12 Best-Rated Lego Sets for Boys

Our top 3 picks

Large Creative Brick Box: Most Popular LEGO Set

LEGO-Classic-Medium-Creative-Brick-BoxIf you are looking for a Lego set to boost your kids’ creativity side, we recommend the Large Creative Brick Box. A wide range of colorful bricks, windows, eyes, tires, wheels, baseplates and other building parts offer open-ended play. They come in 35 different colors that can inspire imagination.

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Creator Dinosaur Toy: Great LEGO Gift

LEGO-Creator-Mighty-Dinosaurs

The Lego Creator Dinosaur Toy will be a great gift for your kid.  Thanks to realistic details this toy can put your offspring in the middle of the action. Colorful and flexible details will keep your child engaged for hours.

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LEGO Minecraft: Cool Toy for Boy

LEGO-Minecraft-The-Iron-GolemYour child is a fan of the popular video game Minecraft? Then, this cool toy will be a great gift for your son. This Lego set is designed for imaginative play. It allows your kid to explore mining, crafting, and creating an Iron Golem outside of the screen.

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Top-Rated Legos for Boys

Large Creative Brick Box

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

Age: 4 years and older.

This large creative brick box Lego is a classic collection that features building parts in 35 different colors. It also includes a variety of shapes, such as six windows with frames, three sets of eyes, 18 tires and wheel rims, green baseplates and other. All the bricks are stored in a handy plastic box that is great for storage.

This set can be a nice addition to any other LEGO collection.  With a wide range of colorful bricks, your kids’ possibilities are endless.

Why We Like It

Thanks to a classy design of the set, this LEGO collection is a great addition to any other previous LEGO sets. A variety of colorful bricks are designed to boost your kids’ creativity and imagination.

In other words, it will help your kid to think out of the box and built many different shapes. Vehicles, animals, flowers and even windmill – almost everything is possible with this classy LEGO collection. It is a perfect gift for 5 year old boy or girl.

Pros:

  • Bricks in 35 different colors
  • Includes a wide range of shapes
  • Is compatible with other LEGO sets
  • Boosts creativity and imagination
Cons:

  • Includes small pieces that can be lost easily

FAQ

Does it come with an instruction book? Is it possible to get a replacement in case of lose?
Yes, it comes with a manual. You can also download it from an official LEGO web site in PDF format.

How many building pieces in total come within a set?
You will find 484 building parts inside the box.

Can the boxes be stacked together?
Yes, they can be stacked in the same way as all LEGO bricks.

Creator Dinosaur Toy

LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs

Age: between age 7 and 12.

This creator animal set comes in a 3-in-1 design. It features actually realistic details that are super colorful and flexible. As it comes in 3-in-1 design, your kid will be able to build three different dinosaurs: T-REX, triceratops, and pterosaur.

T-REX model is 25 cm tall. Thanks to flexible details, its hips, ankles, hands and arms, neck and even jaw can be positioned in many different poses.

Triceratops is 11 cm tall. Some parts of the body can be also moved. The last model is a pterosaur. It measures 4 cm high, 18 cm long and 25 cm wide.

To build every single model, you have to take apart the previous figure and then build another one. It comes with three instruction manuals.

Why We Like It

This set is a great value for money. The design is super realistic, thanks to its green color that is actually vivid.  You will definitely enjoy the looking of the figure you have built. In addition to this, some of the building parts are versatile.

With this set, you get a range of great pieces and tonnes of fun. The instruction manual includes many interesting building techniques.

Pros:

  • 3-in-1 design
  • Features realistic details
  • Nice price
Cons:

  • You are able to build only one figure at once
  • Some details are too small

FAQ

How many pieces are inside the box?
This LEGO creator dinosaur set has 174 building pieces.

Is it possible to assemble a brontosaurus with this set of building bricks?
Yes, it is possible. But there is no instruction manual included in the box. The instructions are available on the LEGOs official website in a PDF format.

