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Check out the best new Lego sets of 2016 that your children will love building.
With more than 200 new Lego sets unveiled earlier this year, there are so many great new Lego sets coming out in 2016. We had a looked at all of them and have compiled a list of the very best Lego sets of 2016. These are the sets good enough to make it to the top of your children’s birthday or Christmas wish list.
In 2016, there is a wide range of Lego sets featuring different themes. This year Lego has announced a couple of new lines including Lego Star Wars The Free Maker Adventures, Lego Angry Birds, and Lego Nexo Knights. Of course, Lego hasn’t ignored the classics like Lego City, Friends, and Ninjago.
Check out the best new Legos that your children are going to love, but you are probably going to sneak one for yourself. Don’t worry, just say it is for the kids.
Best Lego Star Wars Sets Of 2016
Lego Star Wars was the first Lego theme that Lego ever created. Lego has been making Star Wars sets forever, but these last couple months have been epic with the Force Awakens. They just announced a brand new animated series called The Freemaker Adventures, airing on Disney XD. From a large scale X Wing Fighter to a massive AT TE, these Star Wars Lego sets will get any Lego Star Wars fan excited.
Based on the upcoming Disney Star Wars animated series, The Freemaker Adventures, here is the Lego Star Wars Scavenger. The series takes place between the Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. It’s about scavengers who go around the galaxy collecting parts to build cool spaceships like this 658 piece spaceship.
We love the new color scheme of this XWing Fighter based on the Force Awakens movie. The best part? It’s one of the best values per piece. It’s filled with cool features. The wings open up and fire spring loaded missiles so the Tie fighters have no chance. Plus, this set comes with the BB-8 minifigure.
With 903 pieces, 6 minifigs, and 10 spinning wheels, the Clone Turbo Tank has a lot of cool details, moving parts, and even a few Technic pieces. The tank is equipped with a ton of weaponry including shooters on the front and back. It even has numerous compartments that open to store supplies and vehicles.
With 972 pieces, you get a huge beautiful, intricately designed tank with a lot of play features. Star Wars fans will be happy to build one of the coolest vehicles from Star Wars Rebels TV show. There are ton of mechanisms both inside and outside of the tank including a canon turret.
Best Lego City Sets Of 2016
The Lego City line is all about classic play. It’s got heroes like firemen, policemen, and just everyday city people. The new sets will come at the back end of the year in August.
The new City line will feature a sub theme with volcano explorers, where children can go on adventures outside the city. Expect extreme landscapes like mountains and volcanoes along with beefier vehicles with a strong helping of lime green. There are 5 sets that make up this subset, which range in price.
Also new is a lineup centered on the Lego City Airport.
Who isn’t fascinated with bubbling volcanoes? With this set, kids get to build a cool volcano. Pull the lever and watch out as Lego pieces burst out of the Lego volcano. It’s up to our Lego figures to keep the city safe.
With 694 pieces, kids get to build an airport terminal complete with a huge passenger airplane that looks just like a real one. The Lego people are going to love traveling in this VIP jet. It’s even got little minifigures that put gasoline in the plane. Put your luggage on the cargo belt, this Lego set is ready to take some flight.
Fun In the Park features all new minfigures, including a pet dog, minifig baby, and kid in a wheel chair. With this pack you get a wide range of cool minifigures to add to your Lego City collection.
Lego City Advent Calendar is always popular around Christmas. It’s Lego’s take on the traditional Advent Calendar. Children get to count down the days to Christmas, unveiling a new building element or minifigure each day.
Best Lego Minecraft Sets Of 2016
Lego revealed its latest Minecraft sets for 2016 based on the popular sandbox video game. Minecraft is one of the best selling Lego lines. The new sets are sure to excite fans of the video game and Legos. The sets allow kids to bring the fun of Minecraft into the real world. We will be getting 4 sets in March and the largest set in September of 2016.
The Fortress is the largest new Minecraft set in 2016. It brings a lot of cool characters from the Minecraft game into the physical world including the horse.
