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5 LEGO Sets that are still Fun when you’re an Adult

Does anybody else miss the days of LEGO? Well, there’s no need to just leave it as a childhood memory. I swear, I’m not just a man-child – there are lego kits that you can still get satisfaction from even in your 30s and 40s!

It’s recently come to my attention that LEGO has always been a part of my life, even over 30 years down the line. Don’t take this the wrong way either, I’m not suggesting you go buy yourself a load of toys… but, really… I am. It’s nothing to be ashamed of either.

There’s plenty of more complex and mature themed LEGO kits that have clearly been designed with the big boys and girls in mind. I’m just going to get straight to it before you think I’m a little weird, so here’s 5 LEGO kits that adults should definitely invest in if they miss their earlier brick building days.

James Bond – Aston Martin DB5

For any Bond fans out there, which I’m sure many of you are. This 1295 piece kit lets you build yourself a beautiful replica of Bond’s world renowned 1964 Aston Martin DB5.

It’s not just a pretty model either – you can lift the bonnet to see the detail of the engine, and if you pull the rear bumper you can “eject any unwanted guests”, as well as many other pretty cool features.

As it tends to be with LEGO nowadays though, it’s not cheap and if you want it then you’ll have to be willing to part with around £130. You can find out more here.

Aston Martin

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NASA Apollo Saturn V

If you’re a keen Astronomer but also a keen builder, then this LEGO kit is definitely for you. This beautifully thought out model stands a meter high, and on completion is rather stunning to look at.

It’s a little sad I know, but this one especially gets me excited. The rocket comes with 3 detachable stages as well as a lunar orbiter, lander and two astronaut figurines. It also comes with a stand to display the rocket, so you can proudly show it off in the home.

At 1969 pieces (see what they did there?), this kit costs just over £100. For those interested, you can find out more here.

Apollo Saturn V

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Roller Coaster

That’s right. There’s an actual roller coaster set now. No need to raise those old freight train sets to make your own! This huge set comes with 4124 pieces and a high price tag of £299, but if you want it bad enough you’ll be able to save enough pocket money.

While the roller coaster itself is pretty damn awesome and has a fully working chain lift, it also comes with some great authentic features such as a ticket booth, candyfloss cart, height marker, 11 mini figures and more.

If you’re cool enough, you can get some LEGO power functions to make the roller coaster chain run itself, and you can sit back and relax as the cars take care of themselves.

Find out more here.

Roller Coaster

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LEGO Architecture – London

If you’re not really willing to part so much money for what is technically a toy then maybe the LEGO Architecture line is more your thing. If you’re after a smaller kit that’s a bit of casual fun to build up but also makes a great ornament then look no further.

Be proud of our capital and build yourself a miniature London set up. Bringing together the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, the London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge, this skyline is a great display peace for your living space that you can proudly say you’ve built yourself.

Find out more here.

Lego London

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LEGO Architecture – New York

London now high-rise enough for you? Then maybe the New York set is more suited for you. Including the Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty, this skyline setting showcases some of America’s finest skyscrapers in miniature form.

Get satisfaction in putting together these iconic building replicas and maybe even showcase it next to your London set? Find out more here.

Lego New York

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I can’t be the only adult here that still enjoys putting together a beautiful and complex LEGO kit.

Got any you’re particularly proud of that you’ve built up recently? Let us know in the comments below!