Since its founding in 1932, LEGO has in some form been entertaining adults and children alike through brick-based fun. Thankfully, there’s no evidence to suggest this now worldwide popularity is going to be changing anytime soon. LEGO continues to produce some of the most creative toys for all ages, using everything from your favorite movies to your favorite vacation destinations as inspiration. And there’s no letup in 2022 as the brand continues to release new LEGO sets.
When it comes to the best new LEGO sets, there really is something for everyone. Of course, LEGO continues to produce new models across all of their themes, which range from Architecture and City to DUPLO and DOTS. In terms of popular culture-inspired sets, LEGO is also leading the way, with more and more TV, movie and video game-inspired sets than ever before. Here are some of the most recently released and soon-to-be-released new LEGO sets:
- The Book of Boba Fett
- The Batman
- Jurassic World: Dominion
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- Luigi’s Mansion
- Sonic the Hedgehog
Below you’ll find our top picks for the best new LEGO sets in 2022. We’ve included a range of different models inspired by everything from your favorite films to culturally significant events. Plus, there’s something for almost every level of builder, too. Find your favorite and be the first to get your hands on these standout new LEGO sets.
LEGO’s latest release is also its biggest, at least in terms of height. The new Eiffel tower set stands at a whopping 59″ tall, comes in four parts and impressively mirrors the details of the original’s construction.
Star Wars Razor Crest
This build is for serious Star Wars fans, and serious LEGO enthusiasts. That’s because it’s comprised of a whopping 6,187 pieces. When built, it’s a substantial 28 inches long, and there’s a detailed interior compartment. It comes with mini figures like The Mandalorian and Grogu.
The fact that LEGO released a new Office set in 2022 is a testament to the enduring legacy and popularity of the hit Greg Daniels show, and this elaborate set includes moments from the show that fans will recognize, like the Jello stapler and Kevin’s famous chili. It’s sold out on LEGO, but you can find it on StockX.
Pyramid of Giza
There’s a reason the LEGO Architecture sets are so good. What could be more fun to build than, well, a building? The Pyramid of Giza has a removable top that reveals a detailed “stone” structure, while the area below has a ancient Egypt scene and the river Nile flowing by.
The Chevy Camaro is one of the most iconic American cars ever built, and this set pays homage to this classic car with customizable features like interchangeable racing stripes, a removable hard top, a detailed V8 engine and a functional steering wheel. You can also change the headlights and choose between two license plates.
Even though it’s not a brand tie-in, this is one of the coolest, most creative LEGO sets right now. It includes a functioning, motorized light, and it has plenty of inside details to keep you engaged. There’s hidden treasure, a lighthouse keeper’s quarters, and a rowboat.
Hogwarts Express Collectors Edition
Traveling by train is the best, and it’s even better when you’re headed to Hogwarts. This set includes a platform and has over 5,000 pieces. There are also 20 minifigures included, including Harry, Hermoine and Ron, as well as a dementor for good measure.
Toruk Makto & Tree of Souls
Avatar made a huge splash when it was first released, and it’s an exciting time for fans, as James Cameron’s sci-fi epic is returning with several new films in the works. The Tree of Souls was one of the most impressive visuals from the film, and it’s accompanied by Na’vi minifigures. There are a total of 1,212 pieces in this set.
Black Panther was one of Marvel’s most impressive films, and the new film, Wakanda Forever, is sure to honor Chadwick Boseman’s incredible legacy while driving the series forward. This set includes Shuri’s battle-ready ship, which has folding wings and functioning cannons. There are a total of 355 pieces, so it’s a good set for beginners or kids.
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
LEGO always brings the heat for Christmas, and this set is a great gift for kids or LEGO Star Wars collectors. If you buy it for no other reason, buy it for R2D2 and C3PO’s matching Christmas sweaters. The set covers 24 days leading up to Christmas, and 329 pieces are included.
Spider-Man is a dynamic hero, swinging and jumping through the air. So his LEGO figure should be equally dynamic. This basic set has fully articulated body parts, and he stands 9 inches tall.
DOTS Cute Banana Pen Holder
LEGO DOTS are all the rage thanks to their ability to provide hours of fun while fostering creativity at the same time. What’s great about this DOTS Cute Banana Pen Holder is that you’ll get the fun and the creative elements in addition to a functional side, which few other kits deliver. This banana-themed holder has an internal space for storing pens, rulers and other stationery pieces while its multiple outer surfaces provide a blank canvas for creating colorful works of self-expression. This is a great gift idea for students and office workers.
CITY Mobile Crane
If you know any adults or kids over the age of seven who are obsessed with everything related to construction, this CITY Mobile Crane will definitely go down well. The set is made up of 340 pieces and features a range of realistic features including outriggers, a winch, a boom and two minifigures for driving and performing the functions. In addition to the crane, the set comes with a toy road section which further adds to the fun you can have. All in all, this is a great standalone set or addition to any existing LEGO City playsets or city setup.
LEGO Star Wars Hoth AT-ST
There’s never a bad time to invest your money or your time in Star Wars LEGO, and this LEGO Star Wars Hoth AT-ST is no exception to that rule. This battle of Hoth-inspired playset is made up of 586 pieces and comes with an authentically detailed AT-ST, a probe droid and three minifigures, one of which is Chewbacca. Moveable parts in the AT-ST’s design include an opening hatch, a wheel-operated rotating head, posable legs and two spring-loaded shooters. For a Star Wars fan over the age of nine, there aren’t many better gift ideas.
