Christmas Gift Guide: Mid range LEGO sets and vehicles

By ·December 11, 2016 7:22 pm

Christmas is fast approaching and if you haven’t already obtained most of your gifts, now is the time to get on it and finish your shopping before it becomes a living nightmate, but if you’re not sure what to get perhaps we can help with our LEGO gift guide.

Now, when I was a teenager one of my favourite gifts to receive was LEGO, it allowed me to get away from the siblings and family on Christmas Day and to just sit down for a couple of hours and build something I thoroughly enjoyed. With that notion in mind I’ve out together a small guide of fifteen mid range LEGO sets I would of loved to open as a teenager, or even this year because I never stopped loving LEGO.

For the purpose of this guide I’m describing a mid range set as one with an RRP between £29.99 and £59.99. At this price range the builds involved are hearty but not substantial, but nevertheless a fun way to eat up some off your free time over the holiday season. All of the sets highlighted in this guide are 2016 releases, some of them quite recent, so if you’re buying for a true LEGO fan you should be able to find something they don’t already own.

All of the items in this gift guide are ordered from cheapest to most expensive and then alphabetized. All prices listed in the guide are for the item’s RRP in GBP, this is to ensure consistent pricing and to avoid misinformation because a discount ended or similar. In most instances we have linked directly to the LEGO Shop for you to find out more information about the item and for you to purchase. However, we honestly recommend that you shop around for your gifts as some of the items listed in this guide had heavy discounts (50% or over) at the time of publication.

Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) From LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Stage a mysterious battle at Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, featuring a portal beast with moving tentacles, eyes and teeth. Use the levitating function levers to hover the Super Heroes around the house. Attach the cape of levitation to Doctor Strange and fly him towards the portal beast to use the mystical artifacts in battle. Trap a minifigure in the tentacles and stage a heroic rescue.

Includes 3 minifigures: Doctor Strange, Karl Mordo and The Ancient One.

Imperial Assault Hovertank (75152) From LEGO Star Wars

Help Chirrut battle the troopers patrolling the streets in their Imperial Assault Hovertank. With a rotating and elevating turret gun with dual spring-loaded shooters, elevating side guns, opening two-minifigure cockpit, storage container and ‘hover-look’ transparent wheels, the Imperial Assault Hovertank is the ultimate urban patrol vehicle.

Includes 3 minifigures.

Kryptonite Interception (76045) From LEGO DC Super Heroes

Use Batman’s Batmobile—featuring big wheels and opening doors—to battle for the Kryptonite. Fire the stud shooters and evade the forklift’s flick missiles. Face off against LexCorp henchman’s stud-shooting bazooka with Batman’s silver Batarang and explode the Kryptonite cargo from the spring-loaded forklift.

Includes 3 minifigures: Batman™ and 2 LexCorp henchmen.

Mine Loader (42049) From LEGO Technic

Head underground aboard this authentic replica of a real-life mine loader, featuring a yellow and black color scheme, versatile working grabber, detailed engine with moving pistons, articulated central steering mechanism and huge tires. This rugged 2-in-1 LEGO® Technic model also includes a cargo element, and can be rebuilt to create a Mine Cutting Machine for a double build-and-play experience!

Tanker Truck Takedown (76067) From LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Launch Captain America and Hawkeye against Spider-Man and Vision at the airport. Create an explosion effect by twisting the truck’s wheel cog to pop up the flames. Use the Super Jumper to launch Spider-Man at the burning truck and put out the fire, push the wind sock to trigger the exploding barrel function, and jump Hawkeye over the flame elements on his motorbike. Combine this set with 76051 Super Hero Airport Battle for an even bigger clash.

Includes 4 minifigures: Captain America, Spider-Man, Hawkeye and Vision.

AT-ST Walker (75153) From LEGO Star Wars

Join the hunt for rebels aboard the AT-ST Walker, featuring posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front.

Includes 3 minifigures: an AT-ST Driver, Baze Malbus with his heavy blaster and a Rebel Trooper

Read our review of AT-ST here.

Buckingham Palace (21029) From LEGO Architecture

Build a LEGO® brick model of London’s official royal residence. This magnificent model focuses on the palace’s east wing with its famous balcony, forecourt and palace gates. A section of the Mall is also depicted, complete with a double-decker bus, black taxicab and the Victoria Memorial. The model has been designed to deliver an interesting and rewarding building experience and is suitable for display in the home and office. It has been developed for all with an interest in architecture, travel, history and design.

