Best Lego Sets for Girls to Keep Your Daughter Engaged – 2017 Edition

Currently, Lego sets for girls have become a popular gift idea for parents yearning to let their little daughters become more creative and use their imagination. You can see lots of selections in toy stores, from fairies to castles and just about anything else.

Lego was established 70 years ago. Everyone from young children to the young at heart love these colorful bricks. If you are one of those parents who are excited to get a hold of a Lego set for the kids then let me take you on a tour of the best sets for your little girl.

Our Favorite Lego Sets for Girls

1. Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle

Suitable for: 6 to12 years old

Whether your child loves the song “Let it Go” or the characters, this set will undeniably enable your child to be an Elsa, Anna or Olaf. Frozen and Lego have one of the best combinations for this craze. The three most loved characters are present in the set together with 292 pieces.

What's Great About It: If you are collecting Disney line sets, this could be one of the addition. The Ice castle appeared to be icy-looking and for its size, you get a good value for the price range. There are some unique play features which you would otherwise not have expected to find.

2. Lego Friends Olivia’s House

Suitable for: 6 to12 years old

This set captures the heart of pre-teen girls. The models are done intricately which made them look realistic starting off with some accessories in the bedroom to drawers in the kitchen etc. It comes with 695 pieces which makes the imagination of building a house more fun and exciting. Doll figures included are Olivia, her parents, and Kitty, her pet.

What's Great About It: The great thing about this one is that even boys could play with Olivia’s house. Girls and boys could use their imagination without limits. Small details like orange juice cartons, diary in the bookshelf and perfume bottles make the simulation play more realistic.

3. Lego Friends Advent Calendar

Suitable for: 5 to12 years old

For a child who loves Lego, getting one mini gift at a time until Christmas day is priceless. On the 24th, she would have a complete new set in time for the festive atmosphere with 228 pieces in total. This box gives relevance for the holidays and is distinct from the ones she receives from the entire year round.

What's Great About It: Having one tiny gift to unwrap each day will give your little one something to look forward to every day until the big day. The pieces could be as grand as their Christmas tree or as lovable as their furry pet. What comes next will always be a surprise.

​4. Pink Brick Box

Suitable for: at least 4 years old

Two mini figures, 402 pieces of Lego, a building plate and a box serve as a perfect play set for your bigger toddlers. Your little one could create a dog, car, house and some other basic things in 12 brightly colored bricks and pieces.

What's Great About It: This box addresses all the complaints from the previous one created several years ago. The box itself is bigger and has more space for you to put in additional bricks. The pieces altogether introduces your child to a simple and yet basic building technique which they could start with.

​5. Stephanie’s Beach House

Suitable for: 6 to12 years old

Of summer and fun, this set is made for every young girl’s dream of having a beach house of her own. Windsurfing or just hanging at the edge of the porch makes a beautiful season to look forward too. This set comes loaded with 369 pieces which makes a two storey house complete with some detailed amenities that your little one is looking forward two. Stephanie, Kate and your girl will surely enjoy their summer together.

What's Great About It: Those intricate details like the flower pots make the house vibrant. The surfboard looks so real that you just can’t help and play with it. This is another addition to look forward to if you are collecting Lego Friends.

​6. Disney Princess Ariel’s Undersea Palace

Suitable for: 6 to12 years old

This 379-piece set will make your little one sing “ Under the Sea”. Flounder and Princess Ariel enjoying every bits and pieces of their castle complete with accessories the clam bed, clam shells, seaweeds in a 9 inch castle. Don’t worry as Princess Ariel isn’t alone, her sister is also included in the set.

What's Great About It: The vibrant colors will define the imagination of the child. There is a slide which adds to the fun of playing this set. The details are also well conceptualized. This is a good set for your Disney collection.

7. Disney Princess Rapunzel ‘s Creativity Tower

Suitable for: 6 to12 years old

One of the best movies from Disney in partnership with Lego, this 299-piece of set isnt a surprise hit to many. The tower is 12 inches in height and is tall enough to set the imagination of a child. Remember the hobbies of Rapunzel? A colored palette, baked goodie and her oven are present and of course, what shouldbt be missing is the brush which defines her. Flynn Rider and Rapunzel takes an adventure through the eyes of young girl.

What's Great About It: This is basically a good dress up play that makes it a little unique than the rest. All those basic details which we see from the different scenes of the movie are there. One thing that they also thought about is Pascal, the chameleon. It brings a little fun to the stimulation.

