The Danish brick manufacturer Lego® has numerous interesting sets for young and old in its range. Lego sets with lots of minifigures or authentic details are particularly popular with many.
In this article, we present the 10 best Lego sets under $50 and show you what makes them special. Whether for fans of superheroes, adventure worlds or classic Lego theme worlds, there is a set to suit every taste in this price category.
You can find more interesting Lego sets in our overview of the best Lego sets under $100.
1. Lego® Disney 43217 Carl's house from "Up"
Released in 2009, "Up" has delighted both young and older Disney fans and received two awards at the 2010 Academy Awards: Best Animated Feature and Best Score.
The Danish brick manufacturer Lego® has turned a central element of this film into a Lego set: Lego Disney 43217 Carl's House from "Up". This set, ideal for Disney lovers and brick fans aged nine and up, offers an extraordinary building and play experience for under $50.
The set impresses with a detailed segment of Carl's legendary house, which is characterized by its chimney and colorful balloons. The included minifigures - Carl Fredricksen, Russell and Dug the dog - enrich the play experience and bring the popular characters from the film to life.
This makes the set particularly appealing to older children and adult collectors who appreciate both the movie and detailed models.
2. Lego® Speed Champions 76921 Audi S1 e-tron quattro
The Lego® Speed Champions 76921 Audi S1 e-tron quattro racing car is particularly interesting for racing and Audi fans. On the one hand, it is characterized by its faithful replica of the legendary Audi S1 e-tron quattro. The large rear wing, the deep rear diffuser and the striking front splitter are just some of the authentic design details that characterize this set.
The included minifigure further enhances the play value and enables exciting racing scenarios to be recreated. After playing, the model can be used as a display piece in the children's room, making it a versatile and enriching toy.
3. Lego® BrickHeadz 40673 Mickey Mouse in Spring Festival costume
The Lego® 40673 Mickey Mouse BrickHeadz in Spring Festival costume is one of the best Lego sets under $50, especially for collectors and Disney fans. The depiction of Mickey Mouse, one of the world's most famous Disney characters, in a festive Tang costume reflects the Lunar New Year in a unique way.
The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is one of the most important traditional festivals in Chinese culture and is celebrated in many Asian countries. It marks the beginning of a new year according to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, which is based on the phases of the moon.
The Mickey Mouse BrickHeadz can also be supplemented with other sets from the theme world. Interesting BrickHeadz for Disney fans are, for example:
- 40621 Vaiana and Merida
- 40619 EVE and WALL-E
4. Lego® Star Wars 75372 Clone Trooper & Battle Droid Battle Pack
The Lego® Star Wars 75372 Clone Trooper & Battle Droid Battle Pack is one of the best Lego sets under $50 and offers fans of the Star Wars saga, especially "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", an impressive experience.
The set features a wide range of valuable Lego Star Wars minifigures that can be used to recreate scenarios from the famous Star Wars universe:
- 1x Clone Shock Trooper
- 3x Clone Troopers
- 3x Super Battle Droids
- 2x Battle Droids
Each of these figures is equipped with legendary weapons for an authentic and exciting gaming experience. In addition, the set includes a diverse arsenal of vehicles and stations, including a Star Wars speeder bike with shooter for two Clone Troopers, a buildable STAP speeder for a battle droid, a tri-droid with three shooters and a defense post with shooter.
5. Lego® Speed Champions 76920 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Sportwagen
Also of interest to racing fans is the Lego® Speed Champions 76920 Ford Mustang Dark Horse. The Speed Champions is suitable for children aged 9 and over and is characterized by its authenticity and attention to detail. Features such as the rear spoiler, the striking radiator grille and the exhaust pipes faithfully reproduce the Ford Mustang.
Particularly noteworthy is the detailed interior with elements such as the gearshift and dashboard. The removable roof also allows the supplied minifigure in the Dark Horse hoodie to be placed in the cockpit, adding an interactive component to the play experience.
6. Lego® Harry Potter 76420 Triwizard Tournament: The Black Lake
The Lego® Harry Potter 76420 Triwizard Tournament: The Black Lake set is an interesting choice for fans of the Harry Potter universe. The set captures an iconic scene from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and allows children aged eight and up to recreate the exciting underwater part of the Triwizard Tournament.
With 349 pieces, it offers a challenging yet fun building experience, the detailed underwater scenery includes a buildable arch ruin and two caves that give the impression that the minifigures are actually floating underwater.
The set contains five valuable Lego Harry Potter minifigures:
- Harry Potter
- Victor Krum
- Hermione Granger
- Ron Weasley
7. Lego® Star Wars 75361 Spider Tank
In a galaxy far, far away, the Lego® Star Wars 75361 Spider Tank set brings epic adventures from the third season of "Star Wars: The Mandalorian" directly into the children's room.
For fans of the series and young Lego enthusiasts, this set under €50 is a journey of discovery into the world of star warriors and offers great value for money. The spider tank offers a lot of attention to detail: flexible legs, gripping claws and a cockpit. A swivel hatch with two shooters enhances the play experience and at the same time promotes fine motor skills and spatial imagination, especially for the target group of children aged nine and over.
The set includes three Star Wars minifigures:
- Din Djarin
- Bo-Katan Kryze
8. Lego® Architecture 21028 New York City
The Lego® Architecture 21028 New York City Skyline is aimed at a broad target group interested in travel, architecture, culture, history and design. A special feature of the set are the detailed replicas of famous New York landmarks, which match the originals in scale and color:
- Flatiron Building
- Chrysler Building
- Empire State Building
- One World Trade Center
- Statue of Liberty
As the set also comes with a nameplate with the inscription "New York City", Architecture Skyline is ideal as a decorative display piece in the living room or office.
9. Lego® Jurassic World 76958 Ambush of the Dilophosaurus
A highlight for dinosaur fans is the Lego® Jurassic World 76958 Dilophosaurus Ambush, with which young builders aged 6+ can immerse themselves in the exciting world of Jurassic Park. With 211 pieces, this set offers an entertaining and challenging building experience.
Particularly impressive is the detailed replica of the classic Jurassic Park jeep, including a driver's seat for the Dennis Nedry minifigure and distinctive footprints of humans and dinosaurs.
The set also includes a small jungle model with the familiar "East Dock" sign, which fans of the films are sure to recognize. Another highlight is the included Dilophosaurus, which will make the hearts of dinosaur fans beat faster and inspire exciting role-playing games.
10. Lego® DC Comics Super Heroes 76265 Batwing: Batman vs. Joker
Inspired by the legendary 1989 Batman movie, Lego® DC Batwing: Batman vs. The Joker offers an exciting build and play experience, making it one of the best Lego® sets under 50€. It allows children aged eight and up to recreate iconic scenes from the movie, appealing to young Lego fans and superhero fans alike.
The detailed Batwing with its two catapults and Batman minifigure cockpit is a highlight for every fan. The option of hanging the Batwing on the wall as a decorative display piece after play considerably increases its collector's value, while the included minifigures of Batman and the Joker add to the fun and interactivity of the set.
The best Lego® sets under $50: Conclusion
The ten Lego® sets under $50 presented here cover a wide range of interests and are suitable for both younger and older builders. They are characterized by authenticity, attention to detail and versatility and range from film-related themed worlds such as Disney and Star Wars to cultural and historical representations such as the Chinese Lunar New Year and the New York skyline.
Accordingly, Lego offers a suitable option for every taste and budget, inviting you to both build and collect.
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