From Harry Potter to Star Wars: 10 Pop Culture LEGO Sets for Your Inner Geek

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LEGO began as a humble Danish toy company in 1932, and it's since ballooned into a pop culture behemoth worth around $5.7 billion. While there are plenty of original LEGO sets out there that builders can't get enough of, the company is at its most successful when it brings blockbuster franchises like Doctor Who and Harry Potter into its world of bricks and blocks.

So whether you're looking to recreate a 4700-piece Star Wars ship to display in your living room, or revisit the famed Central Perk coffee house from Friends, here are our favorite LEGO sets inspired by iconic movies and TV shows.

1. Harry Potter Clock Tower; $90

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If you’ve ever dreamed about attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, now you can (or at least, you can build this Goblet of Fire-inspired replica). Standing three levels tall and housing some iconic locales—like the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, Dumbledore’s office, and a portion of the Yule Ball—this 922-piece set allows you to build the Hogwarts home of your dreams. It even includes eight minifigures, including Harry, Ron, and Hermione, so you can recreate that Potter fan-fiction you've got in your head.

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2. Star Wars: A New Hope Imperial Star Destroyer; Prices Vary

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As part of LEGO’s “Ultimate Collectors” series, this massive Star Destroyer set is more like a work of art than a mere toy. In fact, it comes with its own display stand and informational plaque, so you can proudly showcase it in your home once building is complete. Accompanying the 4784-piece set is a buildable scale model of the Tantive IV and two Imperial minifigures who are ready to do galactic battle at any time. Measuring 43 inches across, this massive star cruiser is every bit as imposing as the Emperor envisioned.

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3. Tim Burton’s Batmobile; $250

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A replica of the stylish car used in 1989's Batman from director Tim Burton, this 3306-piece set also includes figures of the Joker, Vicki Vale, and the Dark Knight himself—and it’s completely up to you who’s in the driver’s seat. Although this Batmobile sadly cannot fit in LEGO's Batman '66 Batcave set, the screen-accurate car does include a slide-open minifigure cockpit and two hidden pop-up machine guns to give your ride some extra crime-fighting action.

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4. Marvel Avengers: Iron Man Hall of Armor; $48

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Tony Stark's Hall of Armor includes four of the Golden Avenger's favorite suits, an Igor suit with a mini cockpit, and two Outrider action figures. Also included is a rotating podium (great for showing off the chosen Iron Man outfit of the day); detachable modules, so you can customize your hall; and Tony’s command center, complete with the ever-important coffee mug that fuels his Iron Man shenanigans. With 524 pieces, this simple set is a great addition to the home of any Avengers fan.

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5. Friends Central Perk Set; $60

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So no one told you life was gonna be this way, but we bet if you told the Friends cast back in '94 that they would end up with a LEGO homage, they wouldn’t be too bummed. This adorable interior of Central Perk—designed to look like the studio set—includes figurines of Chandler, Ross, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, and Gunther, along with that iconic orange couch. Laid out in the same way as Central Perk on the show, this LEGO set includes sweet accessories, like coffee mugs, flowers, and an adorable blackboard menu that will have you humming “Smelly Cat” the entire time you build.

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6. James Bond Aston Martin DB5; $150

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James Bond wouldn’t be James Bond without his iconic Aston Martin DB5 from 1964’s Goldfinger. This mini version of 007’s getaway car includes a retractable “bullet shield,” a working ejection seat, a radar detector, and a rotating license plate so you can always stay undercover. Despite all the damage Bond has done to his cars, you’ll be able to keep this 1295-piece model in top condition for years to come (so long as you don’t try to take it for a test drive yourself, that is).

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7. Stranger Things The Upside Down; Prices Vary

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Travel back to season one of Stranger Things with this incredible LEGO set. The top level features the interior and exterior of the Byers’s house, while the bottom level features—gulp—the chilling Upside Down. This set includes eight Stranger Things characters—Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Will, Eleven, Joyce, Hopper, and the demogorgon—along with Hopper’s police truck. Building this 2287-piece set might not be as rewarding as winning one of the party’s Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, but it’s close enough.

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8. Jurassic Park entrance; $250

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This 3120-piece set includes the famed front gate to Jurassic Park, along with a buildable and posable Tyrannosaurus rex. The set also comes with figurines of John Hammond, Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, Ray Arnold, and Dennis Nedry, along with a “cute” baby dinosaur (a.k.a. a foreboding reminder of what’s about to befall the park). The gate can even open and close, giving you the chance to rewrite the movie and save your favorite characters from being dinosaur chow.

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9. Steamboat Willie; Prices Vary

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Relive your childhood (or your great-grandparents’ childhood) with this replica of the S.S. Willie, the iconic steamship that introduced the world to Mickey Mouse in 1928's Steamboat Willie. This 751-piece steamship is fitted with grayscale bricks to mimic the original black and white film, and it comes with figurines of the original Mickey and Minnie Mouse, along with their pet parrot. With steampipes that move up and down (just like in the short) and paddle wheels that turn when the boat is pushed, building this LEGO model will make you feel more like a sea captain than an engineer.

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10. Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet; $60

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If you’re someone who loves to build smaller—but no less satisfying—models, this Boba Fett helmet is the perfect project for you. Part of LEGO's Star Wars build-and-display collection (which also includes this Stormtrooper helmet), this piece won't be a challenge to get through, but the real reward lies in the details. With a movable helmet antenna and screen-accurate design, it's worthy of a place on any mantle or bookshelf. If supplies run low on the Fett head, you can always opt for a full-body Boba set ($76) or a model of his Slave I ship ($120).

Buy it: Amazon, The LEGO Store

Bonus: The Office Dunder Mifflin Set; $40

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This mini model of The Office's Dunder Mifflin set may not be an official LEGO product, but we couldn’t help but include it on this list. What really makes it are the small details, like Pam’s watercolor paintings, the company logo on the computer screensavers, and (of course) the knowing smirk on Jim's face. It's authentic enough to transport you from your own office to the gloriously gray walls of Scranton's famed paper supplier once that final piece is in place. At just 369 pieces, it's not a behemoth of a set like the always-sold-out Millennium Falcon—it's a casual set that makes for a delightfully cubic piece of home decor.

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