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. Due to the recent pandemic, traditional education has gone down a lot; kids today are going for a more hands-on learning approach.
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 more straightforward 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 six years old, and my girl was four 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 ages one 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 parts come packed in a plastic container, so you won’t have to worry about putting 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 excellent building skills put to work early!
Although LEGO claims that this set is toddler-friendly, they can’t swallow it, so I would still keep an eye on my little one when playing with these bricks. DUPLO effortlessly boots your child’s motor skills, and in group play, children learn about the importance of teamwork too.
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 airplanes (who doesn’t?). This tiny little pack is best for 4-year-olds and won’t overwhelm them while making an excellent 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.
3) LEGO Toy Story 4 Woody & RC
Every child on the planet loves Disney’s Toy Story movie series. It can be an excellent gift for children four 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 – your child will go too! 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 unique base for making the car, a mini-figurine of Woody and three toy soldiers elements, four traffic cones, and four blocks as obstacles for RC. The RC car measures over 2-inch (6cm) high, 3-inch (9cm) long, and 2-inch (6cm) wide. It 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.
4) LEGO Bean There, Donut That
Coming up to the big boys now: ages seven and above 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 features that you won’t find anywhere else. Oh, and did I mention it has a lot of donuts?
Kids who are seven and above would 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. There so many stories to tell with such a diverse set of characteristics.
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 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 a better way to encourage creativity, cognitive abilities and build 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, 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 fall in love with this LEGO set. You have put in the right 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 teens history lessons. They find it too dull as a subject. Still, 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 exciting 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 green sand 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 undoubtedly boost your teen’s sense of accomplishment once he/she is done with the LEGO set.
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 want a little spark of science in your kid, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station is just the LEGO set you should aim for!
It is a moderate to difficult level LEGO set, perfect for kids who want to kill time or 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. LEGO receives model set entries from fans every year that are then voted upon; whichever model wins the most votes, 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 is 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 six different LEGO management sections. It has some 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!
Top 2021 LEGO Sets For Adults
8) The LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set
The only entry we made for adult LEGO sets! Everyone today 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 with some serious entries we can debate all day long. Still, this model LEGO set is particularly likable because it has a unique yet complex build that 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.
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