Six of the best LEGO builds for newcomers this Christmas

For those who are struggling on what to get that special someone who is just getting started with LEGO this Christmas, try these six sets.

Christmas is coming and the chance to your shopping on the official online store before the big day is running out. However, we can help with your seasonal gift-getting with our guide to six great sets for someone new to the brick-based hobby, no matter the age or budget.

Whether your chosen recipient prefers artistic mosaics or miniature model cities or even the stars above, here’s a few gift idea for LEGO newcomers this Christmas.

21226 Art Project

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LEGO Art 21226 Art Project is the latest entry into the theme filled with simple structures that make up mosaics based on Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter and more. It’s one of two original creations in the range and a good choice for anyone who might want to customise the build to an image of their choice, with an uncomplicated construction for anyone new to LEGO bricks.

40440 German Shepherd

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Maybe your budget is a bit smaller than 21226 Art Project and that special someone is more of a pet person than an art aficionado. For them, LEGO BrickHeadz 40440 German Shepherd offers an animal-centric model for young or old hands as well as a smaller puppy and a bed-based display stand in one set.

21028 New York City

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LEGO Architecture 21028 New York City offers an extensive recreation of The Big Apple and could be a good choice for someone who has managed to reach the iconic city or simply wishes to in the future. Priced at under £50 / $60 / €50, this set won’t break the bank in what is likely a busy shopping season.

31117 Space Shuttle Adventure


For anyone young or old who is reaching for the stars, LEGO Creator can offer a minifigure-scale space shuttle with options to rebuild the main model into two other intergalactic creations. An astronaut minifigure is also included and the set might be the ideal stepping stone before larger models such as LEGO for Adults 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery.

42122 Jeep Wrangler

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Maybe your gift-getter is a bit more experienced with puzzles and their hands are defter than the usual brick-built sets might be able to challenge. LEGO Technic might have the present for them with 42122 Jeep Wrangler. This complicated build is unlikely to stump anyone new to the theme but should still require critical thinking and problem-solving to finish.

60271 Main Square

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LEGO CITY 60271 Main Square features everything you need to start a miniature town or city including a town hall, diner, park, tram and a variety of vehicles and characters to populate the brick-built streets. Anyone inspired by the Modular Buildings Collection but wanting to get familiar with LEGO bricks before delving into the huge sets might consider starting here, though it’s also a good choice for those who just want to imagine the stories in a small world.

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