​8. Lego Friends Heartlake Lighthouse

Suitable for: 6 to12 years old

Fancy a little trip around the lighthouse? This set contains 473 pieces with two figures included. No matter what kind of weather it is, an ice cream is always the solution to everything. Exploring, rowing the boat or some other adventures make up this set. Use the binocular to get a closer look at nature.

What's Great About It: The little camera makes the adventure so realistic , it is a whole new view from the top of the lighthouse into just inside the boat for some breeze of wind. Take your time in playing with this set together with the Lego Heartlake Air Balloon. The two would be a perfect combination.

​9. Lego Friends Popstar Dressing Room Building Kit

Suitable for: 7 to12 years old

This 279-piece could open up the eyes of a girl on what happens backstage. Go on and let her imagination grow as she learns to make pretend play, choosing from a wide wardrobe of the stars from skirts, wigs, hair accessories and beauty products. Emma and Livi, the two figures included, have their own vanity desk inside the fold out dressing room. If unfolded, the set measures 14 inches wide.

What's Great About It: The intricate accessories give your child the cognitive development as they try on different kinds of outfit for their figures. Personally, I found the two characters were conceptualized well enough as they also look like real stars. This would be a blast if it comes together with Pop Star Stage Show set.

​10. Lego Juniors The Princess Play Castle

Suitable for: 4 to7 years old

With only 150 pieces inside the set, who would think that your little girl gets a lot of pretend playing times as a little princess. This model comes with one princess figure that happily plays around the castle. Aside from the big slide, there is the seesaw which adds more activity and an added table and bed and viola, there is a royal chamber that goes with it.

What's Great About It: This model when final built is made is easy to play with. The slide is easy to access and it is much fun especially that it goes directly into the water splashing a lot of imagination for the child. At a young age, this set will help build the creativity and problem solving skills for a little child.

​11. Lego Friends Heartlake Shopping Mall Building Set

Suitable for: 7 to12 years old

This 1,120-piece lego set brings out a lot of surprises for your little one. Speaking of surprises, you would find 4 figures from the Friends which is quite rare. This set contains a spa booth, mall shops, food court, sporty car and a walkway. This is one of the largest Lego Friends model set and the excitement is also huge especially during the assembly of the buildings. This is a place where every girl would want to hang out in.

What's Great About It: It is a fresh breather from the usual Lego Friends scene but on the other hand, this is a good expansion for the theme. There are many odds surprises that one would notice not only during playtime. Because it is huge, there will be lots of fun times using the imagination. If within the budget, this is one great reward or a gift during a special day.

12. Lego Friends Jungle Rescue Base Building Set

Suitable for: 7 to12 years old

This jungle theme would open up the imagination of your kids to a different kind of environment. This 473 piece of model let them ccreate their own quarters, medical station, bathroom hut and other accessories. Two figures are included in this set.

What's Great About It: Since it is in the jungle setting, two cute animals are included as well which adds a little spice to the theme. The tree house with the slide and a zipline going to the living quarter gives the ultimate adventure which your little child could imagine. Motor skills are promoted in this set.

​13. Lego Friends Summer Caravan Building Set

Suitable for: 6 to12 years old

When things heat up, just drive up somewhere cool and fun. This set has 297 pieces which makes up a caravan, picnic table, picnic set and two figures plus a tiny animal to go with them. Let your child open up to the idea of a car with a trailer at tow in the back. This camping setting opens up a new idea to your girl.

What's Great About It: This model offers a cute car which will be appreciated by your little girl. Mobile homes are introduced into this concept. The design itself may be simple but it has a lot of appeal for a little girl. This camper style gives your child hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills.

​14. Lego Friends First Aid Jungle Bike Building Set

Suitable for: 6 to12 years old

A medical bag with Emma and a cute orangutan in this set, this 156-piece will give your child the concept of helping animals and treating them with care and respect even outside the home. This set comprises of a banana tree for the orangutan to swing, a side cart for Juliet to drive, a small bed for the patients and hours of fun playing pretend.

What's Great About It: This is a small yet it has a lot of features which one could play with. The medical kit even includes a teeny syringe to help those poor creatures along the way. This is way better if combined with other Jungle Play themes.

​15. Classic Creative Brick Box

Suitable for: 4 to 9 years old

This is composed of the basic Lego bricks with 790 pieces of vibrant colors. This is something which your child could play well until she grows old. Included in the box are also some set of whhels, tires, eyes, and two baseplates.

What's Great About It: This is the champion of them all because imagination is well used here, the child is geared up to making her own kind of structure. No limits or rules, just imagination and creativity. This basic toy bring out the best in your child’s stimulation.

