Christmas is almost here once more, but a lot of us still don’t know what to get our kids for Christmas! There are so many toys available on the market, but a lot of them are not of much value. Kids enjoy them for a short time, and then they’re shoved under the bed and stay there for years. The best toys to buy kids are toys that are challenging, like LEGO blocks. Using one’s imagination, these blocks can be used to put together different structures like buildings, animals, things – anything!
Over the years, LEGO has built partnerships with other greats like Disney and George Lucas, including his LucasArts interactive entertainment software company. One amazing result of this tandem is the Pirates of the Caribbean Lego Sets. The Black Pearl LEGO set has more than 800 LEGO pieces and features mini LEGO characters Bootstrap Bill, Maccus, Will Turner, Davy Jones, Captain Jack Sparrow himself (of course!), and Joshamee Gibbs. Extra parts are included to make Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship look very realistic, like black fabric sails right on the masts, a floorboard, anchor, canons on the starboard gun deck, telescope, compass accessories and figurehead statue. Anyone that loved the box office hit movies from Disney is sure to love getting this Pirates of the Caribbean LEGO set.
Another Pirates of the Caribbean LEGO set to consider is the Cannibal Escape 4182, another bestseller that features minifigures Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, plus 2 cannibal characters. This is a smaller set with only 279 LEGO pieces, but is likewise a big favorite of those that loved the Disney movie series Pirates of the Caribbean. Some parts of the set include bone cage, chief’s chair, 2 snakes, a roasting pit and a cannibal hut.
Queen Anne’s Revenge 4195 is another popular Pirates of the Caribbean set from LEGO, and among the minifigures included are the quartermaster, 2 small pirates, a chef, Angelica, Blackbeard and Captain Jack Sparrow. This is another grand set that features nearly 1,100 small LEGO blocks.
For big Star Wars fans, there is the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965 Set. This one is all about the fastest ship in the galaxy that smuggler Han Solo won from Lando Calrissian: the Millennium Falcon. With over 1,250 pieces, this set boasts of a structure measuring 15 inches in width and 4 inches in height once completed. Minifigures included are the big stars of Star Wars: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Obi Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and Chewbacca. This replica of the Millennium Falcon is so stunning that it comes so close to the original Millennium Falcon seen in the movie. If you know a big Star Wars fan, this is hands down the best Christmas gift to get him or her.