If you’ve ever dreamed of designing and running your own megalopolis, then the best Lego city sets are perfect for you. From local businesses to entertainment venues and public services, this line features all the key components you might need to make your dreams a reality.
Whether you’re buying as an adult or for a little Lego fan in your life, there’s plenty to consider before choosing a Lego City set. To help, we’ve pulled together a list of the best sets available based on the brick count, value, age range and any unique features found in the set.
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The best Lego city set available now
Model number: 60351
If you've got a budding astronaut at home, this is the set for you. It comes with a multistage rocket, launch tower, observatory, control centre, truck, rover, drone, 7 minifigures, and lots of NASA-inspired details. It's one of the pricier City sets, but the features make it worth it.
The best Lego City train set with Powered Up technology
Weight: 5.10 lb
Model number: 60336
This set is the stuff of dreams for the train-obsessed, packed with features for hours of fun, and 6 minifigures. It has sound effects, and can be powered with a remote control or in the app, making it truly special. The build is pretty straightforward, and while it's pricey, the functionality is unparalleled.
The best action-filled Lego city set
Model number: 60210
While this set is retired, due to its popularity it's still sold on Amazon and reseller sites. Between its potential for action-filled play, its vehicles, and the awesome Lightyear-style jet pack, there's plenty of fun to be had even after the building is complete.
The best underwater-themed Lego City set
Model number: 60379
This set is really fun and quirky, from its bubble cockpit to its mech-style diving suit, giving aspiring deep-sea divers a taste of life in the big blue. It comes with a shipwreck shark den with three sharks, a jellyfish, fish, a skeleton and even sunken treasure.
The best modular Lego City set
Model number: 60380
Bringing your city into more familiar territory, Lego City Downtown has combinable room modules, featuring everything from a vet clinic to a discotheque - and even a janitor’s closet! (plus 14 minifigures). There's an outdoor area with street-food vendors and a road plate that can be connected to other Lego City sets.
The best set for eco-conscious families
Model number: 60386
One of the more affordable (albeit very basic) sets on our list, this set is a great way to teach kids eco-conscious practices while still having some fun. The truck has a tipping platform and raisable flatbed for offloading, and the set includes a recycling centre with 3 bins.
The best Lego City set for emergency vehicles
Model number: 60321
If you've got an emergency services-obsessed loved one, this is a great set to give you the most variety. It comes with an ambulance, police SUV and a fire helicopter along with its two-storey HQ for all of your city's urgent matters. It's just not very complicated to build.
The best Lego City set transport lovers
Model number: 60335
While it's a pretty basic build in itself, this set comes with some awesome accessories, including a toy bus and a road-and-rail cherry-picker truck with a portable toilet in tow. The station attaches to a grade crossing and road plate for connection to other City sets.