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LEGO for Christmas 2018

LEGOFor Christmas 2018 we have been highlighting enduring toys. What could be more long lasting than LEGO? Starting way back in 1932 in a Danish carpenter’s workshop it continues to be one of the most sought after toys for play. It was 1958 when the plastic bricks with the stud and coupling system really changed LEGO into the building system of today.
Today it is possible to buy LEGO for small children with the large DUPLO bricks all the way to adults who still love to build the many LEGO sets. LEGO is now sold in 140 countries.

LEGOFor Christmas 2018 we have been sharing some of our experiences with the toys we have been recommending. LEGO is no exception. Over the years our grandchildren have had many LEGO sets. These have varied from theme sets that the boys loved to LEGO Friends for girls. They have always been used for many hours.

Benefits of LEGO

  1. Variety of sets
  2. Durability of sets
  3. Promotes creativity
  4. Develops fine motor skills
  5. Helps with mathematical and problem solving skills


What Others Say About LEGO

We are not the only family that loves LEGO. There are many more:

Lego in general are educational, the kits have taught my 5 and 3 year old to follow directions without having to read and the larger kits have provided us with fun family time. This collection will inspire them to use their imagination to build whatever they please in whatever color they wish.

Love this set!There are so many places to act out scenes from the movie and attach your favorite characters all around Dr. Strange’s place. Our 10 year old hasn’t out this away since receiving it in June for his birthday. Lots of imaginitive play going on here!
Perfect for a Lego crazy person, kept my kid off electronics and busy for several hours.. has some features he enjoyed
This is one of the most fun 3-in-1 kits that I have found at such a great price. You have the ability to build not only the advertised 3 dinosaurs but also a fourth bonus build set of instructions are available at Lego We bought two kits so we could have dinosaur battles with our grandson. He is really getting into dinosaurs at the moment, so this kit came at a perfect time

Great details, lots of fun. My boys love playing with this set. So many great things to this set. Wouldn’t recommend for younger kids, the amount of steps and details are pretty extensive. However if you’re like me and you like building the sets for your youngins, then this one is still a lot of fun for younger kids to play with once it’s assembled.
My 5-year-old is obsessed with legos and police. This was a dream-come-true gift for him. It took a long time to build (seeing as how he is 5) but it has been worth it. He has spent hours playing with this and incorporating the other police legos he has. Well worth the investment for our family!

LEGOThis is a great lego set with nice internal gears for movement that any Star Wars fan will love. It took my 10 year old son about 8 hours to assemble it and he only needed my help for 2 pages and that was minor stuff. It’s a collector’s item set so it includes a nice display stand and a minifig of BB8.

I take care of my elderly father and I asked his pain management doctor if she could think of anything for him to keep his hands and mind busy, she suggested Lego’s and I thought that’s a wicked cool idea because I have tried everything I could think of, small wood work things, word find books, coloring books, puzzles and now Lego’s. So to encourage him to work on his very simple Lego set I bought myself this BB-8 set. I was completely ignorant as to how much Lego’s had advanced. When I opened the BB-8 box I was stunned and in shock. I am 47 and I have not ‘played’ with Lego’s in a very, very long time so I got him a very simple set and I bought this ‘hell monster’ that I love & am still working on, so I give it 5 Stars because it is awesome and it is not Lego’s of old, when I opened it “It’s a trap!” were the first words that popped into my head! If you are an older person do not buy Lego’s blindly. REALLY read the description and prepare yourself for the shock! LOL. It truly is an amazing project and it is looking beautiful so far. If you enjoy a challenge I highly recommend. BTW my dad hasn’t even touched his little truck Lego. SMH

LEGO Recommendations for Christmas 2018

On this holiday list the following LEGO sets are suggested:

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696

– 484 pieces classic collection of LEGO bricks in 35 different colors. Includes windows, eyes, 18 tires and wheel rims, green baseplate

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown 76108 Building Kit (1004 Piece)

– Build a 3-level New York City building including the Sanctum Sanctorum with an Infinity Stone, pizzeria with fire extinguisher, Peter Parker’s apartment, window exploder functions and water tower This fun toy includes includes 5 Infinity War figures: an Iron Spider-Man figure, Iron Man figure, Doctor Strange figure and Ebony Maw figure, plus a big Cull Obsidian figure

LEGO 6212644 Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall 75954 Building Kit and Magic Castle Toy (878 Piece)

– LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall castle building toy recreates scenes and locations from the iconic Harry Potter film series. The perfect toy for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 who enjoy advanced building. Accessories like magic wands, the Sorting Hat, and magical creatures like Basilisk, Fawkes, Scabbers, and Hedwig.

LEGO City Police Station 60141 Building Kit with Cop Car, Jail Cell, and Helicopter, Top Toy and Play Set for Boys and Girls (894 Pieces)

– Includes 894 LEGO pieces for kids to build the best toy jailbreak story they can imagine. Includes 4 police officer minifigures, 3 crooks, a police cruiser, plus a police dog and a 3-level police station, minifigures, cop car, jail cell, helicopter, watch tower, toy motorcycles 

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083 Race Car Building Kit and Engineering Toy, Adult Collectible Sports Car with Scale Model Engine (3599 Piece)

– This 1:8 scale Bugatti Chiron race car model features an active rear wing, 8-speed gearbox with paddle gear shift, W16 engine, steering wheel, suspension and spoked rims and comes in luxurious box packaging with a collector’s booklet.

LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8 75187 Building Kit (1106 Piece)

– LEGO Star Wars BB-8 droid from Star Wars: Episode VIII, The Last Jedi makes the perfect gift for any Star Wars or LEGO fan authentic detailing, and wheel-activated rotating head and opening hatch with non-functioning welding torch includes a display stand, decorative fact plaque and a small BB-8 figure

LEGO DUPLO Cargo Train 10875 Battery-Operated Building Blocks Set, Best Engineering and STEM Toy for Toddlers (105 Pieces)

– includes 105 pieces, 2 cool cargo wagons, harbor, boat, café, 2 cranes, action bricks, 24 track pieces and a remote-control app.

LEGO Friends Mia’s Tree House 41335 Creative Building Toy Set for Kids, Best Learning and Roleplay Gift for Girls and Boys (351 Pieces)

Includes 351 pieces to build a creative tree house building playset. Mia’s Tree House features Mia and Daniel mini-doll figures, plus Mimi the bunny and Cinnamon the bird pet figures. Features a folding ladder, a cool skateboard for the mini-dolls to ride and wild animal figures

Where To Purchase LEGO

LEGO can be purchased almost everywhere. As part of the top ten toys on the market LEGO has an enormous distribution base. It can be found at, Amazon, Walmart, Mastermind Toys, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, and Indigo-chapters.

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