Whether you are searching for a favorite LEGO set for a 5 year old girl or boy, there are some wonderful choices to be had! This list contains several already “tried and true” sets, combined with some new releases for kids in this age range.
Browse the top 10 best LEGO sets for 5 year old boys and girls to find those that will “speak” to your younglings. We’ve got sets for kids who love Disney princesses, Spiderman, supermarkets, airports, pet palaces, and so much more.
Your little ‘uns will spend hours building LEGO empires all while fine-tuning their motor skills and using their imaginations. Now that’s a win-win!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best LEGO sets for 5 year old boys and girls was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Advent calendars are fun, rewarding ways for good little boys and girls to count down the days to Christmas morning. This one is LEGO City themed, with 24 compartments for 24 surprises, because there are 24 days before Christmas.
Little airplane and airport lovers will oooh and ahhh over this set. Complete with a private plane, a private limo (with—ahem—ice cream!) and other decadent and luxurious accessories, this set also includes four mini figures that round out the theme perfectly.
Another awesome advent calendar, but LEGO Friends themed. This one again boasts 24 doors for 24 presents because of the 24 days before Christmas. But all of these surprises are holiday oriented, like a wreath, Christmas tree, and snowman. It also includes poseable mini figures of LEGO Friends, Emma and Naomi.
Yay for the Spidey fans! The Spider-Man Hideoutset manages the fourth spot among the best LEGO sets for five year olds for 2017.
The LEGO Juniors collection is perfect for beginner builders because there are less pieces, but the same big imagination. This one, the Spiderman Hideout, comes with Spiderman, the Green Goblin, and an evil henchman. Other accessories include a jack-o-lantern disc shooter, a web-slinging helicopter, and a buildable ATV and hoverboard.
With space exploration becoming a hot topic in the real world, why not give your kid a chance to go to space as well with the Mars Research Shuttle LEGO set?
Inspired by SpaceX and NASA’s combined efforts to reach both the Moon and Mars for exploration, this set lets your kid build a space shuttle, a Mars rover, an Mars atmospheric heli-probe, and also gives them two astronaut figures to explore strange new planets like Couch-Cushion VII! Also, this set is a great conversation starter with your kid about the history of Human space exploration, engineering, and some rocket science to boot!
The LEGO City Family House set is perfect for your kid to build their own house and start to learn about engineering and architecture!
A three storey eco-house with solar panels, an EV charging station and bay, an EV van to build, and four figures (mom, dad, son, daughter) and a labrador dog figure, this set also includes a traditional driveway game: street hockey!
A great set that builds into a nearly 9 inch tall house, this set is perfect for the young architect or engineer looking to get some hands-on play time. It’s also a great conversation piece about how to reduce household waste, keep the place clean, and what the future of housing with solar and wind power, and EV vehicles, will look like.
With a reusable, durable plastic suitcase, the set is easily built and deconstructed so that it is a great set to be able to take to play sessions with other kids. This set is also a great launching point to educate your kid(s) about fire safety, and what to do if they smell smoke or see a fire.
Main vehicles include a fire truck with ladder trailer and a motorcycle, with 2 figures, a fireman and firewoman. Accessories include a detachable nozzle for the ladder unit, and a small building with clear orange cones to depict fire.
I love this one! TheSupermarket Suitcase also makes it as one of the best LEGO sets for 5 year olds in 2017 and into 2017.
One more for the LEGO Juniors collection. The Supermarket Suitcase is a tote-around, on-the-go box of buildable fun. This supermarket comes with a dessert bar, vegetable and fruits stand, and a little scooter for getting around. Mini figures include a manager/worker and a shopper with cash to spend on groceries.
Usable either as a standalone or add-on set to other “City” sets, the Police Mobile Command Center is an on-the-go emergency command center that folds out of a truck and trailer. Accessories include a motorcycle policeman, a standard policeman, two villainous criminals, a police dog, two money bills, two police cones, a police motorcycle that deploys from the back of the command center, and an ATV that the criminals use to run from the police.
The trailer is also detachable from the truck unit. This feature lets your kid chase the bad guys all the way upstairs and down before throwing them into the jail cell that is part of the command center!
Usable as a standalone or combined with other Disney Princess sets, the Royal Stables are a 3 level stable with a hidden attic. Kids can have both Belle and Rapunzel ride around, can tend to their stables, can visit the trophy room on the 2nd level, or even find the hidden attic space for fun and games!
Features include interchangeable saddle/body colored pieces for the horses, Belle and Rapunzel Princess figures, a sticker sheet for decorating the stables, and grooming/cleaning accessories for both the horses and their stables.