A week before Christmas, my unfortunate bare feet landed on a tiny LEGO tiger figurine from when my little niece stayed over for the weekend. Naturally, my first instinct was to buy her the best LEGO I could find. But this was when I realized that LEGOs might’ve been built for children, but LEGO-buying is some serious business!
Here’s a starter: Did you know that a recently-bought new movie-themed LEGO is more likely to be dumped in the attic when the next new movie is out?
Stepping into a LEGO store is like nostalgia taking over. But hold the nostalgia and keep in mind that colors are not the only thing kids look for in LEGOs. From simple blocks of a million colors with a figurine or two, the world of LEGOs has been enhanced into genres, themes, architecture, movies, and millions of categories that might intrigue you.
But before you worry about the particulars, consider the following LEGO sets to start your kid off!
1. LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box:
Don’t be fooled by its boring name. Remember, a classic never goes out of style!
This set has 484 pieces with 35 colors. It includes all the basics like the toy trains, figurines, tires, windows, and a 3” long and 6” wide green base plate which both boys and girls (and maybe even you!) can play with. What’s more? Teach your kid how to tidy up for themself by placing all the pieces back into the storage box that the LEGO comes in. There’s a reason this remains a Bestseller!
2. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War:
“This is the one my kid would love!” must’ve been the first few words you thought. But here is where you need us. With 375 pieces and 4 infinity war figurines (and the Hulkbuster toy measuring 5” high), this is exactly what your kid will demand. But beware, with ‘Avengers Endgame’ in theatres, will they ask for the ‘Avengers Endgame’ set next? Nonetheless, if this is not the first LEGO set for your child, this Amazon Bestseller is perfect for adding to a collection!
3. LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Deep Sea Creatures:
Skeptical? Rightfully so. The purpose of buying a LEGO is to allow your child to think creatively. This is perhaps a limitation to it. Or is it? While it limits itself to exactly three possible shapes (a whale, a crab, and a squid), it’s Amazon’s Choice! So perhaps, if you’re only experimenting with whether or not your child will be intrigued with LEGOs, this is undoubtedly the right choice.
Ultimately, you will know what is best for your child.
However, we can help just a smidge to keep you informed, and clearly, our winner is the LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box! This is only the winner as a child’s first-ever LEGO. If you already have a room full of LEGO boxes, there is no beating the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War. However, if you’re not sure your child will be a LEGO fanatic, then go for a smaller investment, the LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Deep Sea Creatures.