With 706 pieces, kids get to create one of the most famous biomes in the Minecraft world- the jungle. Alex and Steve can climb to the top of the tree house while avoiding the Creeper and Skeleton. They might meet a couple of animals along the way. The coolest part? It’s got a little elevator on the waterfall.
Featuring an exclusive Iron Golem and a baby pig, this is a great Lego Minecraft battle pack. After building this 208 piece set, Alex is going to have to battle the Zombie and Iron Golem on the grassy field.
With 559 pieces, the End Portal featuring an exclusive dark blue cave spider. Steve will have to make his way past the 2 Enderman to make it to the end portal. There is even a cool library area.
Best Lego Ninjago Sets Of 2016
Who doesn’t love Ninjas? Ninjago is back in 2016 with a brand new storyline and 16 new sets. The sets will be launched between March and August. What the heck are sky pirates doing in Ninjago? You will have to watch the TV show on Cartoon Network to find out. The storyline sets the background for the theatrical release in 2017. The Ninjas will go on new ninja stories with these great Lego sets.
With 1093 pieces, the Ultra Stealth Rider is a thing of beauty. The coolest part is that it can actually split into 4 vehicles. Each of the ninjas can then take out the enemies using stealth.
This buggy not only looks super rad, it’s the only set that includes the mysterious Purple Ninja.
This huge dragon has plenty of articulation that makes him come alive. We love the beautiful shimmery gold fabric wings that fold up when you move them up and down.
How cool is this mech? It looks like it’s straight out of Titanfall with a huge stick for taking out the two skeletons. He’s even got a missile launcher on his arm. The Lego figures are going to love stomping around in this thing. The cockpit area seats a minifigure inside.
The Lighthouse Siege opens up with tons of play features inside.
Best Angry Birds Lego Sets Of 2016
Besed on the new Angry Birds movie, Angry Birds is a brand new Lego theme for 2016 that feature the famous flinging Angry Birds. With six sets in the line, the construction sets allow kids to bring their favorite characters from the game into the real world. Just like the game, the sets are colorful and vibrant. Unique to this line, the characters are not minifigs, they are designed after the funny characters in the game.
The pigs are on board a cool pirate ship. Can the Angry Birds sink their ship? With 620 pieces, kids get to build this cool pirate ship with a fish net on one side and a catapult on the other. We love how the sails are constructed out of real fabric. The best part? When you push the ship forward and backward it actually rows.
King Pens Castle is the best set in the line. It is a super cool castle with 5 funny figures including red pig, chef pig, foreman pig, and king pig. There is even a mighty eagle that loves to overlook the castle. Of course it comes with one Angry Bird just waiting to catapult over the castle walls and take the piggies out.
Best Marvel And DC Lego Sets Of 2016
With a brand new Captain America and Spiderman movie, we are get new sets in the Marvel line that bring our favorite comic characters to life. In the DC Comics line we are getting 3 new sets around the Batman V. Super. New to both of these lines are collectible vehicles known as Mighty Micros, which lets kids build and play with miniature versions of their favorite super heroes.
This could be the coolest Lego Marvel set of 2016. What could be cooler than Spider Man on a bridge? This one has Lego mini figures of Aunty May, Scarlet Spider, Spider-Girl, Green Goblin, Scorpian, and Kraven the Hunter. The build is so cool and allows for so many cool play features. Spider Man can web sling off the rails and around the bridge, saving a taxi cab from falling off the bridge while twarting off baddies.
With 306 pieces, kids get to build the Batmobile from the new Batman VS. Superman movie. With 3 minifigs, this set comes with a comic book. The Batmobile is super cool with a cockpit that opens for our hero. The coolest part? It comes with a forklift with a spring loaded exploding function. Boom!
With 287 pieces, this set lets kids create the scene in the movie of the new Captain America movie. The Winter Solidier hops on his cool little bike and here comes the Black Panther in a jet chasing him down. This set manages to capture the thrill of the scene. Plus Captain America looks suave without his helmet on.
