The Best LEGO Christmas Gift Ideas for Adults under £100 / $100

27th September 2022

Many adults will have fond childhood memories of playing with LEGO sets and getting creative with building their own castles, pirate ships, and spaceships out of bricks. There's no reason why the joy of building LEGO needs to stay as a distant childhood memory, as LEGO makes sets for people of all ages, including adults.

In fact, LEGO designs premium sets intended specifically for older builders, which cover pop culture icons, architectural wonders, luxury vehicles, large-scale buildings, space exploration, gaming, art, and much more. No matter what their interests are, there's a LEGO set for every adult out there. They're relaxing to build, look fantastic on display in your home, and can be great for getting the family together.

If you're looking for the perfect gift for an older family member, loved one, friend, or anyone else, then look no further, as in this article we provide all the inspiration you need!

LEGO New York City set

New York City (21028)

£44.99 / $59.99 / 49.99€

This model captures the architectural beauty of some of New York's most iconic landmarks. It includes the Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. One of the best features of this set is its accuracy regarding the scale of each structure, giving a clear impression of how tall they are in relation to each other. The colour palette is also very true to life. This set is perfectly sized to display around the home or at your office and would be a lovely present for anyone with a love of travel, design, architecture, or history. If New York is not your cup of tea, LEGO offers sets recreating the skylines of other famous cities, such as London, Paris, Toyko, and Singapore.

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LEGO Orchid set

Orchid (10311)

£44.99 / $49.99 / 49.99€

The Orchid is one of the most highly rated sets available to buy at the moment. It includes some ingenious use of LEGO parts to create a very realistic and elegant model. The white petals and inner pink flowers look incredibly lifelike and arguably better than the real thing. The placing of the flowers and buds is very aesthetically pleasing and again leads to a more eye-catching plant than many orchids grown from seed. The lower leaves and textured pot also look very nice and have a beautiful colour to them. This would be a great gift for green fingered adults or those with a love of home décor. It would also be good for anyone that only needs to come within five feet of a house plant to kill it off!

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LEGO Central Perk set

Central Perk (21319)

£69.99 / $59.99 / 79.99€

LEGO have released a string of popular sets replicating famous locations from well-known sitcoms. One of the most famous of them all is Central Perk, the favourite refreshment spot of the comedic sextet. For fans of Friends, what better way is there to celebrate the series than to have your very own miniature version of the colourful coffee shop on your shelf or desk? With over 1,000 pieces and seven minifigures, including the six main characters and Gunther, this set is exceptional value. The colourful and detailed interior, and the pleasing references to the show, make this set a joy to build and one that looks great on display. It's sure to put a smile on the face of any Friends fans this Christmas.

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LEGO Jazz Quartet set

Jazz Quartet (21334)

£89.99 / $99.99 / 99.99€

The Jazz Quartet is a brilliant piece of LEGO design. The set was inspired by a fan-based model that the LEGO community gave enough support to for it to enter a review process for becoming an official set. The set depicts a four-piece jazz band mid-song and nicely captures their movement, as well as the jazz club atmosphere. The Jazz Quartet offers an advanced and highly enjoyable building experience, that four people can participate in together. For any musicians or jazz connoisseur, this gift will really light up their Christmas. LEGO don't often make music-inspired sets, so this one is also a must have for any collectors out there.

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LEGO NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set

NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266)

£89.99 / $99.99 / 99.99€

You don't need me to tell you that Apollo 11 is one of the most important vehicles in human history, having first delivered man to the moon in 1969. LEGO have produced a number of replicas of the famous spacecraft before, but this is by far the most accurate and detailed. The set has great visual appeal thanks to the many gold and reflective elements, and there are some lovely touches throughout, such as the human footsteps that can be seen on the lunar surface.. A square section of the moon's surface is provided that acts as a great platform for displaying the Apollo 11 craft, as well as two minifigures depicting Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Any space or science enthusiast would be delighted to find this under the Christmas tree.

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LEGO T. rex Breakout set

T. rex Breakout (76956)

£89.99 / $99.99 / 99.99€

The T. rex Breakout set recreates the iconic scene from the first Jurassic Park movie where the escaped T-rex terrorises the convoy of jeeps. This set uses a lot of unique building techniques to produce a fantastic diorama-style display piece. The model is filled with many references to the movie that fans of Jurassic Park will love and contains minifigures of fan favourites Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm, as well as Lex Murphy and Tim Murphy. If you know someone who grew up watching these films, or someone who's a big dinosaur fan, then this is the perfect gift.

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LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog™ - Green Hill Zone set

Sonic the Hedgehog™ - Green Hill Zone (21331)

£69.99 / $79.99 / 79.99€

Green Hill Zone was the first level of the video game Sonic the Hedgehog, which was released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. Many kids of the 90s will vividly remember the verdant world with its iconic music that Sonic had to race through, while collecting gold rings and smashing TVs to unlock power-ups. At the end of the level a boss battle with the evil Doctor Eggman awaited. All the elements of this gaming classic have been immortalised in a unique LEGO set, that any video game enthusiast will enjoy. The set even includes a loop the loop, which was a famous feature of the Green Hill Zone.

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Posted by Graham on 27th September 2022

Graham is a passionate LEGO collector, who has a penchant for the Castle, Pirates, and Western themes. You can usually find him monitoring the latest developments and giving his opinion on what's hot and not in the LEGO world.