Updated November 09, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Lego City Sets

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2017. Transforming piles of multicolored bricks and snap-together plastic parts into a bustling miniature metropolis is a fond memory for many children. These Lego City sets provide hours of entertainment and encourage creativity, imagination, and critical thinking skills, as builders construct urban areas filled with pocket-sized inhabitants, buildings and facilities. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best lego city set on Amazon.

10. Great Vehicles Ferry

9. Spaceport 60080

8. ATV Race Team

7. Volcano Exploration Base

6. Fire Station

5. Garage Center

4. Great Vehicles Van and Caravan

3. Fun in the Park People Pack

2. Police Station

1. Town Square

Editor's Notes

November 05, 2019:

The highly popular Lego City line was introduced back in 1977 and is still going strong. Each kit depicts a different aspect of a community, including police and fire stations, an airport, a harbor, construction sites, and more. You can assemble multiple sets over time to create an entire municipality. Our selection here features some of the standout sets equipped with fun themes and collectible minifigures and accessories.

Joining the selection today is the Garage Center, which is a great way to introduce new builders (as young as four) to the world of Lego. It’s equipped with an easy-to-assemble garage repair shop, a gas station pump, and car wash stands. The operation is run by resident mechanic Harl Hubbs (whom you may be familiar with from the animated Lego City Adventures TV series), as well as three other minifigures to attend to the car wash and gas pumps. This set provides a multitude of fun role-play opportunities for kids.

Departing from our list to make room for this new set is the Airport Passenger Terminal, which overall receives rave reviews but does have one minor inconvenience: Once you’ve built the plane, the pilot and passenger minifigures are trapped inside unless you take it back apart.

If you want to add even more blocks, minifigures, and accessories to your City collection, check out our list of best Lego Classic sets, some of which also come with baseplates, which make for a great starting point for your building.

As with any toy, before giving any of these sets to a child, make sure you’re following the manufacturer’s stated age guidelines – and always supervise kids for a safe playtime.

Karen Bennett
Last updated on November 09, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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