Book Fetish

13 Fun LEGO Sets for Readers

Jamie Canaves

Contributing Editor

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

There is something about building LEGO that quickly drops my shoulders and relaxes my soul. Each little snap of a piece onto another as you create something is just a wonderful thing. And for the pièce de résistance: building LEGO pairs beautifully with an audiobook. If you feel the same way, or even just a little way, I’ve rounded up a fair amount of literary LEGO sets you can purchase — with a wide range in prices and tastes. I’d say make some room on your bookshelf for your finished piece but LOL do book nerds even have any space on their bookshelves?

LEGO Bookstore

I’m starting with the most expensive one, but it’s in the category of “if you can afford it it is 100% worth it”: LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop.

LEGO Action & Super Heroes

“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should” certainly does not apply to this wittle bitty dinos in a lab. And if not, these wittle bitty dinos were worth it anyways: LEGO Jurassic World Dr. Wu’s Lab.

If you’re a fan of webs and collecting little LEGO people not only do you get Spider-Man headquarters (surely you can make business cards once this is complete) you also get Spider-Man, Green Goblin, and Venom minifigures: LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Attack on The Spider Lair.

batmobile lego set

For the ’80s Batman fans (*waves at Michael Keaton) not only do you get the very cool Batmobile, but hello to the mini Batman, Joker, and Vicki Vale: LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile.

LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing 76161 Displayable Model with a Buildable Vehicle and Collectible Figures: Batman, The Joker – Mime Version and Lawrence The Boombox Goon, New 2021

Or maybe you want to stay with the black caped crusader but are more of a Batwing person? In that case swap out Ms. Vale for a Boombox goon figure: LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing.

Here’s a new LEGO item where you basically make a picture out of the multicolor little round pieces and then hang it on your wall like art. Fancy a little gold and red hero on your wall? If so: LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man.

LEGO Fairytales

Does it get more bookish than an actual book with a playset on the inside of Beauty & The Beast? Maybe, the bookstore LEGO but not much else. To be honest this seems worth it just for Belle, Beast, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Cogsworth, and Wardrobe in micro-size: LEGO Disney Belle’s Storybook Adventures.

The only thing I see missing from this is someone should have really put a hair extension lock to attach to the tower window. Just saying. But I’ll forgive the oversight because you get an itty bitty Pascal, along with the Rapunzel and Flynn Rider characters: LEGO Disney Rapunzel’s Tower.

Forever crying at this Gus-Gus that they added in — I love him so much. And for those not ridiculously obsessed with adorable rodents there’s the adorable Cinderella’s carriage, pumpkin, and most importantly her Fairy Godmother: LEGO Disney Cinderella’s Royal Carriage.

LEGO Star Wars

There is a Baby Yoda. That’s it. That’s all you need to know: LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child.

Han Solo fans, get ready to build a mini Millennium Falcon that you can then fly around while making space flying noises and pew pew pew sounds because Han Solo also has a blaster pistol!: LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Microfighter.

Or maybe you want to play action scenes! The AT-RT Walker has posable legs and you get a handful of Clone Troopers and Battle Droids. All the pew pew sounds: LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers.

Can you have Star Wars without “I am your father”? If your answer was a deep “no” have I got the set for you: LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s Castle.

Enjoy your builds. And, remember, never ever accidentally leave a LEGO piece on the floor. Unless you absolutely hate a person you live with, in which case may the odds be ever in your favor that you don’t step on it barefoot.