LEGO for Adults

LEGO sets have a suggested age range, which can be helpful when buying a set for young children, but, really, the company should do away with the range and simply post a minimum age.  Older teens and adults should be made to feel no social stigma for purchasing and playing with the wonder blocks.  I have a full mind to scrimp and save for every last Lord of the Rings LEGO set, and half a mind to buy two of each so I can display the fantastic constructions in my office at work.

I’m not a lone adult here.  LEGO could make a killing catering sets to us.  On the off chance some executive of the company stumbles on this blog, I make the following suggestions for adult LEGO sets.  As you’ll no doubt notice, I’m not thinking only of me, but of adults in general.  Some of my suggested sets I would probably not go out of my way to purchase.  Probably not.

1. Game of Thrones – Suggested scenes include Arya Stark training with Syrio Forel, the trial of Tyrion Lannister, and the Knight of Flowers challenging the Mountain.

2. Fifty Shades of Grey – Not having read this novel, I can’t say what scenes would make the best constructions, but I’m sure there’s a seduction scene or two LEGO could use.  Definitely should offer a limited edition set of Moms at the Beach Reading the Book.

3. Rush – The Canadian rock band has its religious devotees, as this comment thread shows; these would sell.  Lots of crazy props.

4. The Joss Whedon Collection: Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, The Avengers, Cabin in the Woods, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog–the LEGO heads would be fools not to manufacture these!

5.  Anna Karenina – Classic novel, soon to be released motion picture, horses and trains…what’s not to like?

6. Magic Mike – Yes, I went there.  There’s room for LEGO beefcake.

7. Twilight – Please no jokes about the LEGO Bella Swan having more facial expression than Kristen Stewart.

8. The Final Fantasy collection – Admittedly, I’m thinking of myself here, and these would have some crossover with the kids.  Still, LEGO chocobos and airships would be indubitably cool.

9. The Dark Knight series – Think of the accessories!

Best I stop here before the day gets away from me.  What imagined adult LEGO collection would you camp out for a night to get your hands on?

Kyle Cupp

Kyle Cupp is a freelance writer who blogs about culture, philosophy, politics, postmodernism, and religion. He is a contributor to the group Catholic blog Vox Nova. Kyle lives with his wife, son, and daughter in North Texas. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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11 Responses

  1. Mike Schilling says:

    Breaking Bad — the trailer and the SuperLab. Maybe Los Pollos Hermanos too.

  2. Erik Kain says:

    I thought you were going to have like the Playboy Mansion edition or something. But you meant “adults” not “ADULTS.”

    • Kyle Cupp says:

      Oh myyyy.

      That would probably cross a line, upset too many parents, and be bad for business. You could push the envelope, though, with some choice scenes involving the Lannisters.

  3. James Hanley says:

    Please no jokes about the LEGO Bella Swan having more facial expression than Kristen Stewart.


  4. Plinko says:

    They did make a Minecraft set already:

  5. Doctor Who. The TARDIS. It’d be cool if they could make it open up and look bigger on the inside. And I’d love to have a LEGO Sonic Screwdriver. Not to mention a Dalek or two.

  6. Teresa Rice says:

    Love the creative ideas, Kyle!

    The Dark Knight collection sounds awesome and cool.