Research indicates that the best time for children to work on their cognitive abilities is when they are in their pre-school to the first grade and toys are a great way to sharpen these skills in a child. Due to the recent pandemic, traditional education has gone down a lot, kids today are going for a more hands-on approach to learning.
In this article, you will find a LEGO set for every member of your family, not just the kids! These 8 Top 2021 LEGO Set entries would surely make your decision easier if you are in the market to buy one.
Top 2021 LEGO Set for toddlers to kids up to 10 years old
My children have their first LEGO set back when my older one was 6 years old and my girl was 4 years old. As a parent, the risk of your child swallowing a block is your ultimate fear and I would watch my children like a hawk eyeing his prey. New to the LEGO scene? Don’t know where to start? Well, I have compiled a list of only the top 2021 LEGO sets for children from ages 1 and up!
1) LEGO DUPLO All-in-one-Box-of-Fun
The first entry in our prestigious top 2021 LEGO sets is the LEGO DUPLO All-in-one-Box-of-Fun, it is the only entry for toddlers in this list. DUPLO bricks are bigger, easier, and less risky for use than the traditional LEGO sets, they make the perfect partners for toddlers over 18 months.
The DUPLO All-in-One-Box-of-Fun includes 65 pieces of unimaginable fun. All pieces come packed in a plastic container so you won’t have to worry about where to put all the bricks once your kids are done for the day.
This DUPLO set offers two figures: a dog and a boy, has numbered bricks, windows that open and shut by hand and wheels that roll. So let your kids go wild with these bricks and see their awesome building skills put to work early!
Although LEGO claims that this set is toddler friendly, can’t be swallowed but I would still keep an eye on my little one when he is playing with these bricks. DUPLO effortlessly boots your child’s motor skills and in group play, children learn about the importance of teamwork too.
- Let your toddler's imagination run wild with this colorful collection of LEGO DUPLO elements and building bricks in a handy storage case! Little kids from 18 months old to 5 years old can enjoy this creative toy.
- This LEGO DUPLO creative box includes one DUPLO boy figure and one dog figure, windows that open, wheels that roll, and numbered and extra pieces which can be built into endless combinations of toy houses, cars, trains, trees, and so much more!
- This fun toy offers endless hours of creative play to little kids, who will enjoy this set both individually and in group play. Toddlers will love using the colorful building bricks and their creativity to build and rebuild whatever they can imagine!
- LEGO DUPLO brick building toys are compatible with all other LEGO DUPLO construction sets. These toys encourage creative building skills and imaginative play. Play sets contain large LEGOS which are designed to be safe and easy for little hands.
- House measures over 5inches high, 4inches wide and 3inches deep. Wagon/car measures over 1inches high, 3inches long and 2inches wide. Dog figure stands over 1inches tall. Boy stands over 1inches tall. 65 pieces. This DUPLO LEGO set is designed for boys and girls between 1.5 and 5 years old.
2) LEGO City Sky Police Jet Patrol
Next on the list is The LEGO City Sky Police Jet Patrol with its 54 Pieces, it is a small bundle of fun for preschoolers who like police and/or airplanes (and who doesn’t?). This tiny little pack is best for 4-year-olds and won’t overwhelm them while they make an awesome plane that has a door for the cockpit and rotating searchlight.
The LEGO City Sky Police comes with an instruction guide that is helpful for your child, it not only helps with your child’s building ability but introduces them to the LEGO storyline.
There are two cop and robber mini-figures for your child to play with and as a 4+ set, this one starts with large bricks for the base to help make the building easier. Sky Police jet measures over 2-inch (7cm) high, 5-inch (14cm) long and 4-inch (11cm) wide.
- Build a Sky Police jet plane with opening cockpit, turning searchlight and a special Starter Brick base to quickly get your child building and playing in a world of everyday heroes!
