- Over 19,700 LEGO sets have been released since 1949, including popular movie and TV show themes.
- The LEGO Millennium Falcon set 75192 consists of 7,541 pieces and is 33 inches long and 22 inches high.
- The LEGO Marvel Nano Gauntlet is a display-friendly set with 680 pieces and includes all six Infinity Stones.
Ever since LEGO first released its interlocking bricks to the world in 1949, you knew something was different. The company’s ability to continuously release product after product that captures the attention of millions of kids and adults is incredible. According to online studies, more than 19,700 LEGO sets have been released since 1949, making LEGO a success story many toy companies envy.
Today, LEGO continues to not only release its traditional lineup of cities and fantasy sets but also a host of products designed to help us remember our favorite movies and TV shows. From Marvel and Star Wars to Jurassic Park, there is quite literally something for everyone. The only real question is, how many of these can you display in your home?
Let’s take a look at the 9 best LEGO sets based on movies and TV shows you can still purchase today.
- Best Iconic Ship: The Millennium Falcon
- Best Memorable Moment: Marvel Nano Gauntlet
- Best TV Show: The Simpsons House
- Best Movie Moment: Jurassic Park T. Rex Breakout
- Best Action Scene: Indiana Jones Temple Escape
- Best TV Show Set: Friends Central Perk
- Best Holiday Movie: Home Alone
- Best Castle: Hogwarts Castle
- Best Multiple Builds: Back to the Future Time Machine
LEGO Movie and TV Sets: What You Need to Know
When it comes to the number of movie and TV LEGO sets available, you won’t have any shortage of choices. Between Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Marvel, and Batman, there will always be another set to build. What makes all of these sets truly engaging is that you can combine many of them together to create a larger world. Combining multiple Marvel or Star Wars movie sets can help you recreate full movie scenes, space battles, or even stop Thanos.
The Millennium Falcon
- 7,541 pieces
- Lego Ultimate Collector Series
- Includes Original Trilogy minifigures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and C-3PO, plus Episode VII/VIII minifigures of an older Han Solo, Rey, and Finn
- Perfect as a Star Wars movie collectible
Without a doubt, the LEGO Millennium Falcon is the most iconic LEGO set based on a movie.
Better known as LEGO set 75192, there are more than 7,541 pieces that make up this 33-inch long and 22-inch high Millennium Falcon LEGO set. As one of the most famous spaceships in all of movie history, it comes as no surprise this is the perfect LEGO build for parents who grew up in the Star Wars era.
The detailed exterior includes removable hull panels, concealed blaster cannons, interchangeable round or rectangular sensor dishes, and a boarding ramp that lowers. On top of the ship itself, you also receive an array of classic Star Wars minifigs including Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3P0 along with Rey and Finn.
Each character can also be seated at one of the interactive interior positions inside the ship including an engineering station with a twisting seat. If you can accept the $800 plus price tag, defeating the First Order should be high on your agenda, so complete this build in a hurry.
Check out The Millennium Falcon on Amazon.
Marvel Nano Gauntlet
- Brick-built recreation of the Iron Man Nano Gauntlet
- Includes movable, jointed fingers
- Ideal for adults, this is the perfect display piece for Marvel fans
- Great Avengers themed gift
The LEGO Marvel Nano Gauntlet reminds of one of the most memorable movie moments.
When Tony Stark sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos, it quickly became not just one of the saddest scenes in all of Marvel Cinematic history, but also one of the most memorable. Help memorialize Tony’s sacrifice with the LEGO Marvel Nano Gauntlet, which is a brick-by-brick recreation of the Iron Man Nano Gauntlet.
This display-friendly LEGO set includes all six of the Infinity Stones, which became the focal point of the Avengers: Infinity Wars and Avengers Endgame. As this is a display place, this is definitely more for adults than kids as it shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours to put together all 680 pieces. This even makes a great gift for the LEGO fan in your life who has spent the better half of the last 15 or so years watching every new Marvel come out in theaters.
As a bonus, LEGO made sure you can adjust the jointed fingers to choose from a variety of different poses, including the finger snap that allowed Tony Stark to sacrifice himself.
Check out Marvel Nano Gauntlet on Amazon.
The Simpsons House
- Perfect for any fan of the longest running cartoon
- Includes six total minifigures
- Remove the roof or top floor for access to many different rooms
- Over 9 inches high and 16 inches wide
As one of the longest-running television shows in history, The Simpsons all but demanded a LEGO build of the famous family’s home.
Standing tall at 9 x 16 x 9 inches, LEGO believes this is a great build for anyone 12 and up. Totaling 2,523 pieces, every aspect of the Simpson’s home has been created in painstaking detail down to their pink family car as well as Bart’s favorite skateboard.
As soon as you lift off the roof, you will see Homer and Marge’s bedroom, Maggie’s crib, Lisa’s room full of books, and more. You can even find a fully-fitted kitchen or the living room TV playing the Itchy and Scratchy show. No detail is left unturned as this 34-year-old show and counting continues to delight audiences the world over.
Of course, no Simpson’s house would be complete without minifigs of all of your favorite characters plus love-him-or-hate-him Ned Flanders.
Check out The Simpsons House on Amazon.
Jurassic Park T. Rex Breakout
- Includes four minifigures plus the T. Rex
- Authentically detailed based on the movie
- Over 1,200 pieces in all
- Perfect gift for the Jurassic Park fan
There are few moments in movie history that are as memorable as the moment the world was introduced to the T. Rex in 1993’s Jurassic Park.
