With the Halloween season arriving, Blocks is brave enough to take a look at some of the spookiest LEGO sets…
The Winter Village lineup may command the most attention when it comes to seasonal LEGO sets, but there are still plenty of fun offerings to help you decorate for Halloween. The holiday doesn’t receive consistent yearly offerings quite to the level that Christmas does, but the LEGO Group makes sure there’s always enough on shelves — at a variety of price points. Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, lists four LEGO sets that are perfect for Halloween.
10273 Haunted House
10273 Haunted House, simply put, is a massive model, standing 68cm (27in) tall and coming packed with over 3,200 pieces. The exterior is artistically designed, with a wonderful colour combination that gives the looming haunted house that perfect Halloween aesthetic. The set can be displayed either fully closed up or hinged open to reveal an interior filled with details and features. An elevator ride takes minifigures up to the top of the house’s tower — and can be motorized via the Powered Up system. An exquisite portrait glows with the help of a light brick and easter eggs from past LEGO themes litter the house waiting to be discovered. 10273 works perfectly as either an addition to a LEGO amusement park display or as a standalone piece.
21341 Disney Hocus Pocus: The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage
Similarly to 10273, 21341 Disney Hocus Pocus: The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage is a satisfyingly spooky building. The set has everything you need for a Halloween display, from a creepy old building and witches to a black cat and trick-or-treater. The cottage itself uses a variety of techniques for its exterior, from masonry bricks to tiles attached with SNOT. Fans of the film will have no trouble finding things to love, including a minifigure roster complete with all the main characters. But the set is certainly still worth it for anyone looking to add this incredibly well-designed cottage to their collection.
Do you want to know how 21341 was designed and read out review? Then you need Issue 107 of Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, which goes right back to the beginning, when the trees didn’t even connect to studs!
Large LEGO sets have an unquestionable wow-factor to them, but bigger doesn’t always mean better — 40521 Mini Disney The Haunted Mansion is proof of that. The model may be built in mini scale, but it still packs an impressive 680 pieces. The front perfectly captures the look of the beloved ride, and the back is left open to allow a peek inside the Haunted Mansion. The interior detail is surprisingly well done at this scale and includes a handful of microfigures as well as portraits handing on the walls. An exclusive Butler minifigure is a welcome inclusion, too.
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40570 Halloween Cat & Mouse
If haunted houses aren’t quite your style, 40570 Halloween Cat & Mouse offers an adorable alternative. The set features a black cat built with some clever techniques and posable tail alongside a mouse who has made a little house out of a jack-o-lantern. They both have plenty of space to sit on the display stand, which comes complete with some fall colours and pumpkins. 40570 offers a perfect little display piece at a great price.
Whether you want to add something spooky to your LEGO layout or are just looking for a small set to decorate your desk, there’s a LEGO Halloween set perfect for you — all the sets listed are available now and ready to join your collection.