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LEGO Christmas Shopping for Small Sets & Gifts

There is a lot of focus on the largest and most impressive LEGO sets leading up to Christmas, however, there are also many small sets that would make perfect holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Today, we will take a look at some of the smallest and least expensive LEGO sets and other LEGO products you might consider this holiday season.

CHRISTMAS-THEMED LEGO SETS: LEGO releases a number of Christmas-themed sets each year. This includes small Christmas tree decorations and stocking stuffers (keychains, small gift items, etc.) in the $5-$10 range, LEGO Advent Calendars with fun little builds for each day counting down to Christmas, and one new addition per year for the LEGO Winter Village collection. Unfortunately, some of them are already out of stock, but others are still available at either local LEGO stores, LEGO retailers, or the LEGO seasonal items section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO DOTS SETS & BRACELETS: LEGO DOTS was introduced at the beginning of last year and are popular with both kids and adults. The larger sets are great for those who like art and craft projects, for building mosaics, and for decorating other LEGO projects with cute shapes and pretty colors. All the home-decor type sets (pencil holder, desk organizer, picture frame, jewelry box, jewelry stand, etc.) and customizable bracelets are interactive, fun, and inexpensive. A new addition this year is the LEGO DOTS Bag Tags. They feature a special cube base with studs, a nice selection of small decorative tiles (many with unique prints!), and a unique tile separator key (to easily remove and replace the tiles). All of these sets make nice gifts for any age group, and are also perfect for family activities. It’s also worth noting that they aren’t just for girls. From my experience, boys like them too! You can find them at the LEGO DOTS section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO FRIENDS PLAY CUBES: Another fun, colorful and inexpensive collection is the LEGO Friends Play Cubes. The cubes feature a LEGO Friends mini-doll, cute accessories, and adorable animals in rare colors. The cubes themselves can be used to store the characters and accessories, or other favorite LEGO items. You can find them at the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO DISNEY STORYBOOK ADVENTURES: This is another collection that was introduced last year and is still going strong. Each of the sets is shaped like a book, with a buildable scene inside and some adorable micro mini-dolls. They are $20 each and are available at the LEGO Disney section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO XTRA ACCESSORY PACKS: The sets in this theme are most suitable for boosting an already existing LEGO collection. As the name implies, it features add-ons with extra accessories that LEGO fans would find useful. Most of the sets are small and inexpensive and you can purchase multiplies of them to use as stocking stuffers. They are available at the LEGO Xtra section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGS & MINIFIG PACKS: Minifigures are always popular and appreciated as gifts and stocking stuffers. The Collectible Minifig packets are $5 each and come with one minifigure and various accessories. These are usually available at all LEGO retailers and official LEGO stores. There are also larger minifig packs that come with four characters and a small model and a bunch of accessories for $13-$15 each. They are available at the LEGO Minifigures section of the Online LEGO Shop.

SMALL LEGO CITY & LEGO CREATOR SETS: Some of the small LEGO City and LEGO Creator sets also make suitable gifts. Small LEGO City sets usually come with a small vehicle and a couple of minifigs, and LEGO Creator sets come with alternate building instructions for 2-3 different models. They can be found at the LEGO City and LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS: LEGO Speed Champions is a fantastic collection for car fans with minifig-scale versions of real vehicles (mostly racecars.) Sets with individual cars (and a driver) are $20 each, and there are also larger sets with more vehicles and various add-ons. You can find them at the LEGO Speed Champions section of the Online LEGO Shop.

SMALL LEGO STAR WARS SETS: There are several small sets for LEGO Star Wars fans. The LEGO Star Wars micro-fighter series and the LEGO Star Wars Battle Packs are great for both play and display and cost $10-$30 each. They are available at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO KEYCHAINS: We briefly mentioned keychains under the Christmas-themed sets, but there are key chains for practically every LEGO theme. Most of them feature cute minifigs, mini dolls, or LEGO bricks with a securely attached key ring. They make great little gifts for any LEGO fan and are available at the LEGO keychains section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO STORAGE & DISPLAY: Another popular gift item that’s always appreciated by LEGO fans is various storage and display solutions. The LEGO storage bricks and drawers now come in many different colors, sizes, and configurations. They are available at various retailers and at the LEGO storage section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO-THEMED CLOTHING: Something else you might consider during the holiday is LEGO-branded clothing. LEGO teamed up with Levi’s and Adidas to make -t-shirts, hoodies, and other fun clothing items for both adults and children. And most of them are currently off by 20-40%! They are available at Adidas and Levi stores and the LEGO Clothing section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO BOOKS: Books are also very popular with LEGO fans. Some of them are educational books on LEGO’s history, some are picture books featuring various LEGO themes, and some are books with instructions for custom LEGO projects. We talked about many of these in the past (see the LEGO Books & Magazines section). Although some of them are available at the Online LEGO Shop, the largest selection is found via Amazon: LEGO BOOKS ON AMAZON

If you’re planning to purchase LEGO sets and other related products for the LEGO fans in your life, keep in mind that there is no such thing as a bad LEGO gift. Even if you end up getting them something they already have, or it’s not something from their favorite theme, they can still use the parts for their own creations.

What do you think? How do you like the small LEGO sets we discussed today? Are you planning to get any of them yourself or as gifts for others? Do you recommend any other small sets we didn’t mention? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Okosh November 27, 2021, 3:47 PM

    Thanks for this. The good thing about small sets is that they are the only ones available now. lol.

    • Pepper November 27, 2021, 7:17 PM

      I learned last year to wait patiently for the bigger sets and not to try to get them right before Christmas. It’s not worth the hassle. I’m sure they will still be around next year. In the meantime, I’m treating myself to some Monkie Kid sets. I kinda like them.

      • Håkan November 28, 2021, 12:26 PM

        If you buy the sets after Christmas, you can save them until the next season…

  • k.k. November 27, 2021, 7:31 PM

    Is there a place I can still buy the advent calendars? Or did I completely miss out?

  • redbeard November 28, 2021, 5:19 PM

    Hey, I wasn’t aware of that adidas and nike stuff. Cool! And they are on sale? I might pick up a couple of tshirts. 😀

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