LEGO Minecraft

LEGO Minecraft The Iron Golem

Age: 8+.

The Lego Minecraft is one of the top-rated Legos for boys especially when you are considering the Minecraft theme. It includes 208 building pieces in total. For sure, it is enough to build Iron Golem from iron Lego blocks and a pumpkin head.

It comes with 4 well-known mini figures in the set. They are a Minecraft Alex, a Minecraft Zombie, a Baby Pig and Iron Golem. They look actually realistic and have a flexible design.

Along with them, you will get a range of accessories, such as an iron pickaxe, a wooden bow, torches, a crafting table, a furnace, and a pumpkin. This set will be a great addition to another LEGO from Minecraft collection.

Why We Like It

Minecraft fans will find this set really realistic and cool. It includes the main game figures. This Lego set is designed to boost your child imagination.

It allows your kid to explore mining, crafting, and creating an Iron Golem outside of the game. Moreover, you are able to use building part from this set with others LEGO collections.

Pros:

  • Great junior set for 8 year olds
  • Includes 4 Minecraft figures
  • Comes with a wide range of thematic accessories
  • Is compatible with other Minecraft sets
  • Not expensive
Cons:

  • Comparably small set, only 207 pieces
  • Includes small building pieces

FAQ

What is the country of manufacture?
The details are made in Mexico, China, United States, Hungary, Czech Republic and Denmark.

What is the size of the set?
It is 8 cm high, 19 cm wide and 15 cm deep.

Does the Iron Golem have a pop-up function?
Yes, it does. The secret Iron Golem pop-up function keeps children engaged for a long time.

City Fire Ladder Truck

LEGO City Fire Ladder Truck

Age: ages 5 and up.

This City Fire Ladder Truck set features 214 building pieces, an instruction manual and a small sticker sheet. It comes with 2 firefighters figures. Along with this, it includes a ladder and a pull-out fire hose. The ladder can spin full 360 degrees and also can be extended to get above the fire. The fire hose has a stud-shooter function that knocks down flames.

The two firefighters are equipped with the traditional headgear, mask, oxygen tank and the helmet. The design is actually realistic.

The range of other accessories includes a fire extinguisher, oil can, shovel, orange flames, circular saw, water studs, and ax.

Why We Like It

Thanks to the clear instruction manual, the building process is easy and straightforward. The vehicle is nicely constructed and for sure will survive child’s play time.

This Lego set is great for sparking your kids’ imagination. If you are looking to encourage your child for creative play, then you should definitely get this set.

It is a nice gift for 6 year old children who are fans of firefighters and also who are collectors of the City LEGO collection.

Pros:

  • Can be combined with other LEGO sets
  • Includes realistic details
  • Clear instruction manual
Cons:

  • Consists of many small details

FAQ

Is this set appropriate for children younger than 5 years?
Yes, it is. But it is recommended to buy this set for children older than 5 years due to the fact that it consists of many small details.

Is it possible to move the truck?
Yes, it is. The wheels are versatile.

Does it have a button for the fire siren?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a siren button, but you can build it out of bricks.

New York City Building Blocks: Good for Teen Boys

LEGO Architecture New York City 21028

Age: for 12 year olds and for older kids.

It is one of the best Lego sets for boys age 12 and older. The New York City LEGOs architecture set has a skyline format and comes with 598 building pieces appropriate to build 5 landmarks of New York City. They are the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron Building, and One World Trade Center. This Lego city set is bigger than others big Lego sets.

All the building pieces are in natural finishes and realistically represent the appearance of actual buildings. The set includes a booklet that contains information about the design, architecture and history of memorable buildings.

The size of the set is 26 cm high and 25 cm wide. It is quite huge in comparison to other LEGO sets. This LEGO set for teen boys is also compatible with all LEGO collections that are designed for creative building.

Why We Like It

Most of all, we like the stylish and realistic design. This set greatly represents the bucket-list places of New York City. It can be a nice souvenir and a perfect gift for children who love architecture.

