LEGO is fun for anyone if they have the patience to build it and the space to store their sets. After doing some research, I’ve put together a list of the best LEGO sets for the gamer in your life.
LEGOs are certainly something that never goes out of style, but the collectible is more popular than ever with sales increasing for 2023. Combine that with the recent successful partnership with Fortnite for its LEGO Fortnite mode, and it appears that the toy brand is having a moment.
Whether they’re pulled right from video games, or they correlate to games someone may love, these are perfect LEGO sets for all sorts of gamers.
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12 best LEGO sets to gift that gamer in your life
Super Mario is a beloved franchise with a ton of unique LEGO sets, but one of my favorites has got to be the Piranha Plant. Perfect to fit on a shelf or a desk, this plant can be bent, its mouth widened, and coins can even pop out of it. It’s also nice because it’s on the cheaper side of the LEGO sets.
PAC-MAN is an icon in the video game industry, so wouldn’t it be cool to gift someone this PAC-MAN Arcade set? With over 2500 pieces, although it’s non-functional, it looks just like the real deal. You can even pop open the back and see something behind the scenes of the screen.
The Sword Outpost
Minecraft is another huge hit and loved by many gamers, big and small. For a Minecraft fan in your life, you should consider gifting them The Sword Outpost set. It comes with the classic diamond sword, alongside little mobs and even two player characters. It’s also not expensive and is easier to put together.
Hogwarts Castle and Grounds
For that Hogwarts Legacy fan you know, have you considered giving them the Hogwarts Castle and Grounds? As someone who got a similar LEGO set as a kid, it’s something you always remember building and looks incredible once you’re finished. This is a great display piece that gets everyone talking about it.
Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone
Sonic is another classic franchise that many gamers adore, so think about getting a Sonic fan you know this Green Hill Zone set. With just over 1000 pieces, you’ve got the nostalgic level with the loop, golden rings, and even Doctor Eggman himself. Oh, and of course Sonic is there too.
Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck
As someone who loves the Horizon series, I’d jump for joy if I received this as a gift. The Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck is a replica of a giant mechanical beast from the game. It serves as a gorgeous display piece and would make any Horizon fan ecstatic.
Nintendo Entertainment System
Do you know someone who used to own an NES back in the day? With this Nintendo Entertainment System set, they can create a replica of not only the console, but the old-fashioned TV is would play on. You can even have the Mario game on the TV screen move by twisting a crank!
Although this is on the pricier side, if you’ve got the cash, this would be an insane gift. The Avengers Tower set has over 3000 pieces to create the classic Avengers building. It even comes with familiar faces such as Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, and more.
Gaming Tournament Truck
For gamers who like all kinds of games, especially ones with tournaments, try out this Gaming Tournament Truck set. It’s a truck that opens up and shows off two gamers duking it out on PCs in a fighting game. It’s not only affordable, but small enough to sit on a shelf for display purposes.
The Bee Cottage
We’re back to Minecraft with The Bee Cottage set. For the Minecraft gamer who likes more of the cuter side of the game, this is an adorable set including a giant bumblebee. It also includes a tree with a hive, alongside a couple of smaller bees and a player in a bear suit.
D.Va and Reinhardt
Anyone who loves Overwatch would adore this D.Va and Reinhardt LEGO set. This is an incredible replica of two of some of the most popular characters in the game. Build D.Va’s mech suit and Reinhardt’s large armor, while also getting the tiny LEGO versions of the two characters.
We’re going way back with this set as well. If you know anyone who loved their Atari system, why not gift them the Atari 2600 set? You get to create a replica of the old console, as well as old game cartridges and the classic joystick. What’s even cooler is the fact that you can slot in the cartridges or store them on a mini shelf.