This episode Jeff and James make their Christmas wishlist, helping you find a LEGO gem for that special someone (possibly yourself).
VIDEO Best Animal Sets
LEGO Ideas Birds
Beautiful realistic brick-built birds.
Robin from Europe
Blue Jay from North America
Hummingbird from South America
Includes presentation stands showing their scientific names.
LEGO Creator Forest Animals
Brick-built articulated monkey and toucan, with alt. Builds of a Teddy Bear and a Squirrel.
LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base
If you like your animals cute and happy, this is the set for you. You get:
Baby Panda, Iguana, chimpanzee, and parrot to rescue.
Tree-fort lookout tower, medical tent, and even an outhouse!
LEGO Elves Aira’s Pegasus Sleigh
IF you think the LEGO friends animals are “too realistic” then you need to get this set.
2 pegasi: Starshine and Rufus
Miku the baby dragon
A cool flying sleigh that looks like a fun build.
LEGO City Arctic Base Camp
Add some cold weather animals to your LEGO zoo.
1 Polar Bear!
Also get a fair amount of tank treads, and so much beautiful orange LEGO.
LEGO Ultra Agents Ocean HQ
If you had to fight evil super villains as an elite “Ultra Agent” this is the boat you would use:
Futuristic black and translucent blue colour scheme? Check
Lots of hidden guns to back up the always visible guns? Check.
Your clandestine organizations logo emblazoned all over your secrete warship? Check
See through computer screens galore? Check
OKAY, let’s go fight evil (as long as they are on the water).
LEGO City 4×4 with Powerboat
Sometimes you just want to take LEGO into the bathtub with you. This is the set to do it with! It really floats!
More lovely orange too.
LEGO City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel
Technically two boats in this set as you get:
Deep Sea Vessel and a Shipwreck.
Almost made the animal list, but I don’t find sharks, a swordfish and an octopus to be cute and cuddly.
LEGO Ninjago Final Flight of Destiny’s Bounty
This ship is gorgeous, even if I have cheated a little by including it, as it really is an airship, and not a boat, but I don’t care, it looks so nice.
It’s big, it’s red, it’s ninja-y. I have 0 Ninjago sets, but I want this one (and another to be named later)
You also get a bunch of ninjas and ninja ghosts (20% cooler then regular ninjas) as well as a brick-built dragon!
LEGO Pirates The Brick Bounty
To make a list of LEGO Boats and not include a pirate ship is unthinkable, thankfully LEGO revived the pirate line again this year, and gave us this great interpretation of a classic pirate ship.
The choice of what pirate ship to put on this list was a toss-up between this one and the LEGO Movie’s
MetalBeard’s Sea Cow – and while MetalBeard’s ship is a lot of fun. It’s cartoonish dimensions loose out to the classic lines of the Brick Bounty. Best Building
LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office
Looks great – nice pop of colour
I love the story of the baking outlaw being the love interest of the detective tasked with finding the source of the illegal treats.
Looks as good on the inside as out.
LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu
Beautiful Asian inspired architecture.
Great use of colour.
Those printed windows look so good.
LEGO Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart
The details make this set.
Frozen Jasper to donuts to the secret garden on top.
LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Mansion
Somehow manages to look cartoony and spooky at the same time.
The run-down greenhouse adds a lot of flavour to the building.
The crooked pillars of the entryway set the tone for the rest of the building.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Attack on Avengers Tower
The only completely enclosed building made for the Super Heroes line.
Easy to add floors to make it more impressive in height by buying multiple copies. (plus then you get more Iron Legion)
Lots of blue trans windows allows you to see the minifigs on the inside while on display.
Best set under $20
LEGO Movie Batman & Super Angry Kitty Attack
Batman, a skeleton, brick-built Super Angry Kitty and a fun Micro-manager build.
LEGO Mixels Weldos
Any Mixel makes a great gift, fun to build and play with. Getting all 3 allows the recipient to build combine all three into the mega mixel.
I like the Weldos because Wuzzo has a chainsaw for a face. I feel like Tim Burton should do a movie based on Wuzzo about how hard it is to find love when your face is a power tool.
LEGO Creative Supplement Bright
300pc for $20 is always a good way to go.
Great mix of bricks from the more colourful end of LEGO’s palette.
Great way to shut someone up who says, “LEGO was way better when I was a kid, now it’s all about following instructions…”
LEGO Racing Bike Transporter
LEGO City has a lot of sets in the under $20 price point, and really, you can’t go wrong with any of them, but I chose this one for a couple of reasons.
3 times the swoshability – two racing bikes and a truck!
It comes with a trophy, and who doesn’t like to be given a trophy?
LEGO Pirates Treasure Island
Get your own private island for less than $20? Excellent. Sure you have to fight off pirates with a cannon and a crocodile, but don’t worry, you get a little gun to do it.
Another set that shows how much personality and play a great LEGO designer can pack into a small set.
LEGO Creator Expert Ferris Wheel
a ride operator, ice cream vendor, 4 children and 4 adults
$199.99 = $19.99 per minifig.
LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu
13 minifigs (if you include the Sensei Yang statue – which is made from grey minifig parts)
Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole, Nya, Wu, Misako, Dareth, Postman, Jesper and Claire.
$199.99 = $15.38 per minifig.
LEGO City City Square
a tram driver, helicopter pilot, coffee bar saleswoman, pizza deliveryman, car saleswoman, mechanic, tow truck driver, hotdog salesman, 2 LEGO® sales personnel, a girl, and a boy. 2 LEGO “Statues” in the LEGO store – minifig Classic knight and Spaceman.
$189.99 = $13.57 per minifig.
LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid Troop Carrier
A Gungan Warrior minifigure with a weapon, plus 2 Pilot Battle Droids and 12 Battle Droid figures with weapons
$39.99 = $2.67
LEGO Pirates Chess Set
10 Pirates and 10 Blue coats.
$59.99 = $3 per minifig.
Did we miss your favourite of the year? Let us know in the comments, or let Jeff know on twitter,