With 807 pieces and a ton of minifigures, this set lets kids create another amazing scene in the Captain America movie. In this action packed set with tons of play features, Captain America and his team take on the Iron Man as they clash on the tarmac.
Based on the new movie, Superman and armored Batman clash in this 92 piece set. We love this set because it includes both characters but is so inexpensive so it great for all superhero fans. This set is epic.
Mighty Micros are new collectibles that include a superhero minifigure and a villain along with their vehicles, like this one that includes Batman and Cat Woman.
Best Lego Nexo Knights Sets Of 2016
All of the buzz is around Lego newest line Lego Nexo Knights which combines future tech and dark magic. This is all about a medieval kingdom set in a futurist world. With a video game like component, characters can even unlock different skills in the virtual world using a digital app. With 28 sets and a TV series on Cartoon network, this might be the next big thing in Legos.
With 1186 pieces, kids get to build this gushing lava lair with vehicles, monsters, traps, moving parts, and obstacles. What is there not to like? The coolest part? You can drop one of the lava monsters into spinning monster mouth. We need this now.
This might look like an ordinary tank but it has got so many hidden features. You actually release the tower on the back to defend against enemies. Even cooler there is a hidden catapult in the tank to launch a surprise attack.
Best Lego Friends Sets Of 2016
Could Lego Friends get any more fun? Lego Friends is a line of Legos with tons of accessories and character based play. There are 23 new sets that focus on camping, birthdays, and the amusement park. In 2016, our five Friends are headed to the fairgrounds and there are number of rides and attractions you can add to your amusement park.
How would you like to build a fully functioning roller coaster out of Legos? While it is not powered, this rollercoaster is super impressive and tons of fun. When one of the minifigures hops into the front seat a light goes on. Drive the roller coaster to the top of the ramp and watch it come roaring down. If that’s not enough, the Friends can then drop out of the sky with the free fall tower or ride the super neat Ferris wheel.
It’s time to go camping with the Lego Friends. After kids build this 726 Lego set, they can have so much of fun playing with their Lego Friends on the tire swing, slide, ladder, and wobbling bridge. When it gets dark in Lego world, kids can open up the set and play indoors.
What better way to celebrate a Birthday than with this 119 piece Lego set. Put the party decorations up and blow out the Lego cake.
Around Christmas, Lego Friends Advent Calendar is very popular. It’s a Lego spin on the Advent Calendars. As children wait Christmas day, they uncover a new surprise Lego Friends minifigure or building activity.
Best Lego Elves Sets Of 2016
With ten new sets in the Lego Elves line, Lego Elves takes fantasy to new heights in 2016. Here come the dragons!
Holy heck is this dragon beautiful! With 833 pieces, this is our favorite new Lego Elves set this year. With translucent wings, vibrant colors, and a fantastic design there is so much of imaginative play here.
While it only has 212 pieces, this is a great way for kids to get in on the fun of the dragons. While this is a simpler build, it is just as fun.
Building the market place is cool but building a green flying dragon is even cooler.
Who said purple dragons don’t exist? With 585 pieces, kids get to build this beautiful purple dragon along with a dragon sanctuary.
Best Lego Disney Princess Sets Of 2016
Using slightly larger minifigs, this line of Legos is all about Disney Princesses featuring classic characters like Cinderella and newer princesses like Elsa.
With a new movie coming out next year, this 374 piece castle that includes Mrs. Pott, Cup, Cogsworth, Lumiere and the Beast is timely. With tons of playability, it is perfect for Beauty and the Beast fans.
Based on Frozen Fever, this 477 piece castle is perfect for little Frozen fans. Since its Anna’s Birthday, the castle is decorated with festive balloons. There’s is even a birthday cake for Anna. It comes with minifig version of all our pals with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and the Snowgies all dressed in their Frozen outfits. The coolest part? It has a slide that our friends can slide down over and over.