LEGO is a great gift for any age. Whether it be LEGO Friends for the bubs in your life or a giant LEGO Voltron for your anime-loving uncle, there are plenty of great LEGO gifts for the budding builder in your life.
While there's countless LEGO sets available for purchase in every franchise you can think of, here are a few of our favourites, which are sure to kickstart some gift ideas of your own.
This LEGO Yoda is comprised of 1,771 pieces, and when built, stands at over 40 centimetres tall. That's an impressive lot of Yoda for your buck. Not only does this Yoda cut an impressive figure, he's also posable and features articulate toes, if you're into that sort of thing. For any LEGO lover, or even just a Star Wars lover, this Yoda LEGO figure is a great option, and would make for a fantastic centrepiece on any household surface.
The LEGO Architecture is fantastic, and features miniature locations from around the world. There's this very cute diorama of London, as well as replicas of New York, Paris, The Great Wall of China and even Las Vegas available to choose from among many, many others. They're all extremely cute, and feature a small scene or location from a global city, as well as local landmarks. The London one sits at just 15cm high, making it the perfect desk accessory.
There he is. LEGO Voltron. Defender of the universe. This 2,321 piece marvel stands over 40 centimetres tall and is actually made up of the 4 posable Voltron lions, that can then be combined to create Voltron in all his robotic glory. This set is perfect for the Voltron fan in your life, and with its nostalgic charm, it's sure to pique the interest of any retro fan. This LEGO build just looks fantastic, and it definitely does Voltron's majesty justice. Long live Voltron!
You know what's better than real cars? LEGO cars. The LEGO Technic range features a whole variety of hectic LEGO builds designed to resemble real life vehicles including planes, trains and bikes. One of our favourites is the Technic Porsche 911 RSR, which recreates the iconic sports car gloriously. This isn't your standard LEGO fair, though — this build features custom pieces, including moving pistons, spoked rims and working steering. Watching this come to life is sure to be a joy.
The LEGO Architecture range has some great gems, including (but not limited to) this fantastic little replica of the Statue of Liberty, which stands over 44cm tall and is super detailed. The base looks stunning, and the folds of the statue's gown are particularly impressive. This ain't your dad's LEGO. Even if your giftee has no attachment to New York, this iconic statue would make for a great gift.
The LEGO Mindstorms kit is listed as 10+, but you don't need to be a young'un to appreciate robots. This kit is a bit on the pricey side because it combines LEGO blocks with complex electronics and circuitry that includes colour, touch and IR sensors. Programming and coding are becoming essential skills in today's day and age, and this kit can teach kids and adults of any age the basics. The robots can be programmed to walk, talk, grab things and shoot at targets, too. For a practical and awesome gift, you can't go past the LEGO Mindstorms kit.
LEGO's partnership with Overwatch has borne great fruit, including this delightful D.Va and Reinhardt pairing. Their mecha suits have transferred well into LEGO, and the Reinhardt figure in particular is very well-designed. The LEGO minifigs that fit inside the suits are also super cute, with Reinhardt coming off looking particularly old and grumpy. For Overwatch fans, or even fans of some toight looking robots, this set is very spiffy!
Have you ever wondered how they get the ships inside those cool bottles? Well, wonder no more with this nifty set from LEGO, which features a full scale ship-in-bottle replica. Sure, this bottle splits in half to allow the ship's passage, but that doesn't make it any less cool. As far as sets go, the build itself is pretty simple, but little details like the water in the glass bottle and the wood-style mount really make it pop. This would look great on a mantlepiece.
Fly to the moon and back with this zoomy little LEGO rocket. This 1:110 scale model replicates the Saturn V, the tallest rocket ever built, and the only launcher ever to carry humans beyond low Earth orbit. This set even comes with a miniature lunar lander and lunar orbiter, making it the perfect gift for the space enthusiast, or even the moon truther in your life.
Building the Taj Mahal was no mean feat. It cost nearly $1 billion, and took nearly 20 years and 20,000 workers to complete. This LEGO Taj Mahal will probably take just as much effort, with over 10,000 LEGO pieces. Coming from the 'Expert' line means this is no ordinary set, and you'll need an experienced hand to tackle it, but when built, it's sure to be a spectacular sight. Good luck to those who elect to purchase this one.
Whether you're shopping for an older adult or a child, LEGO makes for a brilliant gift. The best part about it is that there's a set for everyone.
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