Top 10 LEGO Sets for 8 Year Old Kids 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best LEGO® Sets for 8 Year Old Boys and Girls

LEGO smiley head for age 8When “graduating” up into LEGO sets for 8 year olds from those geared toward lower ages, we enter into a whole new level of potential creativity. For both boys and girls, the sets available are a bit more complex – more fitting for abilities of the age in general – and are laden with both “real life” and imaginary situations, and room for young imaginations to soar.

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best LEGO sets for 8 year old kids through the Christmas holidays of 2016 and into 2017. These are the boys’ and girls’ sets that people are currently searching for the most, and that have the highest ratings overall for the year. Rankings for the list are based on just those two factors.

For shoppers: For each of the LEGO sets on this page, one or more online merchants are hand-selected and recommended for product availability, low pricing and safe, convenient shopping. Where reviews are available, links are provided for a bit more of an in-depth look at the sets.

What’s Here:

1. LEGO City Advent Calendar (60133)
2. LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker (75153)
3. LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41131)
4. LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box (10698)
5. LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130)
6. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75146)
7. LEGO Minecraft The Fortress (21127)
8. LEGO Elves Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle (41180)
9. LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base (60124)
10. LEGO Disney Princess Belle’s Enchanted Castle (41067)

1. LEGO City Advent Calendar (60133)

Ages: 5 – 12

The City Advent Calendar marks the first spot among 2016-2017’s top 10 LEGO sets for 8 year olds.

Advent calendars feature 24 compartments of 24 surprises for the 24 days leading to Christmas. This one is LEGO City themed, but all of the surprises are holiday-related, like a snowman, Christmas tree, and wreath. Mini figures include firefighters, volcano adventurers, hockey players, and of course, jolly Old Saint Nick.

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Lego City 60133 Advent Calendar 2016 NIB

$29.99
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Lego city Lego (R) city Advent calendar 60133

$35.00
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LEGO® 2016 City Town 60133 Advent Calendar Building Kit Christmas Holiday

$25.00
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2. LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker (75153)

Price: $31.00
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84 new from $31.000 used

Ages: 8 – 14

Next up among the ten best LEGO sets for 8 year old kids this year – Star Wars AT-ST Walker.

The AT-ST Walker, one of the most popular Star Wars robotics from the movies, is completely buildable with poseable, moveable legs, a real-opening cockpit, and spring-loaded weapons. Comes with bearded Baze Malbus and his high-quality, heavy blaster.

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LEGO STAR WARS AT-ST Walker 75153 - New Complete

$34.95
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LEGO STAR WARS AT-ST Walker 75153 NEW

$42.25
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LEGO STAR WARS 75153 ROGUE ONE AT-ST WALKER NEW SEALED 449 PIECES

$27.99
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3. LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41131)

Ages: 5 – 12

Another Christmas holiday favorite – the Friends Advent Calendar is another great addition to the 2016 sets of LEGOs for eight year olds.

This advent calendar features a Friends theme with 24 holiday-related surprises, like a snowman, Christmas tree, and stockings over a beautiful fireplace. Mini dolls include LEGO Friends, Emma and Naomi in their best Christmas outfits. There are new miniature buildables that kiddos collect the pieces for throughout the week.

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LEGO Friends Advent Calendar Building Play Set 41131 NEW NIB FREE SHIPPING!!!

$27.99
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LEGO Friends Advent Calendar Building Play Set 41131 NEW NIB FREE SHIPPING!!!

$28.95
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Lego Juniors Cinderella's Carriage 10729 & Friends Advent Calendar 41131 (NIB)

$29.99
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4. LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box (10698)

Price: $47.98
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Ages: 4 and up

Making it to the next spot on the list – LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box.

The Creative Brick Box, my favorite of any LEGO setup, inspires imagination and encourages creativity with over 750 colorful building bricks. There are lots-a elements too, like googly eyes, tires, wheel rims, and green baseplates. LEGO box is reusable storage.

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LEGO® Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698

$47.99
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LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698

$56.99
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LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698

$56.91
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5. LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130)

Price: $79.76
You save: $20.23 (20 %)
84 new from $79.760 used

Ages: 8 – 12

Looking like a huge hit as one of the best LEGO sets for 8 year olds 2016 and into 2017 – Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster.

