2017 Best LEGO® Sets for 9 Year Old Boys and Girls
No matter the personal interests of a 9 year old, there are some LEGO sets available that will very likely be huge hits as gifts or “just because” any time of year. From top picks from the new Star Wars lineup to hot sellers among the Minecraft, Friends and other collections, there are plenty wonderful picks to choose from this year!
Enjoy browsing the top 10 best LEGO sets for 9 year old kids to find the perfect options for your little ‘uns. Watch them build entire kingdoms made of LEGOs, including those based on myth and legend (elves and knights), volcanic lairs, and classic amusement park rides among many others. Think of the hours well-spent with these creative toys instead those in front of the television or on the computer. Your children will thank you for encouraging their imaginations one day….and may pass their LEGOs on to their own kids!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best LEGO sets for 9 year old boys and girls for 2017 and 2018 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of sets are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
For shoppers: Purchasing any of these high-quality sets is easy–just visit Amazon! Please note that we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links. Also note that our recommendations are 100% made because we love the companies and products and are never influenced in any way by any commission we may receive.
Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75146)
2. LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130)
3. LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (75105)
4. LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box (10698)
5. LEGO City Advent Calendar (60133)
6. LEGO Elves Queen Dragon’s Rescue (41179)
7. LEGO Star Wars Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle (75156)
8. LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base (60124)
9. LEGO Minecraft The Fortress (21127)
10. LEGO Nexo Knights Jestro’s Volcano Lair (70323)
Top 10 LEGO Sets for 9 Year Old Kids:
Ages: 6 – 14
Making it to the very top of the top 10 LEGO sets for 9 year olds this year is the Star Wars Advent Calendar.
Star Wars is all the rage right now. And advent calendars are awesome with compartments and surprises for the 24 days before Christmas. This combines both in true LEGO fashion, with mini figures, like a snowy Chewbacca and C3PO.
Ages: 8 – 12
Making huge waves as one of the top nine year old LEGOs favorites for 2017 and into 2017 – Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster.
LEGO Friends is a fan favorite, and this one is Amusement Park themed with a buildable Ferris wheel and rollercoaster. Both rides are push-along and super-fun for Andrea, Matthew, Naya, and Emma. Other accessories include tickets, photographs, and hotdogs.
Ages: 9 – 14
A returning (big) favorite among LEGO sets for kids age 9 – back for 2017 is the Star Wars Millennium Falcon.
The Star Wars theme is a huge thing from LEGO right now. This collectible is a buildable replica of the Millennium Falcon, complete with hidden weapons and a secret cargo. Mini figures include Finn, Chewbacca, Rey, and BB-8, among others.
Ages: 4 and up
Always a favorite – next on the list is the LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box.
I love the Creative Brick Boxes! This one, in a large size, features well-over 700 colorful LEGO bricks and elements, like wheel rims, tires, and googly eyes. Plus, a few green baseplates for sturdier building. The container doubles as a storage box.
Ages: 5 – 12
Another favorite set for December 2017 – LEGO City Advent Calendar is another top pick for 9 year old boys and girls.
Advent calendars are lots of pre-holiday fun, counting down to Christmas with surprises in compartments to represent the 24 days before Christmas morning. This advent calendar is LEGO City themed. Some of the revealed accessories include Santa Claus, a bright-red sleigh, a buildable Christmas tree, and hockey players.
Ages: 9 – 12
Holding the #6 spot on the list – LEGO Elves Queen Dragon’s Rescue.
Elandra the Queen Dragon has been captured by the evil empress, Azari. No worries though. Emily Jones is coming to free the Queen Dragon and restore order with the Book of Dragons. This set includes an hourglass within a two-story castle, complete with a dungeon, dragon-sized shackles, and poison blasters.
Ages: 9 – 14
Another huge hit among the LEGO Star Wars sets this year – Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle is another top pick for kids age 9 for 2017 and into 2017.
This replica of Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle is a LEGO Star Wars favorite with moveable folding wings, side armor, and a real-opening cockpit. Other accessories include a retractable landing platform and spring-loaded shooters for galactic combat. Comes with 6 mini figures.
Ages: 8 – 12
Love this one! The City Volcano Exploration Base is a great pick in nine year olds’ LEGOs.
Very popular this year, this set features an “erupting” volcano, several scientists, a few explorers, and lots-a volcanic boulders. There are also buildable vehicles, like a wheeled dumper, an excavator, and an on-the-go, mobile operations center.
Ages: 8 and up
LEGO Minecraft The Fortress is next up on the list.
From the original Minecraft video game, the Minecraft Fortress is a buildable favorite where skeletons and Creeper lurk. The fortress is arrangeable in dozens of different ways, but there are large pressure-plate doors, a few barred windows, and a prison.
Ages: 9 – 14
The final item on the list of the top ten LEGOs for nine year olds — Nexo Knights Jestro’s Volcano Lair.
The NEXO Knights are new fan favorites, and Jestro’s Volcano Lair is one of the most popular LEGO setups from this collection. It features a detachable throne, disc-shooting weapons, golden goblets, and lots-a NEXO weapons and armor. Includes tons of mini figures, like Bookeeper, Lavaria, Jestro, Lance, Axl, and Macy.