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LEGO Gift Ideas: The Ultimate Guide with Over 70 Cool Items!

Updated for Christmas 2018!

Putting together  LEGO Gift Ideas: The Ultimate Guide was a total joy. I am a huge fan of LEGO, and my son has built with LEGO since he was very young (yes, younger than the recommended 3-years-old.)

We have a great collection of LEGO bricks and accessories and I’m sure you do too.

Do we NEED more LEGO? Do you?  YES!

We still add to it when we find something we think is awesome and you should too. I really cannot think of a better toy for kids to be into.

Today I rounded up my all-time-favorite LEGO gifts just for you. This list includes what we consider to be essentials such as LEGO bricks, LEGO books, and LEGO plates, as well as the really cool stuff that kids (and AFOLs) are going to love.

Enjoy having a look. There are a lot of great choices here. Oh, and for more LEGO fun see our big LEGO page.

Here we go . . .

THE best gift guide for LEGO lovers. The Ultimate LEGO Gift Guide has everything from essentials to books, t-shirts, sets, bricks, plates, DVDs, games, educational LEGO ideas, and much more. Click the picture to see everything in this guide and pick the PERFECT LEGO GIFT for your LEGO fan.

This post may contain affiliate links which means we may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. All opinions are our own and we share things we think would be of interest to boys.

The Ultimate LEGO Gift Guide


LEGO Bricks and Elements

These are the “building bricks” (sorry! – couldn’t resist) of a good LEGO collection.  Do Not Skimp On Bricks!

The more bricks you provide, the more awesome creations they can make. They are first in this LEGO gift guide for a reason.

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696Classic Medium Creative Brick Box LEGO Classic Creative Bright SupplementClassic Creative Bright SupplementLEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698Classic Large Creative Brick Box LEGO Education Wheels Set 4598357 (286 Pieces)Wheels Set (286 Pieces)Brick City: Global Icons to Make from LEGO (Brick...Lego)Brick City: Global Icons to MakeLEGO Education Doors, Windows & Roof Tiles Set 4587438 (278 Pieces)Doors, Windows&Roof Tiles 278 pcs

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LEGO Plates

I could go into a long explanation about why these are so important, and how my son’s building skills increased when we got them, but just let me say, you need them.

I know it seems like an odd choice for a gift list. After all, it is just a big plate, but I can tell you my son was thrilled when he opened his! Do yourself a favor and get the LEGO brand baseplates!

LEGO Classic Sand BaseplateClassic Sand BaseplateLEGO Classic Green Baseplate SupplementClassic Green Baseplate LEGO Classic Gray Baseplate 10701Classic Large Gray BaseplateLEGO Education Small Building Plates Set 4646267 (22 Pieces)Small Building Plates (22 Pieces)LEGO Education Large Building Plates 4570274 (4 Pieces)Building Plates Set (4 Pieces)LEGO Blue Building Plate (10Classic Blue Building Plate

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LEGO Books

For a long time we didn’t have many LEGO books. We would get some older books from the library now and then and mess around trying to build a few things but we actually didn’t own any of the building books. Then, I bought a few as a gift for my son and he became even more involved with building LEGO. We were both learning a lot from reading the books and I have since added a lot of great books to our library.

Here are a few favorites.  Be sure to check out our LEGO book lists as well for more ideas.
The Art of LEGO Design: Creative Ways to Build Amazing ModelsThe Art of LEGO Design: Creative Ways to Build Amazing Models

This is my favorite LEGO book so far.

The Art of LEGO Design: Creative Ways to Build Amazing Models is the best book I have seen in a long time.

It has a lot of information in it on building techniques and is filled with inspiration and ideas.

It is excellent. Highly Recommended for older builders or young enthusiasts!

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LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to LifeLEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to LifeThe Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your ImaginationThe Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your ImaginationLEGO Awesome IdeasLEGO Awesome Ideas: What Will You Build?

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LEGO DVDs

You can’t have a good list of LEGO gift ideas without a few DVDs. They are a lot of fun!

Brickumentary [Blu-ray]Brickumentary [Blu-ray]Brickumentary [Blu-ray]The Adventures of Clutch PowersThe Adventures of Clutch PowersThe Adventures of Clutch PowersStar Wars: The New Yoda ChroniclesStar Wars: The New Yoda ChroniclesStar Wars: The New Yoda ChroniclesThe LEGO Ninjago MovieThe LEGO Ninjago MovieThe LEGO Ninjago MovieJurassic World The Secret ExhibitJurassic World The Secret ExhibitJurassic World The Secret ExhibitLego Batman Movie, The:SE (2017)Lego Batman Movie, The:SE (2017)Lego Batman Movie, The:SE (2017)


LEGO Video Games

We have some of the LEGO games and I have to say that they are really well done.

