Everything Is Still Awesome! The Best LEGO Sets for 2017

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by

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For our family, it wouldn’t be Christmas without new LEGO sets. My boys NEVER leave off adding one of the best LEGO sets for kids from their Christmas wish list. And every Christmas morning, since my boys were old enough to play with LEGOs there have been LEGO sets underneath the Christmas tree. Say what you will about stepping on LEGOs, there’s nothing like putting together LEGOs for a family time activity or to keep the kids busy while mom and dad get some rest.

 

best LEGO sets for kids, tweens, and teens

The Best LEGO Sets for Kids

Below we will feature the best LEGO sets for kids, tweens, and teens. For information on having a LEGO set for teens, tweens, and gifts featured here please contact jenniferauer@jerseyfamilyfun.com.

 

The Best LEGO Advent Calendar Sets

LEGO CITY Advent Calendar

Open a door of this super-fun advent calendar each day in December to discover a LEGO® Star Wars themed minifigure, starship, vehicle or other collectible. There’s even a foldout playmat featuring images from Jakku, Starkiller Base and deep space for epic Star Wars encounters. This holiday gift is perfect for rebels, Sith Lords, Scavengers and any other life form, and includes 7 minifigures and a BB-8 figure.

  • Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO® Star Wars themed gifts.
  • Features 7 minifigures plus a fun holiday-themed figure.
  • Vehicles include The Ghost, The Phantom, Stormtrooper transport, Rey’s speeder, Millennium Falcon, Snowspeeder, Krennic’s Shuttle, Y-wing, TIE Striker, Hovertank, AT-ST, blaster cannon, snow blower and a sled with boosters!
  • Weapons include 3 blaster pistols and 2 blasters.
  • Accessory elements include a wrench and a crowbar.
  • Also includes a foldout playmat with Jakku, Starkiller Base and deep space play scenes.
  • Collect all the gifts and play out your own epic LEGO® Star Wars adventures.

Use this link to buy the LEGO CITY Advent Calendar set on Amazon.LEGO CITY Advent Calendar

 

Lego Friends – Advent Calendar 2017

Lego Friends – Advent Calendar 2017

Use this link to buy the Lego Friends – Advent Calendar 2017 set on Amazon.

 

The Best LEGO Star Wars Sets

Take a look at our picks for the best Star Wars LEGO sets.

 

LEGO Star Wars Star Scavenger
LEGO Star Wars StarScavenger: Build the Freemakers’ starship and join them as they scour the galaxy for space junk.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Star Wars StarScavenger set on Amazon.

LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII First Order Heavy Scout Walker
LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII First Order Heavy Scout Walker: This kit includes 4 mini figures: General Hux, a First Order Gunner, Resistance Trooper and a First Order Flame trooper, and 2 blaster pistols, a blaster and the Flametrooper’s flamethrower. There is a 2-mini figure cockpit with opening top hatch, elevating spring-loaded shooters at the side, missile storage clips, elevating front-mounted guns, hidden wheels and ‘crawling’ legs.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII First Order Heavy Scout Walker set on Amazon.

 

LEGO Star Wars Stocking Stuffers

LEGO Star Wars First Order Speeder Battle Pack

I’m loving that this LEGO Star Wars set comes with 4 figures (3 Stormtroopers and 1 First Order Officer) and a vehicle to transport them in. You can never have too many LEGO figures.

Expand your LEGO® Star Wars forces with the First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack, featuring space for 2 minifigures, front and rear stud shooters, and detachable stud blasters, batons and new-for-June-2017 shield elements for the First Order Stormtroopers. This set includes 4 minifigures.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: 2 First Order Stormtroopers, a First Order Flametrooper and a First Order Officer.
  • Features space for 2 minifigures, front and rear stud shooters, and detachable stud blasters, batons and new-for-June-2017 Stormtrooper shield elements.
  • Engage the enemy and fire the stud shooters!
  • Detach the batons and shields and get the troopers ready for battle.
  • Weapons include 2 batons, 3 stud blasters and a flamethrower.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Star Wars First Order Speeder Battle Pack set on Amazon.

LEGO Star Wars First Order Speeder Battle Pack Best Lego Sets for 2017

 

The Best LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Sets

We are sharing our picks for the best LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes sets.

