These LEGO Deals Are a Good Excuse to Pick Up a New Hobby

These LEGO Deals Are a Good Excuse to Pick Up a New Hobby
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While collecting and building LEGO is a great way to kill time, the individual price tags for certain sets can be enough to make your heart race. Especially if it’s a major brand like Star Wars or Marvel.

While it looks like we’re going to be spending a bit more time inside during this current wave of lockdowns, building a brand new LEGO set is a nice way to keep your brain and hands busy.

If you’re a casual or hardcore LEGO collector, you know how pricey sets can get, so being able to save some money is always welcome. With that in mind, here are some of the best LEGO deals currently available.

This article has been updated since its original publication.

LEGO Busts (save up to $34.99)

LEGO Marvel Venom

If you’re someone who buys LEGO sets purely for the display value, this range is more or less made for you.

This series hits all the big pop culture tentpoles, like Star Wars, Marvel and Batman, with some nicely detailed replicas of iconic masks, helmets and cowls.

These busts usually retail for $89.99 each. Here are the LEGO sets you can currently grab on sale:

LEGO Technic Fast and Furious Dom’s Dodge Charger – now $149 (down from $179.99)

LEGO Technic Fast and Furious Dom’s Dodge Charger

Things you never turn your back on:

LEGO Creator Old Trafford Manchester United – now $314 (down from $449)

LEGO Creator Old Trafford Manchester United

Do you have a lot of extra time on your hands and a bad case of football fever? The 3,898-piece replica for Old Trafford, the home ground stadium for Manchester United, could be the cure.

While this Old Trafford replica isn’t officially a part of LEGO’s amazing Architecture line, it has the same attention to detail that’d you expect from those sets. It’s even got the players’ tunnel and the United Trinity statue.

You can currently save a solid 30% off the retail price of this expert LEGO Creator set and pick it up for $314. Just make sure you’ve got enough table or shelf space put aside for this LEGO set because its base area is about 47cm by 39cm.

LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down – now $296 (down from $349)

LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down

I’m surprised there aren’t more Stranger Things LEGO sets available, but the only one that does exist is still pretty great. It includes the core cast for the show’s first season (sorry, Steve Harrington fans), and depicts the normal and Upside Down versions of the Byers house. There’s no “right-way-up”, so you can flip it around whenever you feel like it.

You can save yourself $53.99 off this Stranger Things LEGO set and pick it up for $296 over at Amazon.

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron – now $469 (down from $599.99)

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

LEGO has spared no expense for this 1:8 scale model of the Bugatti Chiron. This Technic set was developed closely with Bugatti Automobiles, resulting in it having an absurd level of detail, both inside and out. It’s such a faithful replica that the W16 engine even has moving pistons.

The Technic Bugatti Chiron is currently on sale for $469 on Amazon, down from the usual RRP of $599.99.

If a Ferrari is more your speed, the LEGO Technic 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is also on sale for $202, down from $299.99.

LEGO Super Mario sets (save up to $41.99)

LEGO Super Mario
LEGO Super Mario Starter Course

While your mileage may vary with the actual playability of the LEGO Super Mario sets, you can’t deny that they did a great job of translating the various Mario settings and characters into LEGO. Released last year, I’d say the biggest turn-off for this series was the fairly expensive price tags – especially the starter set, which is the only way you can get a Mario figure.

The good news is, a few of these LEGO sets are currently on sale, for prices that are easier to justify. With the new Luigi sets, now’s a good time to build up some expansions sets for cheap.

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Pirate Ship – now $119 (down from $159.99)

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Pirate Ship

It’s an undeniable fact that LEGO’s best non-branded series involve pirates. So a LEGO pirate set that gives you multiple build options is, by definition, the best, right? This LEGO Creator set gives you the choice of three full builds: a classic Pirate Ship, a rustic Pirates’ Inn and a mysterious skull-shaped hideaway.

This pirate LEGO set is currently on sale for $119, saving you $40.99 from its $159.99 price tag.

If pirate LEGO happens to be “your thing”, you can also grab the Pirates of Barracuda Bay set for $249, down from $299.99. This 2-in-1 set lets you either build out a pirate ship or an island shipwreck.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets – now $179 (down from $229.99)

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets

Speaking of Harry Potter, do you dare enter the Chamber of Secrets? This LEGO set does exactly what it says on the box. You get a couple of Hogwarts rooms and the Chamber of Secrets, along with a stack of minifigs of students, teachers, the basilisk and a golden Voldemort.

You can pick up the LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets set for $179, saving yourself $50.99.

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina – now $449 (down from $529.99)

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

This Mos Eisley Cantina set might be the ultimate Star Wars set.

This set is a giant recreation of the infamous hive of scum and villainy from the first Star Wars, and is overflowing with minifigs, some of which are exclusively found here. There’s figures for Doctor Evazan, Long Snoot and that bat-faced alien you only see for all of one second.

This LEGO set has had its price slashed by $80.99 over at Amazon, so you’ll only be paying $449 instead of $529.99.

LEGO Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse – now $179 (down from $279.99)

LEGO Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse

Personally? I find this LEGO set to be weirdly off-putting. Something about Micky and Minnie’s faces just doesn’t seem right (I think it’s the weird LEGO noses). But if you worship at the House of Mouse, this set seems like a no-brainer.

This LEGO Micky and Minnie Mouse set is currently on sale for $179, down from $279.99. That’s a total discount of $100.99 – or about $50 per mouse.