Click through the links below and look in the list for your video game platform and click that.

Here are hot picks as well as favorites we still love.There are so many consoles that I am sharing this link to make it easy for you to get to all of the choices.

  • See ALL the LEGO Video Game choices!.
  • We like the new Harry Potter Collection, DC Super-Villians, The Incredibles, and LEGO Batman & LEGO Star Wars The Complete Saga are always good too.

LEGO DC Super-Villains - PlayStation 4LEGO DC Super-Villains – PlayStation 4LEGO DC Super-Villains - PlayStation 4LEGO Disney Pixar's The Incredibles - PS4LEGO Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles – PS4LEGO Disney Pixar's The Incredibles - PS4LEGO: Harry Potter Collection - Xbox One [Digital Code]LEGO: Harry Potter Collection – Xbox One [Digital Code]LEGO: Harry Potter Collection - Xbox One [Digital Code]LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 - Xbox OneLEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 – Xbox OneLEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 - Xbox OneLEGO City Undercover - Nintendo SwitchLEGO City Undercover – Nintendo SwitchLEGO City Undercover - Nintendo SwitchThe Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame - Xbox OneThe Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame – Xbox OneThe Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame - Xbox One


Fun LEGO Learning Gifts


Top LEGO Sets

Choosing just the right LEGO set for your boy can make his love of LEGO soar.  Some people have a problem with sets but I don’t. They have wonderful pieces in them and I do not believe they inhibit creativity one bit.

Click the link to see the set collection and choose the best one for your boy.  Here are our top picks:

Oh! First let me say that depending on the time of year you are reading this, you may wish to pop over to our LEGO Christmas sets post which has all of the Christmas sets available right now.

LEGO City Mountain

  • I am really liking the LEGO City Mountain sets. They have great pieces and the story telling potential is super high with them.

Dirt Road Pursuit (297 Piece)Dirt Road Pursuit (297 Piece)Dirt Road Pursuit (297 Piece)Mountain Arrest (303 Piece)Mountain Arrest (303 Piece)Mountain Arrest (303 Piece)Mountain Police HQ (663 Piece)Mountain Police HQ (663 Piece)Mountain Police HQ (663 Piece)

LEGO Technic

  • If you have a boy who really likes vehicles try a few LEGO Technic sets.  There are a lot of really good ones to choose from and they even have a super neat power pack that goes with some of the sets.

First Responder (513 Pieces)First Responder (513 Pieces)First Responder (513 Pieces)Hovercraft (1020 Pieces)Hovercraft (1020 Pieces)Hovercraft (1020 Pieces)Mack Anthem (2595 Pieces)Mack Anthem (2595 Pieces)Mack Anthem (2595 Pieces)

LEGO Creator

  • In the LEGO Creator line I think they would really like the new Drone Explorer, Outback Adventures and Rocket Rally Car.

Drone Explorer (109 Pieces)Drone Explorer (109 Pieces)Drone Explorer (109 Pieces)Outback Adventures (225 Pieces)Outback Adventures (225 Pieces)Outback Adventures (225 Pieces)Rocket Rally Car (241 Pieces)Rocket Rally Car (241 Pieces)Rocket Rally Car (241 Pieces)

LEGO Brickheadz

  • These new Brickheadz dual packs are pretty darn neat. There are a lot of new sets available in other series as well so be sure to check them all out.

Harry Potter & HedwigHarry Potter & HedwigHarry Potter & HedwigLuke Skywalker & YodaLuke Skywalker & YodaLuke Skywalker & YodaPeter Venkman & SlimerPeter Venkman & SlimerPeter Venkman & Slimer

LEGO Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts

Newt's Case (694 Pieces)Newt’s Case (694 Pieces)Newt's Case (694 Pieces)Hogwarts Great Hall (878 Pieces)Hogwarts Great Hall (878 Pieces)Hogwarts Great Hall (878 Pieces)Grindelwald's Escape (132 Pieces)Grindelwald’s Escape (132 Pieces)Grindelwald's Escape (132 Pieces)

LEGO Minecraft

The Polar Igloo (278 Piece)The Polar Igloo (278 Piece)The Polar Igloo (278 Piece)The Nether Portal (470 Piece)The Nether Portal (470 Piece)The Nether Portal (470 Piece)The Farm Cottage (549 Piece)The Farm Cottage (549 Piece)The Farm Cottage (549 Piece)


LEGO Gift Ideas

LEGO isn’t only about bricks and books, as you know.  Here are some super fun LEGO gifts for your huge fan!