Lighthouse Point (31051) From LEGO Creator

Have fun with this charming model, featuring a lighthouse and a lightkeeper’s cottage with detailed interior, including a table, chair, lamp and a painting. The lighthouse includes a LEGO® light brick, and the seashore features lapping waves, a bench, open-air fire, rocks and a pier. This 3-in-1 LEGO Creator set features an easy-to-remodel modular system for extended play scenarios and can be rebuilt to create a house with pier and speedboat or a boathouse.

Includes 2 minifigures, plus an orca and 2 seagulls.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Play the Complete Movie (71253) From LEGO Dimensions

Add more gameplay to your LEGO Dimensions experience, with the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find The Story Pack, featuring Newt Scamander.

This set includes a buildable Newt Scamander minifigure with his wand, a 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicle, MACUSA gateway build, six new game levels, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

New Ghostbusters: Play the Complete Movie (71242) From LEGO Dimensions

Fight off ghosts in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse with this Ghostbusters Story Pack, featuring six new game levels, a buildable Abby minifigure, 3-in-1 Ecto-1, and Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build.

Avenjet Space Mission (76049) From LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Recreate intense Marvel Super Heroes space battles with the 2-in-1 Avenjet featuring opening cockpits, 4 flick missiles, opening hatch and a detachable mini-jet with 2 stud shooters. Includes 4 minifigures: Captain Marvel, Space Iron Man, Space Captain America and Hyperion, plus a Thanos big figure.

Includes 4 minifigures: Captain Marvel, Space Iron Man, Space Captain America and Hyperion, plus a Thanos big figure.

Drag Racer (42050) From LEGO Technic

Wheelie from the start line to the finish with the high-powered Drag Racer, featuring a vivid-blue and black color scheme with flame stickers, working steering and a detailed V8 engine with moving pistons. The body shell of this is robust 2-in-1 LEGO® Technic model can be lifted to reveal the chassis, exhaust pipes and working transmission. Upgrade with the 8293 Power Functions motor set (not supplied) for motorized driving and wheelie functionality. Rebuild into a Supercharged Dragster for a double build-and-play experience.

Ecto-1 & 2 (75828) From LEGO Ghostbusters

Speed after the demon ghost Mayhem with the Ecto-1 car and Ecto-2 motorbike. Lift the detachable roof off the Ecto-1 to fit the 4 Ghostbusters™ heroes inside, and place their gear in the rear storage area. Act out paranormal detection with the PKE Meter, place Kevin on the Ecto-2 motorbike or role-play other action-packed scenes from the 2016 Ghostbusters™ movie. Includes 5 minifigures and a Mayhem figure.

Includes 5 minifigures: Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan and Kevin, plus a Mayhem figure.

The Beatles Yellow Submarine (21306) From LEGO Ideas

Build this LEGO® version of the iconic Yellow Submarine from the famous 1968 film, and journey back to Pepperland with the Fab Four! The submarine features a removable top for easy play, a cockpit that accommodates the included John, Paul, George and Ringo minifigures, two rotating propellers, four periscopes, an adjustable rudder, plus assorted accessory elements that The Beatles have collected on their journey.

Includes 4 minifigures: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, plus a Jeremy figure.

TIE Striker (75154) From LEGO Star Wars

Play out iconic sky battles with the amazing TIE Striker. With large adjustable wings, minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, this amazing model is the perfect opponent for any rebel starfighter.

Includes 4 minifigures: TIE Pilot, Imperial ground crew, Imperial Shoretrooper and a Rebel Trooper in Endor outfit.

That wraps up our LEGO gift suggestions, hopefully these sets and vehicles would make a good present for someone you know? Do let us know if this guide was useful for you? If you need any more gift suggestions just hit the “Christmas Gift Guide 2016” link below to view our other guides. Peace out and happy holidays!

Image credits: LEGO

Written by Michael James Ilett


Michael James is the nerd that recites! He founded this site with the intention of building a one stop entertainment site for all of the nerdy things he loves in life.

Michael can often be found building LEGO, playing Civilization V and World of Warcraft, watching Sci-Fi and continuing to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released.

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