LEGO: The Ultimate Guide for Every Age Range
22 November 2023

Need the perfect set but feel like a stuck brick? Here are our top picks to help you decide.

LEGO is adored by kids and adults of all ages, proving the enduring popularity of toys which are all about unleashing creativity and imagination. Yet, while millions (billions?) of kids and adults alike are partial to a bit of building, with the number of LEGO sets available running into the hundreds, it can be tough to work out which to get.

To help you find the perfect bricks for young, older, and bigger kids, here’s our ultimate guide to LEGO for all ages, from toddlers to adults.

Lego for 1 to 2-year-olds

While regular LEGO is a bit fiddly for toddlers and not to mention a potential choking hazard, LEGO’s DUPLO range has lots of sets to get kids hooked on creative play. Here are some of our top picks:

  • DUPLO Bath Time Fun: Animal Train - Make bathtimes even more exciting with these fun floating DUPLO animals!
  • DUPLO Steam Train Set - Lots of youngsters are into trains, so why not make their passion all the more creative with a build-your-own train set?
  • DUPLO My First Organic Garden Bricks Box - Minibeasts, fruits, plants, and other ecosystem-themed blocks make up this educational set; perfect for teaching kids about the outdoors when it’s raining outside.

Lego for 3 to 4-year-olds

Dialling up the complexity a touch, there are all sorts of sets perfect for 3 to 4-year-olds, spanning animals, hobbies and much more:

  • LEGO Horse Training Set - If you have a budding equestrian to buy for that wants to continue their love for horses away from the stables, this is the set for you.
  • DUPLO Fire Station & Helicopter Play Set - Bring the excitement of speeding fire engines and swooping helicopters with this DUPLO set that’s geared for developmental play.
  • DUPLO Wild Animals of the World - The animal world is enchanting for young kids, and with this massive set they can take a safari across all 7 continents!

Lego for 5 to 6-year-olds

By now, kids are ready to explore LEGO bricks of all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the great sets in our range to kick off their new favourite way to play.

  • LEGO Creator 3in1 Fantasy Forest Creatures Set - Let your kids create their own fairytales with this fun owl and hedgehog set that’s great for passing the time during train or car journeys.
  • LEGO City Lunar Space Station Model Set - Space is awe-inspiring for kids, and with five astronauts, labs, a docking capsule and more, there’s loads here to pique future astronauts’ interests!
  • LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box Set - Packed with a whopping 790 pieces of LEGO plus loads of model ideas, this set has everything kids need to get imaginative!
Lego for 7 to 8-year-olds

Getting a little more technical, these picks span standalone models, top franchise tie-ins and humongous brick sets that are perfect for rainy afternoons and school holidays.

  • LEGO Creator 3in1 Might Dinosaurs Model Set - Got a youngster that jumps for joy over the Jurassic? This set-come-action-figure is a great shout.
  • LEGO Star Wars Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter - If your 8 or 9-year-old has been recently introduced to the world of Star Wars, chances are they’ll love this iconic X-Wing set!
  • LEGO Classic Bricks and Functions Building Set - While making static models is great fun with LEGO, for older kids it can be great to introduce functional bricks which employ the power of gears - the key to a whole new range of creations.
Lego for 9-year-olds and above

The following sets let older kids head on all kinds of exciting adventures while offering plenty of replayability:

  • LEGO Minecraft The Skeleton Dungeon - Pretty much every kid is into Minecraft these days. Tempt them away from screen time with this spooktacular dungeon!
  • LEGO Creator 3in1 Pirate Ship Building Set - This arr-some set can take the form of a pirate ship, skull island, or hidden pirate inn, giving kids loads to get stuck into.
  • LEGO NINJAGO Ninja Dojo Temple Spinjitzu Set - Let your wannabe kung fu masters play out all sorts of exciting duels and battles with this exciting set.

Lego for 18-year-olds and above

There are all sorts of LEGO sets made for bigger kids, spanning architecture, dioramas, classic franchises and more. Here are some of our top picks:

  • LEGO Orchid Plant and Flowers Set - Embrace the mindful benefits of LEGO building with this delightfully zen set that’s perfect if you’re a poor plant parent!
  • LEGO Technic Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter - Part of the more complex Technic range, this set doesn’t just include the iconic ‘copter, but a motor which brings rotors, landing gear and more to life!
  • LEGO Architecture The White House Building Set - Fan of the West Wing? Enjoy Neoclassical architecture? Simply a fan of the States? This interesting LEGO set makes the iconic building look brilliant in miniature.

There’s lots of LEGO for kids big and small to enjoy at Fenwick. View our LEGO range in store, or browse online and find the perfect LEGO set.