The best Lego sets 2019 - as chosen by Mumsnet users

22 August 2019

best Lego sets

From free-form brick sets to models from your favourite films, it’s clear to see why LEGO toys have been a firm favourite for so long. But, with so much choice, where do you start when it comes to finding the best LEGO sets? Mumsnetters have you covered with the sets their kids have loved the most.

Lego 10698 Classic Large Creative Brick Box Construction Set, £34.99

Lego 10698 Classic Large Creative Brick Box Construction Set, £34.99

An ideal starter set, this classic LEGO Brick Box Construction Set includes over 790 pieces in 33 different colours, giving kids the opportunity to let their imagination run wild. As well as all sorts of brick sizes, windows, doors, and other specialist pieces, this set comes with a booklet of model ideas, making it a great option for beginners. The big yellow brick-shaped box that this set comes inside is perfect for storing all of their Lego (all you have to do is get them to actually use it).

“You can’t go wrong with the classic LEGO boxes.”

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Lego Duplo My First All-In-One Box Set, £22.50

Lego Duplo My First All-In-One Box Set, £22.50

The Lego Duplo All-In-One Fun Box is a great introductory kit for younger kids, with colourful pieces that are comfortable and safe for little hands and inquisitive minds. Inside the handy storage box, kids will find bricks, accessories, two opening window pieces and even a cute little dog. Numbered bricks are also included to help children develop their counting skills.

“Lego Duplo is ideal for young children. The pieces are bigger so there’s no choking hazard but they’re just as engaging.”

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Lego City Range, from £6

Lego City Range, from £6

Fire stations, hospitals, police stations and more can all be built to create a Lego City in this extensive range of building sets. With realistic accessories and easy-to-understand instructions, kids young and old will be equally engaged and inspired by these sets. Mumsnetters love that the Lego City range is compatible with all other Lego construction sets so children can really let their imaginations run wild.

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“My kids love the Lego City range and they’re equally suitable for boys and girls.”

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Lego Safari Building Set, £24.99

Lego Safari Building Set, £24.99

The “Bricks & More” range from LEGO is a favourite with Mumsnetters as they can be made as simple or as complex as kids wish. With minifigures, bricks and custom accessories to build a safari truck, crocodile, elephant and more, the 152 elements of this set should keep children occupied for a while. If they start to lose interest, the instruction booklet also includes ideas for re-configuring the models into new toys.

“My daughter loves the Lego Safari set. There is a boy and a girl figure too so it doesn’t feel gender specific.”

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Lego Creator Lighthouse Island, £105

Lego Creator Lighthouse Island, £105

For longevity and frequency of use, Mumsnetters agree that you’d be hard pressed to find a better Lego series than the Creator range. These clever kits allow kids to build three themed models from onebox of bricks. The Lighthouse Island can be made into a boathouse, a seafood restaurant and, of course, a lighthouse – complete with a Lego light brick, minifigures, seagulls and fish. Kids will love the interactive elements, including a rotating mirror, spinning boat propellers and a restaurant grill.

“The Creator sets are lovely. I buy my grandchildren one every year and they love them all. This year was the Lighthouse set and I think that might be my grandson’s favourite to date.”

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Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon and Minifigures, £105

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon and Minifigures, £105

A firm favourite with older children (and definitely more than a few adults), the Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon set offers kids the opportunity to create an extremely detailed replica of the famous spaceship from the Star Wars movie series. This set also comes with a selection of minifigures, including Han Solo, Chewbacca, Qi’ra and Quay Tolsite.

“The Lego Star Wars sets are definitely for older kids but they’re fantastic. I’ve never heard my lot so quiet!”

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Lego Disney Princess 41053: Cinderella's Dream Carriage, £48.95

Lego Disney Princess 41053: Cinderella's Dream Carriage, £48.95

Bring a fairytale to life with the Lego Disney Princess Cinderella’s Dream Carriage set. Featuring turning golden wheels, opening doors, unfolding steps and, of course, a horse to pull Cinderella’s carriage, this pretty set includes a Cinderella minifigure and even an invitation to the ball. Other accessories include a magic wand, broom, flowers and head decoration.

“My five year old daughter is obsessed with Lego. Her current favourite – and mine – is the Cinderella Carriage set. It’s so beautiful!”

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Lego 75954 Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall, £70.99

Lego 75954 Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall, £70.99

Bringing together the wizarding world of Harry Potter and a classic toy like LEGO was always going to produce amazing results – and the LEGO Harry Potter Great Hall does not disappoint. This extensive building kit includes an assortment of character figures, grand furniture pieces based on the Hogwarts Great Hall, a moving staircase, reversible house banners, the all-important Sorting Hat, a potions room and much more. The detail within the set is sure to keep children – young and old – occupied for a long time.

“The Great Hall has great play value.”

“Yes, the Great Hall is excellent – lots of little bits to change and rearrange and lots of mini (and micro) figures.”

“The Hogwarts Great Hall is great and could be transformed into all sorts!”

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Lego 70618 Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty

Lego 70618 Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty

Based on the incredibly popular Lego Ninjago movie, the Destiny's Bounty set gives children hours of play time and the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. As well as seven minifigures, this three-level building set also has a double-headed dragon figurehead, sails, lanterns, anchors and many more detailed accessories. It also features Wu's bedroom, complete with a bed and minifigure. Aboard the Bounty, kids will find figurine crossbows, laser-style pointers, swords and blades so they can really get involved in the action.

“My son is Ninjago obsessed. This set is played with every single day. I was concerned when buying it given the price but it's paid for itself one hundred times over.”

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