- Includes 2 LEGO City minifigures: a crook and a Sky Police officer
- The simple guide to build and play will help your youngster understand the purpose of the building steps, and grow their confidence for the perfect start to LEGO brick building
- Sky Police jet measures over 2-inch (7cm) high, 5-inch (14cm) long and 4-inch (11cm) wide 54 pieces – Fun police chase set for boys and girls aged 4+ and for fans of LEGO City police sets and kids of all ages
- This LEGO City Sky Police Jet Patrol 60206 4+ set can be built together with all other original LEGO building toys and LEGO bricks for creative building
3) LEGO Toy Story 4 Woody & RC
Every child on the planet loves Disney’s Toy Story movie series. This can be a great gift for children 4 years old. If your child has watched this movie, there is a huge chance he/she would be a big fan of Woody the cowboy and his trusted car RC. Woody and RC go on tons of adventures together and so will your child! There are only 69 pieces and many are used to make the obstacles for RC, classic toy story script!
Kids can easily make the RC as there is a special base just for making the car, a mini-figurine of Woody and three toy soldiers elements, four traffic cones and 4 blocks as obstacles for RC. The RC car measures over 2-inch (6cm) high, 3-inch (9cm) long and 2-inch (6cm) wide. This is probably my favorite entry in our “Top 2021 LEGO set” list, it’s easy to assemble and will not let your child’s attention budge even for a moment! However, this is not a DUPLO set so there is a potential risk of your child swallowing a piece.
- Build a speedy RC car with special Starter Brick base to quickly get your child building and playing in a fun Toy Story universe
- Includes a Woody minifigure, plus 3 green army men elements
- The simple guide to build and play will help your child understand the purpose of the building steps and grow their confidence, for the perfect start to LEGO brick building
- RC car measures over 2-inch (6cm) high, 3-inch (9cm) long and 2-inch (6cm) wide
- 69 pieces – Toy Story toy building set for boys and girls aged 4+ and for fans and kids of all ages This LEGO 4+ Woody & RC 10766 Toy Story set can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building
4) LEGO Bean There, Donut That
Coming up to the big boys now, ages 7 and up would love this entry of ours in the “top 2021 LEGO set” list. LEGO “Bean There, Donut That” has many recognizable coffee-shop elements which are super collectibles! It’s easy to assemble, has very quirky and happening elements that you won’t find anywhere else. Oh, and did I mention it has a lot of donuts?
Kids who are 7 and above would just love this little pack of joy. Apart from the coffee stand, there is not much to assemble but there are a ton of small elements in this LEGO pack that can boost your child’s imaginative skills to another level as there so many stories to tell with such a diverse set of elements.
The LEGO “Bean There, Donut That” fits nicely into the City layout but it is more of a mini-figurine and an accessory pack because of such a high number of elements. The accessories included are also a welcome addition as you can never have too many bikes and trash cans.
The product quality is also superb in this LEGO pack, you’ll just love the jaw-dropping colors on all of the different figurines your child gets including a doctor, businessman, construction worker, and, of course, a barista.
Top 2021 LEGO Sets For Teens
Teens follow the latest trends and sometimes us adults can be overburdened trying to catch their vibe, if you are a parent of a 14 or something years old, you would know what I am talking about. They are on top of the world when it comes to pop culture, music and the latest movies. Giving them a LEGO set that is hip enough for them yet being age-appropriate is a difficult task but worry not we have the best options in our “top 2021 LEGO set” list just for you!
5) LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty!
Teens are always up for a good challenge and what better way to encourage creativity, cognitive abilities, and building up a sense of history. This entry of our “top 2021 LEGO set” list checks all the boxes. Although there have been many versions of the “Lady Liberty Monument” in the past as well this version beats them just because of its sheer versatility. A very collectible LEGO set indeed.
Be it a boy or a girl, they will just fall in love with this LEGO set, you have put in a good eye for creativity in this set and assembly might take you a good 45 mins. As a parent for the past decade I know how hard it is to give history lessons to teens, they just find it too boring as a subject but this Architecture Statue of Liberty LEGO set can be a great stepping stone for them to learn about our history and all the valuable lessons it can teach us.
Coming back to the LEGO set, this Lady Liberty has got some serious details in the folds of her robe, the crown on her head needs a keen eye too. She has her hand raised high with a class metallic brown color torch in her hand. Overall the statue when completed measures 17 inches in height and 5 inches in width.
