As a child, I absolutely loved playing with Legos and created my own Lego city in my parents’ basement. As you can imagine, I had way, way too much fun researching this article.
1. Basic Building Sets.
Any Lego builder will tell you that they can always use basic building sets. While it is fun to get the sets and put them together, the real creativity comes with the basic building sets. There are a wide variety of kits in a wide variety of price ranges. Many come in buckets that act as storage as well.
2. Duplo or Lego Baby Sets.
Duplo sets are designed for children age 1-3, and are a great way to introduce young children to building. Most come in storage containers as well. They also have a new series called Lego Baby. Obviously, they want to target those children age 0 -2 as well. They have some adorable products. So, if you are looking to get a very young child involved with building and Legos, these are wonderful gift ideas.
3. Storage, Storage, and More Storage.
Storage can be a problem after you’ve been collecting Lego sets after a while. Some basic sets don’t come in storage containers and most accessory sets don’t. Also, once you get the themed kits, you are in a serious situation. Almost none come in a durable storage container. I was having a somewhat difficult time finding storage containers on-line, but I have seen them in stores such as Wal-Mart and Target.
4. Themed Sets.
If you go to today’s Lego website (included below), you will be amazed at the different themes available today. Construction, City Sets, Harry Potter, and list goes on endlessly. It is mind-boggling on what is out there now. I’m only 25 – and these are not the Lego sets that I grew up with at all! There are endless possibilities and a wide-array of price ranges. They now have a series specifically for girls, but as this girl can attest, don’t assume that she wouldn’t like the other sets!
5. On-Line Lego Games.
On the Lego website, they now have Lego based computer games (3 different ones) each for $19.99. If the Lego lover on your list also loves computers, this is a great, easy gift idea! They will get hours of enjoyment with these Lego-based computer games.
6. A Trip to Lego Land.
There are Lego Lands located throughout the world. For those in the United States, the closest locations would be located in Carlsbad, California or in Windsor, Ontario (Canada). You can easily get to their websites from the main Lego website if you are interested in more information. Also, keep in mind that the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota (suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul) has an amazing Lego store! If you are planning a trip there anyway, it is worth taking the Lego-lover on your list as they have incredible Lego displays among all of the merchandise. Either way, it will be a memorable experience.
7. A Package of Base Boards.
Base boards are useful to display homemade Lego creations. Themed sets come with requisite baseboards, but many basic sets do not. They are pretty inexpensive, encourage creativity, and come in green and gray (and possibly blue). Keep in mind, bigger is better in this case!
8. Accessory Kits.
Accessory kits are a lot of fun to put together and complete the creation. If you know the Lego lover on your list has a certain theme or set that they enjoy, why not purchase the accessories? They add a lot of unique character to all Lego creations and can be found at just about any large box store (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Meijers, Target).
9. Lego POD Kits.
10. Download Lego Blue Prints, A Subscription to Lego Magazine.