Best Lego Sets Under $50
LEGO® sets are educational and timeless. The LEGO playing experience has remained the same over the decades, with LEGO builders of all ages poring over the pages of the manuals for fun ideas on LEGO assembly. LEGO fans know that they can always expect the Danish company to release new themes that are inspired by the world’s most iconic structures, well-loved movies, and powerful sports cars.
With a wide range of LEGO themes, you will find that some LEGO sets can have thousands of pieces and can be so precisely-detailed that they come with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, you can still get your creative juice on with LEGO models that cost less but still offer a rewarding play experience.
Here, the LEGO obsessed team at Just Bricks have given us the rundown on the best LEGO sets under $50 that are as enjoyable to build as their more expensive counterparts:
41193 LEGO Elves Aira & the Song of the Wind Dragon
This 451-piece set is a visually stunning model when built. It features a buildable and posable wind dragon, two mini-doll figures of Aira and Lumia, plus Phyll the shadow bat and Sebastian the bird. It retails for $39.99, making it a budget-friendly choice for LEGO builders ages eight to 12. The set also includes a bat airship with spinning propeller and a shooting function.
LEGO gives a new outfit to Aira in this set, and you can see her wearing an armor and looking ready for battle. You will also get to build a three level music school with a hidden chest, an opening entrance door, and a ‘floating’ island that moves when you slide the lever.
42074 Technic Racing Yacht
Released in 2018, this set retails for $39.99. The Lego Technic Racing Yacht is a two in one set that includes 330 pieces of LEGO bricks for building the yacht with a blue and yellow color scheme. The main build has a steering mechanism that is independent of the steering wheel. The rudder of the racing yacht can be also operated by moving the tiller or turning the wheel of the ship. The set, which can be rebuilt into a Catamaran, is designed to provide an immersive building experience to LEGO fans ages eight to 14.
31066 LEGO CREATOR Space Shuttle Explorer
This set retails for $29.99, and includes 285 pieces of LEGO bricks for building the Space Shuttle. It is a 3-in-1 that you can rebuild into a Space Rover or a Moon Station. The main build of this set is a Space Shuttle that uses all of the pieces on the set, and features an opening payload bay, a minifigure cockpit, and three large engines. The most basic build is the Space Rover which has a movable arm and can be used as a work light, and a cockpit that can fit a minifigure.
75927 Jurassic World Stygimoloch Breakout
This action-packed set retails for $35, and is intended for LEGO builders ages 6 to 12. It features a two-level laboratory with a workbench and observation deck, a lifting gate, and an enclosure pen for the dinosaur. It includes a Stygimoloch figure, plus a Dr. Wu and a guard minifigure. The research area of the laboratory has two eggs, a computer, and a coffee cup.
75530 Star Wars Chewbacca
This is a must-have set for any Star Wars and LEGO fans. It retails for $34.99, and consists of 199 pieces for building the highly posable Chewbacca figure. Chewbacca features a detailed head, printed panels that represent Chewbacca’s fur, an ammo belt and bag, and printed arms and torso. The Chewbacca figure is designed for intense action play so you can play out your favorite scenes from the Star Wars universe.