Building blocks and construction kits for kids are hugely popular with children of varying ages.
The most well-known make of them all, Lego has Lego building sets suitable for children as young as young as 18 months of age.
The Lego Duplo Basic Bricks are a nice size for small hands and come in bright eye catching colors, inspiring little minds to get creative.
Their Lego Ultimate Building set with over 400 pieces is ideal for older children from the age of 4 upwards and gets these young budding builders and architects using their imagination and vision as they build all manner of things!
It well known that helping your young child to develop their fine motor skills (such as developing their dexterity in their hands and fingers and enabling their eyes to work in coordination with their hands).
Related information for Lego playsets and children’s building blocks:
Lego is ideal for this as it requires good finger movement to pick up small bricks and assemble them and good use of eye movement too in order to see as you build. This aside, your children are also using their imagination and creativity as they create buildings, places, automobiles, homes and more, from these Lego building bricks.
As always, Lego has kept up with the insatiable demand for its sets and each year they come out with newer sets to fuel their demand.
There are Lego sets for virtually all of the big blockbuster movies from the past. This is why you will be able to find Harry Potter Lego sets, Star Wars Lego sets, Batman Lego sets,
Toy Story Lego sets, Pirates of the Caribbean Lego sets and more.
For the avid Lego enthusiast, the more intricate, and more expensive, larger Lego sets come with 1000s of pieces and can take hours to put together. These Lego sets, such as the Lego Creator Grand Emporium, the Lego Make & Create Cafe Corner, the Lego Creator Green Grocer, the Lego Beach House, the Lego Creator Shuttle Adventure – are just a small sampling of the beautifully created and awe-inspiring Lego sets that have become collectible items.
Veering off from the normal building block scenario, there are other ends of the Lego product spectrum too:
They have a really challenging and clever robot creation set which is called Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 which is a robot created from Lego bricks but can also be made to act on command using software to program it.
At the other end of the product line, Lego have consistently produced their yearly Lego Advent calendar and have been doing so for the past twenty years. Their offering for 2011 is the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar.