When “graduating” up into LEGO sets for 8 year olds from those geared toward lower ages, we enter into a whole new level of potential creativity. For both boys and girls, the sets available are a bit more complex – more fitting for abilities of the age in general – and are laden with both “real life” and imaginary situations, and room for young imaginations to soar.
Our top 10 LEGO sets for 8 year old kids keeps all of these things in mind so your little ‘un can up the LEGO ante. This list includes sets inspired by amusement park roller coasters, Star Wars imperial walkers, elves, the world of Minecraft, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and even the exploration base of a volcano. There is also the classic large “creative brick box” for old-school LEGO fun.
Enjoy picking and choosing from this list…and giving your child the gift of a creative play toy!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best LEGO sets for 8 year old boys and girls for the spring and summer months of 2017 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Advent calendars feature 24 compartments of 24 surprises for the 24 days leading to Christmas. This one is LEGO City themed, but all of the surprises are holiday-related, like a snowman, Christmas tree, and wreath. Mini figures include firefighters, volcano adventurers, hockey players, and of course, jolly Old Saint Nick.
The AT-ST Walker, one of the most popular Star Wars robotics from the movies, is completely buildable with poseable, moveable legs, a real-opening cockpit, and spring-loaded weapons. Comes with bearded Baze Malbus and his high-quality, heavy blaster.
Another Christmas holiday favorite – the Friends Advent Calendar is another great addition to the 2017 sets of LEGOs for eight year olds.
This advent calendar features a Friends theme with 24 holiday-related surprises, like a snowman, Christmas tree, and stockings over a beautiful fireplace. Mini dolls include LEGO Friends, Emma and Naomi in their best Christmas outfits. There are new miniature buildables that kiddos collect the pieces for throughout the week.
The Creative Brick Box, my favorite of any LEGO setup, inspires imagination and encourages creativity with over 750 colorful building bricks. There are lots-a elements too, like googly eyes, tires, wheel rims, and green baseplates. LEGO box is reusable storage.
This favorite is an Amusement Park with a Ferris wheel and buildable rollercoaster. The fun, colorful rides are push-along with enough cars and carriers for included four mini dolls: Matthew, Andrea, Emma, and Naya in their summertime ensembles.
This advent calendar features 24 doors with surprises for the 24 days before Christmas morning. There are holiday-themed Star Wars collectibles inside, like Storm Troopers topped with bows and a buildable sleigh. Lovin’ snowy Chewbacca!
The Minecraft Fortress is a fan favorite from the original video games. This one is buildable from over 950 bricks, each with a place in the Fortress. Steve, of course, makes a guest appearance as a mini figurine. Other accessories include golden armor, weapons, and a few skeletons and Creepers.
The Shadow Castle is a magical build-able with three stories that includes a dungeon, bridge, fireplace, and secret hiding place. Mini figures include Ragana, Aira, and Naida, as well as Estari the baby dragon and Jynx the villainous kitty. Lovin’ the beautiful, buildable treetop bedroom!
This LEGO City setup, for adventurers and explorers-to-be, comes with a miniature volcano that “erupts,” a few adventurous scientists, and a real-working excavator. There are plenty of fun accessories too, like a wheeled dumper, volcanic boulders, and a moveable drone.
Belle is my all-time favorite Disney princess because of her sweet, friendly nature and love of books. In this setup, Belle and The Beast make an introduction to the Enchanted Castle, where Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Chip, and Babette await. Two stories of magical fun with a ballroom and library.
This Top 10 LEGO Sets for 8 Year Old Kids page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th,