
Thor’s Hammer is another piece that’s perfect to display as well and Marvel fans have likely tried to get ahold of this set immediately. There are also a few other similar designs from LEGO, including the Infinity Gauntlet and Nano Gauntlet, that finish the line nicely.
Nintendo Entertainment System
Out of all the best-selling consoles from Nintendo’s timeline, the NES still holds some of the best memories among players. It’s why the combination of the Nintendo Entertainment System and LO-TECH TV is such a genius idea from LEGO, to allow gamers to build.
Boasting every element of the console including the control, the TV display itself is complete with a scene from Mario, beautifully capturing the game in such detail. It’s a fun piece to purchase and while it is a longer build, the end result is absolutely worth it as a key moment in gaming history.
The Disney Castle
Disney has continued its foray into the world of LEGO, but the Disney Parks is perhaps the area that fans want to see more from. The line has now begun with the incredible Disney Castle, which can always be seen at the start of a feature-length production from the studio.
The castle has every element fans would expect, from tiny flower displays to the clockface and even a Mickey Mouse Minifigure. It’s a set that adults and kids can build and enjoy together and hopefully this is just the start of a larger line featuring Main Street USA, or other Park locations.
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