As we are now in the year of the tiger, why not celebrate by piecing together this Majestic Tiger LEGO set. It’s ideal for anyone over the age of nine and made up of 755 pieces. The tiger model, which has a poseable tail, legs, head and jaw, is also accompanied by a red bird sitting on a plant. In addition, because this is part of the Creator range, the three-in-one kit can also be used to create other models. In this case, builders can also make a red panda or a koi fish.
Friends Street Food Market
Even if you don’t have other models in the Friends range to combine this Friends Street Food Market with, kids and adults alike will still get plenty of enjoyment from the kit. Not only is the assembly process likely to bring hours of fun, once complete you’ll also have near-endless scenarios to play out using the three included friends, juice bar, taco stand and sushi and ramen stand. Furthermore, the characters in this 592-piece set feature twistable heads, allowing you to change their facial expressions to react to their food choices or other imagined scenarios.
LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection: Singapore
Singapore is the latest addition to LEGO’s Skyline Collection series. The 827-piece model features a number of everyone’s favorite landmarks from the Garden City including the Marina Bay Sands, Lau Pa Sat, the OCBC Center and Supertree Grove. The beautifully presented piece makes an attractive centerpiece by itself, or alternatively, it can be displayed alongside other available cityscapes, which include London, New York and Tokyo.
The Mandalorian Helmet
If you’re familiar with beskar, know who wields the dark saber and stopped using the name Baby Yoda some time ago, this The Mandalorian Helmet should be calling to you. The Mandalorian Helmet is part of the collectible LEGO Star Wars build-to-display helmet models and offers fans of the series an immersive building experience to enjoy. With 584 pieces, this 18+ authentic replica offers even the most experienced builders hours of entertainment. In addition, this gift-worthy set comes with a brick-built stand and nameplate for an added touch of class when it’s on display in your home or office.
Luigi’s Mansion Haunt-and-Seek Expansion Set
If you already own either of the starter course kits (71360 or 71387), you’ll be excited to see what’s inside this Luigi’s Mansion Haunt-and-Seek Expansion Set’s box. Inspired by the popular Luigi’s Mansion video game series, this 877-piece playset includes four modular sections with a rotating hallway as well as four Super Mario figures and three hidden gems. Additionally, this advanced kit pairs with the LEGO Super Mario app to give you access to building instructions, inspiration and even more fun.
Batcave: The Riddler Face-off
This newly-released Batcave: The Riddler Face-off celebrates Robert Pattinson taking on the mantle of the world’s greatest detective. Inside this film-inspired playset, you’ll find everything you need to recreate some of your favorite scenes from the movie or come up with completely new ones. In addition to numerous minifigures in the set, which include Batman, Selina Kyle, The Riddler and Commissioner Gordon, builders will be able to enjoy solving coded messages which have been built into the kit and can only be worked out using the special magnifying glass.
There are few more iconic weapons than the hammer carried by everyone’s favorite Norse god, Thor. Inside this Thor’s Hammer building set, which is inspired by the Mjölnir featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ll find 979 LEGO pieces that are ready to test even the most experienced builders. The 18-inch tall hammer is also accompanied by a display stand, a Thor minifigure and small-scale models of the Infinity Gauntlet, Tesseract and Odin’s Fire. Handily, the hammer includes a hidden space inside its head for easy figure and model storage.
LEGO Jurassic Park T. rex Breakout
The LEGO Jurassic Park T. rex Breakout playset lets you build and take control of what is arguably one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history. This movie-based set is made up of 1212 pieces that go together to create a T-rex, two Jurassic Park Ford Explorers and a fence, all contained within a constructed track and display base. The set also comes with four LEGO minifigures, Alan, Ian, Lex and Tim, ensuring you have everything you need to play out the scene or create the most eye-catching display piece. With this in mind, you’ll also have night-vision goggles, a flashlight, a CD-ROM touch-screen monitor and a goat chain to add into the scene to make it more movie accurate.
The City of Lanterns
This The City of Lanterns playset is an ideal option if you have kids looking to advance their LEGO-building skills. The kit has an age advisory of nine or above and comes with just over 2,000 pieces to put together. The colorful, multi-level city has numerous elements to keep every builder entertained, such as a sky train, ‘hat air’ balloon, hotel front and convenience store. In addition, the 10 minifigures which are included in the box ensure there’s plenty of scope for all kinds of imagination play once the set is fully assembled.
There aren’t many things that haven’t been made into LEGO and you can now cross a functioning, vintage globe off that ever-decreasing list. The 2,585-piece Globe is made for more advanced builders as it includes both LEGO and LEGO Technic elements. This combination gives the finished piece the visual appeal of standard LEGO and the functional complexity of Technic, allowing you to spin the globe and use it as you would with any traditional option. Furthermore, the set comes with glow-in-the-dark tiles which can be added over the oceans and continents so you can enjoy this display piece when the lights are off.
Given its 3,066 piece makeup, this Boutique Hotel is one of the more advanced options on our list. It’s designed for builders over the age of 18 and includes a host of fun internal elements which make the build more complicated and enjoyably challenging at the same time. From the penthouse and reception counter to the lobby and guest rooms, there’s plenty of building to be done inside this three-story building. In addition, the playset is supplied with seven minifigures to populate your hotel, making it a great option for display or anyone who loves imagination play.
BMW M 1000 RR Motorbike
If you love speedy vehicles or more technical LEGO sets, the BMW M 1000 RR Motorbike could be the right choice for you. This advanced building kit includes more detailed elements than your average model in the form of a three-speed gearbox, functioning suspension and a four-piston engine. To complete the bike’s attractive appearance, it’s covered in BMW’s iconic and instantly recognizable branding. Furthermore, this state-of-the-art set comes with both a display stand and a racing stand, ensuring you can display it or play with it exactly how you want to.