This favorite is an Amusement Park with a Ferris wheel and buildable rollercoaster. The fun, colorful rides are push-along with enough cars and carriers for included four mini dolls: Matthew, Andrea, Emma, and Naya in their summertime ensembles.

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LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster 41130

$79.99
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LEGO Friends - 41130 - Amusement Park Roller Coaster

$52.49
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Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster #41130

$80.00
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 16:52:03 PDT
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6. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75146)

Ages: 6 – 14

Another top pick among 8 year old kids’ LEGO sets for the holidays of 2016 is the Star Wars Advent Calendar.

This advent calendar features 24 doors with surprises for the 24 days before Christmas morning. There are holiday-themed Star Wars collectibles inside, like Storm Troopers topped with bows and a buildable sleigh. Lovin’ snowy Chewbacca!

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Lego - Star Wars 2012 Advent Calendar #9509 Brand New Sealed! Darth Vader

$59.94
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LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar Building Kit 282 Pieces

$28.99
End Date: Tuesday Apr-18-2017 14:21:47 PDT
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Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar (75146) 2016 Factory Sealed in Box

$26.99
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7. LEGO Minecraft The Fortress (21127)

Price: $97.00
You save: $12.99 (12 %)
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Ages: 8 and up

Hitting the 7th spot on the list – LEGO Minecraft The Fortress.

The Minecraft Fortress is a fan favorite from the original video games. This one is buildable from over 950 bricks, each with a place in the Fortress. Steve, of course, makes a guest appearance as a mini figurine. Other accessories include golden armor, weapons, and a few skeletons and Creepers.

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NISB - LEGO Minecraft 21127 The Fortress FREE SHIPPING!!

$86.99
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LEGO Minecraft 21127 The Fortress Building Kit 984 Piece

$86.45
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LEGO® Minecraft™ The Fortress 21127

$89.99
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8. LEGO Elves Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle (41180)

Price: $79.99
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57 new from $70.120 used

Ages: 8 – 12

Fixed at #8 of the top ten LEGO sets for 8 year olds is Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle from the Elves collection.

The Shadow Castle is a magical build-able with three stories that includes a dungeon, bridge, fireplace, and secret hiding place. Mini figures include Ragana, Aira, and Naida, as well as Estari the baby dragon and Jynx the villainous kitty. Lovin’ the beautiful, buildable treetop bedroom!

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Brand New Sealed LEGO Elves Ragana's Magic Shadow Castle 41180 - New

$69.00
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LEGO Elves #41180 Ragana's Magic Shadow Castle Building Set New, damaged box

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9. LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base (60124)

Ages: 8 – 12

One of my favorites on the list – LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base.

This LEGO City setup, for adventurers and explorers-to-be, comes with a miniature volcano that “erupts,” a few adventurous scientists, and a real-working excavator. There are plenty of fun accessories too, like a wheeled dumper, volcanic boulders, and a moveable drone.

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LEGO City 60124 Volcano Exploration Base NEW Factory Sealed Fast Shipping

$73.99
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LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base (60124) Brand New Sealed

$85.00
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LEGO City ‑ Volcano Exploration Base(60124) 824 pcs

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10. LEGO Disney Princess Belle’s Enchanted Castle (41067)

Price: $42.99
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62 new from $41.500 used

Ages: 6 – 12

And finally, the last of the top ten LEGOs for 8 year olds for 2016 and into 2017 is Disney Princess Belle’s Enchanted Castle.

Belle is my all-time favorite Disney princess because of her sweet, friendly nature and love of books. In this setup, Belle and The Beast make an introduction to the Enchanted Castle, where Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Chip, and Babette await. Two stories of magical fun with a ballroom and library.

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LEGO® Disney Princess Belle's Enchanted Castle 41067

$38.99
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NISB - LEGO 41067 Disney Princess Belle's Enchanted Castle

$41.99
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Lego Disney Princess 41067 Belle's Enchanted 41055 Cinderella's Romantic Castle

$97.99
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/06/16.

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