For more than 50 years, LEGO sets have been a fail-safe gift for Christmas. They’re fun, creative, colourful and educational — what’s not to love? With that in mind, here are some of the hottest sets available right now for every budget. Whether you’re buying for kids, brick hobbyists or fans of a certain movie franchise, you’ll find something for them in this guide.
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There’s no getting around it: LEGO ain’t cheap. We’ve subsequently divided our gift guide into price categories, ranging from “Cheap” ($20) to “Exxy” (over $120). Most links go directly to LEGO’s Australian e-store, but you might be able to find slightly better deals by hunting around online. Good luck!
LEGO Classic Gift Wrap [$6.99]
LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs [$20]
The SimpsonsLord of the RingsDoctor Who
Super Soarer [$15.99]
Wonder Woman Keylight [$19.99]
Moderate ($60 - $120)
LEGO Tardis [$79.99]
Large Creative Brick Box [$89.99]
LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack [$119.99]
LEGO Dimensions is a new video game that is compatible with real LEGO toys — the physical sets you buy can be added into the game. But to join the fun, you’ll need the base game. The LEGO Dimensions starter pack retails for $119.99 and is available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U.
Jurassic World T-Rex Tracker [$119.99]
Santa’s Workshop [$119.99]
LEGO City Space Port [$129.99]
Millenium Falcon [$249.99]
The new Star Wars film hits cinemas a few days before Christmas, which makes this the go-to LEGO set for fans of the franchise. Based on the new movie, the set includes the iconic ship, an aged version of Han Solo, Chewbacca and a handful of Star Wars: The Force Awakens figures. Suitable for ages 7-12.
Boba Fett’s Slave 1 [$299.99]
Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones
Sydney Opera House [$399.99]
SHIELD Helicarrier [$499.99]
The AvengersDeath Star