Legos - Themes and Sets

One of the most popular and enduring toys for children (and many adults!) is Lego. You can find Legos in an enormous range of themes from dinosaurs, medieval castles, fire stations and other buildings to sets based on popular movies such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. There will always be something that your child will love. These simple construction toys, first introduced in the 30's, have grown into one of the best loved and diverse building toys available today. Legos are great fun and also help to develop creativity and manipulation skills in your children. Lego Technic kits are made for adults or teenagers, are more intricate, and have motors included to make models of excavators, spaceships and a range of other vehicles.


The Duplo Lego Range

Young children can begin their exploration of Lego with the Duplo range with bigger bricks and easy designs, perfect for small hands! When they get older and advance to smaller Lego they can still use the Duplo blocks with the regular bricks.

The Different Types of Legos

Legos are usually divided into three classes Make and Create sets, Lego Technics and Stories and Action sets. One of the most popular is the Make And Create sets with a huge variety of available sets which include themed sets for example castles or cities. Constructing the sets is time consuming and sometimes difficult as many of the sets have a great many pieces. Many people find these types of sets great fun to make as the emphasis is on constructing them more than playing with them.

Lego Sets - Stories and Action

Lego Stories and Action theme sets are based on themes such as police, pirates, dinosaurs etc. or movie themes like the extremely popular Indiana Jones, Harry Potter or Star Wars. Stories and Action sets are by and large much easier to assemble than the Make And Create sets as there is more emphasis on playing with the resulting model rather than its construction. Some accessories may be included and there is a huge number of mini-figures to populate the sets once they are built. For example the Star Wars sets can be populated with mini-figures of Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, Darth Vader, Princess Leia etc all in different costumes to go with the specific movie scene that you are creating. Hans Solo can be found encased in carbonite or Anakin Skywalker being transformed into Dart Vader.

Lego Technic Sets

These sets are intended for teenagers and adults as they are the most intricate to put together with many having a large number of pieces. The back-hoe loader for instance, costs nearly $1000 and includes two different model designs, is equipped with a shovel and backhoe that move, up and down moving cylinders and a pneumatic system with seven valves, two pumps and three enormous cylinders. Other Lego Technic sets include rescue vehicles, tow trucks and more.

Lego Exo Force Sets

The Lego Exo Force range is based on the Japanese mecha and anime series. This range includes both robots and the humans who battle the robots in this popular series. Some of the action figures in this series include Lego Exo Force Dark Panther, Fire Vulture, Thunder Fury , Grand Titan, Storm Lasher, and Stealth Hunter.

Lego Ultimate Collector's Sets

No roundup of Lego sets would be complete without mention of Legos Ultimate Collector's set. Some of these sets are huge and include the very popular Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Millenium Falcon. This is the largest model in the Lego collection with 5196 pieces!.
Conclusion

There are a huge range of sets available but you can also make up your own models using the colorful bricks available or to add on to your sets. Legos are wonderfully creative toys for our children and provide endless imaginative play times. Fed up with a particular model? Take it apart and make a new model!. Children everywhere will love Legos just like we did when we were children.

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LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon
LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon

This is an absolute must have for any Star Wars Fan and is one of the most popular LEGO products ever made! No LEGO Star Wars collection is complete without this awesome model!

 
Lego Technic Motorized Bulldozer
Lego Technic Motorized Bulldozer

100% pure power, it's the ultimate LEGO TECHNIC creation! With its immense size and remote-controlled Power Functions, this giant yellow machine is the king of the construction site. Set it in motion at the push of a button and send it to do your bidding. Working pistons, turning treads, and other details that move and function just like the real thing!

 
Lego # 8455 Technic Pneumatic Back-hoe loader 703 pieces - made in 2003
Lego # 8455 Technic Pneumatic Back-hoe loader 703 pieces - made in 2003

Raise and lower the shovel and backhoe to get construction work done just like the real thing! Roll the backhoe across the floor to see the engines cylinders move up and down. Pneumatic system features three big cylinders, seven valves and two pumps.

 
Anakin's Jedi Starfighter Lego Star Wars
Anakin's Jedi Starfighter Lego Star Wars

Help keep the Empire at bay with the Rebel scout speeder. Equipped with detachable heavy blaster cannon and four new Rebel troopers, each armed with blasters, this vehicle is ready for action. Transport the Rebel troopers to the battlefield and provide cover using the heavy blaster cannon.

 

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