Have you got a creative kid? Do they love to build towers out of random objects around the house or play strategic building video games? We’ve compiled a list of the greatest building toys around, for kids as young as one all the way through to teenagers.
1. Mega Bloks First Builders Build N Learn Bag Assortment – $12.00
Accellarate fine motor skills and build castles with the Mega Bloks First Builders Build N Learn Bag assortment. These brightly-coloured and numbered blocks make for endless building possibilities, and when playtime is over, simply pack it all away into the environmentally-friendly bag they come in. Recommended for ages 1-5.
Can you complete these animal puzzles? The LEGO DUPLO My First Fun Puzzles include mini-puzzles of various animals in three pieces. Your child will learn to sort the blocks into colours and assemble the animal (or, they might come up with wacky animal creations of their own). Recommended for ages 1 1/2 and up.
Your child can build big adventures wherever they go with the foldable and easily portable Mega Bloks Sesame Street Elmo’s Build and Learn Table. Featuring a number of different blocks, including Elmo and a car track with buildable car, it’s hours of fun for your little one. Recommended for ages 1-5.
Build, count and match on Thomas the Tank Engine made specifically for young builders. Once they have finished building, they can roll Thomas around to show off their creation. Recommended for ages 1 and up.
5. Thomas & Friends Wooden Thomas Mix Match & Build Set – $89.00
Use your imagination and create an exciting world for Thomas consisting of train tracks, a tunnel, arch, bridge and more. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
6. Jenga – $49.99
A family classic, Jenga is a must-have in the household. Pull out the tower blocks and stack them on top without toppling the tower! It’s a great way to encourage critical thinking in little ones. Suitable for 1 or more players, recommended for ages 6 and up.
7. LEGO Minecraft The Zombie Cave – $29.99
Have you got a child who loves Minecraft? They can now build their very own Zombie Cave with the LEGO Minecraft The Zombie Cave set, complete with zombies, LEGO Steve and a little bat. Easy to build an hours of fun – just beware of the Endermen. Recommended for ages 7-14.
8. LEGO Disney Elsa’s Market Adventure – $29.99
Head down to the markets on a beautiful summer’s day in Arendelle with the LEGO Disney Elsa’s Market Adventure set. Have a picnic on the rowing boats, buy a bouquet of flowers and some fresh produce, and don’t worry; Olaf has his own personal snow flurry to keep him cool. Recommended for ages 5-12.
Get ready for an off-road adventure with the Mega Bloks World Builders Jeep Off Road Adventure set. Create an exciting, unique world with obstacles plants. Even includes a buildable authentic Jeep. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
10. Nanoblock – Sydney Harbour Bridge- $24.99
Create a mini-version of this Sydney landmark right in your own home with the Nanoblock – Sydney Harbour Bridge set. Improves problem solving, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Keep the criminals in jail and keep the city safe with the LEGO City Police Station. Complete with a jail cell with exploding wall function, watchtower, garage, offices, helicopter, police pursuit car, police motorbike, seven figurines and more, this building set is sure to get imagination flowing.
12. Nanoblock – T-Rex Skeleton – $49.99
Bring the prehistoric era into your home with the Nanoblock T-Rex Skeleton. Construct this ferocious beast from tiny blocks and proudly display him around the home. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Get ready to set sail with the Nanoblock Pirate Ship building set. What will the pirates get up to? That’s for you to decide. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Definitely a cool one for the older kids. Build your very own miniature version of San Francisco, including several famous landmarks in LEGO-form. You’ll build the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower and much more. Recommended for children aged 12 and up.
Gear up and enter the world of rally driving with the LEGO Technic Rally Car model, featuring sporty blue, white, red and black bodywork, four spot lamps, six-spoke red rims and road-gripping tires. This certainly isn’t just a toy car; ligt the hood and you’ll find a two-fan engine cooling system and under the rear hatch you’ll discover a detailed V6 engine with moving pistons. Get ready to race! Recommended for children aged 10-16.