The Best LEGO Sets for Creative Construction at All Ages

Boy playing with Jurassic World Lego set

Today’s LEGO kits provide so much more than a few entertaining playtime moments. The greatest LEGO sets also have a range of benefits, from sparking creativity to improving problem-solving skills. Plus, they’re a fun and easy way to draw kids away from the enticing glow of laptop and tablet screens.

Whether your child favours elaborate builds or pick-up-and-play kits with familiar characters, we’ve rounded up the best LEGO sets in 2022. You’ll find top picks for Frozen II lovers and Ninjago fanatics alike—to name just a few!

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1. For the Marvel mavens
$ 82.67

LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hulkbuster Versus A.I.M. Agent

Encourage a rambunctious kid to channel their energy into a friendly battle in this LEGO Marvel Super Heroes kit. This set includes a buildable Iron Man Hulkbuster, plus four mini figures: Iron Man, Rescue and two A.I.M. Agent soldiers. Consider it a thrilling—and safe—way for young superheroes to take part in their favourite battle scenes from the Marvel movies.

Number of pieces: 456

Suitable for ages: 8 and up

$ 124.98

LEGO Marvel Rise of the Domo

Prepare to have your kiddo amazed and busy for hours—if not days—with this multi-piece warship battle set inspired by the latest Marvel movie The Eternals. The three sides open giving access to six characters, the interior cockpit, weapons room, lab and more, so your child will feel like they’re in the movie.

Number of pieces: 1040

Suitable for ages: 8 and up

$ 50

LEGO Marvel Avengers Classic Captain America

If your little superhero’s favourite Avenger is Captain America, then they’ll adore this cool LEGO set. The four-inch mini action figure comes with simple instructions, so kids can confidently build and create battle scenarios. Plus, the movable arms and legs are perfect for additional imaginative role-play.

Number of pieces: 121

Suitable for ages: 7 and up

$ 49.86

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop

Inspired by Spider-Man: No Way Home, this playset is jam-packed with super cool features. Kids can play with MJ, Doctor Strange, Wong and the main guy himself—Spider-Man, in Doctor Strange’s basement. They can help save the day to defeat the giant bug monster or create fun scenarios. The slightly challenging—yet rewarding—building experience will surely have them laughing and playing all day long.

Number of pieces: 355

Suitable for ages: 7 and up

2. For the intergalactic heroes
$ 74.31

LEGO City Mars Research Shuttle

With its space research shuttle, helidrone and NASA-inspired rover, the LEGO City Mars Research Shuttle should be on every would-be astronaut’s wish list. It’s the perfect gift for young space enthusiasts and a great way for them to hone their building skills. (For more educational toys, check out our 20 favourites.)

Number of pieces: 273

Suitable for ages: 5 and up

$ 24.86

LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian & The Child

Got a young Star Wars fanatic in the house and looking for a budget-friendly toy? Check out LEGO Brickheadz The Mandalorian & The Child. Your kid can construct 3-D versions of the iconic characters and will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature blaster weapons and Baby Yoda’s adjustable ears.

Number of pieces: 295

Suitable for ages: 10 and up

$ 49.86

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Armoured Marauder

Your The Mandalorian obsessed child will surely enjoy building this Imperial Armoured Marauder. The detailed brick model and four LEGO mini figures (Greef Karga, Stormtroopers plus the Artillery Stormtrooper) will have them recreating battles and playing out their own stories in no time.

Number of pieces: 478

Suitable for ages: 8 and up

$ 43.08

LEGO City Lunar Roving Vehicle

If this playset doesn’t want to make your space fan go to Mars, we don’t know what will. The 12-wheel rover, two inspection arms and room for the three astronaut mini figures, can be built using the interactive instructions on the LEGO Building app where kids use tools and learn to digitally visualize model angles as they build. Super cool!

