LEGO’s very own Ninjago range might have started out as a series aimed squarely at kids. But as its popularity has grown, so has the size of its sets. Once only made up of small playsets, LEGO Ninjago now has more than its fair share of huge sets, marketed at adult builders.
We’ve rounded up the biggest LEGO Ninjago sets ever released right here. Some of these are some of our favourite sets of all time, too. Ninjago sets are known for their Japanese/Asian architectural detailing, which we just can’t get enough of.
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LEGO 71741 Ninjago City Gardens
- 5,685 pieces
- Release date: January 2021
- RRP £274.99
- 22 minifigures
The newest LEGO Ninjago set on this list is also the biggest – by far. Designed to accompany Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks (which you’ll find also on this list), Ninjago City Gardens is a tall, colourful beast packed with so much detail. And 22 minifigures! This is a cityscape builder’s dream, without a doubt.
LEGO 70620 Ninjago City
- 4,867 pieces
- Release date: September 2017 to November 2019
- RRP £259.99
- 19 minifigures
If we’re going to split hairs, this is technically not a LEGO Ninjago set; it’s part of the LEGO Ninjago Movie range. But that’s close enough, and still falls under the Ninjago umbrella. Sadly, it’s now retired (as have the rest of the sets on this list), but Ninjago City remains one of our favourite sets of all time. It’s also the first set that truly positioned Ninjago as a theme also suitable for adults.
LEGO 70657 Ninjago City Docks
- 3,553 pieces
- Release date: August 2018 to November 2019
- RRP £199.99
- 14 minifigures
Ninjago City Docks is another set from The Ninjago Movie, released as a companion piece to Ninjago City. This one isn’t quite as big or as tall, but it packs in a lot of beautiful detail all the same. We love the use of blue tiles to create the effect of crystal-clear water. And at 3,553 pieces, it’s still not to be sniffed at.
LEGO 70618 Destiny’s Bounty
- 2,295 pieces
- Release date: August 2017 to September 2019
- RRP £109.99
- 7 minifigures
There have been multiple incarnations of the Destiny’s Bounty over the years, but this one remains our favourite. It’s a huge, solid ship, packed with beautiful Asian decoration. And the double dragon heads really finish it off – as do the fabric printed sails. This one has pride of place in the That Brick Site office – newer sets might have come along side, but this one isn’t moving from its shelf.
LEGO 70751 Temple of Airjitsu
- 2,028 pieces
- Release date: September 2015 to March 2017
- RRP £179.99
- 13 minifigures
Not only is this one of the biggest LEGO Ninjago sets ever made, it’s also one of the most beautiful. Now discontinued for over four years, there’s still a lot to love about 2015’s Temple of Airjitsu. It recreates a Japanese temple in stunning detail, a form of architecture we love but rarely see in LEGO. And also: just look at that bridge! We simply do not get enough bridges in LEGO sets. Enough said.