Today is a very exciting day for fans of LEGO. Why? Well apparently it’s officially International LEGO Day. Who knew?! Family members young and old all have a love for this iconic brand and we’ve put together some top LEGO set picks below as well as some news from LEGOLAND Discovery centre.
Let us know what your favourite LEGO sets are and what your dream lego build would be for International LEGO Day. If you are looking to get your hands on some LEGO sets to build today and during the upcoming weekend then we’ve put together some fab finds at great prices for you below. Don’t forget to check out our Valentine’s day gift guide for more ideas!
7 Amazing LEGO sets to build for International LEGO Day
Ages: 8+ | RRP £69.99
Kids can join the caring LEGO® Friends characters as they make products to sell to raise money for charity. Through play they’ll discover the joy of helping others.
Ages: 6+ |RRP £44.99
Celebrating the trend for street food and the diversity of international cuisine, this set will delight foodie kids alike with its taco truck, juice bar, sushi and ramen stand and lots of pretend food accessories.
Ages: 2+ | RRP £17.99
why not treat your toddler to this magical Disney themed set, which includes 4 LEGO DUPLO figures from Cinderella, including princess Belle? Toddlers become part of the Disney magic, dressing Princess Belle as she greats ready to dance with Lumiere, Cogsworth and Chip.
LEGO DC Batman Cowl mask building set for adults features a LEGO brick recreation of the iconic Batman helmet as worn by the Caped Crusader. With transparent bricks to represent the face & a stylish fact plaque attached to a sturdy base, this remarkable model is a fine décor piece. Available on Amazon.
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Latest
To celebrate International LEGO Day January 28th, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham and Manchester have announced a new ‘switch off and play’ initiative, involving the introduction of lockers on site to allow guests to put their phones away and have fun playing instead! Playing with LEGO has been proven to be highly beneficial to people’s overall wellbeing and mental health; so, what better way to ‘le’go’ of those January blues than to put down your phone and immerse yourself in the activities at the Discovery Centres.
To encourage the new ‘switch off and play’ scheme, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham and Manchester have added lockers within the attractions, where guests have the option to surrender their devices to ensure that active playtime has their full attention. Research has proven that interactive play is one of the most significant factors in a child’s development, not only when it comes to improving social skills, but in helping to evolve emotional growth before they begin their school journey.
Therefore, this brand-new initiative will be crucial in allowing children to interact in an environment that encourages communicating and playing with peers and family members.
Suzy Hutchins, LEGOLAND’s Global Education and Wellness Ambassador, said:
“It is my strong belief that the earlier on in our children’s lives that we take time to nurture their emotional intelligence the more likely they are to become resilient, confident and kind. When children engage with mindful activities like LEGO, they will improve their focus and attention and become aware of their thoughts and feelings in a positive way. Enjoying creative Lego play with loved ones will help develop a breadth of essential skills; social, emotional and cognitive and the inclusive nature of brick play means it can be enjoyed by everyone.”
Amy Langham, General Manager at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham, said:
“We love seeing people interact with each other and our LEGO at the Discovery Centres. However, every now and again we notice electronic devices getting in the way of playtime.
“We wanted to introduce this new initiative to encourage visitors to switch off from technology and be present in the moment. This will hopefully result in our guests being able to reap the full rewards LEGOLAND Discovery Centres have to offer, creating a more positive environment and improve mental wellbeing.”
Beginning on International LEGO Day (January 28th), the switch off and play lockers will be situated within the attractions for guests to use on a first come first served basis during their scheduled visit. So, phones away, it’s time to play! Book your visit to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham or Manchester here.