GeekMom 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Building Blocks and Lego Bricks

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Do you have a builder to shop for this holiday season? Whether your builder is 4 or 104, or if they are a collector of Lego brick memorabilia, there is something in our Building Blocks and Lego Bricks list for everyone. There are even some non-Lego brick recommendations for builders who want to change it up.

Lego Adventure Book Image: No Starch Press
Lego Adventure Book. Image: No Starch Press

The Lego Adventure Book by Megan Rothrock features step-by-step instructions for building a variety of projects, including a fun Lego idea lab, medieval themed projects, and a dinosaur. If you know someone with a Lego collection, this book will send them on a creative adventure in mixing and matching pieces and parts to create something new. $17

The Lego Adventure Book Image: No Starch Press
The Lego Adventure Book. Image: No Starch Press

The Lego Adventure Book, Volume Two offers up nearly 40 models complete with step-by-step instructions for creating spaceships, pirate hideaways, dragons, fast cars, and more. On top of that, there are even more inspirational example models and tips from some of the top Lego builders in the online community. Read GeekMom’s complete review for more information. $15

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide Image No Starch Press
The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide. Image: No Starch Press

The Unofficial Technic Builder’s Guide Skilled Lego builders will be giddy at the possibilities in The Unofficial Technic Builder’s Guide by Pawel “Sariel” Kmiec. From simple mechanisms to outrageous suspension/gearbox/drive-train combos, this book is perfect for the Lego geek who wants to move beyond packaged kits of Lego bricks. $22

Lego Brick Ice Cube Tray Image Dropzone Deals
Lego Brick Ice Cube Tray. Image Dropzone Deals

Lego Mini-fig Ice Cube Tray Have a Lego-crazy kid (or parent) in your family? Surprise them with this fun ice cube tray that makes mini-figs. Any drink will taste better with mini-figs floating around in it! $9.59

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Lego Brick Ice Cube Tray. Image: Dropzone Deals

Lego Brick Ice Cube Tray So, you’ve purchased the mini fig ice cube tray, why not surprise them one more time with ice that looks like actual Lego bricks? Great for birthday parties or just family movie night. Every Lego loving family should have this ice cube tray in the freezer. $9.49

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Lego Cell Phone Cover. Image: Lego

Lego Cell Phone Covers A great stocking-stuffer, this Lego cell phone cover is like a mini building plate. $20.44

Lego Chima for different platforms. Image:
Lego Chima for different platforms. Image:

Lego Chima This chapter of the Lego-game-verse gives you a lot for your money. Collect coins, characters, and more for hours—and I do mean hours—of play on your Nintendo DS/3DS/PlayStation Vista. The popular Chima Lego brick characters are represented by voice actors and subtitles making this game one anyone in the family can enjoy. $18

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Darth Vader Lego Flashlight Do you need to shop for someone who is afraid of the dark…side of the force? Maybe this flashlight shaped like Darth Vader will help. $22.75

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Lego Boom Box. Image: Lego

Lego Boom Box If you are shopping for a Lego brick enthusiast who would love to listen to tunes while building, consider this brick shaped boom box. $40.62

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Lego Star Wars Pens These pens that can be “built” into characters like R2-D2 and Darth Vader.  $8.95

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Lego Minecraft: The Nether Recreate a Minecraft world as a micro-scale Lego model and explore the adventure of The Nether with three buildable Micromob figures: 2 Ghasts and a Zombie Pigman. $34.95

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Periodic table of elements wooden blocks Start your wee geeks out right in the world with a set of wooden stacking blocks featuring the periodic table of elements. Uncle Goose also makes blocks featuring Chinese, Korean, and Japanese characters; Italian, German, and Russian blocks; and Braille and American Sign Language blocks. $31

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Woodmobiel Standard Kit This high quality wooden toy system includes pre-drilled pine posts, pine wheels, plastic boards, steel cap nuts and bolts, fasteners, and wrenches to join pieces together. Kids can build 20 different life-sized toys including a wagon, crane, bicycle, and plane. Ages 5 and up. A gift that will last for generations. $299

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Erector Super Construction Set This special edition set is interchangeable with all Erector sets. It comes with a 6V battery-operated motor, 643 parts, instructions for 25 fully detailed models. For makers age eight and up. $59.99

Lego Architecture Studio
Lego Architecture Studio. Image: Lego

Lego Architecture Studio New to the line of Lego Architecture kits, the Lego Architecture Studio departs from the very successful formula that Lego has established with its kits of significant buildings and structures from around the world. With this newest kit, people can design their own architecture structures, from the simple to the complex. All of the pieces are white or clear, and the kit comes with a book that will inspire design. It gives only a few building tips, but it’s like the unstructured Lego kits of yore, except with pieces specifically useful for architecture. Great for adults and kids alike. $149.99

The Lego and Playmobil advent calendars Image Lego.
The Lego and Playmobil advent calendars. Image: Lego

Lego and Playmobil Advent Calendars Start or continue a holiday tradition this year! Advent calendars are a great way for religious or secular families to count down to a winter holiday. Lego and Playmobil always have fantastic offerings, with new calendars every year. Check out their selections this year. $20-30

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Thinker Linkers Thinker Linkers from Murrah Woodcraft were on display at Maker Faire New York this year, and the addictive pull of these large-scale wooden building pieces was undeniable. Even the toddlers were jumping in to play and create with these full-size building sets. $23.50-$200

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