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Ultimate Lego City Sets Review - Top Gifts for Kids 2014

Updated on March 21, 2014

Lego City - Fire, Police, Airport, Construction, Town,Train, Harbor and Farm

Lego city has been around since 1978 but you may know it by previous names, Legoland, Lego Town or Lego World City. There are over 100 Lego City sets to collect. We break the top LEGO City sets down for you into the eight Lego city sub‑themes. Here is the ultimate review for children to choose, collect and play Lego City blocks and sets.

The eight sub themes are Fire, Police, Town, Construction, Airport, Trains, Harbor and Farm. In 2011 we welcomed the Lego City Space theme. Looking for the perfect gift for your child's birthday, Christmas or simply an achievement reward LEGO City building sets are ideal. Combines fun and creativity for a great learning and self esteem boost for children. Perfect for sibling, friends and parents interaction. I am sure we all have fond memories of LEGO, share that joy with your children.

LEGO City Police Scene
LEGO City Police Scene | Source

Lego City The Evolution

Lego has come a long way since we were kids from colored building blocks. We have seen the evolution od themes, different shapes, replicas and sets with moving parts and remote controls.

Lego City has evolved from Lego town, LegoLand and Lego World City. The Lego City theme was redesigned in 2004 and released to the public in 2005. The first Lego City was the Airport. Lego City sub themes are police, trains, fire, airport, harbor, town, construction and farm with space relaunched in 2011. There are also the very popular Lego seasonal Advent Calendars.

LEGO City Police Headquarters
LEGO City Police Headquarters | Source

LEGO City Police Station

Kids love LEGO and they love playing cops and robbers. There is no surprise that the Lego City Police Station is one of the favorite toys for children around the world. In the LEGO city theme there is the Police headquarters, Police Station and Police command center to keep our little Lego builders happy. The Lego City Police station is one of the top birthday gifts for children in 2014. Like the LEGO City Fire Station there are lots of positive role play attributes, on top of plain good old fun.

LEGO City Featured Police Products

  • 7288 Mobile Police Unit

  • 7498 Mobile Police Unit

  • 3648 Police Chase

  • 3658 Helicopter Pursuit

  • 3661 Bank & Money Transfer

  • 7235 Police MC

  • 7279 Police Minifigure Collection

  • 7285 Police Dog Unit

  • 7286 Prisoner Transport

  • 7287 Police Boat

  • 7741 Police Helicopter

Read the LEGO City Police Station Review Here

Lego City Fire truck
Lego City Fire truck | Source

Buy Lego City Fire Sets

LEGO City Fire Station

Little boys love playing with fire engines. No wonder the Lego City fire truck is one of the top birthday gifts for children in 2014. Give the fire truck to build a Lego city collection or to complete a little mans fireman’s wishes. The Lego City Fire truck comes with firefighters, fire fighting tools and a workable fire ladder.

Lego City toys are great for allowing a Child's imagination to develop while having fun playing with the building blocks. Build a fire set with the Lego off road fire trucks and fire helicopters. Lego City fire station adds to the fun. Popular with other Lego services such as the Police station.

LEGO City Featured Fire Products

  • 7206 Fire Helicopter
  • 7207 Fireboat
  • 7208 Fire Station

  • 7213 Off-road Fire Truck & Fire Boat

  • 7239 Fire Truck

  • 7942 Fire Pick-up Truck

Read the LEGO City Fire Station Review Here

LEGO City Dump Truck
LEGO City Dump Truck | Source

LEGO City Construction Sets

LEGO City Constructions sets are a kids field of creativity with construction and LEGO® City building sets.  Develop your own construction site. Choose your equipment with  cranes, front-end loaders or dump trucks,

Built of durable materials for indoor and outdoor construction. Great for the patio or backyard.

LEGO CITY Construction Site

One of the ultimate sets for children is the LEGO City Construction site. A 298-piece building set. Build a dump truck, high rise crane and high rise gravel station.

More LEGO City Featured Construction Products

  • 7630 Front-end Loader

  • 7631 Dump Truck

LEGO  City Passenger Train
LEGO City Passenger Train | Source

LEGO City Trains Sets

EGO City Train Sets satisfy kids that love trains and adults that love them too. Train sets have long been a favorite for boys since Stephenson's engine.

LEGO launched it's new trains range in 2009. These use the 'Power Functions' system familiar in the Technic line.  The track is unchanged from the RC Trains sets with a new 'flexible track' introduced.The "Emerald Night" steam train launched the new range. The train was and motor were also sold separately. The motor includes a rechargeable battery box, an Infrared remote controller and a Power Functions motor with infrared receiver.

LEGO City Featured Trains Products

  • 7499 Flexible Track

  • 7895 Switch Tracks 

  • 7896 Straight & Curved Rails
  • 7936 Level Crossing

  • 7937 Train Station

  • 7938 Passenger Train

  • 7939 Cargo Train

  • 7997 Train Station

Maersk Line Container Ship
Maersk Line Container Ship | Source

Buy Lego City Harbour Sets

LEGO City Harbour Sets

Lego City Harbor lets children set up their own LEGO port. Includes a pier crane, cargo truck and cargo ship.

