Year after year the LEGO company keeps kids enthralled and entertained by creating building sets that are relevant to the hottest trends. 2016 is no different – there are many new LEGO sets representing popular movies and other fun themes, as well as well-loved LEGO series like City and Friends. Both kids and adults have a nice selection of sets to choose from this year.
We absolutely love this Doctor Who LEGO set. It is the perfect gift for Doctor Who fans of all ages, and great for parents to pass on that Doctor Who love to their kids. The central element (of course) is the TARDIS which measures over 4 inches high. The set is actually the control room and includes Clara, Daleks, and a Weeping Angel. This set was designed by a Doctor Who fan-designer, which makes it even cooler. Recommended for ages 10+.
One of the hottest movies of 2016 was the remake of the 1980’s classic Ghostbusters. The Ghostbusters Ecto 1 & 2 LEGO Set features both the Ecto 1 vehicle as well as the Ecto 2 motorbike. The vehicle has a removeable roof and seats for 4 Ghostbusters heroes. There are also some weapons such as the 4 proton packs, a proton sidearm, and an ion shield gun. 5 mini-figures are included in this set. Recommended for ages 8-14 years.
The LEGO Friends Amusement Park set continues the hugely popular Friends line of building sets. There are an amazing 1124 pieces, which are used to construct an amusement park with many different functional attractions including: roller coaster, ferris wheel, drop tower, entrance booth, and dining area. Four mini-dolls are included as are other accessories. This is a great set for kids in the 8-12 year old range.
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Batman is always a popular topic for gift-giving. Kids just love super heroes. So this Batman: Killer Croc Sewer Smash building set should be a big hit. There are 759 pieces, which combine to form a Bat-Tank and the killer croc’s Battle Chomper. There are also weapons and mini-figures included. This fun set is recommended for ages 8-14.
The NINJA and NINJAGO line of LEGO building sets may not be widely known, but many kids know the sets from the TV shows. This Samurai X Cave Chaos building set is pretty cool. It features 1253 pieces which are used to build an opening skull entrance, inventor launchpad, buildable jet and laser prison. It comes with 8 mini-figures. Recommended for ages 9-14.
This LEGO Angry Birds King Pig’s Castle building set turns the hugely popular game app, and movie, into a really fun toy that kids can get their hands on. It’s got 859 pieces and this includes 5 Angry Birds figures and tons of accessories. It’s getting really good reviews, which we always love.
Finally any list of LEGO sets would be incomplete without a Star Wars set. We are in the midst of a multi-year resurgence of Star Wars popularity around the globe. Episode 7 was released in 2015, followed by Rogue One in 2016.
The LEGO TIE Fighter vs A-Wing set features Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter as well as an A-Wing Starfighter. These fighters can battle using spring-loaded shooters, and the set also includes accessories such as Darth Vader’s helmet and 4 mini-figures. The fighters are very detailed, and are great for role-playing by imaginative kids. Recommended for ages 9-14.