Building Lego sets is fun and therapeutic for many. When you combine that with the magic of Disney you’re in for an amazing experience. Here at 23&Main we know that there are almost too many Disney themed Lego sets to count, but we’ve attempted to put together our own top 10 list to help you start or add to your collection. This list features some current sets as well as some that are retired and hard to find (at least for their former retail price). There is something here for most Disney fans, but if you feel we left off your favorite set please let us know. This list will be updated throughout the year based on fan feedback and our own experiences!
Let’s get on with the list. We proudly present our Disney Lego Top 10:
- Disney Castle 71040
If we had to pick one set that truly captured the essence of Disney, this set would be it! We’ve featured this set on its own here too. The level of detail is amazing and building it lets you feel like an Imagineer right in your own home! With 4000+ pieces it’s more than just an afternoon project but when finished it’s beautiful. Also included are 5 minifigures (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Tinker Bell). Whether you’re a collector, builder, or both; this set needs to be in your collection.
- Steamboat Willie 21317
“It was all started by a mouse”… this set takes us all back to how this whole Disney universe started. In simple black and white, building this set brings that iconic feature film back to life. It has 751 pieces and has movable steam pipes and rotating paddle wheel. It’s an instant collectors item and comes with Mickey and Minnie minifigures too!
- Disney Train 71044
Inspired by the Disney Train this set not only captures one of Walt’s favorite things (trains) but it also encourages imagination just like Walt wanted in his parks. This set is also powered so the train comes to life. There are five minifigures; Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale, and Goofy. The best features are the rooms behind the facade. There are endless possibilities with this set and a little imagination. Only drawback is that every time I build it I want to go visit the parks!
- Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace 43172
Do you want to build a snowman? You can do that and much more with Elsa’s glittering Ice Palace. With 701 pieces this set is a pretty quick build. It comes with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf minifigures too.
- Buzz & Woody’s Carnival Mania! 10770
The Toy Story saga is one of my favorite all time Disney stories. The characters are awesome, and each movie seems to really hit home. We included this set because it features some of the most recognizable Toy Story characters, Buzz & Woody, as well as being a superb starter set. At only 230 pieces this set was designed to introduce younger fans to Lego. It has easy to follow instructions and features cool carnival inspired rides that spark imagination. Kid or grown up, this is just a fun set!
- Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collector Series 75192
Are you a master builder and a Star Wars fan? If you answered yes then this is a must have set for you. This is the largest, most detailed Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon ever created. The intricate detail is so fine this can be a displayable collectable or used for hours of entertainment as you defend and explore the galaxy. This set isn’t cheap, retailing for around $800 but many would say it is well worth the investment. The set has over 7000 pieces and 8 minifigures. Few Lego sets leave me in awe, this one does every time I see it.
- R2-D2 10225
Any fan of Star Wars has probably tried to figure out how to have their own driod like R2. Unless you are a robotics whiz, this set is probably the closest you can get to building your very own driod. As an ultimate collector series, the detailing is simply outstanding. It has a retractable third leg, opening front panels that reveal a robotic arm with a circular saw, and a rotating head. When finished, R2 will stand about 12 inches tall. This set is retired, but places like eBay still have new unopened R2 sets listed. As time goes by this set will be harder and harder to find, so don’t wait too long to get your hands on this Star Wars Icon.
8. Imperial Star Destroyer 75252
Remember the opening scene of Star Wars? The very first thing that introduced us fans to the saga was the imposing and intimidating outline of the vaunted Imperial Star Destroyer. These ships have come to symbolize evil and they conjure up thoughts of a dystopian future. Despite all this, they would be incredibly fun to build and design. Well, now you can with this set. This set is part of the Ultimate Collector Series and is new for 2020. There is a similar retired Imperial Star Destroyer (10030) that fetches well over $1k on Amazon and eBay. This set is most likely destined for the same future.
- Cinderella’s Dream Castle 41154
This castle features some great hidden gems, like the grand dining room or fireplace and balcony. There is plenty of ways to play out fairytales with this set either through recreating the Cinderella story or creating a brand new one! It comes with two mini-dolls (Cinderella & Prince Charming of course) as well as a glass slipper!
10. Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl Set 4184
When the very first “Pirates” movie came out few believed it would be successful let alone create an enduring character that would end up being incorporated into the very ride the movie was originally based on. That fact alone was enough to make sure at least one Pirate LEGO set was included on this list. The Black Pearl Set is retired, but still can be found in unopened form on eBay. This ship from the original movie plus the Captain Jack minfigure make a great addition to any collection. Building this 804 piece set will have you humming “yo-ho, yo-ho…a pirates life for me” in no time.