LEGO Classic Creative Building Sets
(LEGO $14.99 & up)
We love the open-endedness of these classic kits that have a pleasing array of colors. Our favorites are the sets that come in yellow "brick" plastic buckets that can be used for storage: the Classic Medium Creative Brick Box ($42.98) with 484 pieces or the Classic Small Creative Brick Box ($16.99) with 221 pieces. The bigger sets not only have more bricks, they include more pieces such as wheels, doors, faces, etc. Each comes with ideas for building but the beauty of these sets is really enjoying them for their open-ended building opportunities!
Ages: Preschoolers, Early School
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2015