If you are just starting into the world of Legos, the waters can be tough to navigate. Legos aren’t just Legos anymore. You have Lego Star Wars, Lego Super Heroes, Lego Friends, Lego City, Lego Castle, Lego Ninjago, Lego Chima, Lego Hero Factory, Lego Lord of the Rings, Lego Education and so, so much more!
I have had several people ask me where to start with their child who is just beginning to show interest in this crazy world.
My first questions would be:
How old is your child?
Is there a series that they are interested in (like Star Wars)?
How well do they do at following directions? Some children are able to follow the directions to complete a set with ease… others get frustrated and might do better with open ended play and building.
Let me share my favorite sets for starting out (aff):
This set is great because it comes with a variety of bricks that are perfect for open ended play. It will come with ideas on how to use the bricks as well.
This is another set that is great for beginners. It also comes in a blue box with more primary colors. My oldest two both have this box.
I’m a big fan of the Lego Education sets. This one is perfect for designing cars and things that move!
Minifigures seem to be the BIG deal amongst my son’s friends. This Fairy Tale and Historic Minifigure Set provides for hours of creative Lego play!
For the younger crew, I recommend Lego Duplo. The selection available is growing all the time!
My son, who is 9, loves Lego Star Wars, Ninjago and the Lego Movie Sets.
My daughters, who are 5 and 7 love the Lego Friends Sets.
Even my 2 (almost 3) year old loves to play with Legos (Duplo and standard size) when her siblings choose to share with her.
Lego’s are pricey. Sometimes you can luck out on ebay or yard sales and get some amazing deals. I generally don’t like to spend a ton on toys, but the benefit and quality in this case justifies the expense. THANKFULLY, most of our Lego’s have been gifts. Our growing collection has been built mostly by the generosity of family and friends.
What do you recommend to someone just starting out in the world of Lego’s. Comment below and let us know!