It’s that time of the year where I list my top 10 LEGO sets of 2017. According to Brickset, there were 835 LEGO products that were released this year and choosing only ten of them will provide somewhat difficult as there are so many choices. Although the list consists of mostly Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) sets, there are also a couple of surprise entries as well. Keep in mind that this is my personal list and may differ from your list.
10. LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187)
The pseudo-UCS set, the BB-8 is scaled very well to the UCS R2-D2 (10225) and it even has the plaque that is synonymous with UCS sets. Although it’s not considered UCS, it does look great and comes in at a great price.
9. LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310)
Usually LEGO changes a lot of things when a LEGO Ideas project becomes an official set but they stayed true to the original design that Robert Bontenbal had. It looks realistic and the color scheme is very eye-pleasing. Check out my review of the set here.
8. LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144)
The UCS Snowspeeder is a good set compared to last year’s Assault on Hoth as it went back to its roots of a detailed model instead of a playset. Read my review here.
7. LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)
The fairground subtheme for the LEGO Creator line gets an expansion with the Carousel. The vibrant colors of it combined with the play features makes it one of the best sets for 2017. Check out my review of it here.
6. LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)
Everyone I’ve talked to who owns this highly elusive set loves everything about it. It is no doubt a showcase set and it sets the standard for future large scale LEGO Ideas sets.
5. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612)
I absolutely love the look of TLNM Green Ninja Mech Dragon. The organic look of it in the particular color scheme makes it a definite winner for me. It’s still one of the sets I still have built after I’ve done my review of it.
4. The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)
The main thing here that fans will like about The Joker Manor is the new roller coaster system that LEGO has introduced with this set. Most likely, LEGO will reuse this system to create a fully functional Creator amusement park set in the future. Besides the track, there are also lots of details throughout the set including some exclusive minifigures as well. Read up on my review of the set here.
3. LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255)
With 2017 being the 10th year anniversary of the LEGO Creator Modular line, LEGO released the Assembly Square to celebrate the event. A lot of the details that it has harks back to some of the previous modular buildings that LEGO has previously released.
2. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620)
Ninjago City is absolutely a gorgeous set that is jam packed with details and play features. It gives off sort of a cyberpunk feel to it as well which I also appreciate. The only bummer about it is the amount of stickers it has. Check out my lengthy review of the set here.
1. LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)
There was no doubt that the number one choice on my list would be the new UCS Millennium Falcon. I’m sure others feel the same way as well. It makes a surprising/not surprising return a decade after the original one was released. Whether you see it from far away or close up, there are lots of details to admire on the ship. Is it worth spending the $800 that LEGO is asking for it? Definitely. You can probably tell by how fast LEGO sells out of it whenever it comes back in stock. I’ll have my review of the set out before the end of the year.