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


began as a humble Danish toy company in 1932, and it's since ballooned into a pop culture behemoth worth around . 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 and Harry Potter美女视频黄频大全视频 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

A Harry Potter LEGO set.

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

LEGO Star Wars set on Amazon.

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

A LEGO Batman kit

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美女视频黄频大全视频 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

A LEGO set of the Marvel Avengers.

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

LEGO Friends Central Perk Set
The LEGO Group

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

James Bond LEGO set.

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美女视频黄频大全视频, 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

A Stranger Things LEGO set.

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 , but it’s close enough.

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8. Jurassic Park entrance; $250

A LEGO Jurassic Park set on Amazon.

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

A Steam Boat Willie LEGO set.

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

A Star Wars Boba Fett helmet LEGO set

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 build-and-display collection (which also includes this ), 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 () or a model of his Slave I ship ().

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Bonus: The Office Dunder Mifflin Set; $40

A set that allows you to construct The Office.
The Office/Amazon

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 —it's a casual set that makes for a delightfully cubic piece of home decor.

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"World's Largest Puzzle" From Kodak Is 28 Feet Long With 51,300 Pieces

Kodak, Amazon
Kodak, Amazon

After more than a month in quarantine, you may start to find that the jigsaw puzzles in your house don't quite meet your needs now that you have a seemingly unlimited amount of time to spend inside. But as reports, this from Kodak might fit the bill.

At 28.5-feet wide and 6 feet tall, the "," as Kodak calls it, requires its own decent-sized room. Instead of one scene, it consists of 27 distinct photographs of landmarks from around the world, including the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum, and the Taj Mahal. The 27 components are individually packaged as 1900-piece puzzles, so you can focus on one image at time before stitching them together.

"World's Largest Puzzle" from Kodak.
Kodak, Amazon

According to the , "Each photo was initially taken by a professional photographer, then digitally enhanced and printed in high quality. You'll see the quality in every piece."

There are many puzzles out there that go beyond the classic format. You can find , , and edgeless puzzles that will tease your brain for hours. But if you're looking for something to eat up all the extra time you have at home, this 51,300-piece behemoth definitely can't be finished in an afternoon. You can purchase it for $410 on , but supplies are low. If you want a somewhat comparable 40,000-plus piece Disney puzzle to try your hand at, this one is .

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9 Surprising Things You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

There might be fresh bread in there. Or wine.
There might be fresh bread in there. Or wine.
Instant Pot,

For years now, enthusiasts have been spreading the word about the magical kitchen appliance that seems to be able to cook just about anything. If you’ve mainly been using yours for stews, soups, and other traditional pot-related meals, there’s no time like the present to branch out into uncharted territory. From fresh bread to DIY美女视频黄频大全视频 lip balm, here are nine surprising things that you can make right in your Instant Pot ().

1. Bread

Everyone seems to be jumping on the bread-baking bandwagon these days, but many have yet to discover the wonders of making it in an Instant Pot. on the I Don’t Have Time For That! blog calls for just five ingredients—water, yeast, flour, sugar, and salt—and you’ll also need a 6- to 8-inch (as well as an large enough to fit a cake pan of that size). From start to finish, the process takes about three hours—two to let the dough rise, 45 minutes to bake, and 15 minutes for the Instant Pot to naturally release the pressure—but you can cut the rise time to 45 minutes if your pot has a “” setting. No yeast? Find out how to grow your own sourdough starter here, as long as you have lots of flour and a little patience.

2. Jam

Since you’ll need something delicious to spread on your fresh bread, here’s Tastes Better From Scratch’s for strawberry jam, which requires strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, corn starch, and water. If your jam looks like runny soup before you pour the cornstarch in, don’t worry—it’s supposed to. And if you’re trying to satisfy your sweet tooth without indulging in too much processed sugar, here’s a similar for blueberry jam with directions for substituting honey instead.

3. Dog food

Meal-prepping for your fluffy best friend is as easy as tossing all the ingredients in your pot, cooking for a little over an hour, and ladling the stew into containers. You can, of course, come up with your own recipes based on what you have in your pantry and what nutrition美女视频黄频大全视频 your dog needs in its diet, but feel free to try this chicken-and-vegetable from Rover.com.

4. Vanilla Extract

Normally, making your own vanilla extract entails soaking vanilla beans in vodka for weeks—if not months—but your magical pressure cooker can accomplish the same thing in less than an hour. For this classic from Tidbits, all you’ll need are vanilla beans, vodka, and a Mason jar. It will smell pretty strongly of alcohol right when it’s finished, but that will gradually lessen as it ages, and the vanilla aroma will get stronger.

5. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Boiling eggs on the stove is rarely as straightforward as it seems, but your Instant Pot can make it an exact science. With the 5-5-5 method, as seen in the video above, you cook on high pressure for five minutes, let your Instant Pot naturally release for five minutes, and then give your eggs a five-minute ice bath. If you’re partial to soft-boiled eggs, here’s a for those from A Mind “Full” Mom.

6. Wine

While concocting wine in an Instant Pot definitely takes some time, it’s a lot quicker than founding a winery—and you’ll still get the satisfaction of having turned water into wine, so to speak. calls for grape juice, sugar, and wine yeast (as The Manual explains, you can technically use regular yeast, but the alcohol content and flavor of your wine will be pretty subpar). It will take 48 hours to cook and at least 10 days to finish the fermentation process. After that, be sure to raise a glass to your incredible Instant Pot.

7. Lip balm

美女视频黄频大全视频Making your own lip balm gives you the opportunity to customize it with essential oils, vitamin drops, and flavors of your choice, and making it in an Instant Pot turns it into a kid-friendly DIY project that doesn’t involve a child standing on a chair near the stove. The Awe Filled Homemaker blog, run by a licensed cosmetologist, uses beeswax, mango butter, coconut oil, and more in .

8. Cheesecake

美女视频黄频大全视频 For anyone who has (or is willing to purchase) a 7-inch , Amy in the Kitchen’s Instant Pot could be your new go-to crowd-pleaser. To prevent lumps in your filling, make sure you let your ingredients warm to room temperature before you start mixing them, and to prevent cracks, avoid over-mixing. If the center still looks jiggly after it’s cooled on the counter, you’ve done it right—it’ll solidify more once it’s been refrigerated.

9. Humidity

There’s a reason (or rather, ) why humidifiers美女视频黄频大全视频 have been a mainstay product on the market for years—a little humid air goes a long way for people with dry skin, allergies, congestion, and more. (And even if you don’t have a chronic issue, a humidifier can help you breathe and ease your dry cough if you happen to catch a cold or other respiratory virus).

Ginger Casa, you can use your Instant Pot to add humidity to the air by heating water on the “sauté” setting and then flipping it to “warm” for a while. Just don’t leave it unattended, and make sure you don’t let the water level drop beneath about halfway full, to be safe. If you like the humidifying effect and want to invest in something a little more self-sufficient, check out from Amazon—it costs $70, lasts for 50 hours, shuts off automatically when it runs out of water, and even includes a tray for essential oils.

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