LEGO® Buying Guide

Do you feel that your child knows more about Lego than you do? 

Are your Lego purchase decisions largely based on the recommendations of your child, rather than a careful consideration of their developmental needs? Do you feel lost when it comes to buying Lego, given the vast variety of options out there? Do you largely use price as a guiding factor to buy Lego? If the answers to any of these questions is yes, you have come to the right place.

Lego is an investment, so you have to be smart about your purchase. We hope to help you plan and buy Lego not just as a toy to keep your child busy with, but as an important tool to develop creativity and 21st century skills in them.

Buying Lego to Develop Creativity in Your Child

We receive lots of requests from parents asking which LEGO sets to buy for the Lego contest or in general.  To help you we have classified Lego sets into two broad categories: open-ended sets and close-ended sets.

The most commonly bought Lego sets are the close-ended sets which represent a specific model on the box. These come with detailed building instructions and have parts that are suited to build a specific model. Many children do not feel encouraged to dismantle that model and build something else. These sets are good for children to pick-up different building techniques and the ability to follow instructions, and develop spatial skills. But, they are not ideal for stimulating creative thinking in your child. 

For the purpose of developing creativity, we recommend buying open-ended Lego sets like the Classic series. These sets encourage children to think beyond one model and beyond one way of building.  It offers the child flexibility to build anything from their imagination. This 'free-building' opens up a world of possibilities for the child. It helps develop divergent thinking and creativity in the child. 

To help you choose from the overwhelming options available in the market, we have shortlisted sets that are currently available on Amazon. Click on any of the Lego set images below and it will take you to Amazon India website, from where you could purchase these sets. 

For children below 5 years age, those who do not have any Lego or have limited Lego parts
For children above 5 years age, those who do not have any Lego or have limited Lego parts

Lego Mindstorms Resource Kit

Lots of gears of different types

The best Lego sets for Learning STEM & Robotics

Lego Simple & Powered Machines 9686 

We call it the Physics Kit!

Lego MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 

For 9 years and above

WeDo 2.0
For ages 6 and above

Lego Simple Machines

Good options for gears

Lego Storage Boxes for Smart Builders

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