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With the holiday season just around the corner, everyone is starting to think seriously about what to get for the kids in their life. Legos are a great option – they are gender neutral, promote brain development, encourage creativity, are long lasting, and accessible to everyone. In short, it is hard to think of a kid that Legos aren’t a great gift for! Here are 8 of the most popular sets available this holiday season.
1. LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster Building Kit (41130)
The Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster Building Kit is a great set that lets you build a functional roller coaster. The set comes complete with 4 figurines, 4 roller coaster carraiges that can ride the coaster, a ticket taking area with tickets, and a food stand. In addition, there is a rotating ferris wheel that has 6 hanging gondolas. For the adventure seekers, there is a drop tower that spins as it drops!
Age Guidelines: 8-12
Number of Pieces: 1124
Combine with: 41127 Amusement Park Arcade, 41128 Amusement Park Space Ride and 41129 Amusement Park Hot Dog Van to create the Heartlake Amusement Park.
2. Lego Disney Castle (71040)
This year, Lego has released a beautiful limited edition Disney castle that, despite a hefty price tag, has already sold out. The intricate castle has over 4,000 pieces including figurines for the whole Disney gang – Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Tinker Bell.
The limited edition set includes a stone bridge, spired towers, balconies, a clock, and a wide arched entrance. The facade is an ornate gray stone with golden towers reaching high up into the sky. Outside the castle you’ll find kissing frogs and if the glass roof is removed, you’ll find the missing glass slipper!
On the first floor of the castle you’ll see a main hall with a hanging chandelier, decorated suits of armor, a grandfather clock, tall vase with buildable flower elements and a magic carpet. As you continue throughout the castle you will also have a bedroom with a golden headboard, a magic room complete with a book of spells and magic broom, a fully stocked kitchen and a Cinderella themed room complete with a poison apple and golden mirror, to name just a few of the castle’s many detailed rooms.
Age Guidelines: 16+
Number of Pieces: 4080
3. Lego City Advent Calendar (60063)
The Lego City Advent Calendar is a Lego set you’ll rebuild year after year. The advent calendar is a literal build up to Christmas – every day you get a new small building project that adds to the calendar. Help the police build a sled to catch a theif that has stolen the Christmas presents and then get ready for the celebration feast. 7 different minifigures come with the set, including Santa!
Age Guidelines: 5-12
Number of Pieces: 218
4. Lego Minecraft Crafting Box (21116)
The Lego Minecraft Crafting Box is a Minecraft themed building set that lets budding engineers build their own creations. The set comes with building instructions for 8 different designs. A Steve minifigure, a skeleton, skeleton’s bow, pickaxe, and a mooshroom are also included. Let your imagination run free with this exciting and imaginative set!
Age Guidelines: 8+
Number of Pieces: 518
5. Lego Creator Pet Shop (10218)
This set is part of the Lego Modular building series and is a highly detailed, 3 story Pet Shop building in a city setting, with apartments above the pet shop. The set also includes a town house with full interior and exterior detailing. Inside each of the apartments you’ll have full room detail and places to put the Lego figurines. The apartment has a kitchen, fireplace, bathroom, stairs, and more. In addition to 4 human minifigures, the set includes a dog, a cat, 2 parrots, and a fish tank with a goldfish.
Age Guidelines: 16+
Number of Pieces: 2032
Combine with: other modular buildings like 10197 Fire Brigade and 10211 Grand Emporium
6. Lego Superheroes The Batcave (6860)
Batman and Robin are holding Poison Ivy at the Batcave in this inventive, multi-faceted Lego set. The set includes 5 minifigures: Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin, Poison Ivy, and Bane. Batman rides his Bat Cycle and Bane has a drill tank with a spinning drill and missles. Watch Bruce Wayne become Batman in the elevator. This is a great set for any Batman fan!
Age Guidelines: 7-14
Number of Pieces: 690
7. Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon (75105)
Travel the galaxy with Han Solo, Chewbacca, and the rest of the gang in the Star Wars Millennium Falcon! This set includes 6 minifigures all with accessories: Rey, Fin, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech, and a Kanjiklub Gang Member. The Millennium Falcon has a chamber at the bottom that can be used to hide weapons and cargo.
Age Guidelines: 9-14
Number of Pieces: 1329
8. Lego City Loader and Tipper (4201)
The Lego City Loader and Tipper is a fun Lego set for a young builder that loves trucks. Build a functioning Loader and Tipper with real working lifting function and dumper bucket. The set includes dynamite with timer, a warning sign, and a big rock containing 2 gold crystals.
Age Guidelines: 5-12
Number of Pieces: 139