Legos. Few words inspire more creativity, excitement, and foot pain for any who hear it. Most of us grew up playing with Lego sets and the company has been around for ages. The interlocking pieces can be combined to create almost anything, and boys seem to have a natural fascination with building things and knocking them down. Nowadays, Lego releases custom sets involving everything from dinosaurs to The Avengers, so any 5-year-old boy who has a particular hobby probably has a Lego set to accompany him.
Finding Lego sets that fit exactly what your 5 year old likes, isn’t always the easiest though. We’ve decided to do the dirty work and put together some of the best Lego sets around that any kid would absolutely love to have. Check out some of the best ones we’ve found – there is sure to be one that your little one is hoping for as a gift!
23 Awesome Lego Sets That Any 5 Year Old Boy Would Love!
Space. The Final Frontier – and also the source of love and imagination for millions of little boys across the world. This Lego set is definitely for all the spacer lovers out there! This set comes with 273 pieces and is quite the build. It features a realistic space shuttle, Mars rover, astronaut figures that can fit inside the shuttle, and more! This kit is all designed around navigating the new world of Mars and collecting Geodes on its dusty red surface. When completed, the shuttle measures 9-inches long, making for a great decoration in and space-themed room.
It’s time to explore the great blue expanse with the Lego Diving Yacht kit! This is a somewhat smaller building kit that is perfect for a kid who just wants to step into the world of building Lego sets. It’s only 148 pieces but comes with a lot of awesome elements. As the set is diving themed, it comes with a diving yacht, swordfish, scuba diver figures, and lots of buried treasure! Once your kid finishes the build, he can have fun for hours imagining the different scenarios where he can find buried treasure. The Lego figures can fit inside the diving yacht and be driven around to the diving flag, signaling a possible find. The sunken treasure chest is waiting for them at the bottom!
It makes total sense why kids love garbage trucks so much. From their perspective, these massive machines are a sensory overload that has an accompanying hero clinging to the outside of the truck. With the Lego garbage truck kit, he can build his version to match the one that he sees through the window! This kit comes with 90 pieces, making it one of the smaller ones we have on the list. Inside the kit is a garbage truck with a two-seater cab and tilting container, two Lego figures, a green dump to lift into the truck, and some Lego “trash” that you can place into the various waste bins.
Firefighters are essentially superheroes to kids. They run into burning buildings to rescue people, drive massive machines that look cool, and keep spotted dogs with them. This Lego fire kit is an easy way to encourage your kid’s love for our first responders. This set features a three-leveled fire station, four Lego firefighters, a fire dog, toy garage, trick, and off-road toy. It also includes a few detail-oriented pieces that your kid will be able to use when designing his own fire-rescue scene at home! This is a set that is sure to inspire hours of imaginative scenarios.
Monster trucks smash, crash, and rampage – what boy doesn’t love them? This Lego set is for those special boys who want to bring that love for these trucks home. The set is only 55 pieces, ensuring it’s an easy build (even for the parents who always end up helping). Once it’s finished, your kid can drive it around just like a real toy car; only he will know that he built this one himself! It features a purple truck with a monster decal, four chunky tires, and all the pieces needed to rampage across all the other “lesser” cars in his collection.
Competition is built into most boys. They love to race, wrestle, and see if they are taller than dad yet (and one day they will be)! For all those race-mined boys who already have all the car kits, the Lego Race Boat set is an easy pickup. Instead of street racing, it’s water racing! This set comes with 238 pieces, meaning it’s somewhat intermediate in its construction. It’s highly satisfying to complete and comes with the race boat, a trailer, a truck for the trailer, and two racing figures that can sit in the boat or the truck!
Lego kits are usually designed with a theme or product in mind, but Lego started off with just their basic block set! This is a throwback to those times. This Lego block set is super simple and doesn’t require hours of reading directions to have fun. It’s an open-ended box that has 484 pieces that can be placed together in any order or style your kid decides! From planes, trains, and cars to rampaging robots in cities, your boy can unleash his imagination with this medium-sized box kit. It can be used as a standalone start kit or added to other kits to create bigger and badder mega-builds!
Dino Legos! These have been around for ages and the Lego Creator Dino kit is the perfect gift for any dino-loving boys in your household. This set is a total of 174 pieces and comes with the dinosaur and a “bone” pile from where the dino can get a quick meal! What makes this set so cool is its ability to transform, however. It’s a 3-in-1 set, meaning you can build it three different ways. By following the directions, you can bring a t-rex, pterodactyl, or triceratops to life, all from the same pieces!
Another one of the 3-in-1 Lego kits, this one is designed for all the aeronaut kids! The total build is 128 pieces strong, putting it in the easy to moderate difficulty range. The main configuration that it comes with is the propellor bush plane, perfect for cruising around the house and exploring new areas. With the same 128 pieces, you can also build it into a jet plane with upturned wings, and an emergency helicopter! Whichever one suits his fancy can be built with a few modifications and the included directions.
With summer almost here, we are all only thinking of one thing – ice-cream! Well, unless it’s a boozy-pop, parents may not be, but your kids are! With the Lego ice-cream truck, you can give your kid a little taste of summer, as well as a boost to his imagination. This toy set totals 200 pieces, meaning it’s moderately easy to build. It comes with the truck (obviously), as well as two summer-loving figures that can be used inside the scene. One is the ice-cream attendant that belongs in the truck, the other is a skateboarding dude that comes up to buy a sweet treat. It also features a few pieces of Lego ice-cream and a Lego dog.
