Buying LEGO nowadays can be overwhelming because of the seemingly endless choices from the basic sets to the massive builds that may take you a few days to assemble. If you are embarking on your holiday shopping, and want to know which LEGO models are worth spending your money on, here’s our top picks for Christmas LEGO sets:
1. 10245 LEGO EXCLUSIVE SANTA’S WORKSHOP
Enjoy the festivities while building the home of Santa Claus with this LEGO Creator Santa’s Workshop set. It includes 883 pieces, and is designed for LEGO enthusiasts ages 12 and above. The building features a detailed interior, a stained glass window, a Christmas tree, a gorgeous sleigh with gold and red detail, and four reindeer. Accessories include a blue spaceship, four wrapped gifts, a pink wand, and a yellow car. When built, Santa’s Workshop measures 3 inches deep, over 6 inches high, and 9 inches wide.
2. 60201 LEGO CITY ADVENT CALENDAR 2018
You can’t go past LEGO Advent calendars at this time of year! Discover 24 unique buildable presents on this 313-piece set, which is ideal for kids ages five to 12. It has five LEGO minifigures, a space shuttle, drone, robot, a dog figure, monster truck, Christmas trees, and so much more. Accessory elements include four cookies, two ice elements, and a chicken leg.
3. LEGO STAR WARS ADVENT CALENDAR
Open a door from the first day of December until Christmas eve to discover 24 Star Wars themed items. Models include The Arrowhead, Twin-Pod Cloud Car, Blaster Cannon, General Grievous’ Starfighter, Naboo Starfighter, Republic Fighter Tank, TIE Fighter, and an Imperial Speeder Bike. Use the foldout playmat included in this set to play out the epic adventures seen in Star Wars.
4. 7952 LEGO KINGDOMS ADVENT CALENDAR
Start the countdown to Christmas with the LEGO Kingdoms Advent Calendar set that contains 24 LEGO Kingdoms themed collectibles including a wizard, a queen with throne, a dungeon, and a catapult. This set is intended for LEGO builders ages six to 12. There are 167 pieces of LEGO bricks in this model, as well as nine minifigures.
5. 10261 LEGO CREATOR EXPERT: ROLLER COASTER
LEGO has captured the excitement of one of the most well-loved fairground attractions with this LEGO Creator Expert chain-lift model. It comes with two trains, and a myriad of authentic features such as a cotton candy cart, a ticket booth, height marker, concession stand, and a boarding station that has opening barriers. The model is fully-functional and is compatible with LEGO Power Functions for some added functionality to the chain-lift.