Best Lego sets in NZ: buying guide

Whether you're a Star Wars fan or prefer Harry Potter, there's a Lego for you. We take a look at the best sets.

Last updated: 15 April 2024

Lego is awesome. It lets everyone, young and old, build anything they can dream up. But after 75 years, it’s not just about the iconic plastic bricks anymore — it's movies, games, and even theme parks too. That’s right, whether you're a die-hard fan of Star Wars or prefer the magical world of Harry Potter, there's a Lego set out there for you. Let’s look at the coolest sets on the block right now:

Top Lego sets in NZ

Looking for your next Lego set? Here are our top picks:

Lego Ninjago sets

Want to fight against dark forces and unlock ancient secrets? Step into the action-packed world of Lego Ninjago. These Lego sets are designed for endless hours of fun — even after you’ve finished building. A fan favourite? The Lego Ninjago City Gardens. This masterpiece has stunning detail across several layers, giving you a deep dive into the Ninjago universe. 

Browse our Lego Ninjago listings.

Lego Star Wars sets

From the Millennium Falcon to the Death Star, Lego Star Wars sets recreate classic scenes from the franchise in incredible detail. One standout set is the Lego Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon. With over 7,500 pieces, it’ll keep you busy for days! 

Check out all the Lego Star Wars sets on Trade Me. 

Harry Potter Lego sets

Get the magic of Hogwarts and Diagon Alley with Lego sets that bring your favourite Harry Potter scenes to life. With detailed designs and character minifigures, adventures are limitless. Our top pick? The Hogwarts Castle. Just imagine being able to build the  Gryffindor common room or the Room of Requirement yourself. 

Find our range of Harry Potter Lego sets.

Lego Train sets

Perfect for anyone who loves engines, Lego Train sets offer everything from old-time steam engines to super-fast modern trains. Check out the Lego Creator Expert Roller Coaster — it's a great set where you can make a working roller coaster with detailed carts and tracks. 

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Minecraft Lego sets

Dig for treasures, fight off bad guys and make your favourite Minecraft game real. With Minecraft Lego, you can move around pieces and play in the Minecraft world as much as you want. Check out the Lego Minecraft Mountain Cave set — it has a big mountain with secret caves and a working minecart track. 

Check out our range of Minecraft Lego sets

Lego Friends sets

From Heartlake City to the Jungle Rescue Base, these sets allow you to join Emma, Olivia, Stephanie, and the rest of the gang on exciting adventures. Make sure to check out the Lego Friends Heartlake City Amusement Pier, featuring a Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and arcade games. 

Browse our Lego Friends sets

Lego Aircraft sets

Take to the skies with Lego aircraft sets and build your own planes, helicopters, and jets, old biplanes and cool fighter jets. Make sure to check out the Lego Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set. It has a detailed moon lander and a moon base. 

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Lego Car sets

For fans of fast cars and high-speed action, Lego car sets are a great choice. From classic sports cars to futuristic vehicles, these sets let you build and customise your fleet. One standout is the Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron, featuring a detailed replica of the iconic supercar with working steering, suspension, and engine pistons. 

Find Lego Car sets on Trade Me. 

Lego City sets

Want to create your own urban adventure? From police stations to fire trucks, these sets give you endless opportunities for creative play. The fan favourite? Lego City Town Square. It has a bustling city square with shops, a tram, and outdoor seating. 

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Lego Batman sets

Fight crime and save the day. From outsmarting villains to guarding Gotham, step into the boots of the Dark Knight. Our highlight: the Lego Batman Classic TV Series Batcave. It’s a throwback to the iconic hideout, packed with features and familiar faces. 

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Choosing the perfect Lego set

Whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift, here are some tips to help you pick the best set:

  • Look at the age range: Lego sets have age recommendations for good reason. Choose a set that's right for the builder's age and skill level.

  • Follow their passion: Whether it's vehicles, superheroes, or magical realms, get a set that matches the builder's interests.

  • Add to the adventure: If you're adding to an existing Lego world, find sets that complement or expand your collection.

  • Think about space: Remember, large sets need more room. Make sure you have space to display or store the set once it's built.

  • Read reviews: Lego communities and reviews are goldmines of information. They can guide you to the sets that offer the best building experience.

  • Set a budget: Work out how much you want to spend beforehand. The true joy of Lego is in the creation, regardless of the set's size or price. 

Buying used vs. new Lego sets

If you don’t want to splash out on a brand-new Lego set, there are hundreds of people selling their used sets on Trade Me. Simply because they’ve outgrown them or moved on to other interests. And before you ask about missing pieces or crushed boxes — they’re usually well-cared for, just waiting for a new home where they'll be re-appreciated. 

Ultimately, whether you go for new or used Lego depends on what matters most to you: an untouched set or trying not to break the bank. 

Browse new and used Lego sets on Trade Me. 

Bricks of fun

Wrapping up our Lego journey, it’s clear that these sets are more than just toys — they’re a new world, fuelled by imagination. So, go ahead, find your perfect match on Trade Me and get building. 

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