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10 Awesome 1000-Piece+ LEGO Sets for Adults

It's always fun to play with LEGO. Building things with the famous bricks is relaxing and stimulating at the same time. These ten awesome advanced LEGO sets are perfect for adult enthusiasts. The sets are all 1000 pieces or more (one is over 4000!) and are perfect for more expert builders.

Most of these sets are of an earlier vintage, so they are selling for collectible pricing. If you see one of these classic, huge, expert building LEGO sets available for purchase, don't dawdle. Many of these are discontinued from the manufacturer and only come back on the market on occasion. This list was first compiled in 2014.

1 LEGO Pirates Imperial Sailing Flagship

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This megaset is so much fun! Build a realistic Imperial sailing ship with this 1664-piece LEGO building set. The box comes with 9 minifigures, including ship personnel and soldiers, plus a pirate prisoner. Raise the anchor and get ready for battle in this fully equipped ship complete with ammo, torches, cannons, muskets, and more!

2 LEGO Town Hall: Creator Series Building Set

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This LEGO set comes with 2766 pieces to put together a detailed Town Hall building. The three-story building includes a clocktower, balcony, skylight, and working elevator. The Town Hall also comes with eight mini figures, including the mayor and a bride & groom.

3 LEGO Space Shuttle Expedition Set with Astronauts

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This is a fun set for space enthusiasts or fans of NASA. The box has 1230 pieces to create a detailed Space Shuttle complete with fuel tank and booster rockets - this spacecraft is ready for lift off! The box comes with three figures: 2 astronauts and a ground crew member with his own maintenance vehicle.

4 Awesome Detailed LEGO Sydney Opera House

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The iconic building in Sydney Harbour comes to life in LEGO bricks! The famous Australian building looks amazingly detailed in this huge 2989-piece LEGO set. When complete, the building is over 11" tall and 25" wide! This is a great advanced set for serious LEGO enthusiasts!

5 LEGO Fairground Mixer Carnival Ride

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This carnival fair ride LEGO set is amazing! The 1746-piece set includes three carnival activities: high-striker; dunk tank; and the major attraction, the spinning Fairground Mixer ride. Assemble the transport trucks to get everything ready to go, then set up the awesome Mixer ride and other carnival accessories. This set comes with a whopping 12 minifigures, including a juggling man on stilts, ticket lady, and queasy Mixer rider! Upgrade the ride with LEGO Power Functions motors to make the Mixer move!

6 LEGO Tower Bridge - 4295-Piece London Landmark!

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This set is HUGE! Build London's famous Tower Bridge with this mega building set that has 4295 pieces! The big drawbridge really opens and closes! What would the bridge be without vehicles? This set comes with four: black London taxi; yellow truck; green car; and one of London's famous double-decker red buses!

7 LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van Hippie Classic

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We just love this classic auto building set from LEGO! The red VW van set has 1332 pieces and looks great on display. The set has a lot of moving parts so it is also fun to play with! Open the rear door to see the engine, transform the seat to a bed, or pop the top for some camping fun.

8 LEGO Palace Cinema Retro Movie Theater Building

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This Expert LEGO set comes with 2196 pieces to build a cool old-fashioned stand-alone movie theater. The Palace cinema includes six minifigures: child star; cinema worker; photographer; male & female guest; and chauffeur. Create a movie premiere scene with these figures and the included limousine!

9 LEGO Monster Fighers Haunted House

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Build your own scary haunted house with this LEGO set. The house and accessories are made of 2064 different pieces. The house has a lot of cool details like a fireplace, drawing office, folding staircase, and potion room. The set includes six mini figures, including 2 ghosts, zombie chef, and a vampire with bride.

10 LEGO Bike Shop & Café Multi-Building Set

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Pick up different town buildings with this LEGO Creator 1023-piece box. Build a free-standing Bike Shop and the separate Café. You can also use this set to build a Auto Repair Shop or a Flower Shop. This LEGO set comes with three minifigures and accessories like a bike, a car, and a barbecue.

Awesome NEW Set for Adults: van Gogh's Starry NIght

Get ready for one of the most exciting new releases from LEGO Ideas: a fun art-inspired piece based on the famous Starry Night painting by Vincent van Gogh. 

The brand new set for 2022 is a 2316-piece build that will leave you with an awesome display piece that's perfect for all LEGO fans and art fans to share the beauty of Starry Night. 

Build the magical scene of swirling blues and yellows inside a bold black frame. The 3D Starry Night LEGO display work includes a minifigure of the artist himself, maestro Vincent van Gogh, along with a minifigure-sized easel and its own little version of Starry Night. The minifigure, a redhead with a red beard, includes a color palette and a paintbrush accessory.

Stand the completed work on a surface, with Vincent van Gogh attached via an adjustable arm. You can also mount the piece on the wall with an included hook.  

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Back to the Future fans, check out this new detailed LEGO model build of the famous modified DeLorean time machine! A big upgrade from the already awesome IDEAS Time Machine build from 2013, this brand new build has 1872 pieces and includes even more awesome details that fans will love!

The finished LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine has a smooth surface, giving the model a great look for display.

NEW FOR 2022: LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine

And you can pick which time machine you'd like to display, because with this kit you can choose to make your DeLorean in three different styles! Your DeLorean can appear as it did in Back to the Future with lightning rod and plutonium power, Back to the Future 2 with pivoting wheels and Mr. Fusion power, or Back to the Future 3 with hood-mounted circuit board.

Other fun details include opening gull-wing doors, light-up flux capacitor, and swappable license plates. This set also comes with two minifigs: Doc and Marty.

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