The building blocks for a great Christmas

Who would have thought, back in 1932, that a few plastic blocks from Denmark would go on to become what, for many, is considered to be the greatest toy ever invented?

Lego has gone on to become a cult symbol of most childhoods, with thousands of kits now available around the world, four theme parks, a range of video games and hundreds of licences with films and TV shows. Today, Lego is even the world’s biggest manufacturer of rubber tyres!

This year, Lego is once again going to be on the Christmas lists of many a child, with one set already listed in this year’s top ten by toy retail experts whilst others look set to capitalise on the huge success of films such as Harry Potter, Star Wars and Toy Story 3.

Lego City Airport is the one that the retail experts are expecting to fly off the shelf this Christmas, listing it within their top ten toys for 2010.

The City Airport set allows your child’s imagination to really take flight – without the extra budget airline charges!

City Airport comes with everything that you come to expect from the modern airport. Enter the terminal through the revolving doors, check in at the ticket desk, go through the security checkpoint with X-ray machine, and relax in the cafe and lounge while you wait for the call to board your flight. Once the go-ahead comes through from the Control Tower, you’re all clear for take-off. When your plane lands back home, make sure that you collect your bag from the carousel and away you go!

Of course, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits the cinemas today and Lego is once again ready with the merchandise to capitalise on the hype with a full range of Harry Potter Lego kits.

The pick of the bunch, without doubt, is the Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, which provides the perfect backdrop to recreate that battle with Voldemort.

Look inside the castle to reveal incredible details, like Dumbledore’s office with sliding stairs, the Slytherin and Gryffindor common rooms, the Restricted Section of the library and the Great Hall decorated in Slytherin and Gryffindor colours.

The set includes Dumbledore’s office with sliding stairs, Slytherin & Griffindor common rooms, the restricted section of the library & Great Hall. Set includes 10 minifigures, including Harry, Snape, Voldemort & 2 Dementors.

If you’re youngster prefers the fast paced lifestyle however, budding Lewis Hamilton’s might prefer the Lego Creator Super Speedster.

Speed down winding country roads in this highly-detailed red sports car with opening doors, front trunk and rear engine. Then try rebuilding it into a high-speed go-cart or a tough armoured car – an awesome 3-in-1 building experience!

Want more? Then check out the full Lego range at!

19th November 2010
Written by Very_Lauren