Brick Fanatics brings you the definitive guide to this year’s Christmas shopping with our LEGO gift guide for new builders.
Know any budding builders wanting to start their own LEGO collection? Perhaps you’ve seen a friend taking an interest in your own models. Maybe you just don’t know where to start looking for that perfect first LEGO set. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with the best gifts for new builders of all ages.
Dive in below, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our Christmas 2020 gift lists.
For the first-timer:
Price: £14.99 / $19.99 / €19.49 Pieces: 34 Available: Now
If you know a very little builder wanting to take their first steps into the world of LEGO, then the perfect place for them to start is with DUPLO. An even more perfect place for them to start is with 10886 My First Car Creations.
This collection of the larger DUPLO bricks includes three sets of wheels and a whole host of bricks to help little ones customise and create their own car. The low price point of £14.99 also makes this a great and inexpensive gift to indoctrinate – sorry, introduce – a young one to the world of LEGO.
For the arts and crafts lover:
Price: £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.49 Pieces: 405 Available: Now
This year saw the launch of the LEGO Dots theme, allowing fans to customise their models with patterns and prints galore. If you know anyone particularly crafty, 41907 Desk Organiser offers a brilliant way to brighten up their workspace and keep their tools sorted.
Not only does this model come with instructions for a desk organiser, but the included sorting tray keeps the bricks safe, should the new builder decide to experiment. What’s more, the low price of £17.99 for 405 pieces presents excellent value, making it the perfect gift for an arts and crafts fan.
For the Disney lover:
Price: £34.99 / $39.99 / €38.98 Pieces: 299 Available: Now
If you’ve got a Disney lover in your life, why not start their LEGO collection with a set inspired by a classic tale? Sleeping Beauty has become a staple of the Disney catalogue, and its characters are recognisable to any Disney fan.
43188 Aurora’s Forest Cottage features an open-ended model and two iconic mini-dolls to kickstart a LEGO Disney collection. And it provides a challenging build for younger fans, with Aurora’s cottage, a moving water wheel and an additional bridge. Additionally, the Maleficent and Aurora mini-dolls provide a great opportunity for fans to weave their own Disney tale.
For the superhero fan:
Price: £54.99 / $59.99 / €58.48 Pieces: 223 Available: Now
This model presents a unique gift for superhero fans. Not only does it sport an enticing Avengers base model, but it also includes a great collection of Marvel minifigures.
Action-loving superhero fans will certainly get a kick out of this gift, with five minifigures, two vehicles and a sizeable Avengers base to boot. The minifigures alone are desirable, even for older fans, with new designs for Iron Man, Thor, Captain Marvel, Loki and Hulk. The latter two are also currently exclusive to this set. Add to that a Captain Marvel helmet and hairpiece only available otherwise in 76153 Avengers Helicarrier, and you have an enticing superhero gift for all ages.
For ambitious newbies:
Price: £209.99 / $249.99 / €224.19 Pieces: 3,231 Available: Now
What better gift for the holiday season than a haunted house? If you know someone wanting to dive in to the deep end of LEGO this Christmas, then 10273 Haunted House is certainly one of the best places to start.
This kinetic model includes all sorts of features and references to the classic LEGO Adventurers theme. Its most prominent feature is a working drop tower, making this a similarly great gift for the theme park enthusiast in your life. The details within the house provide an excellent display piece, and the challenging build will keep them entertained for hours.
Remember to check out the rest of our Christmas 2020 gift lists, and watch out for more very soon:
If budget is truly no issue, why not check out Brick Fanatics’ Top 20 LEGO Sets List, which ranks the best 20 LEGO sets currently available at LEGO.com? If the set you’re looking for is out of stock, sign up to Brick Fanatics’ Stock Alerts to be notified as soon as it’s available again.
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