LEGO sets are the second-most requested item from Santa

Royal Mail has released the list of gifts that children are requesting from Santa Claus, with LEGO sets coming in second.

Each year, Royal Mail collates the letters to Father Christmas that the UK’s postal service receives, and reveals the top 10 most requested gifts. This year, LEGO sets have come in at second place, after video game consoles, the Independent reports.

Game consoles covers a wide range of devices, including Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation, but equally the LEGO category covers any set or box of bricks that a child – or AFOL – might have asked for.

Writing to Santa is a free service provided by Royal Mail.

Here is the list in full:

  1. Games Console
  2. LEGO
  3. Bike
  4. Books
  5. Scooter
  6. Animal Alley Giant Unicorn
  7. Mobile phone
  8. Baby doll
  9. Clothes
  10. L.O.L Dolls

“Royal Mail plays a special part at Christmas,” Axelle Galera, of Royal Mail, told the website. “We are proud that for over 50 years Santa has allowed us to help manage the thousands and thousands of special letters he receives from boys and girls across the UK.

“His special team of elves at Royal Mail enjoy taking a peek at what children are asking for, and helping Santa reply to these special letters.”

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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