Number of pieces: 275

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

3. For the Disney fans
$ 49.86

LEGO Frozen II Elsa’s Jewelry Box Creation

If your little prince or princess loves watching Elsa’s adventures with Nokk in Frozen II, they’ll definitely enjoy this frosty-fun LEGO building kit. Designed to be simple enough for younger kids to construct on their own, this set is great for helping to build confidence and independence—just like our iron-willed heroine, Elsa. Bonus: The drawer has a lock function to keep jewelry and special items safe.

Number of pieces: 300

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 24.86

LEGO Disney Isabela’s Magical Door

This adorable magical playset will have your Encanto fan feel like they got their own ‘gift.’ The opening door comes with a sticker sheet so kiddos can customize the toy to make it their own. Plus, it conveniently closes like a book, so you can take it on road trips (while singing the soundtrack of course).

Number of pieces: 114

Suitable for ages: 5 and up

$ 69.86

LEGO Disney Rapunzel’s Tower

Disney fans will definitely enjoy this detailed tower, swing and The Snuggly Duckling Tavern inspired by the hit movie Tangled. Princesses and princes can stretch their creative skills by constructing the tower where Rapunzel, Flynn and Pascal the chameleon mini figures encourage their imagination and play skills. (For more fun princess inspired toys, check out our list of 60 Great Gift Ideas for Girls.)

Number of pieces: 369

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 250.25

LEGO Ideas Disney Winnie the Pooh

This Disney LEGO kit may be for older teens, but it’s a great set to build as a family. Five iconic characters—Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit and Eeyore—will definitely help bring back some childhood memories. The house opens to reveal the authentic detailed home where the whole fam can play and create their own stories.

Number of pieces: 1265

Suitable for ages: 18 and up

4. For the adventure wanderers
$ 59.94

LEGO City Ocean Exploration Submarine

Kids will want to dive right in once they see this exciting undersea LEGO kit. It includes under water essentials like a toy submarine, underwater drone and a seabed-cave setting with colourful coral. It also has four LEGO City models geared up for bottom of the ocean adventuring.

Number of pieces: 286

Suitable for ages: 5 and up

$ 141.84

LEGO Friends Nature Glamping

Popular among kids over six, each set from the LEGO Friends line features a vibrant lifestyle scene and tiny companions. This nature-themed kit, which is one of the best sets on our list, stands out with its decorative tent, campfire and hot tub. It promotes hours of pretend play where kids can bring to life their favourite characters from the LEGO Friends cartoon.

Number of pieces: 241

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 277.76

LEGO City Wildlife Rescue Operation

This multi-model Savanna toy is one of the best LEGO sets for six-year-olds (and up) on our list. It’s packed with awesome animal figures and characters to help stimulate wild-life rescue role-play. Little ones can even push a lever to activate the tree-and-rockslide, while the helicopter features a working winch and spinning rotors to help promote creative, problem-solving skills.

Number of pieces: 525

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 49.98

LEGO Ninjago Legacy Final Flight of Destiny’s Bounty

Little ones can learn building skills and let their adventure imagination soar with this set. The Starter Brick helps provide a partly constructed base to get the build going. Youngsters will enjoy the dragon toy’s wings flap when pressure is applied on its back, and you’ll appreciate how much fun they’re having.

Number of pieces: 147

Suitable for ages: 4 and up

5. For the animal lovers
$ 58.29

LEGO Jurassic World

Your child’s imagination can roam free with this kit from Jurassic World. It features Owen Grady and Dr. Wu, plus baby Ankylosaurus and Triceratops figures, where kids can care for unhatched eggs while preventing dinosaur escapes. Who knows what new dino breeds your kiddo will dream up with the brick-built egg incubator, microscope, adjustable robot arm and laptop.

Number of pieces: 164

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 17.86

LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs

With its posable joints and head, large claws plus pointed teeth, this LEGO T. rex replica will surely dominate playtime. A tiny buildable ribcage—the prey of the ferocious dino—is also included. For even more fun, kids can rebuild this three-in-one model into a Triceratops or Pterodactyl. (Check out our list of cool gift ideas for boys for more dino inspired fun.)