There over 1600 sand green pieces for your teen to recreate this popular tourist attraction. Again when finished, this architectural marvel will look stunning on your shelf or a side table and it will certainly boost your teen’s sense of accomplishment once he/she is done with the LEGO set.
- Bring a symbolic centerpiece to your home or office with this Statue of Liberty model
- Delivers a rewarding building experience to all with an interest in architecture, travel, history and design
- Features a detailed pedestal and iconic Lady Liberty statue complete with crown and golden torch
- Statue of Liberty model measures over 17-inch (44cm) high, 5-inch (14cm) wide and 5-inch (14cm) deep
- 1,685 pieces – For boys and girls over 16 years old
7) LEGO Ideas International Space Station
The next entry in our “top 2021 LEGO set” list would not put a dent in your pocket and I promise you every penny you spend is worth it! If your teen is a total science buff or you just want a little spark of science in your kid, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station is just the LEGO set you should aim for!
This is a moderate to difficult level LEGO set, perfect for kids who want to kill time or just have a side project going on that they can show off to their friends. LEGO Ideas product line is a tribute to all the LEGO-heads out there, basically every year LEGO receives model set entries from fans that are then voted upon, whichever model wins the vote LEGO brings the model into production, sweet right? So there is a lot of history attached to this particular LEGO set.
LEGO Ideas International Space Station is highly admired by teens and adults alike but I believe that for adults there are more complex LEGO sets out there that we will touch upon in just a bit. This LEGO set comes in a cardboard box in the US and has been broken down into 6 different sections by the LEGO management. It has some of the most unique LEGO elements spanning just over 850 pieces. It stands well over 10 inches in height and is 19 inches in width, so yeah it would look pretty darn awesome in your boy’s room next to the desktop!
- Challenge your construction skills with this LEGO Ideas ISS (21321) display model, featuring 2 rotating joints with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, posable Canadarm2 and other authentic details to discover as you build
- This ISS model comes with a stand, 2 astronaut microfigures, a brick-built mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts to create a spectacular display and rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO projects
- Includes a 148-page booklet featuring fascinating facts about the International Space Station, the spaceship model’s fan creator and LEGO designer, and a celebration of the LEGO Ideas theme’s 10th anniversary
- A super treat for yourself, birthday present or holiday gift idea for space fans, adults aged 16+ or any experienced LEGO builder, this 864-piece set offers hours of creative fun, whether built solo or with friends
- This ISS (International Space Station) toy building kit for adults, measuring over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide, makes a beautiful display model that will catch the eye of every passerby
Top 2021 LEGO Sets For Adults
8) The LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set
Literally the only entry we made for adult LEGO sets! Everyone today just loves action-spy-thriller movies and the first word that comes to your mind when you think of a spy movie is the man will the license to kill, at her majesty’s service! James Bond is popularly known for his code name of agent 007.
The bond franchise has racked up tens of millions of followers over the last 50 years. Undoubtedly our first entry in the “Top 2021 LEGO Set” list for adults would have a LEGO set that would give even a 50-year-old some very good nostalgia!
The LEGO Aston Martin DB5 set belongs to the LEGO creator line-up of expert cars, which have some serious entries we can debate all day long but this model LEGO set is particularly likable due to the fact that it has a very unique yet complex build which will at least take 8 hours of your precious time. The DB5 is one of the most iconic cars of the world even in today’s era.
The LEGO Aston Martin DB5 set does complete justice to the car as well, you will find the quality of the bricks pristine, the attention to detail at level best, and all mechanical levers working. An astoundingly challenging build with a design that would leave you in awe.
- Build the James Bond collectible Aston Martin DB5 with exclusive details and lots of 007 gadgetry!
- A great centerpiece for the home or office, this Aston Martin car model features a raisable bullet shield, working ejection seat and rotating license plate
- This James Bond DB5 Aston Martin car toy measures over 3-inch (10cm) high, 13-inch (34cm) long and 4-inch (12cm) wide
- 1295 pieces – Cool toy from the Goldfinger movie for boys and girls aged 16+ and for 007 car collectors and big kids of all ages
- The LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 10262 007 toy car advanced building set can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO building blocks for creative construction
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