12 Best Animal Toys for Christmas
If you’re looking to buy a gift for a young animal lover this Christmas, these toy animal sets offer everything from taking care of horses to incredible fantasy creatures.
These are gifts made for kids to build and rebuild time and time again! There are even options for those looking to rescue wildlife or add to a cat collection.
LEGO® Creator 3in1 – Majestic Tiger
Kids can enjoy the fun of building 3 different animals from 1 set this Christmas with the LEGO® Creator 3in1 Majestic Tiger playset! They can choose from a poseable red panda with bamboo and a bonsai tree, an elegant koi fish with a moving tail and flippers and some peaceful water lilies or a tiger with a red bird and jungle display.
Animal fans can either display these cool pieces or use them to role-play action-packed jungle adventures!
“The first thing I would do with this set would be to build the red panda and then pretend that it crawled over the fence again and again to eat some bamboo.” – Adrian, 9 years old
This is an awesome Christmas gift for kids aged 9 and above with an interest in the animal kingdom!
LEGO® Creator 3in1 - Adorable Dogs
Unleash canine fun this festive season with the LEGO® Creator Adorable Dogs building set. A great gift for kids aged 7 and up, the set lets dog lovers have hours of fun building their favorite breeds.
Thanks to its clever 3-in-1 design, the set offers 3 collections of pooch-building options. Kids can build a beagle, a poodle and a labrador, rebuild them into a miniature schnauzer and a pug, before transforming them into a husky and long-haired dachshund. Once built, every dog in the playset has a posable head, tail and ears and their adorable accessories include a rubber bone, ball and dog-walking leash. Available on the LEGO® Builder App, the set can also be built together with friends.
LEGO® DREAMZzz™ - Mrs. Castillo’s Turtle Van
Get acquainted with a fantastical animal with Mrs. Castillo’s Turtle Van building set, which makes a magical holiday gift for kids aged 7 and up.
Inspired by Senor Tortuga, the giant turtle from the LEGO® DREAMZzz™ TV show, it lets kids create an awesome animal vehicle in 2 different ways. They can build it in party mode before rebuilding into flying submarine mode, encouraging double the creativity and double the playtime! The set is brought to life by minifigures of 3 DREAMZzz heroes, who can be seated inside the van, and includes awesome accessories such as a spinning cactus and a treasure chest.
LEGO® Friends - Autumn’s Horse Stable
Ready to saddle up? Gallop into the immersive world of LEGO® Friends with the Autumn’s Horse Stable building set, which is bound to delight animal-loving kids aged 7 and up this holiday season.
Horse lovers and budding equestrians can spend hours building the detailed stable, which includes a cozy kitchen and a sleep area with beds, before discovering true-to-life elements including a pitchfork, shovel, brush and bucket. It even comes with a hammer accessory, for checking the horseshoes! The set is also enriched by mini-dolls of well-loved LEGO Friends characters Autumn and Aliyah, which connect to the 2 adorable horse figures and can be seated inside the included toy carriage.
LEGO® DUPLO® - Wild Animals of the World
Toddlers can explore all 7 continents of the world without ever leaving home this Christmas with the LEGO® DUPLO® Wild Animals of the World playset. They’ll find pandas in Asia, lions in Africa, deer in Europe, an alpaca in South America, a bear in North America, and so much more!
Engaging and educational, this fully-immersive set also includes a sound brick to play animal and ambient noises, alongside a foldable playmat illustrated with a map of the world.
LEGO® Friends - Sea Rescue Center
Dive into ocean adventures and care for marine animals this holiday season with the LEGO® Friends Sea Rescue Center, which makes a thrilling gift for animal lovers aged 7 and up.
Budding marine biologists can get acquainted with sea otters, a seahorse and a sea turtle with this awesome building set, which encourages them to learn about adorable ocean animals and how to look after them. It also includes mini-dolls of popular LEGO Friends characters Autumn, Leo and Kayla, who help bring the set to life. With accessories including a walkie-talkie, a camera and a life vest, kids can use them to role-play countless animal-saving missions.
LEGO® Jurassic World - Triceratops Research
Get acquainted with prehistoric animals with this LEGO® Jurassic World Triceratops Research building set, which is an awesome project for animal lovers and dinosaur fanatics aged 8 and up!
Based on the iconic movie, the set features a Jurassic Park Ford Explorer with an onboard navigation system element to track dinosaurs, as well as minifigures of characters Dr. Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcom, which can be seated inside the vehicle. Other cool elements include a posable Triceratops, buildable pile of dinosaur poop and a shovel accessory, encouraging kids to play out the famous Jurassic Park scene that inspired the set.
LEGO® Creator 3in1 - Birdhouse
Let creativity fly this holiday season with this LEGO® Creator Birdhouse building set, which makes an ideal gift for animal-loving kids aged 8 and up.
Cleverly designed to offer 3 building options, kids will love getting creative and choosing between 3 buildable animal scenes. The birdhouse build features an opening roof and 5 posable toy birds that can be seated on its perches. The set can then be rebuilt into a hedgehog and squirrel sitting on a park bench or into a beehive with 4 bees and honeycomb. Once complete, kids can choose their favorite design and display it proudly in their room.
LEGO® Creator 3in1 - Exotic Parrot
Discover 3 tropical creatures with this LEGO® Creator Exotic Parrot building set, which will provide hours of fun for animal lovers aged 7 and up this holiday season.
Offering a 3-in-1 design, the set encourages kids to get creative and explore 3 different building options - a parrot, a frog and a fish. They’ll love getting acquainted with each animal and discovering its cool elements. The parrot has a rotating body and moving wings and tail, plus it can sit on a tree branch. The fish can lift its fins and be moved up and down, while the frog has posable legs. Once built, kids can choose their favorite build and use it to explore countless play possibilities.
LEGO® Friends - Dog Rescue Center
Let animal-loving kids care for adorable pooches with this LEGO® Friends Dog Rescue Center building set, which makes an awesome gift for dog lovers and aspiring vets aged 7 and up.
Packed with details, kids can rearrange the different sections of the building set to create the rescue center of their dreams. These sections include a reception area, treatment room, grooming station, obstacle course and kennels. The set also features mini-dolls of LEGO Friends characters Autumn, Zac and Dr. Gabriela Silva, plus canine figures Pickle, Dash and Grace, and an array of adorable accessories such as toys, brushes and dog food.
LEGO® DUPLO® – My First Puppy & Kitten With Sounds
Young kids can learn all about the sounds puppies and kittens make and how to care for their furry friends with the LEGO® DUPLO® My First Puppy & Kitten With Sounds.
Perfectly sized for little hands aged 18 months+ will love the bright colors and fun sounds – there’s endless hours of fun to be had this Christmas!
Little ones can give their pet a ride in the play wheel and listen out for when it’s time to eat, play and sleep to get to grips with daily routines.
LEGO® DUPLO® - Organic Garden
Grow imaginations and cultivate learning this holiday season with the LEGO® DUPLO® Organic Garden building set, which will delight animal-loving toddlers aged 18 months and up.
Featuring a buildable bumble bee, ladybug and snail, the set introduces budding gardeners to the ecosystem and lets them learn about wildlife. It also includes plants that have cute faces so kids can learn about self-expression and colorful stacking elements to help develop fine motor skills. Once playtime is over, the bricks pack up neatly into the LEGO DUPLO brick box, making storage easy.
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