Lego Meditation for Self-Isolation

Dan in my team asked on Twitter for some recommendations for big build Lego under around £150 to stay occupied during COVID-19 self-isolation / quarantine.

Given his interests are space & Star Wars & buildings, and his preference was for something both fun to build and to display, I of course spiralled into a full evaluation of the stupidly large number of Lego sets I have built in recent years (having had a sudden realisation that I could now *afford* Lego!).

Here’s what I came up with…


For if you just want my best pick at each price point (UK prices, but hopefully it’ll automagically take you to the right country store for you if you’re elsewhere):

The Fuller Story…

For recommendations from each category, and a few wildcards…

Star Wars


aka the Lego in The Moon Meeting Room @MakingMonzo 😉

Cool Transport

Nice Buildings

  • Trafalgar Square £60 (25% off) detailed & complex like majority of the larger Lego Architecture sets
  • Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum. Really fun build, loads of little action scenes, but looks expensive because no longer produced I think :-/ This Avengers Compound Battle is almost as good (though I’m probably still fondest of the Thor Ragnarok arena, not least because my wife realised I was having a tough time stuck at home injured whilst she was on a 6 week biz trip to Hong Kong and had it delivered to cheer me up 😍)
  • Hogwarts Great Hall £85 (again Elly really enjoyed this one, and it fits together with others like the clocktower)


If you end up getting and building any of these, would love to know how you enjoy them, so let me know in a comment here or on Twitter yeah?