Legos have been enormously popular among children worldwide since they were introduced in Denmark by Ole Kirk Christiansen in the 1930's. Although originally made as simple, snap together building blocks they have since developed into theme based sets featuring popular movies including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and many more. Legos continue to increase in popularity as more themes are added and well loved themes developed further.
For very young
children large building blocks in bright colors are ideal so that they
can develop manipulation and building skills. Young adults and older
children will be happiest with the complex sets and vehicles with their
enormous assortment of difficult models to put together.
Among the most popular Legos is the Star Wars sets which have developed enormously since they were first introduced in the late 1990's, with figures and sets from the original Star Wars trilogy. Since this time all the newer Star Wars movies have been carefully followed by Lego including figurines, scenes and vehicles. Star Wars figures are the usual blocks with square heads and bodies although they are produced using special molds. All of the characters can be found including the major characters in an assortment of poses and clothes, including Princess Leia in a variety of outfits and Darth Vader in a transformation set where he is transformed from Anakin Skywalker. Star Wars Legos have never been more popular.
Harry Potter sets are also very popular and you can build the office of e and Hogwarts Castle as well as attend Snape's Class or ride on the Hogwarts Express. Figures include Harry Potter in his Gryffindor uniform complete with cape or with his magic wand. Dumbledore, Hermione, Ron Weasley and everyone of the famous characters from the movies. Also obtainable are dementors and trolls. Harry Potter Legos are some of the most popular sets made.
In addition to movie themes Lego also manufacture other sets to excite the imagination of any child including medieval knights and castles, dinosaurs, robots and space vehicles and many, many more. For the more technically minded Lego Technics are available that are based on actual working machines or trucks. These are more complex to build and include steering and suspension systems. They can be purchased for a range of different abilities so you could start with a more basic set and move on to the more complex designs as your skills develop.
Legos continue to increase in popularity as these high quality building toys, that fire the imagination of children everywhere, continue to be improved upon. There is sure to be a Lego set that is perfect for every child!
Star Wars Legos image by Official Star Wars Blog