Why Children Love Star Wars and Harry Potter Legos

Since Legos were first introduced during the 1930's this building toy has remained popular with many, many children. They were first made in Denmark by Ole Kirk Christiansen as a basic building toy but the last few years have seen an enormous increase in Legos based on movies. From Star Wars Legos to Indiana Jones and Harry Potter Legos this plastic building toy grows in popularity every day.

Brightly colored plastic blocks for young children are perfect for them to develop manipulation and building skills. Young adults and older children will be happiest with the complex, themed sets with their enormous selection of difficult models to assemble.

Among the most popular Legos is the Star Wars sets which have developed considerably since their introduction in the latter part of the 1990's, with sets and figurines from the original Star Wars trilogy. Since that time all the Star Wars series of movies has been closely followed by Lego including vehicles, scenes and figures. Figurines are the characteristic blocks with square bodies and heads which are made with specially designed Star Wars molds. All the Star Wars characters are represented including, of course, the major characters in an assortment of clothes and poses, including Luke Skywalker complete with light saber and a set representing the transformation of Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader.

A huge range of vehicles are available including Star Wars X Wing fighters, Clone Wars turbo tanks, Star Fighters and the popular and intricate Death Star. Star Wars Legos continue to be the most popular sets produced.

Another very popular series is the Harry Potter Lego sets and you can assemble reproductions of Hogwarts Castle and Professor Dumbledore's office as well as play Quidditch or ride on the Hogwarts Express. Figures in this series include Harry Potter in a variety of outfits. Professor Snape, Hagrid, Ron Weasley, Hermione and all the other well loved characters.. Also offered are trolls and dementors. Harry Potter Legos are among the most popular sets produced.

As well as movie themes Lego also make other sets to stir the imagination of any child including knights and castles, dinosaurs, robots and space vehicles and hundreds more. For the more technically minded you can buy Lego Technics that are based on actual working machines or trucks. These are more complex to build and may include suspension and steering systems. They are made for a range of abilities so you might want to start with a more basic set and progress to harder sets as your skills improve.

Legos for girls are a good idea so that your daughter or grandaughter can have her own special sets. There are pink lego building blocks and a range of sets specifically designed for girls. She might like the Beach House or Dream Cottage or the Poolside Paradise or Belville Royal Summer Palace sets. There are also sets featuring Princesses, fairies and horseriding.

Legos are continuing to increase in popularity as these high quality building toys, that are loved by children the world over, continue to be developed. In this huge range there is sure to be the perfect set of Legos for your child!

Also see How to find the Best Legos for Your Child

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LEGO Star Wars Anakin's Jedi Starfighter
LEGO Star Wars Anakin's Jedi Starfighter

Blasting out of the new Clone Wars TV series, it's Anakin Skywalker's customized Jedi starfighter! Fight the forces of the Separatists and the Dark Side with flick-firing missiles, retractable landing gear and an ejection button for R2-D2. Includes R2-D2 and new Anakin Skywalker minifigures. 153 pieces.

LEGO Star Wars Death Star (10188) (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Star Wars Death Star (10188) (Discontinued by manufacturer)

Battle inside the Death StarTM! Recreate the action and adventure of the Star WarsTM movies with the ultimate Death Star playset! This amazingly detailed battle station features an incredible array of minifigure-scale scenes, moving parts, characters and accessories from Episodes IV and VI on its multiple decks, including the Death Star control room, rotating turbolaser turrets, hangar bay with TIE Advanced starfighter, tractor beam controls, Emperors throne room, detention block, firing laser cannon, Imperial conference chamber, droid maintenance facility, and the powerful Death Star superlaser...plus much more!

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

* 943-Piece playset of Hogwarts™ Castle

* Modeled on key scenes from the Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix movie

* 9 Mini-figures, including new Dolores Umbridge

* 2 Thestral mini-figures modeled after the large, winged, skeletal horses from the fifth installment

* Detailed, full-color diagrams help kids through every phase of construction


A Truly Amazing Lego Video!

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NateSean 6 years ago from Salem, MA

I wish I had a picture of the Harry Potter Lego Statue at the Vermont Toy and Hobby shop. It would go perfectly with your hub.

There might be a picture of it online, I'll link it to you if I find it.

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