The Ultimate Lego Gift Guide: 18 Sets for All Ages
Legos now come in all shapes and sizes, with sets designed for kids of all ages
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Best Lego gifts
It’s clear that Legos are having a moment: The third season of the hit reality TV show Lego Masters wrapped in mid-December, Legoland New York, the third Legoland in the United States, will open for its third season in 2023 and the iconic brand is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Moreover, Lego, in an acknowledgment that it’s not just kids who like to play with the bricks, has been introducing more and more sets catered to adults who indulge in the Lego hobby, including flowers, cities and iconic works of art, as a way to find small moments of Zen throughout the day. That’s not to say Lego has forgotten about the younger set—our Lego gift guide has plenty of sets that make great gifts for kids, boys and tweens.
Best for holiday tradition: Lego Icons Santa’s Visit
Start a new Christmas tradition this year and invest in a Lego set to build together. The Lego Icons Santa’s Visit features adorable touches including a Christmas tree that really lights up and a chimney Santa can slide down. The 1,445-piece set is perfect for displaying year after year.
Best for art lovers: Lego Ideas Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night
Best for plant lovers: Lego Icons Succulents
This set is for those with a green thumb—or those who wish they had one! The Lego Icons Succulents are the definition of a low-maintenance plant, because they never need to be watered or fertilized. If you’re looking for a more active hobby that will help with your mental health, here’s how exercise reduces stress and brightens your mood.
Best for Star Wars fans: Lego Star Wars R2-D2
Lego is known for its Star Wars-inspired sets, and you can find them for all skill levels, from an Ahsoka Tano BrickHeadz to the 7,541-piece Millennium Falcon. While it’s hard to pick just one, fans of the original Star Wars won’t be able to pass up Lego Star Wars R2-D2. With details like a rotating head and retractable legs, R2 is the best Star Wars gift for any fan.
Best for Harry Potter fans: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express
The Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express — Collectors Edition features all the charming details of the original train from the Harry Potter movies, right down to the box for the chocolate frog. Bonus: The set comes with a whopping 20 minifigs, including Harry, Ron, Hermione and one very creepy Voldermort.
Best Friends: Lego Friends Andrea’s Theater School
Lego Friends sets are beloved for their attention to detail, and the Lego Friends Andrea’s Theater School is no exception. This 1,154-piece set comes with a director’s chair, a prop’s chest, costume wigs and even a tiny Lego lipstick.
Best Minecraft: Lego Minecraft Rabbit Ranch
Best Marvel: Lego Marvel I Am Groot
The Lego Marvel I Am Groot set is almost as cute as the original. The 476-piece set is moveable, so you can recreate Groot’s iconic dance moves, plus it comes with a pretend cassette tape.
Best Dots: Lego Dots Cute Banana Pen Holder
Proving that Legos can be functional as well as fun, this Lego Dots Cute Banana Pen Holder combines the two. If you can’t get enough, check out the Lego Dots bracelets and Lego Dots picture frames too.
Best for toddlers: Lego Duplo Classic Brick Box
Duplos are chunkier in size with larger connectors, making them a welcome gift for kids 18 months and up to work on their fine-motor skills. The Lego Duplo Classic Brick Box comes with 65 pieces, including figures, vehicles and flowers.
Best for elementary school kids: Lego City Mobile Command Center Truck
It doesn’t get much more classic that this Lego City Mobile Command Center Truck. The set is perfect for 6 to 12 year olds and includes three vehicles, a mini jail and one very cute police dog.
Best for gamers: Lego Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course
With LCD screens and speakers that play classic sounds from the game, the Lego Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course is sure to delight. Kids can help Mario collect virtual coins as he makes his way across the brick course.
Best for Avatar fans: Lego Jake & Neytiri’s First Banshee Flight
Timed to the release of the Avatar: The Way of Water, Lego Jake & Neytiri’s First Banshee Flight features banshees with stunning wings and Jake and Neytiri minifigs, so fans can act out scenes from the movie.
Best for Ninjago fans: Lego Ninjago The Crystal King
When it comes to Ninjago sets, it’s hard to pick just one. We went with the Lego Ninjago The Crystal King, because not only is it one of the newest in the series, it ties in with the Lego Ninjago Crystallized TV show on Netflix. Just like in the animated series, the Crystal King has four legs, wings and a sword. The set comes with five minifigs, including an exclusive Lloyd and four villains.
Best for super fans: Lego 90 Years of Classic Play
Looking to delight the super fan in your life? You can’t do better than a Lego 90 Years of Classic Play set to celebrate the brand’s 90th anniversary. It comes with 1,110 pieces created for free builds (Lego speak for building without instructions) and 15 miniatures of classic sets, including 1932’s duck, 1978’s yellow castle and more.