As far as expensive nerd hobbies go, LEGO is definitely somewhere in the top tier, only outdone by the exorbitant money vacuum that is Warhammer. If you’re a casual or hardcore LEGO collector, you know how pricey sets can get, especially if they’re a part of a major brand like Star Wars or Marvel.
It’s an expensive hobby, so being able to save some money here and there is always welcome. With that in mind, here are some of the best LEGO deals currently available.
I dig the concept of the LEGO Art series. As an adult, your LEGO purchases are usually based on picking up sets you can display in your room or around your house, so why not grab something that is designed to be a decoration? My only issue is that I don’t know if I can validate dropping $179.99 on one of these.
However, you can currently pick up the the Sith edition of the LEGO Art Star Wars series for $99, which is much better value (especially when you need three sets to make the over-sized portrait).
This is the same as the above LEGO set – including the discount price of $99 – but Marvel flavoured. This Iron Man edition of LEGO’s Art series gives you the option of building a portrait for the Mark III, the Hulkbuster Mark I or the Mark LXXXV suits.
If you have three of this set, you can also build a landscape display of Iron Man firing off a hand repulsor.
This set is a giant recreation of the infamous hive of scum and villainy from the first Star Wars, and is overflowing with minifigs, some of which are exclusively found here. There’s figures for Doctor Evazan, Long Snoot and that bat-faced alien you only see for all of one second.
This LEGO set has had its price slashed by $80.99 over at Amazon, so you’ll only be paying $449 instead of $529.99.
Personally? I find this LEGO set to be weirdly off-putting. Something about Micky and Minnie’s faces just doesn’t seem right (I think it’s the weird LEGO noses). But if you worship at the House of Mouse, this set seems like a no-brainer.
This LEGO Micky and Minnie Mouse set is currently on sale for $199, down from $279.99. That’s a total discount of $80.99 – or about $40 per mouse.
It’s an undeniable fact that LEGO’s best non-branded series involve pirates. So a LEGO pirate set that gives you multiple build options is, by definition, the best, right? This LEGO Creator set give you the choice of three full builds: a classic Pirate Ship, a rustic Pirates’ Inn and a mysterious skull-shaped hideaway.
This pirate LEGO set is currently on sale for $95, saving you $64.99 from its $159.99 price tag.
LEGO has spared no expense for this 1:8 scale model of the Bugatti Chiron. This Technic set was developed closely with Bugatti Automobiles, resulting in it having an absurd level of detail, both inside and out. It’s such a faithful replica that the W16 engine even has moving pistons.
The Technic Bugatti Chiron is currently on sale for $469 on Amazon, down from the usual RRP of $599.99.
If a Ferrari is more your speed, the LEGO Technic 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is also on sale for $225, down from $299.99.
The one set no LEGO Star Wars collection should be without. This is The Rise of Skywalker edition of the Millennium Falcon, so the selection of included minifigs aren’t as good as previous version. But a LEGO Millennium Falcon is still a Millennium Falcon, and this one is currently on sale for $197, down from $249.99.
I’m surprised there aren’t more Stranger Things LEGO sets available, but the only one that does exist is still pretty great. It includes the core cast for the show’s first season (sorry, Steve Harrington fans), and depicts the normal and Upside Down versions of the Byers house. There’s no “right-way up”, so you can flip it around whenever you feel like it.
You can save yourself $86.79 off this Stranger Things LEGO set and pick it up for $263.20 over at Amazon.
LEGO Super Mario sets
While your mileage may vary with the actual playability of the LEGO Super Mario sets, you can’t deny that they did a great job of translating the various Mario settings and characters into LEGO. Released last year, I’d say the biggest turn off for this series was the fairly expensive price tags – especially the starter set, which is the only way you can get a Mario figure.
The good news is, a few of these LEGO sets are currently on sale over at Amazon, for prices that are easier to justify:
- LEGO Super Mario Starter Course – now $59, save $30.99
- LEGO Super Mario Guarded Fortress Expansion Set – now $39, save $40.99
- LEGO Super Mario Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set – now $22, save $27.99
- LEGO Super Mario Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set – now $49, save $50.99
- LEGO Super Mario Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set – now $19, save $49.99
- LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set – now $108.99, save $41.99