  • What a great way to wake up in the morning! Pick a favorite theme and make the mornings all about LEGO. LEGO Clocks We love the Batman clock.

LEGO Kids' 9005701 DC Super Heroes Superman Mini-Figure Light Up Alarm ClockSuperman Mini-Fig Light Alarm ClockLEGO Kids' 9002151 Blue Brick Light Up Alarm ClockBlue Brick Light Up Alarm ClockLEGO Kids' 9003080 Star Wars Yoda Mini-Figure Light Up Alarm Clock (7 Inches Tall)Yoda Mini-Figure Light Alarm Clock

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  • Or perhaps a watch would be a better choice. There are watches for many of the themes and these make super stocking stuffers. LEGO watch

LEGO 9007705 Unisex 4 Corner Stud Black Adult Watch with Interchangeable Bands and Bezels Black Adult Watch with Interchangeable Bands and BezelsLEGO Kids' 9005732 Watch with Classic Minifigure Link Kids’ Watch with Classic Minifigure LinkLEGO Kids' 9002908 Star Wars Darth Vader Watch with Link Bracelet and MinifigureStar Wars Darth Vader Watch with Link Bracelet and Minifigure

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LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 Key LightLEGO Star Wars R2-D2 Key LightLEGO Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite LED Lite - Key ChainHan Solo in Carbonite LED LiteLEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Key LightStar Wars Darth Vader Key Light

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  • For some handy storage ideas try these. I think they are a great way to gather up your bricks.

LEGO Cinch Bucket,BlueLEGO Cinch Bucket,BlueLEGO 4-Piece Organizer Tote, Black, One SizeLEGO 4-Piece Organizer ToteLEGO Big Toy BucketLEGO Big Toy Bucket

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LEGO T-shirts

Lego Men's Blue Print T-Shirt, Black, LargeLego Men’s Blue Print T-ShirtHere is a really creative idea!

Buy a LEGO t-shirt to wrap up their gift.

Simply slip the gift into the t-shirt and fold the edges in. Then tie with a ribbon. They will love it.

The t-shirt pictured is a skematic of a brick. (Love this one!) There is a wide variety of shirts to choose from. Click the link or the picture with the shirt to see them all.  See LEGO Men’s sizes here and Boy’s sizes here.

Four Colored BricksFour Colored BricksFour Colored BricksNinjago T-ShirtNinjago T-ShirtNinjago T-ShirtBatman CollageBatman CollageBatman CollageLego BatmanLego BatmanLego BatmanEat, Sleep, BuildEat, Sleep, BuildEat, Sleep, BuildImperial Storm TroopersImperial Storm TroopersImperial Storm Troopers

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the Ultimate LEGO Gift Guide! If you like this LEGO gift guide please use the links within the article to check out the gift ideas. I hope you find the perfect gift for your LEGO fan!

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Try our LEGO Stocking Stuffers post too!

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Holly

Thursday 17th of November 2016

We have had Lego's around the house for awhile but, my son(8) is just now really getting into Lego's. I have been looking for a Lego gift guide for weeks and just seen this in my email. Thank you so much for this. It's kinda overwhelming,though. I can't decide which is best?

Sheila Rogers

Thursday 17th of November 2016

Hi Holly!

Thanks for reading the email and coming over to look at the guide. It is a bit overwhelming - I wanted to be thorough. When you stick Ultimate on a list you have to do your best to make it Ultimate, right? :) You could always get one essential item that he doesn't have yet and then pick one fun thing he might enjoy. Best of luck. If you need any help you can contact me and I will do my best to help you narrow things down.

April

Wednesday 9th of December 2015

Seasoned LEGO veteran mom here... you hit the nail on the head! Great tips!

Sheila Rogers

Friday 11th of December 2015

Thanks April, I'm so glad to hear you think so.

Julie

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

We love lego too! Love those Coffee Mugs!!

Sheila Rogers

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

Thanks Julie, The mugs have been a pretty popular item!

Beth

Saturday 21st of November 2015

What a cool guide! After reading this, there is no confusion on which leggos to get!

Sheila Rogers

Saturday 21st of November 2015

Thanks Beth. I appreciate the comment. I'm so glad it is easy to find what you need.

LEILANI

Friday 20th of November 2015

My husband's first Christmas gift to me was a big tub of Legos. We played all morning. We don't have kids but are still kids. Haha #learntoblog

Sheila Rogers

Friday 20th of November 2015

Oh my gosh Leilani - that is an awesome story. So glad to meet other adults that realize the importance of play and enjoy LEGO!