Best LEGO® Sets for 8 Year Old Boys and Girls
When “graduating” up into LEGO sets for 8 year olds from those geared toward lower ages, we enter into a whole new level of potential creativity. For both boys and girls, the sets available are a bit more complex – more fitting for abilities of the age in general – and are laden with both “real life” and imaginary situations, and room for young imaginations to soar.
Our top 10 LEGO sets for 8 year old kids keeps all of these things in mind so your little ‘un can up the LEGO ante. This list includes sets inspired by amusement park roller coasters, Star Wars imperial walkers, elves, the world of Minecraft, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and even the exploration base of a volcano. There is also the classic large “creative brick box” for old-school LEGO fun.
Enjoy picking and choosing from this list…and giving your child the gift of a creative play toy!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best LEGO sets for 8 year old boys and girls for the spring and summer months of 2017 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. LEGO City Advent Calendar (60133)
2. LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker (75153)
3. LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41131)
4. LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box (10698)
5. LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130)
6. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75146)
7. LEGO Minecraft The Fortress (21127)
8. LEGO Elves Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle (41180)
9. LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base (60124)
10. LEGO Disney Princess Belle’s Enchanted Castle (41067)
Top 10 LEGO Sets for 8 Year Old Kids:
Ages: 5 – 12
The City Advent Calendar marks the first spot among 2017’s top 10 LEGO sets for 8 year olds.
Advent calendars feature 24 compartments of 24 surprises for the 24 days leading to Christmas. This one is LEGO City themed, but all of the surprises are holiday-related, like a snowman, Christmas tree, and wreath. Mini figures include firefighters, volcano adventurers, hockey players, and of course, jolly Old Saint Nick.
Ages: 8 – 14
Next up among the ten best LEGO sets for 8 year old kids this year – Star Wars AT-ST Walker.
The AT-ST Walker, one of the most popular Star Wars robotics from the movies, is completely buildable with poseable, moveable legs, a real-opening cockpit, and spring-loaded weapons. Comes with bearded Baze Malbus and his high-quality, heavy blaster.
Ages: 5 – 12
Another Christmas holiday favorite – the Friends Advent Calendar is another great addition to the 2017 sets of LEGOs for eight year olds.
This advent calendar features a Friends theme with 24 holiday-related surprises, like a snowman, Christmas tree, and stockings over a beautiful fireplace. Mini dolls include LEGO Friends, Emma and Naomi in their best Christmas outfits. There are new miniature buildables that kiddos collect the pieces for throughout the week.
Ages: 4 and up
Making it to the next spot on the list – LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box.
The Creative Brick Box, my favorite of any LEGO setup, inspires imagination and encourages creativity with over 750 colorful building bricks. There are lots-a elements too, like googly eyes, tires, wheel rims, and green baseplates. LEGO box is reusable storage.
Ages: 8 – 12
Looking like a huge hit as one of the best LEGO sets for 8 year olds 2017 and into 2017 – Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster.
This favorite is an Amusement Park with a Ferris wheel and buildable rollercoaster. The fun, colorful rides are push-along with enough cars and carriers for included four mini dolls: Matthew, Andrea, Emma, and Naya in their summertime ensembles.
Ages: 6 – 14
Another top pick among 8 year old kids’ LEGO sets for the holidays of 2017 is the Star Wars Advent Calendar.
This advent calendar features 24 doors with surprises for the 24 days before Christmas morning. There are holiday-themed Star Wars collectibles inside, like Storm Troopers topped with bows and a buildable sleigh. Lovin’ snowy Chewbacca!
Ages: 8 and up
Hitting the 7th spot on the list – LEGO Minecraft The Fortress.
The Minecraft Fortress is a fan favorite from the original video games. This one is buildable from over 950 bricks, each with a place in the Fortress. Steve, of course, makes a guest appearance as a mini figurine. Other accessories include golden armor, weapons, and a few skeletons and Creepers.
Ages: 8 – 12
Fixed at #8 of the top ten LEGO sets for 8 year olds is Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle from the Elves collection.
The Shadow Castle is a magical build-able with three stories that includes a dungeon, bridge, fireplace, and secret hiding place. Mini figures include Ragana, Aira, and Naida, as well as Estari the baby dragon and Jynx the villainous kitty. Lovin’ the beautiful, buildable treetop bedroom!
Ages: 8 – 12
One of my favorites on the list – LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base.
This LEGO City setup, for adventurers and explorers-to-be, comes with a miniature volcano that “erupts,” a few adventurous scientists, and a real-working excavator. There are plenty of fun accessories too, like a wheeled dumper, volcanic boulders, and a moveable drone.
Ages: 6 – 12
And finally, the last of the top ten LEGOs for 8 year olds for 2017 and into 2017 is Disney Princess Belle’s Enchanted Castle.
Belle is my all-time favorite Disney princess because of her sweet, friendly nature and love of books. In this setup, Belle and The Beast make an introduction to the Enchanted Castle, where Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Chip, and Babette await. Two stories of magical fun with a ballroom and library.
This Top 10 LEGO Sets for 8 Year Old Kids page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.