The informative booklet is a good addition to the set. We’ve found many interesting facts about memorable landmarks of the NYC.

If you are looking for large sets, then this Lego city is a good option to consider for your 15 year old child.

Pros:

  • Detailed and realistic design
  • Informative booklet
  • Big size
  • Compatible with other LEGO constructions
  • Great present and souvenir for children age 14 and up
Cons:

  • Consists of many small details

FAQ

Does the set include a baseplate?
Yes, it does. But you should build it by yourself.

Does it come with extra building pieces in case you lose some?
It comes with an extra olive-green statuette of Liberty.

What is the shipping weight of the set?
The Shipping weight is around 2 lbs.

Space Shuttle Big Building Kit

LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer

Age: for 7 year old boys.

This set will admire all children who love an adventure and creative building. It comes in a 3-in-1 design. So that your child can rebuild the basic model into a Moon Station with a detailed interior, control panel and robotic arm, or a Space Rover with open cockpit and drilling arm.

It also features an astronaut mini figure with a space exploration pack that can be easily removed. All the hatches and doors can be opened.

Space Shuttle Explorer is over 9 cm high, 26 cm long and 19 cm wide. Moon Station measures over 6 cm high, 18 cm wide and 11cm deep. And the last model Space Rover is 6 cm high, 13 cm long and 8 cm wide.

This set is compatible with other LEGO collections.

Why We Like It

The 3-in-1 design is definitely the best feature of this set. With 3 builds in 1, your kid will never get tired of playing with this set.  It offers endless possibilities for your young adventurer. This set boosts kids’ logic thinking, creativity and imagination.

Its realistic design helps explain to children about space traveling and astronauts.

Pros:

  • 3-in-1 design
  • Good Lego gift for boys
  • Compatible with other LEGO sets
  • Well-written guidelines
Cons:

  • Consists of small building parts

FAQ

Does it come with a storage box?
Yes, it comes with a storage box for all building pieces.

Is it appropriate for 10 year old boy diagnosed with autism?
Yes, it is. It comes with a clear instruction manual and is simple to build. The design of this set will help the child become interested in playing and prolong the time of concentration.

City ATV Race Team: Best LEGO Game

LEGO City ATV Race Team

Age: for ages 5-12.

This LEGO game is one of the most popular Lego sets for boys. It features 239 building pieces. It comes with two colorful ATV rider minifigures. Along with it, this junior set features a pickup truck that includes pickup bed with room for an ATV, trailer hitch and a ramp.

It also comes with trailer with space up front for an extra wheel and ramp. For more realistic playtime, it includes few accessory elements, such as a wrench, fuel barrel and a spare tire.

With this set, your five year old child will be able to race, to load up the ATVs on the truck and trailer, and also to detach the trailer from the pickup truck and unload the ATVs.

The pickup truck is 7 cm high, 15 cm long and 6 cm wide. The trailer is 3 cm high, 14 cm long and 6 cm wide. The two ATVs mini figures measure over 3 cm high, 5 cm long and 4 cm wide each of them.

Why We Like It

This Lego set is a great tool for boosting kids’ spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. In addition to this, it greatly encourages your offspring to play creatively and use imagination.

Pros:

  • Ensures realistic playtime
  • Includes well-written instructions
  • Boosts problem-solving skills
Cons:

  • It is not recommended for children younger than 5 years old
  • Includes many small bricks

FAQ

Is it suitable for 4 year old boy?
It is not recommended for kids younger than 5 years old due to the presence of small building parts. But, you as a parent can always assist your kid in building up this set.

Does it come with a storage box?
Yes, it does.

Star Wars – Darth Vader Transformation

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation

Age: between 7 and 12 years old.

If your child is a big fan of Star Wars, then this new Lego set will be a great gift for any occasion.

With this Star Wars collection, you receive 282 building pieces. Thanks to them, your child will be able to build the Emperor’s medical bay and recreate Anakin’s change into Darth Vader with the turning table and helmet applicator. It features two some details that can be moved.