It’s crime-fighting time! Gone are the days of cheesy vans for mobile operations; this set is a mobile command center! This set is pretty large, totaling 374 pieces. It comes with a ton of amazing elements that can be used in limitless ways to have imaginary fun. Included in the kit is the mobile station itself, a semi-truck that can be attached to the station, an ATV, a police motorcycle, four Lego characters (two in police uniform and two in robber outfits), and a police dog! Apart from all the main elements, it also comes with a few detail pieces like plastic dollar bills and flashing lights.
Pit-stop and off to the tracks! This race car set comes from the “Lego City” line and is a great addition to any existing set or as a standalone starter. It has a total of 190 pieces, so it shouldn’t be too hard for a 5-year-old who can follow picture directions. Inside the box, this kit comes with two race cars, each specially designed with its own color scheme and look. Apart from the cars, the kit comes with two figurines that correspond with one of the cars and two traffic cone pieces. With these two cars in a kid’s hands, anything can become a racetrack at home!
Every little boy goes through a construction phase at one point or another. It’s usually after the garbage truck phase but before the race car phase. I don’t make the rules up here. the Lego construction kit is an easy way to encourage your kids love of construction equipment and bulldozers, while also inspiring their imagination. This kit comes with 126 pieces and features quite the set-up for a relatively small kid. It comes with a bulldozer, trailer hook-up that attaches to the dozer, a cement mixer, a wrecking ball, small construction blocks, and two figures that can operate the bulldozer or the wrecking ball.
Let’s put out some fires! The Lego City Fire Truck kit is an easy way to light up a kid’s imagination, as well as encourage their critical thinking skills when they build it. This set comes with 201 pieces and is a pretty easy build. Included in the kit is a fully functioning fire truck, an electrical box “on fire”, a portable water hose, and two firefighter figures. Keep in mind this isn’t a traditional firetruck, it’s closer to a flatbed. It can be driven on almost any surface and is perfect for and boy with a creative mind who can come up with hundreds of scenarios to put out fires in.
It’s time for a family RV trip – only, you aren’t going on this one, only your boy! With the Lego caravan set, they can imagine themselves journeying across the country in their own RV camper and pickup-truck combo. If adventure and travel are something your boy loves to talk about, check this kit out. It comes with the aforementioned truck-camper combo, three lego figures, and a bunch of detail pieces that complete the RV camping scene (a campfire, lawn chairs, etc.) The kit is 344 pieces, making it one of the larger ones we’ve seen so far. The inside of the RV is incredibly detailed and sure to inspire lots of adventure and fun.
The bigger, the better, right? With the Heavy Cargo kit, your 5-year-old is getting the top-dog for cargo transport – what’s bigger than transporting a helicopter! This set is 310 pieces, meaning it will take a few hours to construct. Once completed, it features a semi-truck with a moveable trailer. The trailer is designed to fit a helicopter that is constructed from the same kit. It also comes with two figures, a truck driver and a helicopter pilot. On top of all that, this kit is discontinued, so if you want to get it, pick it up ASAP!
Someone needs to keep the oceans safe; with the Lego Police Patrol Kit, your kid can be the one to do it! This set comes with 276 pieces, ensuring a good few hours spent building it. Once built, the 2021 updated set features a police patrol boat, an underwater jet, an underwater car, and a few “bad guys” to catch! The police boat has a ton of special features, including a police drone and landing pad and a net launcher. The boat itself floats, making it perfect for bathtime and places where you won’t lose the smaller pieces. The toy is practically designed to expand the imagination of a kid who wants to capture the bad guys.
City life got your kid in the dumps? Why not try his hand at farming! The Lego tractor kit is an easy set that is has lots of familiar pieces and elements. The entire set is 148 pieces (on the easier side to build) and is good for developing critical thinking skills and spatial understanding. Once completed, the set features a big red and black tractor with a moveable front lift, a box of Lego produce, and two farmer figures. When it’s time to bring in the harvest, simply pop on of the figures into the cabin, and off and away they go!
There are few things more exciting to a 5-year-old boy than superheroes. If you have an Avengers fan on your hands who is sad there aren’t any more movies coming out, check out the Lego Iron Man mech. This set comes straight from the “Hulkbuster” scene in Avengers Age of Ultron, and it was an epic fight. It totals 148 pieces and shouldn’t be too tough for most kids (even if they need some help from a parent). Once completed, the set features a Lego Iron Man figure and a detailed Mech suit. The Iron Man figure sits securely inside the mech suit and can fire “beams” from the mech’s palms.
The last item on our list from the Lego City line, the Street Sweeper is a super simple kit that nearly any kid can build. It’s only 89 pieces, allowing someone to build it in an hour or so. Once the set is built, if features the street sweeper itself, a Lego city worker, and a few mini cleaning supplies. If your kid has ever seen a real-life street sweeper, they know how awesome they can be! This set captures that and puts it in their hands (and their imagination). The sweep can fit the Lego figure in the cab, or he can sit outside and clean up the “trash” that’s included with the set.
The Arctic. One of the last truly wild frontiers for humans here on earth. It’s no wonder that we are interested in such a wild and unhospitable place! With the Lego Arctic Ice Crawler, your boy can explore it from his own bedroom and stretch that imagination! The kit is 200 pieces and looks almost like a specially designed construction vehicle (it’s totally unique). After some time spent building it, playtime begins! The completed set features the Arctic Ice Crawler, as well as an ice block you can pick up with the claw on the crawler. It also has a frozen “rodent” that can be studied and examined by the science researcher figure.