Best Lego sets 2016

With Christmas only weeks away, we've decided to round up some of the coolest Lego sets, gifts, and toys for the Lego fan in your life. No matter what age they are, there's bound to be something here that'll excite them!

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  • Minecraft
  • Dr Strange
  • RC digger
  • Dimensions
  • Star Wars
  • Mini Cooper
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Tower Bridge
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LEGO Minecraft Jungle Tree House

  • RRP: £74.99

Lego and Minecraft are arguably similar concepts, and these collaborations are great. This set allows you to build your very own Minecraft Tree House, including minifigures of popular characters Steve and Alex. You have to build the treehouse to keep the skeleton at bay, with a fully working trapdoor to build. The set is flexible enough to be rebuild in several different ways, so it's a great way to get inventive.

Pieces: 706

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Lego and Minecraft are arguably similar concepts, and these collaborations are great. This set allows you to build your very own Minecraft Tree House, including minifigures of popular characters Steve and Alex. You have to build the treehouse to keep the skeleton at bay, with a fully working trapdoor to build. The set is flexible enough to be rebuild in several different ways, so it's a great way to get inventive.

Pieces: 706

You'll also like: Best Minecraft gifts

Read on for more brilliant Lego gifts.

Also see: Best Christmas Deals

Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum

  • RRP: £29.99

Doctor Strange was one of Marvel's most weird and wonderful film's yet, so his Lego debut was always going to be pretty exciting. Here, his home base, the Sanctum Sanctorum, is under attack from a portal beast (we've all been there, right?) and it's up to you to banish it. The set comes with Strange himself, along with Karl Mordo and the Ancient One, and a giant, tentacled monster with rotating teeth and moving eyes. Just what you want in the middle of the living room.

Pieces: 358

LEGO Technic RC Volvo digger

  • RRP: £169.99

The remote controlled Volvo digger is the stuff of Lego enthusiasts’ dreams – a Lego set that you can build then drive and operate using a remote control. Developed in partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment, the fully remote controlled model boasts the same features as its larger real-life brother. You can see the fully functioning, detailed six-cylinder engine pistons and fan move as you drive along, as well as being able to operate the arm and tilt the bucket remotely. The best part is that once you’re done with the digger, it can be rebuilt to create the Volvo wheel loader – also controlled via remote. Cool stuff, eh?

Pieces: 1636

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LEGO Dimensions: Starter Pack

  • RRP: £49.99

Lego Dimensions is a hybrid between a digital game and the physical Lego that we all know and love. Players can buy the Lego Dimensions starter set for the PlayStation, Xbox or Wii U and expect to get three hundred Lego pieces used to create a controller and three characters: Batman, Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, and Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie. There are also additional kits available boasting characters from Scooby Doo, The Simpsons, and even Doctor Who, just to name a few.

The game works by recognizing the characters and vehicles that are placed on the controller, and making them part of the on-screen action. There are 14 levels initially, with more levels and vehicles available from additional sets. It includes the typical Lego creativity, including the ability to rebuild each vehicle in three different ways and offers a fascinating blend of physical and digital enjoyment.

Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter

  • RRP: £69.99

Brand new to Star Wars: Rogue One, the U-Wing is the latest Rebel ship set to join the fight against the Empire. This set included five Rebel minifigures, including Felicity Jones's new hero Jyn Erso, but the ship is the real star here. It has an opening cockpit and side doors, four engines, and two spring-loaded laser cannons. Best of all, it has a pair of huge wings that sweep back, changing the look of the whole ship and making it even larger and more impressive. Forget the X-Wing, this is the new must-have Star Wars ship.

Pieces: 659

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LEGO Creator Mini Cooper Car

  • RRP: £74.99

For the classic car enthusiast in your life, we present the Lego Creator Mini Cooper Car, a replica of the classic Mini Cooper Mk VII. It’s filled with authentic details, including the classic green and white colour scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes and matching tan coloured interior. You can open the hood to examine the detailed Lego engine, open the doors and even open the trunk and separate spare tire compartment.

The roof of the Mini Cooper can be removed to access its interiors, featuring a veneer-style dashboard and turning steering wheel as well as a moving gearbox and break. It even features working headlights and has a mini-picnic basket and blanket for those quaint British summer days.

Pieces: 1077

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Belle's Enchanted Castle

  • RRP: £49.99

Beauty and the Beast is coming back to the big screen in 2017 with Emma Watson as Belle herself, so there's never been a better time to revisit the cartoon Disney classic. The Lego Enchanted Castle set includes both Belle and the Beast (who can transform into the less beastly Prince), along with all of the walking, talking clocks, candlesticks and teapots you remember. There's even a single, pristine enchanted rose for all you romantics out there.

Pieces: 374

LEGO Creator Tower Bridge

  • RRP: £209.99

For the more hardcore Lego fans that require a challenge, we present London’s Tower Bridge in Lego form. Part of the ‘Lego world buildings’ collection, Tower Bridge comes complete with a working drawbridge and pieces exclusive to this set, thanks to the complexity of the structure. It has a whopping 4287 pieces to it, measures in at over 1m long and comes with four miniature iconic London vehicles; a black London taxi, a yellow truck, a green automobile and even a double-decker bus. It includes five blue base plates, and over 80 windows – this one might take you a while.

Pieces: 4287

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