Construction and building toys are great because children get so many benefits out of them. Not only is it perfect for building motor skills for the really younger crowd, but they also inspire a generation of creative individuals in the older kids.
Sometimes the building set will be very specific in what you’re supposed to create. The LEGO Minecraft set is the top seller right now – and that’s because it’s based on a hugely popular video game of the same name.
You might also consider getting your child some of the non-specific building sets made by LEGO, such as the Bricks and More set, or the building plates and boxes of additional LEGOs they can use to create from scratch.
LEGO has several lines that cater to individuals who are into storylines. Their most popular ones right now include:
LEGO Friends (billed as a girl’s line)
They even have a new set that’s out just in time to coincide with the 2013 release of The Lone Ranger movie! The Lone Ranger Stagecoach Escape gives you the means to build the stagecoach, and it comes with The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Red Harrington, and two bandits – Jesus and Barret, along with their horses, too.
If you want to veer away from the LEGO line, you can look at something like the Magna Tiles Clear Colors 100-piece set. This is a neat 3-D building set you can create that’s colorful and easy to create with.
Some parents will appreciate another item on the building top 100 toy list. The Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks set is made from all natural wood and lets kids build creations and then store their blocks neatly.
Another popular construction line – KNEX, has a Classics 50 Model Building Set that remains on the top bestseller list month after month. This is a 700-piece set that lets you build 50 items – or more if you want to veer off on your own!