​16. Disney Princess Jasmine’s Exotic Palace

Suitable for: 5 to 12 years old

A 143-piece set, this model is small but it has a lot of potentials reliving the magic of Princess Jasmine and Rajah. This model is simple yet it flourishes elegantly, realistic just like in the Middle East countries. Accessories fit quite well, the snake in the barrel, palm tree and a fountain all add up together to create the dream of another popular Disney princess.

What's Great About It: The Princess Jasmine figure relives the movie with all the lovely design and play features. They have the lamp included too, unfortunately, Alladin is not present to rub it and let the genie out. This one would be a perfect addition to a Disney Princess theme collection.

​17. Lego Juniors Pony Farm

Suitable for: 4 to 7 years old

A 306-piece of Lego that teaches the child about living in the farm and letting her imagination run wild. This set includes basic bricks, bench, farmhouse, garden and some accessories such as carrots for the horse, saddle and bridle. A horse is something not to be missed when one is in the farm.

What's Great About It: With easy and simple instructions, this set could be done by your child alone. This helps in developing her building skills while trying to expand her imagination. Anything is possible when it comes to Lego junior sets.

​18. Duplo Creative Play Creative Animals

Suitable for: 18 months to 5 years old

The lesser the pieces doesn’t actually mean lesser fun. This set contains only 25 pieces but it could create easy-to-build animals like giraffe, dog, worm, elephant and a bunny. Even a toddler would be able to assemble these on her own.

What's Great About It: With the help of the inspiration cards, learning can be done easily with or without your help at a a very early age. The vibrant colors will guide your child and will help in the development of motor skills of those little hands.

​19. Duplo Disney Sofia the First Royal Castle

Suitable for: 2 to 5 years old

Every little girl probably knows Sofia. She is one of the most popular princesses in the television these days and what is best about it is that, Disney and Lego came up with a perfect combination for young girls. This theme includes 87 pieces built into a dance floor that revolves, stairs, a purple castle and chairs. Along come with it is Princess Sofia and Princess Amber plus her bunny pet. This is designed to tickle the fancy of toddlers.

What's Great About It: Duplo is the version for younger children thus ensuring that everything is suitable for the children’s age. This theme is set to help in stimulating the imagination and pretend play at a very young age. Motor skills and spatial intelligence are reinforced.

​20. Duplo Creative Play All-in-One Pink Box of Fun

Suitable for: 18 months to 5 years old

This box of treasure contains 65 large building blocks to cater to the creativity and imagination of toddlers and small children. These bricks have great colors to simulate a child and encourage them to make up their own structure. Your little one could transform them into cars, trains and everything that she could think of. This set includes a figure, hen and bunny. All these comes in a 4×2 container.

What's Great About It: With the vibrant colors, it would be easy to mix and match the bricks to create something out of them. As early as 18 months, she would be able to distinguish and develop her creativity in a lot of ways. Because the bricks are big enough to handle and also to put inside their mouth, these may come handy for your little ones.

Choosing the Top Legos for Girls

There are a lot of lego varieties in the market today – different themes and play sets that you can choose from. The ones we’ve mentioned on this list are based on consumer feedback and reviews. Likewise, the judgment of little girls were considered of course.

Lego and Its Take on Gender Equality

They say that gender inequality is a big problem in society and that goes the same with the toys which children play with. Fortunately Lego aims to address this issue. Their toys, in the past, generally were for boys and even children noticed the so-called gender gap. Lego started it with the brick era in 1937 until late 1970s when both boys and girls equally played with these toys, known as the brick era. Some decades after that, boy’s sets come flying out of the racks until in 2012 when they saw the need for a miraculous turnaround. The tremendous increase in sales at the moment only shows that girls indeed are eager to learn and to use their imagination and critical thinking just like boys by playing with Lego toys.

Conclusion

Every parent aims to help their kids develop their abilities starting from a very young age. Cognitive skills are developed through: problem-solving, organization, constructions, critical thinking, motor skills development and the likes.

Lego has come up with different ideas on how to help develop each child’s abilities. Now your daughter can learn through playing from any of the toys we have listed here. As mentioned earlier, you could do anything with Lego. Any set would promote development in your child so you certainly can’t go wrong with any of the items we’ve included in this list. The key is to pick one that your child will like. So, if she likes Disney’s Elsa, then toy #1 should be an excellent choice. Hopefully, our guide can give you an easier time shopping for that perfect Lego gift for your daughter.

    Sandra Cobain
     

    Mum of two. Child psychologist. Ardent admirer of art, crafts and cooking. She is the head of content for BestForTheKids. When she's not busy crafting posts & researching about compelling content ideas, she can be spotted playing outdoors with her two adorable children.

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