LEGO City Featured Harbor Products

  • 10155 Maersk Line Container Ship

  • 7994 LEGO City Harbor with 2 containers, pallet, cargo truck and a speed boat. Figurines include a captain, fisherman, 3 worker mini figures and harbor accessories.The cargo ship measures 23" (58 cm) long with workable anchor and crane. The LEGO City Port measures 27" (69 cm) .

LEGO City Coast Guard

In 2008 the ever popular LEGO City Coast Guard was introduced. A perfect tie in with the LEGO City Harbor. Check out some of these great Coast Guard Sets.

  • 4210 Coast Guard Platform
  • 5621 Coast Guard Kayak
  • 7726 Coast Guard Truck
  • 7736 Coast Guard Quad Bike
  • 7737 Coast Guard 4WD & Jet Scooter
  • 7738 Coast Guard Helicopter and Life Raft
  • 7739 Coast Guard Patrol Boat & Tower

LEGO City Airport
LEGO City Airport | Source

LEGO City Airport Sets

Lego City Airport products came on in 2006 and include mini figures. planes, fuel trucks, helicopter and an airport. New pieces were released in 2010 for kids to enjoy everywhere.

LEGO City Airport Released in 2006

  • 7891 Airport Firetruck
  • 7893 Passenger Plan
  • 7894 Airport
  • 7901 Airplane Mechanic

LEGO City Airport Released in 2010

  • 3177 Small car
  • 3178 Seaplane
  • 3179 Repair Truck
  • 3180 Fuel Truck
  • 3181 Passenger Plane
  • 3182 Airport
  • 3221 LEGO® Truck
  • 3222 Helicopter and Limousine
  • 7567 Traveler

LEGO City Public Transport
LEGO City Public Transport | Source

Buy Lego City Town Sets

LEGO City Town Sets

Buy Lego City Town Essentials from 2007 let you build a town around your favorite LEGO city function, police, fire, airport or why not collect the whole set? Let your farmer go to market?

Lego City Town Sets 2007

  • 10182 Café Corner with waiter, customer and resident
  • 10190 Market Street with 3 mini figures

Lego City Town Sets 2008

  • 5611 Public Works with sanitation worker
  • 10184 Town Plan is a special release for Lego's 50th anniversary. Includes with movie theater, gas station, town hall, fountain and park bench. A very cool vintage 1950s-style car and a gasoline tanker truck. Many other accessories including theater workers, gas station workers, citizen, bride and groom
  • 10185 Green Grocer has 4 mini figures and a cat and mouse animal figures

Leg City Town Sets 2009

  • 7639 Camper

  • 7641 City Corner

  • 8404 Public Transpor

  • 10197 Fire Brigade with 4 minifigures

Leg City Town Sets 2010

  • 10211 Grand Emporium 2010 with 7 mini figures and 2,182 pieces

This symbolic play is a lot of fun for parents and children. LEGO building blocks and theme type of play helps to develop your child's imagination and social skills. Dealing with internal and external conflicts help positive adaptation.

LEGO City Farm
LEGO City Farm | Source

Buy Lego City Farm Sets

LEGO City Farm Sets

Old McDonald had a farm ..... a Lego City Farm! LEGO City farms came out with some great toys to play farmer in 2009 and 2010.

LEGO City Farm Collection 2009

  • 7634 Tractor and 79 pieces
  • 7635 4WD with Horse Trailer and horse animal figure with 176 pieces
  • 7636 Combine Harvester with 360 pieces
  • 7637 Farm including 3 mini figures, 2 cows, and a dog, cat and mouse with 609 pieces

LEGO City Farm Collection 2010

  • 7566 Farmer with a farmer, a dog and a pig with 16 pieces
  • 7684 Pig Farm and Tractor with 2 mini figures, 4 pigs and 256 pieces

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      Kidz Cards 

      4 years ago

      Marvellous hub @billyaustindillon love it. Quality information. Thanks to you i have some more lego sets on my wish list!

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      4 years ago

      I agree and here in 2014 this list top gifts list from 2012 is still current!

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      David Heinz 

      5 years ago from Salt Lake City, UT

      Lego's have to be the greatest thing known to man. I love Lego's and I think that every kids needs some. They are not only fun to play with but I think they help kids develop and bring out their creativity. Lego's are the best!

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Prasetio glad to see you are a fan of Lego City Sets - I am over to check your Lego World Hub - a children's favorite.

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love Lego very much. I remember my hub about "the best city miniature". I also enclose lego world. I thought kids will love this one. Well done, Billy. Rated up!


    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Peggy so many very cool LEGO options - oh to be a kid again

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      John only sad thing is I would loved these for my birthday as a little guy - so many choices these days - guess I have to get them for my sons and help them build it.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Lego products have come a long way since the early days! Very informative hub, Billy! Rated useful for anyone searching the different options for gift giving purposes.

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      John DeSault 

      7 years ago

      Who didn't love LEGO as a kid??? I still love it when my kids drag it out. Great review of the different themes of LEGO City - I have some great birthday ideas with the LEGO City Harbor and Airport - thanks.


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