This set includes Emperor Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. This set is thoroughly designed and represents all the main figures of Star Wars movie in a realistic manner.

This LEGO Star Wars building set is compatible with all LEGO collections for creative building. This set nicely depicts the part of the famous scene from Episode III Revenge of the Sith, where the Lower Anakin sits on the table, twists the handle and raises evil Darth Vader.

As all LEGO sets, this one also comes with a detailed instruction manual.

Why We Like It

Such a versatility of building parts gives a good feeling of the real scene recreation from the movie. The appearance of mini figures captures the essence of the film.

This is just great how much detailed is the design of this playset. It is an amazing gift for Star Wars movie fans.

Pros:

  • Detailed realistic design
  • A great gift for Star Wars fans
  • Compatibility with other LEGO building sets
  • Boosts creativity and imagination
  • Affordable
Cons:

  • Consists of many small details

FAQ

What are the dimensions of the set?
10.3 x 7.5 x 2.4 inches.

Would it be suitable for 11 year old boy?
Yes, it definitely will be.

LEGO DUPLO Truck & Excavator: Nice for Toddler Boys

LEGO DUPLO Town Truck & Tracked Excavator

Age: for 1-4 year olds.

It is one of the best high-quality Lego games for toddler boys. Even being one of the smallest Lego kits, this collection would definitely engage your child into the long play time.

The design is really simple. The set consists of only 26 building pieces. The size of all brick is big enough. There is no need to be scared that your child can swallow the building piece.

It features a truck, a tracked excavator, and a cabin. The truck has a tipping function, while the tracked excavator features moving tracks.

The cabin is rotatable and has a big shovel on a posable arm. The set also includes some extra bricks for scooping. The set comes with 2 Lego workers with safety helmets.

Why We Like It

These two vehicles are simple to build. Thanks to its simple design, this set is the best gift for 2 year old boys. We also love the quality of LEGO DUPLO bricks. They are specially designed to be safe for little hands.

This set is designed to encourage role-play and moreover to improve early building skills of your kid. In addition to this, it boosts childs’ creativity and imagination. Such developmental toys are a great investment in the children’s buildup.

Pros:

  • Safe for toddlers
  • Improves early building skills, creativity and imagination
  • Can be combined with other LEGO sets
Cons:

  • Lacks a balance when the moving track is up

FAQ

What is the size of the truck?
The truck is 12 cm high, 19 cm long and 7 cm wide.

Does it contain BPA, Phthalates, or PVC?
No, it is BPA, Phthalates and PVC free.

Disney Mickey Mouse: Small Clubhouse for Little Boys

LEGO DUPLO l Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey & Minnie Birthday Parade

Age: for 2 year old toddlers and older.

The Lego Duplo Disney Mickey Mouse set is specially designed to provide fun for little boys.

The set consists of 24 building pieces and includes decorated number bricks from 1 to 5. This is a great way to teach your kid to recognize numbers, learn their age and even to teach your kid to count from 1 to 5.

The set is really colorful and eye-catching. Children would definitely enjoy playing with such colorful bricks.

It also features a train and a birthday cake that can be build up. It includes 2 mini figures: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. A range of accessories consists of balloons, a candle and 3 gift-decorated bricks.

Why We Like It

This is a great educational preschool toy. Decorated number bricks from 1 to 5 are designed to help the child learn basic concepts of Math.

Playing with this sets influences kids motor skills development and also improves shapes and colors recognition.

Its child-friendly design is specially made for safety o little kids hands. Parents can be sure that with this set their children won’t hurt themselves.

This Disney Mickey Mouse set is compatible with other sets from LEGO Duplo collection.

Pros:

  • Child-friendly design
  • Helps to learn basic concepts of Math
  • Consists of big building parts
  • Compatible with all LEGO Duplo sets
Cons:

  • Is relatively smaller than other small sets from LEGO Duplo collection

FAQ

Are the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse figures buildable?
They are solid figures. You won’t be able to detach legs and upper body.

