5 Lego Sets You Should Buy Today

Legos are expensive. photo copyMy family has spent thousands of dollars on these little plastic playsets.  I love them, but most importantly my kids love them.  Since my son got a fire station for his third birthday our collection has grown and grown and grown.  I can’t even tell how many complete sets we have, but at last count we had over 500 mini-figures.  Of course it’s hard to count when most of the mini-figures are dismembered. Sometimes I feel like my house is a Lego leper colony. We usually put the set together once, then what happens after that is anyone’s guess.  Some stay together, but most just end up in a pile on our basement floor. Someday I will get to them… someday. For the past five years we have been collecting Legos.  It started out with that fire station, then it turned into Indiana Jones, which led to Star Wars. Star Wars soon became Pirates of the Caribbean and that turned into Ninjago.  Not surprisingly we are now back into the classic City sets.  Legos can get to be overwhelming and expensive.  I usually have a simple rule when buying.  The price of a set cannot be more than 10 cents per piece.  If a set is 500 pieces the set can’t cost more than $50.00.  It’s a pretty simple rule than can only be broken if a set comes with some really cool mini-figures. So what should you own?  Here are five I think you can’t go wrong with:


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About Daddysincharge

After 15 years as a News Photographer in the fast paced world of television news, I am now knee deep in Legos and laundry as the stay at home dad to to little boys. It was my choice to stay at home, so don't look at me like I am some kid of freak show. We're all parents just trying to raise our kids the right way. Some might be better at it than others, but if our kids love us for who we are, who cares.

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  1. No motorized AT-AT? Come on. What kind of list is this? 😉

    • Daddysincharge says:

      Nothing with a motor at this point… that will come I’m sure.

  2. Kevin Vandiver says:

    My boy loves legos (mostly the mini figs) and we both gaze longingly at the deathstar set. But sweet lord, its expensive.

    • Daddysincharge says:

      It is expensive, but look at it this way… you are going to spend hundreds of dollars on other various Star Wars sets, so you might as well go all in with that one and NOT buy any of the others.

  3. I actually had to buy a birthday gift for my nephew this past weekend and used this guide. I ended up buying a wheels kit and you’re right, he loved it.

    • Daddysincharge says:

      Wisdom I speak!

  4. I wonder how many people pine lovingly over that Death Star set. Every time I open that catalog, me and the boys stare at that set and wonder how great it is…

  5. Nick says:

    The King’s Castle (70404) is a good alternative to the police station as well. You get the good vs. bad thing going plus a jail, with the added thrill of a little fantasy world thrown in. The drawbridge, catapults, and knights on horseback always kept me interested.

  6. KC says:

    “LEGO leper colony.” <– haha!
    Regardless of the age my kids like to dismember their minifigs as well. I like the idea of $.10 per piece. Great rule.

  7. Babjan says:

    They were very excited about the Lego store. They have the Lego Star Wars game for the DS and Wii, and there was a lot of Star Wars teemhd Lego sets. We ended up getting them each a three pack of Lego Star Wars people, which are their favorite Lego pieces.

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