Showing us the future of cinema, director Steven Spielberg dropped jaws the world over as soon as the T. Rex came into view and immediately frightened our heroes. This LEGO set, number 79596, helps memorialize this famous movie moment through a 1,212-piece set that is good for both adults and children. The set itself includes two Ford Explorer SUVs including the vehicle the T. Rex flipped over as part of his movie introduction. The second SUV was home to movie heroes Alan Grant and Lex Murphy who helped distract the dinosaur so their friends could get to safety.
Along with the T.Rex and two Ford Explorers, the set includes an electric fence, night-vision goggles, a flashlight, and other famous tools that played a big role in this scene. On top of the tools, you also get four minifigs of Alan Grant, Ian Malcom, Tim Murphy, and Lex Murphy.
Check out Jurassic Park T. Rex Breakout on Amazon.
Indiana Jones Temple Escape
Yet another Steven Spielberg-directed masterpiece, the Indiana Jones temple escape in Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the best moments in movie history.
Kicking off a trilogy that is widely considered one of the best trilogies of all time, all 1,545 pieces combine to fuel movie nostalgia thanks to the excellent detail of the Temple of the Golden Idol.
One of three Indiana Jones LEGO models available, set 77015 is a great project for Father’s Day or birthdays for any fan of the Indiana Jones franchise. Add in four minifigs including Indiana Jones himself plus his famous hat and whip.
Best of all, this LEGO set includes various interactive functions including four separate knobs that help collapse a wall, enable Indiana Jones to swing across a cavern, or trigger the famous boulder escape. The final button lights up the Golden Idol, which is the current source of our main character’s fascination.
Check out Indiana Jones Temple Escape on Amazon.
Friends Central Perk
- Authentic recreation of Friends famous TV shot set
- Includes six favorite friends plus Gunther
- Over 1,070 pieces
- Measures 4 inches high and 11 inches wide
One of the biggest TV shows of all time, it comes as no surprise that Friends Central Perk is one of the best LEGO sets based on a movie or TV show.
This 1,070-piece LEGO set (21319) recreates in fantastic detail the entirety of the famous cafe where we grew to love six friends who became family over its 236-episode run.
The Central Perk cafe includes minifigs for all of your favorites including Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, and everyone’s favorite Central Perk employee, Gunther. Created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TV show, you can find your friends sitting on their favorite couch or watching Phoebe singing her music (if you can call it music) with a guitar.
There is even a fun Central Perk window sticker that further emphasizes just how much detail has gone into this set.
Check out Friends Central Perk on Amazon.
- Features open walls and roofs for easy access
- Includes swinging paint cans and light up basement furnace
- Split into 24 bags so build follows the movie plot
- Includes illustrated booklet about the movie
When it comes to holiday movies, there are a handful that are truly watchable year after year, and one of those is undoubtedly Home Alone.
An instant classic, this LEGO recreation of the infamous McCallister home is complete with walls and roofs that open up so you can see where all of Kevin’s traps are waiting. These trips include but are not limited to swinging paint cans and a basement furnace that lights up. Sorry, Marv.
Included with the Home Alone house are five minifigures including Kevin and Kate McCallister, Harry, Marv, and Old Man Marley. Split into 24 separate packages, building this home might be as fun as playing with it as the directions require you to follow the movie’s plot in order to complete all 3,955 pieces.
As an added bonus, you get a battery with your purchase that helps illuminate the furnace and an illustrated booklet all about the set and the movie.
Check out Home Alone House on Amazon.
There are many famous castles in movie and TV history but few are as memorable or as well-known as Hogwarts Castle.
A major part of the Harry Potter universe, this 6,020-piece set (number 71043) is full of surprises and many memorable models. Not only will you find the castle itself, but say hello to the Whomping Willow, Hagrid’s Hut, the chamber of secrets, or dine in the great hall.
The intricate detail is sure to please even the most devoted fans of the movie franchise. This microscale model is large enough to take up plenty of desk space, which speaks more to just how well kids can use their imagination and become part of this magical universe.
With the set, you can expect four very minifigures with Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw along with 27 other minifigures available with the Hogwarts Castle set.
Check out Hogwarts Castle on Amazon.
Back to the Future Time Machine
Great Scott! The immortal words from Doc help kick off the idea that the Back to the Future time machine is one of the absolute best LEGO sets based on a movie or TV show.
What really helps this particular LEGO set stand out is that it includes not one or two but three different versions. This means you get three builds in one, one for each movie in the Back to the Future trilogy.
The first version of this 1,872 set includes a lightning rod and plutonium chamber while the second version adds the Mr. Fusion generator and hover conversion function. Hello, flight mode! The third and arguably best version introduces whitewall tires, a circuit board, and interchangeable license plates. Yes, you even get the OUTATIME famous license plate that was all the rage after the movie was first released in the 1980s.
On top of everything else, of course, you have Doc and Marty McFly LEGO minifigures along with a few fun accessories, including the beloved hoverboard from the second movie.
Check out Back to the Future Time Machine on Amazon.
Among the different LEGO sets listed here, you no doubt have some of the best LEGO sets based on movies and TV shows. Between Star Wars, The Simpsons, Harry Potter, Iron Man, and Home Alone, there is truly something for everyone. The question really isn’t which one you are going to buy, it’s why you haven’t already bought them all.
|LEGO Set||Movie/TV Show|
|The Millennium Falcon||Star Wars|
|Marvel Nano Gauntlet||Marvel Cinematic Universe|
|The Simpsons House||The Simpsons|
|Jurassic Park T. Rex Breakout||Jurassic Park|
|Indiana Jones Temple Escape||Raiders of the Lost Ark|
|Friends Central Perk||Friends|
|Home Alone||Home Alone|
|Hogwarts Castle||Harry Potter|
|Back to the Future Time Machine||Back to the Future|
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