The Best Cheap Lego Sets to Gift in 2022
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The Best Cheap Lego Sets to Gift in 2022
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Bricks on a Budget

Legos are a fabulous gift, but many of the larger kits can get pretty pricey. If you’re shopping for a Lego lover, these kits are cheaper, but they still offer great value in terms of play opportunities, challenging and fun builds, and beautiful display pieces, too. 


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Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box
Target

Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

$24 from Target

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This box features bricks in 35 different colors that can start new Lego fans building or supplement an existing kit. The kit includes windows, toy eyes, and toy wheels for plenty of building possibilities. It includes a total of 484 pieces and is suitable for ages 4 and up. 

Lego Creator 3-in-1 Propeller Plane
Kohl's Inc.

Lego Creator 3-in-1 Propeller Plane

$7 from Kohl’s

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Suitable for ages 6 and up, this kit allows kids to build three different toys: a jet plane, a propeller plane, and a helicopter with a landing pad. The propeller plane even features a spinning propeller and adjustable wing tips. 


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Lego Creator Deep Sea Creatures
LEGO System A/S

Lego Creator Deep Sea Creatures

$14 from Kohl’s 

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Designed for kids 7 and up, this three-in-one set lets kids create multiple sea creatures, so they’ll get plenty of use out of the kit. It includes 230 pieces to create a shark with reflective eyes and a swishing tail, a flexible squid, or an angler fish. 


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BrickHeads Shorthair Cats
LEGO System A/S
Lego City Space Mars Research Shuttle
Amazon

Lego City Space Mars Research Shuttle

$32 from Amazon

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This 273-piece kit is designed for ages 5 and up. It includes everything you’ll need to build a research shuttle, Mars rover, Helidrone, storage drone, and Mars scenery. It also includes two Lego City Mars astronaut minifigures for play or scene building. 

Lego City Ice Cream Truck
Kohl's Inc.

Lego City Ice Cream Truck

$19 from Kohl’s 

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With this 200-piece playset, kids ages 4 and up get to serve up cool treats. The completed ice cream truck has room for a driver, and the kit also includes a skateboarder with a dog. Instructions are included, but the Lego Life app also offers an interactive building guide with zoom and rotate features. 


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Lego Creator 3-in-1 Surfer Beach House Building Kit
Target

Lego Creator 3-in-1 Surfer Beach House Building Kit

$40 from Target

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With its three-in-one design, this kit offers plenty of entertainment for kids ages 8 and up. They can build a surf shack, then rebuild it into a lighthouse or a pool house. The surf shack has two floors with hinges and a dolphin, sea turtle, and baby turtle. The lighthouse features a boat and manta ray, and the pool house is a two-story structure with surfboards and a swimming pool. 

BrickHeads Hamster
LEGO System A/S

BrickHeads Hamster

$15 from Lego

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Also designed for ages 8 and up, this building set includes 243 pieces to create a hamster and a baby hamster. The two models sit together on a display base, and the kit even includes stickers that kids can use to decorate the base’s sides. The large hamster holds a piece of cheese, while the baby hamster holds a piece of greens. 


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Lego Architecture London
Kohl's Inc.

Lego Architecture London

$38 from Kohl’s 

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This kit features highlights of London, including the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, London Eye, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge. The Tower Bridge opens up to let ships through, and the baseplate tiles represent the Thames River. The kit includes a booklet with information about each building’s architecture and history. It’s suitable for ages 12 and up. 

Lego Speed Champions McLaren Elva
Target

Lego Speed Champions McLaren Elva

$16 from Target

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This 263-piece playset includes everything needed to create a highly detailed replica of the McLaren Elva. It also includes a driver minifigure with a race suit, racing helmet, and a wrench. High-performance car enthusiasts can create and display this model, while kids can play with their build and race it against other cars. 


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The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge
LEGO System A/S

The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge

$30 from Lego

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Suitable for ages 8 and up, this 258-piece kit includes three minifigures with weapons. Kids can create scenes right out of "The Mandalorian." The forge features a rotating exhaust hood and melting pot, while the storage cabinet opens up, allowing for interactive play. 


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Lego City Race Buggy Transporter
Best Buy

Lego City Race Buggy Transporter

$20 from Best Buy

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This set features a SUV off-roader, trailer, and steerable Baja race buggy. Two driver minifigures offer everything kids need for engaging play. The kit includes building instructions, but you can also access the interactive construction guide on the app. Designed for ages 5 and up. 

