Since I was a kid, I have always been a fan of Lego and their awesome building sets. As I got older, Lego expanded their building sets to include themed sets based on movies, television shows and other pop culture items. As a purveyor and fan of pop culture, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite pop culture Lego sets.
Lego Stranger Things (Item #75810)
One of the best original series on Netflix has gotten its own Lego set with the recently released Byers house from Stranger Things. The Byers house is unique in that it flips from the real world to the dark world of the Upside Down. The set includes 8 instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon. The living room features authentic details from the series, like the alphabet wall with a light-up function, couch, coffee table, telephone, axe, ‘have you seen me?’ flyer stickered element and a bear trap to catch the Demogorgon.
Total Pieces: 2287
Lego 1989 Batmobile (Item #76139)
Tim Burton’s 1989 film ushered in a new era of superheroes on film and Lego’s newest set pays homage to the 1989 Batman film with a recreation of the Batmobile originally designed by Anton Furst. This LEGO® brick version of the 1989 Batmobile™ features a slide-open cockpit with a new-for-November-2019 wraparound windshield element, 2 minifigure seats, a steering wheel, stick shift and dashboard stickers, 2 hidden, non-shooting machine guns under the bonnet with a pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust, 2 decorative grappling hooks, wheel trims with the Bat logo and specially designed tires for the front wheels, batwings and other iconic design details.
This super-hero toy includes 3 new-for-November-2019 LEGO® minifigures: Batman™ (new torso decoration), The Joker™ (new face and torso decoration) and Vicki Vale™ (new torso and legs), plus a brick-built minifigure display stand.
Total Pieces: 3306
Lego Central Perk (Item #21319)
The main meeting place for the Friends crew gets the Lego treatment in this new set that features the iconic characters and a highly detailed Central Perk coffee house. This LEGO® Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther. The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play. The set features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new-for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘CENTRAL PERK’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
Total Pieces: 1070
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon (Item #75192)
One of the biggest sets Lego has ever made, the Star Wars Millennium Falcon spans the history of the sci-fi classic. Exterior features include intricately detailed and removable hull panels, a lowering boarding ramp, concealed blaster cannon, 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, interchangeable round/rectangular sensor dishes, upper and lower quad laser cannons, and 7 landing legs. Main hold features a seating area, Dejarik holographic game, combat remote training helmet, engineering station with turning minifigure seat and a doorway build with passageway decoration. The set also includes figures from both the original trilogy as well as the new including Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO as well as older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8.
Total Pieces: 7541
Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (Item #75827)
This three-story Lego set recreates the iconic headquarters of the Ghostbusters in loving detail. This highly detailed model features a laboratory, containment unit, darkroom, garage bay, office area, kitchen, sleeping quarters, bathroom and recreation room. Slide Venkman and the other Ghostbusters™ down the fire pole, load up the proton packs and capture the ghosts. Open out the walls for easy play access and drive the 21108 Ghostbusters™ Ecto-1 (sold separately) into the garage bay for even more supernatural action. The set includes Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost.
Total Pieces: 4634