 

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack

Drive and crawl with Batman’s all-terrain vehicle and reclaim the Mother Box from the evil Parademons, in this exciting LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack set. The Knightcrawler features 4 posable limbs, each with 2-wheel tracks, plus dual 6-stud rapid shooters and an opening cockpit for Batman™. Includes 4 minifigures with weapons—including Batman’s Batarang, The Flash’s 2 Power Blasts and the Parademons’ handheld stud shooters—to ramp up the role-play battle action.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: Batman™, The Flash™ and 2 Parademons.
  • Knightcrawler features an opening minifigure cockpit with translucent-red windshield, dual 6-stud rapid shooters, 4 posable limbs, each with 2-wheel tracks for drive or crawl modes.
  • Also includes the Mother Box.
  • Weapons include Batman’s gun and Batarang, The Flash’s 2 Power Blasts and the Parademons’ handheld stud shooters.
  • Accessory elements include The Flash’s new-for-August-2017 helmet and the Parademons’ foil wings.

Use this link to buy the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack set on Amazon.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack Best Lego sets for 2017

 

LEGO Super Heroes Flying Fox: Batmobile Airlift Attack
LEGO Super Heroes Flying Fox: Batmobile Airlift Attack The Flying Fox features a dual mini figure cockpit with lift-off canopy, translucent-red windshield, 2 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, ramp to drive the Batmobile inside, and 2 rear boosters. It comes with 6 mini figures: Cyborg, Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and 2 Parademons, plus a Steppenwolf big figure. The Batmobile features an opening cockpit, 3 stud shooters and adjustable front and rear wings.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Super Heroes Flying Fox: Batmobile Airlift Attack set on Amazon.

 

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Stocking Stuffers

LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Killer Moth

LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Killer Moth: This kit comes with Batman Mighty Micros batcopter features rotating blades, mini figure cockpit and the Batman logo and has two minifigures with mini legs: Batman and killer Moth.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Killer Moth set on Amazon.

 

The Best LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Sets

Take a look at our picks for the best LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets.

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor vs Hulk Arena Clash

Role-play an arena duel between Thor and Hulk and then team up with these two old friends to topple Grandmaster. This awesome LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash set features an arena with a sliding gate, secret weapons rack, 2 toppling pillars, smash-function wall and an opening prison cell. Use Thor’s super jumper to knock Grandmaster off his throne and Loki off his seat. Includes 4 minifigures plus a Hulk big figure with assorted weapons and accessories to intensify the action play.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: Thor, Loki, Grandmaster and a Sakaarian Guard, plus a Hulk big figure.
  • The arena features a sliding gate, interchangeable wall sections, opening wall section with secret weapons rack plus spear, axe and sword, opening prison cell, 2 topple-function pillars with translucent floodlight-style elements, smash-function wall, plus a throne for Grandmaster and seat for Loki—each with knock-over function.
  • Weapons include Thor’s 2 swords, the guard’s staff and Hulk’s axe and hammer.
  • Accessory elements include Thor’s new-for-June 2017 helmet, super jumper and sword holder.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor vs Hulk Arena Clash set on Amazon.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor vs Hulk Arena Clash

 

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Stocking Stuffers

LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros: Iron Man Vs. Thanos

LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros: Iron Man Vs. Thanos: This kit includes Iron Man and Thanos minifigures with mini legs. Thanos’ Mighty Micros car features five movable fingers and five Infinity gem elements, iron Man’s Mighty Micros car features dual rear rocket thrusters.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros: Iron Man Vs. Thanos set on Amazon.

 

The Best LEGO Friends Sets

For LEGO Friends fans and collectors we think these are some of the best LEGO sets.

LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ice Rink

Take to the ice with the LEGO® Friends Snow Resort Ice Rink, featuring an outdoor rink with opening doors, hockey goals and a seating area. Give a performance on the revolving stage at the skating lodge, hire hockey and skating equipment and buy yourself a treat at the pretzel shop. There’s even a tree where a friendly bunny lives. Includes 2 mini-doll figures.

  • Build your own Snow Resort Ice Rink, complete with opening doors and removable hockey goals, skating lodge with revolving stage area, pretzel shop and equipment rental area!
  • Includes Stephanie and Nate mini-dolls in ice skating outfits, plus a Moka the bunny figure
  • LEGO Friends brick building toys are compatible with all other LEGO construction sets for creative building.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ice Rink set on Amazon.

LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ice Rink

 

LEGO Friends Heartlake Hospital
LEGO Friends Heartlake Hospital: Featuring Olivia, Henry, and Dr. Patel mini-doll figures, plus a newborn baby Ola figure, have fun building the LEGO Friends Heartlake Hospital, featuring a waiting room with sliding doors and a reception desk, an emergency entrance, an x-ray suite, and more! This kit also includes a buildable ambulance and helicopter, nursery with rocking crib and bathroom, examination room with bed, helipad, anatomy skeleton, and lots of accessories.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Friends Heartlake Hospital set on Amazon.

 

LEGO Friends Stocking Stuffers

LEGO Friends Puppy Pampering
LEGO Friends Puppy Pampering: This kit features a Lara the dog figure, a vanity with mirror and fan, doggy stool and a bubble bath with accessory elements like a brush, perfume bottle, shampoo bottle, dog bowl and a bone.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Friends Puppy Pampering set on Amazon.

 

The Best LEGO Ninjago Sets

Enjoy our suggestions for the best LEGO sets for Ninjago fans.

 

LEGO Ninjago Movie Garmadon’s Volcano Lair

LEGO Ninjago Movie Garmadon’s Volcano Lair: Garmadon’s Volcano Lair features an entrance shaped like Garmadon’s face, Garmadon’s throne room, computer lab, construction zone, drone launchpad, orange lava elements and blue water-style. Adon’s throne room features a big seat, teapot and pot elements, fish tank with 2 fish elements and a weapon rack with arrow and sai weapons. This kit includes 5 minifigures: Garmadon, Zane, General #1, Steve and Four Eyes, plus a shark figure.

Use this link to buy the LEGO Ninjago Movie Garmadon’s Volcano Lair set on Amazon.

 

LEGO NINJAGO The Lighthouse Siege
LEGO NINJAGO The Lighthouse Siege: The lighthouse includes entrance steps with trap function, a hidden basement lab and a prison, a collapsing floor, hidden spring-loaded shooter, a pipe for minifigures to slide down to attack or escape, plus a glowing light brick at the top of the tower. Included in this kit is Nya’s 2 golden swords, Jay’s Golden Scythe, Nadakhan’s Djinn Blade, Battle Flintlocke’s 2 guns, Battle Clancee’s fang broom and the sky pirates’ stud shooter.

Use this link to buy the LEGO NINJAGO The Lighthouse Siege set on Amazon.

 

LEGO Ninjago Stocking Stuffers

LEGO Ninjago Movie Spinjitzu Training

LEGO Ninjago Movie Spinjitzu Training: This kit features 2 minifigures: Kai and Zane, a dojo wall with a scroll and 2 detachable staffs, weapon rack with 2 katanas, Garmadon combat dummy and a combat training station

Use this link to buy the LEGO Ninjago Movie Spinjitzu Training set on Amazon.

 

The Best LEGO City Sets

Create cities, towns, worlds and more with the best LEGO sets that are part of the LEGO City line.

LEGO City Airport VIP Service
LEGO City Airport VIP Service: This kit lets kids build the ultimate luxury airport experience, featuring a private plane with accessible interior, limousine and ice cream! Included is a businesswoman, pilot, limousine driver and an airport service worker.

Use this link to buy the LEGO City Airport VIP Service set on Amazon.

 

LEGO City Police Mobile Command Center
LEGO City Police Mobile Command Center: This kit builds a truck that opens into a police mobile command center, with a detachable cab, jail cell, monitoring room, and satellite dish. It includes male and female police officers and male and female crook minifigures, plus police dog figure and accessories

Use this link to buy the LEGO City Police Mobile Command Center set on Amazon.

 

 

LEGO City Stocking Stuffers

LEGO City Great Vehicles Race Plane

LEGO City Great Vehicles Race Plane: This kit lets builders spin the propeller and take off. It features a spinning propeller, landing gear and an opening cockpit that fits the pilot minifigure.

Use this link to buy the LEGO City Great Vehicles Race Plane set on Amazon.

 

If you liked our picks in this guide, please be sure to visit our other gift guides for this holiday season. 

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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