Top LEGO Sets of 2012

Top LEGO Sets of 2012

LEGO has been creating their colorful plastic bricks to entertain kids and adults alike since 1949. Today the sets by LEGO fly off the shelves as one of the best selling toys for kids, as well as adults. Signature sets feature a variety of settings from popular movies like Star Wars to imaginative scenes depicting the real world. Give one of the season’s most desirable toys by presenting a LEGO set to a loved one. Here are a list of the best LEGO sets 2012 to give you a good starting place for your holiday shopping.

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter – 9493

Theme: LEGO Star Wars

Recommended age: 8 – 14 years

Luke Skywalker pilots the infamous X-wing starfighter with Jek Porkins on backup while R2-D2 and R5-D8 act as wing men in this classic LEGO set. In addition the 4 mini figures operating the included X-wing starfighter, constructed LEGO style, you’ll also receive a lightsaber, weapon and 2 proton torpedoes for arranging reenactments of the Rebel Alliance in pursuit of the first Death Star. Measuring more than 12 inches long, the X-wing starfighter features a cockpit that opens and retractable landing gear.

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LEGO Friends Olivia’s House – 3315

Theme: LEGO Friends

Recommended age: 6 – 12 years

One of the best LEGO sets 2012 is Olivia’s House, a two-level 4 room pad that also features a rooftop patio, barbecue pit and garden area. Spend hours positioning the included mini doll figures of Olivia and her parents Peter and Anna once you set up your LEGO house with the dozens of included accessories. Arrange the living space with the sofa chair, TV, coffee table and couch, while you place the toilet, shower and sink in the bathroom. Set up the kitchen using the table, chairs, oven and refrigerator featuring an opening door. Outside, Olivia’s family can grow flowers and vegetables or hang out on the rooftop patio at the breakfast table.

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LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 – 8547

Theme: LEGO Mindstorms

Recommended age: 10 – 18 years

Take the traditional LEGO set to the next level with the Mindstorms NXT 2.0 featuring a 32 bit microprocessor and impressive matrix display. Construct four different robots that become functional once you set up the easy-to-use software, which is compatible with either Mac or PC computer systems. The set includes four sensors including an innovative color sensor as well as 2 touch and an ultrasonic sensor. Challenge your building skills by taking the 16 included programming challenges for an entertaining and educational experience.

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LEGO City Police Forest Station – 4440

Theme: LEGO City

Recommended age: 6 – 12 years

As one of the best LEGO sets 2012, this police station set lets you recreate your favorite crime scenes. Whether you are interested in depicting a high speed chase on an ATV or you want to show cops stopping a bear from mauling them, you can do it all with this LEGO collection. Featuring a 12 inch wide police forest station, you also receive 5 mini-figures including a helicopter pilot, bear, 2 robbers and 2 forest themed policemen. Dozens of accessories including walkie-talkies, gold bars, a beehive and a pair of binoculars add excitement and detail.

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LEGO Super Heroes The Batcave – 6860

Theme: LEGO Super Heroes

Recommended age: 7 – 14 years

Recreate terrific scenes from some of the greatest superheros of all time with the Batcave LEGO set. One of the best LEGO sets 2012, this kit features 5 premium mini figures including Batman and Robin, along with Bruce Wayne, Bane and Poison Ivy. Check out the Batcave, which measures nearly 2 feet tall and comes equipped with a functioning elevator. Recreate a realistic superhero mission with the speeding Batcycle and its dual flick missiles. Give Bane’s drill tank a whirl with its spinning drill, while you equip Batman and Robin with handcuffs and weapons for capturing Poison Ivy and Bane.

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LEGO Duplo Legoville Deluxe Train Set – 5609

Theme: LEGO Duplo

Recommended age: 2 – 6 years

Choo choo! Get out of the way of the incoming Duplo Legoville Train, a motorized train that features two wagons. The set also includes 30 tracks that can be re-positioned in several routes. Discover a crane that really loads items on the conveyor belt among the 116 pieces of this LEGO set. Add the 3 Duplo figures for endless train rides and adventures across Legoville. Duplo style LEGO bricks are ideal for encouraging the development of fine and gross motor skills in toddlers. Plus, the playtime possibilities with this motorized train is unlimited thanks to the colorful pieces, realistic sounds and moving parts.

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LEGO Creator Apple Tree House – 5891

Theme: LEGO Creator

Recommended age: 7 – 12 years

You decide how you want to construct this 3 in 1 LEGO Apple Tree House thanks to the innovative design and 539 pieces. Notice how detailed this tree house is as it features tons of accessories including a lawnmower, water tap, basketball hoop and TV antenna. Lift the classic blue tiled roof to reveal skylight access to the interior of the home. Build a three level high townhouse or construct a single story A-framed cottage. Instructions for building three different styles of homes come in this highly elaborate LEGO set.

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LEGO Technic Rescue Helicopter – 8068

Theme: LEGO Technic

Recommended age: 9 – 16 years

Combine the joy of flying objects with the signature form of LEGO bricks as you construct a medical helicopter. A truly extraordinary design, this set features 408 pieces so you can build a movable helicopter with spinning rotors and retractable landing gear. Don’t forget the side doors that really open and the functioning winch! Construct a rescue helicopter that measures more than 16 inches long with this LEGO set that is considered to be one of the best LEGO sets 2012.

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LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty – 9446

Theme: LEGO Ninjago

Recommended age: 8 – 14 years

Climb on board of Destiny’s Bounty, a massive flying ship that lets the Ninjago warriors travel efficiently to capture the shrine. This LEGO set also comes with 6 minifigures that bring Destiny’s Bounty to life including Lord Garmadon, Skales and Slithraa of the Hypnobrai clan. Battle the Hypnobrai with Sensei Wu, Kendo Jay and Kendo Zane as everyone struggles to seize the golden Hypnobrai staff. The ship, which is more than 16 inches long, can shoot the included 4 cannonballs while the ninjas can hide their 16 different weapons in the weaponry racks. Once you arrive at the golden shrine, don’t forget to lower your working anchor so Destiny’s Bounty stays put.

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