The LEGO Website Now Has a Section Specifically for Grown-Ups

You're never too old to build some LEGO sets.
You're never too old to build some LEGO sets. / Bonneval Sebastien, Unsplash
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Considering that some LEGO sets have thousands of tiny pieces and take hours to assemble, it’s no surprise that the toys are popular among adults. Now, the LEGO Group is making it clearer than ever that some of their products actually are made specifically for adults.

As The Brick Fan reports, the LEGO website features a new “Adults Welcome” section, where you can find all the sets geared toward older builders. There’s something for just about every kind of LEGO enthusiast here, from Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley ($400) to Disney’s Cinderella Castle ($350). For people who aren’t looking to flaunt a particular pop-culture passion, there are plenty of vehicles, buildings, and other more generic structures to choose from. And if you’re up for the ultimate challenge, the Roman Colosseum ($550) boasts a staggering 9036 pieces.

Five-year-olds might not be interested in this one anyway.
Five-year-olds might not be interested in this one anyway. / The LEGO Group

A number that large is a good indication that a certain set isn’t meant for novices, and the age range on the product page can help you discern its difficulty level, too—the most complex sets list “16+” or “18+.” The packaging is another way to tell if you’re looking at LEGO sets for grown-ups. Older products might be labeled “Creator Expert,” while new sets come in sophisticated black boxes. But the “Adults Welcome” section of the website makes it much easier to explore all the advanced sets together without having to filter through ones made for little kids.

It also includes auxiliary information to help you make the most of your hobby. One article discusses the link between building LEGO sets and mindfulness and even gives a step-by-step rundown for practicing mindfulness while assembling. Another explains how to embrace Scandinavian elements of design when building your own LEGO architecture.

In short, the “Adults Welcome” section is here to prove that you don’t need a kid around to justify spending your Saturdays elbow-deep in a box of LEGO bricks.

[h/t The Brick Fan]