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Why Lego Sets are Great For Kids

Updated on April 10, 2014

Lego Sets are great for Creative Play and Building Imagination.

Lego have so many great sets on the market at the moment it's hard to decide which kids will like most. The latest and most popular Lego sets are those in the Ninjago range. There are also sets for Lord of the Rings fans, Star Wars fans, Marvel and DC universe fans and lots more.

Lego blocks are loved by kids and appreciated by their parents as they provide hours of imaginative play for children and peace and quiet for parents.

Below I have given some details of each of the sets and listed the most popular items in each to assist you in choosing the best set for your gift shopping.

Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Helm's Deep - A great new look castle

The Lord of the Rings Lego sets have proved very popular with LOTR fans and also general LEGO fans. They provide hours of classic Lego fun combined with the great LOTR setting.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings 9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO The Lord of the Rings 9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep (Discontinued by manufacturer)

If you are looking for a great Lego set for a kid aged 10-14 this is a fantastic choice. It is a challenging set, with detailed instruction manuals so will provide hours worth of building and it has over 1300 pieces!


Lord of the Rings Lego Sets

More Great Lord of the Rings Lego Kits

LEGO The Lord of the Rings Hobbit Gandalf Arrives (9469)
LEGO The Lord of the Rings Hobbit Gandalf Arrives (9469)

This kit contains 2 important figures Gandalf the Grey and Frodo Baggins. This set contains 83 pieces including a horse and cart.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings Hobbit Shelob Attacks (9470)
LEGO The Lord of the Rings Hobbit Shelob Attacks (9470)

This set contains Frodo, Samwise Gamgee and Gollum. You also get the Ring, Elven sword Sting, hobbit sword, light of Ãarendil and a fish. It is very well priced for the 227 pieces it contains.


Lego Ninjago Sets

Lego Ninjago

Introduced in 2011 the Ninjago series is one of the most popular in the current Lego range. Settings range from Feudal Japan to modern times and the older Lego Ninja series can be used with these newer pieces. The series is accompanied by a TV show, a Lego Ninjago game, many small spinner sets and even an iphone app! The range is best suited to older kids.

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Lego NINJAGO secret movie

Ninjago sets and the Ninjago Encyclopedia

"The Ninjago Legos are a fun set and go great with the show currently airing on cartoon network. "


LEGO NINJAGO: Character Encyclopedia
LEGO NINJAGO: Character Encyclopedia

This 176 page book is suitable for children 6 years and over.

LEGO Ninjago Weapon Pack 9591
LEGO Ninjago Weapon Pack 9591

over 24 pieces in this great value pack. Suitable for 6 yrs and over.


Star Wars Lego Sets

More Star War Favorites

LEGO Star Wars Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid B 9488 (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Star Wars Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid B 9488 (Discontinued by manufacturer)

Recommended for kids 6 years and over this kit includes 4 figures ARC trooper, ARF trooper and 2 new enemy commando droids and a cannon.


Lego Super Heroes

Introducing the Lego Super Heroes

Lego superheroes are the one of the latest Lego ranges. It's a great series for kids aged 5-12 years. The range includes characters from DC Universe and Marvel. There are 20 sets in the Lego Super Heroes range

The characters that will be released include:

Batman, Bruce Wayne, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Joker Henchman, Lex Luthor, Poison Ivy, Robin, Superman, The Joker, The Riddler, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, Captain America, Doctor Octopus, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Magneto, Spider-Man, Thor and Wolverine.

Lego Superheroes - Batman

LEGO Super Heroes Batmobile and The Two-Face Chase 6864 (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Super Heroes Batmobile and The Two-Face Chase 6864 (Discontinued by manufacturer)

The Bat cave is a great Superheroes set to begin with. It has almost 700 pieces. It also includes Batman, Robin, Bane, Poison Ivy and Bruce Wayne giving you enough characters to make a decent scene. I love the red batphone... I think it's my favorite piece.


More Lego Superheroes - Find your favorite

LEGO Wolverine Chopper Showdown 6866 (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Wolverine Chopper Showdown 6866 (Discontinued by manufacturer)

Wolverine, Magneto, Deadpool, a helicopter, a motorbike and 200 pieces make this set great value.

LEGO Super Heroes Catwoman Catcycle City Chase 6858
LEGO Super Heroes Catwoman Catcycle City Chase 6858

Batman and Catwoman in the same set with a motorbike and traffic lights. It's a small starter set but the Catwoman figurine is really well done.


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The largest commercially available LEGO set is the Taj Mahal set containing 5922 pieces.

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    • rdcbizz profile image


      6 years ago

      love lego

    • Irrevocable profile image


      6 years ago

      Yes and now my son is a Lego kid...he has all his Dad's lego from when he was a kid and he is collecting sets he loves too.

    • ArthurF LM profile image

      ArthurF LM 

      6 years ago

      I love legos. My favorite set was the Kingdoms. I dont see that one around as much anymore. I think lego tends to do movie themes more than anything these days. Oh well it still dosent take away from the creative ability!

    • SheGetsCreative profile image

      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I was and so were my kids. Not surprised they create billons of Legos each year (I got that one right on the quiz!) *blessed

    • bloggerjon profile image


      6 years ago

      Indeed I was, back in the day when you had to use your imagination to make something. Today, Lego is set out in the instruction book but my boy loves it and collects all sorts of Lego. Interesting lens and there is soooo much Lego.


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