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A Beginner’s Guide To Buying LEGO

LEGO is a classic toy that kids have been playing with for generations. It’s also a great investment—if you can find a set you like, it can last forever and grow with your child. Whether you’re just starting out or have been collecting for years, I’m here to help make sure your LEGO purchases are well-informed decisions. Here’s everything you need to know about buying LEGO sets:

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Pick a theme

When it comes to choosing a theme for your bricks, there are several options:

  • TV show or movie. Themes based on popular television shows and movies have been released consistently since the 1960s when they were first introduced as a way to extend their popularity beyond that of the initial release. These days, we see themes based on everything from Harry Potter to Star Wars (and everything in between).
  • Historical event. LEGO has also produced many sets depicting key historical events like World War II and the American Revolution—allowing you to build some of history’s greatest monuments with just a few clicks!
  • Because of LEGO’s vast array of licensing agreements with different companies and organizations around the world, there are endless opportunities for you to build models from all over the globe!

Choose a set or build your own

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You’re ready to start building with your new bricks. You could get a LEGO set and build on the instructions that come with it, or you could just dive right in and make something of your own. The best option depends on what you want out of LEGO, and how serious you are about becoming a master builder.

One way around buying expensive sets is to buy individual pieces from the store or other people online on eBay at inflated prices (which means there’s no guarantee someone else won’t snatch them up before you do).

Decide how much you want to spend

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Now comes the most important step: deciding how much you want to spend! There are two factors that affect this decision: your budget and your willpower. The first is easy enough—if you’ve never bought LEGO before, we recommend starting with a small set (100 pieces or less) so that you can get your feet wet without diving headfirst into the deep end of $100+ sets. As for willpower…well, we all have our limits when it comes to what we’re willing to pay for toys. It’s up to you how far down that rabbit hole goes!

Decide how involved you want to get

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Once you’ve decided that you want to get into LEGO, the next thing to consider is what kind of experience you’d like to have.

  • Buy a kit and build it exactly as it comes
  • Buy a set and build it exactly as it comes
  • Build your own set from pieces

The first option is probably the easiest if you’re new to LEGO, but if you’re looking for more customization or are interested in building something larger than what’s included in the box, then buying individual pieces may be better suited for your needs.

Buy from a well-known source

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There are a lot of places to find LEGO Friends sets for sale, and if you’re new to the hobby it can be overwhelming to sort through them all. But trust me: finding a good source is worth your time. Not sure where to start? Here are some tips:

  • Look for sellers with good customer reviews and high ratings on sites like eBay or Amazon; those will tell you how trustworthy the seller is.
  • Check out what kind of return policy they offer—some places may only accept returns within three days, while others offer unlimited exchanges or refunds.

Consider which parts are most important to you

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The first step to buying LEGO is deciding what you want. To do this, you’ll need to consider which parts are most important to you. If you have a specific project in mind, look for pieces that are useful for that project. If building things with your LEGO is more fun than the projects themselves, then focus on getting basic pieces like bricks and Minifigures.

However, if there’s one thing all LEGO fans have in common it’s that they’re passionate about collecting every piece they can get their hands on—and they’ll love any excuse to go out and purchase new sets! Consider purchasing smaller sets of higher quality so that they can be used in multiple projects without breaking apart too easily (and if possible try buying them at discount stores). This way when friends come over everyone can play together using different toys even if some people don’t have access to expensive tools necessary for building sophisticated models such as helicopters or airplanes.

Don’t be fooled by knock-offs

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A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that knock-offs are a good deal because they’re cheaper than the real thing. They might be cheaper, but they’re not worth it. The plastic used isn’t as durable and doesn’t have the same feel as genuine LEGO bricks; this means that your child will be less likely to play with them and more likely to break them! Plus, if you’re buying toys for your kids’ development—or if you just think it’s nice for them to have something high quality—then buying cheap knock-off LEGOs is a bad choice.

The bottom line? Don’t be fooled by those cheap knock-offs! You don’t need them in order to build something cool out of LEGO bricks!!

The perfect LEGO collection is out there for everyone!

The perfect LEGO collection is out there for everyone! A good starting point is to choose a theme. Themes can be anything from cowboy to pirate, so you can build your own set, or buy one that has already been designed. Once you’ve chosen a theme, the next step is to start collecting! Collecting LEGO sets takes time and patience, but it’s worth it once you have gotten everything you want in your collection!


We hope this guide has helped you navigate the world of LEGO. It can be overwhelming, we know—it’s a whole new hobby to get into! But with our tips and tricks, we promise it will be a lot easier. So what are you waiting for? Start building!



Sumona is the publisher for RSLOnline. Besides her professional commitments, she is also used to spending time sharing sentient blogs regarding topics like Technology, Business, fashion, fitness, and more. Follow more of her contributions in SmartBusinessDaily and FollowtheFashion

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