Number of pieces: 174

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 18.68

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Wild Lion

This awesome three-in-one set lets kids make either a posable lion, ostrich or warthog. The play options are endless, and models can be taken apart and built again. Plus, the four-inch-high toy is the perfect size to play with at home or on the go.

Number of pieces: 224

Suitable for ages: 7 and up

$ 19

LEGO Friends Baby Elephant Jungle Rescue

This adorable set features LEGO Friends Emma and Stephanie, plus a baby elephant that needs rescuing. Youngsters can care for the elephant and their delicate habitat, while also having a wild time in the purple toy truck. A great choice for kids, it’s sure to be an out-of-the park hit!

Number of pieces: 203

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

6. For the virtual gamers
$ 52.94

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course

If your child likes Super Mario, they’re sure to enjoy this interactive LEGO kit that brings the video games to life. The Mario figure even has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly that can display his reactions, plus a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the Super Mario series. Download the free LEGO Super Mario app for building instructions!

Number of pieces: 231

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 39.86

LEGO Minecraft The Ruined Portal

Based on (and made in collaboration with) the popular computer game Minecraft, this LEGO set brings characters like Steve, Skeleton, baby Sheep and baby Hoglin into the real world. With simple step-by-step instructions, it’s a quick build but the role-play opportunities are endless.

Number of pieces: 231

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 58.98

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course

Your video game loving kids will appreciate how interactive this Luigi Starter Course toy kit is. Equipped with features like a colour sensor, different seesaw and flying challenges, your child can expand, rebuild and create thier own levels! As well as let Luigi interact with Pink Yoshi to defeat Boom Boom for the ultimate experience—making this ideal for creative minds and problem solvers alike.

Number of pieces: 280

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 13.86

LEGO Minecraft The Creeper Ambush

This little Minecraft set will surely deliver big fun. Kiddos can get creative at the crafting table, care for animals and battle the Exploding Creeper with this hands-on toy. Plus, it’ll keep them occupied and off the screen for a while.

Number of pieces: 72

Suitable for ages: 7 and up

7. For the experienced creators
$ 480.34

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel

You really can’t go wrong with a classic kit from LEGO Star Wars. This one allows kids to re-enact the epic Lightsaber battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It’s one of the larger building sets on our list, but the easy-to-follow instructions mean it’s still accessible fun for those with LEGO construction experience under their belt.

Number of pieces: 775

Suitable for ages: 9 and up

$ 74.98

LEGO Architecture New York City

We’re not really sure who will enjoy this LEGO Architecture set more: adults or kids. Either way, the New York City skyline build is sure to impress and perhaps even spark a desire to visit the real city one day. It’s perfect for anyone over 11 with an interest in design, architecture and history.

Number of pieces: 598

Suitable for ages: 12 and up

$ 29.94

LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase

This oldie but a goodie is a classic set that features hundreds of brightly coloured bricks that lets little ones create houses, vehicles, animals and more. The simple instructions help them discover more creations and promotes creative building skills. Bonus: The yellow case has multiple compartments for organizing pieces to make sure they don’t get lost.

Number of pieces: 438

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

$ 24.86

LEGO Dots Cute Banana Pen Holder

This incredibly adorable pen holder is one of the best LEGO sets in our book. It’s easy to assemble and kids can make it their own by decorating it using the colourful tiles included. Not only will it help expand their creativity, but it lets them learn organizational skills. Plus, the holder looks super cute on their desk or playroom table!

Number of pieces: 438

Suitable for ages: 6 and up

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Melissa is a freelance lifestyle journalist and mama to one. She has written about everything from beauty and health to finance and food for national brands such as Best Health, CBC, Reader's Digest and Refinery 29. When she's not parked in front of her laptop, she can be found playing with her four-year-old daughter, training for a 10K or nurturing her veggie garden (a newfound passion!).

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