Are the images on the building parts stickers?
No, they are printed on the bricks.

Juniors Batman vs. Mr. Freeze

LEGO Juniors Batman vs. Mr Freeze

Age: for ages 4-7.

This set represents a battle of Batman and Mr. Freeze. This is an amazing opportunity to become a part of the Batman action world. Thoroughly designed details depict the real looking appearance of main characters.

The set consists of 63 building pieces and is appropriate for ages between 5 and 7. With this building kit, your child would be able to build floating Batboat featuring a cockpit that can be opened.

Along with it, the set includes bat disk shooter, ice speeder, versatile ice jail with a crystal element, and freeze gun. It comes with a clearly written instruction manual for easy build up.

Why We Like It

This set is easy to build thanks to its simple design with big building pieces. There is no doubt that your child will quickly build up the set.

As almost all Lego collections, this set helps to improve kids’ creativity and imagination. It also boosts logic thinking and reasoning. With this toy, your child will learn what is a role play.

Pros:

  • Consists of big building parts
  • Detailed realistic design
  • Boosts creativity, imagination and logic thinking
Cons:

  • Some building parts are too small

FAQ

Does it come with a storage box?
Yes, it does.

Is this set appropriate for children younger than 4?
Unfortunately, no. Because this collection consists of the range of small details.

Will the boat from the set float in the water?
Yes, it will. Your child can play with it in the bathroom.

City Race Car

LEGO City Race Car

Age: for ages 5-12.

The City Race Car is a part of Lego Great Vehicles range collection. It consists of 100 building pieces in total. The set includes a mini figure of a race car driver.

Its design is so realistic, the driver even features a racing helmet and a big winners trophy. The car features an adjustable spoiler that helps to keep the car on the track and racing wheels with an eye catchy realistic design.

Race Car measures 4 cm high, 12 cm long and 6 cm wide, while the trophy is around 2 cm high. Thanks to clearly written instruction, it takes less than 1 hour to build the car and start to play.

Why We Like It

The design of this set is just fantastic. We love the realistic looking of racing wheels and car driver. Some extra details, such as trophy makes this set even more realistic.

The instruction manual is super clear. Your child will for sure be able to build up the car without your help.

It is also great that this set is a part of big Lego Great Vehicles collection. Are you looking for good Lego gifts for your kid? The toy from the Great Vehicles collection will be always a nice idea for a 9 year old boy.

Pros:

  • Detailed realistic design
  • It takes less than 1 hour to build
  • Compatible with other sets from Great Vehicles collection
  • Comes with extra building parts in case you lose some
  • Cheap
Cons:

  • Consists of small pieces

FAQ

Is it possible to open the door?
Unfortunately, the doors don’t open.

Do the wheels move?
Yes, they do.

Would it be suitable for 13 year old children?
If your child enjoys racing, then this set will be for sure suitable for your kid.

Benefits of Kids Playing with Legos Toys

Playing with Legos toys has a lot of benefits for children’s development. With cool Lego toys your kid is able to improve a wide range of cognitive skills, such as spatial reasoning, critical thinking, language skills and problem-solving skills.

Lego toys help children to understand the basic concepts of Math and Physics.  The majority of Lego sets are designed in accordance to rules of weight, balance and even fractions.

As such, by playing with this kind of developmental and educational toys, children will catch all the important scientific concepts. Nowadays, developmental psychologists strongly recommend to encourage children to play with Legos toys every day.

Lego sets improve kids’ psychomotor and problem-solving skills. Playing with such toys greatly boosts creativity and imagination.

The development of early cognitive skills is really important for the future success of your offspring. Thanks to Lego toys, the kids’ buildup is possible from the early childhood.

These toys are safe for 1 year old children.  Keep in mind, that Legos toys are also really useful for teenagers and for individual under 20 or even under 30.