The 10 Best Lego Classic Sets

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Building blocks have been a staple of toy stores for years, and it's easy to see why. They offer children an educational way to express their creativity, and they're just as much fun to play with alone as in a group. The construction possibilities are truly endless with any of the selected Lego Classic sets featured on this list. Here, you'll find basic kits in addition to themed collections. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Large Brick

2. Learning Toy

3. Mission to Mars

Editor's Notes

November 22, 2020:

Most Lego collections get great reviews, which can make it a little difficult to decide which one is right for you. If you're looking for a good value, a general rule of thumb is to look at the price per piece: simply divide the total cost of the set by the number of parts that it has.

For this update, we've added a kit that scores very high when it comes to the price per piece, the Builder 10717, which includes 1,500 parts. The Basic 11002 replaces the Creative Bright; both are good sets with around 300 pieces, but the latter has nothing special to warrant its substantially higher price. The Builder Kit has also been removed because it is no longer available.

Another newcomer is the Duplo First, which encourages younger tots to stretch their imaginations, and we've also added a listing to the Special Honors section for budding enthusiasts of the brand.

Finally, we've updated the information on several items, including the Creative 900, the Medium Creative, and the Mission to Mars. The Large Brick moves to the top of our list for its all-around variety, good value, and enthusiastic reviews.

October 25, 2019:

Lego bricks have been popular with families since the day they were introduced, and it's easy to see why. They help children develop spatial skills through construction and allow them to realize their artistic visions. There is no limit to the things you can create with these simple building blocks — they really never get old. If you're looking for a way to help your child learn and play all in one activity, consider one of these sets. For even more fun, pick up a specialized Lego table to go with your growing collection of blocks.

New additions to the list include the World Fun and Mission to Mars. The Mission to Mars was chosen for its popular theme and incredibly large number of pieces. The World Fun, on the other hand, was picked out because of the unique structures that can be built with the included blocks. Both the Green Kit and Bricks and Gears have been removed from the list, the former because of its comparatively small piece variety, and the latter because of its lack of accessory pieces.

Special Honors

Lego Exclusives At the brand's own website (as well as brick-and-mortar stores), you'll always find several new collections that aren't available anywhere else - at least for a while. If you want to be the first to have the newest kits, this is a good place to look.

4. World Fun

5. Medium Creative

6. Builder 10717

7. Basic 11002

8. Duplo First

9. Creative Suitcase

10. Creative 900

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