The Best Lego Sets in Australia for 2020: Harry Potter, Star Wars & More

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Lego can be an excellent way to foster the imagination of your kids and get them interested in building and design. 

However, with so many options on the market, it can be hard to find the set that is right for you or your kids. 

In this article, we break down everything from the age range to the parts included to help you find the Lego set that will be the best fit for your child.


1. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (Top Pick)


LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall 75954 Playset Toy

You can now build one of the most iconic structures from the Harry Potter series: the Great Hall from Hogwarts.

It comes with the bricks needed to build the inside and outside as well as moving parts such as the stairs that minifigs (Lego minifigures) can go up and down. The image in the mirror changes too. This set includes 10 minifigs of characters that include Harry, Hermione, Hagrid and Draco to help you act out the scenes from the movies.



2. Lego Stars Wars Millennium Falcon


LEGO Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Millennium Falcon 75257 Building Kit, New 2019

You can help Han Solo fight his way across the universe with this Lego set that recreates his classic Millennium Falcon ship. Designed to match all the action of the latest film, this building set comes with seven minifigs of new and iconic characters, including Finn, C3PO, Lando and Chewbacca.

With more than 1,300 bricks included in the packaging, this is one of the largest and most intricate sets. It even has a top that opens for hours of play.


What We Like:

Includes seven minifigs such as Chewbacca and R2D2
Features more than 1,300 bricks and accessories
Suitable for fans 9 and older
Top opens to reveal the decorated interior of the ship

What We Don’t Like:

It’s hard to find replacements for some of the exclusive parts
Finished set takes up a lot of space


3. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express


LEGO 75955 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Playset Toy

With the Hogwarts Express Lego set, you can build a replica of the train that takes Harry and his friends to Hogwarts every year. 

The set comes with more than 800 bricks that let you build both the train and the 9 ¾ platform from the series that the kids use to get on the train. 

Though you don’t get enough bricks to build the full train, you get minifigs of Harry and some of the good and bad characters to help and chase him through the station.


What We Like:

Includes everything needed to build the Hogwarts Express train
Features minifigs of Harry and his friends
Designed for fans eight and older
Comes with parts to build the platform up to the train

What We Don’t Like:

Doesn’t include all the bricks from the original Hogwarts Express set
You need multiple sets to build the full train


4. Lego City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control


LEGO City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control 60228 Building Kit, Space Toy for 5+ Year Old Boys and Girls, 2019

Lego designed this set for fans of the City Lego line and NASA. It takes all the action of a NASA shuttle launch and recreates it in bricks that let you lift off into space.

The 837 pieces include some small bricks, which makes the set more appropriate for kids who are at least seven. 

You can download the Lego app to a smartphone or tablet to have even more fun with the set. It’s also compatible with other Lego building sets for those who want to build unique cities.


What We Like:

Suitable for Lego fans seven and older
Compatible with other City sets from Lego
Creates a detailed monorail system
Perfect for fans of NASA

What We Don’t Like:

Requires the Lego app and a device to use all features
Expensive for the City series


5. Lego Classic Large Creative Brick Box


LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Playset Toy

You can consider this Brick Box as a starter set for those new to the world of Lego toys. It comes with dozens of bricks and accessories in 33 different colours. The included windows and doors let you build structures and add accents to your buildings.

It also includes baseplates for displaying your finished pieces and wheels and rims for designing vehicles, Lego added a manual inside that shows you how to build some things before you let your imagination take over.


What We Like:

Lets your imagination run wild as you create new sets and toys
Includes tips on designing and building unique objects
Features Lego bricks in more than 30 colours
Comes with eyes, wheels and other accessories for building people and vehicles

What We Don’t Like:

Box has quite a bit of empty space inside
Requires more bricks to build large sets


Lego Set Buyers Guide


Age Range

Lego is very upfront about which sets are right for different age groups. You should always pay attention to the minimum age listed on the box. Some sets include tiny and intricate parts that are not suitable for young kids.

Number of Bricks

You’ll also want to look at the number of bricks that come in the box and the included accessories. Lego makes bricks the same way today that it did when the company first started. This meets that all bricks are compatible. Looking at how many bricks come included in the set gives you an idea of what you can build with those parts. The included accessories let you make even more things.

Lego Line

Lego often collaborates with studios to make building sets based on popular films such as the Star Wars and Jurassic Park franchises as well as Harry Potter. The company often retires those sets later. You may want to consider some of the original lines that Lego makes. Its City line includes compatible sets that you can put together to create a custom city.

The sky is the limit when it comes to Lego sets. You can build a replica of the scene that you see on the box or put the parts together in all-new ways. Anything from this selection of the top Lego sets in Australia will be great for kids and adults who love these building toys.