Lego City Race Boat Transporter
Amazon

Lego City Race Boat Transporter

$24 from Amazon

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This 238-piece set lets kids 5 and up build a transporter truck complete with restraining bars, plus a sleek speed boat. The boat actually floats, so kids can play with it in the tub or pool. It also includes a mini driver figure for each vehicle. 


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Lego Friends Heartlake City Vet Clinic
Kohl's Inc.

Lego Friends Heartlake City Vet Clinic

$38 from Kohl's

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Perfect for kids who love animals, this includes eight mini dolls and baby animals. The set is quick to build and includes a reception area, stable for a horse, exam room with a vet kit, and a balcony. There’s even a road scene. While the set is full of play items, it only measures 6-by-6 inches, so it’s small enough to leave on display after playtime’s over. 

Lego Jurassic World Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase
Target

Lego Jurassic World Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase

$50 from Target

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Kids ages 7 and up can step back into Jurassic times with this thrilling playset. The kit includes a buildable helicopter and pickup truck. Other accessories include three minifigures, a posable Carnotaurus figure, and a taser accessory. 


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Lego Hogwarts First Flying Lesson
LEGO System A/S
Lego Friends Vet Clinic Ambulance
Walmart

Lego Friends Vet Clinic Ambulance

$25 from Walmart

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With this set, pet-loving kids can play and create. The kit includes a tree house, a river, a cog that makes the water churn, a basket that can be lowered to rescue a kitten, and an ambulance with a hinged panel. The set is designed for ages 6 and up and includes step-by-step instructions.

Lego Marvel Captain Carter & The Hydra Stomper
Target

Lego Marvel Captain Carter & The Hydra Stomper

$30 from Target

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Suitable for both dynamic play and as a display model, the Hydra Stomper is over five inches tall and has posable limbs. The kit includes minifigures of Captain Carter, Steve Rogers, and Red Skull, and the Rogers figure fits into the Hydra Stomper. This 343-piece kit is for ages 8 and up.


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Lego Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Corvette
LEGO System A/S

Lego Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Corvette

$30 from Lego
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Perfect for both kid and adult race car fanatics, this set of Corvettes from different eras is packed with rich detail. It includes two Chevy driver minifigures that are ready to hit the track, complete with race suits, helmets, and a wrench. Once completed, the cars make great models, or kids can race them. For ages 8+.

Lego Christmas Wreath 2-in-1
LEGO System A/S

Lego Christmas Wreath 2-in-1

$35 from Lego

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Decorating for Christmas is extra fun thanks to this 2-in-1 build set. One wreath features a big red bow and the other incorporates four brick-built advent candles. It can be hung on a wall or used as a table decoration. It’s a great solo build or can become a Christmas tradition when built with family or friends. Suitable for ages 9 and up.


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Lego Scout Trooper Helmet
LEGO System A/S

Lego Scout Trooper Helmet

$50 from Lego

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Ideal for adult "Star Wars" fans, this premium-quality set offers the chance to build a special display piece. The Scout Trooper’s helmet includes a stand and nameplate. The 471-piece set makes for a challenging but rewarding build, and it includes step-by-step instructions to guide the recipient through the whole process. 


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Lego DOTS Creative Party Kit
Walmart

Lego DOTS Creative Party Kit

$25 from Walmart

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Kids ages 6 and up can create and customize cupcakes with this colorful kit. It includes eight cupcakes, a sticker sheet, buildable birthday candles, and colorful tiles, so builders can make their own patterns and designs. The icing tops of each cupcake are removable, revealing a secret compartment inside. 

Lego Minions Kung Fu Battle
LEGO System A/S

Lego Minions Kung Fu Battle

$40 from Lego

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Straight out of the upcoming "Minions: The Rise of Gru" movie, this set lets kids recreate Chinese New Year scenes. It includes Kevin, Stuart, and Otto figures, a weapon rack, a rotating training dummy, and fireworks on top of the temple — all allowing for plenty of pretend play. This 310-piece set is for ages 6 and up. 


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Lego Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile
LEGO System A/S

Lego Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile

$30 from Lego

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This set features a buildable Batmobile from the 1966 "Batman" TV series. The Batmobile can be built with or without shooters, and it sits on a rotatable stand for display. The set includes Batman and Joker minifigures, so it’s suitable for play, too. It’s designed for ages 7 and up. 

Lego Creator Mighty Dinosaurs
Walmart

Lego Creator Mighty Dinosaurs

$12 from Walmart

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With its 3-in-1 design, this kit lets kids build a T. Rex, triceratops, and pterodactyl. The T. Rex features arms, legs, a tail, and a head that are all posable, perfect for play. With 170 pieces, the kit is ideal for kids ages 7 through 12. 


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