* LEGO sets don’t have to cost a fortune
* Featuring Minecraft, Classic Creative sets and more
* 10 sets under $40
With Christmas fast approaching and holiday stress on the rise, everyone could use a LEGO set. The most successful toy company has done some clever collaborations with brands such as Minecraft, and maintained its place at the top of wish lists around the world. LEGO sets have been praised as a creative outlet and a great developmental tool for kids, but there’s one thing that often stops people from purchasing them: the price. They can get expensive fast, but low-priced LEGOs do exist. We rounded up ten of these hard-to-find budget sets to help with the search.
1. LEGO Halloween Vampire and Bat
Keep the Halloween spirit going with this vampire and bat set. The vampire features movable claws, fangs, and a bat with movable wings. It’s certainly a modest set, but you can’t beat the $10 price tag.
LEGO Halloween Vampire and Bat
2. LEGO Mighty Dinosaur
Build a T. Rex, Triceratops or a Pterodactyl with this set. When built, the T. Rex features posable joints, head, and mouth for playtime or kids-room decoration.
LEGO Mighty Dinosaur
3. LEGO Classic Creative Bricks
LEGO purists and developmental psychologists would probably recommend a Classic Creative brick set like this one for kids – and probably stressed adults too. It comes with enough bricks and pieces to exercise your creativity and make a variety of small sets, figures and structures.
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks
4. LEGO Thanksgiving Harvest
Even if your kid doesn’t love Thanksgiving, they’ll love this Thanksgiving harvest set. It features farmers, a cart, a tree, a little harvest field, and of course a turkey.
LEGO Thanksgiving Harvest
5. LEGO Robo Explorer
Take on tough terrain with this fun 3-in-1 Robo Explorer set. It can be rebuilt into a robo dog or bird, and it can roll around on working tracks.
LEGO Robo Explorer
6. LEGO Halloween Bat and Pumpkin
Another spooky Halloween set is this Bat and Pumpkin. The bat features posable wings, ears, feet and talons for holding the pumpkin.
LEGO Halloween Bat and Pumpkin
7. LEGO Christmas Town Square
Get in the Christmas spirit with this cheery LEGO town square. It comes complete with a vendor, Christmas tree, snowman, people and a mailbox for them to send gifts.
LEGO Christmas Town Square
8. LEGO Ocean Explorer
Get your kid thinking like an oceanographer with this LEGO Ocean Explorer set. It’s also a 3-in-1 set, and can be built as an ocean science ship with a small submarine, a plane or a larger submarine.
LEGO Ocean Explorer
9. LEGO Super Soarer
$8 can get you this Super Soarer set. It’s a 3-in-1 set, which means you can build it three different ways (see the picture below) for three times the fun.
10. LEGO Minecraft Cave
Minecraft was destined for a LEGO collaboration. The cave set is great because it includes a variety of bricks that can be built by following the directions or by getting creative.