Float like a LEGO butterfly, sting your wallet like a bee? That’s the name of the game with some of the LEGO Group’s heaviest sets. These weighty boxed sets were all worth the wait. Blocks, the monthly magazine for LEGO fans, is taking a look at some of the heaviest LEGO sets in boxes… you just might need a wheelbarrow for some of these.
Dun dun dun dun da dun bah bah… this Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series model is unique among its peers. Being from The Mandalorian show instead of the original Star Wars trilogy, you may have expected the LEGO Group to make a smaller, less risky model. With a fully locked frame and hull plating, but a hollow interior and tapering rear, the Razor Crest isn’t as heavy as you might think considering it is made of 6,187 pieces. It weighs in at 17.97 pounds, putting it marginally higher than 75159 Death Star (17.86 pounds), but still notably lower than the next entry on our list.
9. 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer
This behemoth model of Darth Vader’s Devastator flagship uses 3,096 pieces, fewer than the Death Star, and the least of every set on this list. For its time, this model was highly advanced, but it came with a real flaw – the hull plates are held in place by magnets, leading to serious stability issues. Knock into the table and you’ll find out for yourself. It’s still a desirable set, , aided by that micro Tantive IV that is just too cute. 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer weighs 20.05 pounds, more than two pounds heavier than the Razor Crest. It was released in 2002.
Here’s a ship fans have been wanting for ages. The brand-new 75367 Venator-Class Star Destroyer is a giant, weighs in at 21.78 pounds, and is sure to annoy your family or significant other when you spend a week building it on the kitchen table. The minifigures and bridge colourings show that this model represents Star Wars: The Clone Wars, making this another potential gamble for the toy giant. Measuring in at 109 centimetres, it’s the same length as its immediate shelf predecessor, 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer, but it nonetheless is almost six pounds lighter. Why? You’ll just have to wait and see.
The second model from the 2000s on the list, this first edition of the Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon is a vintage set to the younger crowd. Of course, children have been building Star Wars models from LEGO bricks since the original film’s release in 1977. Now that’s vintage. What it lacks in interior rooms. 10179 Millennium Falcon makes up for with its startling length and width. That’s 84 centimetres long and 56 wide – the size of an oval personal pizza for Jabba the Hutt. It weighs 22.52 pounds, making it almost a pound heavier than the Venator.
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6. 75313 AT-AT
You can hear this model from miles away – its loud, clunking, shrieking movements bring it closer to Hoth Echo Base, the Ewok Village, and other battlegrounds across the Star Wars universe. Unlike the Ultimate Collector’s 10179 Millennium Falcon, this lumbering beast has a full interior, complete with 40 sand blue seats. This is accurate to the in-universe vehicle, as seen in the Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections books. This model is just over a pound heavier than the first Falcon, too, at 23.61 pounds, thanks to its 6,785 pieces.
Moving away from Star Wars (momentarily), it’s time to visit a piece of history. Yes – the first set on this list with more than 9,000 pieces has a precise total of 9,036 LEGO elements. 10276 Colosseum is exciting and enticing as a LEGO model, with differing pillars on the built wall and immaculate detail throughout. Are you not entertained? Maybe, or the monotony of this build may have you wishing the tigers would maul you before you build another identical section. 23.76 pounds of pure joy.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the building table – another tedious build with a fantastic end result. 10307 Eiffel tower has 10,001 pieces, making it the second largest LEGO set by piece count of all time next to 31203 World Map (though that set doesn’t measure up in terms of boxed weight compared to the other entries on this list). It’s also the tallest LEGO set of all time at 149 centimetres, using no new LEGO elements to reach new heights. It weighs in at 25.75 pounds.
How on Coruscant is 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer so much heavier than the Venator? With 4,784 pieces, the Imperial Star Destroyer should be lighter than the Venator’s 5,374 LEGO parts. The Imperial Star Destroyer has no interior rooms just like the Venator, but it is wider and uses massive parts like the 11 giant panels you’ve seen as baseplates in the LEGO Minecraft theme. There’s a Minecraft villager somewhere to thank for lending out all those plates. ‘Hhhhrrrrgh’ indeed. That’s 27.51 pounds, please. Cash or credit?
Here’s a Falcon that truly impresses. Sure, the first edition wowed fans at the time, but 75192 Millennium Falcon is in a totally different weight class – six and a half pounds heavier than its predecessor at 28.99 pounds. With painstaking detail, pieces of junk littered across its hull, and of course, two full interior rooms, this Falcon has real wings. It won’t be flying off any time soon thanks to its heft, but one can find a flight display stand or even a brick-built solution online if they look hard enough. It was one of the first sets to have an obscene number of pieces at 7,541 in total.
At the top end of the list, the longest LEGO set of all time – and the heaviest. 10294 Titanic is a monster, weighing in at top 30.86 pounds and containing 9,090 pieces. With a daunting yet satisfying hull build and some of the most amazing detail you’ll ever find in a LEGO exclusive set, something miraculously keeps building this set from becoming tedious. As a matter of fact, it’s totally rewarding, and ready to build with two other people if you’d like to share. It comes highly recommended.