The best Lego sets just keep getting better and better, and the Lego sets you can get in 2023 are out of this world. We’ve been keeping track of all the new best Lego sets that have come out this year, and made it easy for you to find them in this carefully curated list.
From Star Wars to Marvel and NASA, these Lego sets are great investments for Lego collectors, aficionados and anyone who enjoys building Lego models. Some of the sets in this list are limited edition, so make sure you get in quick if you want to add them to your Lego collection. Others in the list are Lego classics and staples that you can purchase all year round.
For those of you who have a specific preference of Lego, we have a dedicated guide for the best Lego Star Wars sets, and the best Lego Technic sets. However, if you are on a tight budget, we do also have a regularly updated list of the best Lego deals right now, so check that out to bag a bargain!
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This Technic car doesn't look like an impressive recreation of a Lamborghini on the outside – it's been built with classic Technic-style functions inside. That includes steering, suspension on all four wheels, a moving rear spoiler, a V12 engine with moving pistons, and an eight-speed gearbox you can control.
That's on top of opening scissor doors and detailed interior that looks just like the real thing, as well the meticulously made exterior. And it all comes in a really special presentation-style box that makes building it feel like an event.
The big rival to this set is the Lego Bugatti Chiron, and is you want to know the differences between them, check out our Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti guide.
The iconic 1960s car gets a Lego version that's one of the company's most enticing sets of all time. From the meaty front grille (complete with horse motif) to the barred rear lights, everything about it screams Steve McQueen levels of cool. The interior is detailed, plus there's a boot that opens, and you can see the detailed engine under the bonnet. Best of all, you can keep it road-ready, or swap in a super-charger, a duck-tail spoiler, beefier exhausts, and more.
We love this recreation of the Statue of Liberty, because it looks undeniably Lego-y and made of bricks, yet somehow the unmistakeable flow of the Statue's robe feels fully preserved, and the detail in the pedestal is astounding. It stands 44cm high when finished, with a subtle display plate underneath.
We love it when LEGO turns its little gripping hands to a design classic, and this faithful recreation of the iconic and very beautiful Vespa 125 is a real beauty. There's substance to match the style, too, including working steering, a brick-built engine with removable cover and cool accessories including a helmet, basket and bouquet of flowers. There's even a classic 1960s number plate as well as a spare wheel and functioning kickstand.
If you're looking for an epic adult build which has a bunch of play potential for kids, look no further. Lego's minifig-scale Diagon Alley is absolutely huge, featuring the majority of what made the boy wizard's favourite street what it is: everything from Flourish & Blotts to Olivander's to the office of the Daily Prophet is here, with incredibly detailed inners, outers, and a massive collection of minifigs to boot. The only thing missing is a full-scale Gringott's, or perhaps a Knockturn Alley for Harry to stupidly flue powder himself to; maybe those are in the works?
Don't get this confused with the somewhat rudimentary Diagon Alley promo set (40289), a rather basic 374-piece build which (by virtue of its theme) nonetheless manages to command upwards of £140 today. Or, indeed the older Diagon Alley (10217) set which is now being sold for over £600.
We love these little Skyline sets, that let you build iconic buildings in adorable miniaturised form. This London set includes Nelson’s Column, the London Eye, the National Gallery, Big Ben and Tower Bridge. We’re also very partial to the New York, Tokyo and San Francisco skyline sets, if you want to start a city collection…
This is one of the best-selling sets, and it's easy to see why: it's an attractive price, it's dinosaurs, and is actually three sets in one. You have the option of creating a menacing T. rex, powerful Triceratops or a terrifying Pterodactyl. That's great value for money, which is why this set is such a meteoric success!
The Lego Mario sets are a collaboration between Lego and Nintendo, where you can use Lego to build levels for the special smart Mario character to traverse – he's got a bunch of sensors in, so can you can take on special skill-based obstacles with him, and he detects what kind of terrain he's on (and reacts to them on his little LCD screen face). You collect coins as you play through a 'level' of Lego – the idea is that it can be competitive as to who traversed a level the best. Kids can build levels for each other (or parents to take on), and you can expand from the Starter Course with loads of add-on packs that all add cool new ideas. This pack has the all-important Mario figure, and gives a great flavour of what the system does. Read our full Lego Super Mario review here.