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Are you looking for a great gift for Christmas or birthdays? LEGO is always a welcome present.
Whatever the model, they encourage you to take time away from the stresses of everyday life and focus on a hobby. And there are LEGO kits for every generation, for all interests, and all skill-sets.
Here are the best gifts for LEGO fans available today.
Trying to get children into coding? The LEGO BOOST Robot Building Set is an ideal launchpad for such an interest. STEM (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects are often taught in schools, and coding is an exciting field filled with possibilities.
This LEGO kit is a solid foundation for those lessons, but it’s so fun, kids won’t feel like it’s homework. The award-winning set can be rebuilt into five different models, including Vernie the robot, a guitar, and Frankie the cat.
LEGO Ideas’ NASA Saturn V model is based on the rocket used between 1967 and 1973. As part of the crewed Apollo missions to the moon, it’s an iconic Heavy Lift Vehicle. This kit (appropriately comprised of 1,969 pieces) is an accurate recreation of the sleek astronomical behemoth.
It features numerous removable rocket stages, including the launch escape system and command and service module. It comes with astronaut mini-figures, splashdown unit, and Lunar Lander, making it a comprehensive set for space enthusiasts.
You can find plenty of wonders on Earth, too. Anyone who has wandered around New York City can attest to that. The LEGO Architecture: Empire State Building captures the renowned skyscraper found on Fifth Avenue, between West 33rd and 34th Streets.
It’s an essential purchase for lovers of the Big Apple. It will certainly bring back lovely memories for those who vacationed there. Once complete, the 1,760-piece model stands at 21 inches tall and seven inches wide.
For a different type of impressive structure, choose the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle; a massive replica of the fictional UK home of wizardry. LEGO’s attention to detail is always fabulous, but it attains new heights in this 6,020-piece kit.
Build the turrets and halls of Hogwarts. Then, marvel at the clever additions like the Chamber of Secrets, Whomping Willow, and Hagrid’s Hut. There’s also four mini-figures—Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw—and 27 micro-figures.
The LEGO Cinderella’s Dream Castle is very different from Hogwarts, yet just as magical. Part of the Disney Princess line, the set makes up a three-story castle, with Cinderella and Prince Charming mini-doll figures.
The compact build is beautifully devised and includes secret hiding places and a balcony with a revolving dance floor. Plus, it’s compatible with all other Disney LEGO construction sets, so add-ons are perfect gifts for the future.
This delightful LEGO Women of NASA kit celebrates four STEM pioneers. It includes mini-figures of the first female astronaut in space, Sally Ride; computer scientist Margaret Hamilton; astronomer Nancy Grace Roman; and astronaut Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel to space.
They’re paired with their areas of expertise. Ride and Jemison have a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger; Hamilton, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) source-code books; and Roman, the Hubble Space Telescope. There’s not much to build here, but it is an inspirational set, all the same.
The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR is a complex machine. The Technic range incorporates unusual LEGO pieces to create technically challenging models. This is a prime example of what can be achieved.
It’s a fascinating project for car enthusiasts, but is also apt for youngsters with an interest in STEM. The Technic Porsche 911 RSR kit demands a lot of your time—it has 1,580 pieces—-but is worth every second.
It doesn’t matter what experience level you’re buying for; there’s something for everyone. The LEGO DUPLO Steam Train is made to be a child’s first train set. And it’s definitely a fun one to start off a lifetime love of LEGO.
The train has a push-and-go motor, while the tracks include special bricks that make sounds and activate lights. Parents can download an optional free app to control the circuit remotely, too.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of a classic sitcom with the LEGO Friends Central Perk set. Children of the 1990s will experience a warm, nostalgic glow washing over them as they hum along to Smelly Cat.
The construction includes the leading players, plus Gunther, in their favorite coffee store. Ross and Chandler’s faces are particularly hilarious. The recipient can also remake the opening title sequence using the removable couch. Could it be any more perfect?
Though sporting Avengers: Endgame branding, the LEGO Iron Man Hall of Armor was primarily featured in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. You can put together the Igor MK XXXVIII suit from that film, great for fighting Infinity War and Endgame’s Outriders.
Mini-figures include the Iron Man MK I (built in the caves with Ho Yinsen); MK V, used while battling Whiplash; MK XLI (aka. the Iron Legion’s “Bones”); and MK L, from the latest Avengers installments. Suit up in any of these using the Tony Stark face and hair elements.
LEGO’s Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart is a perfectly recreated construction. It comes with Marge, Homer, Bart, Apu, Chief Wiggum, and Snake mini-figures, making for a premium set, dude. The store opens up to reveal loads of wonderful minutiae dedicated fans will love.
It even has Apu’s secret vegetable garden (albeit without Paul and Linda McCarthy). Our favorite detail? The monkey card that says, “You’re A-Peeling.” Who needs LEGO’s Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart set? I dooooooo…
The LEGO R2-D2 STEM Droid Set is another construction from the BOOST range that encourages people to engage with STEM topics. And because Star Wars is so embedded in our culture right now, it’s sure to be a popular item.
The 1,177 pieces can be used to build R2-D2, a GNK Gonk power droid, and MSE-6-series Mouse repair Droid. They’re cool models, made even better with the downloadable app. Play with the LEGO builds in over 40 missions via the Bluetooth-controlled Move Hub and simple drag-and-drop coding.
Still not sure what to buy as a Christmas present? The LEGO BrickHeadz Mr. and Mrs. Claus pair are a safe bet for the festivities. They can even become a regular part of the recipient’s festive traditions!
The two are great on display, especially standing on their plinths. These each feature calendars with 25th December marked down, plus respective accessories like a wreath, cookies, and a small Christmas tree. BrickHeadz aren’t to everybody’s tastes, but, fortunately, Mr. and Mrs. Claus are charming.
The Best Gifts for LEGO Fans
LEGO kits come in all shapes and sizes and cover many popular franchises. These include Marvel, Ninjago, and Jurassic World. So, while LEGO does discontinue sets from time to time, there are always plenty more available.
If you’re looking to cater for a particular interest, there’s probably a related kit. A prime example of this is the range of LEGO Star Wars sets actually worth buying, all of which make for excellent gifts.